How to form reguarly eating habits and maintain weight
November 20, 2009 12:21am CST
Hi everyone.I'm new here and glad to know you . There is a question haunted me for a long time, how to arrange a reasonable diet to keep fit.However,eating too much will make me fatter. For a girl who wants to lose weight, I'd like to seek a balance between healthy body and slender figure. If you have some good opnion to share with, please give me some guidence. Have a nice day.
20 Nov 09
One of the first things to understand is that people are born with a particular figure inherent in their genes. Some women are naturally curvy whereas others can eat five thousand calories a day and still manage to lose weight. This is not to dissuade you from taking up a healthier lifestyle as I would greatly advocate that the healthier you can be, the better. However sometimes it is healthier to accept yourself for who you are rather than trying to change to become something you were never meant to be. I remember reading a study somewhere which claimed that people also have a "weight boundary" - i.e. they can eat or exercise as much or as little as they want respectively and will still always fall into the same bracket. Taking into consideration things such as your natural physical build and your height, it is important to establish a "healthy" weight. Myself personally, I am 5ft 11in tall. My Dad is 6ft 7in tall which is a trait I have obviously inherited. I hate that I weigh 140-154 lbs (10-11st for any fellow Brits on MyLot) and have to wear a size 12 or 14 whereas my smaller 5ft 7in friends weigh much less and can wear a size 8 or 10. But this is not "abnormal" or "overweight" and coming to terms with that fact has made me a lot more positive in my outlook. A GP would be able to arrange for you a suitable diet plan which would suit you and your lifestyle personally. Avoid any fashionable methods of weight loss. No slimming pills or fad diets like eating three whole cabbages a week. Stick to what you know is healthy. Cut out the sugars and fats where you can. Keep an eye on calorie intake. Don't obsess and split hairs over it. We all know that fruit is a healthier alternative to biscuits when it comes to snacking. If eating smaller portions at regular intervals throughout the day works better for you than eating three meals a day, stick to that. Do not over-indulge. You can buy portion plates which give you a rough estimate of the amount of carbohydrates and proteins you are supposed to be consuming in one meal. There are many guides out there. As with any diet, you can't do it with food alone. An exercise regime is necessary. Most gyms now offer personalised training plans which will assess your physical capability and design for you a routine which will maximise your weight loss potential without over-exerting yourself. Don't set yourself goals. Although in the early days, this will help to focus you and give you something to work towards, not meeting your goals can demoralise you and put you off completely. People who work towards targets will often stick to those targets and you don't want to limit yourself! I don't know a lot about exercise though, so moving on... These are all techniques you can implement to help yourself achieve the figure you have described but remember to have a realistic expectation of what you want to achieve. I'm sure we'd all like narrow waists and bigger busts and junk in the trunk and a perfect facial structure but if we all had that, none of us would be able to celebrate our unique differences and what makes us who we are. Know that if, like me, you're tall or bigger-built, a UK size 6 is never going to happen whilst still being healthy. Strive for healthiness, not perfection and you'll look all the more better for it!
20 Nov 09
I really appreciate your detailed analysis which is helpful for me.I quite agree with your opnion that people are born with a particular figure inherent in their genes. My big bone structure make me look fatter than it really is. My parents also persuade me to eat more and after the summer vacation I gain about 10 pounds. As I see it, maybe healthy is the most important thing.
20 Nov 09
Taking control of what you eat and the exercise you undertake is a rewarding experience. I have always been the sort of person who is able to eat whatever I want whenever I want in gross quantities and barely put on weight but yet, still being bigger than the vast majority of my friends, it meant simply learning how to become happy with myself. Confidence is a very positive attribute. Learning what your best features are helps you to show them off. I may have huge hips and thighs I wouldn't show in public but I have a waist some people would die for. As I said before, there is no use aspiring to become something that you are not meant to be. Think about why you need to lose weight and whether you really need to or if it's just a matter of wanting to. Is it for yourself? Is it through pressure? Is it for approval, to fit in? You need to do it for the right reasons. Being healthier is more beautiful than anything you could ever be.
20 Nov 09
This summer I participated in many sports,such as badminton, dancing,in that way,I am a little lighter than usual.However, once I stopped doing exercise I would gain weight immediately. Maybe doing exercises is a good choice but I could't keep up physical training daily. Actually, I am not overweight and have a standard weight. I have always been expecting to be better than yesterday. When I broke up with my ex boyfriend, I made a decision that I shall recover from that pain and set up a entirely new personal appearance. I don't want to figure out the specific reasons why I'd like to lose weight, probably I just mean to be a pretty girl.
21 Nov 09
you should have a high protein diet, and low carbohydrates, you replace carbo with vegetables but if you really have hypoglycemia on that day eat carbo. don't drink sodas and dont eat junk foods like chips. have a regular exercise and surely you will be hot. I advice you to do gradual forceful swimming exercise It will tone your muscles in 2weeks time. believe me I do this daily it gives pump up to your muscles.
22 Nov 09
Thank you for your advise. I am living in campus and now the winter is coming I can't go to swim. My favourite food is meat and it make me easily gaining weight. I have a big bone stucture which make me fatter than it really is. I try to go on a diet and it may be effciency.