Hi everyone, I have been really obsessed with my weight problem. I am a 33 year old female and have gained 90lbs which makes the count to 210. I recently took out some of my summer clothes and they don’t fit me anymore!!! This is a real tragedy for me. How can I not wear the ones I adore...moreover the new look is getting me mad (with the comments from my friends). I know quite a few ways to start losing weight…….but I don’t really feel that, with so many people failing using these methods that I will make it through. Does anyone know a proven way to reduce the weight?
Please help me…..this is killing me!!!
Check out the diet and nutrition section, and make sure your routine is in order. There is a ton of great info on this sight. It is amazing how much misinformation there is about diet in the mainstream media.
The most important thing now is to do a lot of reading and get the basics down.
a SLOW and STEADY pace of reduced calories is the only way to keep your body from reacting with the whole slower metabolism thing... but it requires long term diligence.... something most people don't have the will power for.
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I have very poor discipline with my diet. I find the best way to get control is to track everything. It's a huge pain in the ass, and I'm somewhat hypocritical in offering this advice as I'm so poor at using it myself, but it works.
If you can keep track of everything you eat, and translate it into calories, you can certainly understand where the calories are coming from, and reduce them in increments.
If you eat a lot of deep fried foods they will be the most calorie dense, and simply limiting this would be a significant drop in calories.
I used to use fitday.com all the time to track things. It would allow me to add all sorts of custom food, including fast foods, so I could get a handle on what I was taking in.
Then you can set a goal, maybe 300-500 calories less per day. For a couple weeks should garner some results.
Also, if you are exercising, doing some weights and cardio will yield far better results than cardio alone.
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Eat fewer calories than you burn. This is the only way to lose weight and it is guaranteed to work 100% of the time. I'll even throw in a money back guarantee.
Now you know the rules of the game. Start counting calories and you'll be the belle of the ball in no time.
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