Hello you all. I am new to the forum and it is great to be available to see all these great support and comments.
I am currently 19, 6ft tall, and 2.5 weeks ago, I was 207 (the highest it go).
I started on a vegetarian diet with occasional very very small amounts of tuna and very very rare amount of red meet (once a week). I do fast walk for 7 miles a day (1hr 45 mins). I eat around 500 calories a day.
As of now, 2.5 weeks later, I am at 188. My goal is to get to 160lbs by start of June. That is my "normal" weight and I miss my body from 3 years ago.
I have done 3 weeks worth of intense research on dieting. That is why I try to eat small but frequent amounts a day to reduce my body from going into starvation. I do fast walking as well for metabolism reasons as well.
When I get to 160, I will start eating more and continue to have a healthy lifestyle. I know for the next 40 days or so my habit will not be so healthy, but my main and only concern is to get to 160 pounds by start of June. (More personal determination goal than anything else)
Any suggest in terms of eating or working out plan will be greatly appreciated. I do not intend to increase the amount of calorie I eat daily unless it will help me lose MORE right away.
I have done soooo much research so I know pretty much all the basic knowledge you can find online. I guess I am looking for more personal experiences and advices outside the book that worked really well for certain people.
The reason why I was dead set was because I am trying to lose about 30 lbs in 40 days. It is just my personal goal till graduation. I have not achieved anything in life, and besides just to stay in shape, this is just a personal goal that I am dead on on setting. A goal.
After I get to 160, of course I will start with normal healthy diet with exercise. The reason why I was set at 500 was because I did some calculations and it really is almost impossible for me to get to that goal with eating 1000-1200 cal a day since I have limited time each day for working out.
But if there is a way that I can still eat around 1000 cal and still lose weight as fast as I could with just 500, in this 40 day period, I am really interested in hearing.
Quick addition: Will drinking frequent diet Coke increase my craving? I witnessed more craving for fatty stuff since I continued drinking diet soda. I figured the same part of brain that really enjoys sweetness is asking me to consume more of what tastes good, hence getting more general craving (sweet and fatty).View Thread