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Weight loss tips for people that want to lose only a few pounds/kilos?

  1. ProCW profile image83
    ProCWposted 8 years ago

    Weight loss tips for people that want to lose only a few pounds/kilos?

  2. The Phil profile image57
    The Philposted 8 years ago

    Check out this site:
    http://www.webmd.com/diet/calc-bmi-plus

    Fill in your information and it will provide you with a good amount of details and guidance as to what shape you are in and how you can attain your goals in a reasonable period of time.

  3. newlyborn profile image58
    newlybornposted 8 years ago

    Doesn't matter how much weight you want to lose.

    The law of energy conservation is the same for every person-energy can't be created or destroyed.If we overeat consistently, we will put on weight.If we cut out on the amounts that we eat, we lose weight.

    The idea is to eat regularly(every 3-4 hours) and healthily,which means that each of your meals should comprise protein/complex carbs and "healthy" fats.

    Such a nutrition programme will provide you with energy and all the necessary nutrients for your body to function properly and for you to carry out your daily activities.

    More on www.newlybornonline.co.uk

  4. natura profile image60
    naturaposted 8 years ago

    Don't bother, your weight will fluctuate between 1 -2 kilos (2-4 pounds) from eating and drinking.

    If you really want to loose a couple of kilos then do some walking and just eat natural foods (unprocessed foods). Stay away from filling yourself.

    Eat good during breakfast, and light for lunch and dinner. For late snacks - just eat a fruit.

    By the way everything depends on what your weight is right now. If you're overweight - loosing 5 kilos shouldn't be a problem otherwise you have a problem.

    If you're at your ideal wieght according to charts then loosing a couple of kilos will take some effort.

    Cheers!

  5. jewel07 profile image53
    jewel07posted 8 years ago

    yes.. those few kilos seem to me the hardest to lose. I suspect that the extra stubborn fat is storing toxins which your body does not want to release into your system.
    Try these out to help you with detoxing:
        * check out for food allergies/intolerances
        * cleanse your colon (remove mucoid plaque)
        * eliminate unrecognised parasites in your body (ie candida, etc)
        * Detox, drink lots of water, sweat it out
        * avoid drinking alcohol
        * check for hormonal imbalances
        * relax. relax. relax

  6. Kmadhav profile image56
    Kmadhavposted 8 years ago

    loose the weight in one of the most difficult and boring tasks in all work. Everybody can loose weight by the proper dedication.
    *  walk 45 mints daily starts from 15 mints.
    * count your calories intake
    * 30 mints exercise
    * proper sleep
    * increase the metabolism rate
    * relax relax and relax
    * avoid junk and oily food

  7. tae7m profile image46
    tae7mposted 8 years ago

    Eat healthy, use execise dvd or shows to boost up your metbalism so even if you eat something unhealthy your body will burn the fat. NEVER USE DIET PILLS BECAUSE YOUR BODY START TO LIVE OF IT.

  8. lindagoffigan profile image59
    lindagoffiganposted 8 years ago

    Maintain between 1200 and 1500 calories a day by eating fruits and vegetablea and exercise everyday for twenty to thirty minutes.  Liquid nutrition drinks can get you started by having two cans and day and then a regular meal of a salad.

  9. vancanuck77 profile image49
    vancanuck77posted 8 years ago

    If any body has been looking to lose anywhere from 1 to 200 pounds you should visit http://web.me.com/vsi77/STF and you will get the information you need to know there on losing weight. It works. Always remember you must eat to maintain a healthy body even when dieting.  Diet pills do not work, nor do those "magic" potion or cookie diets.

  10. tikoygirl profile image54
    tikoygirlposted 8 years ago

    Reduce your regular food intake to a half
    Eat 5-6 small meals a day
    Exercise - at least 1 hour of cardio then strength training

  11. KatieE39 profile image73
    KatieE39posted 8 years ago

    I think first and foremost a good exercise routine.  Getting your heartrate up for at least 20 minutes a day - jogging, cycling, swimming, etc.  Also, eating a healthy breakfast is important.  If you eat in the morning it kickstarts your metabolism for the rest of the day.  I usually eat a banana and some granola with yogurt.  Also, fish oils such as omega 3s are supposed to help regulate your weight as well as help your nervous system and circulatory system.  And then of course the obvious - avoiding junk food an binge eating.  (-:

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    Healthwinposted 8 years ago

    For my part, I just combine 5 smaller meals a day with 3 visits a week to the gym (45 to 60 minutes each).

