I need to lose weight, and I need to do it now...

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    Aug 29, 2011 1:51 PM GMT
    I need something simple and fills me up. Any recommendations on diet?
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    Aug 29, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    Paleo
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 29, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    Don't go for the quick and easy fix that doesn't last. What you need is a diet & exercise program that you can stick to, and a lifestyle change that will get results and keep you on a health & fitness-minded path. Lose the weight the right way, and implement a diet & exercise program that will keep it off.
  • waccamatt

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    Aug 29, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    It sounds corny, but write down everything you eat and stick to no more than the food pyramid maximums per day - work out regularly and replace processed grains with whole grains. It works.
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    Aug 29, 2011 4:19 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidDon't go for the quick and easy fix that doesn't last. What you need is a diet & exercise program that you can stick to, and a lifestyle change that will get results and keep you on a health & fitness-minded path. Lose the weight the right way, and implement a diet & exercise program that will keep it off.


    He's right bud. a first good step tho, is try cut out all the things you eat that have "added" sugar (tea and coffee counts). Look on the ingredients. If suger is listed, find an alternative (even something as simple as a loaf of bread has added sugar),

    These are empty calories. They don't make you feel full or satified, but translate into a LOT of kilojoules of very quickly digested energy. If the body isn't burning this energy right then, it stores it as fat.

    Try also avoid artificial sweeteners as well, they train the pallet to expect food to be sweet.

    Other than that, all I can suggest is start doing brisk walking. it's the best sort of activity to kick off fatty acid degradation (fat metabolism).

    More intensive training forces the body into a stress state triggering glycolysis (carbohydate metobolism) or the emergency conversion of protein to glycogen via Ketosis which burns protien as an assist to fat metabolism., if you're not on a high protien diet this will degrade muscle tissue.
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    Aug 29, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidPaleo


    +1

    See:

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

    http://www.archevore.com/
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    Aug 29, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    First, learn to truly care about health and well being, much more than you care about appearance. If you can't do that, you will eventually lose this battle no matter what you try.

    Second, take a 2 week vacation to a fun warm place where you are walking, hiking, climbing, swimming, diving, playing in ocean waves, having sex, dancing, biking and staying active the whole time you are awake. Push yourself as hard as you can and sleep well. Avoid unhealthy food, pigging out, and moderate to heavy drinking. Pounds will melt away all the while you have having a great time.

    When you get back, get into a healthy exercise & nutrition routine that you like and are happy to live with for years to come. Paleo is a good choice. I'm trying it now. But its not the only one.
  • ohioguy12

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    Aug 29, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    Try drinking a few cups of ice water right before eating, studies show that you can eat about 15% less. Water is key when losing weight, if you stay hydrated, it will boost your metabolism. Also find an excersize program that works for you is really important.
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 29, 2011 10:08 PM GMT
    Cut out the junk and processed foods.
    Find an exercise regime that works for you long term.
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    Aug 29, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    Healthy food Vs. Junk food. Water Vs. Soda. BAM! It's a miracle. Weight loss cure. Finally!
  • ads80

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    Aug 30, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    You guys are all spot on. The method is REALLY simple..

    Eat smart
    Move more
    Think thin

    So hard for some of us to get right sometimes... especially the last bit. It's as much about how you think as what you do but these guys are all spot on, there is no silver bullet, it's all just discipline and common sense.

  • AlexGuess

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    Aug 30, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    Excercise; mostly cardio, lower your carbs, more proteins, more green veggies, easy huh?
  • masculumpedes

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    Sep 09, 2011 5:04 PM GMT
    A friend of mine recently started a diet which includes cutting out all sugar and all salt. I'm not sure how healthy this is but will let you know his results. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 14, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7GnOyd_z1w

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    Sep 17, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    I have lost 75 pounds since mid May. I did start by using a program similar to nutri-system that included shakes and meal trays that you microwave.

    However, that gets old quickly. But what it did teach me is portion control and how many calories I can take in each day and still lose weight.

    Let me jump back and say that I have lost over 100 pounds twice and did not keep it off. I was at my heaviest weight when I started losing this round. This time, I decided to make the focus exercise and I am losing the weight faster, and have more energy and stamina. On some of the fad diets I tied - like the low carb - if I even slightly cheated, I would mess the whole diet up and it was hard to get back on track. - With what I'm doing now, if I have a drink with friends on the weekend, or if I decide to eat a piece of pizza - I have built my metabolism back up and it might make me gain a pound, but I can quickly lose it back within a day or so.

    Good luck to you. It isn't an easy journey.

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    Sep 18, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidPaleo


    +1

    See:

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

    http://www.archevore.com/


    +2

    http://robbwolf.com/

    BTW the food pyramid is BS and whole grains are the worst thing you can put in your mouth.
  • waccamatt

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    Sep 18, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    paradox said
    paulflexes saidPaleo


    +1

    See:

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

    http://www.archevore.com/


    +2

    http://robbwolf.com/

    BTW the food pyramid is BS and whole grains are the worst thing you can put in your mouth.


    Whole grains are part of a balanced diet along with fruits and vegetables. What doesn't need to be a major part of a diet is meat, especially red meat.