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January 23rd, 2009, 5:01 PM
*hope this is the right area to post this*

Anyone got any weight loss tips? I've been trying to lose weight but its hard so I thought I should ask if anyone has any tips on how to lose weight >_>

last time I lost weight was when I had tonsillitis and was sick for a week without eating or drinking anything.

and for the record, I am 17 stone and about 6ft (I haven't checked how tall I am in a while so that's a guess)

January 23rd, 2009, 5:02 PM
Try doing some physical exercise maybe? o_o;

January 23rd, 2009, 5:27 PM
Heya, I'm trying to lose a bit of weight so I know what it's like! I am a girl so that makes a very slight difference but you don't actually weigh much more than me.

My problem is eating when I'm bored; you think you're hungry but you just want something to do with yourself. Paul McKenna (famous hypnotherapist guy) got a couple of people to tap parts of their bodies with their fingers in a certain order, and it worked simply because it distracted them. Instead of eating, do you have a pet you could feed, walk or play with or something?

I also found a really great DS game called Weight Training; it comes with a pedometer attachment and it gives you nutritional advice, daily challenges to do and it's an at-your-own-pace kind of thing. So if you have a DS it's quite a sound investment. I also found just having a pedometer helpful, you can walk round the shops or down the road and track your steps. It's quite amazing how much you do in a day, I didn't realize!

I hope I've been helpful and not annoying, telling you stuff you already know or something. Good luck though, if I think of any more I'll post up!

January 24th, 2009, 3:09 AM
Expend more energy than you take in.
It's simple really, you don't need to change your diet (unless you only eat cakes or something xD), just make sure you burn what you consume. This is the ubiquitous truth that many companies capitalise on the public's ignorance of, although there may just be a bit more to it, but yeah.
You claim to be twenty here so I'll say perhaps you should look into a more active job; just a thought.

You'd want to aim for being about 12 or 13st.

January 24th, 2009, 3:17 AM
Try doing some physical exercise maybe? o_o;

It's easy to say that but it's never easy when your on the bigger side to do exercise.

January 24th, 2009, 4:04 AM
How about eating lots of fiber-rich foods? They can clean your gut from any extra fat.

January 24th, 2009, 4:53 AM
It's easy to say that but it's never easy when your on the bigger side to do exercise.

Well what I actually meant was to encourage yourself to do a bit of exercise everyday. Maybe do 10 push-ups one day then 12 then next day then 14 after that etc.

January 24th, 2009, 5:34 AM
It's easy to say that but it's never easy when your on the bigger side to do exercise.

and it's even easier to give up or not try at all.

NoBel_ToKYo ™
January 24th, 2009, 5:41 AM
I don't need to lose weight, but i do try and keep care of myself by eating healthily. Do quite a bit of excercise aswell ^_^ My brother is overweight, but it's because he eats more than he burns energy. The best idea to lose weight is to burn more than you take in. ^^

January 24th, 2009, 6:21 AM
if you're really desperate, go see a doctor about getting steroids(or something similar to that which I can't remember the name of) to get the boost of energy to help you

January 24th, 2009, 6:24 AM
If you're trying to lose weight, not have too much exercise and not be unhealthy, then I recommend-
Drinking water when you have hunger pangs, or occupying yourself. Getting a hobby that takes your full attention can also help avoid hunger pangs. Drink water or tea to fill your stomach with something- any healthy energy drink, for all that matter, should work well as substitutes for food.
Exercise, but not too much. Walking to places instead of taking a car or bus, or at least walking to a bus stop, can be good. Getting out more is good.
This one's kind of obvious, but don't eat too much fast food : D.
A good resolve to follow the above is pretty necessary too ^ ^

January 24th, 2009, 7:01 AM
I think what you actually need is some tips on what to do. I know it sounds hard but... exercise.

First of all, swim if you can. Swim till you push yourself to the limit, and then the next day you'll see that you can do more, cause your stamina will increase, and you'll lose fat too, two in one.
Don't miss a day of swimming, otherwise the whole effort is reduced a lot, until you've done it continuously for more than a month.

Another great way is to make some muscle. Do some sit ups - till you totally tire out, then some push ups.
Use dumbells (sp.) to help yourself if you have them.
Making muscle has also got a lot of good sides:
1. They look cool
2. They make your body tight-looking, so all the fat is made tight too, and the fat is not that noticeable anymore.
3. Muscles take a lot of energy to maintain, so your body will automatically burn fat for getting that energy. That's very good.

