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Postby Cyll » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:32 pm

I am 29 and weigh 79 kilos and am 173cm tall. My whole life I have never been slim, more like on the high end of the normal scale. My twin sister has always been slim, my mum had us at a young age and we were never given junk food or anything like that and exercised a lot. As an adult I found as soon as I started working I put on weight and the only way to counter this is to exercise 2 hours a day. Its very difficult to do this feasibly. Last semester I was working and put on 4 kilos that I am now trying to lose, but I've been going to the gym for a month and my weight is still exactly the same. I was even exercising so much my ankle swelled up from over use and I spent 2 weeks being unable to walk very much. It still swells up when I walk or use the step machine..

I don't drink alcohol and mostly seafood, chicken breast and rice/potatoes and vegetables. I never eat take away. I realise some women have a genetic thing where they store fat and don't burn food as well as other people. This does sound like me given my past but I am worried that if I have children and work fulltime I will become obese. It is a very depressing though.

I just want to lose the weight I put on. Even just being 70-74 kilos I would be happy with that.

The best way I was able to lose weight was by doing weight watchers - but I was eating a small fruit salad for breakfast and a salad and smoked salmon for lunch and it left me hungry all the time (also the cost now is too much).

Any ideas?
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Re: Please help

Postby Grapefruit » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:46 pm

Could you let us know exactly what you're eating and drinking (give a few days regimes) and what exercise you're doing in a typical day? We may find some reasons amongst that. Also include portion size.

Some questions:

How much water do you drink a day?
How much sleep do you get?
What is the time of your last meal (or snack) and what time do you go to bed?
Do you eat breakfast?

When you exercise do you REALLY feel it and do you work up a good sweat? This is essential I find...maybe not if there is a lot of weight to lose, but especially just trying to push off a few kgs if you aren't really overweight, I find you really need a good workout which can actually be done in 20 minutes if you do it right eg Tabata or hardcore crossfit.

I'm happy to give you my thoughts if you can give me some more answers :)
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Re: Please help

Postby raymondebontrager » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:36 am

Guys having a diet watcher is good it make you more motivated i just want to add some tips for that.hope you will like.

Diet Tips - Five Easy Ways to Lose Weight Fast!

Many people hate the idea of rigid diets - the good news is that if follow the five proven weight loss tips below, you will lose weight easily.

The diet tips require no real willpower and can improve anyone's diet and chances of healthy weight control.

1. Drink Water

One of the most effective diet tips is to drink plenty of water. In fact, water is possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off.

Water acts as a natural appetite suppressant by keeping your stomach full and fending off dehydration that leads to hunger cravings. Water also provides the additional benefit of flushing out toxins from the body and keeping it hydrated.

Water also helps your body metabolize stored fat by helping the kidneys flush out waste. When you don't drink enough water the liver that works to provide stored fat for energy also takes on the role of helping the kidneys eliminate waste and thus becomes less effective at metabolizing fat.

2. Eat Breakfast

Many people believe one of the best diet tips is skipping breakfast, as it will help them lose weight, this is totally incorrect. Skipping breakfast can make you hungrier later in the day leading to distorted satiety signals (i.e. it's hard to determine when you're full). This can actually result in eating more as a result.

If you don't have time to eat breakfast or don't like to, at least have a liquid meal to fuel your body after sleeping and having no nutrition for several hours.

3. Increase Fibre Intake

Eating lots of foods rich in fibre helps keep food moving through your bowels. Just like water, fiber rich foods bulk you up and make you feel full. In fact, the average person could lose around 10 pounds a year just from doubling their fiber intake.

High fiber foods are generally low in calories and fill you up, so eating more of them means you're eating fewer calories and leaving less room for calories from other foods. Fiber also cuts calories by attaching itself to some of the other proteins and fats that you eat and eliminates them as well.

The average person consumes about 8g of fiber per day, but many experts recommend 25g. Start your day with a high fiber cereal and keep eating fibre throughout the day.

4. Eat Healthy Fats

Many experts claim that fat causes obesity, raises your cholesterol and causes heart disease, but this is not strictly true. If fat is all that bad, why is it part of our natural diet chain? The reason is fat can be very good for you.

Fat provides the body with essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) needed for normal reproduction and growth, as well as for production of prostaglandin, a hormone like compound that regulates blood pressure, blood clotting, and inflammation.

When eating fats you should eat healthy fats. Eating "healthy" fats includes the cold-water fish, mackerel and salmon, nuts, and olive oil. By eating healthy fats over unhealthy ones you will lose weight.

5. Lean Protein

Protein is a great weight control tool because of the immediate satiety factor and because it keeps you full for longer periods. It also balances out carbs by preventing insulin spikes that can lead to a drain in energy and sugar cravings.

Protein also helps maintain muscle mass, which is very important in the fat burning process. At least 20% of calories should be in the form of protein.
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Re: Please help

Postby nathanjbrown1 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:49 pm

Those tips are useless if you don't have this one.The Motivation and the self will to overcome your problems regarding of your needs to have this specially if the temptation come's or you're in depress mode....
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