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Exercises To Lose Weight For Women At Home

Written By: admin - Apr• 01•12

It's really hard to be a woman. Well, even if I am a guy, I can clearly tell that it is difficult to be a woman. Why do I say so? It's because being a woman means you have to look the best in every way you can. However, most women are always plagued with different and hard moments in life, such as pregnancy, marriage, single parenthood, career, divorce and other stressful moments in life! I would admit that if ever I was a woman, it would indeed be impossible for me to keep myself at my very best at times, which is why I truly understand why toning exercises for women are of big importance. After pregnancy, the body of a woman needs to be toned down because of all the fat that have been gathered inside just to support the life inside a woman's body; after childbirth, that fat is still inside a woman's body, making her look fat and unattractive. Toning exercises for women helps them take away the extra fat gathered after a pregnancy and it will help a woman regain her confidence too!

Women can start with basic exercises if she wants to tone her body back into its graceful and beautiful form after a pregnancy or when she is overweight. Don't forget to do a warm-up before you start exercising in order to prevent muscle cramps. Eat a balanced diet full of vegetables and fruits in order to promote rapid metabolism, as this is the important ingredient for losing weight. The faster your metabolism is, then the faster your body will start taking away all the extra fat from your body! Do this daily and you should expect your body to go back into its sexy, fit and graceful form!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What's better for losing weight : going to the gym or doing exercises at home ?
    I want to lose 10 kilos in 2-3 months.
    I'm a woman, 160 cm and 65 kg.

    • ANSWER:
      Whatever works best for you! Some find it easier to stay motivated in a gym. Some are embarrassed and exercise at home. Motivation is the key to weight loss, if you choose to work out at home find a way to motivate yourself.

      Maybe exercise to you favorite morning radio show. You will be surprised it will not take that long to lose that 20 lbs. Just remember you didn't put it all on in one day so it's not going to come off in one day. But 15-20 minutes of cardio and you'll lose it in that 2-3 months easy. : )

  2. QUESTION:
    is it more common for pregnant women to lose or gain weight after birth?
    I gave birth 10 1/2 months ago. While breastfeeding the first 3 months, I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight. After I stopped, I put on 20 lbs. I admit that I don't exercise because I don't have time. My boyfriend works at night so I'm home alone with my son after I'm done with work at 4:30 pm. My eating habits are horrible. I tend to cook packaged foods and/or fast foods because I don't have time.

    • ANSWER:
      Your weight gain seems to be due to unhealthy eating habit and lack of exercise more than post-pregnancy. Sometimes it could be the stress and irregular sleep pattern from having a new baby.

  3. QUESTION:
    Why do women spend money to go to the gym to workout and lose weight when..?
    they can workout and lose weight at home for free by doing a lot of housework. Cooking, cleaning, washing are really good exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      LOL! I've had a gym membership since I was 15 years old. House work isn't nearly as fun as taking kick boxing, yoga classes and swimming in an indoor pool.

  4. QUESTION:
    Do you want to lose your baby weight?
    I just started a new website for moms trying to lose weight after child birth. I am wondering what the web site could offer to help more. What would you be looking for the site to offer?

    If it would help your answer you can take a look at it

    http://mymommybody.com/Home_Page.php

    It has a page for women to post their before and after photos, a place to ask questions and have them answered.

    It also has a place to feature a mom of the month, a section for dads going through our weight loss journey with us, a place for moms to post their weight loss stories.

    Theres a page for recipe ideas and one for a sample menu for the weeks worth of meals and exercise

    It has a forum for women to discuss their issues and a chatroom

    What else can I do to make the site more attractive

    I am a mother of 3. After my third child 7 months ago I searched for a site directed at post partum women losing weight and it just didnt seem to be there. Now I am starting to feel good and would like to help other women.

    Any ideas would be great!
    It is really me post partum, but that is a very good point. I hadn't really thought of that. Thats why Im posting on here for advise.

    I had posted this picture on yahooanswers before and I cut the head of to hid my identity, but on the web sit there really isn't any point to that now is there.

    As for those people who said it's not motivating to see me looking good I thought if I am going to preech that I can help people look good I better be able to show that I can do it myself. Don't you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Great idea...but can I ask, why you don't include a picture of your whole body, instead of one with the head cut off? If that really is you, then way to go.

      Edit: You are just starting to feel good? By the looks of that picture you should have been feeling good for awhile now.

  5. QUESTION:
    simple exercises to do at home?
    iv lost some weight over the past few months, still have another couple of stone to go, but i want to know if any1 knows of any simple exercises to do at home for toning up, i cant really afford to join a gym at the moment, the exercises i hav been doing a basics like wall push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks and squating, but does any1 know of any other good ones that are good for women?

    • ANSWER:
      Pilates is great for at home work outs. Many moves can be done with no equipment and it gives you long and lean muscles with some toning but no bulk. It's great for your core as well since all of the moves are meant to target multiple muscles at once. A lot of the fitness magazines online have the moves posted and I've included a couple for you to check out if you wish. Good luck

  6. QUESTION:
    Awkward College student needs to lose weight- exercise help please?
    So I've gained weight since I've started college that I would be more than happy to be rid of. I'm about 6'1 and 200 lbs. Yes, that's unhealthy- if I didn't already know that, I wouldn't be asking this, eh?

    Here's my question- What are some good cardio exercises I can do at home (broke- college student, remember?) Also, I've started weight lifting, how much should I lift? An amazon woman with a five lb weight looks sort of ridiculous, so I was thinking of starting around 15? I work with horses so I'm already kind of strong. Is 15 too little? Too much?

    Thanks for your help, everyone.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my god 6'1? Well heck, it doesn't matter how uncoordinated you are you can play for the Women's basketball team. Sign up. Even if you suck you're 6'1 for a chick you'll make the team.

      If you play basketball and you have a mean coach that makes you run and play all day you will lose weight.

      If you choose not to do this-- it's actually really easy to lose weight.

      I used to be fat. Then I got into boxing and had to lose 40 pounds in 2 months. And I did it. Actually I did it in 2 1/2 months but I still did it.

      1 hour of cardio a day, and eat less calories. You will lose weight. For me personally? Like I said I needed to lose weight faster so I did 2 hours of cardio per day. And 3 sessions of 1 hour weight training 3 times a week.

      In 2 weeks I gained 1 pound while my body adjusted. After that it was all smooth. Weight kept flying off. All I did was jog in the morning. Aerobics in the evening. And like I said 1 hour of weight training 3 hours a week. 40 pounds in 2 1/2 months.

      You can surely lose 15 pounds easily doing what I prescribed above. But if I were you I would just play basketball and dominate.

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight if I don't have time for exercise and walk?
    I am a 39 years old working woman with 2 kids. I wake up at 5 A.M. My children leave for school at 6.30 and then I have to leave for office at 7.30. I return home at 7.30 P.M. So, I have no time for exercise or walk. My weight is 70 kgs. I eat normal food and not much. How can I reduce my weigh? My height is 5.3".

    • ANSWER:
      70 kg is a normal weight for an adult. but if u want to reduce u have to do the effort.
      u can have simple exercise just walk after ur dinner about 1 km. or
      u have to get up at 4.45 AM then u can go for cycling for 15 minutes.
      buy a cycle for exercise.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are good exercise routines for obese women?
    Well, I'm very obese woman and I am trying to lose weight. I have been eating healthier, I joined a gym too. Now, I am looking for exercise routines I can do at home with little to no equipment that will help me shed the pounds. Please be specific and etailed
    No rude, insulting comments. I am trying to better myself, don't post purposefully unhelpful, demeaning comments.

    • ANSWER:
      just put the fork down, that will drop enough so that you can loose weight

  9. QUESTION:
    What can I do to lose weight and get in shape?
    I am female, almost 20. Over the last 2 years, I have gained quite a bit of weight. I can barely fit into some of my clothes, and I have a lot that I just cannot wear anymore. For instance, I used to wear size 7 Wranglers jeans (women's), and I can't even get into 9's anymore. Not sure about 11's. I got a pair of size 12 Carhartt work pants (women's) which fit well, slightly baggy.

    Physically, I feel pretty healthy. I get adjusted by a chiropractor every other week, and I have rarely been sick. But I feel (and look) fat. I have a favorite pic that was taken March '07 and I am much chunkier. I can't even get those pants over my thighs...

    Since May, I have been trying to eat less/more healthy and exercise more. My downfall is sweets. I am a chocolate addict, although admittedly, I do not eat too many sweets anymore. I will have a few chocolate chips or chocolate milk or a jr. Frosty at Wendy's, etc. I've been really trying to cut back on junk in the past week. I try to eat salads with a small piece of breaded chicken...and try not to put too much dressing on it. I do eat a bit of fast food in a week, although BF and I are doing a lot more cooking at home, so it's been only 2x a week. We eat a lot of meat (BF likes to grill) and not many vegetables. I don't eat breakfast, but I am trying to eat an egg or whatnot. I sometimes have poptarts (healthy, I know, lol).

    Right now, I am walking/biking 5-ish blocks to school and back M-Th. I also have horses and clean the paddock (scoop about 40lbs of manure and haul away) and wrestle a hay bale daily. Some days I bike a couple miles to the grocery store and back.

    Despite trying to get more active and be better about eating, I feel like I'm just gaining more and more weight. What can I do? I have a little book of pilates and yoga which I want to start doing, but haven't been motivated to try yet. I could also get a membership at Curves in the fall (Sep). Anyone have advice?

    BTW, I do not have excess amounts of money to spend for gym membership or healthy granola bar things (sadly).

    • ANSWER:
      I would substitute grilled chicken for the breaded chicken, cut out fast food all together or atleast limit to once a month, try to limit your sweets more. if you love choc, find something healthier with same satisfaction like fat free/sugar free pudding.

      I did the curves thing a few years back. was a waste of money for me. was not challenging enough to make a difference even when I doubled my time and days a week I went. its good for someone who has never exercised before but then it seems to not be enough. and I was locked in for payment for a whole year

  10. QUESTION:
    Best way to lose weight?
    I need some advice on the best way for me to lose weight would be I'm a 5'9 282lbs women, I wasn't always this heavy back in college I was 220-225lbs then I got pregnant an gained 35lbs life became very stressful I was doing good I got back down to 245lbs then about 4months ago my soul mate left me he was my rock the one who encouraged me to lose the weight after that I put on all these pounds. I'm a stressful times eater I try to go for grapes but that doesn't always happens most of the times its junk food (I know that's not helping me) when I hit the 282lbs I realized I needed to lose the weight for myself an to be around for my son. Right now I have a can a soda once a week other than that I only drink water an juice, I'm trying to eat better less red meat more chicken an veg. But what else can I do to help me lose the weight ? I don't have the money to go to the YMCA or join a work out program what kinda exercises can I do at home to help with my weight lose? I can't walk outside right now I live in the north east we have a lot of snow im considering buying zumba fitness for the Wii an see if that help me lose some weight. my idea weight is 165lbs

    Any Advice would be greatly appreciated, but if you coming on here to just put me down go away I don't need it I got enough family who does that.......

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  11. QUESTION:
    Advise on a exercise routine to dramatically lose weight and tone up?
    I am a 23year woman and I'm not looking for any short term fixes or get fit quick tips, I'm looking for advise on regimes that actually work, such as gym routines - an actual routine that works to lose fat and tone up. I have a gym membership but the trainers are useless and I have asked and asked for a personal session and its just not going to happen. I also have equipment at home - treadmill, trampette, dumbbells.... I enjoy exercise and am prepared to put in the effort, I just want to know I'm putting the effort into the correct things. I am currently over weight for my build, I'm around a size 14 and although I naturally have very muscular legs, my natural size is around a size 10/12. I am looking for something long term here.

    • ANSWER:
      Six days a week:

      Walk three miles per day .

      Three sets of 25 sit ups.
      Three sets of 25 crunches.
      Three sets of 25 leg lifts.
      Three sets of 25 push ups.

      With dumb bells (highest weight you can do with proper form):
      Three sets of 25 concentration curls.
      Three sets of 25 triceps extension.
      Three sets of 25 shrugs.

      Don't exceed the reps.

      A nice healthful low-fat diet of your choice.

  12. QUESTION:
    How often and how long should I go swimming to lose weight?
    I’ve gotten myself involved in a weight management program (for almost two months now) and here’s how I’ve been doing so far:

    - I’ve cut salty, oily, sugary, fried, fattening and sweet food out of my diet.
    - The only fruits I eat are pears, pineapples, green apples, and watermelons.
    - I eat a tuna sandwich with cottage cheese for my morning snack.
    - For breakfast, I have whole grain cereal that is high in fiber and cholesterol-free with skimmed milk.
    - For lunch, I basically eat fish and one cup of white rice.
    - For dinner, I have half a cup of white rice.
    - The only beverages I drink are water or (as recommended by my nutritionist/endocrinologist) fresh vegetable or fruit juice. On occasion, I have a non-fat decaf white mocha latte; no whip, no foam from Starbucks.

    - I go to the gym three times a week and do all kinds of abdominal and strengthening workouts for 90 minutes to 2 hours. (Crunches, push ups, leg lifts; I use exercise equipment and dumbbells also.)
    - When idle at home, I preoccupy myself with the exercises that my personal trainer has taught me.

    I lose at least 2 kgs. or 5 lbs. each week. I want to tone my arms—they’re larger than most women’s—and thighs though. I’m only 17. I weighed myself last Friday and I am currently 125 lbs. I want to weigh at least 100 lbs., but for my height, my ideal weight should only be 90-95 lbs. I’m really serious about losing weight in time for my cotillion next year. I want to incorporate swimming into my workout, especially since it’s the only cardio exercise I can do.
    @Ane: The fruits I listed above are the only fruits my nutritionist allowed me to eat. My insulin levels are high and we are trying to lessen that. I’ve tried brown rice already and I really don’t like it. I don’t eat tuna everyday and it isn’t the only kind of fish I eat. I’ve also tried eating leafy greens, but I can’t eat them as comfortably as my mother can.

    There are treadmills and elliptical machines at my gym, but my personal trainer says my balance isn’t very good and we want to avoid fracturing my hip, for which I underwent surgery in March 2008.

    • ANSWER:
      There are holes in your diet. Why are you limiting your fruits? White rice does nothing for you. If you must have a starch, eat brown rice. It really seems like far too less calories for a day. Do you eat tuna every day? I would be concerned with mercury. Also, your body needs salt and fat. While limiting will help, don't cut it completely out of your diet.

      Vegetables don't have many calories at all and they are filling. A 4 ½ cup of dark green lettuces have only 15 calories. If you make your own dressing you will know how many more calories you are adding.

      The one thing with strength training is you are just strengthening those muscles. You could have a six pack and never know it because it is under fat. I don't think you are fat by any stretch of the imagination. I would think your trainer would have told you that. Cardio is a must with strength training. They go hand and hand. Are there not any treadmills or elliptical's at your gym? Walk at home, take the stairs. Anything to really get your heart pumping. What you burn will vary on how long you do it for.

      ______________Addtional_______________

      I completely understand now. You may like water aerobics. I know here they offer classes inside. It's mainly older women so, you wouldn't have to worry about how you look in a swim suit or if you are going to be judged. They have you stand in rows/columns in the water with different things strapped to your legs that offer resistance. They are meant to help the older ladies so, they should be very easy on your hip. I've thought about joining one myself.

      This site might help you. It tells you all about fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. What is in them, besides sugar and such. Just click on one and then the in-depth nutrient analysis tells you more.

      Worlds Healthiest Foods: http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php

      Here is pineapple (18g of sugar per cup), who knew it had all this in it! http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrientprofile&dbid=27

  13. QUESTION:
    I have to lose drastic weight now!?
    I weigh 134 pounds as of today and I am about 5 foot 3 (possibly a bit less) and I am 16 years old. I know this seems healthy and normal. However, I understand that I am verging on overweight because my BMI is very close. When I look at myself in the mirror, no matter how many times I try to stop myself, I keep thinking that I am fat. When I checked my body fat, it was 32 which is obese for women. Before, I just thought that eating a bit healthier would help but it didn't. I want to lose fat, not just weight. Especially after today when a boy told me that he thought I was fat and many people at my school probably agree. I've never had a boyfriend or been asked out. People tell me that I am pretty but I know that they also agree that I'm fat. In society today, it's hard to be chubby so please help. I'll go on any diet plan as long as I can lose 2-3 pounds a week. My goal is 100-110 pounds by August 15 because school starts shortly after. I cannot get a gym membership because my parents say no and I only have a treadmill and 5 pound dumbbells at home. So, please help me lose weight with not so much exercise but more food changes.
    Please don't tell me that I am fine because although I may be healthy in your minds, in my mind and others minds I am not. I cry almost every day wishing I was thin like the pretty girls at our school!

    • ANSWER:
      it is too bad you're getting all spam messages for this question. i'm going to give you link, and want you to realize that i am *not* spamming (it's a youtube link so it's completely free, and there's no registration required to watch the video).

      i'm trying to lose weight too, and though i don't do everything this guy talks about, i have taken up some things he does. he has a lot of really good advice and i highly suggest you check his videos out.

  14. QUESTION:
    I really need to lose weight...?
    Erm I really need to lose weight and I don't do any exercise really and I know I should but my mum won't take me to any clubs :( But wot could I eat to make sure I don't gain weight...or what could I do at home for exercise that won't make me muscle woman but will help me lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing, in my opinion, is when the people you spend time with have the same diet as you. Family can be a real problem here, making keeping healthy much harder.

      I don't want to sound annoying or anything, so if you've heard all this before, sorry.

      Anyway, the diet is very important. Don't go off food, because (and this takes some explaining) it will actually make it harder for you to keep your weight down once you start eating again.
      As the food triangle shows, grain, fruits and vegetables are the most important and should be eaten the most. For the grain, cereals like weet-bix are good, because they don't have as much sugar as other cereals. Good, whole grain bread made at bakeries is good too.
      Eating fruits and vegetables can take a long time to get into the habit of doing, and may not taste very good for a while. However, I've found that if you stick with something long enough, setting yourself goals and sticking to them - and I mean, sticking to them - is really good.
      Next is meat. If you're a vegetarian, you need to get that iron in other ways. I think nuts are really good for that. Good meat can taste really nice, if done the right way.
      Next is dairy. Most dairy products you don't need much, but milk is really good, just by itself.
      Last, and least, are sugary things. You can have these, just make sure you don't have much of them.

      Try not to have take-away, which is probably really hard if you're family and friends do. They have healthy options at shops it seems, but the temptation to get something else may be really strong.

      Anyway, that's just the food.

      If it's possible, it's good to walk to the shops or school or wherever you're going rather than just getting a lift. Walks in the morning are a good way to wake up - as long as you've had enough breakfast before hand. Yoga, though most people may think it's for old people, is really good. I did it for a while but had to give up because I didn't have the time to do it. I'm planning on taking it up again, mainly because it relaxes me. It also keeps me off the tv and such forth, and the stretches do actually feel really good after you've done them if you haven't overstretched. It's a slow process, but you do feel better afterwards and inspired to go onto greater things. It's cheap - as far as I know, just a donation of per session, which is half an hour.

      Anyway, that's enough from me
      Good luck, and don't be intimidated by people. Having people telling you you're over weight isn't much of an inspiration, as it just gets you down hearted. The only good thing, I suppose, is it may wake you up a little, but if you already know, then what's the use in it?
      Don't give up. Plenty of people have succeeded at this and I reckon that you can too, especially if you really want to.

  15. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for me to lose weight/tone up my THIGHS/LEGS?
    I am 120 pounds, 5 foot 1, 17 years old. I am not overweight, but my body is just.. gross. Seriously. For the past 18 years all I've been eating is very fattening foods, lots of junk food and all that. I have huge, jiggly thighs, and my calves are so big I can't even get boots on. It's all fat. I have deep cellulite dimples on my thighs and my butt. It's very unattractive. I know all women get cellulite, but I'm only 17. I should love my body. I should show it off in the summer in bikinis and shorts, I'm young! But instead I hide all summer at home and don't go to the beach.

    THIS CHANGES NOW!

    It's May 3rd.

    My goal is to lose my inner thigh fat, tone up my jiggle, and tone up/lose weight on my calves and ankles.

    I KNOW LOSING WEIGHT IN ONE SPOT IS IMPOSSIBLE. BUT TONING UP IS NOT. WHY ELSE WOULD THEY HAVE THINGS LIKE LEG PRESSES? DOING LEG PRESSES WILL NOT MAKE YOUR ARMS SKINNIER, IT WILL MAKE YOUR LEGS. WON'T IT?

    I have extremely bad asthma, so I cannot do things like the epliptical machine. I can't do squats either because my knees are very weak and hurt and crack when I bend them. I am a new member of the gym. I can do the weights like leg presses, and the ab machines and for the glutes and whatever.

    I can brisk walk, but I don't see how that helps because I walk at least two miles every day for the past few years.

    I'm going to go on a 1,400 calorie diet, mostly fish and chicken and vegetables. No soda. Cut down on sugar and limit my saturated fat to 25 grams a day, NO trans fat. Try to stay under 100 carbs a day too.

    The food isn't the problem. The exercise is.

    What exercises can I do?

    And how long would it take me to tone up my thighs? I would love to be able to wear a bikini by July..

    • ANSWER:
      if you want to loose weight, eat your red meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Our bodies need the fats that comes from meat and eating almost no breads or pastas of any kind. For millions of years are ancestors lived off of eating meat and not french toast and cereal!!!!