And finally, try drinking a lot of water and eating a lot food with a lot of fibre, 100% wholegrain bread and cereals, for example.
Try making them substitutes for the other food that you eat. It will help you be more healthy.
Eating more fibre helps you feel filled-up, so you don't easily feel hungry. That way, you'll automatically consume less food.
Besides, food with fibre itself has very low fat contents.
Also, it makes you visit to the toilet a great one XD, it true! :D

Steriods is one way, but it isn't natural, and neither is it healthy, so I wouldn't recommend it, but you may take that way if you wish.

And one big factor that will stop you from following these ways is laziness and forgetfulness.
For that you can do something like, tell someone to tell you of it everyday till it becomes a habit, or maybe hang a note up on the place where you look a lot.
Write an additional note on that page which might help you throw your laziness off. Trust me, it can be done!

All the ways I listed, if followed together, should help you lose fat real fast.
All of these ways will help you in more than one way. So, I hope this helped! :)

January 24th, 2009, 7:26 AM
Thanks for all the help so far ^_^ I'm taking notes so I don't forget anything XD

kissing. raindrops
January 24th, 2009, 1:16 PM
Unfortunately, exercising and sticking to it is so much harder to do than say! =[
Although, if you are serious about losing some weight, you need to exercise. My gym teacher gave us a handout about losing and maintaining weight (loss). Obviously, healthy foods like fruits&vegetables, whole grain products, milk, etc are your best bets. You need to do 60-90 minutes of exercise per day! This includes jogging on a treadmill/outside, and some weights. Also, consume a lot of water when you're hungry!
I, myself, weighing around 105 pounds, feel that I have a little too much chubbiness on my thighs, but I could never exercise for 60-90 minutes a day! I'm way to lazy for that XD.
Good luck to you, though! Hope I helped. =)

January 24th, 2009, 1:49 PM
Here is a sure fire way to help lose wight......don't eat as much.
Though I do know how hard it is to stop eatting as much as you are used to. I my self am quite large. I simpathize with you.

-___- Man, if that wasn't a fat comment, I don't know what is.

January 24th, 2009, 5:35 PM
Try doing some physical exercise maybe? o_o;

yeah but the thing is, if he started exercising that would mean he would have to spend less time on these forums ;)

January 24th, 2009, 5:45 PM
Depends on how you got fat. XD I can't lose weight because I got fat from medication. But if you just eat too much, I'd try to do excersize.

January 25th, 2009, 3:50 AM
Swimming, great for shedding pounds.

Gym - great also for weight loss, but for also toning up your muscles and losing a lot of dress sizes.

Martial arts, walking, wii fit - keeps you generally active.

I'd defo look into all the above, it's what I do anyway. Thanks to a combined effort of swimming, eating normally, gym, Taekwondo, I've lost like...2st almost, and thats under a year. Started training (well swimming and gym anyway) in July last year.

Taekwondo, been doing since May 2005.

January 26th, 2009, 8:06 AM
What I'm doing to lose weight is slow... but working out.

I simply exercise every other day in PE class and not eat much, I do not have any breakfast besides a cup or 2 of coffee, I have a moderate lunch at 11:50, I come back home at 4 for another lunch and eat dinner at about 8.

Not too much, but also, the trick is...

Eat at the exact same time every day.

If your eating times vary, your body won't know when the next meal is coming, thus by internal instinct, it stores fat. If you really want it off, your body MUST know exact times of eating, thus ensuring internally that the time for food is coming, and it won't have to store more fat in case.

Also drink a lot of water, works slow, but it works big time. Try wearing Abercrombie jackets for optical illusions while it takes effect.

Imposter Oak
January 27th, 2009, 4:46 AM
You could try bellybouncing people to get some exercise or get some liposuction.

But more seriously, you could just make sure you don't come in contact with the food that makes you fat in the first place... don't bloody buy it! Make sure you only have food that's classed as healthy. You know... "if you can't pronounce all the ingredients or don't know what they are, don't eat it". Don't eat too little calories either, your body will go into starvation mode like a cactus and retain it all. If you're eating a balanced diet you generally feel better too, in the long term. You won't be as likely to resort to comfort eating.

January 27th, 2009, 5:46 AM
Im 6ft and weigh about......I think I was 15 stone when I last checked about 2 weeks ago. Its absolutly wonderful if you can exersize but Ill be frank. Sometimes there is just not enough hours in the day to exersize ( I know lol) . So I would reccomend you look up a collection of books and taped by paul Mackenna called I can make you thin. There is no exersize, its all willpower and It has been proven to make you lose weight (Ive tried it, it works! I put his cd on my MP3 so I can listen to him on the go).

