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What are your top tips for loosing weight?

4lyons09 Avatar
7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Diet starting tomorrow ( I have never been on a diet ever & I am 24!! )
Just wondered what people do and what works for them, if you eat healthy what do you eat and how often?

Not asking for advice as such just wondering what methods people use


tyia!
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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1 Like #1
stop eating :thumbsup:






on a serious note, I cut down what I ate and exercised more. Have now lost 2 stone slowly and sensibly, and its staying off :)
1 Like #2
Smaller portions.

Watch the saturated fat and calorie contents in things you eat.

Cut down on bread, butter, switch to skimmed milk, watch how much sugar your using.

Excercise, even if to start off with you just walk round the block.

Dont eat fried food.

Make sure you have breakfast.
banned#3
[FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Navy"]Look at yourself in a mirror and think "god being fat is disgusting"

It works for me. When I need to diet, and I need a kick start, I do that, and then I'm in the right mindset.

After that, as described before - I starve myself for the first week, as a booster, then I eat very little.

Its possibly a bit dangerous, but it works and it works fast for me.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#4
Get a very stressful job, works wonders :thumbsup:

Then lose it!

I'm going, I'm going http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii45/WhooshOrgForum/Whoosh/whoosh.gif
banned 1 Like #5
eat less fat and exercise more
[mod] 1 Like #6
Eat sensibly and spend much less time on here and use that time to go for a walk or swimming etc. :)
1 Like #7
Syzable
Eat sensibly and spend much less time on here and use that time to go for a walk or swimming etc. :)


oooh sensible, im outta here :oops:
1 Like #8
Cut out as much processed food as you can, eat sensible portions and exercise.

Don't do any of these faddy diets...
1 Like #9
Always have a good breakfast, i usually have porridge and fruit, the porridge is filling and a slow burning fuel so fills you up for longer and the fruit gives you energy. Don't call it a diet because that implies you are depriving yourself. Drink lots of water and if you need to snack have fruit or sticks of carrot or celery. Sometimes if i'm craving something savoury i will have a slim a soup. If you slip up don't worry about it, we all deserve a treat as long as it's in moderation.
#10
michelleleemoo
oooh sensible, im outta here :oops:


I agree you should leave, sensible and easy don't usually go together.:p:w00t:
#11
stomache flu is a great way to lose weight.

However i agree with the guy a bit further up - when you look in the mirror and say - I'm a bit fat, remember and eat a bit less.

Bit of exercise as well will do no harm.
#12
exercise is the most impotant thing

one you have less time
two you're too embarrassed to take mars bars to a gym
three you know how hard the gym is so going to the shippy looses its appeal


Good luck.
1 Like #13
I joined weightwatchers at start of year and at my goal weight now..................the majority of comments posted here are actually spot on..................less saturated fat, more exercise, dont skip breakfast etc

I had a pair of denims and a dress on hangers where i could see them................they didnt fit but was my goal to fit into them. Every week would try them on - now they fit great. You should find someone like that to help motivate you

Good luck!
1 Like #14
I have never been in diet, but I think eating only at meal times and stopping/cutting down on snacks in between should defo help.

More importantly if one eats moderately and healthy food, they should not worry much about weight or the calories. :)
#15
Btw, hi Lyons :)
1 Like #16
start of by eating 500 calories less than what your daily intake and 20-30 min excerise everyday and only drink water.
#17
I have added rep to as many as I can, thanks all!!

Hey marina, hope your ok :)
#18
learn to actually cook and eat less
#19
Alfonse
learn to actually cook and eat less


I can cook :thumbsup:
#20
Slimfast - I know a lot of people slate this but I find it so easy as you don't have to think about what to eat. You just pour yourself a milkshake (the coffee ones are lovely for breakfast) and then have a normal evening meal. If you are overweight and stick to no snacking in between, then you are bound to lose weight quickly. I always do. Of course it will go back on again because I love food but I use Slimfast about once a year for a few weeks and it helps to keep me trim.

Good luck
[mod]#21
Alfonse;6747851
learn to actually cook and eat less


How do you know they can't???
#22
TheIslander
Slimfast - I know a lot of people slate this but I find it so easy as you don't have to think about what to eat. You just pour yourself a milkshake (the coffee ones are lovely for breakfast) and then have a normal evening meal. If you are overweight and stick to no snacking in between, then you are bound to lose weight quickly. I always do. Of course it will go back on again because I love food but I use Slimfast about once a year for a few weeks and it helps to keep me trim.

Good luck


Slimfast wont be an option for me, I have a family to cook for everyday. I am not overweight hence why I have never been on a diet but would like to get back to my pre baby weight :thumbsup:
#23
i always seem to be on a diet and doing well ive lost 3 stone at min i never eat after 7 oclock at night, if i am craving something i have it cos it just makes you want it even more if you do without everything and thats when i crumble and remember the next day can always be a new start so if u have a bad day dont give up start afresh the next day good luck
#24
Syzable
How do you know they can't???


if you're not breaking a sweat in the kitchen you ain't cooking and not losing weight :roll:
[mod]#25
Alfonse;6747896
if you're not breaking a sweat in the kitchen you ain't cooking and not losing weight :roll:


I think you should lay off watching cooking programs on TV :thumbsup:
[admin]#26
I'd recommend getting a couple of exercise DVDs to do in the evenings, Davina McCall High Energy 5 and Superbody workout are really good! See if any of your friends are trying to lose weight or tone up at the moment, it helps to have a buddy to exercise with and it can be a real laugh trying to do the DVDs with someone else.

Switch from white bread/rice/pasta to brown, watch your sugar and fat intake.

Take a look on the internet at how long it takes to burn various amounts of calories with exercise, it helps avoid the "Another biscuit won't hurt" scenario, as you'll quickly learn how much you need to work to burn that biscuit off!

