"...a lifestyle of constant, natural, low-intensity, non-exercise movement..."
How many people think of "exercise" as some form of archaic, medieval form of self brutalization? How many members, here, write, "I can't find the motivation." They all move without difficulty to the kitchen without, ever, for a moment, thinking that they they are, in fact, performing "exercise". This is what they believe. This is what they know. And, this is why they fail...View Thread
Why not explain why you're taking this powerful drug in the first place? Depression, anxiety, neuropathy or fibromyalgia? Many people were 5'5" and 110 pounds at some point in their lives, man or woman. I was 5'5" and weighed 110 lbs...when I was 12??? When someone posts a weight loss question without any helpful background information, it's like playing Wheel of Fortune with two letters...what's the point?View Thread
OK...I'll explain why this is so difficult. Don't thank me, please.
The numbskulls who believe that weight loss is about starving yourself...they take diet pills or supplements or HCG or green coffee beans...whatever Dr. Oz is pushing at the moment, they try it. Yes, they lose weight. Sometimes very fast (3-4 lbs/week).
But, the problem with doing this (artificial appetite suppression) is it destroys your metabolism. Everything slows down, drastically. Eventually, they can't sustain the reduced calories and constant fatigue, so, they begin eating, again. Unfortunately, their thyroid gland has been subjected to such severe food deprivation that it's no longer producing enough thyroid hormone. Thus, when they start eating, again, they gain weight with a vengeance.
When you lose weight, not only do you have to cut back on calories, you have to exercise, too, to counteract the damaging effects of starving, oneself. Exercise speeds metabolism. It prevents the body from going into starvation mode and producing less thyroid hormone. This is why those maniacs who participate on that awful show have to exercise 6-8 hours per day. The last winner lost 150 lbs in 120 days. That's over a one lb per day! So, of course, it's "possible"!
Here's the reason why fast weight loss is very difficult. You have to eat less, but you have to eat enough because you're exercising like a monster. The food intake has to be dialed in perfectly. You eat too little, you run out of gas and you go into starvation mode. You eat too much and you slow the weight loss. It's a very delicate balance. It's next to impossible to do this, safely, unless you have strict professional supervision (which those contestants have access to, I might add, including on staff drs & emts!).
All of these people pushing the latest drugs and supplements for fast weight loss are no different that crack junkies, imo. They could care less if their clients permanently damage their bodies through constant dieting. Plus, they know that these idiots will never learn. They think they can lose weight by diet, only, without exercise. It's possible to do just that but you have to cut calorie intake very slowly so you don't disrupt your hormonal system. In other words, 33 lbs over 2 years is possible with little exercise; not 2 months.
Is it possible? Yes. Can you do it on your own, safely? You're chances are very "slim" (yes, pun intended).
If you still insist on this ridiculous goal, will you at least let a doctor know what you're doing and please visit them at the first sign of pain or difficulty? pretty please? View Thread
I've been, here, a long time so I'd like to share what I've read over the last 6 years...
The majority of people who write with questions have experienced weight problems their entire lives...20s, 30s, 40s...70s (and beyond).
The majority want to lose weight, fast (less than 3 mos).
The majority take vitamins, supplements and diet pills.
The majority swear they eat "healthy".
The majority all have gym memberships.
The majority have been, off and on, some form of calorie restriction for decades.
The majority have "blown up" multiple times and eventually wind up losing several hundred pounds in their lifetime.
The majority cannot sustain a daily exercise program for longer than a few months.
Take a look around, today, and countthe number of non-overweight women over the age of 45 (that's where you'll be when you attend your daughter's college graduation ceremony).
At what point, in your "lifetime", will you ask:
"If "tips" exist that can help people lose weight "faster/easier", what's everyone waiting for?"...
"If money can buy weight loss, has everyone lost their jobs?"...
"If people suddenly "blow-up", wouldn't it be better to gain 5 lbs instead of 50?"...
Finally, "If I have such a brutal time dealing with a weight issue, shouldn't I be responsible, now, and find the right answers so my babies won't have to suffer this, themselves?"
Nothing worth a damn in life comes "faster/easier". "Slow and steady" always wins the race. You're learn this, once again, when you read fairy tales to your daughter at night. What? Do you think these stories were written just to put babies to sleep?View Thread
It took me 10s to find that link. There are over 250,000,000 pages on google on how to lose weight without drugs. Everything you need to know about improving your health is in that link.
You've gained all your weight because you have a metabolic condition...You have a disease (insulin insensitivity, the precursor to diabetes). To lose weight, you have to address the "disease" (regain insulin sensitivity), first. You may doubt what I say, of course, but, again, it points to lack of education. You don't know how to interpret blood test results and how abnormal results affect different systems in your body. But, if you did know (how your body works) and you had a discussion with your doctor on how to bring non-normal results back in line, you'd eventually see why weight loss can never be accomplished, long term, with "bandaids" (scams, gimmicks, drugs). No "bandaid" can fix metabolic problems.
The success rate for long term weight loss in this country is less than 1 in 10, now, so millions who are overweight are stuck with this problem for a very long time...entire lifetimes, usually. If you are still young, please, do not wreck your lower digestive tract with chronic laxative use. Once that happens, it's not reversible. Again, education is key. You will find no good, honest information on this board, imo...not even me! Talk to your doctor and tell him/her that you want guidance on how to lose weight, long term. Getting educated is my best advice.View Thread