Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and beginning April 20th, 2021 (Eastern Time) the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

Em P asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

weight loss?

i want to lose a lot of weight by august 20th or so. how can i do this? i used to be 120 pounds, but then i stopped exercising and started overeating and ballooned up to 160. i really want to get my old body b ack. any quick weight loss tips??

40 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Losing weight is a simple equation: if you burn more calories than you eat, the weight will come off. Start off by estimating how many calories you burn each day using the daily calorie needs calculator This will give you an idea of how many calories to eat. Healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. To lose 1 pound per week you need to create a calorie deficit (burn more than you eat) of 500 calories per day. To lose 2 pounds a week, you have to double the deficit to 1000 calories per day. You can achieve this by eating less, exercising more or a combination of both.

    Beginner's Guide to Dieting -

    if you have time also read this aah...just forget about what all " go on diet...." "eat less food" bla bla bla!!! just try out the world's best solution that is Eat more,lose more!!!

    haha i am not joking..try this out!!


    ( ! ) Don't starve yourself.

    Lowering your calorie intake will make your body reduce the rate at which it changes calories into energy. In other words, reducing calorie intake slows down your metabolism and holds onto your fat. Starving yourself will actually make it harder for you to lose weight. Food is fuel or energy and when you skip meals, you are not working on energy hat can be burned off. As a defense mechanism, your body clings to calories and slows down your weight loss.

    (2) Get a breakfast boost.

    Connie Dickman, a registered dietician and nutritionist advises not to skip breakfast. According to her, breakfast gives you energy so that you are not starving as the day go on. When you skip breakfast, you become so hungry that you eat more than you should or eat the wrong foods.

    (3) Eat complex carbohydrates.

    Practice eating complex carbohydrates rather than simple carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are found in food such as candy, cereal, softdrinks and ice cream. They are easily absorbed by the body and they stick to the ribs, according to weight loss specialist Dr. Daisy Merey. Simple carbohydrates have a tendency to make you store more fat.

    On the other hand, complex carbohydrates which are found in pastas, potatoes, beans, whole grains, vegetables and fruits contain "good" calories that are easily burned.. In switching from a meat-based diet to the one tat is starch-based, you get the same amount of food with only 25% of the calories, says John McDougall, M.D., Director of the McDougall Program at St. Helena Hospital.

    Eat more fruits and vegetables, which are high in complex carbohydrates. You will eat more, but you will lose more, because the feeling of fullness will hinder you from eating high-fat foods that make you gain weight.

    (4) Eat Fiber.

    Kristine Clark, the Director of Sports Nutrition at Penn State University says that eating high-fiber foods can help people keep their weight under control. Because foods hat are rich in fiber help people to slow down their eating and foods that are high in fiber contain less fat and sugar.

    According to Nutrition experts, one should eat 20 to 35 grams of dietary fiber a day. There are two kinds of fiber in foods. The soluble and the insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers are those that dissolve and thicken in water. Foods that contain soluble fibers include broccoli, zucchini, barley, oat bran, beans and citrus fruits.

    Insoluble fibers include skins of fruits and vegetables and the external coatings of wheat kernel.

    Fiber is an essential ingredient in one's diet because the insoluble form prevents constipation. Studies revealed that the soluble fibers play an important role in reducing cholesterol.

    (5) Drink water.

    Water helps the body break down fat and process waste according to Dr. Denise Bruner, a Virginia bariatrician, describing how water as part of her diet, helped her to shed 62 pounds. One should drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day.

    (6) Exercise and be active in household work.

    T o exercise is one of the best ways to maintain your weight down. Exercise helps you to burn calories. According to Franca Alphin, Nutrition Director at Duke University Diet and Fitness Center in North Carolina, "You can lose weight without exercising, but you won't maintain the weight loss." Exercise may not be a major player in weight loss, but it is the number one player in preventing weight gain," says Jack H. Gilmore, Ph. D.

    Inactivity burns fewer calories each day, which are stored as fat. Daniel Kosich, Ph. D., the author of Get Real: A Personal Guide to Real-Life Weight Management and an advisor to Jane Fonda Workouts, says regular activity is a critical part of successful weight loss. It doesn't have to be a strenuous workout. You can burn calories just by doing ordinary chores such as gardening and housework. "Pushing a mop or vacuum across the floor increases your heart rate and creates resistance ," says Barbara Baldwin, Information Services Director for the American Running and Fitness Association in Maryland.

    "Raking leaves, stroveling snow, sanding, painting and waxing the car are calorie burners."

