Some oddity about losing weight...

@vandana7 (57466)
India
September 4, 2016 10:44am CST
You all are aware that I am keen to lose some. And so they say a) Exercise b) Reduce food intake. Which is weird... My logic is... Keep diet constant... Exercise.. When you are down some...then reduce eating some Again keep diet constant Exercise When you lose some weight... reduce eating some Not the other way round... Nor simultaneously...
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@topffer (30538)
• France
4 Sep 16
I have also a few kilos to lose, but I know the secret to lose weight since a long time : about 30 years ago, I got during the summer a terrible toothache, and during a week I could not eat anything else than yogurts and soups. I was working hard on an excavation site, and at the end of the week, I had lost 8 kilos. At this time, I had not a kilo to lose. I was completely exhausted, and I went to see my family doctor who told me : "It is a proof that those saying that they do not eat and are gaining weight are liars." He was speaking of my mother.
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
4 Sep 16
Loved your method.
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@LadyDuck (121496)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
Well said, my brother is a doctor and when one of his patients pretend not to lose weight eating nothing he uses to say, you are surely a liar, I have never seen a photo of a fat human in a Nazi camp.
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
4 Sep 16
@LadyDuck .. Anna...it is very hard for me to resist pickles...very very hard...or potato chips...or some of the savories we get here...I have pulled myself out of potato chips and savories w.e.f. 1st september, 2016. Not sure about pickle. Just see how much oil is there in these pickles and you will know why I am fat.
Avakkai pickle recipe or Avakkai manga Urugaai also known as Cut Mango Pickle with step by step pictures. Its also known as Spicy Andhra Avakkaya across India.
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@Corbin5 (81345)
• United States
4 Sep 16
I suppose sticking to the same reduced food-intake works well over a long period of time. To lose weight, people of a certain height and weight will stick to 1200 calories per day for months and months until they reach their goal weight.
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@ms1864 (7002)
• Bangalore, India
4 Sep 16
For me...i think cutting the junk food off my diet would do the trick...I have stopped the sweets and carbonated drinks as it is. But the junk food craving just won't go away!
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
4 Sep 16
Yeah...my problem too...but you know what...this time, I think I might succeed. :)
@ms1864 (7002)
• Bangalore, India
4 Sep 16
@vandana7 thats awesome...motivation for me.
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@ms1864 (7002)
• Bangalore, India
4 Sep 16
@charlie09 i'm aware...it's obvious...i wanted to say it anyway.
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@JudyEv (100470)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Sep 16
I haven't heard of this way of dieting. I gather it's working for you?
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
5 Sep 16
Not yet...I don't want to give up on pickles. I feel so sick if I don't eat pickles even one day...it feels like I haven't had meals for ages..lol
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@JudyEv (100470)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Sep 16
@vandana7 Why do you need to give up pickles? Surely they're not that full of calories. Give up something else instead. :)
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Sep 16
depends on the person, but I agree cutting food down but upping exercise can be hard, and make you hungrier. I would perhaps say up exercise and make 1 small change to what you eat (like cut back a soda day or something)
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
5 Sep 16
Yes, this is how I felt...when we exercise, and lose some weight, we are automatically motivated to reduce more and can find reducing food a little far more easier.
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@skysnap (17581)
4 Sep 16
based on my experience. metabolism rate decides everything. if you can fix that then the workout and exercise helps. otherwise even with exercise things are going to be hard.
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
4 Sep 16
True...help me out I am willing for that treatment...I am 57...cramming in one and a half hour exercise routine in my day's schedule scares me. I mean, right now I can do it. But five or ten years later, unlikely. Then I will gain weight rapidly.
@skysnap (17581)
4 Sep 16
@vandana7 what i did is i am taking her medications.. she told me first excess fat will be removed,.. and weight of around 2-5 kg will be down. then rest is upto me.. so i have like lot of kgs to get down. i'll ask her if she can recommend something for you. considering your age, i don't think the medicine for you and me are going to be any same. plus she checking out heartbeat and weight means she's giving body specific medicines.
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
4 Sep 16
@skysnap .. Could consult her online...and send the check to you...I could send check upfront...
@sol_cee (13566)
• Japan
5 Sep 16
And avoid checking the weighing scale every now and then. lol
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
5 Sep 16
Ah...that makes sense...instead of avoiding checking my weight, I should avoid checking weighing scale..
@sol_cee (13566)
• Japan
5 Sep 16
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@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
For me , when i eat very less rice specially in the evening , i lose weight . I only eat a cup of it during lunch because i am at the office and i need it for the whole day's work .
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
5 Sep 16
I eat less than half cup...Will you believe I eat only equivalent of 3 tablespoons full of uncooked rice each day...my culprit is pickle..our pickles drip with oil, and I like it like that...anything less than that, even in vegetables makes me feel I have been hospitalized. I have left fried stuff...not able to leave pickles..
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@SIMPLYD (75303)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
@vandana7 Pickles ? What we have is pickles of cucumber in sweet and a bit spicy vinegar .
@Inlemay (17341)
• South Africa
16 Sep 16
or just watch what you put in your mouth!
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
16 Sep 16
I left cakes, I did not decrease, I left ice creams, I did not decrease. Sugar did not decrease. Stopped snacking...meagre 1 kilo in one month! Sad...I guess it has something to do with my age or genes or hormonal changes. lol
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
4 Sep 16
I dont think diet is a good solution for wight loose. I will suggest not to be lazy. If you are not lazy then take about 2kilomitre walk everyday. Your wight will definetly loose.
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@vandana7 (57466)
• India
4 Sep 16
I agree walking helps to reduce. But there are always times in life when there can be discontinuity...then weight seems to just return with vengeance.
@cindiowens (3926)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
6 Sep 16
Eat healthy and work hard. Easier said than done these days.
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• United States
5 Sep 16
i reckon one needs to adopt a new lifestyle they can live with, so's not to pack the pounds back'n. i've read that'cher quite fond 'f pickles...perhaps make 'em a treat 2-3 times a week? ya need to eat 't least 3 times a day - 6's ideal - small meals so's yer body don't think yer starvin' 't. best 'f luck!
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@Macarrosel (7639)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Losing weight? I just eat less and exercise more.
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@jstory07 (58293)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Sep 16
Reducing food intake and exercising is good for you to lose weight.
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@Freelanzer (6459)
• Canada
5 Sep 16
I really don't know the answer, but I find walking and gardening each day does help the pounds melt away
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@ourlot (1013)
3 Oct 16
I assume both combined put you in a negative calorie balance. It's important that you only lose a little each week. Stir clear from crash diets.
@BettyB (4288)
• Summerville, South Carolina
5 Sep 16
There are a lot of different ways to lose weight, but the real key is keeping it off.
@epiffanie (8339)
• Australia
5 Sep 16
I'm trying .. very hard.. to lose some weight ..
@KatILUs (46)
• United States
5 Sep 16
What you eat is definitely more important than exercise. I work in retail, and consistently walk 25,000 steps a day (the daily recommended about is 10,000). I don't eat bad, but I look more for convince in my food choice than health, and all it has done is maintain my weight. I'm sure if I cleaned my eating up a bit and kept up my normal routine I would start shedding weight.
• Pune, India
4 Sep 16
I need to lose a lot of weight but I seriously lack motivation. How do you motivate yourself?