I have got to lose weight. Help me dear friends

@milfea (519)
Philippines
July 9, 2010 5:46am CST
My best friend's getting married in 6 months. I know this has been a problem of more than 60% of women all over the world. It's cliche I know but I would still like to give it a try. I have put on a significant weight for the last 12 months since I got to medical school. My weight isn't just contributing discomfort and causing me economic problems (since I need to buy a new set of wardrobe because my clothes won't fit anymore), but my gaining of weight has made me sick so often. So it's not only an issue of "beauty" but also a health problem. Any healthy diet plans which you know that works? I really need this one, for my best friend, and for the sake of health.
16 responses
@cher913 (25836)
• Canada
9 Jul 10
keep a food journal. write down every single thing that you eat. you will soon learn it is better to not eat it rather than writing it down. also you could talk to your doctor about this.
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@milfea (519)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
i'm gonna do that, a food journal is a great idea. in that way i'd be more watchful. thanks cher.
@durgabala (1360)
• India
9 Jul 10
If you want to lose weight have a good figure and your if health permits swimming is the best exercise. Diet sans sugar and fat is recommended for all. avoid junk foods, no sugar in tea or coffee. have just plain low fat milk. do not skip any meal. have heavy breakfast full of fiber. your traditional breakfast will do. do not experiment on new food stuff. just enjoy your food. reduce oil or fat in your diet. that's all. u need not go hungry. apart from swimming, if you can, cycle for an hour daily. brisk walking is recommended for all. if you want to attain a good figure in 6 months, then balanced diet and regular exercise is advised.
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• Philippines
20 Jul 10
My mother has a friend who tried this thing and it worked so well he's continuing it even after the two months he planned. He lost about 7 pounds I think in the span of a mere three weeks and this was the only thing in his routine that he changed. Also, his skin became rosier and the arbitrary aches on his ankles and legs stopped hurting somehow. We're not actually sure if all of them are connected but it happened after he did this so we think so. Anyway, what he did was that he didn't drink anything but a fruit/vegetable shake combo for the duration of those two months. He had one of those blender-like contraptions, took a variety of fruits and vegetables, stripped them of their skins and just blended about three fruits and one (or two) vegetable until it filled a glass and drank it. That was his only beverage (he eats solid food too, of course, but nothing that fatty) and it worked really well from what we've seen. A note though: he told us that we needed to drink the whole glass within five minutes of having blended/shaken it because all the minerals and vitamins will be lost if we took too long. I just started this ten days ago and while I haven't checked my weight yet, my normally debilitating cramps were practically non-existent. I think it really helps in cleansing the body and takes care of the little aches and pains so, yeah. Give it a try if you can! I can only compare it to my experiences but it seems to have worked so far. Good luck to you!
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
21 Jul 10
Hey Semicolonp! I will definitely try this one. And then I'll let you know after, say, 2 months. :). Thanks for dropping by. :)
18 Jul 10
Hi milfea I'm going to suggest something totally diferent fromm all the other responses you have had! As you are at medical school you will be able to have access to a wide variety of different diets, so pick the one you think is best suited to you. I found the Atkins diet worked best for me. But the simple truth is the more you eat the heavier you become! What you now have to do is step back and analyse why this has happened to you, what changes you need to make in your lifestyle and how you are going to achieve a stronger mental focus on the target weight you want to achieve. You may have seen the recent publicity about the woman who lost 5 stones by going to a hypnotist who persuaded her under hypnosis that she had been fitted with a virtual gastric band. this I believe is the future. If you believe that you truely will lose weight and achieve your target - then you will! If you accept the benefits that hypnotism can bring to you - you will find that you really can move mountains! But make sure that you only use properly qualified and well renowned professionals. One of the best is at http://bit.ly/hypno77 andyou could find carying out further investigation there might be very wirthwhile to you. Best of luck. f
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
20 Jul 10
Thanks Highlander. :). I will think about hypnotism, and do some research about it. And yeah, I have to think slim, so I'll be slim, and healthy too. :) Welcome to mylot by the way. :)
• Spain
10 Jul 10
its easy eat at a certain time ever single day so your digestive system know when to do its course
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
I am going to take note that Leonardog. Happy mylotting. :)
• United States
10 Jul 10
Six months is plenty of time to lose weight while still staying healthy. I think one way to lose weight to to have more meals but in smaller amounts. Like maybe split your breakfast into two meals. Eat half of what you eat at your breakfast time and then 2 oe 3 hours to eat the rest and then do the same for all your meals. I've heard that works. Have fun at the wedding.
