I Need To Loose 30 Pounds

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    Oct 03, 2011 4:30 AM GMT
    I weigh 173 at 5'7" and 20 years old. I think I'm supposed to weigh about 140ish. I bought hydroxycut and I ate only a granola bar, egg and cheese croissant, and hash browns.
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    Oct 03, 2011 6:00 AM GMT
    Back away from Hydroxycut and all those stupid diet pills that just screw up your body. Also calorie restricting is NOT THE ANSWER. Trust me, I lost 65 pounds in 4 months and had to pay for surgery to fix the damages.

    Honestly dude, start lifting and eating right. Eat good calories i,e fruits, veggies, lean meats, yogurts, etc. Stay away from breakfast sandwiches unless you make them yourself. Croissants and hash browns are an ultimate no no.

    Just start eating right and get on an exercising plan. Join a gym, get a personal training session and have him/her write you out a plan. Simple and a lot cheaper than relaying on those pills.
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    Oct 03, 2011 12:30 PM GMT
    I agree with the guy above. Get on a good diet and workout plan that you can stick to for life. It is pretty much a lifestyle change. You can easily drop 30lbs in 3-6 months and get toned up though.
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    Oct 03, 2011 12:31 PM GMT
    Taking hydroxycut is not a way to compensate for a bad diet. Get your eating under control before you take anything. Those drugs are called supplements for a reason; they're meant to supplement and enhance your diet and exercise routine. Stop eating starches like croissants and hash browns. Put down the granola - yes, granola is great if you're about to do something strenuous like climbing a mountain. The only thing you ate that's healthy were the eggs.

    Best diet plan? Eat meats and veggies, mostly veggies. And I don't care what most public school systems say, french fries are not vegetables.
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    Oct 03, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    Jmoney5678 saidI agree with the guy above. Get on a good diet and workout plan that you can stick to for life. It is pretty much a lifestyle change. You can easily drop 30lbs in 3-6 months and get toned up though.


    Ditto. (Although workout plans always change depending on progress.)

    Also, a good diet doesn't mean not to eat, it's a scheduled plan of what and how to eat. One should never forcibly starve themselves- that's counter productive.
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    Oct 03, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    I agree completely...get your diet under control. Cut out gluten, dairy and added sugars. Start reading labels and anything with high fructose corn syrup should be out. Eat lots of lean proteins, fibrous veggies and healthy fats like olive oil, avocado and nuts!

    Don't expect changes immediately and give your body time to adjust. You'll have cravings and feel low energy while your body re-balances itself so be patient. Come up with a good 30-day plan and stick to it.
  • wander2340

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    Oct 03, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    Make sure you keep a journal with you at all times and take careful notes of what you ate and what sort of excercise you have done. Everyone will give you different bits of advice but the easiest thing for me to do was to just track the calories in everything I ate. If you limit yourself to less than 1,500 calories per day and you are working out you will be able to lose 2 or 3 pounds per week.

    Writing down all the details of what you eat and how you work out is a pain but it will keep you on track. I was shocked when I first started. I thought I was starving myself and it turned out I was still eating over 2,500 calories in a day.

    Also, don't eat anything within 4 hours of going to bed and make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. You'll be amazed how well this little trick can work all by itself.
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    Cut the sugar and run.

    Also, if you drink alcohol, cut that. It's nothing but empty calories.

    Watch out for hidden sugar in milk and condiments and certain fruits/veggies: carrots and apples to name a couple.

    And what wander2340 said. No food 3-4 hours before bed.


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    Oct 03, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    According to an app I downloaded in order to weigh 145 by January 2, 2012. I will need to loose 2 pounds every week by consuming 1628 calories per day with no exercise.

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  • ropedin2

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    Oct 03, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    Have you had your body fat measured? Your face and neck don't look fat. So, you may be just fine.

    The nurse at my GP always tells me I'm obese based on the scale and a handy chart - But body fat wise I'm at 13 % which is fine with me, and apparently most men.

    Also, a handy note to tape to your food cupboard and refridg "Comfort food is like a one night stand, great for the moment but it won't be there in the morning, but the after effects will be"
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    mynamesadonis saidAccording to an app I downloaded in order to weigh 145 by January 9, 2012. I will need to loose 2 pounds every week by consuming 1628 calories per day with no exercise.


    That kind of plan rarely ever works. First, you'll have a hard time sticking to it for that long and second, it isn't sustainable. What happens on January 10th? If you just want to weigh 145lbs on that date, maybe, but don't you want to be fit and healthy for the rest of your life?

