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How to lose 10 Kilos

Updated on October 08, 2012

As fat as i could get

That's my gandma! I was almost the same size as her.
That's my gandma! I was almost the same size as her.

Yes I needed to lose more than the hair

I thought cutting my hair would be slimming
I thought cutting my hair would be slimming

My last birthday

Another birthday passes by, but this time I'm not obese.
Another birthday passes by, but this time I'm not obese.

Not quite there yet

Getting there, but not quite
Getting there, but not quite

I lost 10 kgs in 8 weeks

Yes this hub is about weight loss. One of the "Evergreen" topics on the net.

No I am not selling any miracle weight loss drug or product. It was all done the old fashioned way.

If you want to know how here's the details. I was about 56 kgs when I got married. Then the next three years saw my husband and me getting comfortable with each other. I gained two kgs each year.

So by the time I got pregnant I was at 62kgs. And now that I was pregnant there was no way to control my diet. I was eating as healthy as possible, but hey gaining weight is expected at this stage.

When I delivered I was 72 kgs. Now everyone said once the baby has you running around after him you'll drop the weight really fast. A couple of years went by I became 75 kgs. Now I decided I was fat.

I mean close to obese fat. My clothes from before pregnancy were still in the trunk I had packed them. I took them out and had a look. There was no way I was fitting into any of these pants or sari blouses. Skirts and shirts have a way of accommodating you.

Eat Well, Just Eat Less

So when I first decided to lose some weight, I knew I was not going to go on a crash diet. I am the kind who likes her food. At first i limited my calorie intake to 1200 calories per day, but now I consume 1800 calories per day. If you want to count your calories you can download a list from the internet. Many sites give you the calorie count of the food you eat.

So I knew I had to eat sensibly and push up the calorie burning. Only I get bored very easily and so I knew variety was the order of the day. That is why I started a list of things that I could do that helped me to burn fat.

1 Cycling

I have always loved cycling even as a child. I got my husband a cycle for Valentine's Day. He never used it and six months later I decided to put it to good use. So every morning after I loaded my kid into his school bus I would go cycling. I usually did between 3 to 5 kms each morning and came home.

2 Pranayam

This is the set of breathing exercises that helps you maintain good health. One particular type of breathing called the Kapal Bharati actually helps you shed weight. It is not at all difficult to practice and any one can do it. If you need more details visit my hub on pranayam. It will help you understand just what I did.

3 Yoga

Simple yoga asanas which helped strengthen my back muscles and burn some fat. I am not a teacher of yoga so I do not remember the exact names of all the asanas, but if you do an art of living course they will teach you all the basic asanas that help exercise your muscles. Some of them are really simple, while others will take some doing.

4 Walking

In the evening I would go for a 5km walk. Initially it would take me more than an hour to cover the distance, but as I got fitter and my stamina increased I got faster. Now I can do it in 45 minutes on a good day. Although I find walking alone very boring and when I walk with a friend the speed tends to suffer.

5 Tummy Tucks and Push Ups

These are simple to do and can be done any time you have a few minutes to spare. I usually do these at least an hour after eating. So as not to affect the digestion.

I also have a habit of watching TV on my tummy and swinging my legs. You really burn calories and don't even notice. A fifteen minute spell is worth ten minutes of walking in terms of calorie loss. Not bad for just watching TV.

On the whole I lost 10 kgs which would be around 20 pounds. I have managed to keep off the weight for almost nine months. So I'm quite sure that the way I went about losing weight was right. I have more stamina, and am not obese. I may never be slim, but I'll settle for pleasantly plump.

At a recent party

The night my husband fractured his hand
The night my husband fractured his hand

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      Kmadhav 7 years ago from New delhi

      congrats cashmere for loosing such belly fat and extra pounds from your body.

      Yes you did exactly right things to loose weight . This is the best natural way to loose weight ........Good work you did....

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      I need to lose about 5 kgs more to get back to my premarriage weight. Am planning on doing that once my kid's school reopens.

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      Reena Daruwalla 7 years ago from INDIA

      Let's do it together!

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Done! I'm starting on 13th July.

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      kiran8 7 years ago from Mangalore, India

      Wonderful ! the most important thing is to have loads of determination to reach your goal, and you had more tyan enough - all the best to you :)

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      marriedwoman 7 years ago

      brilliant...I needed to shed a few kilos as well....thanks..

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      As of now I'm almost dreading going home to my mom as I know I'll end up hogging on all the treats that she cooks up. That means I'm gonna gain weight in the month I am away.

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      These are great ideas.. common sense, and easy to put into practice. Thanks Cashmere!

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      Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

      Well done cashmere...and you look great in the sari! :)

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thanks FP.

      I think any one looks great in a Sari.

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      hubber-2009 7 years ago from India

      Your husband fractured your hand because you lost weight..

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Hey Hubber 2009 you are the only one who picked up on that one...no he fell on the dance floor.

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      AlexK2009 7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Well done.

      Glad it worked for you. I tried all kinds if things for years but only started losing weight after resuming martial arts practice twice a week. Once was not enough. I found I got thinner but weighed the same. I seem to have lost at least two inches from my waist in the laat yeaar

      Which brings me to one of my favourite peeves: Using weight asa measure of fat. Muscle is denser than fat and so you can get thinner and heavier. OK, you would have to move to almost athletee level training to do so but it can happen.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      That so true. I lost inches before I lost kgs. I guess weight is not always an accurate measure of fitness levels Alex

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      dianacharles 7 years ago from India

      great ways to lose weight cashmere. those crash diets rarely work.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      I know diana, having tried one called the GM diet myself, I can safely say that is not the way to lose weight.

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      Joanna McKenna 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I've heard about breathing to lose weight, but who knew watching TV could be exercise? Brilliant! I have 20 lbs I'd like to lose, and never find again!

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Just imagine how easy it is, if you just want it to be.

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      Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

      You look slim in your sari Cashmere. Thanks for the tips, I'm also on a diet and could do with a 10 to 15kg lighter load.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      All the best Jewels. A lot of support is needed for the enterprise.