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Hello animegirl. :). I'm gonna do the small meal portions but more frequent. Thanks a lot!
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Well, they already said the usual answers like healthy diet and exercise. So, maybe add those to mine as well. Actually, its hard to resist food when studying. I know that from experience. My weight increased dramatically when I was in college. Unfortunately, though, my answer might not be as healthy. I tried exercising (I do hip-hop dancing) and fruit diet. I really can't put up with it so I decided to eat small frequent meals. That one also didn't really help and so I resulted to diet pills. I was never a fan of it but I decided to give it a try since my friends are saying that it was effective. Around those days, I was also in danger of buying new set of clothes and my asthma attacks were getting more frequent. The effect of my diet pills were not so good at first. I had palpitations back then and frequent headaches. From 60kg, my weight became 52kg. that's a big decrease in my weight. However, I really couldn't deal with the effect and I suddenly had anorexia. 2 days of not eating well. It was not part of the side effects though. At first, I really thought the pills were the reason why I tend to have bad headache, insomnia and occasional fainting spells. I stopped taking the pills. However, when I asked my friends about it, they asked me one question and it was "Did you even eat while you were taking them?" Obviously, I answered No. My eating patterns shouldn't have changed when I took the pills. I should have been eating 3 days a meal and still lose some weight. That was my mistake. The reason for that is because the very thought of these pills will eventually lead a person to think that it has appetite-reducing agents. All psychological when I eventually learned about this. I decided to finally eat three times a day with dinner as the lightest. I think it's safe to take diet pills. Just make sure that it's approved by your FDA. Also, make sure to continue having three meals just so you can have enough energy to last through the day. This is my sole opinion so if you really want to lose weight, try the pills but don't go beyond one or two months. ^_^
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
I am not so sure about the pills Monniekey, it sounds scary.
• India
9 Jul 10
drink 20 glasses of water,walk or jog ,take less calory food ,take more salad
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Hey Akhil. :). Less calories on my food and more of salads. Thanks for dropping by. :)
@kukueye (1760)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 10
Exercise reguarly is good for health. - Avoid oily fatty carbondrate foods.Instead more of fish,veges and fruits.Drink alot of water too.
i lost weight by going to gym after work and workup leisurely until 10pm then go home.Take alot of water and avoid all those oily and also carbondrate stuffs like rice starch and such, instead more of fish fruits and vegetables.Lifestyle is also imporitat i take more reguarly walking rather sit in the house.Also some light jogging atleast 3 times per week.i lost about 10kg in 3 months.
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Wow... It sounds very promising Kukueye. It doesn't sound hard at all. Thanks. :)
• United States
9 Jul 10
I can't speak for everyone, but with me, I eat whatever I like. Sugar is not fattening as some people believe. Carbohydrates however are fattening. How is your eating like? Do you use big plates and utensils? If so, try smaller sizes. You can trick your brain into thinking you've had more when you really haven't, and you'll become full much faster. Eat several small meals throughout the day. Instead of the usual three meals, divide them up into halves. Every three hours or every four hours. Add more fruit to your diet. Strawberries, grapes, bananas, apples, watermelon, etc. Eat more vegetables. If you can afford it, try to switch your bread to whole grain. It's better for you and it tastes good. Swimming and walking are the two best exercises you can get. When I was practically immobile due to a hip injury, I gained weight. But after I went through therapy and could walk again, I took walks nearly every day, sometimes even walking nearly a mile. A month later, I went from a size 12 jeans to size 10. In your spare time, if you can't get outside to walk or swim, turn your favorite music or your favorite TV program, and do crunches, leg lifts, leg and arm stretches. Try to focus on exercises that hit the problem areas. And yes, drink water. I wouldn't suggest eight glasses though. New studies have proven that drinking that much will cause you go to the bathroom more often. Your body needs to retain some of that water in order to keep you functioning. Plus in a lot of fruit and vegetables, you can get some of your water sources from there. Definitely try the fruit though. A lot of fruit is capable of helping you stay healthy, and prevents cancer, headaches, breathing problems and colds. I'm asthmatic, and I found out that eating red grapes on a daily basis (when I can afford them) helps improve my breathing. And enough vitamin C can help you prevent or recover from a cold much faster. There are no quick weight loss programs, so don't believe half the hype there are. And it takes dedication and persistence to lose weight and to stay at a healthy weight. One last thing. Before starting any diet or weight loss program, be sure to talk to your doctor if you're not comfortable with something. And let us know how it works out for you. Others may want to hear your story some day to be inspired. :)
