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Old 09-29-2012, 11:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Drink water as much as you can.
Green tea.
Green vegetables.
Salad, fruit, juice.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi, i am new i am about 5'7 and my weight is 138lbs .I just go to the gym and use the olyptical for an hour or more i am not fat but i could afford to lose some weight off my stomach sides i was wondering what else i can do to speed up this process. I understand diet is a big part, i try to eat healthy proteins, vitamins, minerals and regularly everyday, but i am wondering what type of cardio works is the best for lose weight rapidly.

If any one know [how to lose love handles fast and easy please suggest few tips?

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Old 03-25-2014, 12:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Eating balanced diet is the key to take nutrition. You should go with it. You should try to drink plenty of water, take fresh fruits and green vegetables. These all are very helpful.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It sounds like you already know how to lose weight. The question is how to not lose so much muscle. You need to eat protein with every meal and it's better if your snacks are a quality protein too. IE a handful of nuts, a hardboiled egg, some peanut butter, or I make sugar free baked treats with chocolate protein powder (no flour-see youtube), sf jello with protein powder as my snack before bed if I need one. There's lots of ways to incorporate more protein into your diet.
Also, try adding more weight bearing moves to your routine. Squats, pushups, planks don't require equipment. Weight bearing moves should follow your cardio routine. I usually do and hour of cardio followed by 1/2 resistance training. The less fat you have on your body the more your muscles will pop too, you'll see more immediate reward for your hard work. Muscle burns more calories at a resting rate so your metabolism will speed up far more than when you're only doing cardio. All the best, keep up the good work!
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi,

I am new to this site, just joined today

I have been on my weight loss journey for a while now and have lost 22kg in total but now just have 6kg to go.

What i realised this week is that even though i am so close to my goal weight i am still holding ALOT of body fat (33%)!

So my question is "what is the best diet i can do to loose body fat?"

I do aerobic cardio about 4 times a week for atleat an hour each time and some weights, is this enough?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated

Cheers,
Lisa
Hi Lisa,

Avoid food that are high in sugar and continue to exercise.

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Old 05-14-2014, 10:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The best ever diet contains fresh fruits.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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you can cut your carbo, and add more protein food on your diet + you want more do exercise consistently

if you want to know more about friendly fat burning meals visit: Kid Friendly Meals

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Old 05-15-2014, 07:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hi there,

I'm a 50 year old female who was at 235 lbs on April 25th, 2014. I had a grand mal seizure on April 17th and a TIA (mini stroke, as my doctor told me). I ate horribly, consuming large amounts of sugar, salt, and caffeine in the form of tea. My husband has tried to help me stabilize for 9 years, trying to get me to use honey instead of sugar, and cut back on the bad things through substitution, but I was always cheating. I have had a lot of stress from my brothers, sister, and mother, and have let the anxiety ruin me for years. I also slept horribly and was always exhausted. I was admitted into the hospital for 4 days, and dropped to 235lbs because I ate little there.

Since I had my seizure, I have realized life is too short, and that I want to spend as much of it as I can with my immediate family and friends. I saw a doctor to help me with some emotional stuff, and am now on a good anti-anxiety medicine. My husband is thrilled I am finally moving forward for healthy improvement. He had me see a sleep specialist, and I will be getting a CPAP machine soon to help me sleep, since I have sleep apnea. I was told this will help me even more with energy and focus and will stop me from having seizures (since sleep apnea is the root cause).

I was forced into a mostly fluid diet into the hospital, so I thought I was going to eat like crazy when I was released. However, the new anti-anxiety medicine helps me feel less hungry, so I found it wasn't too hard to follow a diet my husband has devised for me (he is a Doctor of Management), and I am now down to 220.8 pounds in 21 days. This is mostly water weight, as my husband tells me, as I do not yet exercise, and he said I should not lose more than 10% of my total original weight when we finish the 30 days of Phase 1. I have already started to level off to losing 0.2 - 0.4 lbs/day, as my carb intake is still a little high. My diet is low sodium (no added salt), low sugar (but balanced for glucose needs), caffeine-free, low cholesterol, low-fat, and runs at 1500-1600 calories per day. My husband says we are working on a 5 phase diet and exercise routine he developed, to help me change my lifestyle and have healthy eating habits instead of just a short-term diet. He constantly tells me the key is transitioning. We always transition from one thing to another, instead of forcing a major change in diet or exercise. He said he would have had a different Phase 1 for me if I hadn't been forced into it from the hospital, but that the diet he has me on was a good transition from the hospital back to the real world. We will gradually boost my diet up to about 2000 calories per day as I progress through the phases. My goal is 190 pounds.

Here is what he has for me:

Phase 1 = 21 - 30 days, depending on weight loss
Drink 5-8 16.9 oz water bottles per day (I use Mio for flavor), with no more than 1 bottle every 2 hours. We live in Colorado.
Restricted diet to 1500-1600 calories
No real exercise at this phase, just daily activity of working

Breakfast
Dannon Light & Fit Strawberry Yogurt 1.33 servings
1 Banana
1 16.9 bottle of water

I also take a Woman's Silver One-A-Day vitamin and I take a daily 600mg Calcium supplement.

Every 2 hour period, drink 1 bottle of water

Lunch
Progresso Soup Chicken Noodle (or similar) - 1/2 can
1 hard boiled egg with only 1/2 the yolk (I can't stand to eat the whites alone yet)
1 16.9 bottle of water

Snack
Nature Valley Granola Bar (pack of 2) - The flavor changes based on the variety pack (Maple Sugar, Peanut Butter, Plain)
1 16.9 bottle of water

Dinner
Approximately 880-900 calories, but my choice of variety. I usually have:
boneless, skinless chicken breast - one 4 oz serving - Mrs. Dash
baked potato with cheddar cheese - 2 servings of each - Mrs. Dash
steamed brussels sprout or broccoli - 2 to 3 servings (I love these)
1 16.9 bottle of water

Dessert
Blue Bell Fruit Bar, Strawberry (70 calories)

My carb intake is in the 155 gram range for now. I have never been a big protein eater, but I am slowly transitioning to more protein and less carbs.

He said Phase 2-5 will end up having me only lose between 1 and 1.25 lbs of weight per week and will last 5 months, and I will be exercising appropriately, mostly walking 1-2 miles with friends 3 times per week (twice in a day). He is disabled and cannot walk with me, but him having me coordinate with friends to walk in the near future is proving beneficial all around. He will slowly increase my calories to 2000 during this time, modifying my diet to foods I like, but still healthy. We will also modify my exercise routine to include indoors exercising on my bike, since it gets pretty cold in the winter.

I am so thankful he has been here coaching me this entire time. He knows my body better than anyone else, and having someone who loves me to help guide me has helped me stay very focused (that, and my medicine). I am done cheating on diets, although at first I WAS frustrated, as I had to use the bathroom a lot within the first two weeks from all the water I was drinking. However, my body is finally adjusting to it, and it hasn't been as much of an issue anymore.

I hope this sounds good for helping others in my age category. I feel great, have lost almost 15 pounds in 3 weeks, and my jeans are loose enough that I now need to consider pulling out my older pairs I outgrew from years ago. I have plenty of energy and am now looking forward to exercising soon.

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Old 05-20-2014, 11:28 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Drink more water...
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:34 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Hi every one ..!
The best way to lose body fat is jogging and exercise.Eat fresh vegetables. Cucumber is also very helpful to lose fats.

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