Advice for weight loss?

Advice for weight loss?

Cowgirl-Cutie Cowgirl-Cutie
As someone who is really trying to lose weight and get healthy I'm curious about others' weight loss tips.

Do you have any tried and true tricks up your sleeve? If so, please share. I need all the help I can get!
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The Vixen The Vixen
Well I just lost about 30 pounds because I wanted to look nice for my wedding. Here's what worked wonders for me:

I've tried a couple different diet pills but they didn't do anything.
Then my husband and I started taking a supplement called Oxy Elite Pro and you can get it as vitamin stores. It's a thermogenic which means it raises your body temp and you burn a lot more calories and it suppresses your appetite at the same time(and yeah, you get lots of energy but you get used to it, lol). The weight just falls off. My goal was 20 pounds but I ended up losing 30 without really trying. With a higher protein diet and exercise it's crazy effective. We've recommended it to all our friends. It's pricey but it works.

I would recommend dance as exercise, like zumba or something. You don't realize how hard it works you and it's a lot more fun than going to the gym!

Of course eating less carbs and more protein is good. Also try to eat whole, fresh foods as well.

And one last tip that really works for me; if you're a soda drinker (or beer or juice) that's a lot of extra sugar and empty carbs you don't realize. Try to cut back and replace it with water. That alone can help you lose a couple pounds and make you feel better.

Any health routine can feel hard at first but good luck
married with children married with children
I would suggest you work out a little. Even if that only means a walk every night after work or school. You need to burn calories to lose weight. That is the first step. Second step is to cook all your own food. Get some professional cook books that are written for those looking to eat healthy food. Stay away from the ones by the so called chefs on tv. They are just marketing tools. Get the ones by professional chefs, the ones that own restaurants. "The culinary institute of America" is a good source for these books. You could also talk to any of the cooking schools in your area about buying some cook books that would help you. You might even be able to take a class or two if you are not that good in the kitchen. The key is to control what you are eating, and the only way to do that is to only use raw simple ingredients to create a meal. You can control it all if you can do that. Hope that helps.
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Easiest thing to do is cut out processed foods. Eat REAL foods. Ya know, fresh produce, lean meat, and whole grains. Make stuff from scratch and eat at home. Eat the food your body was meant to eat. If it can go bad, it's good for you. After that, move. Exercise. Your body was made to move.
Diet and exercise and eating healthy snacks like carrots or grapes.
misterazor misterazor
no fast food/fried food. find an active hobby you love and have easy weekly access to...biking comes to mind. don't shop hungry. don't buy garbage at the store. don't drink soda!!! drink more water.

get a job that is active. i got a job as a ballroom dance teacher and lost 30lbs in two months.

don't diet. diets don't work. when the diet ends, you are right back where you started sooner or later. change your mind about what food is. it's just fuel.

don't eat after 8pm...and that means ice cream too...
Cowgirl-Cutie Cowgirl-Cutie
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the advice and plan to add some of them to my daily life.
fizzygato fizzygato
1. Drink lots of green tea and water
2. Take green tea pills to boost metabolism
3. Take apple cider vinegar pills to curb appetite
4. Do 30 min-an hour cardio at least every other day, with same amount of time strength training on alternate days
5. Rest
6. Take milk thistle to clear your liver and as a diuretic
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
Walking, eating more vegetables, drinking more water or Crysatl Light and cutting back on sodas. I've also used Oxy Elite Pro. It worked better than any other diet pill I've tried over the years.

My friend tried Ali. She had constant diarreha from it because it flushes the extra fat out of your body with little to no warning.
TheirPet TheirPet
Eat clean, train mean. A lot of females are worried about lifting weights and becoming too bulky but it really just builds lean muscle mass which helps metabolize fat.
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I was doing zumba there for a while. Zumba is FUN! If you have a Wii at home, you can get any of the three games for $40 or less sometimes. They even have it available on Xbox Kinect. Also, there are the Home DVDs, too. I did it three times a week, and BOY, is that a work out.

Also, you should cut out a lot of the fatty foods. I started eating more hummus for my lunches as hummus is full of protein and can be good as a snack or meal. Make a spinach wrap with it, or dip carrots and pita chips in it. It will give you the energy you need with a lot less calories and fat.

I agree with everyone else about the fresh veggies. It's so much more expensive, and it makes me cringe every time I need to buy more supplies... but in the end, it's much better for you. Also, eating something more like 5 small meals a day might be good.

If you do plan on doing hardcore exercise, the Insanity diet might be a good partner to your exercise. Smaller meals that are high in protein and low in fat and carbs. Eating more smaller meals per day can raise your metabolism, but remember that potato chips don't count :p and can really only harm you in the end.
Voir Voir
Exerise, eat healthy, cut sodas and fast food - lower meat intake and probably cut out beef for white meats (they are also lower in cholesterol). Eat celery as it takes double the energy to digest than you actually gain from it hence your metabolism works almost double for nothing. Eat in small portions throughout the day rather than 3 big meals - but make those portions healthy.

Cutting out all junkfood will not aid in quick weightloss but eating it in moderation is healthier. Also, taking vitamins and stuff doesn't hurt and there are protein type shakes that you can take with workouts to help with muscle growth.

In my opinion you should look to making your body healthy rather than making yourself loose weight b/c if you're healthy you should obtain a more natural weight for your own body rather than seeking out a digit.

I've never had a problem with my weight but I've always tried to keep an eye on the things I eat and have held a pretty consistent weight most of my adult life (short though that may be).
Derekkk Derekkk
I used to drink Epsom salt after a couple weeks I lost over 30 pounds and kept it off for 2 years by eating healthy and exercising!
Noelle Noelle
Originally posted by Cowgirl-Cutie
As someone who is really trying to lose weight and get healthy I'm curious about others' weight loss tips.

Do you have any tried and true tricks up your sleeve? If so, please share. I need all the help I can get!
Weight training and cardio. And Portion control when eating. Avoid soft drinks, and a lot of sodium. No fast food or alcohol. Not fun, but you will start to lose, and keep it off if you maintain your new lifestyle habits.
Martiniman Martiniman
1. A healthy diet
2. Cardio
3. Weight training
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
Check online for something called The No S Diet. It's not really a diet, but outlines an easy to understand plan for healthier eating. In a nutshell: No Seconds, No Sweets, No Snacks (except on days that start with S - i.e. weekends and special days). Basically the idea is that many people are overweight because they eat too much at meals, consume too much sugar, and eat between meals. This plan gives you a way to eat one serving of whatever foods you prepare for each meal, and allows you to indulge a little on weekends.

There's a book that goes in to greater detail, but honestly all the main points are right on the site: I don't think the No S thing is a "quick fix," really, but one should see results over time if they follow the guidelines.

Fad diets and programs can help someone lose weight in the short term, but usually once the plan is abandoned, the person will revert back to the same habits that caused them to gain extra weight in the first place.
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