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User avatar #22 - jaggedpvp (01/01/2013) [-]
smaller meals, 6 times a day if you can.
dont eat after 8
no more soda
exercise 3-4 days a week with cardio and weight training. you want to sweat so keep the weights low and repition high.

to lose wieght you need burn more calories in a day than you take in. thats all there is to it, and its like 80% diet.

best of luck stranger
#36 - jaimeraelovee (01/01/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I know how you feel, man. I gained about 50 pounds in my pregnancy and trying to get the weight off while caring for my son is difficult.

I'm doing Weight Watchers, which is really helping me. You can still eat what you want to, but you're only allotted so many "points" per day. The more you eat, the more points you use.
I've been having whole wheat bagels with fat free cream cheese for breakfast, some of that Progresso low fat/sodium soup for lunch, and small portions of whatever I make for dinner. Plus, I go for walks with my son almost every day (Well, not so much now, because it's December in Wisconsin...)
Carbs are ok in the morning because they create energy, but if you have carbs in the morning, you have to exercise at some point that day.
Proteins are really important for muscle building and fat burning and it's generally the healthiest thing you can eat.
Keep us posted on how it's going. Feel free to friend and PM me if you need some confidence boosting and/or motivation. (:
Good luck, my friend!
#15 - Ken M (01/01/2013) [+] (1 reply)
two glasses of water with every meal is how i lost weight
User avatar #20 to #15 - profesoreoak ONLINE (01/01/2013) [-]
yep just drink lots of water in every meal
User avatar #7 - captainislam (01/01/2013) [+] (1 reply)
i forget what it is called but here is what you do. you sprint as fast as you can for 30-60 seconds and then walk for 2 minutes. repeat for 30 minutes and do it 4 times a week. It should kick start your metabolism. and burn crazy calories, that should burn fat. but definitely avoid weight lifting, and exercises about building muscle and focus on cardio. AND GOOD LUCK
User avatar #16 to #7 - Ombra (01/01/2013) [-]
That's funny, because I was about to ask if anybody had any advice to help me improve my metabolism lol. Thanks a lot bro :)
User avatar #49 - noideawhatimdoing (01/02/2013) [-]
Lots of fiber and water. Stay hydrated, and the fiber will flush you out, then start with fruit/veg. Dont eat anything thats prepackaged and "ready to eat" aka TV dinners, fastfood, junkfood, etc. If youre hungry, make it at your place, helps with the fat content and will use energy to make it. Also go easy on creams, milk, and cheese -dont drink more than 2 standard drinks a day. (2 shots, 2 beers, etc)
#48 - Ken M (01/02/2013) [-]
You need to keep your metabolism spiked all day for effect fat burning. The key is to eat about 6-7 SMALLER meals throughout the day. You will only eat enough to keep from being hungry for about 2 hours or so, and then you eat again. This keeps your metabolism from crashing. I typically eat a grilled chicken breast and some veggies atleast 3 of those meals. One of my meals is my post workout protein shake (100% gold standard whey). Also, take a picture of yourself everyday. You will eventually build up a folder and can look back at day one and compare yourself to it. That will motivate you a lot. For motivation too, if you have a facebook check out the page Sports Motivation. Reading that makes me want to workout everytime. GOODLUCK!!!
User avatar #46 - withlove (01/02/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Not reading through all these comments, so I apologize if this has already been said.

My friend and my mom both tried this: eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then a HEALTHY snack in between, at the same time every day, go exersize every day at a gym for at least 1 1/2 hours. and of course, plenty of water. the food (HEALTHY OF COURSE) uses energy to digest, and burn calories. Not much, but some
#45 - Ken M (01/02/2013) [-]
Another way to help your metabolism is to stand up and walk around (nothing intense) right after meals. Your body will kickstart your metabolism to use the energy gained from the food rather than immediately store it.
#42 - Ken M (01/02/2013) [+] (1 reply)
wear rubber bands on your wrists, and whenever you think about unhealthy food...

snap yours3elf
#40 - Ken M (01/01/2013) [+] (1 reply)
#37 - Ken M (01/01/2013) [-]
I don't have any advice but goodluck! :)
#32 - Ken M (01/01/2013) [-]
losing weight is more simple than people make it out to be. just burn more energy than you take in. work out and have a healthy diet. sunning is good. stay away from sodas and dont eat more than one carbohydrate food in your meals. protien and meat are good if you get the right lean kinds. try to just drink water. you will be alright man (:
#29 - comradewinter ONLINE (01/01/2013) [-]
The trick isn't to eat less, it's to excercise more.

If you're an overweight 19 year old male you burn about 2500-2600 kcals a day without excercise. If you take in more you gain weight, take in less and you lose weight. Living like a vegetarian photo model would get you something along 1500 kcals a day, burning 1000. 30 minutes of jogging kills off ~600 kcals, possibly less if you can't keep a good pace.

Another important thing is to make sure you have people to push you on. Training alone can be boring in the long run, so you should join some sort of activity on the side or get someone to excercise with you. Play football or something. Lots of casual teams who don't care about your physical form as long as you're positive and have fun. It's also a great way to see if you're making progress.

If you want to do lifting, use machines in the gym that rely on your legs. They receive extra strain from overweight and should be the strongest muscles in your body, given you haven't been doing much upper body. Bicycling is also a good option as it's good for your legs and your cardio.

And above all: Buy food when you're full. You're most likely to buy junk food or other stuff that's unhealthy if you're hungry.
User avatar #27 - ryanisgrreat (01/01/2013) [-]
A solid diet and exercise. Don't just cut calories all of a sudden or your metabolism will immensely slow down. Count calories from an average day then turn them into good calories, then slowly cut down on calories. I'd suggest HIIT if you're trying to lose weight.
#26 - Ken M (01/01/2013) [-]
It¨s all about the motivation.

Tell your family and friends, they will look forward to it and help you reachig your goal.

This is what motivated me to lose 20 kg.
Because i knew, if i gave up, i let my family and friends down.

No more t shirts at the beach during the summer. Feels ******* gooooooood!

Good luck, OP.
#25 - Ken M (01/01/2013) [-]
User avatar #24 - Ombra (01/01/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Does anybody know if I have to cut out coffee? I use a no sugar, no fat creamer in my coffee, and I normally put sugar in but obviously I would have to cut that out. Can I still have my coffee or not?
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#21 - Ken M (01/01/2013) [-]
for food,
I would try no carbohydrates (Rice, Bread, Crackers etc)

I was 260 last years and just from cutting carbohydrates out of my diet for 3 months (and sugars) I lost 40 pounds.

I would try No Carbs & Sugars for 2 weeks along with exercise. No sugars means no sugars, including fruits. After the 4th day you should slowly reincorporate the fruits but keep with the no carbs. After 2 weeks, you can try 1 carb a day (whole wheat stuff) and continue.

I'm no fitness guru, it's just what I did and I'm pretty happy with where I'm at.
User avatar #6 - tlrloolrlt (01/01/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I've sat in bed for the past 2 weeks playing video games and eating chocolate and I've lost weight. Might be a good idea.
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