Tips to Lose Weight

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Postby Brazilian » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:25 pm

At the beginning of this year,I had to move from my family's house and live alone. During that challenge,I had to face depression and anxiety that brought the gain of 12 kilos.Now I'm great and I wanna get my slender body back.

I'm already following the formula diet + workout,but I'd like to discuss about tips to lose weight and mistakes that damage that process.Thanks in advance!
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Postby DaBoi » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:33 am

To keep it short i'd say running + a healthy diet (avoid carbs in the evening)
I think people who want to lose weight should train more rather than just starve themselves.
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Postby Mooriah » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:37 am

Well I used to be overweight like 5 years ago and my teacher used to tell me that it's really more about the diet than the exercise (both are important though!)

Personally, I cut on my carbs and I only ate brown carbs (i.e brown pasta, brown rice etc). I also increased my protein intake (lean meat, eggs, fish etc). My teacher used to tell me to eat fruits instead whenever I feel like snacking but not sure whether that's good coz fruits are carbs and some are high on sugar (I think?)

And for the exercise, try HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) instead of the usual jogging etc. HIIT requires less time (usually it takes me 20-25 minutes INCLUDING warming up and cooling down) and burn ALOT MORE fat than jogging for the same amount of exercise time. You can google about HIIT and I'm one of many advocates of it!

All that is really based on personal experience though (I went from 75 kg to 60 kg in about 8 months I believe) but good luck :)
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Postby robert989 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:45 am

Mooriah wrote:Well I used to be overweight like 5 years ago and my teacher used to tell me that it's really more about the diet than the exercise (both are important though!)

Personally, I cut on my carbs and I only ate brown carbs (i.e brown pasta, brown rice etc). I also increased my protein intake (lean meat, eggs, fish etc). My teacher used to tell me to eat fruits instead whenever I feel like snacking but not sure whether that's good coz fruits are carbs and some are high on sugar (I think?)

And for the exercise, try HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) instead of the usual jogging etc. HIIT requires less time (usually it takes me 20-25 minutes INCLUDING warming up and cooling down) and burn ALOT MORE fat than jogging for the same amount of exercise time. You can google about HIIT and I'm one of many advocates of it!

All that is really based on personal experience though (I went from 75 kg to 60 kg in about 8 months I believe) but good luck :)
what is this can you give an example of exercises that are combined ?
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Postby Mooriah » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:58 am

robert989 wrote:what is this can you give an example of exercises that are combined ?
The easiest one would be sprint exercise.

In layment terms, when you start out you can try;

> 12-15 seconds running as fast as possible
> slow jog for 36-45 seconds
do this outside (really hard to do it on a treadmill) and repeat 10-12 times (when I first started out I can only do like 6-8 times)

basically the sprint:slow jog ratio is 1:3 and when you are become more athletic, you can try to do 1:2.

You should feel like you want to puke at the end of the exercise (like you really can't take it anymore).

And by 'running as fast as possible' it means mantaining 60-70% of your maximum heart rate (but I never wear any heart monitor.. I just sprint like mad as if there are 42 dogs chasing me!)
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Postby skapunk » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:17 am

Walk a lot. Use public transport. Its like, walk to the bus stop. Walk to the train station. The walk to your workplace. I do that everyday, and I lost around 7 kilos in two months.

Plus, avoid fatty foods. Being a vegetarian, Its easy for me to avoid fatty foods. So even you can think of going temporarily vegetarian.
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Postby missfunkymonks » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:10 am

I would suggest walking everywhere you can.

Also, try and stick to no more then 1500 calories (if you're a lady?).

I lost a stone and a half steadily over a few months, by walking 5 miles to work everyday (or most days...) and sticking to 1200 calories. You might think you can barely eat anything for that amount of calories - but sticking to salad at lunch, and walking meant I could actually eat plenty.