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      Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Nice to read a real life story of losing weight. You look cool in your new photoes. Reminds me I desperately need to shed some weight too.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Thanks Anamika. I thinkl everyone wants to lose weight all the time.

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      sarah 7 years ago

      the phtos are really inspiring ....i have just one doubt can you really lose 10 kgs in 2 months by following this ...i have this wedding to attend in less than 2 1/2 months ...and by then i want to be in my best shape ...

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Oh yes Sarah, it is possible. Only you need to work hard at it. Also every one has a different metabolic rate, so if you have a fast one, you may loose even more weight in 2 months.

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Okay folks, am back in the 70s and feeling miserable. The battle of the bulge begins again.

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      michelle.dragon99 7 years ago

      hi Cashmere...try weight loss shakes out, as what i always recommend to people...or visit to my site http://weightlossshakesguide.blogspot.com

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Hi michelle, I am not into experimental drinks and food. I always stick to my regular food, but reduce the calorie intake. That works best for my system.

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      Snehal 7 years ago

      Thanks buddy!! You r a true motivator. I have started a routine to lose weight and I also put a few articles on hubpages!! You must a great mom as you know how to get us moving!!!

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      Anju 7 years ago

      i will try my weight loose this way ,i am 23 and 72kgs

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      Lightwalker 7 years ago

      Thank you, I will definitely be using the "lying on my tummy swinging my legs" while television watching. That's how I like to watch tv anyway. And I will be checking out your hub on breathing and yoga as I'm very interested in learning.

      Blessings of peace, love, joy and all the good stuff. :)

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      Glad to be of some help Lightwalker!

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      sdhaliwal 6 years ago

      great.....even i weigh 65 kgs now( i was 57 3 yers back)...have been truing to lose the extra kilos for sometime but without success......but its great that you with just adding few things here and there have been able to come back in shape...this article of yours is a gud motivation for me

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      varun 6 years ago

      Congrats ,u really look great

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      All the best sdhaliwal.

      Thank you varun.

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      i_keep_trying 6 years ago

      so I was 78.5 kgs when I decided I had enough... so I joined a diet course and lost 17 kgs just by controlling what I ate and no exercise at all... but due to exams and schedule pressures I gave in and didn't get to my target goal of 55 kgs. I stopped controlling what I ate when I was 61 kgs... 2 years passed... I just went on the scales and it said 63.7... its time again and your article is one of the first pieces of motivation Ive found after Ive decided on joining the gym on monday and getting back into track... life is too short to deal with self image problems.. you have it inside.. even if it is covered by a layer of fat.. so get rid of that unflattering layer and shine!

      good luck to you all and god bless =)

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      I hope you hit 55 soon i-keep-trying!

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      gidtset 6 years ago

      I wish you all the best in achieving your goals.

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      Rema T V 6 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wonderful hub Cashmere. Very inspiring too. Thanks for sharing.

      Regards,

      Rema.

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      sam 6 years ago

      cashmere u really did a fab job...me too wanna lose weight.....i'm 18 yr old and ma weight is 100 kg..plzzz suggest me sumthing...i really want to lose weight.plz help me..??

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      bahaa 6 years ago

      i started lossing weight about mid july i was 85 kg until spetember 2010 i got to 75 i lost 10 kg. my target goal is 70 kg but i could go lower

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Thank you gidtset and rema. Sam and Bahaa the only way to lose weight in a healthy manner is to eat fewer calories and exercise more.

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      Barbie  6 years ago

      At last, a real woman gives real tips on how to lose weight, keep on sharing.

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Okay I'm kind of stuck on 70 now since I have not done any exercise in the last 12 months.I need to get inspired again!

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      leomeg1 6 years ago

      Hi cashmere...

      Thanks for the inspiring article..well i do want to lose 10kilo's and maintain that for good. I become very lazy after i come from work & don't feel like going out for walk.please also suggest what diet i should have and what exercise can i do at home.

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      Treasure Sibiya 6 years ago

      congrats....i am going the healthy way to lose weight. I am young and being 78 kg at my age is not appealing.

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      All the best Treasure dear...it takes will power and dedication.

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      Farida 6 years ago

      I need to lose 12 kg in 4 months can u help me??

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      Priya 6 years ago

      I had a baby 6 months ago and am working and looking after baby. I need to lose 12 kilos. Can you help me? I just cant seem to find time :(

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I cant really help you guys, only you can. just pick up physical activity that you enjoy and see a nutritionist about cutting down the calories without losing out on essential nutrients.

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      pulkit 5 years ago

      hello cashmere my weight is 85kg i want to lose 10 kg plz tel me some exercise:)

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      niks 5 years ago

      i m 24 years and my height is 5.6 inches and my weight is 87,i have to reduce 20 kilos.plz guide me

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      The best way to loose weight is to lower your calorie intake and pep up the exercise. Do remember that exercise make you hungry, so at that time you should not eat, but drink some beverage, as it is less calories and more filling for the stomach.

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      kamaira 5 years ago

      hey cash m kamaira n I'm 19 yrs old my height is 5 feet n m 50 kg.... plz tell me hw 2 reduce weight in a mth na.. n i really want a slim toned waist....HELP..

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Have you checked your BMI? I think you are not overweight for your height and weight ratio

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      kamaira 5 years ago

      thanx bt my tummy cums out n people laugh at me... so wat abt inch loss... plz di suggest sum exercices.... n thanx di 4 d reply...

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      Fat Mum 5 years ago

      Hi Cashmere... any new update on your weight loss? My case was similar - dropped from 80 kgs to 60 over 2 year period but am back to 64... SO FRUSTRATING... if you just stop the exercise the weight piles back :(

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Kamaira I suggest that you do stomach specific exercises and concentrate on reducing the paunch. You don't need diet control.

      Fat Mum, right back at you. It is a totally frustrating and life long battle. You need to keep at it. Just cut yourself a break once in a while or you will drive yourself crazy.

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      Paramjeet 5 years ago

      Hello,

      I am a 54year old women , i found a lady online that helps you loose weight systematically. I was 85 Kgs and in the last 4 months i lost 18kgs , eating 6 times a day .

