Tips for Losing Weight?
February 24, 2008 4:26pm CST
I have a bit of overweight to be honest, I have got a lot of tips now, but some seem just like starving yourself to death(Like 2 meals only each day) or eating only a certain thing(Like bread with cheese and as dinner potatoes). So do you have tips for me, and if so, did you use them and how many weight did you lose? Thanks for anyone helping me out here
26 Feb 08
Hi Mythol, I've lost 17 pounds as of yesterday and I started this lifestyle change on Dec31st/2007. It was my new years revolution. I thought, why wait till Jan 1st to start when I'm ready now? So it's been 2 months already and I really didn't put any exercise into it at all, mind you, if I did get more active I would probably lose way more but it's winter and it's cold, I don't really like doing thing outside when it's like that. Anyways I am using the weightwatchers program left overs of when I attended their meetings a couple years ago. I kept most of my material they handed out, and I'm using it without them now. I"m back on track once again! They require you to get at least 6 glasses of water a day, 5 servings of fruits and veggies, 2 servings of milk products(can be yogurt, cheese whatever) and 2 good oils a day. It's pretty much helping you fill up on the basics that you need everyday so you are getting this important food to help your metabolism speed up. I'll agree when I first started, it was hard to control and curve the hunger pains but if you can survive those first 3 days or so, you're good after that. Weightwatchers has a point system and it depends on your weight. You take their chart and go by that many points a day, but you have extra points in the period of 7 days, and you're allowed to use those extra points if you need to everyday, or save them up for the weekend, or you don't have to use them at all. The first week, you lose your water retension and that's when you lose the most weight. For males it's more then us women. So you could lose from 4-7 pounds in this first week. I hit my platuaes sometimes, but I never let that discourage me. I have to say the best part about this whole weightlose system is that you lose weight using food, and you can if you wish to be more active, but you don't really have to.. that's nice for me, and you don't have to stop eating whatever you're eating now. Just make sure it fits into your daily points :) Hope you find this encouraging and if you ever want a better run down just message me and I'll be happy to help you out!
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26 Feb 08
Ive lost 12 lbs since 1/3/08 (ha, basically the first of the year) and what I'm doing is just eating smaller portions, not pigging out all the time, and drinking more water. Honestly, I'm not exercising much more than usual-i can't afford a gym or exercise equiptment, its freezing outside, and i live in cramped quarters with several people so exercise tapes arent that easy to do. I also am trying to eat less carbs. I spoke to my dr and he said that carbs really DO make you fat, that this was general knowledge prior to the 1970s when the government decided to say that it was calories and fat and actually banned low carb diet books!!! (like atkins). So i've tried to eat less, not cut them out but just not make every meal a carb fest. And I weight myself a lot, almost daily. it works because i don't want to see that number go up, so i stay on track on a daily basis. Good luck, don't forget it's a journey!
25 Feb 08
Unfortunately asunnys' tip is the ONLY way to successfully lose weight and to keep it off. I have tried diets and such and it would only work as long as I was being on the diet but once I got off, the weight would come on. But what asunnys is suggesting is changing your lifestyle. It sucks but its the only way it works. I am losing weight that way too and occasionally you can splurge but get back onto it right way, then you will be okay.
• United States
24 Feb 08
I've lost almost 15 pounds since the beginning of the year, and here's what I'm doing: 1 - Eating 5-6 meals a day. Not big typical meals, but small one averaging about 250-350 calories each. I've noticed that when I eat more often I'm not as hungry throughout the day. 2 - Drinking lots of water. I don't measure it, but I have water with every meal and in between, with the occasional substitution. 3 - Getting more active. I don't go to the gym and I don't work out much at home, but I've just started getting up and doing more around the house. Walking the dogs around the block, playing in the backyard with my son more often.. Just getting more all-around active.