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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 3 months ago

how can i lose 10-15 pounds by june? detailed answers please?

i’m hoping to lose overall body weight. i’m not obese but i’m not super fit either. what specific exercises can i do and what diet is sufficient enough to keep me skinny for a long time? also i cannot take pills so please don’t recommend that. i also don’t have weights and i can’t get a job as i am not old enough to. maybe i can use something else as a weight? 

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  • 3 months ago

    Exercise, go for walks and cut down on carbs. You will start losing weight after 3 days.

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    3 months ago

    Make a lifestyle change. 80% of fat loss is about what you eat, so that’s more important than exercise. Any "diet" you go on may help you lose some weight but you'll tend to gain it back if you go back to your previous ways. Unhealthy diets also can cause weight loss of tissue other than fat (such as muscle, especially if your calorie intake is too low). Use a calculator like this one https://www.freedieting.com/calorie-calculator to determine about what your calorie intake should be. You can lose UP TO 3 lbs per week in a healthy manner, but 1 - 2 lbs is much more doable and easier to maintain long term. Remember that as your activity level and/or your weight changes, your calorie needs change too. So, check the calculator as your weight goes down or your activity goes up or down, so you continue to consume calories at a level that will help induce fat loss.

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    Eat a healthy well-balanced diet at least 80% of the time...keep junk food, fast food, sweets, sodas, etc to a bare minimum (the occasional treat if you feel the need). Avoid as much processed food as you can. Focus on lean protein, fruits and veggies, complex carbs, healthy fats and and plenty of water. Keep your calories at a healthy level when working to lose fat. Cardio exercise is ideal for burning some extra calories. If you don't have an exercise program you want to use, YouTube has TONS of fitness videos you can check out, not to mention just getting outdoors and going for a walk, run, or bike ride.

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    When you reach your goal, simply modify your calorie intake and/or exercise to allow you to maintain your weight instead of continuing to lose.

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    How to lose weight has been asked/answered here in various ways, literally THOUSANDS of times. That's why there's a search feature at the top of the page. There should be no need for anyone to type another answer to that question, because all the information is already available, if you just do a quick search.

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    Good luck!

  • 3 months ago

    walking and/or swimming are the best exercises anyone can do. i walked around and swam with my friends all summer and only ate lunch and dinner and lost 3 pant sizes

  • 3 months ago

    i would just eat low fat and exercise more

  • 3 months ago

    In terms of exercise, weights are not great for your purpose. Weights build muscle well, but aren't great for weight loss. In terms of weight-loss exercise you need to do something aerobic...something that raises your respiration and heart rate...and for that you don't really need equipment at all. I recommend jogging or (even jogging in place will work), as well as things like jumping jacks, etc. Anything that raises your respiration and heartrate and maintains it at that higher rate. You should be doing that for 30-45 minutes at a time, every day or at minimum every other day. 

    Regarding diet, it's somewhat easier. Reduce your meal portions to about two-thirds of what they are now. Don't eat desserts at all, or if you have to, just a small amount. The food you DO eat should be fresh, not processed, and minimize your intake of red meat, pasta, packaged bread and instead focus on fresh vegetables, chicken or fish, eggs, some fruit, and whole grains. Your main enemy is sugar. Stay away from it as much as possible. Do all that, and by June you should have lost even more than your target of 10-15 lbs, and if you keep it up, you probably won't gain that weight back.

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