    Learn how to eat right and exercise - it'll pay off for the rest of your life and not just on January 9, 2012.
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    Run 3-4 miles per day. That's what I did to lose 30 pounds.

    I also lift heavy twice a week and I do cross fit.

    Get off the hydroxycut. It's awful stuff
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    Oct 03, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
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    mynamesadonis saidAccording to an app I downloaded in order to weigh 145 by January 9, 2012. I will need to loose 2 pounds every week by consuming 1628 calories per day with no exercise.


    That kind of plan rarely ever works. First, you'll have a hard time sticking to it for that long and second, it isn't sustainable. What happens on January 10th? If you just want to weigh 145lbs on that date, maybe, but don't you want to be fit and healthy for the rest of your life?

    Learn how to eat right and exercise - it'll pay off for the rest of your life and not just on January 9, 2012.


    I can stick to it for sure. It will give me my weight maintenance calories. Also I eat something very small every two hours so hopefully my metabolism will speed up. I've noticed my pills are keeping me from getting hungry. I'm guessing Hydroxycut has a little caffeine because I feel very energized. I have a pudgy stomach and fat thighs and butt.
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    Oct 03, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    mynamesadonis saidAccording to an app I downloaded in order to weigh 145 by January 2, 2012. I will need to loose 2 pounds every week by consuming 1628 calories per day with no exercise.

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    That's pretty and all, but people have been getting in shape for hundreds of years with the app called "self control."

    I store mine in my head bone.
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    Oct 04, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    As of today I'm at 168 icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 04, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    pretty simple really

    exercise, start by walking. drink lots of water, u'll look and feel better. lay off the junk calories, just not worth it.

  • jim_sf

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    Oct 04, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    Stop measuring fitness by the number on the scale.

    The number on the scale includes fat, yes, but it also includes muscle and bone and skin and blood and internal organs and hair and genitalia and the air in your lungs and the food you're digesting and whatever is waiting to be excreted and everything else that comprises your physical presence. I seriously doubt you're really willing to lose those other things; if you were, then you'd be examining amputation as an option. (No legs = 20ish% lighter!)

    Instead, if you must have a numeric measure of your own fitness, then stick to something somewhat more relevant, like waist size or body fat percentage or how fast you run a mile or how much weight you can bench-press.
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    Oct 04, 2011 8:18 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]jim_stl said[/cite]Stop measuring fitness by the number on the scale.quote]

    totally agree. i find a mirror and tape measure much much better indicators of overall fitness. ik it's scary taking an honest look at yourself in a mirror, but do it. decide what u want 2 improve. find a realistic program. monitor ur eating habits.

    whatever u do, don't beat urself up if u slip up every once in awhile. it takes time 2 break an old, and build new healthier, lifestyle (and it IS a lifestyle).

    the jock studs u c on this site put in some real effort 2 get where they r. the question is: are YOU willing 2 put in the effort? only u know the answer 2 that.
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    Oct 04, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    mynamesadonis saidI weigh 173 at 5'7" and 20 years old. I think I'm supposed to weigh about 140ish. I bought hydroxycut and I ate only a granola bar, egg and cheese croissant, and hash browns.


    That's the problem....you're not eating enough egg and cheese croissants and hash browns.......
  • josephmovie

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    Oct 04, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    Take the advise of the posters above and then accept that it takes a long time to lose that amount of weight.

    Forget that quick fix mentality.
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    Oct 09, 2011 4:18 AM GMT
    Hey guys it's been officially a week since I started my new diet. There is some good and bad news. The good news and most important is that I'm down to 164!!!!!

    The bad is that I feel tired a lot and my head always feels sore like the rest of my body. If I can keep this up I should be 145 in no time icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 09, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    Why is your head sore?

    Is this a realistic diet? Are you going to be able to keep the weight off?
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    Oct 09, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidWhy is your head sore?

    Is this a realistic diet? Are you going to be able to keep the weight off?


    Should be able to watching my calories. I just feel light headed all the time now.
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    Oct 09, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    Feeling lightheaded all the time means something is wrong. Maybe you're not getting enough calories to sustain your energy. Maybe you're not getting enough electrolytes, etc. You're not going to be able to sustain this if it's making you sick.
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    Oct 09, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidFeeling lightheaded all the time means something is wrong. Maybe you're not getting enough calories to sustain your energy. Maybe you're not getting enough electrolytes, etc. You're not going to be able to sustain this if it's making you sick.

    I had four hydroxycuts a yogurt, skittles, cupcake, and two egg rolls today.