Try not to see it as a diet or a temporary fix, if you're wanting to be slimmer you need to change the way you eat or exercise permanently. Drink lots of water and find something you enjoy :)
#27
OP, plenty of sex:thumbsup:
#28
Eat smaller portions and try to eat about 6-8 times a day having about 200-350 calories per meal. Each meal should contain protein, carbohydrates and fats (not saturated) 2:2:1 ratio. You should watch carbohydrates more than fats. Your body will initially convert carbohydrates into fat before it actually stores fat as fat. So excess carbohydrates will turn into fat.

AND exercise is essential with a diet, otherwise you will see very little results! I know I've been there!

Hope i didn't confuse you. lol.
#29
Syzable;6747902
I think you should lay off watching cooking programs on TV :thumbsup:


mashing your own potatoes, making your own pasta dough (plus rolling it and making spaghetti etc) and pizza bases, proper veg prep, butchering your meat, sharpening knifes by hand, doing the roasting tin and pan scrubbing with vigour, whisking a meringue by hand, etc etc etc

i know most will say they don't have time but that the point of losing weight making the effort

ain't nowt to do with TV like i said ACTUALLY cook not prod things around a pan or prepared food, this also includes doing more hoovering and cleaning with more vigour everyday, being active and productive at the same time, energy efficiency

TV indeed lollington pmsl lmao bwahahahahahahahahahaha
#30
4lyons09
Slimfast wont be an option for me, I have a family to cook for everyday. I am not overweight hence why I have never been on a diet but would like to get back to my pre baby weight :thumbsup:


I cook for a family too which is why this works - we can all sit down together for a normal family meal.

Hope you find something suitable and beware of "Chirstmas Goodies" :w00t:
#31
If you're not overweight,why care,you could be hit by a bus tomorrow,enjoy your food:-D:-D
#32
deb8z
If you're not overweight,why care,you could be hit by a bus tomorrow,enjoy your food:-D:-D


Because I have lots of pre pregnancy clothes that I am dying to get into :-D
#33
Look at what you are drinking, drinks have various amounts of calories in and are 'hidden' or 'wasted' calories as you dont realise you are taking in calories and they dont fill you up. Try to stick to water etc

Look at portion sizes and put veg with everything

Try to have less creamy sauces (e.g. tomato based sauce with pasta instead of cheesy sauce)

Make swops you wont really notice like full fat milk for semi-skimmed milk, full fat yoghurt for lower fat yoghurt
banned#34
Best way - eat smaller portions every 2-3 hours, exercise, cut out carbs after 3pm and drink lots of water.

Or

Eat just two tins of tuna a day, take up smoking and drink lots of black coffee. You will have headaches, bad moods and fast weight loss.
#35
alcohol, drugs and sex diet is the only 1 that works for me
banned#36
casparwhite
alcohol, drugs and sex diet is the only 1 that works for me


True - not healthy, but works. Nicotine, caffeine and sex beats slim fast every time.
#37
i got dumped by my lass and lost nearly a stone in 3 weeks.
started doing slimfast cos it was on offer at Savers!

after another 2 weeks had lost weight but felt more drained than ever, i was struggling to keep up during my kung fu training, which considering I am a senior member of class, is setting a bad example!!
days i wasnt training i was coming in and falling asleep infront of the TV before i'd even made an evening meal.
it just sapped all my energy

so i took a few days off from it, tried sci-mx diet shakes, which are nicer, can be mixed with water or skimmed milk and don't leave me feeling totally wrecked.
been on that one now for just under a week.

on the plus side, the girlfriend and I are seeing each other again.
#38
queenlush
Always have a good breakfast, i usually have porridge and fruit, the porridge is filling and a slow burning fuel so fills you up for longer and the fruit gives you energy. Don't call it a diet because that implies you are depriving yourself. Drink lots of water and if you need to snack have fruit or sticks of carrot or celery. Sometimes if i'm craving something savoury i will have a slim a soup. If you slip up don't worry about it, we all deserve a treat as long as it's in moderation.


+1

drink two glasses of water everytime you feel hungry, sometimes the brain confuses thirst with hunger, eat tons at breakfast, porridge is my favourite.... it helps you feel strong all through the morning.

DONT add extra sugars or fats to drinks etc ie use skimmed milk and no sugar, even if you like the taste of fats and sugars you soon get used to the taste without them.

I try to eat something every two hours, a handful of nuts/dried fruit/a piece of fruit. It works for me xxx

Also, I was 6stone 13 pounds when I was weighed at 5 months with my first baby. By the time he was born I was 7stone 13 pounds... weight only dropped to 7 and a half stone after the birth and yet he himself weighed 6pounds 13 ounce!. I've NEVER got back to that pre baby weight but then I dont think its all that necessary to so long as you're comfortable with your body. Having a baby changes your shape, it makes it more womanly xxx
#39
never "diet"

exercise more

eat smaller portions of healthy good quality foods on a regular basis

do some research about food in general and its nutritional content

basically change your lifestyle in general for the better
suspended#40
Its hard to loose the weight after a baby , i know i found it easy before i had children....

My weight has gone up and down quite a bit.... i have been from a size 6 to a 14.

I must admit i lost weight with my first in a very bad way, by using diet pills and really not eating much and keeping my energy up by energy drinks and pro plus.

I went up to a 14 with my last child , he was bigger than my first and i ate alot during my pregnancy, I am now a 10-12 but still feel heavy in my self so i want to get to a true size 10 . However this time i am doing it by just eating healthy and a hour exercise or a morning and night . I must admit i feel so much more healthier now than what i did when dieting with my 1st child.

Good luck with loosing weight x

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