Its not going to make you have mucles but personnaly I think thats a waste and it shows you have too much free time. One could take on an additional job and earn more money. But seriously, look up paul mackenna (not sure if thats spelt right). He will change your life! :)

@ Imposter Oak: About healthy food, fortunatly im one of the lucky ones who can buy it but with the credit crunch not everyone can afford healthy food. Unhealthy food is a lot cheaper (sorry im obbsessed with cash lol) :)

January 27th, 2009, 6:05 AM
A 30 minute walk or so every day can help burn most excess calories, increase that time if you want to lose weight faster, eat more of the healthy things, a big salad satisfies your hunger with a minimum or fat, if you don't want to do that, stick to your usual balanced meal, but control how much you eat, buy healthy snacks or drink to satisfy cravings you may have, avoid sugars, their absewnce will force your body to use the energy stored in fat, and lastly if you absolutely cannot resist fast food, eat a hot dog stuffed with as many vegetables as you want, the purpose of this is so you eat only one which will be full of a variety of things^^

January 28th, 2009, 8:25 AM
Annnd if you don't have the money for a gym, do a set of exercises at home a day.

Something like...20 situps, 20 push ups, 20 starjumps etc, create some sort of routine, and you may see a difference, combined with a healthy/relatively decent diet.

January 28th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Yeah, going for a walk definitely helps, as long as you walk regularly everyday, and try to fit some exercise into your day, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator (unless its like 20 floors and/or you're in a desperate rush).

January 28th, 2009, 5:54 PM
join sports and get off the computer and eat healthy

January 30th, 2009, 10:15 AM
We talked bout this in science class!! Eat healthy foods, physical exercise, and GREEN TEA!

Im serious, it works.

January 30th, 2009, 10:24 AM
excersize and do physical stuffz ._.
and thats it

January 30th, 2009, 10:54 AM
One of the greatest possible ways to lose weight is running. Even if you can't jog for a really long time, do it in intervals and switch between walking and jogging. Just keep that heart rate up and the pounds will absolutely shed off like crazy. My first year of track I lost 15 pounds that I didn't even know I was carrying, and as long as you're working at it every day, you can still eat a decent amount of food. In fact, you really have to so your body has some energy to go run everyday. Just make sure it's good healthy stuff. =P

And while I found track to be extremely enjoyable, some people not like running that much. But if you get a couple of friends together or put on some music, it won't seems as difficult. You just have to make sure you do it every day and there's no way you won't lose weight. Good luck! =D

January 30th, 2009, 12:44 PM
put your finger in your mouth and keep spewing up then u will get skinny

January 30th, 2009, 1:17 PM
well, its not a tip, but i starved myself. :( Painful.

What you SHOULD do is exercise. Best way to lose weight!

Dark Azelf
January 30th, 2009, 2:35 PM
As said running/anaerobic excercise is a good way to do it. I find making an action plan works the best.

You want to set a target/training zone and work at a % of your max heart rate (which = 220 - your age) and then find the following %'s

Beginner or low fitness level . . 50% - 60%
Average fitness level . . . . . . . . 60% - 70%
High fitness level . . . . . . . . . . . 75% - 85%

For example we have a 40 year old male

(220-40=180 Max Heart Rate)

60% of max: 180 x .6 = 108 beats per min,
80% of max: 180 x .8 = 144 beats per min.

Therefore the TARGET HEART RATE range for a 40-year old, working at 60-80% (up to 85% for very fit people) of his/her max heart rate is 108-144 beats/min, simple but just use your age.

An easy way to know your heart rate whilst excercising, is to take your pulse every 5 mins for 6 seconds and then x this by 10.

Suppose you take your pulse and count 13 in 6 seconds. Multiply by 10 to get 130 beats/min. If your target heart rate range is 128-138 beats/min, you know you’re working at a good intensity. If you notice you are lower than the minimum, increase your speed/incline/intensity and count again at the next 5 min mark. If you notice you are very high, decrease your intensity in some way.

Maintain a good intensity for at LEAST 20 mins for best effect. This should be increased over time up to 45 or even 60 minutes.

When beginning this, aim for the lowest part of your target heart rate zone (50 percent of your maximum) during the first few weeks. Gradually build up to the higher part of your target zone (75 percent).

Training below your target zone may not be intense enough to burn sufficient calories, while training above your zone will force your body to burn calories anaerobically, thus you will lose weight.

Sorry if this is tl;dr and yeah i am studying this crap lol

And in general you want improve your diet too as said by other people, probably as soon as you can as this will be quite difficult.