dansaremm asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

Have you lost more than 100 lbs.? What is your best weight loss tip?

I want to hear from people who have lost a LOT of weight without surgery. How did you do it? How long did it take? How did you stay motivated?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Weight loss Success comes from FINDING WHAT WORKS then DOING WHAT WORKS.

    I can help you with the first but the second part is up to you.

    Before you can turn your body into a fat burning machine, here’s what needs to happen: your body fat needs to be released from the fat cells. You can accomplish this step successfully with your nutrition program. Here are some specific tips that you can apply right away to achieve that.

    1.Eat 4-6 small, frequent meals and never skip meals.

    2.Eat natural foods; avoid processed & refined foods

    3.Eat lean proteins with each meal.

    4.Eat more complex carbs, fruits & vegetables.

    5.Drink plenty of water

    How does your body burn the fat?

    When you go on a restrictive diet and then combine it with excessive cardiovascular workouts. You are destined to reach the dreaded weight loss plateau.

    Here is the reason behind the plateau; you have burned more muscle tissue than fat with your workouts (and restrictive dieting). This is the worst thing that could happen if you want long term and permanent results.

    Let me explain.

    Excessive cardio + restrictive dieting = Less Muscle mass = slower metabolism = Weight loss plateau = Yo-Yo dieting

    So how do you break this vicious cycle?

    How to burn fat instead muscle mass?

    You need to do some MODERATE cardio training. The key word here is moderate.

    Combining restrictive dieting with too much cardio can be detrimental and I am sure you have seen those people that are doing cardio on a daily basis and still not getting anywhere. The result is a low metabolism. Low metabolism means, your body fat is not going anywhere, anytime soon. Here is what you need to do:

    1.Do some moderate cardio training; the key word here is moderate

    2.Never “diet” but consume just a little fewer calories than you do burn on a daily basis (No starvation diets, Please...)

    Your muscle tissue is your best friend when it comes to burning body fat. You need to preserve muscle tissues in order to keep losing weight.

    Most people go on a starvation diet combined a lot of cardio to lose weight. At first it may seems like this is working because the scale is saying so.

    Now think about, scale weight does not tell you if weight loss is from fat, water or muscle tissue. Starvation diets combined with excessive cardio make you lose mostly muscle mass, water weight.

    Scale weight by itself is not a good indicator of success.

    The solution

    To maintain muscle mass you need to:

    Do some resistance training. (This is not optional, it is mandatory)

    CHANGE IS HARD, but it's also worth it. Not getting results makes change EXTREMELY HARD.

    Get support from friends, family or a coach who knows about body transformation. Losing weight is not as hard at it seems once you know what works for YOU.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Don’t eat less, that’s the worst thing you can do. Try drinking 90 oz of water every day, this helps any bloating go away and is really healthy. Try eating breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack throughout a day. This of course should be healthy food as in: veggies, fruits, lean meats, beans etc. If you have to eat out or buy packaged food just doesn’t eat hydrogenated foods or high sodium levels (look at ingredients). Try to get in a few full body workouts if you can like lunges, squats, crunches and push-ups (better if done on a workout ball). Have fun!

  • 1 decade ago

    Check the following diet tips

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    Best Wishes,

    Have a Nice Day

  • Nedra
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    I've lost 5 kilos in my first week. It's my 10th day and I have included salad with some protein (eg. egg/ lean chicken) as you suggested. After 4 years of trying, the fat is finally coming off. It truly feels like magic!

    Get started today!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    click on my source - it's an article about the things people who lost 100 lbs have in common

  • 4 years ago

    try an open face sandwich instead one with two slices of bread

  • 5 years ago

    Consume honey before bed because consumption of honey may help to burn more fat during those early hours of sleep

  • 5 years ago

    take a 30 second break in the middle of your meal evaluate just how hungry you still are before getting back to your food

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    To know how much calories you have to eat just add zero to your weight

  • 5 years ago

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