Losing weight

  • SoCalMatt93

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    Jul 31, 2016 4:36 AM GMT
    Hey guys. Been working on losing weight and getting fit, and would love to talk to someone to help me out with my journey. Shoot me a message
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    Jul 31, 2016 4:41 AM GMT
    I told all my friends I was going to lose weight and not do anything to make it happen except expect that I would

    I lost 20 pounds over like a couple months jus by doing nothing at all

    just communicate with your body and tell it your going to lose weight and let the law of attraction do its work

    you have control over your body
  • SoCalMatt93

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    Jul 31, 2016 4:44 AM GMT
    Ekho saidI told all my friends I was going to lose weight and not do anything to make it happen except expect that I would

    I lost 20 pounds over like a couple months jus by doing nothing at all

    just communicate with your body and tell it your going to lose weight and let the law of attraction do its work

    you have control over your body


    Thanks, but I'm sure some nutrition/workout pointers would help also icon_smile.gif
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 31, 2016 11:39 AM GMT
    I think better than dieting to lose weight, determine your target weight and eat to that weight. So if you think 170 is your correct weight, eat what you would need to eat to maintain 170, then exercise, preferably with a combination of aerobic but also weights. Think of building up muscle size and tone then melting the fat away to reveal it. The first thing is to eliminate anything white except milk and cauliflower. Sugar, white bread, rice, pasta, potato. Zero soda. Make a pot of ice tea with tea bags ( I have 6-8 different teas and mix two per pot and leave in a coffee machine to steep 2 hours). About the only way to do it is to start cooking your own food. Eat nothing that has ingredients that you don't understand, chemicals. Next, portion control. Meat should be less than a half pound, veggies if prepared without fats. No snacks. Minimal carbs and only at breakfast or lunch. You will need some carbs for energy and some fats for testosterone production so I try to make that breakfast. My diet: Breakfast: Protein shake (31g protein, 160 calories), and 2" piece of baguette with real butter. Lunch: leftover protein from some dinner or a grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast (buy a grill pan and a can of Pam) some fruit and/or veggie, sometimes a small carb. Late afternoon protein shake and my workout (1/2 hour cardio, one hour weights). Dinner: 1/2lb protein, veggies. That's it. Cheat breakfast on Saturday (but keep it sane), zero lunch, Cheat dinner but keep it sane. Learn to cook exotic that relies more on spices and less on fats, Indian, Korean, Moroccan, just think of the spice trade route. My go to cheat snack (very rare) when I get crazy munchies is popcorn but make it yourself, not the micro-bags. Sometimes handfuls of peanuts. I really don't worry about salt but some people should.

    The workout schedule is every day I show up. Afternoons on weekdays, mornings on weekends. I do cardio every day and occasionally skip the weights if my body just doesn't have it but I at least get to the weights and then decide. I skip prob a day and sometimes two days/s a week on the weights but never the cardio.

    Both diet and exercise should be something you can live with for the rest of your life, not a temporary thing to lose weight. Target your weight, get there, stay there. Oh, and buy a scale and weigh every morning when you first get up and after you've peed. That will give you a constant water read and also your marching orders for what you can eat that day.

    That works for me. Not complicated.

  • orome

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    Jul 31, 2016 12:14 PM GMT
    That Was Beautifully Thorough.
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    Jul 31, 2016 12:46 PM GMT
    do what ever but eat less than 1800 calories and you will loose weight.
  • Eleven

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    Jul 31, 2016 2:18 PM GMT
    I need to lose shitloads in less than 2 months

    The way I do it is I leave a 4 litre bottle of water in the kitchen and drink half before breakfast and the other half before lunch,

    Then I fill it up again and drink it before dinner...

    What happens is you get used to drinking lots of water, its like an addictive habit and whenever you go to have a.snack or something fatty you drink the water and suddenly you lose your appetite because you feel full, even if its not much, its all in the mind
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    Jul 31, 2016 2:36 PM GMT
    "I told all my friends I was going to lose weight"

    This part of the advice above is a sound idea.
    Tell your friends your goal and ask them for encouragement.
    You'll also be too ashamed to fail.

    But you've got to add exercise and calorie restriction to your plan,
    NOT just your faith.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 31, 2016 2:46 PM GMT
    SoCalMatt93 saidHey guys. Been working on losing weight and getting fit, and would love to talk to someone to help me out with my journey. Shoot me a message



    Google "Intermittent Fasting" --- it's easy, and it works
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    Jul 31, 2016 2:58 PM GMT
    Some great (and very inspiring) advice already. I'm 3 times the OPs age, but here's what works for me, it's kinda universal:

    EAT LESS! And smartly. Plus exercise. If you're gaining weight you're doing something wrong - it doesn't happen because someone has placed a curse on you.

    I did gain weight because of a medical condition and its treatment. OK, I knew that, understood it would happen. Now I've gotta deal with that. Do you have a similar excuse? Just EAT LESS, and smartly, and exercise.
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    Jul 31, 2016 5:04 PM GMT
    Whose your photographer?

    Granted your profile photo's taken from a flattering angle and your expression's smolderin', but regardless it's obvious that once you lose the weight you'll be smokin' hot.

    Well, you ASKED for help and motivation's key .
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    Jul 31, 2016 5:42 PM GMT
    It isn't easy dieting, everyone thinks they are an expert, each individual knows themselves better than others.

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  • buddycat

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    Aug 01, 2016 5:44 AM GMT
    FitLondoner2016 saidIt isn't easy dieting, everyone thinks they are an expert, each individual knows themselves better than others.

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    True, it really depends on you and what your diet looks like. Cutting down eating isn't the answer but correcting issues with your diet. Just remember some foods like apples and bananas are low in calories but can fill you for hours. Celery and hummus is a good food to eat because they're is nothing in celery and hummus is healthy. Low fat cheese and eggs are low in carbs if that is an issue. Nobody gets fat eating lettuce and celery but watch your dressing. Vinegar has nothing in it. Being really doesn't work because you will gorge but going to be a little hungry, my signify you are going to lose weight.
  • joxguy

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    Aug 02, 2016 6:22 PM GMT
    Don't laugh but I am using Weight Watchers app and it allows you to eat pretty much what you want, just count the points, which you do on your phone. It also works in you activity points. It really is not a diet but a way of eating better. It is great try it
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Aug 07, 2016 12:04 AM GMT
    Few quick notes, kind of condensed from a short paper I wrote once...

    Losing weight starts in the kitchen. Eat less. While the biochemistry is certainly a matter for debate, the laws of thermodynamics apply to everyone. If you don't consume excess energy, you don't store it. Adipose tissue (fat) is, by the strictest biochemical definition, stored energy. If you don't consume enough energy to maintain your current weight, you will lose weight. It won't happen fast, but it will happen. One thing you should do if you haven't already - cut sodas, juices, and other high-calorie drinks out of your diet, cold turkey. Everything other diet alteration you can acclimate to slowly over time, but cut out liquid carbs. That shit's toxic and it wreaks havoc on your body, promoting weight gain and low-grade systemic inflammation, not to mention tooth decay.

    I always see people trying to "lose weight" by going to the gym while extremely overweight, and they're not making any difference because they haven't learned how to eat properly and they just end up binge-eating away their workout later. Not to mention how dangerous it is to perform some exercises while you are overweight. If you do not teach yourself how to eat properly, you will fail to lose weight with every routine, every time.

    Final note: diet and exercise are not tools you pick up when they're convenient only to cast aside later for weeks or months. They're lifetime commitments. If you don't make them a permanent change, you will relapse every time and gain weight back.