Trouble losing fat

  • Applesauce

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    Sep 21, 2011 8:13 AM GMT
    For the past 2 years I worked really hard to lose weight. I was always obese and picked on at school which is a reason I became really shy. I started from 320lbs and now at 180-185lbs. The thing is, I can't seem to loose any more fat. It's really bothering me and makes me feel unattractive. Im also very young, going 21 in 3 months (too young for this forum?). The fat is mainly my stomach, is there certain foods or exercises that can burn belly fat. I only started weight lifting this month so I hope that helps.
    I've been browsing this forum for awhile and just had the courage to post today. I'm still not fully out, my brother knows and doesn't care and my mom always said she will love her kids no matter what they are or do. But I see no point on saying anything since I don't have a bf and such.
    Anyways I could post a picture of my weight before and after, but I still have a long way to go.


    I also hate going to the gym, I do all my exercises at home or a park. Any tips appreciated.
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    Sep 21, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    First CONGRATS! 320lbs to 180lbs is a lot to be proud of!! If you did this by yourself without lifting any weights, then think of how much further you can go with proper training and help from others!

    If you are willing to do something a little more radical, try the paleo diet (fresh meat and fresh veggies), or a vegetarian diet (most likely vegan or raw). The first is easier to not screw up (many web sites, and a popular book by Robb Wolf). If you go veggie, limit grains, and even then stick to whole grains. Give up sweets and replace fresh fruit with raw or lightly cooked veggies. On both diets make sure you get enough healthy fat to feel satisfied and stable. But whatever you do, be sure to follow a guideline so that you eat healthy and get the results you seek.

    For exercise, be sure you are pushing yourself hard enough, and try to stay as active as possible in daily life (biking over driving, stairs over elevator, walk up escalators, etc.). If you are mainly focused on cardio training, substitute more strength training.

    If you are training in isolation you will not have the benefit of watching how others train, of asking them questions, and getting helpful suggestions.

    Good luck!