Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: Can I lose weight just by exercising 5 days a week and cutting calories?

  1. #1
    k8tea
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    167

    Can I lose weight just by exercising 5 days a week and cutting calories?

    I've tried almost every "diet" out there. The only one that worked for me was the HCG one. I did it last year and lost 40 lbs, I was pre-diabetic and I needed to shed some weight FAST. I tried doing it again but it's not good. It's only 500 calories a day and I feel so weak on it. I want to get the rest of the weight off (about 50 lbs) the right way. Just working out and eating better. I want to change my lifestyle! It's hard because I love sweets and I tend to over-eat after only about 3 days of eating better. How can I stick to this? Any tips? What foods should I eat? How often should I work out? I am 21 years old, about 5'5, and female (obviously) Right now I weight 217.2, I've been this weigh for about a month, I am stuck! I used to be almost 250 before I did the HCG diet but I can't do that again. Like I said...I need to do this the right way!

    HELP please!

    sincerely,
    sick of being fat!

  2. #2
    Moontiger
    Platinum Member Moontiger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chicago
    Age
    29
    Posts
    7,239
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    586
    Any weight you lose fast will come back fast, that is the definition of yo-yo dieting. Eat healthy, work-out (in a healthy way, don't kill yourself 5 days a week). You should only be losing about 2lbs a week if you are being healthy.

    Talk to your doctor also, s/he will be able to give you a lot of good information.

  3. #3
    stormie
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    681
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    10
    The best way to lose weight is to exercise and by watching your diet.

    The most effective exercises to do- which you will notice an almost immediate difference, is cardio (meaning the tread mill), and soon after the run on the treadmill, weight training. Do those two together and you will see a dramatic effect.

    With diet - don't eat out at the fast foods - like McDonalds, KFC, etc - but at your local restaurants. Most of these places like taco bell and McDonalds use meat that has been injected with hormones. Hormones can plump you up even without your wanting to. 'The reason why fast foods corporations arrange to inject hormones into their meat products is because they want to speed up the growth of chickens and red meat so that they can sell quickly and make a profit. What most people dont' realize is that once they eat this meat, they also ingest the hormones and it not only makes one "get older", but it makes one plump and may eventually cause cancer in some people.

    So once again - two ways to really lose weight - cardio and strength training - and avoidance of fast food restaurants. Oh, also, if you drink fruit juices and soda, I would strongly suggest you stop. The amount of sugar in these drinks is the equivalent of not only eating one, but two meals!

    Finally, verify everything with your doctor. Don't start an exercise program unless you've gotten the checkup.

  4. #4
    SicFounder
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Colorado
    Age
    25
    Posts
    584
    Gender
    Male
    What's your daily routine on the days you do exercise?
    To help cut down the over eating, it would help if you were busy. Most people over eat simply because they have nothing better to do.

  5. #5
    OptomisticGirl
    Platinum Member OptomisticGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Southern USA
    Age
    27
    Posts
    12,129
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    18
    Watching my portion size and exercising for an hour 4 days a week is working for me.

  6. #6
    k8tea
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    167
    I have work 5 days a week. I am on my feet 6 hours a day working as a housekeeper. Also, I am allowed to use the gym at my work so after my shift I usually do 30 mins on the treadmill, and 15 on the bike or elliptical. I also do Zumba for the Wii at home, and I just started Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. The thing is, I have a lot of weight to lose. I've been overweight my entire life. Most of my weight is in my stomach...gross. I've been to my doctor. He says to workout with what I am comfortable with and keep my calories under 1200. It's just hard to know exactly what to eat and all this stuff...I've already cut out soda and I drink hot green tea every night. I love juice though. Like orange juice and apple juice....

  7. #7
    Moontiger
    Platinum Member Moontiger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chicago
    Age
    29
    Posts
    7,239
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    586
    One tip is to at each meal look at whats on your plate. Is it colorful? Dark green veggies, fruits etc. If you whole plate is nothing but brown and/or pale thats a bad sign.

  8. #8
    Batya33
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    40,262
    Thanked
    1531
    I find that sticking to an exercise program motivates me to eat better for several reasons -first because I don't want to mess up the results of the exercise, second because it makes me more in tune with my body and what I'm putting in my body, third because it motivates me to drink more water (which helps me stay full) and helped get me back to noticing my actual hunger/full cues not the emotional ones. And who wants to feel overly full when you know you have to exercise? I do a cardio "power walk" every day (about 2.5 miles) and walk fast at least a few extra miles a day. I don't do weight training unless carrying around a 30 pound toddler counts (hope it does!).

  9. #9
    Ariel85
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    3,695
    Thanked
    1
    You are carrying nearly 100 extra pounds. With that amount of weight to lose, I suggest you contact a nutritionist, doctor and personal trainer. It's just too much weight for people to be able to advise you on a forum board on. When losing that kind of weight, you really need to be monitored by professionals.

  10. #10
    k8tea
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    167
    Thanks everybody.

    I cannot afford a personal trainer. I've seen a nutritionist and my doctor, more than once. I came here for just advice on foods and workouts from other people who are losing weight. If I lost 100 lbs, I would be 117. Way too thin. My goal weight is between 140-150. I love fruits, veggies, and I drink TONS of water. Nothing but, almost. If anyone has any good recipes for meals, let me know!

  11.  

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Top Threads
Soft Drinks
I have decided to give up soft drinks for 1 week to see if I can do it. I love diet coke! I have read articles on how people lose weight by cutting
Weird quitting smoking withdrawals..help?
I quit smoking just a couple of days ago. I knew that craving cigarettes is a no brainer being part of the quitting process. But I'm having the
Related to IUD or something else
Yesterday I awoke to a sharp pain, I believe in my ovary. Today it's more dull than sharp, but my period started about 4 days ago, so I'm not
Too many things piling up at once.... I feel like I'm spiraling down.
I started my first semester at college in September. Making friends has been incredibly hard, but I managed to make an incredibly close friend who I
Trying to make sense of myself
I will try to keep this as short as I can, but what I've been going through is kind of hard to explain. Basically what has been going on is that I
Featured Threads
Ugly pictures
We had a professional photographer come in at work. I used the photo and put it on my dating profile. But when my Roomie saw it,she said take it
Not being "too" available.
I posted a few days ago about the younger guy I've been dating for 6 months and how he doesn't want to use BG/GF labels. I got some great feedback
I am having difficulty accepting my boyfriends bisexuality for no reason
So here goes; the main reason why I got this account here is probably because I am so ashamed of myself and that because I am surrounded by either
relationship advice
hi... I'll start by saying i'm a guy, i just really needed a woman's point of view for this, so i hope you can help me! My mom is paying for my
Seeing ex tomorrow..so confused. Need advice!
Hi everyone. I'm really confused with my ex. Dated two years; he was very hurt by the breakup. He hasn't dated many people, and I was his first
Needing advice and/or support with ex girlfriend
Ok. Long story short... I ended up in a serious relationship with my best friend of 7 years. The last 3 years of which we were in a serious
I really need some advice and a outside opinion
I really don't know what to do ... My girlfriend and I have been dating for about a year now she is no longer attracted to me but tells me she loves
Ask For Advice

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •