My husband just lost 60 pounds by going to the gym and walking on the tread mill for one hour a day. He also had cut out all sweets and eats salads, nuts, fruit and meat. He now is slowly introducing a cookie or a piece of cake once or twice a week because it is impossible for him to live on healthy food alone. He is realistic about staying healthy and enjoying the sweet things in life too. As the weight came off, he felt fuller with less food. He also drinks tons of water before meals.
It's easy to lose weight if you are that obese. You just cut a small fraction of what you eat and your body will start to lose weight. It is using a lot of calories now to metabolize, even without exercise.
You need a support system to teach you the correct way of doing things. Check with your local health department to get you started. If you go to a church, check with them to see if there is a medical assistance program your church is affiliated with.
Well, its tough after 30 because of metabolism drop off, but its so very important to just eat healthy, walk, run, do whatever it is you enjoy most that is an active thing. Just change those bad habits and stay active, you will notice a gigantic change in your health fairly quickly. It may take time to shed the pounds, but your over all health will greatly improve. Also, less wear and tear on your joints with reduced weight.
Hey!!! You can do this!!! If you're not already doing it, replace soda with water and just cut back on what you eat. Funnlittlefrog made a great point in her awesome answer. We'll be rooting for you!! Keep us posted!!
You n me both. Will power along with diet and exercise. That really the way. Start by walking to the end of your street or block and back and for diet start by drinking more water and choose one fattening thing to cut out. Start with sodas and/or sugary drinks. Youll loose ten pounds right off that way. Work up slowly. If you can get to a gym do recumbent bike starting at just 10-15 minutes. Gradually work up to healthier foods and more exercise. My biggest problem is will power and no one can help us with that.
Unless you're going to have gastric bypass, you'll need to make a life style change. You'll need to eat healthier foods in smaller portions, decrease your caloric intake and increase your physical activity.
If you can drink grapefruit juice and meat then you can do the grapefruit juice diet (25lbs/mo-no exercise) till you get a handle on it and then switch to raw foods to detox and then to a normal eating plan. Start with a three day water fast to get your mind ready for the changes. In order to change you have to do something different. During the detox you should start exercising. If you start exercising and injure your knees or legs that might hinder you, that why I say get to a smaller size first then start exercising.
First thing to realize is you didn't put the weight on overnight, so it's not coming off overnight. Don't get discouraged. Is not going to be a diet it is a lifestyle change. Consult a nutritionist for a plan of attack. With proper nutrition AND exercise you will reach your goal. You're going to get answers like drink cold water and fad diet advice. A magic pill doesn't exist. Hard word and dedication is the answer.
Start out simple. Eat better Take walks Cut your portions down slowly. Drink water and juices. Drink lots of cold water throughout the day. The colder the better Ur metabolism will start to speed up slowly to warm up the cold basically. Cut food into smaller pcs. And eat slower. Ur brain will think u are full faster so u will eat less. Always leave a lil left on ur plate and just tell yourself u don't need it. Each time you don't eat that last pc. It's a mini victory. Good job! Than when u start feeling a lil more fit jog and workout more than run etc. it takes time. Recognize all ur small victories and you'll feel better about the process. Be realistic about goals. If its not realistic you'll let itself down. So keep it simple. Keep ur head up and good luck!
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I recently started my weight loss journey! Three things are helping me - setting goals, positive self talk, and lifestyle changes. First, set goals. Set a long-term goal and then set a small, short-term goal. Make it an easy one at first so you can have success early. So, I set a goal for one year and then I set a goal for one month. When you meet the small goal, celebrate and then set a new goal. Second, get rid of the negative self talk. When you start thinking that you have too much to lose or you can't do it, stop yourself and say something like, "I am making progress! I feel so much better now that I have a plan." Whatever it takes to keep you focused and on track. Finally, you will need to make a complete change in your lifestyle. This change will need to be in your eating habits and your activity. You can do it!! It's exciting that you are taking charge and making a change! :)
Congratulations on taking the first step in making a better life for yourself. I encourage you to research diet and exercise as an option, but it's possible it might not be an aggressive enough treatment in your situation. I recommend consulting with a bariatric surgeon to see if lapband surgery or gastric bypass would be an option. If you do opt for some type of bariatric surgery I would caution you not to loose weight too quickly because it can damage your liver. Just be sure to educate yourself regarding the risks of having the surgery. For most people though the surgery is overall a success. Good luck to you in your quest.
You just gotta do it, just imagine yourself say, 50 pounds lighter, 100 pounds lighter. It's simple as that, just do it. Start small and work your way up, trash all the unhealthy food you have (or donate), start with walking for 30 minutes every day but always stretch beforehand, do some junping jacks for as long as you can, drink lots abd lots and lots of water especially!!!!