      She promises she will make you loose 4 kgs/month but i lost more .Now i am 67kg(lowest i saw myself was 66.5 yesterday . I have never been in 60's for 20 years . She charges Rs 3000/month. gives consultation on phone and motivates and keeps track 2 times a week.

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      Moni 5 years ago

      Hi..!!! I m 19..and 5'4'' and weigh 68 kgs...I have already reduced 12kgs by doing cardio nd aerobics in gym butmy wt. is not coming down since 9 months although I m going gym regularly and have healthy diet..Please tell me what should I do so that I again start shedding wt....? i SHALL BE THANKFUL.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Moni I think you have reached what is called the Plateau phase in weight loss. Go back to a normal routine for one week. Eat and drink normally and don't do any excessive exercise. Then again step up the work outs it should help.

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      sonnia 5 years ago

      hey hi cashmere...u look amazing.....i m very depressed cuz of ma figure..ma height is 5'8 n ma weight s 75kg.i m over weight n the main thng ma upper part is heavy from the back side.plzz suggest me some exercise n diet chart so dat i cn loose weight soon by follow dat...thnx...

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      Sapna 5 years ago

      Very Nice...

      I will try all the steps suggested by you.

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      khushboo 5 years ago

      Cashmere it's really amazing n gives positive feeling once u loose ur weight..I hav loosed my weight in a different way only by morning walks..nd diet.. IT WAS SURPRISE BY ALL MY FAMILY MEMBERS...de just asked several questions 4 wat I HAD GONE TO LOOSE MY WEIGHT...AFTER DAT SUddenly U KNWS

      fEW months later.. dat comments just killed ma health..I WAS GOING BACK TO MY HEALTH...nd suffering alot ...after dat few years once again m back to my postion..but now again I Want sme easy plan dat can make handle my body..widout any suffering..pls temme...cos now a days m well.. but I DON'T WANT TO GAIN MY WEIGHT..BUT AGAIN i want to loose my weight zero figure.. can I REDUCE TO DAT EXTENT???

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Sonnia, don't get depressed just put a plan into action and follow.

      Sapna, thank you hope it works for you.

      Khushboo, glad to hear about your experience

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      khushboo 5 years ago

      Cashmere..dats not easy... its tooo difficult to weight loss pls can u suggest me smething.. dat how can I REDUCE MY WEIGHT 20 KGS..IN A NORMAL WAY.. ND IS DAT TRUE..THE PERSON WHO REDUCES WILL AGAIN PUT ON HIS WEIGHT AFTER REDUCING..??? PLS SUGGEST ME SMETHING..TO REDUCE 20 KGS..THANKFUL TO U....pls help out..I JUST WANT TO REDUCE MY HIPS N THIGHS...PLS HELP ME.PLSSSSSSS

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I think you need to begin your walks and add one more exercise component to it. Usually the body gets used to a kind of exercise and then it does not help to lose weight. Add a new thing like tennis, or swimming and it will begin to burn fat again.

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      Khadija 5 years ago

      Congrats on your achievement..I gained weight after my baby turned one so can't blame being preggers for it....I did the same thing I calculated calories and limitedly diet and the. Weight came knack at a much faster speed....reading your article has given me an insight on how to about it and now I will try to love my ten kegs in 2months

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I agree you gain weight in pregnancy but not as much as you suddenly do a year afterward. All the best with the weight loss plan.

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      Jaya 5 years ago

      Hi Cashmere it's really amazing n gives positive feeling once u loose ur weight..

      My weight at my marrige is 58kgs, after baby its 70kgs, 1yr before i gone to gym to reduce my weight still i was 70kgs and due to my studies i left gym now my weight is 75kgs. My hub and my in laws laugh at me because of my fat appearance i feel very bad and challenged them i will reduce my weight around 59 or 60kgs by Jan'12.

      Please help me to reduce my body weight. Even my back and front seems very huge...everybody making fun out of me. I feel happy, because others are enjoying and am making others to smile / laugh....still please understand my feelings. i have no support / motivation. only my motivator/supporter is my mom, but i last her 3 monts back, she is no more. I feel u like my mom, please help me to get into my shape...thx

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Jaya, losing 15 kgs by Jan 12 will take a lot of concentrated physical effort. You need to make a week wise break up on the calories you intend to lose and then exercise accordingly.

      Remember to control your diet but not to starve yourself. Think of eating foods like cucumber which actually need more calories to be digested than they give your body. Make this a regular snack.

      Never stay hungry, its counter productive to losing weight.

      Sorry to hear about your mom, but you must have some friends who will support you. DO not ask your in laws or husband for support if they make fun of you. Go to a gym or seek out a nutritionist, they will help you and become your support system. All the best

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      Devisha 5 years ago

      Hey, wow well done and congrats on the weight loss yu loook fab!!!!!

      but one question when eating healthy were yu still eating things like curry and chappatti's???

      thank you x

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      Jaya 5 years ago

      Hi Cashmere thanks a lot for your response to me.

      i am planning to do below activity with food. Please suggest me is this ok or need to change.

      one glass of water - 6.30am

      one cafe - 8.30am

      one pomegranate fresh juice - 10 am

      cucumber slices -11 am

      rice with sambar/rasam with one vegetable - 12.30

      taking tea - 3pm

      veg soup - 5pm (some time taking some time not)

      chappathi - 3 nos - 8 or 9 pm

      activity : all household activity other than cooking. In gym 40mins in walker & strech, home gym, cycling all to gether 20 mins.

      Kindly advice.

      thx.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      yes devasisha I was eating chapattis and curry but not too much of it.

      Jaya I would suggest that you eact the chappatis earlier in the day as the carbs need time to process and burn up as fuel. if you eat it so close to sleeping the energy will not be used and it will be converted to fat.

      Otherwise it seems fine. All the best.

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      reshmi 5 years ago

      hi, i want to lose 15kgs by jan'12. I am planning to hit gym and do some stretching exercises at home. I had stopped all junk foods since 5 months. Please help me to get into my shape. my problem area is my lower part of the body and arms. please guide me

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      That's quite ambitious reshmi and I wish you all the best. Hope you meet your goal for the new year.