If I was going out for dinner though then I would treat myself and not worry about the calories.
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Postby NoAngels » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:22 pm

skapunk wrote:Walk a lot. Use public transport. Its like, walk to the bus stop. Walk to the train station. The walk to your workplace. I do that everyday, and I lost around 7 kilos in two months.
That's basically it! All people here, actually even people I know including friends, since they own a car they get fat because they depend completely on it, and they forget the value of walking.
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Postby ratedJJ » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:52 pm

Soup and creamchease and vegetables...Some salty, spicy and tasteful food without any (practically) calories.
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Postby Brazilian » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:07 pm

I started making walking in fasting and I had a lose of 2,2 kg in 1 week.I noticed an important lose of muscle mass :( . I'm trying to get the ideal lose weight per week: between 0,5 and 1 kg.
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Postby DnBLover » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:12 pm

Just get your fat a$$ out of the bed and do something! :lol:
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Postby Poop123 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:16 pm

Eat healthy and Exercise!! :D
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Postby Brazilian » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:18 pm

BLover wrote:Just get your fat a$$ out of the bed and do something! :lol:
:lol: I really love making walking.I have to wake up 4:00 to do that. My weekdays are so hard!
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Postby RunDevilRun » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:54 pm

Basically, you need eat less calories than you really need. First, you have to know how many calories you need per day. Second, you have to know how many calories of each food you eat.

You can't just stop eating 'cause it'll affect on your metabolism (not in a good way). Whether you do this for a time, the next time you eat you gonna gain more calories than you used to be. In other words, you gonna be fatter.

You must know that your body is against you. For it, it's better when you are fat, when you start to lose weight it will do everything to make you eat again.

The most important thing: don't follow these diets on magazines, they don't work. Talk to nutritionists, they'll help you out with this.
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Postby mickey » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:29 pm

Brazilian wrote:I'm trying to get the ideal lose weight per week: between 0,5 and 1 kg.
Exactly, that's what you should be aiming at. My personal achievement: I lost 12kg in 16 weeks.

As for loosing muscle - do you eat enough and do you eat in a balanced way? You should eat in small portions 5 or 6 times per day - that's at least what I do. Literally, sit down and calculate how much calories per day you need based on your lifestyle and then distribute them but watch what you eat. My advice would be to avoid: pork; cheese, butter and ice cream; corn and any kind of cornflakes; any kind of bread; any kind of roasted nuts; sugar (lol obviously!); any kind of alcohol or juice as well as cola, etc. Also, be careful with your consumption of white rice, potatoes, bananas, oil and salt. And, drink a lot of water - at least 3-4 liters per day!

Speaking of training, it's really up to you how much time you can devote - 4 months ago I started with 3 times weight lifting and 3 times cardio per week and now I'm doing 4 times weights and 5 times cardio. I also have to fully agree with what Mooriah said about interval training - that's how I've deen doing my cardio since Day 1.

And finally, one advice - speak with with a personal trainer. There's no way I would have achieved what I have if it wasn't for the guy who's been training me and I am very thankful to him for that.
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Postby jonasmileynlt » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:16 pm

This is how I lost weight:

- I made myself very superstitious... I kept telling myself that if I didn't start losing weight, something bad would happen to me and my family.

- To make up for the fact that I could't really walk to places during the day (I live in a car-centric American city), I went for walks every night around my neighborhood

- I stopped buying foods that weren't good for me.. for example, I stopped eating fast food, chips, candy, etc.

- I watched the movies "Super Size Me" and "Food Inc." to gross me out of eating unhealthy processed foods

- I went to the gym 2 times a week. Although that isn't as rigorous a workout schedule as many have, I just didn't have the time to go everyday

- I drank a lot of water. I fooled my stomach into thinking it was full. Don't overdo this too much though!

- I went to bed on a schedule and got enough sleep.

- I tried to burn as much calories as I could per day.. for example, when waiting for something, I would do jumping jacks or just jog in place. I probably looked stupid but I don't care.

- Eat foods high in fiber!

