What is going on with my body!?
For as much as I know about health and everything... I can't manage to lose weight! In fact, since I started walking, I've gained weight! I am getting to frustrated. I want to be 35lbs lighter by my wedding and I only have 15 weeks to lose it! Someone please help me out here! I have a treadmill and walk 25-30 minutes 4 days a week and I don't eat horrible, but I know I eat to many calories if I don't pay attention. I can eat 2 times a day and be up to 2000 calories. It's sick and sad. I'm almost in tears. I need some good advice here... please help me out!?
I'm not an expert, but I do know that sometimes when you start excercising you can gain weight because you are gaining muscle. Also, I've heard that everyone should eat small meals and snacks throughout the day instead of eating fewer, large meals. It is probably a good idea to see a doctor or dietitian concerning these matters. I hope this helped some. Congrats! I am sure you will have a beautiful day no matter what.
A few years ago, I decided to drop 33 (and a half) pounds and did it by simply starving myself on what I called "the McDonald's diet". Did that in--I'd have to check the Hub I wrote on it.
Oh, heck, here's the link:
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Lose-Wei … nalds-Diet
Not sure what the calories of my "McDonald's Diet" was, but definitely under 2,000!
Simple answer -- if the only lifestyle change you made was adding in exercise, the weight is almost certainly muscle. While this may initially be discouraging, muscle tissue increases your body's ability to burn calories, so this is a really good thing.
Next -- 35 pounds in 15 weeks, especially if it's your last 35 pounds, is pretty unrealistic. Some people can lose as much as two pounds a week when they're losing it in a healthy way, but the last ones are the most difficult to lose. It took a long time to put on, and it will take a long time to take off. Generally, a loss of about a pound a week is reasonable.
My very best advice for lowering the calories is to add in more fresh fruits and vegetables, and drink more water. Produce is really low on calories but high in nutrients, water not only flushes toxins but also helps you feel fuller so you don't feel like eating as much. The USDA recommends that your diet should consist of roughly half fruits and vegetables, 1/4th grains (and half of them need to be whole grains), and the remainder split between meats/starches/legumes and dairy. Try to eliminate empty calories (i.e. soda pop, junk food, etc.) and slowly make substitutions in your diet for something with a lower glycemic index.
In short...the only way to affect permanent healthy weight loss is through permanent healthy lifestyle change. I'm not a certified expert, but I have lost over 70 pounds and kept them off -- four years ago I was edging on morbidly obese, now I run marathons despite a sciatic nerve injury.
Exercises will firm up your body parts like the legs, arms, etc. If you want to lose weight, you will need to serious look at the calories intake.
Yes, our weight is controlled by the amount of calories intake. As long as you carefully plan the amount of calories intake with reduction then you will be able to lose weight.
For example if your daily intake is 2000 calories then you will require to cut down to 1500 or 1750 calories. In doing so, you will be able to notice your weight reduction in a week.
Maintain the same calories for a month and cut further from 1750 to 1500 calories and stick to this amount of calories. There are alot of food that do not have calories.
Try it and you will discover your weight difference.
You're on the right track, i did the same thing last year at first you won't lose any or maybe gain some but suddenly you'll start losing weight. In the first 45 days I only lost 3-4 lbs., the next 90 days I lost another 20lbs, it's a process of building muscle and changing your metabolism. Watch your calories an eat 4-5 small meals, grazing your body can process it faster. I was taking some fruit, granola bars and boiled eggs to work, then every couple hours just eat a small snack, also don't eat late at night.
Have you considered going to a physician to talk your problems over?
Eat regular meals....i lost 2 stone for my daughters wedding in 6 months !
Low fat yogurt and orange juice for breakfast
weight watchers bread ( 2 slices) only lightly buttered with salad
Glass of water for lunch
weight watchers meal with a jacket potatoe and extra veg for your evening meal.
drink at least 4 pints of water a day
If you are hungry eat fruit or drink water
Water fills you up.
Good luck and dont worry ,even if you dont lose weight you will look gorgeous on your big day...enjoy it !!
Your dietary intake is certainly something to look at, but it is not the most important thing in losing weight. The best way to lose weight is to run, not walk. Walking helps in the least possible way, while running is a work out for your entire body. After running a core (abs) workout is highly recommended. It is best to exercise when you are hungry. Have a small snack before you exercise, so you do not make yourself sick, perhaps 100 calorie snacks. When you exercise on an empty stomach, your body has no accessible calories to burn, so it taps into your fat stores, thus helping you lose weight. When you first begin to exercise you WILL gain weight, as you build muscle before losing fat; this is a common misconception. Muscle weighs more than fat, and the more muscle you build up, the more fat you burn. Do not diet, and by that I mean do not cut out anything, except sweets perhaps. Eat 3 good healthy meals a day, with no snacks. The more calories you cut out of your diet, the more your body shall resort to shutting down and retaining fat. (When you cut out calories, your body assumes it is starving, so to prevent death, it stores and holds fat stores to survive) Before a vigorous workout, make sure to eat lots of carbs. Carbs are simple sugars, so it is easier for your body to break then down and use them for energy, making your body in better shape, making it able to lost more fat.
I could go on and on, if you have any questions, message me.
I'd also suggest cutting out on things that raise your blood sugar and cause you to hold on to excess weight: sugar and carbs. Try eating more protein in smaller amounts throughout the day (not the Atkins diet though!). Nuts, eggs, meat, etc. to accompany all of your meals and snacks. Good luck! I'm sure you can do it!
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