    According to Laura Gladwin, California-based exercise physiologist, gardening is a great exercise because weeding, pruning and planting require bending and stretching. "You will burn 1,000 calories by doing three-and-a-half hours of garden or yard work in a week," she says.

    Ellen F., a crafter in Coral Springs, Fl, found out that dieting wasn't enough to help her shed 20 pounds of excess weight.. She joined a low-impact aerobics class at her community center. By doing aerobics excercises for an hour, three times a week, she lost 20 pounds much quicker than simply dieting.

    Walking is one of the healthiest, easiest and cheapest form of exercise. Stroll briskly through a park or around your neighborhood. Walking will be more pleasurable if you do it with a friend..

    Suzanne Rossa, an exercise physiologist at Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center in West Palm Beach Florida says, "Aerobics excercises improves your circulation , increases blood flow,allow you to have a better blood pressure and decreases the amount of fatty substances in your bloodstream."

    (7) Build muscle.

    Tufts University studies revealed that strength training - the kind that builds muscle will raise your metabolic rate, which enable you to burn calories. Strength training does not always follow that your muscles will grow bigger but they will certainly grow stronger.

    Daniel Kosich in his book, A Personal Guide to Real Life Weight Management says, "when you make muscles stronger, they burn more calories. That means that for each pound of muscle you build with strength excercises, you burn 20 to 30 calories a day from your resting energy output or about 7,300 calories a year. You can strength train by using machines and free weights such as barbells.

    (8) Follow the Pyramid.

    The American Diatetic Association recommends a food guide pyramid that serves as a general list of healthful foods that must be eaten daily. The pyramid has four levels. The top of the pyramid is the smallest part , represents fats, oils and sweets. This group includes salad dressings, butter, ice cream, softdrinks, candies and desserts and foods that has very little nutritional value and can make your calories add up to.

    At level two of the pyramid are the milk, yogurt, cheese group, meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts. These foods provide you with protein, calcium, iron and zinc.. ADA recommends two to three servings daily of this group.

    The third level represents the vegetable and fruit groups, which are good sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber. ADA recommends three to five servings daily of this group.

    At the base of the pyramid are the bread, cereal, rice and pasta. ADA recommends 6 to 11 servings of this group. These foods are source of fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals

    (9) Stop taking the following food.

    ALCOHOL : a 12-ounce can or bottle of beer contains 150 calories. An

    Alcoholic beverage can add 100 to 200 calories to your meal.

    Alcohol is stored in the liver as fat.

    COCONUT : An ounce of raw coconut contains 100 calories, around 77%

    Of which is saturated fat.


    They are full of simple carbohydrates, which means they are

    High in sugar and fats. The main fat in chocolate is cocoa

    butter which is approximately 60% saturated fat.


    Whole milk has high content of fat.

    SUGAR : Softdrinks has very high sugar content.

    MARGARINES : Contain hydrogenated vegetable oils.

    This article is an excerpt from the book : EAT MORE, LOSE MORE

  • 6 years ago

    No matter if it is while we are watching television or a quick bite to and from picking the kids up at school, we all love snacks. We can't get away from that fact. So why fight it? Our whole life we have been told that snacking is bad for us. It will ruin our apatite, it will make us fat, it will break us out in pimples. Some of it is true, while on the other hand, it is nothing more than fiction. Snacking performs a very important role in our lives. Some times we snack because we are bored. We eat because we are bored. That 600 pound man didn't get that way because he was eating three square meals a day. He got that way because he was eating too much food. Our bodies tell us when we are hungry. That doesn't mean that it that all the time we are hungry we need food. But, if you have a good diet it does. There is no reason to cut out snacking all together. Snacking is also a great way to avoid things that we do as a pick me up some days. For example, we can eat a piece of fruit instead of going for that cola to get a jolt of energy.

    The key thing to do is, to know what to eat and what not to eat. Here we will give you some snacking ideas that will help you choose what is right. It doesn't require a genius to figure it out, but you might be surprised at some of the suggestions. This might sound a bit strange, but I would suggest to you that you get a food dehydrator. You can get one for next to nothing and they are easy to use. I know that learning how to use something new isn't always as easy as it sounds, but believe me, these things are a snap to use.

    You can dry all kinds of things in your dehydrator. The key thing to remember is to cut things thin. The thinner the item is cut, the faster they will dry. Fruits are a great thing to dry. You can dry what ever is one sale at the super market that you can find. You can also dry canned items. I would suggest that you start out with a few easy things. Start out with strawberries. They are about as easy as you can get.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Write down what you eat for one week and you will lose weigh

    Add 10 percent to the amount of daily calories you think you’re eating

    Get an online weight loss buddy to lose more weight.