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
The plate deception might just work. :). I'm gonna try that too. And yes, lots of water. :). After 6 months, I am gonna post again and tell everyone what helped me. Thanks for dropping by. :)
9 Jul 10
Keeping a food journal will help so much, and also record your activity. Once you work out where the problem lies (poor diet/ lack of exercise) you can go towards solving it. If you want to get healthy and lose weight quite quickly then I recommend trying a raw vegan food diet. If that seems too extreme then stick with eating as much raw food as possible. I would recommend stopping all refined sugars, flours and dairy. Eat lots of organic fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts. If you already eat healthy then perhaps see an Ayurvedic physician. If your doshas are imbalanced it can result in weight gain. Good luck!
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
I am gonna do that. You are a creative genius indeed. I have spare notebooks, so I have a good use for those now. Thanks a lot!
@checapricorn (16047)
• United States
9 Jul 10
I want to lose weight also and I am trying to cut sweets. I don't take snacks anymore, I just drink water in between meals. I am a rice eater so I am also watching my intake...Take time to exercise also, I am not good on it but when I am watching TV, instead of sitting and lying down in the couch, I am trying to exercise for 15-20 mins while facing the TV screen. We can do it!
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
Oh yes Checapricorn, we can do it!
• United Arab Emirates
9 Jul 10
Eat 6 meals a day...exercise everyday, dont eat your stomach full. eat food that has more than fibres, like leafy vegetables, salads, pulses & cereals. This will burn out the fats in the body.
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
Hey Edwardjoy. :). Thank you, thank you for this. It does make a lot of sense. Eating activates metabolism. And yes, I am gonna eat food high in fiber. I have a problem with oatmeal which is the main ingridient of most cereal preparations. My full panel allergy skin test is telling that I am allergic to oats and wheat. :(. But that was six months ago, and the doctor said I can try eating it again after 6 months. So I guess I'll give it a try. :). Thank you thank you so so much.
@ladyhope (377)
• Canada
9 Jul 10
If you make some lifestyle changes, as opposed for just going on a diet, then you will probably have a much easier time losing weight. You should start by exercising. I have full time work and full time night school, so I force myself to get up really early to exercise for a half hour. This is good for your health and your weight. Once you get used to it, you will feel so good doing it. I have a lot more energy since I started doing this. I even feel guilty if I miss any days. Next, you should try and eat healthy foods and cut down serving sizes. I eat mostly fruits and vegetables and I rarely eat at restaurants. If you look at suggested serving sizes online, you might be surprised at how little a serving actually is compared to what you are eating...I was! A great free site to try is spark people. There are meal plans or you can put in the food you eat and it will calculate calories for you. You can even get daily exercise plans! As well, you can interact with other members and read lots of good stories and tips about dieting and exercising and find lots of motivation and friends to help you stay on track. Good luck!!!
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
i will surely check that online. thank you, thank you ladyhope. :)
• Philippines
22 Oct 10
That's been my problem since high school. I've tried everything but it's really hard work and patience. What I have tried that really works and good for your health is eating in small amounts even though it is what 4 - 5 times a day. This is the most effective. I lost weight and it made me feel good, healthwise. Just in small amounts. And don't forget to eat breakfast, it is the most important meal of the day.
@llbo1981 (1241)
• China
13 Jul 10
Why should you need diet plan?You can learn from the people who have thin body.They have many method on how to keep their thin.Diet probably will not make you lose weight,some people become fat even if they drink water.