Any great ideas on losing quick weight?

@celticeagle (114481)
Boise, Idaho
November 29, 2008 8:52am CST
I am starting a diet and exercise program in December. I need to lose about 100 pounds in five months. That is by the end of April. Any ideas? I plan to eat alot of brown rice and vegetables, drink alot of water, maybe even a lemonade detox, and green tea also. I have a membership at an athletic club and will be going 3-4 times a week for 1-3 hours each time. I hope to lose atleast 10 pounds a week in the first few weeks. Oh, and alot of apples and grapefruit. Any ideas on things I could add? What about my exercises? Any certain ones I should focus on for tummy fat losing and tightening and flattening help? Thanks ahead of time.
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@Leixa003 (870)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
I think you should go to the gym and exercise and ask the gym instructors to help you lose weight. I think 100 pounds is a lot and during holidays I tend to eat a lot so I hope you would not be starving yourself. My officemate who is currently enrolled in a gym just lost 10 pounds for more than a month I think (because we were eating during breaks). There are certain exercise that help flatten you tummy. I know there are some medicine that can help but I think you should go see a doctor on these matters (which I think you are planning base on your other response). Best of luck to you.
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
Well, thank you.
• United States
30 Nov 08
Well I agree that it is not healthy to try and lose so much weight at one time. But if you insist, some ways to do so is to cut down on carbs such as bread, sugary sweets, etc. Each lots of chicken, fish, and veggies. Of course as you said,drink lots of water, no sodas. Try adding more exercising. You said that you will be the gym for a total of about 10 to 12 hours each week. During the day you can also walk at work, a lot of my coworkers do this. Take the stairs instead of the elevators things of that nature. The way I see it is that one of the best way to go is to cut carbs out of your diet. Carbs turn to sugar and sugar to fat = weight gain. Make sure you continue to eat 3 meals a day, especially breakfast. A good breakfast will fuel you for the rest of the day and you will not be as hungry. Stay hyrated. I know people will criticize your choice of how you much weight you want to lose in a short period of time, but I do commend you for going about this the right way, through diet and exercise. Things I suggest you stay away from is diet pills and gastric operations (gastric bypass or the lap band procedure). I say this for 2 reasons: 1. Diet pills affect people in different ways. I have had an experience where I felt like my heart was beating out of my chest, so I stopped using them. 2. Gastric surgery sounds good, but I have seen people with horrible side effects. My co-worker had the lap band procedure done over the summer 2008. It is now going into december and she looks like she lost close to 80 pound in these past 4-5 months. She looks so bad. She is still losing, tremendously. I just hope she doesn't become anorexic.
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
I so agree with your statements. I am getting active. No surgery, no pills.
• Canada
30 Nov 08
Some extremely helpful tips on eating less :) Eat a lot of fiber. Brush Your Teeth frequently. Chew sugar-free gum. You should be careful on trying to lose so much weight so fast good luck though,
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
Weight will be lost. Maybe not the entire 100 but as much as possible. I figure with the detoxing and lots of exercise I should lose a great many. Thanks.
• United States
29 Nov 08
I think you should try to lose weight by working out more and doing more things around the house. That is what i always do. I try to keep my self busy and make sure i use almost every part of my body to ensure I lose weight. I also try to replace certain foods for water. I do weight lifting a little when i have time and try to do it with a friend so it feels like a everyday thing you would with your friend(s) Some say the best way to lose weight is to try to fast but i think that is a bad idea because after fasting, you get even more hungrier and end up gaining all the weight lost and more. I would try to replace ice cream and desserts and heavy calorie stuff with fruits except replacing pasta becasue is good.........mmmmmmmmmmm......yummy.........sorry........got hungy. The excercises i would do are the treadmill and weightlifting. But i think in order to lose weight i would do mostly crunches, push up, walking, running and playing lots of sports. I think these things will help.