  16. QUESTION:
    i'm seventeen & need to lose weight.?
    okay, don't think i'm just like every other girl that says their fat and need to lose weight. I'm seventeen, i'm a girl (obviously), i'm 5'1, & I weigh 157. In the beginning of 2009, I was 146, & in the beginning of 2008, I was roughly about 137. Also, in the beginning of 2007, I was 131. I feel like i am gaining around 10 pounds a year and that isn't healthy. I eat horribly, I go out to eat and depending on where we go, all i eat is junk. Such as a big mac from mcdonalds, or a buffalo chicken sandwhich with fries from dennys. And when I eat at home, I don't get full or just "not hungry" so I continue to snack all day long on junk food. I don't go to school, I take my classes online so I basically sit on my butt all day doing schoolwork and watching TV, occassionally i'll go out with my friends or mom. So I pretty much have no exercise. I know what I need to change, I just need a plan that is gonna be easy to stick to so I can lose weight, Any Ideas?

    Btw, I'm going to walmart on monday to get detox, it supposedly flushes away toxins in your body, & makes you lose weight almost instantly. It's the one for women, but that's all i'm going to take.

    What simple things can I do? I live in New York but spend a lot of the time at my boyfriends house in Florida. How can I start eating right? What should I order when i go out to eat and stuff?

    • ANSWER:
      Im 19 and I just weighed myself and found out Im 170 and I'm 5'4.. I feel your pain. I joined a site with a calorie counter and tracker and its called buddyslim.com. since I've seen what Im putting in and the type of things I eat vs what I do in a day its

  17. QUESTION:
    Advice for a woman on how to lose weight with busy schedule?
    I am a female full time student, work 30 hours a week, and have a boyfriend along with various hobbies. What is the most simple advice for helping to lose weight when you are so busy! I will be the first to admit I hate working out. But I know you need to eat less and move more to lose weight. What is your best advice for tips on how to eat healthy on the go and stick to exercise that is doable when you are so busy? I do have a treadmill and some free weights at home if that helps. I dont want to count calories and get obsessed about it. But I want things to work.

    And ladies maybe you can answer this... this may sound dumb but I am obsessed with keeping my hair healthy and obviously if you work out everyday you need to wash your hair everyday. Any tips on how to keep it healthy? I only wash my hair now every other day b.c natural oils are good for it. Thanks!

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  18. QUESTION:
    Have you taken phentermine to help lose weight?
    I am 24 and had a child about a year ago. Since having a child, I've gained quite a bit of weight. It seriously makes me sick. I bought a exercise bike for home... but after taking care of my child as soon as I get off of work, I am exhausted and don't really want to get on the bike. I've stopped eating out... which I thought would be a big help, but it's only been minimal. I'm worried about my job... all the women in my office look great. I want/need to look great as well. I feel as thought they look at me with disgust. I also think my relationship with my husband is exactly what it should be because of my weight. I'm thinking about using phentermine, but would like to hear some feed back from people who have actually used it. How long did you use it? How much did you lose? Did you have the side effects? Would you recommend phentermine? Thank you for any help you may be able to provide me! I greatly appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      I've taken it for six months. Everyone seems to have differing views of phentermine, however. Just check out Phentermine.com and read the forums.

      As far as everyone bashing phen, these stereotypes are just the respective individual's view of phentermine (or possibly all prescription drugs in general). As a student of psychopharmacology, I believe such drugs to be helpful in *ideal* circumstances. But we're all entitled to our opinion.

      Just because you wish to take a prescription medication does not make you weak, lazy or inconsiderate of your health. The best deciding factor is your Medical Doctor. Ask him/her about phentermine, and see if it's right for YOU. If he/she believes the benefits of the drug to out-weigh the risks, then a prescription to phentermine may be administered.

      As far as abuse potential, phentermine IS abuseable, yet I would NEVER compare it with methamphetamine. They are similar, but that's like saying that your Camaro is just as good as a Ferrari...in a way it's close, but not nearly to the same magnitude.

      I don't understand what "Ant Boogie" means by "ALL it does is suppress your appetite". That's precisely what it's SUPPOSED to do?

  19. QUESTION:
    My new year's resolution, is to lose weight.(how original, right?) Where do i start?
    So i'm a woman who is 5'7 and 195 pounds, or so. And i'm not happy with it.

    I've done some calculations and should weigh around, 155-160 lbs. I've taken steps to lose weight and really haven't gotten much results. I've completely cut carbonated drinks out of my life and only drinking one cup of coffee in the morning and nothing but water any other time. I'm usually only eating abou 15g. of fat a meal. Even though i've taken these steps, i've not seen results.

    What can i do? I'm a stay at home mom to a 3 and 4 year old. And i live in Illinois. So it is pretty cold right now to be outside doing exercises. My husband and I are knocking around the idea of a YMCA membership, since they do offer SOO many things for adults and children alike.

    I need help!! Anything suggested is appreciated. Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Kimmy! I applaud your desire to get your body in shape. Don't let anybody fool you, losing weight is all about NUTRITION, not so much about exercise.

      I've offered these same tips to a fellow Yahoo-er(Yahooian?) but they should work great for you. Try this plan:

      Upon waking: Water to re-hydrate you after 6-8 hours of sleep. I like to take the supplements that work best on an empty stomach (Chromium, L-Carnitine) at this time.

      Breakfast: A shake is a great breakfast because it has the calories you need but in liquid form, so your body doesn’t have to work hard to digest. Follow this up with a multi-vitamin.

      Lunch: Your largest meal of the day. You should be hungriest around this time. You’ll also have the rest of the day to burn off the calories you’ve consumed here. Take your B-complex vitamin now because it will help aid in digestion.

      Snack: Mainly a tool to keep your metabolism high. (Eating every 3 hours is good for that.) Also helps curb any post-lunch hunger pangs. I like to keep this fatty or protein rich, like nuts or a half-avocado or cottage cheese or…

      Dinner: Should be eaten early (around 6pm or 7pm). Make it protein-centric because your body no longer needs the carbs as the day winds down. Some kind of protein (tofu, tempeh, seitan, fish, beans, etc.) with a side of grilled or steamed veggies. You can have a glass of red wine here if you’d like. (For antioxidant purposes, of course. ;)

      Late snack: An optional meal that is always a protein shake. Your last food meal should not be past 7pm.

      Do this and watch the weight dissolve. If you have any more questions, I'd love to help. Send me a message on the Contact page on my website http://theuberman.com or check out my ebook at: http://burnfatnosweat.com.

      Make it your fittest year yet!

  20. QUESTION:
    Strength training program for women? [weight loss?] PLEASE HELP!?
    Im on a diet and im doing cardio, now i just need to add in strength training for weight loss, i want to lose the stomach fat and the thigh fat, can anyone make me a plan for strength training at home or tell me what your doing? Im not in a gym, i do my exercising at home. 3 day or a 4 day plan would be wonderful! Please help! thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It's very hard to lose weight in a specific area because like gaining weight, the body just does it wherever it wants to. Diet and exercise are great, but in your case, you want to build muscle which will burn even more fat. I would suggest buying a couple sets of free weights (such as two five pounds and two ten pound weights) and then trying some of these exercises:

      http://www.strength-training-woman.com/strength-training-exercises.html

      There are sections that tell you what muscle group the exercises target, but I would try to work out every muscle group possible. The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to alternate muscle groups on Monday and Wednesday, then Tuesday and Thursday. For example, focus on upper body/arms on MW and on TR focus on lower body/legs. Just pick a few exercises and do those for a couple of weeks and then pick new exercises that work the same muscle groups for the next couple of weeks. That way the body doesn't get used to a certain motion and it will continue to build muscle.

  21. QUESTION:
    Im desperate to lose weight gained from steriods!?
    I was prescribed steriods for two weeks due to joint inflammation and rested at home for a month. steriods plus limited movement and increased food intake has caused me to gain about 8 pounds, which is alot for a small woman like me. After I recovered I tried exercising everyday, dieting and fasting to near starvation but this stubborn weight gain wont budge an inch. Its been like a month now and Im almost ready to give up. This is very unusual for me as I never had problems with my weight before and can lose weight very easily. Is it the steriods that has changed my body permanently? Im thinking of going to a doctor for weightloss medication for the first time but I really have no information about this, no idea what medicine works best and how affordable it is? Can u give me some advice? Do I need to visit a specialist to get this medicine or any doctor will do? I need to lose it fast for my sister wedding in 2 mths!

    • ANSWER:
      no, the steroids did not mess up your body completely. going to starvation is a horrible idea. now that you are off the roids it will cycle out of the body and some exercise will help lose the weight. you need to have the right diet, starvation is not the key...hope that helps

  22. QUESTION:
    HALP!!! How much weight can i lose in 2 weeks?
    hello, sorry for the dramatic HALP, i was just hoping it would capture attention, dont hate me :)
    Anyways, im asking this question 2 know how much i can lose in 2 or maybe 3 weeks...
    Im 14,female, and im positive that im atleast 8kgs overweight( ouch! right?) ive just started exercising, on the cycle( and no, its not a treadmill,its that cycle thingy, i hoep u get it) and im currently trying to lose 200 calories a day. Can u please tell me, how many caloreis i need to lose to see a visible difference in a short time( yes, im aaware that exercise doesnt work overnight). Probably the most i could lose.....and oh HOW many calories do i need to lose everyday?
    ANy special exercises??
    One more thign, im especially reallty concious about my thighs, so i found out this exercise routine on the web,please check it out---> http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/videos/m/22142977/the-complete-routine.htm

    ANyways, do u think its ok for me to do these? i do without dumbells, and i tell you they look pretty easy but wheew, they really got me poofed up!!!
    So ive this thing, i live in a place where women are....well lets say not allowed a lot alot of freedom....so i really donnt have a lot of activity throughout the day..actualyl its just going to the school and coming back, and sometimes going out when my dad comes home.So theres hardly any workout throughtout the day really.....So when i discovered that when suddenly i do some vigorous exercise for a few days, my body sores really bad!! (eg: i learned a hip hop dance routine at school, and for the next few weeeks i could hardly walk at all!!!) So now that ive strated exercising ive taken it slow, and yeah the pain is not too much, but actually when i tried doing that exercise i mentioned earlier in the link for the first time, i felt my knees...umm...not pain....but kind of 'weakened, like it had to deal with a lt of pressure, so do u think these exercises are right for me ?? Do u have any toned down exercises? but the ones that will work fast(the video says u should see difference in bout a week) i really do wanna shed kilos fast :)

    Thank you so much for reading and replying if u are. I really appreciate it. Thanks again! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Im in your exact positian...it takes 3500 cals to burn 1 pound..i burn 200 a day, and go 7 miles a day..but it has messed up my knees (so take my advice and take it easy! lol)
      Excersing wont work unless you moderate ur food choices. drink, drink, and keep drinking water! It speeds up metabolism! Be careful of all the junk your eating, and sooner than later you will see results! good luck! hope i helped

      (best answer :D )

  23. QUESTION:
    Help me lose weight !!!!!!?
    I am a 24 years old woman. In the past one year, I gained 25 lbs bcoz of my masters studies as well as working as a research and teaching assistant. The main reason was skipping meals, stress, lack of proper sleep, lack or regular exercise and not caring what kind of food is going inside me.

    Right now I weigh 175 lbs and my height is 5 ft 5 in. My goal is 150 lbs as I like a curvy body more than being very thin. I ll be going to my home country in this December and dont want to shock my family with my flabby fat body.

    This is what I have planned for my diet.

    1) Breakfast at 9:00 a.m : A cup of orange juice without preservatives/sugar, 3 fresh strawberries, sandwich of whole wheat bread with egg whites and fat free cheese slice.

    2) Lunch at 1:00 p.m.: An orange, a medium sized bowl of salad with lot of chick peas, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli. (No croûton/dressings/cheese)

    3) Evening snack at 4:00 p.m. : An apple, peach and green tea

    4) Exercise from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Powerwalk for one hour or running for 30-40 mins.

    5) Dinner at 8:00 p.m.: Vegetable soup with no oil/butter and some yogurt.

    6) Sleep at 12:00 a.m. (Incase if I feel hungry before sleeping I eat a plum or an orange).

    Also binging on a small amount of dessert I like once a month. (I dont want my body to forget how to handle desserts :P )

    I dont believe in crash diets as starving never works on me and makes me feel weak.

    I plan to strictly follow this for the rest of my life to maintain a healthy weight. Apart from this I have decided to walk to and fro my work place and use stairs wherever I can instead of elevators.

    Will this help me lose 25 lbs in 5 months? Please suggest anything else you think might help.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds really good, but you might want to eat a little more than that. Also, make sure to stop eating about three hours before you go to bed.

  24. QUESTION:
    how to win a weight loss bet?
    my dad and i just started this bet..that ill get down to 135 before he gets to 220...thats 50 pounds for me and 40 for him. How do i make sure i win? other than diet and exercise...im trying to cheat by making him brownies and cake and bringing home all kinds of sweets. :) but what is the best way to beat a guy at weight loss? i know guys lose weight quicker than women because they have more muscle and are usually bigger..any ideas would be great. I could really use the 100 bucks that were going for..

    • ANSWER:
      hahas. good one there girl. you're strategizing (:
      you should keep to a strict regime for that period of time. do your research and replace high calorie and fat foods with suitable replacements. for example, instead of full cream milk, have skimmed milk. plan a daily workout for yourself. equal amounts of cardio and aerobic exercise. and most of all, have more rest.
      research has proven that it is more difficult to lose weight if you don't have enough sleep.
      which would mean regular meals, no snacking, more exercise and adequate sleep for you.
      YOU GO GIRL!

  25. QUESTION:
    How do I help my wife to lose weight?
    My wife and I have been married for 15 years. We are both 5'8" however I have a slender build and weigh maybe 150, she weighs at least 20 lbs more and is busting out of a size 16. Her upper body fits a women's L but her thighs are enormous, like I could fit my whole body into one of her pant legs.

    When we married, she was a size 14 and hoping to go down to a 12. In 15 years she has gained more weight while I can still wear the tux pants that I bought for my wedding. I eat very healthy and exercise a lot. She claims to do so also, but in reality her diet is all carbs and a few fruits, with a lot of sodium from packaged noodle type foods. She reads a lot of sports magazines and signs up for 5K runs, however there's no substance... she READS the magazines instead of going outside to actually do something. At the runs she is the slowest person there... and at home she hardly practices running at all. It's just a show so she can say she's trying.

    I have never criticized her for anything. I don't nag her and usually I just bite my tongue. I used to be upset about the lousy sex or lack thereof, but now I'm just plain worried about her health. She's freakin obese and waddles like a wounded duck. She's incredibly passive resistant and obtuse, so she will not take any suggestions that I have.

    What should I do? I'm afraid in 20 years she's going to need all kinds of medical assistance.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, pal, but I'm not sure there is something you can do unless she decides to lose some weight. All I would do in such case is to invite my spouse doing some exercise with me. Like "I'm gonna take a walk, won't you come with me ? I'll wait for you".

      Good luck !

  26. QUESTION:
    How to exercise for weight loss on a VERY busy schedule?
    I'm about to go back to college after graduating two years ago and I'm planning to keep my full time job.

    I've been trying very hard to turn my eating habits around. I'm highly aware that if I want to lose weight, I MUST have a healthy diet and retain healthy eating habits.

    I work behind a desk for 40 hours every week and it hasn't been very conducive for weight loss. I'm used to being on my feet and constantly moving. To be perfectly honest, sitting down all day makes me more exhausted than being on my feet, and it makes my back and knees ache, so when I get off I have a hard time finding the motivation to get up and exercise.

    I'm aware I need to exercise 3-5 days every week.

    Now, here comes my real question. I need realistic exercise ideas/routines I can do on a seriously busy schedule.

    Once classes kick in this is what I have to work with:

    MONDAY
    I have a 45 minute drive to class.
    Class lasts from 8AM-4:30PM with a 30 minute lunch break.
    I have a 20 minute drive to work.
    Work from 5PM-10PM.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    TUESDAY
    I have a 45 minute drive to class.
    Class lasts from 8AM-3:30PM with a 30 minute break.
    I have a 20 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 4PM-10PM.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    WEDNESDAY
    I have a 45 minute drive to class.
    Class lasts from 8AM-4:30PM with a 30 minute break.
    I have a 20 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 5PM-10PM.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    THURSDAY
    I have a 45 minute drive to class.
    Class lasts from 8AM-3:30PM with a 30 minute break.
    I have a 20 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 4PM-10PM.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    FRIDAY
    I have a 25 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 8AM-6:15PM with a 15 minute break.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    SATURDAY
    I will be working a side job, hours depending on when I'm needed. Possibly working from 8AM-9PM.

    SUNDAY
    I have a 25 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 8AM-4:15PM with a 15 minute break.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    This is on top of showering, sleeping, caring for my pets, cleaning my house and occasionally (ha) speaking to/seeing my family.

    It's an extremely busy schedule (and I'm already aware I'm not going to be getting the ideal amount of sleep, but, presently I don't really have any other option).

    I already park on the back row of the parking lot at work and make a point to make the walk in and out brisk. My dog typically gets 20-30 minute walks daily. I've got my diet under control.

    Anyone out there have any exercise tips for a young, busy woman?

    • ANSWER:
      Doing an effective whole body conditioning and weight loss workout
      can be done entirely at home without any fancy equipment. A couple of
      dumbbells is all you will need. (Even if you don't have dumbbells
      there is usually something lying around the house that is heavy enough
      to substitute in for them).
      Here is a list of 20 exercises you can do right in your own home for
      a great whole body conditioning and fat loss workout.

      Exercises:

      Group 1:

      Bodyweight Squats
      Bulgarian Split Squats
      Y-Squats
      Prisoner Squat
      Reverse Lunge
      Step Ups
      One Leg "Get Ups"

      Group 2:

      Push Ups
      Push Up and Point
      Mountain Climbers
      Decline Push Ups
      Push Ups/Stick Ups
      Step Up and Press
      Squat and Press

      Group 3:

      Plank
      Side Plank
      Curl and Press
      One Arm Rows
      Bird Dogs
      One Leg Deadlifts

      Pick one exercise from each group and do them all back to back for a
      mini circuit of 3 exercises. Do each exercise for a timed interval of
      10 seconds for a total of 30 seconds per mini circuit.
      As you get better at them work up to doing each exercise for 20
      seconds for a total of 60 seconds per mini circuit.
      Take 30-60 seconds rest between mini circuits.
      For beginners do a total of 3 mini circuits to start. Working up to 4
      or 5 as you get better at them.
      Once you're ready to move to the next level add a second mini circuit
      by choose 3 different exercises (one from each grouping). Do your
      second mini circuit with the same time of work to rest ratio as your
      fist.
      If you feel you are already at an advanced level you can add one or
      two more mini circuits up to a total of 4 mini circuits. These 20
      exercises are just an example of what is possible, there are dozens
      more that would work in this mini circuit style, you can incorporate
      any exercise that you like into these mini circuits. This style of
      workout is a great complete whole body conditioning and fat loss
      program you can do right at home in under 45 minutes.

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I tell my wife she I would like her to lose weight?
    I have been with this girl since I was 16, I am 22 now. In the last 6 years she has gained almost 100 lbs. I have gotten us to start eating healthier but she refuses to exercise.

    We were at the store yesterday and she wanted ice cream (a pint of it). I told her that she couldn't get it. She started complaining about how I do not understand that when women have their periods they need to feel good about themselves and apparently food that is bad for you is the thing that is good for you, who knew?

    I started working out at home and instead of joining me she will spend hours and hours watching TV instead. About 6 hours a day, constantly snacking on chips, fruit snacks, gushers, fruit by the foot, chocolate and other unhealthy snacks.

    I have tried getting rid of all the snacks in the house and she gets mad at me for wasting food.

    I can deal with - in snacks being thrown out if she would just TRY to get healthier.

    I guess my question is, what the hell do I do?

    • ANSWER:
      i can see my husband in you. because he's more conscious about my weight than me. actually, being honest with your wife is really a good thing but you need to explain to her why are you saying those words i.e she's fat and she needs to stop eating unhealthy food.
      i remember,when my husband told me that im fat, that i need to lose weight. i ddnt listen to him. i still eat what i want. but when our friends saw me and told me that im getting fat, it gets me frustrated. :( then my husband told me that he still loves me even if im fat and he advised me earlier :) . that i need to take good care of myself for my own good. just explain to your wife that she needs to exercise and eat healthy foods. tell your wife my story, maybe this could help... :) i started my diet. no carbo at night. playing badminton every wednesday with my husband and his friends :)

  28. QUESTION:
    Home remedies to gain weight?
    Okay i'm in my mid 40's all of my life i've be a thin woman 110 to 125lbs.
    When i went through major bouts of depression and was put on anti-depressants is the only time frame that i'd gained weight up to 150 - 160 lbs.
    However i eventually lost the weight i had gained, not trying to at all. Now at 5'5" i'm back to 120 lbs. I tried the weight gain protein shake mix WHEY and followed instructions for 3 months now along with exercising and nothings changed as for weight increase. Health wise i'm pretty fit, I have had test run and there's nothing seen that would prevent me from gaining. I have a home business and i eat 4 to 6 times daily. what can i do? I plan to
    discuss my weight issue with the doctor at my next appointment in about three weeks. Please if there's someone into body building, fitness nursing etc that could share information please do.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi dear,
      follow these guidelines to gain healthy weight
      - Eat nutritious foods that are high in calories. Examples are whole-grain breads, vegetables such as avocados and potatoes, kidney beans, lean red meat, poultry and fish.
      - Increase the caloric value of your meals. Add powdered milk to casseroles for added calories, add avocados and olives to sandwiches, add wheat germ to your cereal, add chopped meat to your pasta sauce, and so on.
      - Avoid skipping meals. Knowing how to gain weight involves consistent eating. Eat three meals a day and at least two snacks.
      - Increase your normal portion size. Take a second scoop of pasta, or add two bananas to your oatmeal.
      - Choose higher-calorie foods when given a choice. For example, corn is higher in calories than green beans.
      - Relax - excessive fidgeting and restlessness can burn up a lot of calories.
      -Add weight lifting to your exercise program. It helps build muscle mass.
      - Balance your caloric intake with the number of calories you're burning. You need to be taking in more than you use up, and you may need to ease up a little on your exercise program.
      good luck
      :o )

  29. QUESTION:
    do you know a lot about intense home exercise?
    hi, i can't afford a gym membership, but this doesn't mean i don't want to be fit?! how can i tone (not bulk) my arms to make them thinner, tone my thighs, the rest of my legs, tummy, back, neck, face etc. just my whole body.

    i want my body to be feminine, not butch and muscley. anything, from running, walking, jogging, yoga positions, sit ups, press ups, anything that shifts pounds quickly and at the same time tones.

    yeah, i just read this back and i sound quite ignorant and clueless, but i guess that's why i'm asking for advice! so please, if you know anything about losing weight and toning up, gimme the knowledge

    thank you :)

    p.s. if i ever do enter a gym, what are really good exercises for women there?

