I really wanna get my body back...Wanna lose weight, any advice?

  • Weird_Dude94

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    Dec 19, 2014 7:43 AM GMT
    I can just foresee some of the comments. I have put on about 20kg in the past two years and really want my body back, have no confidence at ALL! I can't really afford the gym yet cos I'm a student on a tight budget, I would really appreciate your input. Anyone??

    A Desperate and Broken Dude!
  • outatlast

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    Dec 19, 2014 2:01 PM GMT
    Check your BMI here:
    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

    Estimate calorie intake necessary to maintain your current weight here:
    http://www.calorieking.com/interactive-tools/how-many-calories-should-you-eat/?ref=nav

    Using the same calculator you can estimate the number of daily calories you can consume to achieve your weight loss goals. Reducing your daily calorie intake by 600 calories will produce weight loss of one pound every six days (there are 3600 calories in a pound of human fat).

    No additional exercise is necessary to lose this weight since you had to put in your current level of exercise when you estimated your calorie maintenance number.

    Tighten your body as you lose for free!:
    http://www.realjock.com/article/1194

    Simple mathematics, daily discipline and your desire to lose weight and you will lose 44 lbs in 44 weeks. Add some exercise and you can/will reach your goal that much faster.
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    Dec 19, 2014 4:08 PM GMT
    only 3 meals a day, that is all u need.
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    Dec 19, 2014 4:36 PM GMT
    Wait until after the holidays to start a weight loss program. Just don't go haywire during the holidays. It's not a license to go overboard. Eat something sensible before going to any holiday parties and drink plenty of water. You will be less inclined to over indulge on the high calorie party foods.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 19, 2014 5:18 PM GMT
    For several years when I was a student (and during ths summers when I was home from law school), I did much on my own. I rode horses and taught horsemanship, but I also push mowed 2 acres of ground.. believe me, I was in awesome shape, but I also had a barbell, a dumbbell and a bench and my own bodyweight and I looked great.

    I would also find out as a student what you might be able to do on campus that doesn't cost you much. I know here in Wichita, Wichita State students can use the athletic center at no costs.
  • biathlete01

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    Dec 19, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    Cooper87 saidonly 3 meals a day, that is all u need.



    Actually 5 to 6 small meals is what you need. When you get hungry, it's just a short time until your next meal.

    Some say more meals increased your metabolism.

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    Dec 19, 2014 8:39 PM GMT
    ^^ Follow his advice. Look at that body! And I just ate a Reese Cup. Excuse me while I throw it up.
  • Chadzone

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    Dec 19, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
    Just focus on it man! I would wait until after the holidays as someone as mentioned. I only work out at home with minimal equipment. Push ups, pull ups, crunches, walk, run....whatever you could do. Remember, it's all FREE....that amazing other four letter "F" word. My biggest motivation? Music. Listen to music that gets you going while working out and the rest will fall into place. Good luck!
  • buddycat

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    Dec 20, 2014 1:05 AM GMT
    If you are a student, most colleges have a fitness center that is free for students to use. Jogging is free. Watching what you eat is important and when.
  • BTBruce

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    Dec 20, 2014 1:47 AM GMT
    Everyone KNOWS how to get their body into shape (eat right and exercise). It isn't a question of HOW to do it but, whether or not YOU have the DISCIPLINE to put the required EFFORT into it to make it happen!
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    Dec 20, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    Weird_Dude94 saidI can just foresee some of the comments. I have put on about 20kg in the past two years and really want my body back, have no confidence at ALL! I can't really afford the gym yet cos I'm a student on a tight budget, I would really appreciate your input. Anyone??

    A Desperate and Broken Dude!


    Believe in yourself and do P90X. That'll get you on the path
  • basnik

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    Dec 20, 2014 9:20 AM GMT
    this is great .BELIEVE in YOURSELF and PX90

    thanks
  • budri7

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    Dec 20, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    eat donuts. they give you nice love handles and allow you to bend over swiftly
  • jjguy05

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    Dec 20, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
    Cooper87 saidonly 3 meals a day, that is all u need.


    Wrong. Eat when you're hungry, but eat good things, and get exercise.
  • REBEL_YELL

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    Dec 20, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    Weird_Dude94 saidI can just foresee some of the comments. I have put on about 20kg in the past two years and really want my body back, have no confidence at ALL! I can't really afford the gym yet cos I'm a student on a tight budget, I would really appreciate your input. Anyone??

    A Desperate and Broken Dude!



    Squeeze a fresh lemon into a glass of water 8 times a day, it tricks your stomach and will help you lose weight, it also speeds metabolism.....it will work
  • fitartistsf

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    Dec 21, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    biathlete01 said
    Cooper87 saidonly 3 meals a day, that is all u need.



    Actually 5 to 6 small meals is what you need. When you get hungry, it's just a short time until your next meal.

    Some say more meals increased your metabolism.