    After breakfast, stick to water.

    Eat three fewer bites of your meal

    Watch one less hour of TV

    Wait until your stomach rumbles before you reach for food

    Stare at the color blue

    Eat in front of mirrors and you’ll lose weight.

    Spend 10 minutes a day walking up and down stairs

    Walk five minutes for at least every two hours

  • ?
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Homeopathic Treatment to Loose Excessive Fat and Weight :- The most secure and definite fireplace technique to unfastened weight and immoderate fats is PHYTOLACCA BERRY Q(Mother Tincture) 20 drops three times an afternoon in a sip of hot water part hour earlier than or after foods. With this comfort you unfastened the tendency to acquire up immoderate fats so that you keep slender even after you're cured and also you quit taking it. Helps you to stick slender ! Starts displaying outcome in 30 to forty five days of consistent use. It will remedy flabby or sagging tummy and make your dermis appear more energizing and tighter and it has no part results and no headaches whatever ! Avoid taking Chocolates Coffee Mints and Red Meat even as taking homeopathic remedy. You can get homeopathic medicinal drugs from Major Herbal Shops and Homeopathic Stores and they're rather low cost. Take Care and God Bless !

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    I wish i could tell you a quick fix answer but that is not practical!! Find somthing you enjoy doing, treat yourself with things other than food!!! take a picture of yourself, stick it on the fridge door!!! dont deny yourself food just be strict as to the amount you eat!!! somtimes we are thirsty and not hungry, try drinking a big glass of water wiv every meal, this will fill you up, eat slowly also so your brain engages wiv ur belly!!! and most of all go for a walk, cycle, run, swim watever u enjoy doing, use exercise bike or do some sort of exercise when watching telly. And finally love yourself and believe in yourself!!!!! I know you can do it!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    With all of the extravagant claims for weight loss products and schemes - whether they have to do with tea or not - a good rule of thumb is buyer beware. With that in mind, however, there is evidence that indicates that tea might play a role in weight loss.

    When it comes to losing weight, one of the simplest ways tea can help is by acting as a substitute for high-calorie sweetened beverages. Freshly brewed tea without milk, sugar or other additives has no calories and even small amounts of these add-ins typically contribute only a modest amount. By comparison, a 16-ounce Starbucks Frappucino may contain as much as 470 calories, while eight ounces of Coca-Cola contains 97 calories.

    Studies also indicate that tea itself may play a role in weight loss. A 2005 study looked at 35 Japanese men over a period of three months. Some subjects were given bottled oolong tea with a green tea extract that contained 690 milligrams of catechins. Others were given oolong tea that contained 22 milligrams of catechins. Though their diets were similar, the former group lost an average of 5.3 pounds, as opposed to the latter's 2.9 pounds. The men given higher doses of catechins also saw a greater decrease in body mass index, waist size, total body fat and undesirable LDL cholesterol.

    More recently, research conducted at the University of Connecticut over a period of six week, saw both lean and obese mice fed a green tea extract (GTE), in varying amounts. As noted in these pages previously, the study found that the extract might help ward off fatty liver disease. There are also indications that GTE might aid in weight loss as well as lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

    Other research examining possible connections between tea and weight loss include this study from 1999, which investigated whether green tea extract could increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans. Another study, whose results were also published in 1999, examined the alleged anti-obesity action of oolong tea. Yet another study, published in 2000, measured the effectiveness of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) derived from green tea leaves in reducing appetite and contributing to weight loss in rats.

  • 1 decade ago


    Only eat fruit and veg. No meat, no dairy, no bread etc.

    Keep it simple and go for a vegetarian diet, and also stick to plain water. Avoid things like salad cream etc too. Exercise as normal - but avoid anything really strenuous for the first week or two.

    .. oh and when you do get an urge for a cream cake, grab a peice of thigh and that's normally offputting enough for me! lol!

    good luck!

  • 5 years ago

    Stand up and walk atleast 5 mins after evry 2 hours while working

  • 7 years ago

    Well, I reccomend Yoga, its very peacefully, and relaxing, I reccomend doing yoga in a quiet enviroment, and stick to eating less or eat more fruits and veggies, you can write a planner of how many calories to eat that day or what kinds of snacks you'll eat, good snacks are peanutbutter and celery, carrots, apples, and watermelon!

    I really hoped I helped! :)

  • 4 years ago

    if you re more sports goddess than cha cha dancer play interactive wii tennis for 13 minutes

  • 5 years ago

    Flaxseeds will help you in lossing weight

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.