    • ANSWER:
      P90X and Insanity are both great programs. I use both and have seen incredible results.

  30. QUESTION:
    would you read my speech?
    so yes, i did just post a qeustion on here about my persuasive speech. but now im finished and i would like someone to read, and tell me what u think! thanks!

    You’re at home watching T.V., and with every commercial you see, you can’t help but notice how skinny and beautiful all the women are. You want to look just like them, practically perfect in every way. When you look at yourself in the mirror, you hate the image staring back at you. You’ve made a promise to yourself that you will do anything to look just like that woman on T.V., even if it means to stop eating. You develop an eating disorder.
    The media has a strong hold on the way we see ourselves. They will digitally transform actors and actresses into these god like figures. We all know this, but yet we still try our hardest to look like them. Images on T.V. will spend countless hours telling us to lose weight, be thin and beautiful, and buy more stuff because people will like us and we’ll be better people for it. Yes, we will feel better if we’re thin, but people think eating disorders are the way to become thin. 400 to 600 advertisements bombard us everyday in magazines, on billboards, on T.V. and in newspapers. Eating disorders are not diets! Exercise may be the number one way to lose weight. Exercise will make you feel better and look great. An eating disorder will make unhealthy and could very possibly lead to death. A study be the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reported that 5 to 10% of anorexics die within 10 years after contracting the disease; 18 to 20% of anorexics will be dead after 20 years and only 30 to 40% ever fully recover. Exercise and eating right are safe and healthy ways to lose weight.
    How can parents tell their children that its what’s inside that counts, when the media continuously contradicts this message? It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder - 7 million women and 1 million men. Statistics also show that approximately 1 in every 100 teenage girls may develop an eating disorder. It may not sound like a lot, but if we add up the numbers, it’s a lot. Who knows how long it will be before those numbers double, or triple?
    T.V. shows like Americas Next Top Model, make tall, thin, and beautiful the right way to look. That show is very popular, especially among young teenage girls. The average woman model weighs up to 25% less than the typical woman and maintains a weight at about 15 to 20% below what is considered healthy for her age and height. Some models go through plastic surgery, some are “taped-up” to shape their bodies into a more photogenic image, and photos are usually airbrushed before going to print. These body types are not the norm. We need to remind ourselves and each other constantly, especially children, that these images are fake! Do we really want to die to look like Twiggy?
    This can happen to anyone. Anyone in this room could become anorexic, or develop bulimia, but you can prevent it from happening. Don’t listen to the media. We should all stand up and fight the message the media sends out to us everyday! Don’t let them control the way we see ourselves. You should love yourself and what has been given to you. If your not happy, change it! But do it the healthy way! All I ask is that we ignore the media, and wipe out this horrific epidemic that is sweeping the nation! Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm no expert but it's an incredible, moving, professional speech. You have a talent.

  31. QUESTION:
    worried cos im losing weight?
    i used to be over 8 stone 8.4 / 8.5 stone

    now im 7 stone 5

    ive lost weight in my face, body, i look way too skinny i hate it id love to put on weight i hate it cos you can see my actual throat/windpipe its horrible! :0(

    im worried why im losing weight? i dont exercise i dont starve myself i eat normally not ALOT but thats cos i get full up easily

    i look back at pictures and feel bad cos i looked healthier yrs ago
    i got blood tests but they came back normal i dont know what to do now?

    im worried in case its something worrying causing it?

    ive always been skinny but not this skinny?
    my doctors concerned

    the only other problem is i suffer hirstuism tiredness, dizzyness

    i lose weight easily

    one day i went into london and walked about and was hopping on and off tube stations all day and the next day i was in agony my legs and hips> i worry if this is normal im 28.

    also i do singing and acting and recently after rehersals ive come home and cant hardly walk cos im sooo knackered i can barely climb the steps my legs back are so sore at the station i feel like an old woman, am i just not as fit as i used to be?

    im not sure if its something to do with food like coliacs disease (i know they can have real trouble putting on weight) - how could i be tested for that? and do they not usually have problems with diarroha constipation etc?

    help?
    thanks i have seen doctor as i am concerned she did blood tests glucose, thyorid hormone all normal?

    so left on my own im going back to ask for a celiacs test as it could be that.

    • ANSWER:
      you really should go back and pester your doctor- theres obviously something up. In the meantime, try buildup shakes from the chemist- they are nutritionally balanced and have the same calories as a small meal without being fatty. Really helped me when i lost a lot of weight through stress.

  32. QUESTION:
    how can I talk and help my wife into losing weight ?
    ok..I like my women thick. My wife was thick when we were dating and married but now she's really gaining a lot of weight. She is around the 380 , 5"6 early twenties. She's a stay at home wife. I've tried to eat healthy with her and only buy healthy natural food. I purchased a treadmills, exercise videos, elliptical bikes, she will do it for a week and then quit. I use to be fat too and I know how hard it is to lose the excessive weight . When I talk to her about it or invite her to join me in exercises or diet. She start crying and saying i'm not attracted to her anymore and more drama. We have a 2 years old son. Please help !

    • ANSWER:
      In my personal experience, no one can lose weight until they're ready to. The unfortunate truth is that morbid obesity is almost always the result of an addiction to food. The reasons for that addiction are more complicated than the assumed lack of self control. Being confronted about being overweight is hard, and even harder when it comes from a spouse or romantic partner. I'm not in your relationship, so I can't tell you when the best time to confront her is, but I would like to offer these tips:

      1) NEVER say the "F" word. Don't call her fat. She'll never forget it and she'll never get over it, even if she someday does lose the weight.

      2) Wait until she brings up her weight. I was never ready to talk about my weight (I tipped the scales at 350+ once upon a time) and anyone who mentioned it would receive tears and anger as a response to their good will. Then, one time when I was getting ready to go out and I couldn't find anything to wear and nothing fit, I called my mom, who had tried to talk to me about my weight about a thousand times. She asked if it was my clothes I was unhappy with or my body. And I finally admitted I thought I was ugly. She said "You know, you're beautiful no matter what you choose, but if you're ready to lose the weight, I'll support you financially in whatever way you need." And she did, and I did. I've lose more than 100lbs so far and I feel amazing (you can read about it at www.delightfulshrinking.com). So, long story short, wait until your wife brings up her weight. Then tell her she's beautiful and sexy and you'll love her forever, but you want her to feel beautiful, too. And tell her you'll support her in whatever way she needs to get to a place where she feels happy with herself. This might mean hiring a part time babysitter to watch your son while she goes to a weight loss support group, gym, yoga class, therapist, doctors appointment, or out for a quiet cup of tea to read a book and journal about her feelings. Ask her what she NEEDS.

      3) Don't say you want her to "lose weight". Also, when she's on a roll, tell her she looks great even if you can't see a difference. Say her skin looks amazing, her smile is radiant, she looks so happy, etc. If you're focused on the pounds and the numbers, you'll get discouraged and so will she.

      Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    2 months to get in shape, any advise?
    alright, in to months (end of February, beginning of March) my family is going Mexico. both as part of a family vacation, and also as my mom's honey moon.

    until then I am really preparing because I want everything to be perfect. I wanna get contacts, make sure my teeth are nice and white, get my hair done.. blah blah blah. for all of those things I know what to do. But there is one big major thing i need some desperate help with. I need to get in shape. Now before you go giving silly advise, do read the details below. read them carefully and give me advise that you honetly think will help. I am not a retard and unlike most people my age I have done real research.

    I am 16. I have a heart murmur that prevents me from running for long periods of time, it ends up feeling like iron bars tight around my chest. I also have damage to my dominant hand so activities that involve it being flat, like push ups, or griping, like pull ups, are out of the question.

    I am NOT lazy. I have a 14 foot trampoline which I love jumping on, though in -40 weather I cannot it is way too cold. but I can land a flip and jump for a long time. play dance dance revolution on workout mode and wii sports. I do sit ups (though I am sure I am doing them to fast, I can do over 300 in half an hour).

    Here are the things I have started doing:

    using the exercise bike

    resumed sit ups, but slower

    those things I think they are called step ups where you step up then down then up then down on something.

    eating breakfast (a few months ago, it helped only for a short time but I am continuing it)

    stopped snacking at night, which ties into the next one since my common snack is bread

    cut down on carbs (I love white bread way to much I know for a fact carbs are one of my biggest problems)

    started drinking only water.

    today I had a packet of instant oatmeal for breakfast, a cheese sandwich for lunch, and a chef salad for dinner. and water. this isn't some sort of diet, its just what I eat

    I DO NOT:

    smoke

    drink

    eat things like chips, pizza, popcorn. I don;t like them and I don;t snack too much.

    I will not take advise that involves money, or things I cannot to at home. I am far from rich, and do not drive. I live on a farm, so I cannot walk to any facilities. The only way to do something is through my mom and she works 6 days a week and is often to busy or tired or cannot afford your advise. please respect that.

    I do not add salt to my food, I do not add sugar to cereal.

    Do not give me advise on how much I should weigh, I have done my own research and know that an ideal weight for myself is 135lbs, and that is pushing it! why you may ask? because I am 5'5, have a very sturdy bone structure and a large chest. I have weighed 140lbs before. and less than 135lbs and I would have to have no muscle, and my bones would be showing. I can easily feel my rib cage and count every bone as it is.

    What I want is people in maybe similar situations to give advise. preferably women who are around the same size, just because I know that men and women lose weight differently and that the more you weigh the easier it is to lose weight, so some weighing maybe 200lbs who now weighs 170lbs would lose it easier, so its not really helpful to me. I want to know WHY I am not losing weight. and yes I have been trying for a long time now, and yes, I know I need to keep eating. don't give stupid advise please.
    A few things I should mention is 1 I have been told I retain water. and 2, my hand does not go flat at all. so sit ups are impossible
    sorry, not sit ups, I can do those, push ups are impossible

    • ANSWER:
      try the Lil Jack Workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris

  34. QUESTION:
    2 months to get into shape, any advise?
    alright, in to months (end of February, beginning of March) my family is going Mexico. both as part of a family vacation, and also as my mom's honey moon.

    until then I am really preparing because I want everything to be perfect. I wanna get contacts, make sure my teeth are nice and white, get my hair done.. blah blah blah. for all of those things I know what to do. But there is one big major thing i need some desperate help with. I need to get in shape. Now before you go giving silly advise, do read the details below. read them carefully and give me advise that you honetly think will help. I am not a retard and unlike most people my age I have done real research.

    I am 16. I have a heart murmur that prevents me from running for long periods of time, it ends up feeling like iron bars tight around my chest. I also have damage to my dominant hand so activities that involve it being flat, like push ups, or griping, like pull ups, are out of the question.

    I am NOT lazy. I have a 14 foot trampoline which I love jumping on, though in -40 weather I cannot it is way too cold. but I can land a flip and jump for a long time. play dance dance revolution on workout mode and wii sports. I do sit ups (though I am sure I am doing them to fast, I can do over 300 in half an hour).

    Here are the things I have started doing:

    using the exercise bike

    resumed sit ups, but slower

    those things I think they are called step ups where you step up then down then up then down on something.

    eating breakfast (a few months ago, it helped only for a short time but I am continuing it)

    stopped snacking at night, which ties into the next one since my common snack is bread

    cut down on carbs (I love white bread way to much I know for a fact carbs are one of my biggest problems)

    started drinking only water.

    today I had a packet of instant oatmeal for breakfast, a cheese sandwich for lunch, and a chef salad for dinner. and water. this isn't some sort of diet, its just what I eat

    I DO NOT:

    smoke

    drink

    eat things like chips, pizza, popcorn. I don;t like them and I don;t snack too much.

    I will not take advise that involves money, or things I cannot to at home. I am far from rich, and do not drive. I live on a farm, so I cannot walk to any facilities. The only way to do something is through my mom and she works 6 days a week and is often to busy or tired or cannot afford your advise. please respect that.

    I do not add salt to my food, I do not add sugar to cereal.

    Do not give me advise on how much I should weigh, I have done my own research and know that an ideal weight for myself is 135lbs, and that is pushing it! why you may ask? because I am 5'5, have a very sturdy bone structure and a large chest. I have weighed 140lbs before. and less than 135lbs and I would have to have no muscle, and my bones would be showing. I can easily feel my rib cage and count every bone as it is.

    What I want is people in maybe similar situations to give advise. preferably women who are around the same size, just because I know that men and women lose weight differently and that the more you weigh the easier it is to lose weight, so some weighing maybe 200lbs who now weighs 170lbs would lose it easier, so its not really helpful to me. I want to know WHY I am not losing weight. and yes I have been trying for a long time now, and yes, I know I need to keep eating. don't give stupid advise please.
    you can tell just by looking at me that there is surplus fat there.
    I do remember a doctor telling me that I retain water and it makes me look spungy.. actually it was the woman who works in the lab and takes blood
    push ups are really out of the question completely. I cannot make my hand go flat and it becomes too painful with the pressure

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of core exercises are good.
      Unfortunately you are going to have to do some push-up type of exercises.

      1) Crunches (hands in between legs, hands at side, hands on chest, cross body crunches)

      2) Push-ups and dips (keep it to a minimum though since you have the injury, remember you have two months, thats a long time)

      3) Short runs (Down to the end of the street and back, do 5 of these within 15 minutes so not to over do it)

      Remember you have two months so dont hurt yourself trying to get in shape fast.

  35. QUESTION:
    Why are my colleagues being so petty and mean about my weight loss?
    After a stern warning from my doctor about my likelihood of developing diabetes in the next few years I decided to change my eating habits and take up exercise. I switch my diet to 100% clean, home cooked wholefoods and worked out about an hour or so 6 days a week. I lost a lot of weight fast going from 220 to 140 in about 4 months. I work in an office with all women and at first as I was still wearing my old clothes my weight loss was not noticed, it was only after buying clothes in a smaller size people began to notice. At this point I had lost about 30lbs and women I worked with said I looked better and so on but not long after that they started up with comments such as I shouldn't be starving myself (I'm not as I eat about 1800 cals a day), I should lose too much more as I was fine now and that I wouldn't suit being too slim as well as lot's off encouragement to eat cakes etc in work and told I was a killjoy and no fun when I would decline. I did not really like talking much about my weight loss and if people asked how I was doing it and I said healthy food and plenty of exercise the looked a bit disappointed.
    Now I am 139lbs (not a stick insect) and a UK size 10/12 which I am happy with although I am still losing a weight slowly and I think my weight will settle at about 135lbs which is fine for me 5 foot 5 inch height. I am happy with my results but still experiencing a lot of negative comments at work. We had a company dinner and dance last weekend and I went out a bought a new dress, not low cut or shot but very pretty and in a size 12. I wasn't exactly glammed up just a touch of make up but I was hardly there before th catty comments started. One woman I work with and though I got on well with had too much to drink and said that I thought I was something special now I was slim and that just because I was thinner now didn't mean that my (and I quote) "p*ssy was gold plated" I did get quite a bit of male attention that night but it was so unusual for me that if anything it made me feel uncomfortable, I really wasn't asking for it just enjoying not feeling like an elephant for once! I used to be the fattest in the group, but with a nice face. Now I am one of the slimmest and I think it has ruffled a few feathers and all the negativity is making my working day quite unpleasent. What should I do to smooth thinks out with my colleagues and why are they being so petty?

    • ANSWER:
      people..... are easily jealous..... when someone else has success at losing weight.

      they don't like you getting favorable attention... so they have to be negative.... to try and knock you down a bit.

      perhaps that way.... they feel you'll start eating... and gaining weight again.

      don't let their idiotic behavior and comments.... bother you.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does it make me a sellout like the rest of America if I try to loose weight?
    I'm not fat, or skinny. I'm just curvy and tall. I'm not your average american teen. I'm pretty weird, and I dont follow trends, and I hate pop culture.I used to be thin, but now I'm not. I used to be size 1 in pants and now i'm a size 8.When I was thin, I had high confidence in myself.I didn't eat alot, only 1300-1500 calories a day.But that was only because I wasn't that active. Stayed home that summer, relaxed, enjoyed my life, avoided eating too much, and stayed beautiful. It was probably the prettiest time of my life, because I felt so beautiful.But it was barely for a year, then when school hit I just started stuffing and stuffing my face like crazy, until I was average. Normal, and boring.
    And now I just feel ugly all the fucking time. My thighs rub, and waist sucks. I want to be thin again, but then again I don't want feel like I'm selling out to the weight loss craze in America.I mean, everyone does diets and exercises.I once went through a People magazine that was all about the jonas bros and weight loss. I laugh at people who exercise and eat healthy. But If I loose weight, maybe I'll feel better. BUt then again, when I'm thin am I submitting myself to the standards of a woman in America. But I'll be happy about myself.
    Alot of my heroes Siousxie Sioux, Lily Allen, Debbie Harry,Kim Gordon,Kathleen Hanna all say they don't care about what a standards of a women, but they are all thin.Except Beth Ditto, but shes a fucking lesbian! WTF
    It's easy to say something like that when your pretty. Seriously, If I lost weight, I would feel 10 times betters about my appearance. I mean I'm happy with myself, everywhere else, honestly. My hair, face. But I feel like Im in this suit. This jiggling suit.
    If I stay looking this way, I know I'll just keep getting bigger and bigger the way I eat. But then I should learn self control, and eat just enough to maintain weight and be healthy, but what's the fucking point in eating healthily if it doesn't show?
    I laugh at people who watch their weight, but is the joke really on me?When I was thin people admired me, It was like I was a work of art.And now I just lie to myselfand say that thin is stupid, but is i? Really?
    I know that no one is perfect everyone has flaws and I accept those flaws. But is there anything wrong with trying to work at one of them? i mean I know I'll never be perfect, but I can be satisfied, and maybe even happy?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesnt make you a sellout to want to feel good about yourself. Work towards your weight loss goals so you can feel good, cuz you deserve it :) in any case you will be healthier.

      i think youre a great size. maybe you should just modify your diet to be healthier and try to get some exercise every day and try to tone up. be healthy, not too skinny.

  37. QUESTION:
    Interval training-How do I do it&what other exercises do I need 2 do to make it an efective weightloss workout?
    Ok guys im 21 year old female looking to lose weight and tone now that i have actually got time to do it LOL!

    Anyway i was looking in to doing interval training but there is far to many different ways...so I need someone who can tell me the the best way to do it FOR A WOMAN and i will be using a exercise bike as i read its better.

    I was doing 6 min warm up
    1 min fast 2 mins slow x 4 or the 20 secs fast 10 secs slow

    6 mins cool down

    Which am i meant to do?

    What other exercises can i do to add to the interval which will help me tone up also

    So basically a good routine that will help me do both tone and lose weight that i can do at home (not the gym!)

    I want to lose weight all over but my tummy is my main goal as are my shoulders as i think they are quite big ¬_¬

    thanx x

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend the 1min fast and 2 slow, but i would look to build this up. Dont stay on this workout for too long. As soon as it starts to feel like you are improving change it to 1min fast 1.30 slow and vhange from 4x to 6x. Eventually your aim is to have longer fast and shorter slow intervals. Does your bike tell you RPM?

      I would suggest a circuit to help tone up and lose weight.
      High intensity is best for weight loss,
      Do you know body weight exercise like lunge, tricep dips or kickbacks?
      this website explains some upper body exercises that you could try
      and i would be happy to explain some other if you need them

  38. QUESTION:
    Need Exercise plan for my mom?
    ok so i myself am very much into exercise and trying to be healthy. However, my mom isnt so much and i decided i want to help her and get her back into shape or at least loose some weight. Please do not post any stupid advertisement or fake meal plans or dumb devices i am simply looking for exercises my mother can that aren't to strenuous. So please post ideas or exercise plans for arm exercises core exercises and exercises for weight lost. Preferably exercise my mom can do at home that aren't to difficult because my mom isnt exactly wonder women lol. I basically want to help her loose weight. My mom is 135 5'3 and had surgery on her right hip for hernia. Please post ideas or suggestions thanks :)
    well to be truthful i think my mom was lying about being 135 lol. She has like a mini beer belly and has pretty big love handles. Guess women really hate saying their real weight lol XD

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Any woman been in the same position with struggling to gain weight instead of losing it?
    Naturally I am petite, I'm about 160cm. Ever since I can remember I've been skinny and Ive hated it all my life. Obviously now that I am older (24) my body has matured, but I still feel like I am too thin! People say that I am proportioned and shouldn't be ashamed but for me it is more about myself, about feeling comfortable and confident in my own skin. I live a lifestyle where I am always in a rush and I stress a lot as well (I'm sure that contributes to losing weight as well as I sometimes skip my meals and just have a snack here and there)Someone has recommended that I drink ensure together with my meals - Ive done that for about 2 weeks- does ensure really help? Are there any exercises that I can do at home that will not make me lose weight but build muscle- especially my arms and calves, also my stomach (it seems that what i DO gain goes directly to the stomach) I just need it toned. And also which are good foods to include in my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I am a professionally trained ballerina, and now that I am not performing I feel out of place in my body. Being that skinny (even if most of it is natural) only looks good on stage. I felt bony and boyish.

      Ensure will help you boost your calories if you need to get more in a day, and it will help you gain fats.

      What I'd suggest, and what I've started working on, is gaining weight in muscle form instead of fat form. It's better for your health over all, and you look sexy and toned instead of flabby.