      For the lower tummy region Kapalbharati pranayam is a great toner.

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      jaya 5 years ago

      Thx a lot Cashmere.

      i started working on this. Hope i will reach my goal very soon. thx a lot for your guidance.

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      sheryl 5 years ago

      hey,i was 60kgs good for my tall height \and build was happy with that! now after indulging and having a baby i am not 88kgs. not good at all!! I am one 2 meal replacements-milkshake diet and one healthy meal a day (veg,protein) size of your hand! lots of exercise,walking/cycling/swimming/boxfit each week. I have been on this for a week and lost 3kgs! keep up the hard work and when you are snackish inbetween the shakes eat half an apple ect. Careful of certain fruits as they are high in sugars. I'm aiming for 60kgs so fingers crossed i will achieve this!

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      All the best Jaya.

      Sheryl I know what you mean. Small snacks eaten frequently not only keep you from getting too hungry, they also speed up your metabolism.

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      Vigneshwari 5 years ago

      Hi Cashmere,

      How are you? This is Vigneshwari. I am also like you my height is 5 inches when I got married my weight was 63kgs. At that time I was doing Yoga and going for walk. But after delivery I put on weight now my weight is 85Kgs I am unhappy because of this. I have 8 months baby. I am feeding milk to my kid. Now I have to reduce weight atleast 3 kgs for a month. Please tell me how to reduce weight. My husband and his sisters kidding me because of this. I am so worried. give me some tips.

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      Jaya 5 years ago

      Hi Cashmere, please suggest me is cycling (regularly driving bicycle for 30 mins fr office to home) really workout for reducing body weight, back & ties. if so, is it gud instead of going to guy, we do diet along with regular cycling for 30mins every day evening pl advice. Thx jaya

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      suma 5 years ago

      Hi Cashmere, good inspiration and motivation. i am 35 yrs and 60kgs. i have 2 kids but i never put on this much weight even in pregancy. thinking for reecuing it. i am dieting and 30 min yoga which i know, and also 30 min waking. is it enough to lose weight. my taget at least 55kgs in next 5 to 6 months.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Vigneshwari, since you are still feeding your child diet is not advised. Exercise as and when convenient, and once you wean off your child you can step up the fitness regime.

      Jaya cycling is excellent exercise, but if you need to stop for traffic etc it is not consistent and the calories you burn are not the same. So you may want to add some pure cycling time in a park or inside the colony for pure exercise.

      Suma, thanks for sharing that information. All the best with your fitness plan.

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      jaya 5 years ago

      Cashmere, thx for your inputs. In that case,ifeel i can do cycling sincerely for 1 hr per day in the evening 6.30pm to 7.30pm in near by streets. with dieting.

      Kindly comment will it out. Thx, Jaya.

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      kavi 5 years ago

      HI Cashmere

      Can you tell what was your diet like.. what were you eating for break fast , lunch and dinner and also for snacks

      you are a true motivator

      Thx

      Kavi

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      ankita 5 years ago

      hii cashmere...

      ur pics r really motivatin.

      i want to..

      no no, correction..

      i need to lose weight really bad.

      am 17, 5'6 n weigh 70 kgs...which is disgustin.

      i have a kinda pretty face.. but b'coz am fat, i feel fugly ( y' noe, fat n ugly) in my frnds presence.. who r lyk 5'8 n weigh 50 kgs..

      moreover, we hv our farewell in feb. 4 which we need 2 wear a sari.. n i wanna luk really fab in it..

      n fcource, we hav D Valentine's Day.

      hence, I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT atleast 10kgs.

      Phew..

      to achieve dat, am gonna try loads n loads f brisk walkin along wid a lil bit f diet control.

      hope it works.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I was eating the same things that I was cooking for the family, but I merely restricted my intake to 1200 calories. So if I finished the calorie count by tea, there was no more dinner. You can reduce it gradually from 1800 to 1200 as other wise you will starve

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      kavi 5 years ago

      thx for the answer

      but how about sugar and roti ... were you eating carbs for dinner

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Yes I was eating my one chapati in lunch and one chapati at dinner. Plus I took one spoon of sugar in my hot beverage. Remember the trick is in ensuring all the minerals and vitamins go into the body, but only in a limited amount. That's how you counter the overeating that causes us to put on weight.

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      antara 5 years ago

      hi,im antara from kolkata.im 24years old.my weight 67kg.height 5feet 2 inch.plz tell me how loss my weight 1-2 mounths?im married just 20 mounths.tell me a diet and exsercise chart....also i want to know that any medicine can help me loss weight any without side effect?

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      Neha 5 years ago

      Hi cashmere your weight loss is really inspiring. I have few questions need your help in loosing weight. Is it a good idea to start your day with water and lime. Can you suggest some break fast and snacks you were eating. For lunch and dinner I am eating 1 cup veg or dal with 1 roti

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Anatara I do not recommend any artificial weight loss through medicine. Such drugs do you more harm than good in the long run.

      Neha I was eating no fried snacks, just fresh veges and fruits for little in between hunger pangs. Breakfast was also whatever was made for the family, but in limited amounts.

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      pinky29 5 years ago

      Hello Cash.

      Congratulations for your success.

      Is it possible to loose 10 - 12 kgs in 6weeks?

      Cud u plz assist me with a veggie diet chart and exercise plan. Is Kpalbhati and Aulom vilom benificial for wight loss and loosing belly fat with cardio? How much wud u recommend?

      Is it ok to do only kpalbhati and aulom vilom!

      I realy want to loose weight very badly.

      I weigh 64, age 29, height 5feet 3inches.

      Please guide me.

      Thanks in advance.

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      Priti 5 years ago

      Hi Cashmere,

      Thanks for such wonderful and practical tips.

      I have visted so many sites for some tips to reduce weight and always found diets which help you reduce weight fast only to gain it again.

      You have given very smart and practical tips.

      Seeing your weight loss journey with pictures gave me so much of confidence and motivation that I am sure I would stick to the smart diet plan and exercise routine. I wish to reduce 12 kgs in next 3-4 months. I will keep posting my progress here.