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
Yes, I have been reading up on the activity of leptin and I certainly don't want to starve myself. I will be doing the same- treadmill and weightlifting. Walking is a great exercise. Thanks for your input.
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
29 Nov 08
Hey hey ! I wanna start losing weight once again , but I wanna just get my feet wet . It is possible for the most part . They can lose that on the biggest loser You dont wanna make yourself sick ya know . I would aim for about losing 15 lbs a month . Just stay away from sugar and white breads and rice . whole grain and wheat everyting . and fill up too on foods that are super low in cals . veggies and fruit ! lean meats only like chicken and turkey burgers and lean beef too . id say lift weights to tone arms. and walk for fun
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
Get advice. Thanks.
@eynjel05 (444)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
Well I can't promise to give you a very effective advice but I will try. Maybe you should continue to excercise ang have a balance diet. I also advice you to drink tea. They say that tea can help a person to lose wait. And most of all, be patient. :-)
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• United States
29 Nov 08
hey hey oh yeah i agree the weight does not come off over night . it sucks sometimes how you can gain fast but not lose as fast . ah, that is life . but oh when you lose it is the best feeling in the world and worth the wait.
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• China
29 Nov 08
Why do you want to lose 100 pounds in five months??? Do you think you're too fat or something others That's ruthless to your health to lose that much weight in that short time In my way I will try some exercise and diet, Don't put too much press to yourself,that will make your body and heart tired Happy mylotting!!!!!
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Nov 08
I told me I need to lose another 100 pounds. Any part there of. I plan on giving it the all womanly try. Thanks and happy mylotting to you as well.
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@sunita64 (6474)
• India
29 Nov 08
Try herbalife diet kit, that is a healthy way of reducing weight.Along with that thorough exercise regime can only do wonders.
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Nov 08
Ok. Sounds good. I think I have tried the Herbalife before. It was a good product but expensive. Thanks.
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• United States
29 Nov 08
First of all... who told you you need to loss 100 pounds in five months? Because if someone TOLD you that.. they should lose their job. It is NEVER safe to lose that much weight that quickly. The healthy way to lose weight is to only lose 1-2 pounds per week. Seriously that is the healthy way. I'm worried that if you lose weight at the rate you want is just going to lead to gaining the weight back on, possibly a complication with your heart from losing weight so fast, etc. I am not a fan of any kind of detox such as your lemonade and green tea detox ideas. These ways of weight loss won't lead to WEIGHT MANAGEMENT!! And ultimately in life that's what you and everyone needs. If you want to talk more about this we can. I'm finishing up getting my Masters in Nutrition and will definitely help you along your way.
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Nov 08
I am the one telling me that. I feel that I will lose more than the 1-2 pounds a week during detox and enitially anyway. What ever amount will be great! I have a very strong heart. The detox is for cleansing purposes. Close friends have used the lemonade detox and sware by it. The green tea is to drink and for appetite suppressant purposes. Not using them for weight management but for cleansing!
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@dr_sans (59)
• India
10 Dec 08
iam a dr.sans ,why r u so hurrying to decrease ur weight extremely fast,is there any strong reason,if it is ur personal then ok.i want to give u a suggestion any one should not loose wt more than 10mpounds a month.if u loose more than that ina month u will pay for it as a grave danger to ur health.so start slowly to loose weight make it between 8- 10 pounds a month.u will maintain a steady wt loss not rapid. some things to do for wt loss expend more calories than u gain by food.a healthy man wans 2400kcal a day and 1g per kg body weight of protein for a day, maintain this protein balance.and split off the 2400 kcal of energy into necessary cabohydrates and very less to fats.if u loose wt so rapid along with ur body fat stores ,protein will also be utilised to maintain energy output,as u know proteins are the building blocks of our body.they are of two types structural proteins(carriers,ceii membranes,cell organelles),functional proteins(enzymes,hormones,immunoglobulins,etc)the proteins required for the synthesis of this will divert to energy expenditure,at last u will face a disaster. and ur diet plan is good maintain fresh fruits and vegetables,avoid fats,take as much as proteins ,it will be more in egg white and pulses.ok
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Dec 08
Thank you.Can you tell me what you meant by the last few sentences? I didn't understand. Am starting at gym on Tuesday. Will go two times a week at first. Am traveling to meet someone and want to be in the 100's by then, not 200's.