      Pilates and yoga are an excellent way to tone while maintaining long and lean muscles. Very good for your entire body, and you don't leave sweaty and panting. An hour of yogalates three times a week will leave you with a killer bod in no time flat.

      Weight training and resistance will help you bulk up in the arms, and squats and lunges with weights will help you build up your thighs and bum.

      Bicycling is fantastic for your calves.

      Include foods that are high in proteins as they'll help you build muscles. Cut down on sugars (it can act as a laxative and you may be expelling nutrients before they're fully absorbed by your body). Fiber, carbs, and good fats are also needed to gain muscle.

      Almonds, fish oils, etc. are examples of good fats that help burn bad fats.

      In addition to the strength training exercises, I'd also suggest a 45 min to hour long brisk walk every day. This is great cardio and you'll notice a change in your legs over time.

      What has worked best for me honestly and truly has just been working out and bulking up with muscles instead of fats. I hired a personal trainer for six sessions and then kept up those workouts on my own for another several months. This help, for me anyway, was irreplaceable. If you can afford a trainer for a while I'd strongly strongly recommend it. They can help you pick exercises that will be best for your body type and they'll teach you how to do them properly so you can continue on in the future without supervision.

      Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    Obsessed with my weight! How do you get past it?
    I'm a 43-year old woman. I'm 5'5 and currently weigh 140. I've had 5 children. In my early 20's (before kids), I never weighed more than 140 and was in really good shape. I wasn't skinny, but not at all heavy. I was very confident in myself and never really cared much about my weight. I got pregnant with my first child at 25 and packed on 65 pounds. I never really lost the weight after that. After my 2nd child, I became a stay-at-home mom. hovered in the 200 pound range for about 15 years. I tried to lose weight a couple of times, and succeeded, only to gain it back. Then, almost 2 years ago, I decided I'd had enough and lost down to 127! I was so happy and so proud of myself. However, something was very different with me. I was 41 when I started losing the weight and I had not exercised in years. I'm out of shape and disgusting. At 127, I looked in the mirror and saw a saggy mass of nothing and my shoulders and chest were really bony. I tried so hard to lose more weight, but I stalled out. I kept it around 130 for about a year, but then my husband lost his job and we had to move. Over the last 6 months or so, I've gained 10 pounds back, putting me where I am today at 140.

    When I separate myself from myself, I look in the mirror and see that I actually look a little better than I did at 127 because the extra weight fills out the bony places. However, I'm completely disgusted with myself for gaining the weight and being so out of shape. I work 10 hours a day and have 2 teenagers. I try to find time to exercise, but nothing interests me and I make a zillion excuses why there are just not enough hours in the day. Bottom line is that I want to be happy with myself just like I am. I should be happy. I'm 60 pounds lighter than I was 2 years ago! That's big!! I know this. I'm still really proud of my accomplishment, but I can't stop obsessing about the fact that my nice new skinny clothes I got at 127 are getting tight and my bra cuts into my back and makes me look fat. I look and feel fat all the time. Is there any way to get past this?

    • ANSWER:
      Kristi,

      Try not to focus so much on how you look, but on how you feel. If you start feeling good about yourself it will be much easier for you to lose the weight that you have gained.

      Your emotions has a lot to do with the ability to be able to lose weight. Kristi one thing that you can do is to use those skinny clothes as motivation to get back to your old weight.

      See how you can turn this around and use it as a positive?

      Let me know how everything works.

  41. QUESTION:
    how can i lose 10-15 pounds in 6 weeks?
    I am a 5' 4" woman and i weigh 155 pounds. im not saying im fat but im not a skinny little thing either. i would just like to lose some weight before my husband comes home. hes in the Marines and is away for a 6 weeks. If I could lose at least 10 pounds i would be really happy with myself. Can you give me some at home exercises i could do and what to eat and what to stay away from. My husband say im beautiful but I wanna lose weight so I feel betterabout myself. I need thighs and tummy exercises. thank you!!

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  42. QUESTION:
    How to lose that "pear" shape?
    OK. I am young, and I understand that I shouldn't be complaining about weight. But I want to lose my pear shape. I have a small shoulder and torso area, but my hips seem to go out too far. My hips go out farther than my shoulders. It also makes my legs look fat. Also I wear a size 10 for pants in women's, which means that my butt is big. I really don't want a big butt, due to the fact that it makes me feel bad when I go up and up in pants sizes but stay the same torso measurement.

    I don't know how to properly do a diet, and normally I only eat lunch during school days, and weekends I eat about 1/4 of each of my 2 meals, lunch and dinner, due to the fact i get up too ate to eat breakfast; I get up on the weekends at 12:30 or 1 most of the time. Also I don't eat because I don't feel a want or need to. Or sometimes I dislike the food. Like Mexican food, the smell makes me want to puke. I'm really picky when it comes to food. Also I tend to eat only meat, and if possible, I eat whole loafs of Italian bread (really bad at stopping that habit). I absolutely hate sausages though. Also I am normally dehydrated most of the time, due to the fact that I wear a retainer and during the night, it tends to dry out my mouth.

    Also I have joined a soccer team, which first practice was today, and when I came back home, I felt like my stomach was sucking itself into my belly button. You know that really bad pain that comes. Also I couldn't run as fast as the other girls or even keep up without having to stop, and then try to catch my breath. Also I need to figure out an exercise that I can do inside, due to the fact that my neighborhood is only as good as Cabrini-green.

    I know I hardly ever exercise and that I am really bent out of shape because I spend a lot of time on my computer or the game systems, and that I tend to stay on them for hours on end, but I really would like to know how to lose weight so I can feel better. Right now I want to lose my fat, so I can go outside and feel great when it comes time to summer. This year I want to go outside during summer, but only if I look right.

    I would absolutely love help. But I don't feel like puking, due to the fact I don't eat a lot and it makes you dehydrated. Or starving myself because I like to eat. I tend to stay home and I want to at least make myself look like a human. I don;t want to look like a teenager on top and a fat 50 year old for legs.

    If you can help, thank you and I would be happy to hear from you.

    • ANSWER:
      Eating a balanced diet is important. Fiber is very important. Oatmeal for breakfast every day. Red grapefruit with this as well. Maybe you can work out at home with an aerobics video, 30 minutes. Eat a salad a day. Eat a light evening meal or nothing. On your days of (the wekends) shut yourself oof from the rest of the world and lay in bed and rest and do not eat.

      When you are at practice, utilize that time for brisk running and walking as much as you can-otherwise I'd say the workout vid at home would be best considering your circumstances.

      Read up on anti-yeast diets and mediterrnaean foodstuffs. learn how this relates to a healthy balance of flora in your GI tract. Avoid or reduce sugars and simple carbs. Best wishes.

  43. QUESTION:
    I am trying to start an exercise plan at home?
    Hello! I am looking to lose 30 pounds in the next 3 months and I am looking for advice on an exercise plan I can do at home. I own an exercise bike but that is about it for now. I can possibly get some weights in the near future. I am a 25 year old woman with a 5 year old daughter. I currently do not work so I have all day available to work out. I live in Texas so the weather is decent as well.

    If you could help me with what types of exercises to do at home and for how long (or how many reps of each), it'd be nice. I'm looking for a schedule to follow!

    Thanks! :)

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  44. QUESTION:
    Are thin/skinny people at the gym?
    I'm 5'7 120 pounds. I want to go to the gym and do pilates or yoga for beginners. I don't do any activity I just work come home do things around the house and get ready for work the next day. I have developed really bad anxiety and stress from worrying to much and I'm not too fond of medication. I heard that exercise could help...problem is I do not want to lose any weight. Do thin people go to the gym too? A lot of woman make comments about my weight (usually bigger woman) I had a lady at work yesterday tell me "you make girls like me sick standing there all skinny without a care in a world!". I laughed it off but truthfully I was offended. I guess I could have taken it as a complement but I didn't. Both of my parents are thin and iam no different. I happen to like my size but I could never say that out loud lol

    • ANSWER:
      If it makes you feel any better I'm 5'7 and 113 lbs and I eat like a horse...I know how you feel. I have ADD and I don't take medication for it. Running is my outlet and really helps get rid of access energy, anxiety and it levels out my mood. I run 3 to 5 miles a day.

      For people who make comments because I get that all the time too Just ask politely do I look unhealthy? People will stop with the comments real fast.

      If I wasn't able to run I would go on medication.

  45. QUESTION:
    Weight Watchers feels too easy, will it actually work?
    Ever since I was old enough to be body conscious I have tried all kinds of diets, and I have never really stuck to any of them. When I was in high school I always maintained a healthy weight regardless, never was skinny, but always stayed within my bmi, just from light exercise and staying too busy to snack, so back then it really didn't matter that I couldn't stick to a diet. When I went to college, like many other young women, I gained a bit of weight... then I got married and pregnant, which is when the real problem started. I gained quite a bit of weight during pregnancy, and I was never able to lose all of it, so it just seems to have crept up little by little, and now I am completely unhappy with my weight and image. My husband likes good tasty food, and he can get away with it because he is a marine, and stays incredibly fit, I however am a stay at home mother. I have almost no time to myself, so the exercise I get is usually from chasing after my 2 year old. Over the last year or so I have struggled with my weight, but temptation always seems to be there, and it seems that I have a bit of a problem with self control :) So with every diet I tried I have gotten more and more frustrated.

    This time I decided that instead of trying to get my husband to help restrict me, or go along with the diet with me. I would try a well known program that would cause me to have to be accountable to myself for my eating actions without my husband having to suffer by not being able to ever go out to eat, or have snack foods in the house, etc.

    Well my aunt tried weight watchers, and had tremendous success with it, she not only lost the weight, but also kept the weight off. So I decided to try weight watchers free trial. Its only been a few days, but it seems so easy! Almost too easy. I'm able to eat out as long as I'm careful about what I eat, and plan accordingly. I'm not hungry all of the time. I can eat real meals, and then still am able to have some snacks. So, I'm wondering if maybe I'm misunderstanding how it works. For all other diets I've tried, there have always been food restrictions, and I always felt hungry. I like junk food, sugar all of those things, so those diets never worked, because not being able to cheat made me want to cheat worse. On Weight Watchers they start out giving you 35 weekly cheating points in addition to your daily allotment that you can use however you want. Thats a lot of points enough to do something like eat half a pizza, or have a king sized candy bar twice a week.

    Anyways, the bottom line is that I feel like I really need to lose this weight, and this is so easy I'm not sure if it will give me the help I need. I'm not expecting instantaneous results, I just want to know that if I stick to the Weight Watchers plan for a year, these little adjustments will gradually increase a little at a time, and I will lose the weight.

    I'm also going to start taking classes at night at the gym, nothing too hard, but just to have some cardio once or twice a week.

    • ANSWER:
      It's because it doesn't feel too restrictive that weight watchers does work. It's pretty clever in the techniques it uses. The 35 flexible points do feel generous, but they help us to develop controlled indulgence without the deprivation and I think they are very important. Once you start to do your cardio, things will fall into place very nicely me thinks. Running around after your 2 year old and house hold chores do burn calories so I think with weight watchers you will succeed.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some good diet and exercise tips to help motivate my gf?
    My girlfriend and I decided almost two months ago that we were going to be fitter by this summer. I started at 230 pounds and have lost almost 13 pounds and she started at 205 pounds and lost welllllll...... nothing, I take that back I give her a pound shes lost a pound. I feel like a gym teacher or something I'm constantly telling her to eat something in mornings and to take her vitamins to help start her metabolism and to control her portions throughout the day and to EXERCISE. She only exercises when she goes with me to the gym but its hard for us to exercise at the same time because I work two jobs. We have plenty of exercise equipment at home like weights and a treadmill but she hardly uses them...and when she does its because I had to tell her too. I am starting to get frustrated cause I feel like shes not listening. If she works hard she could lose at-least 20 pounds by July 4 but I have just run out of ideas to get her motivated. I would like to here from woman who have lost weight any tips, what ever helped you to get motivated would be helpful P.S Only honest answers please if you reply and it sounds like an infomercial for some kinda diet pill I will know trust me so don't waste your time or mine.

    • ANSWER:
      Heres the thing: Your girlfriend will not lose weight unless she really wants to. She has to be motivated and she has to be truly dedicated, or she won't loose anything.

      You can help motivate her though.
      Some ideas are to convince her to see a doctor. Maybe when confronted with the negative side effects her weight has, she'll realize that she does need to lose weight.

      Convince her to sign up on this website: http://health.discovery.com/national-body-challenge/national-body-challenge.html
      I think its a good motivator because if forces you to pick a goal, then when you drop a few pounds you put it in and it creates this really cool progress graph. I liked seeing my progress visually. It also provides a support group and gives weight loss tips.

      I think the best thing you can do to motivate her is lose weight yourself. When she sees you becoming fitter and healthier, that might be enough to convince her to change her ways. It might also bring out her competitive spirit, which could be a good motivator.

      Maybe a heart to heart with her would hep too. You know, tell her you love her and want her to live a long and healthy life.

      Goodluck!
      and congratulations on your weight loss. I know how hard that can be :)

  47. QUESTION:
    Husband being stubborn with his weight, Please please PLEASE help me!!!?
    Ive been married to the same wonderful man for 8 years now. We met when we were both very young and got married very soon after.

    When I first met my hubby, he was in amazing shape. He was a martial arts teacher, and was in great health. In the last 5 years or so Ive noticed my hubby's weight go up about 35-45lbs or so. He stopped doing his martial arts when we got married (we moved). In the last years he tried to find a new place to practice his arts, but after 13 different martial arts places, he just isn't happy with it any more. (I suspect that he is embraced)

    Gyms, Special home equipment, private trainers, diets.... nothing sticks. Not even for a week!

    I would just like to say that I AM JUST FINE with his weight. He is not heavy enough to cause him any health problems, not even high blood pressure, and I still find him very attractive (thought he never believes me when I tell him so). The part that is killing me is the emotional $hit I have to shovel now.

    I love him, and try to support him in every thing he does, but after years of it, the money we keep dumping into things he never even tries to use, the mood swings, distant demeanor, depression... I just cant take it!

    Recently he is even giving me guff for things I eat. I still have about 10lbs to lose to get back to my ideal weight (pregnancy fat from our son). That however is not acceptable to me! I am a grown woman and FAR from even being slightly chubby! I'm a size 7 for got sakes!

    I don't know what to do now. Ive tried every approach that I can think of! Indifference to his weight, supporting to his diet and exercise plans (even when we cant afford what he wants to do/buy this time)....

    I exercise while he is around to try to get him to join in (and he never does), I fill the house with healthy food choices (and he decides to eat fast food at work)...

    I'm just beyond my frustration point now. If he could just be happy with his weight, or decide to lose weight and DO IT, I would support him either way!

    I don't know what I should do now, all he says is "I would love to lose weight and get back in shape but I have no willpower". Any time I try to motivate him, or even suggest to him that he should try a little harder he becomes angry, and only gets angrier the longer I keep it up.

    This is putting a HUGE strain on our marriage. I don't know what to do now though. We have his some financial strain (as all of America has I suspect) so we cant afford to sink any more money into his plans. I cant see him doing anything to solve the problem without intervention, but I cant see how to do it (without making him furious with me).

    We have the equipment (the diet material, the exercise equipment, etc...) but he just doesn't have the motivation I guess to see it through.

    I can't handle this anymore, I'm at the end of my rope with him. I don't know what happened to the vivacious, happy man I met, and I don't know how to help him find his way back...

    Please, has anyone ever had a problem like this?
    Is there anything I haven't thought of doing that may help?
    I do accept him as he is, but I do not like it that he beats himself up about his weight every day!
    I have no problem with the way he looks, but his emotional problems are starting to effect the way he is living his life.
    It is also having a huge impact on our marriage and the time he spends with our son.
    I want him to be happy, but I cant do anything to help him!
    That is what is driving me crazy....
    Ps. Mrs. - If you had any clue as to how to handle a man who has mood swings that cause him to throw $hit across the room I would thank you for the advice...
    But like most people, you want to throw stones at people. Even though I am on here because I am concerned with my husbands emotional health, and the well being of our relationship, you throw stones.

    How about you grow a brain.

    Thanks =)
    High roller, it is obvious that you did not even read one paragraph into my question.
    Ive already expressed at least half a dozen times in this that I DONT GIVE A DARN what he looks like, its his emotional state that is concerning me!!!
    The moods swings, depression, lethargy!

    So read the entire question before you start typing your response you dunce.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe he is depressed. Has he seen a counselor?

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some good forms of exercise for a large woman?
    I have been doing Weight Watchers for a few months now and have, so far, lost about 25 pounds. I haven't been the poster child by any means, but it at least helps to have to weigh in and be honest with myself about my progress.

    I'm on my feet all day (I work with kids) so when I get home, it's really hard on my knees and ankles to walk on my treadmill. What I want to do is build muscle tone and increase flexibility, basically. I did tai chi for awhile, but similar knee/ankle problems got in the way somewhat. Hopefully I can get back to that more regularly after I lose some more weight.

    What exercises would be good for a woman who is heavy and withi a gut that can get in the way sometimes? I've considered yoga and pilates, but I haven't seen much that is at the level where I'd need to start out. That is, I haven't seen a class or DVD that says "Yoga/Pilates for hefty people that can't bend over backwards" on it...

    Thanks!
    I've done Curves before, and it was a good way to exercise. However, I do not make much money. Also, I wasn't good about going because I'd get home and not want to trek back into town for it. I'm hoping to find something that I can do at home, inside or outside.

    • ANSWER:
      When you get back to Tai Chi, remember to be religious about the details. Especially the knee-toe allignment in all the movements. Tai Chi should actually help in your situation, if the principles are adhered to IN AND OUT OF CLASS. This is difficult I know, especially if there are children running around you, but it must be maintained as much as possible. The only way that Tai Chi can be a true benefit to health is if the lessons learned in the classes are expressed in everyday life ALL THE TIME. Other than that, water aerobics and other aquatic exercises that substantially increase your heart rate and offer weight resistance are also very good.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is my weight loss plan going to work?
    I decided about 3 months ago that I needed to lose weight. I cut out all soda and started eating smaller heathier portions. I was walking about a mile if not 2 each day. I had to cut out the walking due to work schedules and how dark it gets at night now. I feel a whole lot better and can see a small difference in how my clothes fit me. I refuse to step on a scale and have no intention to in the near future.

    I have 2 friends at work that is trying to lose weight also. It is great to be able to talk about our plans and how we are doing so far. One of my friends is really big on no carbs. But he has a few days of the week that he goes all out and doesnt worry about what he is eating. He says he is losing weight and doing good. My other friend is counting calories and carbs. Everytime we have lunch together, all she does is criticize me for eating to many calories and carbs.

    I don't want to get stuck looking at the box for calories and carbs because by then I don't feel like eating. I have changed the way I used to eat and have started in a excercise plan I can do at home during the cold season. I feel like I am doing good, but get so discouraged when I talk with my friends.

    Also I would like to join a gym after the first of the year because then I won't have to worry about the weather or time of the day. Both of these friends tell me not to join a gym, because if I am not out exercising now, I won't stick to it in a gym.

    I am not out excercising now because it is freaking cold out and to dark out. And being a woman, I don't like to walk alone at night. I could walk during my lunch break at work, but that means I will go back to work sweaty and I can't do that. Joining a gym means I can go anytime and have help with a nutrionists and a trainer so I know what I need to work on.

    So any advice would be helpful!

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many diets out there it is not even funny and they all claim to work. Some say they will help you lose those last 10-20 pounds and some claim to make you a new person. 90% of everyone that tries those diets fall off the wagon after 2-3 weeks. That is the going rate for dieting.

      The truth is that you have to burn more calories than you take in. 5 smaller meals is better than the average 3. PORTION SIZES have been warped by American restaurants and culture. Diet and exercise must be used in combination. Cutting one thing out of your diet is not good (except for your sugars). When you get hungry it is not your stomach saying it is empty, it is your body saying it is lacking something. Make sure you balance your diet and take vitamins. Write down what you eat. If you ask most people to write down everything they ate yesterday they would say "ummm, well I think I had". Pay attention to what you are putting in your body. Don't fry! Bake, boil or grill instead. I will say again, PORTIONS. Did you know that the correct portion size for an adult to eat at Mc D's is a child's Happy Meal. That's it, that is your allotted serving size for 1 meal. Not including a soda! If you are a desk worker then you have got to get up and move around.

      As for excercize: When you go home and cook dinner, instead of walking to the fridge, dance over to it. Make love more often, BURNS 3000 CAL AN HOUR!!! Gyms are great, stay motivated. It is too easy to say "Oh I don't feel like it today, I will work harder tomorrow." That doesn't work. A minimum of 30 min of cardio and some low weight lifting. Swim or use an eliptical for low impact, I know it hurts sometimes to run. My knees are shot. If you can find an eliptical for sale and you can afford it, get it. Check ads. If you can do some cardio when you wake up before you shower and go to work then do it. It will improve your metabolism for the rest of the day. To lose weight we don't lose fat cells, we drain them of the stored energy inside them. Once you break past the using of the energy you cunsumed then your body starts breaking out the canned energy in your fat cells. Be contious of what your body is doing, give yourself props and keep up the good work.

      There is a .gov site that we Government workers use and it is free to the public. It will help you and show you things you did not know. I was amazed at ho it helped me. 40 lbs in 3 months. I hope everyone starts using it. Good luck and keep your chin up. You are a beautiful person.

  50. QUESTION:
    Why is My Mom So Rude about My Weight?
    Before judging me, please read my entire question.

    I am a 30 year-old man who has been forced to move back to live with my parents because I lost my job of 4 years. Recently, a new job in entertainment has hired me on one condition: that I get my BMI to go down and lose some weight. For the past 2 weeks, I have been going to the gym twice a day, 7 days a week, and have been eating healthy foods and drinking water. I have lost 12 pounds so far. I am 5'11 by the way. I used to weight 281. I now weight about 269.