    I boost my metabolism combining weight lifting exercices and healthier eating habits.

    My goal is to both lose extra pound fat and gain extra pound muscles.

    So far I am satisfied with the results. My 6 pack abs are beginning to take over the fat layout. My other muscles are also toning up!

  13. mmngar profile image57
    mmngarposted 8 years ago

    Best thing to do is to look at different types of diet and exercise routines and make a note of ones that you would be willing to do.

    You can find a lot of different diets and exercises on YouTube.

    You don't need to make any big changes just figure out how you can adapt the diets and exercises into your lifestyle, you basically just simplify them to make them more suitable for you.

    Because regardless what anyone else tells you, you need something that's tailored to you in order to be successful.

    and don't rush weight loss it's always going to be a long process so take your time and concentrate at the task in hand.

  14. ratnaveera profile image67
    ratnaveeraposted 8 years ago

    Diet control and regular body exercise iare very important for the weight loss. Eat more vegetables and less food and take at least 8 hours sleep during night time. Do exercise half an hour day in evenings. Avoid sleeping in afternoons. You should have tight control on your snacks and fat rich food items.

  15. dcalderon20 profile image55
    dcalderon20posted 8 years ago

    All these people have given good advice. I would also recommend that you cleanse yourself. It will make your belly flatter and make you feel less bloated. If you cleanse yourself properly you should loose about 5 to 10 pounds

  16. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    The last few kilos are always the most difficult to lose.  It could also be that you don't really need to lose weight, you just need to tone up. 

    Try this for instance - stand sideways in front of a mirror.  Look at how much your belly sticks out.  Now raise your arms above your head - right up - and look again. If your belly is now flat, you're not carrying excess weight, you just have flabby muscles.

    There are fun ways to tone up, my favourite being (of course) belly dancing, and there are quite a few DVD's that target specific areas.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Belly-Dance-Workout

  17. Kya profile image60
    Kyaposted 8 years ago

    Marisa has made a good point here.

    We have become so obsessive in our need to measure everything that we start to lose the feeling for our body. It is not really about kilos or pounds, it is about our wellbeing and self esteem.

    So, instead of counting and measuring your pounds and kilos, think about all the things that give you energy and flow and do them. For one this is belly dancing for another making music, and for some it is writing hubs. While writing is not as effective as something more sporty, it is certainly better than eating or worrying about what the scale will tell you after dinner - and it may even boost your self-esteem.

  18. michelle.dragon99 profile image61
    michelle.dragon99posted 8 years ago

    It is achievable but your self-determination is the crucial factor for detrmining your success. There are many weight loss food that you may consider to take but follow my weight loss experiences, protein shakes and slimming pants are both most effective slimming weapons. You may visit http://slimmingpants.blogspot.com or http://letsproteinshakes.blogspot.com for getting some product info for weight loss.
    Good luck!

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    pkm1115posted 8 years ago

    I think the answer is simple and maybe surprising to some...Eat. You should eat breakfast and small meals all day long. This does not mean eat sugar donuts, candy bars and drink soda. You have to eat smart. Non processed foods. "Good" carbs and drink plenty of water. Proteins are important too.
    Of course, a little exercise never hurts. A short brisk walk once a day will help boost natural calorie burning. Its all about the foods you chose to eat.

  20. lovage7 profile image55
    lovage7posted 8 years ago

    Have a look into the lemon detox diet. It really works to lose a few kilos. However, as with any diet, without consistent exercise and nutrition, the kilos are bound to come back.

