(Closed) Weight Loss Question

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

It really depends on if that’s just how you are shaped or if you are just storing all your fat on your waist, because if you are naturally shaped that way you will just lose weight all over and your shape won’t change, but some people tend to store fat in one spot and if that’s the case you may be able to lose most of your weight from your waist. Were you always shaped this way? Also where are you measuring your waist? Because you should be measuring on the smallest part, for me it’s right under my ribcage.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

There is no way to spot-reduce, so you unfortunately can’t target your waist. However, if that’s where you’re carrying your excess weight, then it will likely come off of there at a reasonable pace.

I lost 15 pounds last year and went from a 30/31ish inch waist to a 26/27 inch waist (I am majorly apple-shaped genetically), so it is definitely possible. I’m also MUCH taller than you, so I would think that 10 lbs would make a big difference on you.

I always recommend MyFitnessPal to count calories, but NOT for their calorie targets. Their calorie targets tend to be super low and also were way way too carb-heavy for me.

The calorie recommendation site that I like is currently down, but here’s another good one:

http://scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/

I’d recommend setting the protein/carb/fat ratio to something like 35/35/30, but it depends on your preference. Any of the settings it gives you will probably be fine, but I know I personally like to eat a good amount of protein and fat for satiety reasons.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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papillon20:  For clothing, you generally want to measure at the smallest point. If you’re going for, like, some kind of health insurance thing, they will likely measure more around your belly button, but for most purposes, you want to go with the smallest point on your waist.

Personally, I already worked out, so I pretty much just kept on with what I was already doing. I like weight-lifting a lot! That was something that kind of helped me go from feeling meh about exercise to really liking it, but everybody has to find their own thing!

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