Not gonna lie, food has been my biggest enemy and as a result over the years I have gained a significant amount of weight. I am a 22 year old female who has struggled with my weight since I was about 16 years old before that I was actually really thin. I love to eat and love anything having to do with food and eating out but I don't like fast food. But, now being about 30 pounds overweight I would like to find some diets and exercise regiments that would help me lose this 30 pounds and keep it off. I was considering joining a gym. Paying a monthly membership fee would make me feel more willing to go there every day knowing that I am taking $35 out of my paycheck every month to stay committed to exercising and trying to lose weight. What I need help with is determining a food plan that I can stick with to try and lose 30 pounds. I want to lose about 2 pounds a week which I find is reasonable. I would like advice from people who have tried different diets and had success with them. I am not looking for short term results. I am looking at something where I will lose the weight and keep it off without gaining it back in like 6 months.View Thread
I just had to post a reply when I saw you post. I am not a doctor by any means but I health issues myself. About a year and half ago, I was doing physical therapy, which might help you feel better health wise. They specialize in a bunch of different health issues (I went for my fibromyalgia.) Doctors told me I would be in a wheelchair before age 35 (I will be 22 on Monday.) So, I just had to do something about my health.
Diet-wise, there is not a special "miracle" diet that works for everyone. Remember everyone is different. But, I will share what's worked for me. I watch my carb intake. I was considering trying the Paleo diet. Basically what it is is gluten free, lean meats, fruits and veggies, and fish. It's also called the Caveman diet because it's what cavemen ate back in the Stone Age. There's some good books available on that diet. The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat by Loren Cordain is a good place to start. over 100,000 copies have been sold and there's proof to back up her claim that it actually works.
Also, try to watch your sugar intake. Of course some sugars are fine. Just don't eat 6 donuts a day (that isn't reasonable at all.) I would have a dessert every 2-3 days.
Also, protein shakes are really good. Most places sell a large (about a gallon or so) things of whey protein powder for about $32 (that's what it sells for at Whole Foods.) Not sure if you have a Whole Foods or health food store in your area. Check amazon or ebay for better prices.
Try to limit your red meat intake to once or twice a month. Red meats are linked to certain kinds of cancer, such as colon cancer.
So that's pretty much it. Feel free to post any questions to me that you might haveView Thread
So since it was the start of a new year last month I am finally doing something about my health.
First off I must say that I suffer from multiple health issues such as Crohn's Disease, fibromyalgia, mental health issues, and others. When I don't eat right and don't exercise I find I am in pain and don't think clearly. So, I finally decided to do something about it.
At the beginning of this week, I decided to join my local gym. I attended the orientation to be shown around the gym. On the 18th of this month, I am going to get shown how to use the equipment and which ones are right for me. They are also going to get my weight and measurements and talk about my goals, which include weight loss and overall health.
I must say I have lost about 5 pounds in a month with diet alone. I am drinking plenty of fluids (especially water.) I am limiting my intake of carbs and sugars. I am also focused on eating more fresh fruits and veggies. In the past my diet most consisted of carbs. Back in 2009, I weighed 130. Now, 4 years later I weigh 150 (last month I was 156) That is an increase of 20 pounds in just 4 years. I was in excellent shape in 2009 by exercising, and by watching what I ate. I would do anything to be that weight again. My doctor says for my height and frame (I am 5'5" medium frame) I should be anywhere from 125-130 pounds.
But, I am glad to finally be taking my health into my own hands. If you have anything else to add, ask, or comment please feel free to post a comment.View Thread
Hi I just went to the doctor the other day and she told me I am about 20 pounds overweight. I've always thought I looked fine though. But, she made it seem like this is a big deal. I don't exercise as much as I would like to. I try to eat healthy but I slip up every now and then. I just bought this tea that's supposed to help me lose weight. I decided to give it a try because it's supposed to curve hunger and increase metabolism. It's called Tiesta Tea. But, I've only been drinking it once a day for about a week now. I would like to join a gym but they are pretty pricey (about $35 a month.) I just don't know if that is worth it or not. Do you know of any healthy snacks that will make me feel full and energized for awhile? I work 6 hour shifts and I need something to have during my 15 minute break since I do not get a lunch break. I need something that will hold me over for a few hours until I am able to eat lunch at home. Also do you know of any cheap or free exercises that i can do at home (I have a treadmill, a wii with a wii fit, an exercise ball, 3 pound and 5 pound weights.) Nothing seems to help me lose weight. It's too cold here to go on a walk or a bike ride (I am a wuss when it comes to cold weather.) I try and make extra tips up and down the stairs every day. I am a 5'5" 150 pound woman. I would like to be about 130 (that's what my doctor wants me to be as well.) I am always looking for healthy recipes to cook (I am an advanced cook who can cook just about anything.) I've been cooking for over 10 years and I am currently going to culinary school. So, it's hard sometimes to eat healthy when I am a chef and work around food every day at school and at my job. But, I try and eat unhealthy stuff only in moderation. Lately, I've been craving only carbs. But, I try and balance that out with fresh fruits and veggies. I am always looking for healthy smoothie recipes that will promote weight loss. Any tips or advice you have for weight loss? Thanks!View Thread