      You are an Achiever Cashmere!

      You can do it again. THANKS

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      finbjn 5 years ago

      cool

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Pinky that is kind of steep a target, after all the main goal of weight loss is gaining fitness?!! I'm not a dietitian so cant help you with charts but I would recommend you eat sensibly.

      Any part of pranayam is always useful to the body. Don't do more than three cycles of ten each for both in a day. Too much of a good thing can also be bad.

      Thank you so much Priti!

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      nidhi 5 years ago

      hiii am nidhi am a student of 9th std my height is 5.5 and weight is 81 how can i rduce my weight plz cn any body help

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Eat healthy, exercise regularly and stay happy!

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      pooja 5 years ago

      hi cashmere i m pooja .i m student of 3year .my height is 5.1 and weight is 55 kg. how can i rduce my weight .help me

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      Kavita Sharma 5 years ago

      Hey but you didn't mentioned what was your diet? Along with the steps of workout, it would be really helpful if you put your diet you followed during your regime, meaning what you use to have in breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner, please provide us with this info

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Kavita there was no special diet chart that i followed. I ate the same things that I cooked for my family. ONLY I ate less of each thing, plus I avoided most fried products ad bakery products. That was the only difference

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      charmingkids17 5 years ago from Jaipur/Ahmedabad

      hi ive read your article its too motivatinal and inspiring, i am also joining the race of reduceing weight,i m 77 kgs as of now and was 58 kgs when i got married 5 years back, i don't wanna reduce 15 20 kgs in a month but i want get back into shape as soon as possible(within 6 months atleastwant to reduce 15kgs) by following porper diet and exercise can you pls help me out in that my deit and exercise programeis as

      1 cup tea with sugar 7:30 am

      3 chapaties 2 pm

      1 cup tea with sugar 5:30 pm

      either poha or upma or tomato soup and a glass of milk 8 to 9:30 pm

      my exercise schedule

      20-30 min treadmill in moring

      10 min kapalbhati in morning

      walking in my house whenever i get timeto walk, thats it can it is possible to reduce 15kg in 6 months

      waiting for ur reply

      thax

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      sathish 5 years ago

      your article is inspiring i am highly overweight and i weigh nearly 110 kg it really feels bad on my part and because of this i seemed to have a low self esteem.i have took up walking.i am walking for an hour daily and i don't have a proper plan of dieting pl help me with that and what kind of other exercises/workouts should i do to reduce my weight pl help me out with this.i badly need to reduce weight....

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      puja 5 years ago

      hlw every one..i am 21 years old and my height is 5.0 .My weight now may by near of 70 kg..So i want to turn my weight in 50 kg..And i also turn my height little bit more...How it possible,pls tell me cashmere mam...

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      sahrish 5 years ago

      how to lose my 10 kilos...

      my weight is 57 kilos

      my height is 5.0.

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      FAT cat 5 years ago

      hi cashmere.

      Am an avid gymmer, and even more of an eater.

      When I stopped gymming and work took over my life, weight started piling up with no time to gym. Am trying to workout five - six times a week, but no diet control as such. No shift in weight yet.

      What do I do?

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      KAVITA SHARMA 5 years ago

      Thanks, for ur reply.

      I am on the same page as u were, I have a kid of 4 yrs age, before delivery i was 54 kgs and then I took less than two years to put on till 67 kgs, I m now trying to do hell lots of things but u know, because of work and foody habits I am not able to keep the consistency and could not reduce a single kg. Ur story is very inspirational and hope I also reach my goal as u reach. :)

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      swetha 5 years ago

      i want to loose 30kgs in 5months how

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      That's a tall order swetha, do u really need to lose so much weight so fast? A gentler pace would be healthier in the long run

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      sumita 5 years ago

      Hi, I am sumita. I am 85 KG and 34 years old. I am a working mother of my two children aged 6 and 2. I do not get much time to exercise or join gym. I do 20 minute walk followed by some exercises. what else should i do to reduce the weight. I have a sitting job in office. do you think that having light lunch and dinner can help me more in reducing weight

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Sumita, the little things do add up. Just think of small things that you can do to burn calories which can be incorprated in your daily routine. Then calculate how much of it you need to do to burn 500 calories a day. Simple pranayam breathing for 15 minutes can help you burn 50 calories with ease

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      kirra 5 years ago

      hey guys im 11 and i wanna lose 10kgs before my school starts back up im sick of being fat and need help please give me some tips on how to lose 10 kgs in 4 weeks please thank you

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      kirra 5 years ago

      hi my name is kirra im 11 years old and wanna lose weight i only have 4 weeks till i go back to school im curently 54 kgs and my goal weight is to become 40,45 please help me

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Kirra, at your age you should not be dieting at all, it has to be more calorie burning with exercise. Do a lot of physical activities

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      anniekhan 5 years ago

      hey cashmere plz help me i m 19 years old and em getting married after 6 months and my weight in 96 or 97 kilos which is very sad for me :( i want to loose weight as much as i can in dese 6 months i just want to look good i know it will be hard in 6 months to loose very much i just want to loose few and look good plzzzz give sum advice so i can loose quickly plzzzz .....

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Hi Annie, You did not mention your height, and general body type. These are important considerations to determine your ideal weight. In general I'd just ask you to pep up the exercise routine and limit the junk food intake.

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      mahsa 5 years ago

      cashmere plz can i knw how to loss ur weight my weight is 63 nd age is 17 plz i also wnt to loss weight so hw cn i plz tell me

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Exercise is the best remedy at your age. Do at least three different forms of exercise in the day. Walking, playing outdoor games like basketball and badminton are great ways to burn up calories and lose weight. Also keep a check on the junk food you eat.

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      Rishabh 5 years ago

      Hi cashmere,thanks for a great article .. I am really motivated by it.

      Well I am 17 and my height is 5''7' and my weight is 68 kgs..i am not obese but I have to burn this baby fat...my waist is 36 inches and my target is 28 inches, plz suggest me some tips on how to reduce my waist fat , my ideal target is 58 kg which is 10 kg weight loss(same as you)

      Thanks in advance and by the way ...you look great in that saree really pretty..