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    loseweightfast24posted 8 years ago

    How to lose those last few pounds

    The mistake that people make too often is trying to lose fat with reducing their calories and aerobic training. Both of these factors are very important, but people often neglect one other important factor - strength training. For a person who is overweight, it may seem that people who are thin, even though they don't eat the right foods are just lucky.

    The secret to lose those last few pounds and get really lean is muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have the faster your metabolism is, so you burn more calories. Aerobic training burns a lot of calories during a workout but it has little effect on your metabolism. If you combine both strict diet with intense aerobic training, then you certainly lose muscle. So if you are trying to lose those last few pounds then losing muscle mass is a very big danger.

    So the only way to maintain and gain muscle is with strength training. You may not be able to build muscle when you are on a relatively strict diet or do intense aerobic training but will at least maintain muscle. When you are doing strength training, then do not reduce your calories drastically. You need a lot of energy to do aerobic and strength training and if you go below 2100 calories for men and 1800 for women, then you just don't have the energy. Do not starve the muscle but feed the muscle.

  22. James Starcevic profile image57
    James Starcevicposted 8 years ago

    SIX Tips on how to LOSE TUMMY FAT and get FLAT ABS FAST... Check out this site:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/HOW-to-LOSE-TUM … T-ABS-FAST

  23. Paul Marshall profile image60
    Paul Marshallposted 8 years ago

    Well, there are a lot of very complex answers here. I just use the basics. Y'know, STOP putting junk food in my mouth, then get up off arse & actually move. A good brisk walk to get the heart rate up & actually burn some of the fat off. You do not need to eat only healthy food. Try a balanced diet. Balance, mostly good healthy food, with a little junk. Walk if possible, not drive.
    Bottom line, STOP eating lots of shit, & move your arse. Everything in balance.

  24. pmm349 profile image73
    pmm349posted 8 years ago

    To lose only a few pounds, all you need to do is cut something out of your diet. Examples include soda, candy, potato chips, ice cream, etc. Do this for a few months and you should drop a few pounds.

  25. sqvenus profile image53
    sqvenusposted 8 years ago

    You can always opt for the pill method, but it may not result in longterm success.. http://hubpages.com/hub/Where-to-buy-Clenbuterol

  26. profile image0
    Cindy Marksposted 8 years ago

    Its all about what you eat and when you eat.  Knowing what nutritional value foods have and being able to eat meals that are calorie controlled.  Some foods even help you to burn calories.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Strip-That-Fat- … lternative

  27. binarypub profile image60
    binarypubposted 8 years ago

    I have a hub about the importance of being healthy while losing weight.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Lose-Weight-the … ealthy-Way

  28. martindfried profile image48
    martindfriedposted 8 years ago

    portion control, good nutritional choices, eating healthy including fresh fruits and vegetables, daily activity

    check out some of my videos on the topic at youtube.com  enter martin fried in the search box.

    there are over 50 videos in total

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7IRTSi5 … annel_page


    www.martindfried.com
    Board certified Physician Nutrition Specialist

  29. profile image0
    tsoteposted 8 years ago

    One easy way to lose just a few pounds is to change what you are drinking.  Many people don't pay that close of attention to how many calories they drink in a day.  Just by cutting a few drinks a week, whether its milk, juice, coffee, alcohol, or pop, you can quickly lose a few or more pounds.  Hope this helps some.

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    Cameo Morningstarposted 8 years ago

    Start a food journal.  I used fitday for years and now I use SparkPeople.  The key to weight loss is taking in less than you burn.  Those last couple pounds are stubborn because your body likes them!  Other ideas; eat 5 small meals a day and make sure each has protein (aim for about 300 cals per feeding).  Or, up your cardio by 10 min/ day for a month.

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    Plenopticposted 8 years ago

    Something that worked incredibly well for me--I cut out almost all of the sweets out of my daily eating habits. I also started exercising more regularly, almost religiously. It wasn't much, just two or three times a week for about an hour. I also started carefully monitoring when I was eating because I was hungry and when I was eating because I was bored. I used to weigh in at a hundred and forty--now I'm a hundred twenty some odd and my tummy hasn't looked so unflabby in a long time.

