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angelofnight

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whats your best advice on weightloss?
« on: May 04, 2014, 04:20:22 pm »
 :pumpkin: it be nice to know many different routines mine consists of dance aerobics and a combination of kick boxing

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 04:48:35 pm »
I lost a lot of weight doing Turbo Jam. It's actually really fun once you really get into it. It's part kickboxing and little bit of dancing. I highly recommend it.
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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2014, 06:58:04 pm »
Well, haven't lost a lot yet, but I'm sorta doing a mix of kettlebell and Zumba.  I really need to get back into it though cause I've sorta stopped for the past few weeks.  I like the idea of doing kick boxing though cause then you sorta get a skill for all the work you're putting in.  Have any recommendations for a beginner?

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2014, 07:04:18 pm »
Diet and exercise.  Pretty simple...but apparently not so simple for people to follow.  In my opinion weight is not a problem for anyone who is serious about it.

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 11:12:52 pm »
A lot of exercise and I swear Apple Cider Vinegar has made me lose some.

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 02:36:37 am »
Change you eating habits some, and eat smaller portions. And walk 5 to 6 days a week. That has helped me a lot!

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 05:37:22 am »
Drink lots of water. Not only does it help you to fill up quicker, it also flushes out the toxins- which benefits not only your weight but also your skin.

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 05:37:48 am »
Don't eat after 7:00 p.m.

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 05:45:09 am »
I've heard eating 5 palm-sized meals throughout the diet combined with regular exercise makes you drop weight, but that sounds kind of depriving and like you'd have to really watch yourself so you're not missing out on nutrients you need.

Incorporating metabolism-boosting foods and drinks (for instance, grapefruit and green tea), working out, and eating healthier/less should do the trick. It's not terribly hard if you're ready, committed and motivated. :rainbow:

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 06:53:23 am »
Eat everything in moderation, drink more water than any other beverage and do physical activity you actually enjoy and will want to do 4-5 times a week

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2014, 08:38:22 am »
I'm not currently concerned about weight loss - expecting in November... however I can agree with many other suggestions.  ie: eat in moderation, 5-6 small meals a day, exercise... brisk walking is a great start.  When it comes to water an Uncle of mine once told me to divide your weight in 1/2.  Than drink that many ounces a day.  I thought that was crazy till I started doing it myself.  The trick was to drink (Or at least attempt) to drink a bottle before every meal... than another during and after each meal.

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2014, 09:14:48 pm »
balance i am 22, 4'11 and was about 140 pounds i know weight 120 !!! And i did this with balance and walking never even went to the gym. I followed balance and eating every 4 hours!!! I gave myself 5 oz of grains, 5 oz of meat, 3 cups dairy, 2 cups veggie, 1 and half cups of fruit and 150 spare calories a day i believe thats it and eating every 4 hours to keep metabolism going. Honestly I never believed i would have lost weight so easily no diets no crazy hours at the gym ( I am not saying exercise is unimportant or not necessary for weight loss i just did not do) I lost 20 pounds in about 2 months and was not hard at all just took a bit of time to make sure i ate every 4 hours had to work it into my schedule plain meals and grocery shopping to have everything etc small steps that paid off for sure!! I would say the key word is BALANCE and moderation and timing and of course eating!!! Diets do not work eating often and balanced is the true key to being healthy and physical activity ( physical activity not exerise and healthy eating are two most important for weight loss the biggest is your diet. Exercise is helpful and important for your health but not as much of a factor in weight loss as your nutrition and physical activity

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2014, 10:49:26 pm »
Any time I am trying to loose a few pounds I try to exercise at least 3-5 days a week. I drink lots of water and try to eat a more balanced diet.

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2014, 02:06:10 pm »
I see that this post had a variety of responses.  I have done the grapefruit and green tea diet, and I lost 20 pounds.  I need to lose weight badly, and I don't mean 20 pounds; I mean at least 100 pounds.  I haven't weighed less than 130 pounds since 1982 or 1983.  I had my only child nearly 29 years ago, and she is smaller than me and have had three children, which weighed between 6 pounds 11 ounces and 7 pounds 8 ounces.  I ate smaller meals then and did aerobic exercises.  I am nearly 56 and, embarrassing to say,  my daughter has never seen me when I weighed less than 159 pounds.  Maybe I will do it because I would like to see myself smaller.  My cousin has pictures of me when I was tremendously smaller, and I want to challenge myself and do it for once. ??? ??? ??? :thumbsup: :rainbow: :rose:

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Re: whats your best advice on weightloss?
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2014, 02:32:48 pm »
The only way you're going to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in.  There's no other way.  You can count your carbs and all that jazz but until you actually make your mind up that you want to lose weight and are willing to do what you need to do, counting all the carbs and calories in the world won't help you.  You have to exercise and watch what you eat.

A couple of years I lost a lot, and I do mean a lot, of weight by simply watching what I ate and walking with Leslie Sansone.  I didn't count a single calorie or carb or measure out how much of what I was eating (i.e. a cup of this, a half-cup of that, etc.).  Two days a week I had whatever I wanted to eat/drink and as much as I wanted of it.  Five days a week I watched what I ate and drank only water and tea.  I stopped eating bread, sugar and cut down drastically on my salt.  I stopped drinking soda of any kind (yes, even diet soda WILL make you gain weight--it's worse for you, actually, than the regular soda).  I never limited myself or punished myself for having a bad day.  If I wanted a cookie, I had it.  It was better for me to have that 1 cookie than deprive myself and then go wild with the cookies later.  My problem is I'm a stress eater so it was really difficult for me to get my mind where it needed to be to not turn to food when I was upset or stressed.

Every single day of the week I walked.  I started with 1 mile a day and worked my way up to 5+ miles a day.  I didn't miss my walking for anything unless it was absolutely necessary.  Over the course of 18 months, I lost an incredible amount of weight. 

The past couple of years have been a little rough and some health issues have caused me a lot of problems, including causing me to gain a little of my weight back because I haven't been able to exercise like I want.  As I'm getting my health back on track, I'm slowly working my way back into my old routine.  Between watching my diet (but never restricting or limiting myself) and walking with Leslie, I have complete confidence I'll be back where I started in no time.

It all comes down to something has to motivate you.  You have to want it bad enough to be able to stick with it and not give in to what may make you overeat.  And, never, never punish yourself because you have a bad day.  Everyone has a day like that.  You just pick up and start over again the next day and tell yourself "that's OK, it wasn't the end of the world, I'll still meet my goals".

Good luck! 

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