New Year Revolution... losing weight!!!

United States
January 8, 2011 3:14pm CST
Just about every year I tell myself that I am going to loose weight and be on a set schedule for work out routines, and change my eating habits. I have a hard time sticking to things like that because I was always doing it alone. This time I have a good friend working out with me but I don't have the healthy eating habit down. I usually end up eating twice a day and snack the rest of the day. Keep in mind, its not always junk food that I snack on. I really want to get a set schedule for work outs and meals to have. I want to loose about 20lbs and get toned.. I am currently about 145 right now. Is there a good work out that works great and very effective? Unfortunately eating healthy is expensive now days so I can't really change my eating habits completely but is there something out there that works just as good as protein shakes for those who is trying to gain weight? Please give any input you may have.. anything right now would be greatly appreciated!!
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6 responses
• United States
9 Jan 11
Eating spicy food is really good for losing weight and many other benefits! It is great to speed up metabolism. Speeding up your metabolism is really good because your body will do the work for you! Calcium will also help in losing weight as well. It naturally burns your stomach fat. These are the two easiest ways to helping you lose weight and shaping your system! Good Luck!!
• United States
10 Jan 11
My fiancee actually bought me these pills which is called, "Cayenne Fruit". Its a dietary supplement and has capsicum also known as cayenne pepper. Its suppose to help your metabolism and lower your blood pressure. I am going to start taking them tomorrow and see how things go. Thank you for your response :)
@lazette (216)
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
I've lost a kilo over the few months, all because I eliminated eating any form of carbohydrates from my dinner. It really helps a lot, especially since you practically have no time to burn extra calories you intake from dinner. So it's a big, big help if you skip stuff like bread, mashed potatoes or rice at that time. You can replace it with nice steamed or boiled vegetables... or even... have you tried mashed cauliflower before? I approve of it very much :D.
• United States
10 Jan 11
Man.. those of the things I love to eat for dinner lol. I have not tried mashed cauliflower but it does sound pretty good. Thank you for your input by the way!
@lokisdad (4267)
• United States
12 Nov 15
losing weight is not easy and you are right eating healthy can be costly. Good luck hopefully your friend who works out with you can help you with having better eating habits.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
9 Jan 11
I don't believe in resolutions on the first of the year. Dieting especially. I study the subject when I change my lifestyle. Because thats exactly what you are talking about. Every day I find a way to cut back on calories or squeeze in more exercise is a good day. It's a way of life, not a resolution to loose pounds. "Never give up". If the word fail is not in your vocabulary you will never fail!
• China
9 Jan 11
After reading what you wrote, I know you really want to loose weight and keep a healthy diet. I have the same revolution in the new year. I really can understand your feeling. I cannot control my mouth. I shouldn't have so much high-fat and high-calorie food. I have ever tried to loose weight. I kept running with one of my friend for about two months. I want to say, if you want to lose weight, you'd better have a partner. He or she can give you encouragement when you wan to give up. Now I gain weight again. Because now I have no time to do sports because of my busy work. Hope your revolution of 2011 can come true.
• United States
8 Jan 11
switching your biggest meal from dinner to breakfast is one of the simplest ways to lose weight, because it gives your body all day to burn off the calories consumed. It is also unhealthy to eat within 3 hours of falling asleep because the calories you consumed pretty much turn into stored fat when you sleep. Although you may not have the funds to buy top of the line health food I would also look into improving what you consume. Oftentimes it doesn't even cost more and it can be very beneficial in the long run. It also helps to break up your meals into 5 small meals a day instead of 3 large ones. This keeps your metabolism going all day so it doesn't go in to "energy storing" mode.