• India
15 Dec 08
tell me those sentences which u want explanation
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Dec 08
avoid fats,take as much as proteins,it will be more in egg white and pulses.ok I am eating vegs and fruit. Exercising and building on the time everytime I go to the gym. I better be able to lose something soon. I am thinking of getting bioslim again. I used it years ago and it worked. Check it out at: www.bioslim.com Thanks, Celticeagle
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 Dec 08
Good luck. I have heard that eatting raw veggies also helps hope so amy how. But also lookes like you are doing all ya can do to lose. Just dont lose so fast that it makes you sick! good luck!
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Dec 08
Not sure what your first sentence was ending with. Thanks for the input. I don't want to get sick but I think I will lose alot of water weight gain and toxins which should be alot more than regualar amount. Thanks for your good wishes. Happy Holidays.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
3 Dec 08
eatting raw veggies surpost to help I hope so any way I hit the m instead of the n sorry.
@AnnaB7 (757)
• United States
29 Nov 08
Okay as the others said it is unhealthy to loose that much that fast, but because I am planning to do exactly the same thing although in a little different way, I'll tell you what you can do okay, I know it sounds hypocritial of me to tell you it is unhealthy then tell you I plan on doing it anyway, but the thing about it is I need to loose the weight and the one to two pound weight loss things don't seem to work very well for me. So here is what I would suggest, cut out the rice if at all possible (I gained weight eatting rice, not the effect I was looking for at the time, if you must eat rice make sure you only eat a small portion size. Lots of leafy vegetables, (lettuce, spinach, cabbage, etc) stay clear of potatoes, lots of garden salads, fruits are good but in moderation, most fruits can add a lot of calories before you know it, I would suggest finding a menu you personally can live with and use portion sizes, my menu will be as follows the same every day to make it easy, oatmeal with fruit for breakfast, (the kind of oatmeal, and real fruit like strawberries or bannanas or peaches, lots of ginger and cinnamon and a touch of real butter,then either a tiny bit of honey or just a touch of brown sugar, (not a lot) Hot tea, with milk and sugar, lunch tuna sandwish (one) (tuna drained mixed with a low calorie mayonaise with diced onions and black olives, a garden salad (basically lettuce and tomatoe, if the tomatoes are too high just lettuce) maybe some black olives, and fetta cheese, a little salad dressing on the side. either hot tea or iced tea Supper one salmon filet, with veg, (broccolli, carrots, mushrooms, caulifour all mixed together about one of veg total) one orange if the oranges don't cost too much. then hot tea or iced tea then before breakfast every day two glasses of ice cold water, (8 ounce glasses measures as I hate the taste of water lol) then after breakfast 2 more 8 ounce glasses of water, before and after each meal two glasses of water measured out cold water, then hot tea through out the day maybe five cups or so a day, now for the exercise part, I personally plan to go walking one to two miles perday on a measured track, then I also plan on doing all the regular stretches that I used to do before I got so fat, I figure I'll start out with twenty-five of each exercise and work towards a goal of a hundred reps of each exercise, I also plan to jump rope several times per day, and use a glider that I have several times per day, also use a step machine a few times a day (at least three times a day) I also plan to working up to walking five miles per day. At one time I was very thin and I exercised a lot but somewhere along the way I stopped exercising and gained a whole lot of weight.Not a good thing, and I am so tired of being so fat it is not funny especially when I know that the only thing causing me to stay so fat is I don't exercise and I rarely if ever drink water, so I am going to fix that, but it will be hard. Becareful if your going to attempt to do what I am attempting because I am pretty certain anyone with any medical training whatsoever will say this is not good idea, but on the other hand I say it's not a good idea to be continually stressed about how much I weight and I weigh way more than I need to be weighing a loss of a hundred pounds will place me with in the high end of normal for my height, but I want to be back to size I used to be and I would like to do that by April or May if possible or at least well on my way to reach that goal. If you do not work outside the home