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Old 03-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
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Hi Sydney,

Welcome to the fitday forum!
So you have set a goal, that's a start, you just have to get the necessary things to reach that goal!
It goes without saying, you probably know about the good diet and exercise mix and what not, but it helps knowing why you have to avoid and take some things. Hope I can give you some insight on that as well as good advice.

Not sure what your diet is like but Ill give you the rundown on what has worked for me and I have known to work. To start, minimize starches, added sugars, and animal fat from meat and dairy foods. For rapid weight loss, focus on fruits, veggies, egg whites, soy products, skinless poultry breasts, fish, shellfish, nonfat dairy foods, and 95% lean meat.

Here are more tips:

Eat vegetables to help you feel full.
Drink plenty of water.
Get tempting foods out of your home.
Stay busy -- you don't want to eat just because you're bored.
Eat only from a plate, while seated at a table. No grazing in front of the 'fridge.
Don't skip meals.

Get vitamine C and Omega 3s(good kind of fats) onto your diet. They will help you burn calories.

Avoid white carbohydrates - bread, rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta, and fried food with breading. Eat proteins, legumes and vegetables. Eat the same few meals over and over again. You could mix and match from these groups.

You can maybe take one day off per week to indulge on food you may like.

Get at least 7 hours of sleep at night. People who get less than 5 hours of shuteye a night have higher levels of ghrelin, which increases appetite, and decreases leptin, the protein hormone that tells you when you’re full. Sleep is vital to keeping your weight in check.
If you want to do exercises, start by doing short, intense exercises that focus on full-body movements—like squats with biceps curls, reverse crunches, leg raises, fast crunches, sec lunges, mountain climbers, wide grip push up, reverse lunges, close grip push ups, cross crunches. Important thing is to do some cardio, like jumping jacks, rest for 30 secs, then do 5 to 6 of those exercises for 20-30 secs without resting in between them.

Thats basically it, you just have to make time to exercise, 20 to 30 mins is good. And maintain a discipline on your diet. Shouldnt be so hard for you to get to your goal. You keep that rhythm and youll keep in shape.

Hope thats some usefull info, cheers!
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