    Everyone is proud of me- except my mean, judgmental mother. Today at breakfast, I announced to my Dad, mom and brother that on next Friday (my 17th day straight eating right and exercising), I was going to give myself a cheat day to totally eat what I want. This is something plenty of personal trainers say is okay to do. And from now on, every Friday, would be my Fun Day (Get it? F for Friday). My Dad and brother both encouraged the idea, but my mom was so rude.

    "No, you SHOULDN'T give yourself a fun day! Learn how to not eat junk foods period. You're on a very strict diet right now to get this job."

    I explained nicely to my mother that my doctor has already said I am losing weight. All the job needs is a letter from my doctor saying my BMI is going down (Which it is!) I also said I would work out that day, which I will. But she would not listen.

    "If you're going to cold turkey bad foods, cold turkey them." She dully said.

    "But I see you all the time bringing home apple pie from the store to eat." I now raised my voice.

    "Yes, and I am allowed to eat those types of foods because I am at the right weight, and YOU are not!" Wow, what a bytch!

    Before I could even get another word out, she interrupted me and said: "I am finished with this discussion" and went upstairs. My Dad told me to go ahead and cheat and not talk to my Mom about it, but I am fuming mad at this woman! I don't give a rats ass if she has been there for me and helped me out with living here, it means nothing when you're downright cruel to me! When I'm fat, she's nasty to me. When I'm losing weight, she's nasty to me. There is no pleasing her. Why is she doing this? What's the REAL reason she got upset I was having a fun day?
    First off- I NEVER Said I was going to "Eat my head off" On Friday! I said I was having a Fun day. Which in my terms, means 1 meal I want- and this time, it's 6 BBQ Wings and Fries, and a slice of pizza with pop. And I AM Working out later. God damn it!

    • ANSWER:
      I can't presume to know the mind of someone else, but I'm not in favor of your fun day, either.

      A man whose weight topped 280 is probably able to consume, what, maybe 6000 calories on a binge day? 7000? Considering that you're working really hard to lose, and that one pound of fat is 3500 calories, why would you think it's okay to eat anything one day a week, undoing perhaps 2 to 4 days of being so stringent?

      I would guess your mom has seen you struggle with your weight and your health and knows this plan of yours is a bad idea, and also knows you don't want to hear it. (But hey, I'm not scared of your reaction. Listen up.)

      I do believe giving yourself the occasional treat is perfectly all right, since people who feel deprived are more likely to just quit. Instead of an all-you-can-eat day, how about allowing yourself one major indulgence every Friday, like a large dessert or some fries? That way, you're not setting yourself back anywhere nearly as much.

      Your mom is probably not sure you're going to be able to stick with your present program--it will be impossible to hit the gym twice a day once you're working, for instance--and is no doubt frustrated with having to support you again. There may be unresolved issues about her no longer being able to control you or set limits because you are no longer her boy but a grown man.

      What she eats is off the table, metaphorically speaking. The only subject for disagreement in this arena is what you are eating, since you are the man with a lot riding on his ability to lose. I think your plan to eat your head off all day Friday is stupid.


Exercises To Lose Weight In A Week

Written By: admin - Apr• 01•12

So you want to know how to lose weight without exercise? I will tell you that it can definitely be done, but it's a bit more difficult without exercising. Luckily there are several other things you can change, as exercise only determines about 10-15% of your health.

To burn fat without exercising, we'll have to use that other 90% the right way!

How to Lose Weight Without Exercise

To burn fat without exercising, you'll have to change several other things about your lifestyle. Here are the major ones:

  • Diet
  • Stress levels
  • Sleep
  • Supplements such asPure Acai Flush

Because diet is the biggest and the one most people are the most mis-informed about, let's start there.

How to Lose Weight Without Exercise in 4 Steps

As mentioned above, learning how to eat a healthy diet is the best thing you can do to help you learnhow to lose weight without exercise. Although many people think they know what a good weight loss diet is, the sad this is they are usually misinformed.

For example, do you think eating fat is bad if you're trying to lose weight? Or what do you think about eating sugar- it's healthy, right? And whole grains like oatmeal and breads made with whole grain are healthy because they have so much fiber- at least thats what the doctors say.

The thing is, I'm going to go against what most "experts" say. Here's why- between a lot of the research out there and just the experience I've had through changing my diet, I can tell you that a lot of the advice out there is very wrong.

For example, dairy foods aren't nearly as healthy as you might think. Why would our bodies require us to drink another animal's milk? No other animal species does this, and even humans that do this are very limited to certain parts of the world. It just doesn't make sense, and our bodies reject dairy every day.

The thing is, the human body is more resilient than most animal species. We can eat things for a long time that don't belong in our bodies, such as dairy. We are all a bit lactose intolerant, but some people just have more tolerance than others. Overall, one thing I can tell you is to lose weight without exercise, stay away from dairy.

Another thing to stay away from is too much fruit. Very high in sugar, fruit actually can prevent you from losing weight quickly. Fructose, the main sugar in fruit, is turned into fat more easily than any other type of sugar out there! Does that sound like something you want in your body if you're trying to burn fat without exercising? I didn't think so!

Another big one to stay away from is starchy foods, including whole grains! These foods contain gluten, which our bodies flat out hate. It's been linked to a number of disorders and disease, everything from acne to cancer or Alzheimer's. Our bodies get almost no nutritional value out of these foods. All we really get is fiber and some energy from all of the sugar created from digesting these foods.

In general, the best diet to eat while learning how to lose weight without exercise is made up of veggies and proteins like lean meats, nuts and beans. High in nutritional value and not full of empty calories, our bodies crave these foods more than anything else. They're the best foods you can eat for a long, healthy life, including burning fat the right way.

Step 2: Reduce Stress

Another thing that often gets overlooked when trying to learnhow to lose weight without exercise is stress. Many people know that it's bad for your body, but do you know how bad?

For one thing, stress has been linked to obesity, heart disease, cancer, and many other diseases. Because it changes your attitude and your brain's mental condition, it ultimately affects your body's chemistry making it more prone to disease.

Another factor is the search for comfort. Even though you want to burn fat, do you ever reach for those cookies, chips or ice cream after a tough day at work? Most of us do, but those comfort foods are just empty calories going straight to your waistline!

To really help you burn fat without exercise, you have to reduce stress levels. Here's a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Work less (if it won't affect your finances too much)
  • Go on more walks with your family
  • Play with the pet or kids
  • Have dinner with friends
  • Read a fiction book
  • Take a vacation
  • Get into the great outdoors
  • Take more naps

You'd be amazed at how much these little steps can reduce stress and ultimately help you lose weight without exercise. Besides that, you'll feel more complete overall!

Step 3: Sleep More
Sleep is a weird thing. Scientists and doctors still don't understand why we need it, they just know that we do!

If you've ever had to go without much sleep (most parents or college students can attest to this), then you know how hard it can be to function the next day. You can't think straight. You find yourself dozing throughout the day. Your eyes might feel tired. You feel weak and don't want to do anything fun.

Besides that, it can seriously hinder your chances to burn fat. If you don't get enough sleep, your metabolism will slow down and your body's chemistry is thrown our of balance. The only way to fix this is with sleep, usually at least 7-8 hours a night.

If you really want to learn how to lose weight without exercise, don't take this lightly!

Step 4: Diet Supplements

Although not necessary, I recommend using diet supplements while you're trying to lose weight quickly. There are 2 main reasons for this:

  1. It gives you a great metabolism boost that you could normally get from exercise, but not in this weight loss plan
  2. It can increase your energy levels, again something that exercise would help with if it was being performed

As you can see, the reason to use supplements is largely to try to make up for the lack of exercise. Granted it can't completely take the place of exercise, but if you're set on losing weight without exercising, you need all the help you can get.

The best diet supplements have been proven to work by thousands of people, and are definitly worth a shot. For most of the best brands, they even offer a trial offer so you can try a bottle for a few weeks for less than $5.

Now you knowhow to lose weight without exercise. Good luck!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are great exercises to help you lose weight in one week?
    I am going to Canada in a 1 week.I need some good exrcises.I weigh about 98 pounds and I am turning eleven.Does anyone have any good exercises that don't have to include too much diet.Anyone?
    Thank You for all of those answers but I just really want to lose some belly fat.

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise out doors as far as possible. There are two advantages of doing whatever you are doing out side. One advantage is that it gives your body a chance to get a lot of the much needed fresh air and sunshine. The second advantage is that the surroundings keep you perked up and it is a break form remaining cooped up all day long

  2. QUESTION:
    How Do I Lose Weight Off My Stomach And What Exercises Can I Do In A Week?
    I use to be really skinny and now i have gained a lot of weight on my legs and stomach but what exercises can I do lose weight off my stomach and i want to lose much as weight as possible in a week? Please Help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      find calorie/fitness calculator on the net, enter all your stats and it will tell you how many calories you need a day to maintain, take off 300-400cal off that number and thats how much you need to lose.
      eat 5-6 small meals a day (eat every 2-3 hours)
      5-8 servings of fruit and veggies a day
      8 glasses of water
      have complex carbs for breakfast - they give you energy
      have lean meat (protein) for dinner - repairs muscle
      cardio exercise 4-6 times a week for 30-50min, light weight training
      dont consume foods that are made of white flour (white bread, cakes, past etc.), sugar loaded foods (cookies, icecream, candy etc) and nothing fried, oily.
      ofcourse you can spoil yourself once in a while with a little treat:)

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight in a week through dieting and simple home-bodied exercises?
    What kind of foods should I eat on what day? What kind of exercises should I do? I would like to burn some of this "Winter Weight" off
    Oh my god I lost 60 pound within 5 minutes using Baby Jack's technique! :P

    • ANSWER:
      interval training, which is basically sprinting for a couple minutes, then jogging or speed walking for a few minutes, and repeating a few times...that's pretty much the best way to loose weight. and for food just eat low fat healthy foods that's all

  4. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight as fast as possible?
    I'm 15, 5'2 and weigh 49kg (108lbs). I know this isn't a lot but I still have some areas on my body that I am not too please with and I would like to lose some weight as I used to weigh approximately 45kg (99lbs). Can anyone please suggest a healthy food diet, exercise diet I can get into? I would like to lose some weight in one week, even if it's only a few pounds?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    How many days a week should I exercise to lose weight?
    I need to lose about 60 pounds! How many days a week should I exercise and for how longs in minutes/hours? What is the best exercise(s) for the midsection.

    • ANSWER:
      Remember you need Three (3)Things
      The first 2 are Willpower & Wont power
      Wont eat Junk food
      Wont drink soda's
      and Wont eat Ice Cream
      Will Exercise everyday
      Will eat Healthy foods
      Cycling, Swimming Tennis and Brisk Walking,
      Skating is good too
      Sound like hard work?
      2 coin a phrase 'just do it!'
      The third thing you need is commonsense

      Good Karma!

  6. QUESTION:
    What type of exercises can I do to lose weight in 2 days or a week?
    Since it's been hottt here in california being 110 outside it's hard to get some exercise, what can I do in the day and night to get the right exercise to loose some pounds fast please help. what food shouls I eat.
    I have green tea would that help??????

    • ANSWER:
      Green tea is supposed to help by keeping you from absorbing sugars. Just make sure you drink it right -- no cream, no sugar, and first thing in the morning. There is not quick way to lose weight though -- at least no healthy way. Don't do any atkins type meat only diet, just cut down on the bread, stick with %100 whole wheat when you do eat bread (it has more fibre which is not digested and which pushes excess weight out of the intestines...if you get my meaning). It's also good season for lots of fresh fruit. Don't ever eat until you are full, just until you are no longer hungry. If you stick with that and make the obvious healthy food choices you should do better. Remember, no alcohol, and plain water is the preferred drink aside from your green tea.
      Indoor exercise is harder. Many people go up and down stairs if they can't get to a gym -- if you have stairs in your house of apartment, that's a good way to exercise...keep doing it until you can't do any more, then do a little more.
      There's the crunches and some weight lifting if you want muscle tone (women can often use canned food from the kitchen because they generally want a little tone rather than to build rock hard muscles).
      Anything that gets the muscles moving and the blood pumping is good, so get creative.
      Don't go for any drastic crash diets or anything like that. if you're that desperate to lose weight, you might as well take a knife and lop things off. If you lose much more than 1-2 pounds a week, or want to, SEE A DOCTOR and make sure you're being monitored.
      Slow and steady doesn't die.
      Remember also that caloric starvation gives you a bloated belly, and eating disorders put you at greater risk of cancers, heart problems, and other not fun things.

  7. QUESTION:
    How many times a week should I do exercise to lose weight?
    I want to lose weight healthily, To lose a noticable amount in about as soon as I can. Can I start of with lots of exercise and health eating for results, then lay off exericse a bit?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a big fan of "losing weight". I am more of a fan of taking care of your body and having weight loss maybe follow that. Remember that you look great no matter how much you weigh or what other people think.

      Fitness is not just physical, it is also mental. If you are just focused on losing weight, your weight loss program will not work as well. If you focus on taking care of your body, being confident, and accepting the way your body is, you tend to do a lot better. Instead of thinking, "I'm doing this to lose weight", think of it as, "I'm doing this to take care of my body".

      Losing weight quickly is not always the best idea because it is not good for you and is not very effective in the long run. Losing the weight quickly makes it harder to keep off in the future. It is best to lose weight at a slower rate so you can keep it off.

      I have heard pills are bad. I know some people endorse them, but I suggest not using them and sticking to losing the weight on your own.

      It depends on how much exercise you are doing now, but I would suggest doing cardio at least 3 times a week and no more than 5. I would suggest doing weights at least 2 times a week.

      I am always told muscle weighs more than fat, so increase in muscle mass would not be a bad thing. You want to be doing cardio and weights for the best results. Muscle confusion is key because if you continually do the same workout (same weight, repetitions, speed, angle, etc.) day after day, week after week, your muscles adjust and get used to what you are doing. Make sure you don't continually do the same workout.

      I am not sure what your eating habits are, but, as you probably know, eating healthy is a big part. Eating healthy does not mean cutting out meals or eating less, it just means eating the correct foods. Do not skip breakfast, it is the most important meal and energizes you for the rest of the day. People often think eating healthy means just fruits and vegetables, but this also includes fats, protein, and dairy. Yes I said fats... your body needs fat. Try to limit your intake of trans and saturated fats and lean more toward unsaturated fats, but do not try to cut out fats because they are important. Try to stick more towards lean meats like chicken and turkey, and stay clear of beef,steak, burgers, etc. Remember you don't have to completely restrict yourself though from everything. You don't even have to change your eating habits. But if you do, it is good to treat yourself and enjoy some dessert or a nice burger every once in awhile!

      Hope this is helpful. Take care of yourself. Good luck with everything! =)

  8. QUESTION:
    If I have only water for one week, and exercise, will I lose weight?
    I know this is "unhealthy", and that I will lose mostly water, but I still want to do it. If I walk 2 miles a day, do a 30 minute ab workout, and a small arm workout, how much weight will I lose in a week?
    (if it matters, I'm 14)

    • ANSWER:
      you'll be a sick zombie if you do this. seriously - by the second day you'll be walking into walls.

      if you want to be hardcore but healthy, have nothing but fresh raw fruits & vegetables for one week, and plenty of water between snacks. you'll cleanse your system but won't pass out.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to not lose weight in the first week of exercising? If so, when will I start seeing results?
    Hi. I've started exercising on April 25th and will be starting my second week tomorrow afternoon. Is it normal to not be losing weight in the first week of exercise? I've cut off junk food and I'm exercising 6 days a week. Any tips on being more efficient would be appreciated.

    So, when will I begin to see a difference in my weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't rush. Its a proccess. It takes more than one week to start losing weight. Sounds like your off to a good start!

  10. QUESTION:
    how many times a week should you exercise to lose weight?
    i curently do this (its not that great)
    Tuesday-2hour dance class
    Friday- swimming 1 hour 30 + PE in school for 1 hour 40 mins
    and thats it (i havnt got many resorces)
    what exercise should i do to lose weight and how many times a week
    thnx x

    • ANSWER:
      Those sessions you do sound high intensity. After excercise people's bodies need around 1-2 days rest between sessions for its systems to fully recover depending on a number of factors. If you were doing low intensity sessions, for example 1 hour light walking a day, you could probably do excercise every day. Without experiencing overtraining.

      However since the body can adapt to slowly introduced stresses pretty well compared to big stresses introduced fast, and since it takes about 4-12 weeks for peoples bodies to adapt to a new excercise stress, you could add a Cardio session to the days inbetween your intense days. Only if you raise the intensity of these Cardio sessions very slowly. This can be done by having short sessions and building up to long sessions. I recommend the plan below:

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      PROGRAM
      Monday: Cardio
      Tuesday: 2 hour dance class
      Wednesday: Cardio
      Thursday: Cardio
      Friday: Swimming 1 hour 30+ PE in school for 1 hour 40 mins
      Saturday: Cardio

      PLAN
      Week 1 adaption - All Cardio sessions increase intensity to 15 minutes
      Week 4 adaption - All Cardio sessions increase intensity to 30 minutes
      Week 8 adaption - All Cardio sessions increase intensity to 45 minutes
      Week 16 adaption - All Cardio sessions increase intensity to 60 minutes
      Week 20 adaption - All Cardio sessions increase intensity to .... minutes (follow pattern)

      CARDIO SESSIONS
      Cardio sessions are perfect for losing weight (fat).

      type? cardio
      when? days inbetween your high intensity sessions
      how long? gradually build up. 1 hour satisfactory
      what? nonstop movement. For example easy; walking, cycling, swimming

      Everyone reacts differently to excercise so test yourself, listen to how your body reacts and how you feel in general. And decide if you need to reduce or increase the intensity of the cardio sessions via time lengths, if you need more time to rest and recover.

      Goodluck ^^ )

  11. QUESTION:
    how can i lose weight in a week with exercise and a good diet:?
    hey ok so i am 133 pounds and 5'2 and i am in serious need to lose weight. well not necessarily weight but fats. i look like a fat shit and people are teasing me. it is really getting on my nerves. but also i really want to make sure that i am healthy. cause my parents are also looking down on me. cause my brother is like this sports superstar and here i am a fat shit. so please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Im 5'3 and 200 pounds.

      Now lets see, who heres the fat **** ?

      And what sorta person would tease you, FAMILY ??
      Your normal FFS, and you dont have to measure upto your brother :@

      Your under 10 stones, maybe lose 1.5 stones if you want to be a skinny b|tch but your fine !

      You can lose 1.5 stones in about 1 or 2 months, by excersisng more, maybe with your brother ?
      Also, cut out carbs, eat healthier, and have 1200 / 1500 kcls a day :)

      Good luck xx

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to lose weight in a week? Can I opt for exercise to lose weight in a week?

    • ANSWER:
      How about trying the lil jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris

  13. QUESTION:
    If I eat normally, how many calories should i burn per week to lose weight?
    Preferably like.. 3-5 pounds in one month? Also, i eat very irregularly, sometimes I don't have that much to eat all day and sometimes I have a lot. So, basically, if i didn't eat completely healthily and didn't lower the amount i eat, how many calories per week should i burn through exercise to lose 3-5 pounds in one month?

    • ANSWER:
      3500 calories = 1 pound

  14. QUESTION:
    3 Hours a week exercise, will i lose weight?
    I used to train really hard doing 3 days a week 2hours a time kick boxing and i was super fit and super toned however this was about 5 years ago now and due to working lots i've not been doing any exercise. Last year i got down to 8stone 7 for my wedding in Jan this year but since then i have given up smoking and i have gained 1 and 1/2 stones, i am now 10st and 5ft 3. I started the gym last week and am doing classes like body combat and circuit training for a min of 3 hours a week, will this make me lose the weight i've put on or do i need to do more? when i lost it last year it was with no exercise just weight watchers but i now want to get fit and do it properly.. If 3 hours a week is enough how long untill i start seeing any results?? losing weight ect?? thanks
    I am eating a more balanced diet, im doing weight watchers again but I am also going to the gym, I don't necessarily want to lose the weight fast I'd just like to know how long it will take to start seeing any results..I would of thought 3 hours a week after doing almost nothing for about 5 years would be enough to start with as well as the diet...

    • ANSWER:
      Your regime should help you to lose weight, but I think the main criteria is to try to exercise every day. Fitness experts recommend at least half an hour of brisk walking every day.

  15. QUESTION:
    Should I not eat for one week to lose weight?
    I am 15 year old male and about 5'8"-5'9". I weigh about 187-190 pounds. I am overweight but not obese. My BMI is about 28. Is it alright if I don't eat for a week to lose weight? I have tried exercising by running on the treadmill everyday for twenty minutes to half an hour at steep incline but notice no change in my weight. So should I fast for a week to lose some weight?

    • ANSWER:
      No, don't do that. Do eat, but eat the healthy way. Eat mostly fruits and vegetables, nuts, fish, chicken. Cut out soda and high sugary drinks and stick to mostly water.

      Vary your workout routine. Personally, I like exercising outdoors. Maybe you could try running outdoors and mixing it up with walking. If you own a bicycle, get that out and bike away. (I once lost over 20 pounds by biking everyday). Lift some free weights, as this will increase your metabolism. If you don't own any weights, at least do pushups.

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I lose a bunch of weight in one week?
    There's only one week until school starts and I really wanted to be at my goal weight by then, but I know I can't lose 20 pounds in that amount of time. I was wondering what exercises are the best to lose weight and jiggle from my thighs, my stomach, and my arms. I do have access to some weight lifting equipment but I prefer things I can do at home. Also, what type of foods should I be eating to try and lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      that's easy!!!! eat less, move more.
      Be sensible about what you eat and avoid carbs in the evening, don't eat 2 hours before bed and drink plenty of water.
      The weight will fall off!

