(Closed) Weight Loss Tips!

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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ucsadie:  You’re very welcome!  Fruits are so high in sugar.  Don’t eat so much of it but if you do, stick to eating fruits only in the morning.  Do you like oatmeal?  That will make you feel full for breakfast.  Put some fruit in the oatmeal.  😉

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I lost 35lbs over 9 months. It was 5 years ago and I’ve maintained my goal weight since. It did seem to take forever but it was really important to me to make it “stick” so I took the slow and steady approach so I didn’t feel like I was depriving myself. That’s where I failed before: restrict too much then freak out and eat everything only to feel like shit and start the cycle over. Planning my meals helped me a lot and I still do it today. I noticed that the more effort I put into my workouts, the faster I lost weight. I guess this is an obvious one, but if you’re just kind of crusing through workouts you can’t expect too much. Of course you can’t go hard all the time but throw in a couple max effort workouts each week and you should see some movement on the scale. Also, my weight loss was not linear at ALL. All weeks being the same calorie intake and workout effort, one week I’d lose .5 lbs, the next I’d lose 5lbs, the next I’d gain 2lbs…it’s really frustrating. But the overall trend was downward and I learned the importance of staying consistent even when I don’t see results right away. Hope that helps. Good luck!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I did not lose any weight by cutting calories and killing myself at the gym. I had to adjust the types of food I ate and went on the ketogenic diet, eating around 1600 calories a day (75% from fat, 20% protein, and 5% carbs – mainly from veggies). I lost 40 lbs (my husband lost 65) prior to our wedding. I recommend it!

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

 

delena76:  100% agree!  I actually tend to be on the pudgier side when I train for races (grain of salt – I’m an athletic size 4) and look a million times better when I focus on strength training.  I read somewhere that weightloss is 70% dietary, 20% exercise and 10% genetic.  I’m not sure how true that is, but I personally have to focus a lot on my nutrition to see the scale move/lower my body fat percentage.  Lifting heavy will keep the curves you want and help you burn fat.  Don’t be afraid to go heavy!!  If you’re really into cardio and want to keep that I highly recommend Orangetheory if you have a studio near you.  I’m super obsessed.  It’s 60 minutes, half of which is HIIT on the treadmil, the other half is lifting heavy/rowing/ab work.  It kicks my butt in the best way (I actually never had a butt until I started lifting so win!).

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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missinthecity:  yes those stats are true!

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

delena76: They definitely are true for me!

OP, that is somewhat true (the muscle will sit under the fat) from what I’ve been told, but having that muscle there will also help burn the fat quicker. You can also add a cardio element to your strength training (like I do with Orangetheory). I’m not advocating for giving up cardio completely, but I think adding in at least a few days of strength will help speed up your progress. I definitely recommend seeing a trainer so you develop good form – that is crucial! They will also be able to give you workouts that don’t harm your back and will help you get started 🙂

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Muscle weighs more than fat. If you begin working out you may not see the scale change but your body composition is changing. Muscle also burns more claories than fat so once you start seeing muscle gains the weight will come off because you will have a higher resting metabolic rate due to the amount of muscle. 

 

You need to do weights and cardio that will help you lose the most weight. The combo will help switch things up and keep your body guessing instead of just doing the same things. It will also help you shap your body the way you want whereas cardio only will not allow you to work on your specific problem areas. 

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Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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kelmpm7809:  Unfortunately that’s wrong info that’s keeps getting passed around – I used to say the same thing.

A pound is a pound.  What is true is that muscle is more DENSE than fat.  If you put a pound of fat next to a pound of muscle, the pound of muscle takes up less space.  

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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ucsadie:  no you should do both.  Honestly, you can always go to your local gym and pick the brain of a personal trainer there.  And yes form is so very important.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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delena76:  My bad I worte that  incorrectly, yes one poind of muscle is more DENSE than one pound of fat so you will get smaller becasue one pound of muscle is much much smaller in size. Didn’t know I needed to be so technical. In general, if you take the same size of fat and the same size of muscle and place them on a scale size wise they will be the same but weight wise the muscle will weigh more. I do not believe it is misinformation I believe it is how you look at it and how you explain the situation. 

 

 

OP this is why you see the inches lost but not the scale changing. 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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delena76:  Exactly what I was going to say!

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