  32. rmeyar profile image61
    rmeyarposted 8 years ago

    Find your why.  Why do you want to lose weight?  Assign an emotion to that why. It has to be strong enough that it will keep you self motivated when it gets tough and it will get tough.  This will induce a unstoppable faith in yourself  giving you the courage to accomplish not just weightloss but anything that you set forth to accomplish.

  33. Sage Knowles profile image51
    Sage Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    i suppose it depends how close to your body's set point you are right now...if its a few pounds but you are 20-30 pounds overweight that's not very hard, but if its the last few pounds to get to a low bodyfat percentage that requires a very different strategy...

    one way to lose a few pounds without changing your diet plan at all is to add more activity to your day...if you have kids; play tag, or basketball, or go biking with them after you walk them home from school... if you live near a river, lake or the ocean; take a break midmorning and go for a walk ...if you work in an office; pick a parking spot which requires a 10 minute walk each way to your car...take the stairs... if you are a shopaholic, shop in a big mall instead of online!...if you are a social butterfly join a new hobby group, but pick dancing lessons instead of bridge...
    ...if you'd like to read about my experience losing my last 5 pounds, i have a hub about it but you'll have to click on my user name to find it as i don't quite know how to insert the link here

  34. Tiffany D profile image56
    Tiffany Dposted 8 years ago

    See me hubs regarding weight loss. And good luck with your goals!

  35. profile image46
    ezgoldposted 8 years ago

    I know my wife used to have these acai berry diet pills that she got for free (here: http://best-free-diet-pills.com ) and after 2 weeks lost about 5 Kilos.
    Of course she also begun to exercise, but she told me that it's all about the acai berry diet.

  36. profile image43
    ssr84posted 8 years ago

    Drink more water instead of colas & juices
    use honey instead of sugar
    Eat vegetables ,chicken but skinless
    Eat egg white (no yellow).no to potato
    Take heavy meals at afternoons  & light meals at nights
    Instead of cholates & biscuits eat apples ,oranges,strawberries when u r hungry
    no to banana
    I am sure u will really reduce ur weight with in one week
    dont forget a small walk for 20 mins.,u can find more details in this hubpage go & check

    http://hubpages.com/hub/healthy-fatloss-tips

  37. Betty Reid profile image59
    Betty Reidposted 8 years ago

    My advice is always calorie counting and light exercise.  You could try not eating after 6:30 PM, a 20 minute walk in the morning, and 15 pushups or situps before bed.

  38. Oldskool903 profile image74
    Oldskool903posted 8 years ago

    If you want to just lose a couple of pounds and don't want ot bust yourself at the gym just replace processed foods with healthy foods that help weight loss.
    Check this out
    http://hubpages.com/hub/8-Best-Weight-Loss-Foods

  39. A friend indeed profile image52
    A friend indeedposted 7 years ago

    Your problem is easy to answer, if you have to detox to lose the weight you don't want, and you need to eat more healthier, and you need to do exercise but time is insufficient there are more problems being added to your current problem without giving some sound advice, two things you really need to do, that will not take up to much of your time, in essence already use the time you have, just more effectively. Eat brown rice, it will detoxify you, provide you with nutrients and minerals in the fastest most effective manner, and drink water. The detox to rid your system of any residue in the form of toxins, the water to flush your system out, and let your body do the rest. No need to exercise, I suspect you already have a good physique. Just brown rice added to your meals, and more water, your body knows how to rectify the situation with the correct fuel supplied.

  40. freehans profile image59
    freehansposted 7 years ago

    effective weight loss can be done properly by making an action plan of what to do and implementing it as well. This plan comprises of a well balance diet, weight loss exercise routines, and drinking more water

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    revealdietposted 6 years ago
  42. personaltraining profile image52
    personaltrainingposted 5 years ago

    dial in a nutritional plan suitable to maintain your goal weight with a sedentary lifestyle. Then create a calorie deficit through strength training for up to an hour a day.
    Over the weeks ahead, gradually increase back up to an amount that supports your goal weight with an active lifestyle.

 
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