  17. QUESTION:
    when you diet and exercise heavily for say a week, do you lose the weight and see the difference immediately?
    i mean, when you diet and exercise to lose weight and to slim down and tone, will you see the difference immediately or only in a few days time or a weeks' time or what??

    • ANSWER:
      You will see results within a couple of days if you are dieting hard enough. Results are instant, but not to the extend where you'll see the difference the moment you finish a workout.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the best exercises to lose weight in my tummy area?
    Well I have like a week to try nd lose just a lil belly fat I'm 5'8 176/8 lbs. Nd 16 yrs old...I've cut out beef and pork out of my diet for the rest of the summer nd try to resist sweets...also what foods should I eat nd stay away from?

    • ANSWER:
      Crunches would be best.

      However, your genes have more of an impact on where your fat is distributed than what areas you exercise. If you work out, burn fat, build muscle, you will see results in all areas where fat is stored (tummy, hips, neck, chest).

      As far as diet, simply burning more calories than you take in will cause weight loss. Stick to healthy foods, fruits, vegetables, etc. Try to stay away from pasta, fatty meats. Eat nuts for protein instead of meat. Make sure you are getting the required nutrients you need.

      With regards to the protein comment, your body needs several types of amino acids to form proteins, and not all of them can be synthesized within your body. The ones you can't make on your own have to come from external sources (meat, nuts, certain plants, etc) just make sure you keep getting the nutrients you need without all the extra calories.

      Carbohydrates pack a lot of calories and if you don't burn them, your body converts them to fat molecules and stores them as fat deposits.

      Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    How much weight will i lose a week if i eat 900-1000 calories?
    I weigh 135 and im 16 5'4" and i exercise 2 hours( ballet) 5 times a weeks. How much weight will i lose in a week? Please don't tell me that im not fat, i feel like i need to lose weight, and es i have posted this question numerous time, i would like a lot of different opinions. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Like what the others have already said 900-1000 calories is VERY low. Also 1 week is not a lot of time and much of what you lose will be water weight.

      But if you really need to know, according to the calculator below you will lose around 3 pounds

  20. QUESTION:
    I have lost a lot of weight in 2 wks w/out exercise & my roommate is fat! What do I do?
    The problem is my roommate is very fat and now is angry at me? WTF? I have been taking 3 weight loss supplements (no drugs, natural stuff) and I tried to tell her about it, but she wasn't interested.

    Do you think she's jealous coz I eat a lot and every day I wake up thinner? Or do you think she wants me to tell her what I use but she doesn't want to ask? She is rude and so why should I help her now? She didn't want to hear it when I was telling her about it, the first week I lost the most weight and I continue to lose. IDK what to do?? I'm thinking about moving out. Please help??

    I have lost a lot of weight in 2 wks without exercise and I eat a lot! Every day I have 3 sausages for breakfast, 1 egg, then later I'll have 1 salad, lasagna or macaroni and cheese or pizza and meat (beef, chicken, fish or pork etc) and I eat ice cream and chocolate every day. I don't exercise but I walk to the stores. I lost 2 sizes already and I can't keep my pants up so I am going shopping! Yay!

    And I don't see why I should suppress my happinness so please don't tell me that! 3 years ago I was given medication that made me fat and all the stuff I tried (the weight loss supplements that worked before steroids, they stopped working! nothing would let me lose) and now I find stuff that is making me skinny just as rapidly as I put the weight on (I was huge in 4 wks of steroid medication) So yes I am happy and celebrating. I just don't want to live a living hell because of her. She is now very mean to me.
    @Helene: there's a difference being full of myself and deliriously happy! I was thin my whole life. I have a life-threatening illness and tehy put me on steroids: it nearly killed me and made me obese! so you better believe I AM DELIRIOUSLY HAPPY!!!! It's been almost 4 years!! I only lost half when I stopped the steroids but had all this fat! And now I am waking up slimmer each day and packing on muscle! I wanted to help her but she's rude & mean. Why should I?
    @ =) Thanks so much!! That's why I'm thinking about moving: I don't want her to bring me down!!! And I should not fear where I live. I have always been nice to her. She likes to complain and not do much. I guess she liked me when I was down (I moved after the meds made ME fat). Idk what her problem is? Maybe she wants to stay fat to complain? I am just happy all the time now but not telling her what to do, and not briging her down! I would never be mean, even when I was thin my whole life i never judge fat ppl! Some of my good friends when I grew up were fat and I ate lots more than them! It's either our hormones make us build muscle or they make us make fat! Thanks so much! xoxo

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, I'm sorry, but the second I glimpsed this question I bursted out laughing. If you think about it, it's actually a pretty amusing dilemna...You weigh a lot, and you're not happy with the way you look. You lose weight, and the person who you have to live with all the time isn't happy with the way you look and starts treating you meanly. That really sucks!

      You should be nice to her, but don't let her trample all over you if she's being really mean. It's obvious that she has some major self esteem issues, but that's no reason to treat other people horribly like she is. Maybe try to talk to her about it...Or request a new roomate if it gets really bad.

      Oh yeah, and don't put the weight back on just so she'll start being nice again xD

  21. QUESTION:
    need a week routine to lose weight (what to eat. exercises.)?
    HI.
    so I wanna lose 5-10 lbs...actually preferbly a inch or 2 around my waist & hip
    and i wanna lose some fat in my THIGHS...*my pants seem to be really tight there and i have to go up 2sizes just for my thighs.

    i need a week routine for:
    what to eat & when and how much...
    when to exercise...what exercises...and how long.

    any tips on how to lose a few lbs and keep them off....and **LOSE THE FAT in my THIGHS**
    i like my thighs but would prefer to slim them down a bit :)

    *and any tips to help boobs grow?? ehh lol

    thanks :D any suggestions will be great!!!
    im 5'1
    115ish lbs
    19yrs old.

    *yes i realize i probably dont need to lose weight...but id like to so plz no harsh comments :)
    thanks
    or if you have any websites or youtube videos
    plz leave the link :D

    • ANSWER:
      Since you are quite thin to begin with, an hour of cardio 5-7 days a week should help slim down your thighs and other parts of your body. It is hard to target weight loss but running is one of the best things you can do. Swimming is another great option. Lunges is a great way to target those thighs (http://www.how-to-lose-fat-fast.com/how-to-lose-thigh-fat-fast.html). That website has a description of different exercises to use for thighs.

      Drink 8 glasses of water daily. Green tea is good for your metabolism too!
      You seem to be in good shape to begin with so you might not need to diet. I like to watch my carb and sugar intake though. Just make healthy choices!

      Type in "8 minute" and you can choose an ab, buns, legs, etc. on YouTube for some workout videos at home. Pilates and Yoga classes are a fun way to get into shape too if you are a gym member.

  22. QUESTION:
    How much weight will I lose in 1 week on a NO CARB diet?
    I need to lose weight ASAP. Dont tell me it's unhealthy, I know that i'll put it right back. If I go on a completely no carb diet in week and exercise, running 2 miles a day, sit ups and push ups. How much weight will I lose in a week?

    • ANSWER:
      you will loose weight. but it wont be actual weight. it could be water weight/fluctuation. you need to reduce your calorie intake by 200-500. and exercise. I would not suggest no carbs though, your body needs them to provide energy...

  23. QUESTION:
    If I only drank water & did plenty of cardio exercises everyday for a week how much weight would I lose?
    I'm a little self conscious about my belly fat, it's not that much, but it's enough to where i wear a jacket everywhere I go.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that other people will have unpleasant comments to this answer, but if you watch some thinspiration videos then I'm sure it will empower you into losing weight....Ummm, you can lose up to 2- 4 pounds a day, but when ever you eat again your body will store the fat, and you will gain it all back.

      Again, just watch thinspiration videos, you will understand when you see them.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight in a week without exercising?

    • ANSWER:
      Some food burns fat i think so try those

  25. QUESTION:
    How can i lose weight in a week?
    Don't say it's not possible, because i don't have that much to lose. I can normally lose the amount I want to in three weeks, by eating barely anything. I don't have to exercise though, so as I need to lose it in a week this time, exercising might work. I don't want to lose weight anywhere but my stomach, what are exercises which will help with my stomache specificly? thanks x

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Will i lose more weight my first week of exercise from starting again?
    3 years ago when i lost 50 lbs i lost 11 the first week cuz i hadnt exercised in a long time and did alot of it, then 3-4 pounds a week after that.

    i dont exercise like i used to and i put on pounds. If i started exercising like i used to would that jolt my obdy into losing 11 pounds or so the first week again?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't know. Try it and see.

  27. QUESTION:
    what exercises do I have to do to lose weight in a very short time?
    I understand that you can't lose weight in like 1 week,( but if you can by exercising please say :) but in at least 3 weeks? I have an orbitrek (running machine) and I do squats lunges etc. if you have any really fast exercises I can do mainly for the legs I would appreciate it so so much!! thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      The top leg exercises for legs are:
      A) Walking lunges holding weights(even 5lb's in each hand will do. Believe me you will feel it!
      B) Jumping rope, however you need a lot of stamina for this one. just slowly do longer intervals every day.
      C) Stair climbing(running)
      D) "THE BEAST". Well, that's what I call it,lol. It's the stair climber. Again, you will have to most likely start with 15 minutes on level 6, and every other day increase by 5 minutes and levels. This thing is the most hated(and loved, by us fitness competitors, due to the quick results.)
      *i also clean my house wearing 10lb ankle weights for my calves,glutes, & pretty much every part of your legs. If you get too sore, TAKE A DAY OFF TO REPAIR THAT MUSCLE TISSUE. And Do NOT forget DIET!!! Drop carbs after 5pm, & stay with foods like olive oil,nuts,oatmeal,brown rice,and all green veggies. To keep your metabolism going, try to eat 4-6 small mini meals a day & pick ONE day to have a cheat meal--whatever you've been craving all week. boosts yourour psyche and loses the cravings for crap foods.The fat will melt off! Good Luck

  28. QUESTION:
    how can i lose weight in a week before school starts?
    so school starts in a week and i want to lose weight so what exercises can i do and what food can i eat to help me lose weight with out my parents finding out because they would be mad so help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      it's not good to lose weight quickly/ within a short space of time because you'lle put it back on quickly

      You should lose weight gradually by implementing healthy foods in your diet and exercising regularly
      ~ This will help you stay slim

  29. QUESTION:
    How Much Weight Can I Lose In A Week if i am 14 years old?
    i am very overweight and i am 5"6 and i am 14 years old. i will be goin back to skool in 10 weeks and i need to lose weight fast every time i exercise i lose like 4 pounds a day i think ? i am goin into high school. someone please help me

    • ANSWER:
      NO 1: be sensible..... follow these rules:
      1. eat more early in day and less later in day (try to stop eating after 5 or 6 p.m.
      2. eat a lot of whole fruits and vegetables
      3. walk and then jog ....very important to build up...progress a little harder each day
      4. don't starve!!!! ever. that's making your body become better at storing fat. you want it to release fat.
      5. try eggs for breakfast; try to avoid bread but enjoy lettuce/turkey wraps etc.
      you can learn more about healthy eating by visiting diet blogs etc. so you can get good ideas from other dieters.
      you can do it if you are patient.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are good exercises to lose weight on my arms, thighs and possibly stomach?
    Preferably some easy ones
    How much should i do in a week?
    Do i need to diet or can i just cut out junk food?
    I wan't to lose around a stone all together.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't spot reduce. That is, the exercises do not affect where you lose weight. You lose weight by burning more calories than you consume. The best way to do that is to eat less. You should also exercise, but it doesn't really matter which exercise you do. Walking, running, biking, hiking, calisthenics are all good. But the best exercise is the one YOU enjoy and do frequently. When you lose fat, your body decides where it comes from.

  31. QUESTION:
    How much exercise is enough to lose weight?
    I have started swimming twice a week, hope to do so three times a week and also play badminton once a week too. Is this enough exercise in a week to lose weight safely? Bearing in mind I am eating a balanced diet. Just want to do things properly!

    • ANSWER:
      Every exercise is useful and will help to burn off calories, keep it up, watch your diet and hopefully you will succeed. It is a slow process so don't get disheartened.

  32. QUESTION:
    How many days should I work out a week and what is the best exercise to do to lose weight and get in shape?
    How many days out of the week should I exercise and what would you recommend? I plan on jogging at least an hour a day followed by lifting weights at college. If I continue this for the next 30 days will this help me get abs? Also, since I'm in college and people tend to gain weight, how can I watch my diet if I'm not calorie aware of what I eat?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have a decent exercise routine, but the real catch is to stick to it. AGAIN, STICK TO IT! Also, drink a lot of water, more than you usually do, and as far as the calorie intake, try the diet solution. I am doing it and lost 22 lbs already, still have more to go. I drink a ton of water and run almost every day. You just have to stick to it.

      http://www.squidoo.com/the-diet-solution

      Good luck, hope that helps.

  33. QUESTION:
    How much weight could I lose in 1 week?
    Hi guys.

    I know this question is really rather vague but, how much weight could I lose in a week if I was exercising regularly and eating healthy?

    I am hoping to lose weight and I know to lose a nice sum of weight is going to take me a lot longer than a week, but I just wanted to know how much I could lose. Could I lose much more than 2 pounds in a week?

    Thanks for the answers in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      I think it also depends on your metabolism because I drink LOTS of water each day and exercise regularly (dancing) and dont really each much and I lost a stone in one month so to get a higher metabolism.....1. Build more muscle mass.....2. Sleep enough hours......3. Eat small and often.....4. Eat foods that increase metabolism and exercise regularly (which you do) :) that wasnt much of a help but Good Luck.x

  34. QUESTION:
    what exercises should someone do to lose weight?
    i really want to lose about 20 lbs for a friends party that coming up and was wondering how to lose that weight.
    i don't want to lose it fast, i want to lose it healthily. about 2/3 lbs each week.

    what exercises are good to lose weight?
    how long to do exercises for each day?
    how to stay motivated?

    thnx in advance
    (__/)
    (+'.'+)
    (")_(")

    • ANSWER:
      Do cardio for at least 30 minutes, 5-6 days a week. Try to pick a workout that's fun to you - swimming, running, a sport you like, even powerwalking. Work out with a friend so you motivate each other. And remember to eat healthfully too! Eating a lot of sugar adds fat quickly. Balance out carbs with protein at every meal to lose weight.

  35. QUESTION:
    What exercises can I do to lose weight fast?
    I'm around 195 and want to get down to 130-140 [or a size 10] atleast. That's my goal for summer.

    Boyfriend and I plan on walking 2 miles a day 5-7 times a week. What are the best exercises I can do to help me lose weight fast?

    Of course I'll be eating healthy and such. :) Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Heavy cardio. Running or any really high intensity/high movement sport is the best, but biking, swimming, and even power walking will do it. Do it for at least 30 minutes at a stretch, and try to do it every day. Jumping jax will even help!

      Hope I Helped,
      :-)

  36. QUESTION:
    Am I able to lose weight in a week?
    I only wanna lose 2 pounds, hopefully on my stomach, could I just have a diet for a week and eat less, healthier, exercise and lose 2 lbs?

    • ANSWER:
      2 lbs on ur stomach? Easy, Drink 4-8 cups of green tea daily. Add one teaspoon of ginger (powder) to 3 of those cups of tea. Both green tea and ginger burn off fat, and you first notice losing weight in the tummy cuz it gets slim (that's what I noticed first). This is actually from something I have tried and worked very well. If you keep doing it, you'll lose more than the 2 lbs.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is exercising 3 times a week okay to lose weight?
    As in cardio and 3 times a week meaning Monday, Wednesday and Friday? Is it too little though or it's just right?

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise doesn't have as much effect on weight loss as people think. It's good to do exercise, and it does help some....but you need to make sure your diet is squared away.

      Look at it this way, if you do 1/2 hour of cardio, you burn around 300 calories. Doing that 3 days a week will burn 900 calories a week. Since it takes 3500 calories to burn off a pound, your 3 days of cardio will burn off about 1/4 of a pound.....assuming you don't eat any more.

      Now, exercise does tend to increase your appetite, so you'll need to watch that closely.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight in a week.?
    So, in a week I'm traveling to Oregon to visit my sister whom I haven't seen in almost 3 years, and I just want to know a simple method on losing weight in a weeks time... That includes what exercises I should do, and what meals that I should eat... I really need help!

    • ANSWER:
      When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
      If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
      will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
      underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
      exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
      diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
      after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
      your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
      you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
      cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
      diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
      calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
      start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
      most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
      lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
      disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
      your problem areas for men and women. It's not necessarily to become a
      bodybuilder or even join a gym - a couple of dumbbells will help you
      to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).

  39. QUESTION:
    how many calories should i burn during a cardio workout to lose weight? go to gym 3-4 times a week?
    Just wondering how many calories i should be aiming to burn in the cardio component? I'm trying to drop about 10kg, hopefully at around one kilo per week. I do about 5 different weight exercises too, and get to the gym three times a week, sometimes four.
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      depends what you eat

  40. QUESTION:
    I need exercises to lose weight from home?
    I have gained like 10 pounds and I want to lose them. I can't go to the gym because I got a lot of homework. what kind of exercises do you recommend I do? I don't have any machinery but in about a week ill get some dumbells

    • ANSWER:
      I lost a lot of weight a few years back with Denise Austin's " 30 Minute Fat Burning Workout".
      I looked "great" when I went on my trip to NY to visit future (now in-laws)
      Good luck.

  41. QUESTION:
    How can i lose weight really fast?
    I want to lose weight fast. How much weight do you think I can lose in 3 months? How many pounds can i lose a week? What should i do to lose weight? I can't go to the gym or buy any products to help me lose weight. What exercises should i do, and what foods should i eat?
    Lol, okay i don't necessarily need to lose weight really fast, but the question wasn't long enough so i just added that.

    • ANSWER:
      By FASTING

  42. QUESTION:
    What's the maximum amount of weight you can lose in a week with diet and exercise?
    I'm planning on losing some weight this summer. And i'm going on a low carb diet, and planning on running at least half a mile a day. How much weight can i expect to lose in a week ?

    • ANSWER:
      It's impossible to say without knowing how many calories you'll be consuming. If you changed nothing and only ran your half mile a day, you could probably expect to lose about 1/7th of a pound from the running.

  43. QUESTION:
    what are the best exercises for weight loss and to gain muscle?
    i wanna lose weight i exercised for a week and i saw no change
    i always get beat up in school because of how fat i am and how weak i am
    i weigh 120 pounds and im eleven years old
    so can someone please give me the best exercises for weight loss and muscle gain
    and that means no bike riding sports or any of that stuff i just want exercises

    • ANSWER:
      Eat healthy: eat 3 whole meals a day. For your meals, you want something healthy and that fills you up so that you don't get hungry again for a long time. You need to also make healthy choices like eating whole wheat bread or whole grain bread instead of white bread and brown rice instead of white rice. Cut all junk food. They are bad for you and cause weight gain fast. Cut fast food as well! If you get hungry in between your 3 meals, eat a piece of fruit/vegetable, low-fat yogurt, skim milk, or fruit juice. THey are all good and healthy and will burn fat. As well as eating healthy, combine with exercise and you will lose the weight healthfully and easily. Diets don't work in the long run. When you consume too little, or deprive yourself of certain foods, you are also not getting the essential nutrients. That's why everyone gain the weight back and more in diets. Diet's are a plan for fail. INstead, just focus on eating healthy. You will feel better, look better, and perform better. Opt for a healthy lifestyle, not a fad diet. that's how you lose weight and keep it off for good.
      For the exercise, don't overdo yourself. Just walking, jogging for 1 hour each day will be more than enough. Rememeber to rest for 1 day of the week. Also, if 1 hour is too long for you, you can BREAK IT DOWN thorughout the day. Nobody said you have to get it all done in one shot, just do some after you wake up, some in the afternoon myabe, and sometime before or after dinner. It's more managaeable that way. Walking, jogging, running or swimming are aerobic/cardio exercises and they burn the most calories and fat. They will make you strengthen or build your muscle and keep you burning more calories and fat.
      eat healthy and exercise is the golden rule of losing weight. Good luck hun :)

  44. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to lose weight in one week? I have a cocktail party - and a very tight dress!?
    I keep fairly thin and healthy through diet and exercise. But I have a party in one week, and want to look extra good in my dress! Whats the best way to lose weight in one week? Even if it is only a temperary solution!

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to lost weight in a long week is actually a form of reverse psychology. It involves making sure EVERYONE at the cocktail party is completely wasted before you arrive (including your date) so that when you walk in you appear to be a total MEGA-babe - regardless of the fact that, since you knew that beer-goggles would render you a size 6, you have actually gained three kilos during the week due to eating too many fried dim-sims and chocolate bars.

  45. QUESTION:
    What exercises are best to lose weight on the legs?
    I’m dieting and exercising right – so far I’ve lost 5kgs in a week and half, but what are better exercises to get sexy legs

    • ANSWER:
      Do strength and cardiovascular exercises.

      For strength you generally want to do squats, deadlifts, lunges, calf exercises. What this will do is build the muscle and shape your legs.

      To know more just visit youtube and type in any of those exercises. You can also find in depth leg workouts.

      The cardio will help melt fat all around your body. You can't really aim at one area but you generally build the muscle and lose the fat to bring out the toned shapes.

      For cardio you could do many things that will help build those muscles such as skipping rope, swimming, stairs, running, sprinting, bicycles, elliptical, and etc. You should always switch up the routine so your body is getting worked from all angles.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the most weight you can lose in a week?
    If one were to not eat and exercise for one week, how much weight do you think can be lost?

    • ANSWER:
      Not very much. Maybe 2 pounds max. If you haven't fasted before you'd collapse and be taken to the hospital by day 2. People would think you have anorexia and you would be given IV nutrients against your will.

      The recommended healthy way to lose weight is at a rate of 1 pound per week. More than that will lower your metabolism and you will rebound, gaining more weight than you lost.

