(Closed) Share your weight loss tips/tricks

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Instead of trying to diet I have just try to change the way I eat. I know eat 8-10 fruit and veggie servings a dat (I snack on these instead of processed foods and have a salad with lunch and dinner). I drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. My fiance and I walk 2 miles a day (takes about 30 minutes with warm up) and then I come home do squats and crunches with the chair/ball, lunges, and use small hand weights to work my arms. All together I do a 45 minute workout 5x a week. We also try to go hiking every Sunday. Oh I have also switched to whole grain pasta, bread (rarely eat except for sandwiches sometimes), and pasta (I have small serving every night).

Post # 18
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I actually finally found some weight loss success – an injury!! Go with me here 🙂 I injured my shoulder quite badly last year and so I have had to have a trainer work with me to do my rehabilitation. As the shoulder is getting stronger I am able to do more and more, and he has taught me a bunch of new exercises that I have never done before. The change in routine has helped with a bit of weight loss.

I also eat my biggest meal of the day at lunch time so that it has time to burn off and I always pack the right things to eat during the day but if I am seriously craving something, I give in because its just a lot better for my mental health! 🙂

Post # 19
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What I notice for myself is when i’m on a bad eating streak, I notice that i’m eating when i’m not even hungry, but for the sake of ‘oh I should be eating right now’. I try not to eat huge meals but snack on healthy food throughout the day. That being said, try not to eat just for the sake of should be eating. 

As far as exercise goes, I tried to get in as much as I could throughout the day. Take the stairs, park further from buildings, etc. I also recorded all of my favourite shows and I only allow myself to watch them while i’m working out. 

Post # 20
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Great tips lady thank you!!! I have 7 months until my wedding and need to lose at least 20 pounds… I think that is more than possible. I will have to start trying the tricks you ladies mentioned. Thanks for posting.

Post # 21
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Fiance and I plan 5 days worth of dinners. That way, we aren’t coming home and going “oh huh, dinner…pizza?” It’s nice to pre-plan, and do all the shopping in one trip. I read every food label. Watch out for sodium. (Seriously, I wanted instant brown rice today, and the 90 second bags had a plain one w/10mg of sodium, and the flavored one had 780mg. 780!!!). Drink water. and most important: Have faith in yourself! Good luck!

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