you can spend more time exercising than someone who also has to work outside the home. I also plan to make sure I am using portion sizes, and some exercises I will do later I won't do until after I have spent a couple or weeks or so building up my walking speed, I want to be at five miles a day walking (speed walking so that I burn more calories) I also plan to jump rope as soon as I feel like I can safely. I think I need to loose at least thirty pounds before I start with the jumprope, I used to love to jumprope, (I also need to buy some shoes so I can jumprope easier) Anyway, I hope this was not more information than you bargained for lol, oh another thing I have been doing is going on different sites and reading about people who have lost a hundred pounds or more so I can see what they did so maybe I can get some helpful ideas. Just be careful as your working towards your goal and stop exercising if you feel dizzy or lightheaded or happen to get chest pains, be careful and maybe you'll be able to reach your goals. Lots of walking, situp, jumprope, jumping jacks, stretches etc and you should reach your goals in time barring any medical problems or set backs. I believe it is possible. Just be careful okay Oh, and walking tightens and tones everything so that is a good one to do every day okay. HTHS
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
Thank you for your explanation of what you will be doing. I wish you luck. I feel I am going to be able to reach a good part of my goal. In five months I should be able to do quite abit. I will be walking alot. The more pounds the better. teehee.
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
why the ice cold water?
• United States
2 Dec 08
I applaud your enthusiasm. Losing weight is a good idea. You should know that in order to lose just 10 lbs of fat, you would have to consume 35,000 (yes thousand) less calories than your body can use. I don't mean to bring you down, but ten pounds a week is really not reasonable because although you may lose some fat...you will also be losing water, intestinal weight, and muscle. Muscle is your fat-burning metabolism, so you do not want to lose it. If you lose too much muscle, your metabolism will go down and eventually you will gain weight on a normal amount of food. When you have 100lbs or more to lose, you will lose weight faster in the beginning. Try shooting for 2-3lbs a week and make sure to exercise, because that is the only proven way to keep weight off (except for surgery). I suggest that you eat several small meals a day, exercise regularly (cardio and resistance training)...you don't have to do much to get good results if you do it right, so you may want to get a trainer, at least for a few sessions to get you started. As far as which muscles to work out first...start with the larger muscles: Legs, back, chest, and abs. Those muscles will help you burn more calories all the time. You can get into the more specific exercises after you lose some of the weight. Whatever you do, stay away from fad or low calorie diets and don't give up! Also, you might want to try hypnosis to help keep you motivated. It does work. Keep up the good work :)
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Dec 08
Thank you so much!! You really have given me some much needed defined info here. Some very important things to keep in mind. I felt I would lose excess water and intestinal weight and so will lose alot more than 2 or so lb.s a week at least to begin with. I am not real energetic as yet so I think I will lose from not eating much to begin with too. Hypnosis,huh? Have heard about it. Thanks again.
@catgirl9 (17)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I just have a suggestion as far as a dietary plan to make sure you don't gain any weight you lose right back. Brown rice, vegetables and a lot of water are very good ideas but make sure that you don't over do it. Making sure to also incorporate fruits and some sort of protein is also very important. If you choose not to eat meat, beans, nuts, fish, eggs, and lentils are all good sources of protein. The most important thing is to choose a dietary plan that you will be able to stick to long term, not just until you lose the amount of weight you're looking to lose. If you choose a dietary plan that is filled with things that you don't actually enjoy eating it can be very hard to stick to and you will be much more likely to go back to any bad eating habits you have and all your hard work will be for nothing. Also, eating small amounts through out the day of fruits, vegetables, etc. will help you to keep from overindulging during meals. Believe it or not, [healthy] snacking throughout the day is actually a very important part of a healthy diet. Hope this helps!