  47. QUESTION:
    If i eat 283 calories and exercise every day how much weight will i lose in a week?
    I'm leaving for a camping trip and i thought this would be the perfect time to start a diet since i barely eat at all while camping. i really wanna lose weight before september. no bad comments please. i don't wanna hear how bad this is for me and and how stupid i am that's not why i posted this question.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I did something a little like this earlier this summer! I lost like 2 pounds in the first few days (stopped counting after that), so maybe 5-7 pounds in a week? some of it will likely be water/waste/useless whatever in your first week

      Also, if you've never done this before, DO NOT spread your calories out over a bunch of little bitty 60 cal meals through out the day if you're exercising. Have like a 150-200 calorie breakfast and exercise like an hour-ish after that (whenever you feel like you can exercise w/o puking, haha) and then eat a small lunch and dinner. If you try to exercise in the afternoon when you've only had like 150 calories in the day, you will NOT be able to without feeling like shit and/or passing out.

  48. QUESTION:
    How much weight could I lose a week by eating salad and exercising 2 1/2 to 3 hrs a day?
    My plan is to eat salad only with lots of veggies and occaisionally some boneless skinless chicken for protein. I will also be going to the gym after work for about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs and working primarily on eliptical trainers, treadmill, exercise bikes, and the occaisional strength building exercises for my mid-section. Does anyone know an estimation of how the weight will begin to come off. Currently I'm a 22 yr old female and weigh apprx. 185 lbs. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Damn! lol I’m bout to do that same diet, I wish you the best of luck.. I did that diet routine about a year 6 months ago, and I lost a good 25lbs in a month.. but remember your body burns 12 Calories a pound, and it takes 3,500 calories to burn one pound of fat. I would say at the gym burn at least 750 a day!

  49. QUESTION:
    How can i lose body weight within 1 week what do i do?
    how can i lose body weight within 1 week, i want to tone my legs, arms stomach and face all within a week, I live in a mobile home in which my mobile home doesnt have stairs that i can run up and down, whenever i exercise i give up easily, i want to lose weight i KNOW i am overweight, how can i lose weight, to add to all of this I drink water everyday and lay off the junk food its not working what can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      You need fiber
      drink green tea it gets your metabolism going and active
      and try to snack on healthy foods that are rich in fiber, apples are a good source. By eating frequently (NOT TOO MUCH) and eating healthy gets your metabolism going causing you to digest faster. Eat smaller portion HEALTHY meals around 5-6 times a day. Drink LOTS of water at least 8-13 cups. Also jogging is a very effective way to tone legs. Also take time eating, smaller bits of food gets digested a lot better and decrease the amount of sugar intake. BUT doing this in one week... I would have to say thats damn impossible unless you starve yourself... WHICH CAN CAUSE SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS!

  50. QUESTION:
    what is a safe amount of weight to lose each week while breastfeeding?
    ive been breastfeeding for six months and the weight doesnt seem to be coming off but i have such an appetite ive been eating like crazy! I eat lots of healthy foods (lots of veggies,fruits, whole grains) while eating some of my unhealthy cravings too once in a while. I wanna cut back a little and exercise a little more-right now im only exercising like 2-3 times a week. Would it be safe to lose about 2-5 pounds a week?

    • ANSWER:
      Something most women do not realize is that a lactating moms body instinctively carries an extra 5-10 pounds of extra fat as a defense mechanism to help you make great milk.
      Then when you wean, that weight melts off with absolutely no effort.
      Losing too much weight can make you ill. And go light on the workouts, if you get super sore from a big workout, it can cause lactic acid to make you milk taste nasty.
      All in all, I never suggest anything more than 2-3 times a week of LIGHT workouts for my new moms. You have the rest of your life to lose the weight, enjoy the baby for now.


Exercises To Lose Weight For Women

Written By: admin - Apr• 01•12

Do you hate it when every time you fit a stunning sleeveless dress, all you will see are those ugly arm fat of yours, bulging for everyone to see? That's definitely not a good way to live. So here are the arm exercises that can tone your flabby arms and effectively lose arm fat in only a short period of time.

Bicep Curls

Bicep curls are considered to be the most comfortable and safe way of removing all those fats off on your arm area. To do this, grab a pair of dumbbells, or a gallon of water bottle and hold each bottle with each hands. Keep your elbows to stay in contact with both sides of your lower torso and pick-up one bottle or dumbbells at a time, while inhaling and exhaling on the process.

Note: working out your arm is great, but you will want to see how to have a well toned body in get beach body.

Standing Barbell Curls

You can also do bicep curls or barbell curls in a standing position, but make sure that your feet are shoulder width apart from each other. Also, always make sure to keep your elbows close to your torso, and with the help of your forearms, slowly pull the barbell or water bottle closer to your chest. Using the strength of your bicep, stay on this position for a second in order to maximize the resistance of your biceps.
Chair Push-ups

Make use of any chair to do this exercise, but look for something that is sturdy enough to hold your body. Rest your palms on the edges of your chair and lean forward while resting your legs on the incline that's behind you. Now begin your push-ups, making sure that your chest will not touch the chair, and try to keep your chin up while doing the exercise and your back straight.

Elevated Push Ups

When doing this exercise, always wear a pair of rubber shoes. Just make use of a normal bench and try to hook your feet on both sides of the bench, while facing downwards on the floor. Push yourself up with the use of your arms, until you are stretched-out in parallel with the floor. More efficient workouts that can be done at home in home exercises to lose weight.

Wrist Curls with Dumbbells

The best form of arm exercises that helps to lose arm fat is wrist curls with dumbbells. This is done by relaxing your elbows on the bench while holding a dumbbell with your palm, and facing the upward direction. With the use of your wrist strength, carefully lift the dumbbell up and down to a stretch that you can handle.

Remember that getting rid of those fats in your arm is just so easy, especially if you are familiar with these exercises to lose arm fat. Remember to perform these exercises regularly and make sure to watch your diet as well. It is very important that you control your calorie intake as well, because this is the number one reason why a person could gain lots of fats, including those fats all over your arms.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What's the best exercise for women trying to lose weight?
    I am trying to lose weight and tone up, I do fine in the beginning when I first start working out, but I get bored and end up slacking off. I am in a wedding in August and need to get serious about it. Any suggestions for staying motivated and successfully losing the weight?

    • ANSWER:
      I would guess that the best thing to do is the following:

      MOST important is to take up a plan of exercise that you enjoy and make it a habit. And make it something you are going to do for the long haul - not just until August. This means something that makes you sweat but doesn't feel like you're killing yourself. You should come away from working out feeling good not overworked. This way, you'll do it forever and once it becomes a habit, it will be hard NOT to go and work out.

      1. Aerobic exercises of some type - I'd say around 30 minutes to the point where you're working and sweating but not killing yourself. I'd start out with a few times a week - maybe twice. Then try to work up to 3 times then maybe 4. If you really enjoy it than you might try 5 days a week but I personally wouldn't do more than that. Everybody's different. I like to exersise no more than 3 times a week.

      2. Lift weights. Just for toning. Don't kill yourself lifting high amounts of weight. Just do it for toning. If you tone up, you'll burn more calories during your everyday activities including sleeping. I have found that I've gotten way more muscle tone in far less time by using FREE weights vs. machine type weights.

      3. Don't try to lose weight for an event. Try to attain and maintain a realistic body look and feel for the rest of your life. And take it slowly. Don't rush it.

      4. Don't deprive yourself of ANY food. Slowly train yourself to eat what you want in moderation. This too can become a habit and a way of life that will be as much a part of you as is brushing your teeth. If you go to a birthday party, HAVE a small peice of cake. This alone won't ruin your plans to lose pounds. It's what you eat in an overall day which adds up to weeks and months that makes a person lose or gain pounds.

      Good luck. Try to focus on the fun of the exercise and not dropping the pounds.

  2. QUESTION:
    Best exercises for women to tone and lose weight and inches in your thighs?
    Ok All, I have a dilemma. I am losing weight right now but I've always had a smaller waist but huge thighs! I played a lot of sports when I was younger and got the "soccer thighs." Its also in my genes. So as I'm losing weight and trying to find pants to fit into nothing fits me correct. Pants always end up being tight on my thighs and lose in my butt and waist. So I end up buying pants that are too large for me because they have to fit over my thighs. So I'm looking for some exercises specifically that you can tell me from experience to help tone up my thighs and lose inches. I already do cardio all the time - any weight training exercises that won't bulk me up? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure your thighs aren't as bad as you think, so don't be so negative about your body.

      You do realize you don't have to wear trousers, skirts fit us pear-shaped gals so much easier., Try wearing an a-line cut skirt, which sits on the hip, and skims over the thighs. And if you do want to wear pants, hipster's with a bootleg cut might fit your curves better.

      Strength training?
      Woman, unless they lift heavy weights, generally do not bulk up, but instead become firmer. Opt for reps of lunges, squats and step-ups/stair climbing.
      And continue with cardio, not only does it keep your heart healthy, but endurance sports (like long-distance cycling) are also good ways to keep your muscles firm.

      As I said before, don't be so negative about your body shape. You are most likely naturally curvy, just like many other woman. It's nothing to be ashamed off (and actually some guys find it very attractive!).

      Be good to your body & look after you feminine curves - exercise often & eat healthy.
      And wearing flattering outfits will make those curves look their best.

  3. QUESTION:
    Why do so many women adopt the 'lazy' approach to weight loss?
    Allot of women i know who are trying to lose weight very rarely exercise and tend to try out slimming tablets and diets. Why do more men exercise to lose weight than women? Are women just lazy? I am a woman and i exercise and just adopt a healthy eating plan for life, rather than for a month so i can get into a new swimsuit? I find these womens' approaches to weight loss and health disgusting.

    • ANSWER:
      i dont im like you i changed my eating habits i exercise hard regulary but i do it because i enjoy it aswell plenty of times people say to me why are you doing it still they dont understand because i enjoy it makes me feel 'the buzz' afterwards

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a weight loss pill that is known for helping women lose weight?
    I know the best way to lose weight is water intake, exercise and eating healthy. I'm not concerned with that. I want to know diet pills that are known to work.

    • ANSWER:
      Phentermine is a prescription weight loss pill that works. You can get a prescription from a local doctor (cheap) or go on line (3x as expensive).
      Side effects: addictive, insomnia, thirst, dry eyes, hot flashes, dizziness.

  5. QUESTION:
    How did you lose weight? WOMEN ONLY?
    I'm 5'0", 180 lbs and ready to start losing weight. I want to hear from WOMEN who were around my size. How did you lose weight? What kind and how much exercise did you do? What did you eat and how often? How long did it take you to lose weight? What was your starting weight/how much did you lose?

    I'm not in any rush, I'm not interested in starvation. I want to do this in a "lifestyle change" way, not just try to drop 20 lbs in a month. I'm willing to make changes like severely cutting down on fast food and snacking on junk food. I'm a single mom, so the exercise I'm capable of doing regularly is the treadmill, or the stairs (things I can do without leaving the house).

    Thanks for the advice!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat less and exercise more. I really don't like to exercise but it really accelerates the weight loss - it is as simple as calories in and calories out. I journaled how much I ate and then how many calories I burned due to exercise and activities. I lost 20 lbs. in three months but I didn't starve myself and did enjoy my wine, beer and occasional dinners out. Here is a site on how many calories are in foods that you eat and how many calories that you burn based on activities http://www.caloriecontrol.org/index.html. Breakfast is really important - I ate cereal and fruit. Also I ate 5 small meals a day and never ate after 7:00 PM. I have a few friends that did weight watches with great results, I am just no into the group thing.
      Good Luck and I am sure you can do it!!!

  6. QUESTION:
    My Dr told me that Women dont lose weight by Exercising...?
    i went to see my Gynocologist (he is around 70) this morning for my Annual Pap and he told me that my Weight was the same as last year... BUT since im 50 now i should watch My Calories AND i should know that Women dont lose weight by Exercising... IM CONFUSED... he said Men DO, but Women DONT - has anyone ever heard this before???

    • ANSWER:
      Technically, he isn't wrong. Ultimately exercise is recommended for weight maintenance. The only way to lose weight is by burning more calories than you consume, and your metabolism will determine the rate at which you burn calories. Men and women do typically have different metabolic rates (because muscle helps you burn calories faster and men have more muscle mass than women), but your doctor shouldn't generalize these facts without explaining them.

      So yes, I have heard this before and it does make sense if you understand that women can lose weight if exercising helps them burn more calories than they are consuming.

      Good luck, I hope this helps :)

      (BTW -I have struggled with diet and exercise my whole life.)

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight?* Women answers only*?
    I am 5' 4 and I weight 150lbs; I am out of shape and I want to get down to maybe 135lbs by mid April. Do you have any workout /healthy eating plans that worked for? Maybe some exercise DVDs or something you got from a wbsite or magazine? Sports I could do? Anything would help.
    *please not mean, rude or nonhelpful answers*

    • ANSWER:
      I know you said women only but as a trainer I couldn't pass this question up.
      Do Pilates it's the perfect amount of cardio and will teach you great stretches and form.

      Eating-- increase your water intake and decrease sodas, energy drinks all that high fructose and sugars.
      Eat egg whites and wheat toast for protein in the morning (or drink a whey protein shake)

      Grilled chicken and fish for lunch and dinner with brown rice, vegetables something low carb. Switch it up and add a salad with dinner and some fruit for dessert if you must.

      remember not eating makes you store fat so keep your metabolism up by eating every 3-4 hours.

      If you go to your local health and nutrition shop you can ask them for a eating plan and it will give you a list of foods that will be best for you.

      You're not going to get 20lbs off by April but you will see a significant change in your body as you develop these habits in about 2-3 months.

  8. QUESTION:
    can u suggest any exercises for losing weight for a couple of women in work without goin to the gym?

    • ANSWER:
      Stomach crunches and pelvic floor..

  9. QUESTION:
    Why is it harder for women to lose weight than it is for men?
    Like that commercial, with the cartooned woman and the stick for a husband. How can we, women, eat the same as men, drink the same, exercise the same, yet lose NOTHING? And it seems to fall off of men? Can someone explain so I can get my fat butt back to the gym?

    • ANSWER:
      i think it's because it's easier for men to build muscles with all their testosterone, which means they burn more calories on a daily basis than women, which means they get to eat more and still lose/maintain weight.

      Plus I think it's natural for women to be fatter because of our hormones...and something about preparing us for having a baby.

  10. QUESTION:
    Has the Wii Fit actually helped you to lose weight? Women only plz!?
    Has the Wii fit actually helped you lose weight [or burn calories]? Do your recommend it for me to burn those extra calories? Do you think it is a good exercise tool? Any advice/info would suffice! Thx in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, it can help you lose weight. Your moving so your burning calories. In order to lose a lot you would have to dedicate a good amount of time. It helps improve your posture which in turn strengthens your core muscles. It is a fun way to help burn a few extra calories. If you are looking to lose a lot of weight I would reccomend also adding a good cardio workout to your routine at least 3 days a week and eating right, of course!!!

  11. QUESTION:
    Why is it so hard for women to lose weight?
    I am a woman of course ^__^ And I have been trying to LOSE weight!! But I don't think it's working. I am using diet pills before exercising but I don't see any results. I am 150 pounds and would like to become 120 again :[ Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop taking the pills and make some life style changes if you really do need to lose weight. Weight loss is an overall process and there are no magic answers. Pay no attention to weight loss supplements and pills and all the latest fads. You need to think about many factors but most of them are related to issues we've known about for a very long time. There are many sensible things you can do that will make a tremendous difference over the long term if you need to lose weight. It can be done in a healthy way. This is what has worked for me.

      Keeping a food journal really does help. It will give you a much better sense of how much you are eating, and when, and why.

      Make a few additional small changes - walk everywhere, always use stairs instead of elevators, walk on escalators, get up and move around at least once an hour if your work or your life in general is sedentary, walk every day, use a pedometer. Walking 10,000 steps a day is a really good idea. Build up to a long brisk walk everyday, or most days. Be more active and watch less TV and spend less time on the computer. Buy one piece of exercise equipment to have at home and be strict with yourself about using it. Sometimes you can find mini-steppers or exercise bikes at second hand stores and thrift stores for just a few dollars.

      Start a weight lifting routine. Join a gym. Possibly you can find one that has someone who specializes in weight lifting programs for beginners. Weight lifting will increase your metabolism as well as improve posture and appearance overall. Even if you can't get to the gym you can work out at home using things around the house. Invest in a good weight training book. The Dummies series actually has a good one.

      In terms of diet, cut out or reduce things like junk food, pop, fat, fast food. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish. Particularly if you choose a vegetarian lifestyle include natural peanut butter, hummus, dried fruit and nuts. Pay close attention to getting the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.

      Make your portion sizes smaller. Use a smaller plate - in our society we have become accustomed to thinking that we need a large plate of food at every meal, and we don't. About quarter of your plate of food should be protein and at least half of it should be veggies.

      Learn to count calories. At your current weight and activity level, you may possibly need about 2000 calories or more to maintain your current weight. So you will lose weight at a reasonable and healthy rate if you cut back to about 1600 or 1700 calories a day.

      Eat small amounts frequently, rather than three large meals. Never skip breakfast. Include some protein in your breakfast. It will help get you through the day.

      Drink plenty of water, at least 8 big glasses of water a day, and more if it is very hot, if you sweat a lot, or if you are exercising intensely, and eliminate fruit juices. Fruit juices have too many calories, so get your vitamins from fresh fruit, not the juice. You will begin to see changes in your body.

      Vary your routines. Don't eat the same number of calories every day (vary your calories from 1400 a day to 1900 or 2000 some days), eat a variety of foods, and do different kinds and amounts of exercise. You will lose weight much more efficiently if you mix things up from time to time so that your body doesn't adjust to any one routine.

      An area that many people overlook is getting enough sleep. You are much more likely to overeat or to binge eat if you are tired and not well rested, so get enough sleep.

      Check out websites about nutrition, exercise, weight training, etc. Here are a few helpful links.

      http://www.nutrawatch.com/
      http://www.caloriesperhour.com/
      http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_diet.htm
      http://www.wikihow.com/Lose-Weight-the-Healthy-Way
      http://weightloss.about.com/cs/fitness/a/aa011503a.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/no-weight-workout?page=4

  12. QUESTION:
    What other women out there can't lose weight despite healthy diet and exercise?
    I have done everything doctors, nutritionists, magazines, and websites have recommended to get in shape and it is just futile. I need to lose about 30 more pounds. I have lost 14 lbs since January 1. Thats 14 lbs in 9 months. I have done low calorie diets with the healthiest foods available, drank water by the gallon, worked out 5x/week- aerobics with weights in addition to "parking far away and taking the stairs" and "taking 10,000 steps a day", eating small meals, and drinking tea. I have tried increasing calories following the advice of the "your body is in stavation mode" logic. I have had my thyroid testing including TSH, T3, and T4. I have been tested for blood sugar problems. Please is there anyone else who has followed the accepted philosphies on getting in shape and it hasn't worked (if so, did you find something that did)? Does anyone else think there is more to weight loss than what doctors spew about calories in vs calories out?

    • ANSWER:
      i too am struggling to lose weight. i go to the gym religiously and have a trainers to consult anytime i need them. i eat healthy, low sodium, low calorie, low fat, high protein foods. do i lose weight? nope. i'm not one of those women who think that they are overweight, but are really fit and don't realize it. i am truly overweight. although i remain overweight, my doc says that i am healthier by continuing this lifestyle. she continually reminds me that it took years to put on the weight and it may take years to lose it.

      i don't have any advice for you other than to keep at it. think of it this way...you've lost 14 pounds in 9 months. that's 56 pounds in 3 years! i put on my weight 5 to 10 pounds a year and it may only come off that quick...but gaining or losing, every pound counts!

  13. QUESTION:
    What is best pill for women to lose weight?
    Heard slimquik is good. Want's to lose about 20-30lbs. Is a full-time mom/housewife and only exercise is walks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I used phentrimine.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why is it okay for a women to date men of a certain height but bad for men to date women of certain weight?
    Isnt it weird that (generally speaking) most women have height requirements when dating a guy. while there's nothing to do for short men (because god only know, if they could kill for height.. they would) women dont understand why men (generally speaking) will prefer fit girls??.. my point is.. doesnt it seem as though the standards are unfare?? women CAN lose weight with exercise?? men have no other alternatives?

    • ANSWER:
      GOOD POINT
      i am 5'10 and only date tall guys but just to be politically correct i tend to make sure they are very overweight.

      ;-)

  15. QUESTION:
    what is a good way to lose weight/exercise for a BUSY woman? ?
    I work and go to school full time. No time to go to the gym and I have minimal energy at the end of the day. I need something simple and realistic. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      i work full-time and have a 7 month old baby boy. i feel like i have no time and the little time i have, i just want to veg out.

      i do stationary bike for 1 hour a day, at night, while watching t.v. i dropped 20lbs in 2 months, now i'm working on the next 20....and only 20 more to go after that, then i'm done

  16. QUESTION:
    Is African Mango safe for nursing women to lose weight?
    I've been battling the last 30 pounds and am desperate to lose. My youngest is 15 months old and only breastfeeds morning and evening. Can I safely take African Mango and Vitamin D supplements in order to start kicking the last 30 pounds? Also trying a high protein diet and lots of exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      African mango works great!
      It lifts the money out of your bank account an in to the account of whichever con artist you choose to support.
      African seed extract is the latest "miracle pill for weight loss".
      My favorite was the ads I saw that even had the same pictures for the new miracle cure they used for the acai berry they were peddling - the old new miracle cure.
      Dr. Oz did state on his show a few months ago there is a leptin in the seed that can "help" aid metabolism.
      A week later they had ads all over the internet to prove it - including two years of research!
      There is no short cut pill. All this stuff is unregulated so you don't know what you are actually getting in the pills.
      African mango seed extract is the latest craze behind acai berry, hoodia, moyo berry, fruta panta, and goji berry.
      'Healthy diet, plenty of sleep, and exercise work every single time".

