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    Feb 03, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    How do I lose weight?

  • EricLA

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    Feb 03, 2010 10:01 PM GMT
    Hmm. You could EASILY search the forums for other posts on this. But, before anyone responds negatively to this post, the answer is simple. To lose weight you must burn more calories than you take in -- thus, you start burning the fat stores in your body, reducing your weight.

    The simple way to accomplish this is to eat smaller, and ideally more healthy, portions and to increase your level of physical activity. Though a gym membership and hopping on the cardio machines would likely help in accomplishing your goals sooner, a good long daily walk can be a good start.

    Consistency (and discipline) is key to it all. You need to commit to your goal. I'm not saying deprive yourself of all the (fatty, oily, high-calorie) foods you enjoy, but the more you allow them into your diet, the more they'll hamper your progress. Same for exercise. If you're only exercising once or twice a week, you won't see much progress. If you're taking a good long walk daily, or going to the gym 2-3 times a week on a regular basis, you'll see progress much sooner, which in itself can be a motivator. You can do cardio daily. And, if you're significantly overweight, you might consider doing so. But committing means committing responsibly -- do not adopt a schedule that you can not maintain, that will burn you out or bore you.

    This really isn't rocket science. You just need to be committed to your health.

    That's the simple and short answer.
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    Feb 03, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    Nice to see a pic of you with a smile on your face! ... icon_biggrin.gif ... You are looking the best I have ever seen you.

    First dont look at it as dieting. It is a life style change.

    Dont expect to change overnight. You will have to transition from your current life style to your new life style.

    Transistion only as much of your life as you can at one time. Dont let yourself become overwhelmed by changing too much all at once. Think of it like the layers of an onion. Just peel away one layer at a time.

    First thing I would suggest is to stop eating all commercially prepared foods. They are laced with fat, salt, and sugar. Just doing this will improve your diet and you arent really dieting. Prepare your own meals with all the fresh foods you want. Dropping all commercially prepared food at once may be hard. So look at the labels and drop the ones that have the most fat and sodium.

    Also, start exercising at whatever exercise you like to do. Walking, elliptical, weights, swimming, whatever. Just try to do 30 minutes a day.

    Good luck, my friend! ... icon_biggrin.gif

    P.S. I love John Pinette. I hope you enjoy him, too.









    ....it continues
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    Feb 03, 2010 10:23 PM GMT
    Burn more calories than you consume, and have the will power to make that decision at every moment.

    Next.
  • DCEric

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    Feb 04, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    Creating the plan to dump the weight is easy. Sticking to it is hard. Do what you can and try to slowly build your life around a new set of principles. Eating right, which most people know how to do, and getting your heart rate elevated for 30 minutes. It takes a person about 3 weeks to change your habbits, do it for 3 weeks, and the 4th becomes a little easier, the fifth even easier.
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    Feb 04, 2010 2:51 AM GMT
    Stop sitting in front of a computer posting multiple threads asking how to loose weight; put down the doughnuts; haul your ass outside and go for a walk. Repeat.
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    Feb 04, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
    syd_hockey_79 saidStop sitting in front of a computer posting multiple threads asking how to loose weight; put down the doughnuts; haul your ass outside and go for a walk. Repeat.


    his post count is at "2", btw
  • jrs1

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    Feb 04, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    MeOhMy said
    syd_hockey_79 saidStop sitting in front of a computer posting multiple threads asking how to loose weight; put down the doughnuts; haul your ass outside and go for a walk. Repeat.


    his post count is at "2", btw


    I think you should post a ridiculous number of youtube videos that are completely unrelated to the various thread topics ... post a distinct number of narcissistic photos, forgetting that your nose rivals pinocchio when lying ... become unbelievably sycophantic with random, on-line strangers ... spend more than half of your day on-line - reading, citing, copying and pasting pics, and chewing on gummi bears ... and then conclude around 7am after munTing and denching about with your " friends " whom you consider to be months! ... and eat three large Domino's pizzas by your lonesome ...


    oh, wait ... that's more like jrs1. yeah, on second thought, don't be like that whore.

    - eat small meals and often
    - ride your bike on inclines
    - drink lots of water
    - pick up lap-swimming!
    - eat more bananas, apples, oranges, and blueberries!
    - eat more grilled meats
    - be more social and get closer to people who are blunt but compassionate
    - smile a lot; bee happie

    you'll lose weight in no time. good luck.
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    Feb 04, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    1. Eat less
    2. Eat better
    3. MOVE!
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    Feb 04, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    Onthewaytome saidHow do I lose weight?



    1. You manage your relationship with food appropriately. That doesn't mean going hungry, nor being miserable, nor feeling like crap.
    2. You get in motion.
    3. You have patience.
    4. You come to understand why you eat the way you do; you fix it.

    Remember this: You didn't get to be a fat ass in one day and you won't go the other way in one day. Change takes time. Change takes persistence. Change takes a plan. Change takes will power. Change takes education.

    If I go to lean out, I give myself 18 WEEKS.

    The main thing is making a plan for success; executing it, and starting again. Pretty soon, it becomes lifestyle.

    It's critical you don't under eat. That will sabotage your efforts. It's critical you get in motion. It's critical you do resistance training. It's critical that you're patient. It's critical you're honest in where you have gone wrong in the past with food. You MUST change your relationship with food.
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    Feb 04, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    You know what you need to do. It's just a matter of how bad you want it.
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    Feb 04, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    not eat...
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    Feb 04, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    MeOhMy said
    syd_hockey_79 saidStop sitting in front of a computer posting multiple threads asking how to loose weight; put down the doughnuts; haul your ass outside and go for a walk. Repeat.


    his post count is at "2", btw


    For this profile. He's been around before, btw.
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    Feb 04, 2010 5:13 AM GMT
    The easiest way is to become vegetarian (at least for a certain period of time) and stay away from baked goods, such as bread. I have yet to meet an overweight vegetarian.