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Dec 08
I appreciate your input. I think everything in moderation is a good plan. I have heard that some diet plans say the brown rice should be in moderation so will look at that. I believe in small snack/meals so will be doing that. Thanks.
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
I know of a sure way to lose weight. I know it will work because it did work for me. But I have to warn you that it is really difficult and that it takes a lot of discipline. Almost two months ago I found out that I had elevated triglycerides. My doctor gave me a diet guide which I tried to follow strictly. There were three food groups on the guide, the 'not allowed', the 'allowed but in moderation' and the 'no limit'. As anyone would suspect, the 'not allowed' food are those that are high in cholesterol such as red meat, nuts, chicken skin, fast food, etc. The 'allowed but in moderation' are chicken meat, egg (max of 3/week), etc. The 'no limit' food group, on the other hand, includes bread, beans, tuna, etc. I was also recommeded to exercise everyday even for just 15-20 mins a day because I needed to sweat it out. But because I am one lazy girl, I resort to sauna instead. I would suggest that you go see a doctor who can advise you on what kind of diet to take or what kind of approach is appropriate for your condition. Seeing a doctor is best because only then would your health conditions be considered. And the list of the food groups I mentioned above is really long so I can't post it here. But if you will see a doctor I'm sure he can advise you properly. Good luck!
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Dec 08
Thank you! I have been doing alot of research and can see where the different groups you mentioned come in. I am one lazy girl too and find it hard when I am online all day to exercise. I do do weight exercises for upper body though. Will see a doctor this month. Thanks for the good wishes.
@moorange (319)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
yes, exercise is where it is at. Descipline over food is the big problem, especially when that is the cause of the problem to begin with.
• Malaysia
30 Nov 08
well keep of the fats and start exercising. no use to be slim but ur unable to climb stair becoz ur to fragile. oh and set achievable goals. lets say "today i'm going to do 30 situps", stuff like that.
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
Yes, setting goals is very important. I am certainly going to do that. Thanks.
@Elvali (68)
• China
30 Nov 08
Well, I think you have done all the effective things to lose weight.It's great for you to make so many efforts and I think the most difficult thing is to stick to your plan.If you keep on doing these,you can succeed in losing fat and regain your confidence on your figure.Come on,you can do it by the end of April.
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
Now if you will come over daily and cheer me on that would certainly help. Haha.
• United States
30 Nov 08
Rice is not good for you to eat if you are trying to loose weight. I lost most of my weight using the Weight Watchers system. It is the old point system and they let you know which point value you would be in considering your height and weight and any conditions you may have. It really works. I lost a total of 83 lbs. It took me two and a half year because crash diets do not work. You have to adjust your way of eating. Rice is very high in points. You would have to only have 1/4 or 1/2 cup of rice and then lots of vegies. With Weight Watchers you are never hungry you adjust your eating to several small maeals a day instead of 3 bigger meals. If you crash diet your body will hold on to the weight. It is a defense system we just have in our bodies. The body says I'm being starved so I have to hold on to everything so I don't die. It sounds wiere but that is what happens. They call it starvation mode. I wish you well in your project. When I started on my own I cut the calories, fats, sodium, and carbs. I drank alot more water and since I was a dancer in my younger years I used my warm up routine to work the body. I hadn't used my tummy muscles for some time so even though nothing moved at first, I would suck it in as much as I could and hold it. Then push out and hold it . Pretty soon I could see that the muscles were working again. For me it was baby steps and pretty soon there were results I was happy about.
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@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 08
I am surprised about the rice. I am going to eat six small snack/meals. Yes, I have been reading about leptin. Don't want to starve myself on that. Thanks for your input.
• Philippines
19 Dec 08
Unpolished (or brown) rice is a fat burner, so you are on the right track.
@celticeagle (114481)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Dec 08
Glad to hear that.