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      At 17the best way to burn fat would be to jog or play games like squash, badminton and basket ball. For the waist in particular try some simple yoga asanas that make you twist the area. They are very effective for toning the tummy muscles. Thank you for the compliment, I feel the saree is an amazing dress.

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      Rishabhthehero 5 years ago

      Can you tell me some tips for how to wake up early , bcoz I want to do yoga and go for morning walks

      - Rishabh

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      An alarm clock comes to mind!

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      hi cashmere is this diet plan ok with 1 hr brisk walking Day 1 [Fruits] – Day one of your diet regime will start with all fruits diet. You may eat fruits of your choice and in any quantity. There is no limit. Eat till your stomach is full. In case you don’t find fruits in nearby stores, you can substitute it with packaged fruit juices but avoid fruit juices that have preservatives in it, they don’t really do any good in this case. On day one, you must eat fruits ONLY and don’t forget to drink at least 7 glasses of water.

      Note: The only fruit that will not be on your plate is Banana. Every other fruit is ok except banana. Don’t limit it to just one fruit, have as many different fruits you can.

      Day 2 [Vegetables] – This is all vegetables day. If you prefer, you may have raw or/and cooked vegetables. Eat as much as you want to, no quantity restrictions. If you want to cook the vegetables, you may do so but avoid using oil while you cook. 7 glasses of water today also.

      Day 3 [Fruits and Vegetables] – On day three, you will eat a mixture of fruits and vegetables. No quantity restrictions, eat till you fill your stomach. Also, eat one banana today, just one!

      Day 4 [Vegetables, Bananas and Milk] – Today you will eat 6 bananas, 3 glasses of milk and small quantity of vegetables. In the morning, your breakfast will start with 2 bananas and one big glass of milk. You will follow this in the afternoon for your lunch. In the evening eat 2 bananas, eat vegetables and drink one glass of milk.

      Day 5 [Rice and tomatoes] – Today you will have one cup of rice, six full tomatoes (medium size) and since you are having lots of tomatoes, drink 10 glasses of water today.

      Day 6 [Rice and Vegetables] – One cup of rice and raw/cooked vegetables of your choice. It’s recommended that you eat rice in the morning and for rest of the day, eat vegetables.

      Day 7 [Fruits, Vegetables and Rice] – On day seven, eat fruits, vegetables and 1 cup of rice. You may substitute fruits and vegetables with juices as well, but that is to avoid.

      This diet regime works well by burning more fat than accumulating it and since it avoids all sorts of food items that eventually gets converted to fat to become a part of your body, the weight loss is faster and harmless.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Nasreen, this is also known as the General Motors diet as it was originally developed for the workers of that company in Detroit. The diet usually helps you lose about 2-3 kgs in the week.

      Guilty of having done it myself :)

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      hi cashmere thanx 4 replying but i did not get u. y r u guilty of having done it and do u recommend it.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Nasreen in my quest to lose weight I went trough this phase where i tried out all kinds of weird diets, and the GM diet was one of them. You can read about the others in a hub that I wrote about them. It was one of the few diets that actually did help u lose some weight.

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      let me also try and c.cashmere r u from mumbai ?

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Pune actually, but not living there right now

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      sonia 5 years ago

      hi,cashmere your article motivated me a lot. i am 38 and 72kg and want to reduce atleast 8 to 9 kgs in 2months. if i follow your schedule will i loose the desired wait.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Hi Sonia, you have an attainable goal, but remember ever body has a different metabolism. You need to take your body type into account as well.

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      i m in mumbai so don't get any free place to cycle.even parks are crowded here.so is cycling in gym equal to cycling out in open space? how to find ones body metabolism rate?

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      nasreen cycling in a gym can be just as effective as long as you adjust the program to give you slopes and plains and an overall good cardio workout.

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      thanx cashmere but i am unable to find my metabolism rate.should i c a doctor for that.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I had written an article on how to check your metabolism rate about three years ago, let me hunt for the link and get back to you.

      A doctor will surely be able to help as well.

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      oh thanx that wuld b a great help

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      cashmere i have one more thing to ask u.i am growing my hair shuld say trying to regain it bcoz i have lost a lot due to study pressure.i need to take protien and vitamin e for that but due to this diet plan mentioned above i am not getting it properly.so can i take pills for protien and vitamin it will it increase my weight.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Multi vitamin pills do not have any fat, but of u are taking cod liver oil pills or omega pills then there will be some calories from that as well.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Nasreen I found the article on BMI and BMR. hope it helps. http://health.wikinut.com/Body-Mass-Index-BMI-and-...

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      rahul 5 years ago

      congrats for achieving your goal

      can you post your diet plan.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I had no fixed diet plan, it was more of a stick to 1200 calories and no more business.

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      soma biswas 5 years ago

      want to losse weight up to 20 kgs with in 3 months with best ways

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      hey thanx again for the pain u took 4 me.it wasn't easy to understand but now i got it .and the good news is that i lost around 8 kgs and targeting 8 kgs more now.

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      teja 5 years ago

      hi i am just 19 years old but my weight is 75 kgs i didn't eat more food but i am gaining wait more and more is this plan work for me plz suggest me one good plan to loose my weight atleast 10 kgs plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz i beg u

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      @ Soma, the best way is to eat sensible and exercise for all you are worth. Its the healthiest way to lose weight.

      @Nasreen, that is great news! All the best for the next 8 kgs.

      @ Teja, stopping eating regular food will make you put on more weight as the body feels that it must store its fat due to famine conditions. Eat regularly in small doses to make the metabolism more active.

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      teja 5 years ago

      will you plz suggest me some excersices which are completed in a short time because i am studying i didn't have more time to spend on it so plz tell me the name of the excercises which help to loose my weigth i want to loose 10 kgs in 2 months atleast will you suggest me a plan about my diet and my excersices plz and i have a dout that is eating 2 pulkas in place of our dinner help us to reduce weight now i am ready to do anything to loose my weight plz help me

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      RK 5 years ago

      Good motivational article. Can you please tell about any free or binge days u take in a week. For example many people say that you can take 1 day off in a week to eat whatever you want so that there would be no cravings. Did u take any days off in those 2 months?