- Last advice: Don't get on UKMix so much!! lol
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Postby Shorty » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:16 pm

I also need to lose some weight. It's all on my stomach though, and it's haaaaaaard to shift. My arms, legs etc are slim as, and my stomach is huge :evil:

But I've started working out, I already walk everywhere cos we don't have a car, I drink lots of water, eat healthily and all that. And nothing's working :evil:

But my tips are, if you want sugar, eat some fruit instead of candy or sweets. When I want them, I eat strawberries or a mandarin or some yoghurt, it's much better for you :D And instead of eating high fat potato chips, I've moved onto eating rice cakes and pretzels. Pretzels are high in salt, but if you don't eat too many, they're a great low fat snack :D And rice cakes are 97% fat free! I'm obsessed with them.

And lastly, don't make your diet boring. If you want to have some fast food or chocolate or whatever, don't deny yourself a little bit. If you deny yourself it every now and then, you're way more likely to just give up and indulge :lol: I should know... :oops:
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Postby jonasmileynlt » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:27 pm

Shorty wrote:I also need to lose some weight. It's all on my stomach though, and it's haaaaaaard to shift. My arms, legs etc are slim as, and my stomach is huge :evil:

But I've started working out, I already walk everywhere cos we don't have a car, I drink lots of water, eat healthily and all that. And nothing's working :evil:

But my tips are, if you want sugar, eat some fruit instead of candy or sweets. When I want them, I eat strawberries or a mandarin or some yoghurt, it's much better for you :D And instead of eating high fat potato chips, I've moved onto eating rice cakes and pretzels. Pretzels are high in salt, but if you don't eat too many, they're a great low fat snack :D And rice cakes are 97% fat free! I'm obsessed with them.

And lastly, don't make your diet boring. If you want to have some fast food or chocolate or whatever, don't deny yourself a little bit. If you deny yourself it every now and then, you're way more likely to just give up and indulge :lol: I should know... :oops:
Sit ups helped me get rid of the fat around my stomach
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Postby Juancito75 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:32 pm

Sit ups helped me get rid of the fat around my stomach[/quote]

Please explain for people like me that don't speak proper english what "sit ups" means.
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Postby irishguy28 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:32 pm

Juancito75 wrote:Please explain for people like me that don't speak proper english what "sit ups" means.
of course! :wink: :lol:
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Postby jonasmileynlt » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:18 pm

Juancito75 wrote:Please explain for people like me that don't speak proper english what "sit ups" means.
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Postby nekoocz » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:48 pm

irishguy28 wrote:of course! :wink: :lol:
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Postby DaBoi » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:00 pm

nekoo3372 wrote:
irishguy28 wrote:of course! :wink: :lol:
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waw how cool is that 8-)
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Postby Shorty » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:34 pm

jonasmileynlt wrote:
Shorty wrote:I also need to lose some weight. It's all on my stomach though, and it's haaaaaaard to shift. My arms, legs etc are slim as, and my stomach is huge :evil:

But I've started working out, I already walk everywhere cos we don't have a car, I drink lots of water, eat healthily and all that. And nothing's working :evil:

But my tips are, if you want sugar, eat some fruit instead of candy or sweets. When I want them, I eat strawberries or a mandarin or some yoghurt, it's much better for you :D And instead of eating high fat potato chips, I've moved onto eating rice cakes and pretzels. Pretzels are high in salt, but if you don't eat too many, they're a great low fat snack :D And rice cakes are 97% fat free! I'm obsessed with them.

And lastly, don't make your diet boring. If you want to have some fast food or chocolate or whatever, don't deny yourself a little bit. If you deny yourself it every now and then, you're way more likely to just give up and indulge :lol: I should know... :oops:
Sit ups helped me get rid of the fat around my stomach
I can't do sit ups cos I have a bad back. Two minutes of it and I'm in agony :x I tried but I can't do it. It's not worth the back pain! So I need other ways to shift it.
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Postby skapunk » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:12 am

DaBoi wrote:
nekoo3372 wrote:
irishguy28 wrote:of course! :wink: :lol:
:o
waw how cool is that 8-)
That was just awesome! :o :D
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