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What is your greatest weight loss tip?

  1. kreate profile image69
    kreateposted 5 years ago

    What is your greatest weight loss tip?

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    Garifaliaposted 5 years ago

    Don't believe any fast way to weight loss. Combine rational eating with psychotherapy, exercise and always keep yourself active. And even then, you may still have problems unless you find that special spark of motivation! Good luck.

  3. BeautySavvy22 profile image86
    BeautySavvy22posted 5 years ago

    I have found that sticking to a diet of moderation, drinking lots of water and eating fruits and veggies often makes a difference rather quickly.  I cut back on the sweets and maybe have a piece of dark chocolate occasionally. Cutting out soda and empty calories full of sugar will show improvement in the first few weeks of changing your diet.  Once you start doing that, you no longer crave really bad foods and soda.  You don't necessarily need to exercise intensely, just walking or some in home exercise will help you get a little more tone and cut off an extra few pounds.  I also cut back on red meat to once every couple of weeks but it's obviously much fattier than eating chicken or fish.  Hope that gives you some good tips:-)

  4. elanger333 profile image77
    elanger333posted 5 years ago

    Diet - portion control.  Exercise to tolerance.  But the best weight loss tip is to believe in yourself and reduce stress.  And forgive yourself if you slip.

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image95
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Forgiveness is the key. You are right on here.

  5. peoplepower73 profile image93
    peoplepower73posted 5 years ago

    In the dictionary, the word diet should be synonymous with the word temporary.  Diets are all temporary.  If a person is really sincere about losing weight, they need to make a commitment to a change in behavior. Only then will they take off weight and lose it permenantly.  Once they have lost the weight, they should throw away all their clothes from when they were still heavy.  It's also about portion control and exercise. Eat everything, but in moderation.  Whether we realize it or not our bodies count calories.  To lose weght, you burn more calories than you take in.  To gain weight, you take in more calories than you burn.  It's that simple.

  6. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    Duct Tape.  apply over mouth and press.   Leave in place while awake.  May be removed for sleeping.   Make sure to drink water before and after applying tape.

  7. chef-de-jour profile image98
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    Ignore fashionable diet regimes.
    The idea is to consume less, exercise more, that way you're bound to lose weight.
    Weigh yourself on day one. Weigh yourself on days 10, 20 and so on.

    Work on your weight for 3 months initially.
    Eat the same food only less, say 10%, for the first week - If you eat 10 potatoes per dinner only eat 9.
    Increase exercise by 10% for the first week - if you walk 100 yards a day, walk 110 yards a day.

    Cut out high starchy carbohydrates gradually each month.
    Keep a list of all figures and get a friend/friends to help morale and honesty!!
    Review after 3 months then increase to 15% if happy and healthy. Keep getting regular medical health check ups from a doctor.

  8. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Work out once a day, in your home, for twenty minutes. I use weights, stretch, and watch my food intake.

  9. AlpineEnchantment profile image60
    AlpineEnchantmentposted 5 years ago

    Drinking lots of water smile It helps stop uneeded snacking, helps move waste through our bodies, and help the brain feel more awake.  I'm slowly but surely becoming a big fan of water.

  10. Adamowen profile image80
    Adamowenposted 5 years ago

    The following is the greatest tip .. Eat less & move more.

  11. landocheese profile image91
    landocheeseposted 5 years ago

    My best advice that I sincerely hope that every dieter will follow, is to lose weight slowly. There are countless ways to lose weight, from diet to exercise changes to a combination of the two. Since everyone is different, there is no perfect answer for any individual to lose weight and keep it off. However, one thing that I do believe is true is that losing weight slowly is the key to long term success.

    Go for 1-2 pound per week maximum. However you accomplish that, try not to exceed it. Of course, in a first week or two of a new routine a person may see a greater loss but that should slow down quickly.

    Only by losing slowly can a person truly internalize the new lifestyle that will keep weight off once and for all. When losing weight, slow and steady wins the race every time.

  12. artist101 profile image70
    artist101posted 5 years ago

    Dr. Oz is a renowned physician who recommends Rasbery ketones. Recent research verifies this supplement, and its effects on weight loss as well as its ability to block absorption of the fats in the first place, combined with green tea, to speed up metabolism. The product link is http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Tech-Pharmaceu … d=13450554 I have written an article on the subject, for more recommendations go to http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/Dr-Oz … eight-Loss Hope this helps

    1. artist101 profile image70
      artist101posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Also have your thyroid checked. Many people have low thyroid function, and don't even know it. The other symptoms, hair loss, being cold, tired, and weight gain. Tested for with TSH. See my article on low thyroid.

  13. Grant's World profile image85
    Grant's Worldposted 5 years ago

    I can tell you in 2 words.. Ready?

    Okay here you go.

    Eat less.

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      Garifaliaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How simple. Why didn't all those overweight people ever think of that?

  14. Georgie Lowery profile image95
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    It kind of amuses me that you have all these "eat less" answers. As someone who has lost over 150 pounds (the natural way - no surgery here), for me that answer is categorically WRONG. I've lost more weight since I started eating several small meals a day and choosing better food than I ever did by reducing calories, fat grams or carbs. Now that I'm more physically capable, I am exercising and it's coming off even faster. For the record, it has taken me six years of ups and downs to lose the 150, which is why I feel confident that it will stay off. I still have about 100 pounds to go, and I'm looking forward to getting rid of them.

    So, my greatest weight loss tip is to eat more of the good stuff. Forget about the Twinkies and the cheddar and bacon fries. My second weight loss tip would be to find something that works for you and ignore all the weight loss tips. smile

  15. jclaffee profile image77
    jclaffeeposted 5 years ago

    Educate yourself when it comes to the science behind healthy eating and exercise. Do the research. This does not include information from advertisements or infomercials. If you have an in-depth personal knowledge of nutrition and exercise, the right weight loss lifestyle will follow, if that's really what you want.

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    rhondagraymondposted 5 years ago

    There are several weight loss diet tips (http://www.dukandiet.com/) that have been known to boost weight loss, but what I’ve found most helpful is to eliminate starchy carbs from your diet as far as possible. This includes potatoes, white rice, white bread and pasta etc. You should eat instead non-starchy carbs found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables such as artichoke, asparagus, aubergine, beetroot, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery/celeriac, chicory, courgette, cucumber, fennel, French beans, kohlrabi, lamb's lettuce, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, palm hearts, peppers, pumpkin, radish, rhubarb, soya bean sprouts, spinach, tomato etc. Exercise fuels weight loss so you should try to work out for at least an hour, 4 times a week (if not every day).

  17. personaltraining profile image49
    personaltrainingposted 5 years ago

    Begin with the end in mind.
    If you have a goal weight and body type, figure it out. What would someone already in that sort of shape be doing to stay that way? That means appropriate eating habits, and an appropriate exercise program - not excessive calorie restriction or fad diets. People in great shape are usually not on a starvation diet, they're just eating appropriately and working out for an hour a day.

    1. jclaffee profile image77
      jclaffeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great insight. So very true- reaching your goals is not about taking drastic measures you could never maintain, it's about appropriate eating and exercising- as you said.