I need ur advice...

Philippines
January 11, 2007 8:41am CST
Anybody who can give me tips on how to loose weight? I've already tried different things just to loose weight. I enrolled in a fitness gym and been exercising for a couple of months still it didn't gave me a good result. ALready tried differend kinds of diet. But i really don't like to take diet pills it might have an effect that might lead me to be hospitalize.. Please are there any other advices that you can give me.. Do you think liquid or water diet is much better?
8 responses
@babyjane (1395)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
1. Drink water Water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off longer term. Water acts as an appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach full and fending off dehydration which can lead to false cravings/hunger. Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste. When you don't drink enough water the liver which works to provide stored fat for energy helps the kidneys eliminate waste and becomes less effective at metabolizing fat. Drinking water ice cold burns about 62 calories a day. Your body has to work to raise that waters temperature to your body's temperature. This equals around 430 calories per week. 2. Eat regularly This means eating 5 times a day and the most important meal is breakfast. Make sure you fuel your body first thing in the morning to avoid hunger pangs later in the day. When you eat 5 times a day you will never feel hungry, make sure the total calories consumed are sensible and don't over eat in any of the meals learn portion size control! 3. Eat lots of fibre Eating adequate fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel. And like water, fiber rich foods bulk you up and make you feel fuller for longer. Fibre is found only in plant foods our bodies cant digest it to so it simply goes through the body. During the elimination process it cuts calories consumed by attaching to protein and fat that you eat along with it removes that as well In addition, high fiber foods are typically low in calories and filling, so you are reducing your calorie intake overall. Good fibre foods include: strawberries, apples, figs, chickpeas, potatoes, (with skins) broccoli, brown rice, beans, bran and nuts. 4. Consume more good fats There are good fats and bad fats Good fats provide you with essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) needed for normal reproduction and growth, as well as for production of prostoglandin, a hormone like compound that regulates blood pressure, prevents blood clotting and lowers the risk of heart disease. For example, the reason oily fish is a great food stems from the fact that the essential fatty acids which it contains can actually help your body burn fat more efficiently and protect against disease. Get at least three portions of oily fish a week with Salmon, mackerel, herrings and sardines being good choices. 5. Get plenty of quality protein Quality protein is an effective weight control tool because of the satiety factor and its ability to keep you full for longer periods. It also balances out carbohydrates by preventing insulin spikes that cause energy loss and sugar cravings Protein helps to maintain muscle mass which is important in the fat burning process. Good choices include: Fish, shrimps, Low fat cottage cheese, low fat yogurt, skimmed milk, egg whites, s Weight gain is caused by consuming too many calories, whether they are from carbohydrate, protein or fat. 6. Carbohydrates can help you lose weight Don't believe what you read about carbohydrates being bad for you, they can actually help you lose weight! A diet containing good carbohydrates such fruits and vegetables, wholegrains and moderate in fat and calories, will result in weight loss Good carbohydrates will also help you combat hunger pangs as they are slowly realized into the body. When eating carbohydrates eat them "from the earth" with no refining or processing. These include whole grains, vegetables; fruits and beans. Sensible weight loss If you have read the above you will see that it is not the food group, but the quality of the food in it that's important for fast weight loss.
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@Shebang (244)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
The only advice I can give you is, you have to know your body... Know your body. That means, what makes grow big easily, what makes you thin, what are the weaknesses of your body when it comes to dieting, and all that. Because once you know your body, you will know where to start and how to do it. =)
• United States
24 Feb 07
But that can be hard and if you've never paid attention you may not know what affects your body in different ways. I trained 5 months for a marathon and lost only 3 pounds. I didn't eat a lot but apparently I needed more than just cutting down food and constant exercise. So, for some it may just be hard to know what it is they need to do. Or I'm sure they'd do it.
@baapji (22)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Take a pinch of cinnamon powder with a drop of honey in the morning before eating anything and try to take your dinner 2-3 hours before you go to sleep and continue your daily exercise routine.
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
really? thanks i haven't heard of that yet.. ill try that.
• India
24 Mar 07
You could get some controlled food plan, which i did and found really useful. It basically goes on - drink more water, avoid tea & coffee, avoid fries and oily substances, eat lot of vegetables and fruits.. If you are really interested send me a msg, i will suggest you the plan for sure...
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Alongside your exercising, Eating a small balanced meal a few times a day. If you stop eating it goofs up your metabolism, but if you eat a balanced small meal 4-5 times a day in 3-4 hour intervals, your metabolism starts working correctly and you will start to lose weight. (A Balanced meal for me is like 25 carbs, 15 proteins, 9 fats, 220 Calories) Incorporating more fruits and veggies for your carbs instead of breads and pastas really help. This meal guideline has helped me to lose over 45 lbs and keep it off for over 2 years the more I exercise the more the potential of losing. A website that helped me with setting up meal plans was http://www.in2nutrition.com/thediabeticdiet/ It works!
• United States
18 Jan 07
they say the cambridge diet is the thing. you lose at least 3 lbs a week. it is steady and easy to do
@runsgame (2034)
• India
18 Jan 07
well, according to me m liquid diet is the best medicine for control of weight and u will find the difference in your weight withing just 15 days . measure the weight periodically
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
you need to continue your exercise and at the same time need to watch your diet. Liquid diet is good but sometimes it doesn't.