      Also did you exercise twice a day on all the days of the week? Was there a rest day?

      Once again thanks for a good post.

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      sony 5 years ago

      i have a dout that some people tell that drinking one or two glasses of water after eating food immediately,will cause more fat in our body is it correct

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      @teja break up the exercise routine into ten minute slots that will help save time.

      @ RK no binge eating is bad any way you look at it. better to give in to your urge and have a small bite rather than binge.

      @ Sony Drinking water after eating affects digestion, best to avoid too much water after eating.

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      cashmere i walk 5 km in a day.i complete 1 km in 10 mins then i take rest for 2-3 min and then skip for 1 min around 100 counts or jog for 200 mtrs. is this correct and one more thing i m not able to reduce now.my weight is hanging around 70-72.i came down from 78 to 70.my regime is same .wat wuld be the prob?

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      nariman 5 years ago

      it s from the better to see the differences from our bodies not all of us that regime and that life stile would be suitable

      thanx

      nariman / egypt

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      @ nasreen you have reached the stage that is called the plateau! This is where despite all the diet control and exercise the body will not loose weight. Now take a break for 5 days from exercises. Continue eating healthy and then restart exercises after 5 days, then you will be able to move the weight again.

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      oh ok i never knew that could b the case.thanx a ton

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      jasmine 5 years ago

      hi,

      im 40yrs old i have 85kg weight pl inform me how to reduce weight 15kg in 4months i do regular yoga and walk instead i never loose weight 1kg also mostly i in the morning i eat chapati with tea and banana afternoon salad cucumber carrot with lettuce girgir with lemon adding lemonjuice veniger salt 4pm one cup tea night rice with nonveg curry and salad and fruits orange apple

      im 154' tall pl advice me

      thank you

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      The diet seems fine, but maybe you need to do some more calorie burning? If you have no medical problems try something more strenuous than walking and yoga?

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      aswini 5 years ago

      you are giving very nice information thank you so much i have a doubt that eating pulkas in the place of dinner will help us to loose weight or not?

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      @ Aswini, phulkas, rotis, bread are all forms of carbohydrates. It takes physical activity to use the energy provided by the carbs and if you do not do that much physical activity, it gets converted to fat and stored in the body. So conventionally it is better to eat less carbs at dinner since after dinner we do little physical activity.

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      aswini 5 years ago

      thank you so much can yyou suggest me diet that suits me i am 75 kgs and 19 years old

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      Are you vegetarian? Do you know the calorie intake you currently have? What is your ideal weight? How much exercise do you do in a day?

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      nasreen 5 years ago

      can i take protien powder during my diet and which is the best one?

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      aswini 5 years ago

      i am a non vegetarian and i don't know the amount of calorie that i in take but i want to loose 10 kgs in atleast two to three months i am ready to change my diet and excersice plz help me i do my excersice only for 15 min i can change any thing but i just want to loose weight plz help me and advaice which breakfast lunch dinner suits me to loose weight and which things i have to avoid and plz list me some excersices also plz

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      @Nasreen, have never tried them so cant say.

      @ Ashwini You need to write down every thing you eat for a week in a notebook. Then calculate your daily average calorie intake. You can use calorie calculators on the internet to help you. There are a number of free ones. Then work out how many calories you can cut down in the day. While losing weight its best to stick to a diet of 12000 calories a day. In addition to that you need to burn at least 500 calories a day. And 15 minutes is not enough for that. You need to do more exercise to ensure that you burn calories. Cutting down on intake is not enough to lose weight.

      Don't eat anything fried. Avoid fruits like mango, banana, grapes and cheekus as they have high fructose content. That means more sugar for the system. Not needed when you are trying to lose weight. Apples, oranges and papya are excellent fruits to eat.

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      aswini 5 years ago

      k thank you so much then i take a small glass of milk and 2 idlies as breakfast and any curry(only one) with rice i take in my lunch box (small) and again at evening i take a small dinner with curry and curd thats it i will not eat any fastfood or junk food in between and i eat non veg only once in a week can i continue this food or i have to change it to loose weight and which excersices can i do daily plz tell me

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      @ Ashwini, I am not a dietitian to advice you on food matters but as long as you eat sensible and don't exceed the daily calorie in take it should be fine.

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      aswini 5 years ago

      k thank you

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      Hema Mohan 5 years ago

      Hi

      By walking for one hour and doing intense workout at gym is it possible to reduce ten kilo in one month with a good diet ?

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      It is possible. All the best

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      hema mohan 5 years ago

      thank u so much for the quick reply

      will start walk from today evneing from 19:00-20:00hrs. atleast 4.5km. i am sure not only me , but people around me will notice changes in me.

      thank u so much once again

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      AKSHARA 5 years ago

      hi i am akshara every thing is fine with my body but my shoulders are very big with fat so can you choose me some excersices which reduce my fat at this place with in one month plz

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      I'm afraid I don't know any exercises specifically for the shoulders, but I suppose swimming would be a good one.

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      anjali1997 5 years ago

      Dear cashmere, just inspiring story for weight loss.....I need your advice I am already on the weight loss and lost nearly 8-9 k.g of weight with exercise and healthy eating. Now I am stuck..I still need to lose 7 k.g of weight. Due to some reason, I can't make use of gym and depending on walk and exercise. Can you suggest that how much time I should walk and just give me an idea about speed also.

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      It is not necessary to use the gym to lose weight. Walking and yoga exercises combination works just fine. You need to feel the difference in your body as you walk and usually if you can talk clearly with no loss of breath while walking, it means you can go faster :)

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      bushra 5 years ago

      Hi cashmere i am 32 years old and my weight is 74 have thyroid problem i want to loose 10 kg please help me

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      cashmere 5 years ago from India

      With a medical problem like thyroid the weight can go up and down like a Yo Yo. It would be a good idea to enlist the help of a good nutritionist and personal fitness trainer if you are really serious about losing 10 kgs. This is because the body with thyroid problems does not react the same way to food and exercise as a normal body will. You need specialized care, so get it.