    The problem with just counting calories is that not all calories are created equal. For example, 100 calories of candy don't give your body what 100 calories of salad will (nutrients, antioxidants, etc.).
  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 04, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    SeaSon saidThe easiest way is to become vegetarian (at least for a certain period of time) and stay away from baked goods, such as bread.

    I have yet to meet an overweight vegetarian.


    Wow, I didn't know you were a vegetarian SeaSon.....that's cool.

    BTW, vegetarians can be pretty big guys.....ahem....but becoming a vegetarian is going to only help in weight loss.
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    Feb 04, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    The problem is primarily with the cooking part. If you stop counting calories and instead look at each food item and ask yourself how many steps its taken from its natural state to its current state, you should have a much easier time.

    Foods that are as close to natural as possible are the best (meaning, no cooking, frying, etc.). People sometimes assume cooking's only a problem if oil is added, but I've been told that it's the actual heating process that makes many more calories available to your body. So, pretty much any form of heating is going to make you gain more weight.

    Not everyone can handle a raw food diet (takes extreme discipline), but it's a surefire way to lose a lot of weight.
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    Feb 04, 2010 5:54 AM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    Wow, I didn't know you were a vegetarian SeaSon.....that's cool.

    BTW, vegetarians can be pretty big guys.....ahem....but becoming a vegetarian is going to only help in weight loss.


    Yup. I definitely try... (occasionally eat fish, but very infrequently).
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    Feb 04, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    SeaSon saidThe easiest way is to become vegetarian (at least for a certain period of time) and stay away from baked goods, such as bread. I have yet to meet an overweight vegetarian.


    Though I agree with SeaSon's advice, I must respectfully say that I've met some rather... zaftig vegans. One can be a vegan and eat lots of rice and pasta. So - don't do THAT. We don't need a lot of those kinds of carbs for energy - period. A little goes a LONG way. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 04, 2010 6:24 AM GMT
    syd_hockey_79 said
    MeOhMy said
    syd_hockey_79 saidStop sitting in front of a computer posting multiple threads asking how to loose weight; put down the doughnuts; haul your ass outside and go for a walk. Repeat.


    his post count is at "2", btw


    For this profile. He's been around before, btw.


    The first thing i thought when I saw the OP's face was "Oh. Here we go. Again. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 04, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    Define "under eating".


    chuckystud said
    Onthewaytome saidHow do I lose weight?



    1. You manage your relationship with food appropriately. That doesn't mean going hungry, nor being miserable, nor feeling like crap.
    2. You get in motion.
    3. You have patience.
    4. You come to understand why you eat the way you do; you fix it.

    Remember this: You didn't get to be a fat ass in one day and you won't go the other way in one day. Change takes time. Change takes persistence. Change takes a plan. Change takes will power. Change takes education.

    If I go to lean out, I give myself 18 WEEKS.

    The main thing is making a plan for success; executing it, and starting again. Pretty soon, it becomes lifestyle.

    It's critical you don't under eat. That will sabotage your efforts. It's critical you get in motion. It's critical you do resistance training. It's critical that you're patient. It's critical you're honest in where you have gone wrong in the past with food. You MUST change your relationship with food.
  • Nodak

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    Feb 04, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    I have been through this already. I am 6'3" tall and about 4 years ago weighed 350 pounds. I decided that had to change. For the next 14 months I limited my intake to 1000 to 1200 calories per day and did a lot of bicycling and walking. I cut out all processed sugar ( I don't have sugar in my house); Stevia works as a good substitute. Eat lots of veggies, fruit and fish. By all means keep a balanced diet. At the end of the 14 months I was down to my present weight of 220 pounds. One thing I would suggest is set a diet, stick to it and don't weigh yourself for the first month. When you do check your weight after a month and see you have lost some it gives an incredible incentive to continue.
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    Feb 04, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    Onthewaytome saidHow do I lose weight?



    1. You manage your relationship with food appropriately. That doesn't mean going hungry, nor being miserable, nor feeling like crap.
    2. You get in motion.
    3. You have patience.
    4. You come to understand why you eat the way you do; you fix it.

    Remember this: You didn't get to be a fat ass in one day and you won't go the other way in one day. Change takes time. Change takes persistence. Change takes a plan. Change takes will power. Change takes education.

    If I go to lean out, I give myself 18 WEEKS.

    The main thing is making a plan for success; executing it, and starting again. Pretty soon, it becomes lifestyle.

    It's critical you don't under eat. That will sabotage your efforts. It's critical you get in motion. It's critical you do resistance training. It's critical that you're patient. It's critical you're honest in where you have gone wrong in the past with food. You MUST change your relationship with food.


    awesome advice chuck...this is so true, straight and to the point.
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    Feb 04, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    Everything you swallow is one of two things - poison or antidote. It will either cause you harm or help you heal.



  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 04, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    GwgTrunks said
    syd_hockey_79 said
    MeOhMy said
    syd_hockey_79 saidStop sitting in front of a computer posting multiple threads asking how to loose weight; put down the doughnuts; haul your ass outside and go for a walk. Repeat.


    his post count is at "2", btw


    For this profile. He's been around before, btw.


    The first thing i thought when I saw the OP's face was "Oh. Here we go. Again. icon_rolleyes.gif



    Define "again"
  • auryn

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    Feb 04, 2010 5:12 PM GMT