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Old 25th January 2019, 4:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Weight Problems

Hey people. Honestly just venting here. I have been trying for about two months to stop eating bad and start working out to lose weight. But I can't seem to stick to it. I always give in and eat bad. I always talk myself out of working out. But I know I want to make a change. I know I don't like what I see when I look in the mirror, but its like I don't care. But I do. I've been getting super frustrated. I'm getting upset about it. But I'm not sure how to go about actually making a difference in my health and weight. Any advice?
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Old 25th January 2019, 4:32 PM   #2
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Down load an app on your phone that tracks your calories & exercise. Then faithfully log your eating.

Try to remember it's not so much what you eat but how much. I'm on a diet but I'm drinking a soda as I type this. I just have to account for those calories. You can eat a portion of chips (approximately 12 chips, not the whole bag). You can have 1/2 cup of full fat ice cream, not a 1/2 gallon.


Also get all the junk food out of your house. Keep healthy snacks on hand -- fresh fruit, vegetables etc. Learn more about nutrition. Eat more protein & fiber to feel fuller longer with less volume.
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Old 25th January 2019, 4:52 PM   #3
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All things in moderation.

There is no such thing as "good" food or "bad" food.

Food is fuel for our bodies. You can have that chocolate or glass of wine if you would like...but also remember your body needs protein and veggies also.

And move.

You don't have to jump directly into anything as complex as CrossFit or training for a 10K...but move.

Take a walk at lunch. Park a little bit further away from the doors to places.

Start small and make incremental changes to your lifestyle.
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Old 25th January 2019, 6:32 PM   #4
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H I always talk myself out of working out. But I know I want to make a change. I know I don't like what I see when I look in the mirror, but its like I don't care. But I do. I've been getting super frustrated. I'm getting upset about it. But I'm not sure how to go about actually making a difference in my health and weight. Any advice?
The key for me is I have to do something I find fun. I'd rather shoot myself than go to the gym, but I enjoy playing tennis, riding my bike and hiking in the hills. It's also helpful to have a workout "buddy" to motivate you, if you don't know someone join one of the groups through meetup. I'm part of a tennis cardio group and I literally have to explain myself if I miss a session, we all keep positive pressure on each other.

Don't let it be a drag or go it alone. Strength in numbers ...

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Old 25th January 2019, 6:50 PM   #5
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reduce your daily calorie intake by 200 or 300 calories and exercise for 20 minutes everyday (a walk is fine)
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Old 29th January 2019, 6:14 PM   #6
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Set a goal you can achieve. Make smaller changes. Aim for less junk food instead of no junk food. More exercise instead of 5 gym sessions a week. Avoid drinking calories (really easy, huge impact). Keep more healthy food and less junk food in the house. Eat smaller portions when you do eat junk. Drink more water to keep yourself full.

If you try to go from zero to 100mph, you will fail. Make gradual lifestyle changes that you think you could keep up indefinitely.
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Old 31st January 2019, 12:42 AM   #7
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My husband found it really hard to lose a Buddha belly, despite us eating healthy and going to the gym. I made a change to our diet, no rice, pasta, potatoes or biscuits, bought soda bread and the weight has fallen off. I make extra veg instead of potatoes and bought a spiraliser to make courgette pasta. He hasnít missed his old diet, up to now he has lost 2 stone. I on the other hand havenít lost an ounce, I am in a wheelchair so cannot exercise as much as I used to and am taking steroids also have insulin problems, would love to be back to my pre illness weight of 9 and a half stone. My son eats very healthy and does CrossFit and keeps his weight down. Just need to find what suits you best.
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Old 31st January 2019, 3:01 AM   #8
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I once lost a lot of weight by eating 1200cals worth of chocolate and chips every day. I also got sick but that’s not the point. It’s literally calories in and calories out, not avoiding all the “bad foods”.
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Old 31st January 2019, 6:02 AM   #9
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I once helped my obese friend lose weight by exchanging our food logs daily.
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Old 31st January 2019, 9:41 AM   #10
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I once lost a lot of weight by eating 1200cals worth of chocolate and chips every day. I also got sick but thatís not the point. Itís literally calories in and calories out, not avoiding all the ďbad foodsĒ.
That's what, a couple hundred grams of chocolate? You must have been constantly starving! It's an impressive level of willpower though. I find a lot of people who've had eating disorders have incredible discipline (not just with regards to food) but have just misdirected their efforts. Just a spiral of feeling fat, starving themselves, losing muscle instead of fat, and thinking the solution is to try harder, when the right exercise and nutrition would've given the results they wanted.
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Old 31st January 2019, 12:22 PM   #11
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That's what, a couple hundred grams of chocolate? You must have been constantly starving!
Absolutely not, that's 2-3 big chocolates and boy, that fills you up (equivalent to giant salad with same calorie count, as ES said, it is the calories that count, not the weight of the food)

I often do this if I have to work through my lunch break and don't have time to chew on cooked food (which I dislike anyway) - a good old chocolate and I'm golden
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Old 12th February 2019, 6:24 AM   #12
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I think you need to first determine how many calories you need to eat each day to maintain your current weight. Rather this, in order to lose body fat and earn a really great body you must follow a protein rich diet as protein intake increases metabolism and keeps you fuller it helps you lose weight.
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Old 12th February 2019, 8:49 AM   #13
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Hey I get it if anyone does. I lost 70 lbs between 2017 and last year.
I went from a size 18 to a size 10. I have kept it off since July and I just decided to drop another 10 lb in time for bathing suit season.

Here are my tips:

There is no magical pill or an easy way. Burn less calories than you eat. Do this by moving more and eating less.

Track every bit of food that goes in your mouth. It's surprising how much we eat without realizing it. Someone mentioned an app to do this. Yes!

When you fall off the horse get right back on it. Giving up won't get you closer to your goal.

Diet pop! Any time I wanted sweet a diet pop helped take away that craving.

Try to get a friend who will walk or go to the gym with you. Some days you are not feeling like it and they can help get you out.

Be patient! You wont lose weight overnight. It took months (or years) to put this weight on. It won't come off overnight.

Before eating think to yourself for example"do I want this chocolate or do I want to look good in a bathing suit?" Just pausing and putting some thought into what goes in your mouth helps.

Don't be afraid of lifting weights. You wont look manly. Those girls train hard to look that way. Lifting weights is great fun and very good for your health.

" You don't get the ass you want by sitting on it."
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Old 13th February 2019, 3:22 PM   #14
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Don’t count calories.

Everyday eat every color of the rainbow.

Eat lots of protein. Eat lots of fat. Eat lots of healthy vegetables.

And drink water.

Have a beautiful day my friend.
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Old 13th February 2019, 3:37 PM   #15
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Eating healthy, logging calories etc. they all work for some people.

For the type of problem you have, i.e. not being able to stick to eating healthy foods and exercise, I strongly recommend doing intermittent fasting. Read the book : "Delay, don't deny" by Gin something ) This way, you can eat a Burger King meal and still lose a lot of weight and fast! Look into it!

You'll still be hungry, but you'll not have to think about eating salad only and you're more likely to stick with it when you know you can eat foods that you actually like. Plus, within a relatively short amount of time, your body will adjust and you'll not be as hungry anymore.

The downside is that it feels really bad when you waste your one meal a day on something you didn't really like that much. You can eat one meal and one smaller meal/a snack a day.
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