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      Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

      You look great, cashmere! Job well done!

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      cashmere 4 years ago from India

      Thank you...it was quite the personal battle!

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      harshi 4 years ago

      hi cashmere your your story is really too good i want to loose my belly fat in one month of time will u plz suggest me some tips to loose i am taking 1300 calories per day nd i want to loose 8 kgs in this month as i got my summer vacation so i can do any thing at any time in this month plz suggest me something to loose my weight and i have a small doubt that is walking burn our calories in earlier i used to walk for 30 to 40 mins but it didn't give me any results nd plz suggest me some excersice to loose my weight plz

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      cashmere 4 years ago from India

      Merely walking is not enough, you need to gradually pick up the speed and cover the same distance in less time. Ideally you should be able to walk 5 km in 45 minutes at your peak.

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      sonia 4 years ago

      hi cashmere i want to loose 10 kg in4 months can you suggest me daily eating schedule . i walk for 1 hour in the morning and do some exercises in the evening.

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      Ann 4 years ago

      Am 5.3inch n 75kgs aft birth n my child is 5mths,i real need to get back to my shape and weight please help me out.

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      sumaiya 4 years ago

      hello i am sumaiya...now i am 67 kg i wanna loss 10 kg in 30 days...i dearly need a diet chart...if i don't take any carb but mango is it harmfll to loss weight??i really need a diet chart///i wanna mention that i am walking 1hour per day

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      cashmere 4 years ago from India

      Sumaiya, get in touch with a dietitian to get a diet chart.

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      Simran 4 years ago

      Hi cashmere,

      I'm 13..going to be 14 this November.And i am 74 kgs.I wanted to know exercises i should do to lose weight, i am exercising and i look a bit thin and my clothes have also become a bit loose but my weight is the same,why is that so? and what kind of food should i eat? and how long should i exercise?

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      cashmere 4 years ago from India

      Hello Simran, the reason why your clothes have become lose but your weight has not moved on the scales is that you are toning your muscles. Now if you continue to exercise the muscles that you have toned u will eventually use the stored body fat up and make you lose weight as well. At your age I would suggest two different types of exercises or games a day. Maybe anything from swimming, gym, tennis, badminton, or basket ball. Try to play at least two sports a day for an hour.

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      Kruti 4 years ago

      HI Cashmere i'm 28 and weight 63 i have gained a lot i need to loose about 10 kgs to become normal im going in a depression im getting married on jan 26th and my fiancé is v serious about me becoming thin i tried doing this program where this woman just does not let u eat at all and went in depression i seriously want to lose but naturally please help me.I cant figure out calorie intake business.

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      cashmere 4 years ago from India

      Kruti, you need to eat. Even lack of food causes your hormones to malfunction. You must eat small portions of healthy foods and exercise regularly to lose weight. lease don't do any crash diets, they are just not healthy. Learn to understand that each item of food you eat has a calorie value. Then add all these values up at the end of the day to get the calorie intake you had for that day.

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      chamu 4 years ago

      recently i heard about your site i was really shocked with your story i have a problem that i was 20 years old and i was 75kgs so i have one month of free time now so in this month i want to loose 8 to 10 kgs will you plz suggest me some tips i will walk daily for 45 mins i don't have any idea about the asanas will you suggest some exercise to me to burn fat in my body i am ready to do anything

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      divya 4 years ago

      will you plz give some tips to loose weight like walk for 5 kms daily doing kapal barathi and i am also doing tummy tacks other than these can you suggest some more and i want to know one thing that by doing push ups what is the use i am thinking that by doing them we have broad shoulders na?

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      chamu 4 years ago

      plz reply me i was eagerly waiting

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      cashmere 4 years ago from India

      Chamu, you need to join a yoga class to learn the asanas and then you can practice them on your own.

      Divya, a personal trainer will be able to better advice you on what exercise suits your body type best.

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      yassmine 4 years ago

      heyy . congrats on the weight loss

      I am currently 76 kgs and my birthday is in excatly 40 days , I cant find a dress to fit me because i am huge . i know that they say go to the gym and all that stuff but i have no time i have chores and exams everything just piles up at the end of the day i cant do anything . so pleasee tell me what to do because i have to lose weight in the next 40 days . right now i eat only vegtables but sometimes i cheat and eat a chocolate then regret it .

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      navya 4 years ago

      hiee cashmere, ur post is really good....!! and I m following it right away..!!

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      neha 3 years ago

      hi cashmere,your article is really encouraging ,i wanna reduce 15 kg weight in 2 months,is it possible to reduce that much in 2 months?if yes then tell me some key points,my height is 5 1'' and weight is 70.5 kg.waiting for our reply.

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      cashmere 3 years ago from India

      Hello neha, I think that 15 kgs in two months is a bit over optimistic. Even dropping ten kgs was quite a task for me. The two main points are exercise a lot and eat sensibly.

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      neha 3 years ago

      thanx for our reply, i want to ask one more thing ,when i eat less i feel tired and weak so what can i do to solve this problem?

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      cashmere 3 years ago from India

      Make your calories count. Eat foods that give you energy

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      zvteecsvqe 3 years ago

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      rajpreet 3 years ago

      Hi I am 26 my height is 5 feet 1 inch and my weight is 54 kg. Am I fat? what should i do to loss my weigh. I want to become 45 kg.

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      cashmere 3 years ago from India

      Personally I don't think you are fat at all. What is your BMI? 45kgs may be too low for you.

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      Vineet 3 years ago

      Hi Cashmere. i am 34yrs old and a mother of 8yrs old boy.

      my weight is 100kg and height is 5*7

      you have mentioned that you use to walk for 5km daily that i equal to how many steps as i have a pedometer which can count the counts of each steps

      coz when I go to a walking track, no km is mentioned and that’s really confusing

      pls help me . I am both mentally and physically disturbed

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      cashmere 3 years ago from India

      There is no way to know exactly how many steps of yours will equal to a km as everyone has a different stride length. However one useful way to find out how much you have walked is to get onto Google maps and measure the distance of the walking track there. Then you will know just how many kms you have walked with each round of the track and work it out.

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