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How can I lose weight?

  1. jamesrk profile image43
    jamesrkposted 5 years ago

    How can I lose weight?

    In this era where obesity is running rampant amongst kids and adults, what would you suggest that they do to lose weight?

  2. ii3rittles profile image81
    ii3rittlesposted 5 years ago

    Get sunshine (vitamin d) and make sure all nutritional needs are made first. i.e. minerals and vitamins. Exercise helps, but its more about keeping the body moving. Our bodies are designed to move and thrive off of it. Its more healthy to do house work everyday then to kill yourself in the gym 3 times a week.

  3. BlissfulWriter profile image75
    BlissfulWriterposted 5 years ago

    Don't consume sugar.  Don't drink sugary beverages.  And eat a low-carbohydrate diet.  Search "paleolithic diet" and "low carb" diet. 

    Do not eat processed foods.  No bread.  No pasta.  No pastries.  No baked goods. 

    Yes to pasture-raised meats.  Yes to eggs.  Yes to fish and seafoods.  Lots of vegetables.  Very little fruit.

    But sugar is really the biggest problem.  I wrote about why it is sugar that is the cause of the obesity epidemic here ...
    http://blissfulwriter.hubpages.com/hub/ … eight-Gain

  4. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I think we need to change the way we relate to food.  It is used as a reward for just about everything.  Parents should limit fast food meals and sugar for kids.

    I think parents need to limit the amount of time kids sit and play video games. Move move move.

  5. seajon profile image72
    seajonposted 5 years ago

    I think you should move more and ear less carbo rich food. Engage yourself in some fun activity like marathon, Frisbee, etc

  6. Kaytana profile image58
    Kaytanaposted 5 years ago

    As a nurse I get asked this question a lot. Every single person's ody is different. However the design of function is very similar. First take the weight you want to be...lets say for example...150ils. Then add 1000...that's how many calories you need to consume a day to maintain that weight.

    Losing weight is about balancing diet and exersice. Limiting sugars and fats, adding fruits and vegitables, and portion control. A lot of people don't realize what true hunger actually is. You know when your stomach growls...that's true hunger. My motto is eat to live...if you eat till your full you getting way more calories then your body needs. So natrually it stores it as fat.

    Now exersice. Experts recomment keeping your heart rate elevated over 30 min. in order to lose weight. Doing this a couple times a week is not only beneficial to losing weight, but keeping your heart and lungs healthy as well.

    Make sure to get enough sleep. Drink a lot of water. Take your vitamins. Do things you love, find what works for you. Eat a few small meals a day rather then 3 big ones, (Your metabolism is like an engin, too keep it running on high you need to keep it stoked.) Also remember to talk to your doctor before you start any exersice program.

    You can do it! Be strong and focus on little goals that add up to your main long term goal.

  7. profile image51
    rhondagraymondposted 5 years ago

    I think it’s important to eat right. By eating right I mean, really just include more healthy foods to our daily diets. I think what’s helped me lose weight and keep it off is including either soup or salad along with my dinner. It helps you feel full and is a great way to get in healthy nutrients. Some weight loss diet tips (http://www.dukandiet.com/) I’ve always found effective are eating generous portions of fresh fruits and non-starchy vegetables with some kind of meat- seafood, chicken, eggs, lean meat and sometimes even tofu. We prepare all our meals in olive oil and have substituted white rice with brown rice, white bread with whole wheat or rye bread. Making healthier choices about what you eat goes a long way in helping you lose weight.

  8. profile image48
    Bannya8658posted 5 years ago

    you take balance diet.Take  around 1000-1200 calories.you can do regular
    exercise,walking,running anything cardie will shred your fat in all body.
    Eat fresh fruit instead of drinking fruit juice and health food.you can drink lots of water and eat health.

  9. personaltraining profile image50
    personaltrainingposted 5 years ago

    Weight management is a much more simple matter than most people would have you believe. Obesity is caused either by consistent overeating (and particularly of unhealthy junk foods), or in other cases by consistent undereating leading to a hormonal response that promotes fat gain.

    It almost sounds so simple as to be ridiculous, but people just have to learn how much is too much, how much is too little, and practice eating somewhere in between every day until it becomes natural to them.

    In most cases the appropriate amount is quite a lot more than you might have thought. Certainly a lot more than the numbers people are mentioning here.

    Also it helps if you hit the gym for an hour most days.

 
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