    YES! This is correct. Eat small meals (not full courses), every 2.5 to 3 hours. You actually burn more calories that way, since the body doesn't get a chance to rest in burning it off. If you eat less, the body will store some of that food as fat thinking it may not get a chance for more food later. If the body is continually fed, small portions every few hours, it can't store any as fat.
    Think of a campfire... If you want to keep the fire burning all night, you need to feed it a few pieces of wood to keep up the flame... Or another example... An old steam locomotive has a boiler that needs to be continually fed coal to keep up the fire to create the steam (energy) to turn the wheels to make it move... If you want your body to keep burning fat, keep it fed every few hours.
    Make sense?
  • biathlete01

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    Dec 21, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
    BTBruce saidEveryone KNOWS how to get their body into shape (eat right and exercise). It isn't a question of HOW to do it but, whether or not YOU have the DISCIPLINE to put the required EFFORT into it to make it happen!



    Very true. If it was easy, everyone would look fit.

  • atednet

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    Dec 21, 2014 2:17 PM GMT
    Diet doesn't have to be extreme but you must read labels. Anything with high fructose corn syrup must be eliminated from the diet. Worked for me.
  • peterstrong

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    Dec 21, 2014 3:21 PM GMT


    agreed eliminate high fructose corn syrup products, esp soda pop and pretty much any addded sugars - use your body more, walking is free, so r push ups and burpees
    https://search.yahoo.com/search?p=burpees+exercise+workout&ei=UTF-8&fr=chrf-yff32


    eat real food, learn to workout your taste buds instead of clobbering them with added sugar, fat, and salt
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    Dec 21, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    fitartistsf said
    biathlete01 said
    Cooper87 saidonly 3 meals a day, that is all u need.



    Actually 5 to 6 small meals is what you need. When you get hungry, it's just a short time until your next meal.

    Some say more meals increased your metabolism.



    YES! This is correct. Eat small meals (not full courses), every 2.5 to 3 hours. You actually burn more calories that way, since the body doesn't get a chance to rest in burning it off. If you eat less, the body will store some of that food as fat thinking it may not get a chance for more food later. If the body is continually fed, small portions every few hours, it can't store any as fat.
    Think of a campfire... If you want to keep the fire burning all night, you need to feed it a few pieces of wood to keep up the flame... Or another example... An old steam locomotive has a boiler that needs to be continually fed coal to keep up the fire to create the steam (energy) to turn the wheels to make it move... If you want your body to keep burning fat, keep it fed every few hours.
    Make sense?


    +1

    Starving leads to the feast / famine syndrome, and metabolic slow down.

    Eat. Small meals often. Do HIIT.

    That will fan the flames.

    Without fuel, your body will not run properly, and will become a fat storing machine.

    If want to be fit, it requires a consistent, disciplined, effort.
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    Dec 21, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    Cooper87 saidonly 3 meals a day, that is all u need.


    This is ill spoken, in my view.

    For better metabolic activation, small meals often... as many as 8...is a much better choice in having stable blood sugar and insulin levels.

    When I train for a show, I'll bring my calories up as I bring up my work load. I have to do that to have the energy to perform all the activity. If I don't eat, my body won't give up the fat.

    Every athlete that's done this without losing tons of muscle knows what I'm saying is dead on right.
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    Dec 22, 2014 7:54 AM GMT
    Diet cut out sugar and add cardio no soda drinks or alcohol .
  • britrunner

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    Dec 22, 2014 9:13 AM GMT
    biathlete01 said
    BTBruce saidEveryone KNOWS how to get their body into shape (eat right and exercise). It isn't a question of HOW to do it but, whether or not YOU have the DISCIPLINE to put the required EFFORT into it to make it happen!



    Very true. If it was easy, everyone would look fit.




    It's no secret, just look at your lifestyle, what you eat, when you eat and what you do. Then decide what you want to do and achieve...is it weight loss or getting in shape. Anyone can loose weight, but getting in shape and maintaining it requires a long term change to your lifestyle.

    budget has nothing to do with the in ability to get in shape, and is only a mental barrier being used to use as an excuse not to achieve or to preempt poor results. You don't need a fancy gym membership or pay fortune for supplements etc.. Just a strong mind...

    I notice that no one has mentioned carb cycling in the thread..... But for me it really worked and still use it now pre competition.
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    Feb 01, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
    REBEL_YELL said
    Weird_Dude94 saidI can just foresee some of the comments. I have put on about 20kg in the past two years and really want my body back, have no confidence at ALL! I can't really afford the gym yet cos I'm a student on a tight budget, I would really appreciate your input. Anyone??

    A Desperate and Broken Dude!



    Squeeze a fresh lemon into a glass of water 8 times a day, it tricks your stomach and will help you lose weight, it also speeds metabolism.....it will work


    I like the lemon idea. I've heard that too.
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    Feb 01, 2015 3:45 PM GMT
    Weird_Dude94 saidI can just foresee some of the comments. I have put on about 20kg in the past two years and really want my body back, have no confidence at ALL! I can't really afford the gym yet cos I'm a student on a tight budget, I would really appreciate your input. Anyone??

    A Desperate and Broken Dude!


    Weight loss is about 20% gym/working out and about 80% diet. As they say...you can't out exercise a bad diet.
    I can honestly say that I see the biggest results when I change my diet/eating habits. You will feel better as well.