      Almost none of these supplements are regulated since they are not considered food ,a drug, or claim to cure any disease. The ingredients are always under scrutiny and test after test confirm the ingredients rarely match the label. Do you want to breastfeed with that risk?

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet plan for women to lose weight?
    I need to shed about 35-40 pounds, I am exercising four times a week, but I need a guideline on what to eat, whats good and whats bad.

    I play tennis and softball, swim, bike, walk, jog/run, jump rope, and I also do a bit of muscle training. So I need foods that will give me energy for a work out.

    Suggestions please.

    • ANSWER:
      you can eat chicken...chicken with whole wheat noodles...actually there is a television show call top chef..they did an episode where they had to figure out how a person can eat healthy for less than 10 bucks. they got some REAL healthy recipes online on top chef that you can include for your lunch or dinners. for mornings you should eat oatmeal or a fruit smoothie. avoid Fast food, coffee, and soda!

  18. QUESTION:
    Do you think it is possible for a 250 pound women to lose enough weight to be 150 pounds?
    i just turned seventeen and i'm 5'6. i've tried losing weight but i'm having a hard time exercising since i can barely breathe after 5 minutes of exercising. i'm a senior in high school and i would really like it if i'd lose the weight before graduation.
    thank you. :)
    Thank you all for encouraging me.

    • ANSWER:
      yes but it will take TIME Hardwork and Dedication

  19. QUESTION:
    Is this really necessary to lose weight?
    Exercising for a whole hour a day? I can probably squeeze in 25-30 minutes tops daily because that is all my schedule and patience will allow. I would really hate to think that I can't lose weight because I didn't devote a whole hour a day to it because people say that is the time an overweight woman needs to exercise to lose weight. Is this really true?

    • ANSWER:
      That amount of time is fine, increase the intensity of your workout when you start to plateau. Increase time, even a bit, when that fails to produce results(may never be the case).

  20. QUESTION:
    Diet for women to lose weight?
    My girlfriend wants to work out with me and lose weight so what is a good diet for her to be on and what type of food drinks and exercises should she be doing to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
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  21. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for a 40 yr old woman to lose weight by dieting alone?
    .. if she cannot exercise do to injury.

    Let's say you can't do any kind of exercise. Can you lose weight with dieting or are you setting yourself up to fail by restricting your calorie intake (if you lose control and then binge later)?

    Please, helpful answers only. Stay away, trolls.
    NO EXERCISE-- I cannot walk, I have a bad foot!

    • ANSWER:
      I had a bad knee once & had to lose weight to stay within the weight standards of the Navy.

      What I used was a strategy where I ate a lot of vegetables to make myself full and cut down on second portions.

      I realize it's harder for women to lose weight because their metabolism is designed to retain body fat for up to 9 months and any weight you lose by crash dieting is merely water weight and not long term stored fat.

      The safest way to lose weight from a clinical standpoint, is to reduce your calories by 500 calories a day, that way you can safely lose 1 lb per week as each pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories, hence the 7 day regimen of shedding 500 calories per day from your diet.

      The main problem most people have is that they cheat when they're on a diet, and crash dieting only forces your body to retain fat longer in response to a sudden restriction of calorie intake.

      Without exercising, I ate a lot of vegetables, avoided the desert area, (back in the day when I was stationed on the USS Tarawa LHA-1).

      Losing weight only happens if you maintain a varied diet & avoid binge starving or binge hunger calorie cramming.

      Although brown rice has a lot of carbs, the most of any food staple, there is ample evidence that if you only ate brown rice, steamed vegetables and some non-predator fish, you could safely lose weight without necessarily being constantly hungry.

  22. QUESTION:
    how much weight? how long to lose it? what exercises can we do together to maintain a heathy weight?
    Hey everybody... okay i just found out a couple days ago that my fiance is going to be having our first baby, she's 6 weeks pregnant. I was wondering how much weight do women usually gain during a pregnancy? how long does it take to lose it after the baby? and what kind of exercises are okay for her to do during the pregnancy? we're both very fit and lead a very healthy and active lifestyle. ever since we found out she hasnt wanted to go to the gym out of fear of hurting the baby. any info would be very helpful and appreciated. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      At her first OB appointment, they will tell her how much she is expected to gain. If she is at a normal body weight, it is typically 25 to 30 lbs. If she is a little underweight from being active, they may expect her to gain more. Overweight women sometimes gain less.

      Her dr. will also okay exercises. In very early pregnancy, women can usually follow their typical exercise routine, unless it is very strenous. She may wish to avoid lifting heavy weights. At some point - sorry I can't remember when - she will be asked to stop any floor exercises because she could hurt herself or the baby. Typically, walking, light aerobics, prenatal yoga, etc. are suggested.

      As far as loosing the weight, the usual saying is "9 months up, 9 months down." However, if she is very fit to begin with and resumes her routine after her dr. gives her the okay (usually around 6 to 8 weeks after birth), she will probably lose the weight very quickly. It really varies from woman to woman though.

      All of this should be discussed in detail at her first appt. Congratulations!

  23. QUESTION:
    Why don't more women lose weight...?
    I often hear women complain that men only like skinny girls, and that we are shallow pigs who only care about looks. You do know that attraction is NOT a choice right? If we approach a thinner girl instead of you, you do realize that we aren't choosing to be attracted to her right?

    We are attracted to one girl over another because the sight of her automatically and uncontrollably flipped more attraction switches in our emotional brains than the other. We don't choose this, so it has nothing to do with being shallow. Only after this are we able to get to know a girl. This evolved over millions of years so that men look for mates with enough "fitness indicators" and our offspring would be more likely to be healthy.

    So why don't more women bother to just drop the weight? No excuses plz, just the real reason. I did it, with only basic dieting and exercise. Don't try to change how men think. If you do you'll be fighting millions of years of evolution and that's a losing battle.
    Mind you, I mean "thin" or "thinner" not "thinnest".
    Once again, it's the women who are complaining about "skinny" girls. Skinny isn't my word, My word is "thinner" and "thin". For example, I would consider Marylin Monroe "Thin". Plz don't get distracted and, once again, answer the actual question.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry Jake. I'm sure you are a smart guy, but this is a very shallow outlook. You are not fighting millions of years of evolution. You are only fighting about 100 years of media conditioning.

      If you look at pictures of women prior to World War I. They are natural and curvy. The post WW I fashion and film industry has brainwashed us in to a different image of feminine beauty.

      It's fine if you choose to be attracted to abnormally thin woman, but do not condem womankind for finally getting away from this false image.

      One more piece of food for thought my friend:

      Marilyn Monroe, undisputably considered one of the most beautiful women of all time, was by no means Skinny. She wore a size 12.

  24. QUESTION:
    What should I weight being 5'5"? Also what would be the best way to lose weight?
    I am 26 years old and weight about 160. I wear a size 11 pants and large tops b/c I have a 38 D cup. I want to lose weight b/c I am starting to see myself follow in the footsteps of the other women in my family.

    I am starting to feel depressed about my weight & this is the heaviest I have been. I don't smoke and very rarely drink. I have more of an athletic build. Very muscular looking legs, bite of broad shoulders, and a short mid-section. My hubby says I have a runner’s body type. I would love to get a toned tummy along with thinner legs & arms. Overall I want to feel better about myself and do something for me. I would love to be back down to about 140.

    How long should I take to take the weight off & keep it off? What would be the best ways/exercises to lose the weight? What foods are the best? What foods should I avoid?

    • ANSWER:
      Aim for 2 lbs a week at most for weight loss is good.
      The number on the scale is different for everyone. Especially if you carry a lot of muscle, 140 would be fine.
      Diet will help you take off the weight, and exercise helps keep it off. I dont think there are any foods to avoid, just eat them in moderation. Keep a food journal for a few days, writing down ALL that you eat and drink, and use an online site to calculate the calories, and breakdown of food. I like fitday.com, and there are many other sites out there too. Use your food journal to figure out when and why you eat, what you binge on, in general what your bad eating habits are and how to change them.
      Cardio 2-3 times a week, try doing interval training. It takes less time, but is really hard work. Do whatever you like, if you like doing it, you will keep on with it. Are there any sports you would join?
      Weight lift 2-3 times a week too, and make sure you are eating enough protein to build muscle (in your case i would say at least 160 grams daily). Muscle weighs more than fat, but muscle burns a lot of fat. If you are already muscular make it work for you! Too many women underestimate the benefits of weight training, and mistakenly think they will wind up looking like Hulk Hogan.

      Make your goal being healthy, not being skinny. There are plenty of slim people out there that are not healthy even if they look it at first glance. And you didnt gain the weight over-night, dont expect to lose it that fast.
      Good for you for wanting a change. I hope you will be an inspiration to those women in your family who may need a healthy example.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to lose weight during your first trimester?
    I am not sure if this is true or not, and it certainly wasn't for me during my first pregnancy, but I read in a pregnancy magazine that it is possible for women to lose weight during their first trimester.

    Has anyone else ever experienced this or known someone to? If so, did it happen naturally or through healthy diet and moderate exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the only time you would lose weight in the first trimester is if you have really bad morning sickness. I'm in the same boat as you -- I certainly didn't lose any weight during the first trimester either!

  26. QUESTION:
    Why is it so hard for women to lose weight after menopause?
    I never used to gain weight around my middle section. I stopped having a period two years ago, and now I am having trouble controlling my weight. I am exercising and eating right. I am drinking water and holding off on fried food and salt. I do not eat a lot of sweets any more. I do not know what to do now. I am at my wits end to lose 30 pounds. I used to be able to lose thirty pounds so easily...now; I am freaking out because nothing I do seems to be working!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid excessive amounts of salt to reduce bloating associated with hormonal changes. More information and remedies at http://useinfo4.blogspot.com/

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best way for an older (60+) woman to lose weight?
    I have a friend who is morbidly obese, on numerous medications, with bad knees, heart trouble, and an emotional eater. How can I best support her decision to lose weight? She's in her 60's and really trying to find some answers and not getting any real help from her doctors.

    What diet/exercises would benefit her without going overboard and overdoing it?

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  28. QUESTION:
    What's a good way for 60 year old, 165cm tall, 98kg woman with chronic knee pain to exercise to lose weight?
    As title. Thanks. I can only come up with swimming, sit ups and push ups on her knees. What else?

    • ANSWER:
      swimming really is the only option, any type of exercise in the water will take stress off the knee while exercise outside the water will only make it worse. You could look into some really good shoes and try out powerwalking depending on how far along the knee damage is. Or get knee surgery

  29. QUESTION:
    How many grams of fat should a woman trying to lose weight eat per day?
    I have already lost 35 lbs and currently weight 187. I have 45lbs to go for my goal weight. I exercise 5-6 times a week and have been eating healthier than i used to. but I wonder, what is the amount of fat I could eat a day and still lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Recommended amount for loosing body fat is around 20-30% of the number of kcals you consume

      I.e. If you eat 1500kcal for best fat loss results you should aim to be only consuming 30-45g of fat.

      A big misconception is all fat is bad. You should avoid foods that are high in Saturated fats, generally Processed foods/Cakes/sweets etc

      You should try and fill the e.g 30-45g of fat with Good Fats

      The Best Fats you should eat would be:

      Fish (Tuna is great, as it has incredibly low amounts of fat)
      Soya Beans (Is a great source of Protein, again very good on the fats)
      Nuts: Nuts are considered Good fats, but only in moderation, as most of the are quite high in fat, Soya roasted beans is low in fat, and perfect for a snack.

      Typically most pulses and beans are good when replacing bad fats. e.g Red Lentils/Green lentils, Red Kidney beans etc

      All the Best & Take Care,

      Kermit

  30. QUESTION:
    How many calories should a women weighing 150 take in to lose weight?
    I'm 5'3" and exercise for 30 min. 5 days a week. I'm 46.

    • ANSWER:
      enough

  31. QUESTION:
    What kind of exercises are good for pregnant women?
    say in your early weeks of pregnancy and up until how many weeks should you exercise? not to lose weight but ti keep active.

    • ANSWER:
      Swimming is the best!!! and just relax about it take your time in the water doing lengths for about an hour try to do this 3 times a week

  32. QUESTION:
    weight lift, push ups and stuff okay for women to lose weight?
    i mean doing such stuff will it build muscles in arms? i already hv fat arms.. so dnt wanna build up strong muscles..i only need to lose fat in ma arms an legs....dnt wanna use any pills as well...
    any ideas....can u give me an exercise plan or something like dat??
    i really appreciate any of ur ideas...

    • ANSWER:
      lift weights, but other workouts help too (running, sit-ups, reverse-crunches)

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it Really Impossible for Women with Thyroid Problems to Lose Weight?
    not sure if that's an excuse to not exercise and eat right...
    i don't have thyroid, but occasionally i will come across a female who claims they have it and uses that as an excuse to get bigger and bigger and bigger (just trying to understand)

    • ANSWER:
      Yup, it is possible to lose weight and no, and, while it is an excuse to lose weight it is not a valid excuse.

      FIRST - make sure that you actually have a thyroid problem. Less then 5% of the population actually has a diagnosed thyriod problem

      ASSUMING that you actually do have an underactive thyroid, your doc will give you meds to regulate it - thus, no more problem

      I am not sure why someone would not want to find 2 hours a week for a little exercise (3 days of 20 minute of cardio and 2 30 mintue resistance training) to increase energy and feel better or why someone would not want to eat a little better to improve the way their body runs but... If you don't , use your thyroid as an excuse and learn to love the body that you are in

  34. QUESTION:
    Why do men lose more weight then women?
    My sister and i used to weight 227 pounds we both exercise in the same gym on same hour and exercise on the same time but my sister exercise more faster and harder then myself but i only exercise for 15 mins but my sister who weighted 227 lost only 10 pounds in 2 months and i lost 25 pounds in 2 months and she worked for a full hour each day.

    how can this be my sister works out more then me and spent more time at the gym and eat the same healthy food as i do and i wonder how can this be so?

    My sister is 217 pounds and i am only 202 pounds how on earth do i lose more weight then her she exercise more then me?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=4&art_id=37981&sc=808

      this should answer ur question

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the the most weight a 215lb women can lose in a little over 4 months ?
    if you stay on a strict diet eat healthy, drink only water for the entire time for your beverage and exercise daily . i'd like to know what you think or if anyone has any great sucess stories how much did you lose in what amount of time and whaat di you lose

    • ANSWER:
      In order to loss weight, you will need to find the root cause on your weight gain. Once you find out the root cause, you will be able to come out a weight loss plan with the right diet plan that able to help to reduce your weight.

      Only with a realistic weight loss diet plan, you will be able to achieve it easily.

      In order to have ideal weight. few things to take note.

      Diet

      - Try to have plenty of starchy foods such as rice, bread, pasta, potatoes,
      - Aim to have five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables daily
      - Use a moderate amount of dairy prod

      Physical Activity

      Getting active is one of the best ways to lose weight and keep fit. There are all sorts of activities and
      sports that can get you moving and aid weight loss.

      Calories and Weight

      A pound of fat equals 3500 calories. To lose 1 pound a week you will need to expend 3500 more calories than you eat that week, whether through increased activity or
      decreased eating or both. Losing 1-2 pounds of fat a week is a sensible goal

      You can get the ebook "A Guide To Healthy Living" from http://www.lossweight-zone.com

  36. QUESTION:
    How do people lose weight after pregnancy?
    I see how some people are very skinny after giving birth & how others gain a lot more weight. There are women that I see who are skinny before pregnancy & gain weight & can't keep it off, & there are other women who are obese before pregnancy & lose a whole bunch of weight after having a baby, but they don't even eat right or exercise. It just comes off naturally. Also, what is Lamaze? Is it yoga for pregnancy to teach people how to breathe correctly before having a baby for when they do have a baby?

    • ANSWER:
      it depends on the woman, bc all women are different, also how she eats, exercises etc. also breastfeeding makes mothers lose weight also

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best exercise machine for a large woman looking to lose a lot of weight?
    I am 5'7 and weigh 278 pounds. I have been working on losing weight and I have already lost about 20 lbs so far. I want to know what the best exercise machine would be for me to buy to workout on and burn off my excess fat! A treadmill, bike, etc? I just need some opinions on what is best and advice on how to achieve maximum results on said equipment! Any tips or pointers will be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      I was almost the same weight, I had a stepper, you know the thing that imitates stairs? I didn't buy it though it was given to me. But if I could have bought something it would have been a treadmill. Walking every day is the best way

  38. QUESTION:
    Does breastfeeding really help you lose weight?
    I did not breastfeed my first and lost weight relatively easy with some dieting and no exercise. I really wanted to breastfeed my second and I did for 8 months. Not only I gained a lot in the beginning, I had a really hard time losing the weight after I started to eat healthy, watch calories and exercise.

    I asked around and found that some women have trouble losing weight until they wean despite dieting and exercise.

    Is there a scientific reason to this?
    There is two years between my pregnancies

    • ANSWER:
      I think it is different for all women.. I gained about 30lbs while pregnant. But when I got pregnant I was about 20lbs more than I usually weigh. I lost about 22lbs when my son was 3 weeks old so all but 7lbs of my pregnancy weight. Now he is 5 months old and I still haven't lost another ounce (he is still exclusively breastfed) I have tried eating healthy and exercise nothing seems to work. I hope that the weight comes off when I wean him.

  39. QUESTION:
    is it more common for pregnant women to lose or gain weight after birth?
    I gave birth 10 1/2 months ago. While breastfeeding the first 3 months, I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight. After I stopped, I put on 20 lbs. I admit that I don't exercise because I don't have time. My boyfriend works at night so I'm home alone with my son after I'm done with work at 4:30 pm. My eating habits are horrible. I tend to cook packaged foods and/or fast foods because I don't have time.

    • ANSWER:
      Your weight gain seems to be due to unhealthy eating habit and lack of exercise more than post-pregnancy. Sometimes it could be the stress and irregular sleep pattern from having a new baby.

  40. QUESTION:
    Gym workout routines for women trying to lose weight and tone muscles.?
    I recently joined the gym at my college, but I am a beginner to the whole gym thing so I really don't know what to do.

    I know I need to work abs and do the treadmill/bike thing everyday (I know there are other machines for this part i.e. the rowing machine etc... but I haven't tried them yet.

    But anyway, what is a good routine as far as arms and legs, butt, thighs etc...and I know do lots of reps low weights but what equipment should I be using or what exercises if I'm using the free weights etc... I am going to be going Tuesday, wednesday and thursday possibly Friday but the rest of the time I have access to an exercise bike, free weights etc...

    So basically I am looking for good routines

    • ANSWER:
      my mom is a personal trainer so i think i can help a little. when doing abs, machines are the worst... they usually dont work as good as excersises such as planks, side planks, the 6 inch excersise, or bicycles... also when doing arms legs butt thighs anything start with the big machines like leg press, squats and bench press and then go to smaller things such as leg curl or bicep curls... it will work your muscles harder

  41. QUESTION:
    Why do women spend money to go to the gym to workout and lose weight when..?
    they can workout and lose weight at home for free by doing a lot of housework. Cooking, cleaning, washing are really good exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      LOL! I've had a gym membership since I was 15 years old. House work isn't nearly as fun as taking kick boxing, yoga classes and swimming in an indoor pool.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is P90X good for women to lose weight?
    I am a sixteen year old girl and I want to lose some weight. I want to lose about 20 to 30 pounds and tone up some areas like my arms and my stomach. My main goal is to lose weight and get thinner. I heard P90X was a good home exercise program. My main concern is that it will make me bulk up and get muscular and I DO NOT want to get muscualr. I want to look thin and feminine. So any ideas? Is P90X good for this?

    • ANSWER:
      They have a program to follow if you just want to get lean, but if you are just looking to lose fat rather than build a lot of muscle I do not recommend it. Do some high intensity card instead, like Zumba.

  43. QUESTION:
    When can I expect to lose weight while dieting?
    I've been on a strict diet for a week now, consuming less than 1500 calories per day plus exercise and weight lifting and havent lost a pound!
    I weigh 130 and im a 5'6 woman. If that matters.

    • ANSWER:
      Bear in mind that you might not lose weight right away. Also, if you are lifting weights, you are adding muscle mass - and that weighs more than fat. It will even out over time - your body will start burning more and more fat as your metabolism speeds up. Also - at 5foot6 and 130 lbs, you do not have much weight to lose, so it will not come of rapidly. Good luck and stay healthy!

  44. QUESTION:
    For woman looking to lose weight and tone how much protein should I be consuming? And when?
    I'm 25, 125, 5'3, looking to lose 10lbs but keep toned. I workout 5-6 times a week doing boxing, yoga or just conditioning exercises. What is the best thing to incorporate in my diet to lose but also keep muscle?

    • ANSWER:
      Why don't you try limiting your salt intake? Your body only needs approx. 500 mgs of salt a day to function properly and most of us eat a diet that consists of 4,000-7,000 mgs per day. The body swells from too much salt and water...

  45. QUESTION:
    News said, to lose weight-1 hour exercise 5 days a week?
    People are always told that to lose weight an important factor is to do more exercise. I do 45 mins about three times a week. Then I read on the news that for women to lose weight they have to do an hour five times a week.

    I was wondering if people thought that's realistic for their life?

    Can it be any exercise? Gym memberships are expensive, and I usually do high impact on the cross trainer, but what would I need to do if I can't afford to renew my gym membership?

    As a woman, I don't like cycling in the countryside alone and I can't jog as I have a large chest.

    • ANSWER:
      The important thing is to do exercise. If you can't go to a gym and dont want to cycle or run. Then you have to do your exercise at home. My wife and I were in a situation a few years ago where we both needed to exercise but couldn't really go to the gyms etc almost the same as you so we set aside 45 minutes each day. Got changed into gym kit and exercise in the home. we did step ups on the stairs, press-ups and sit-ups and other exercises. We worked up a good sweat then we showered and got changed back into street clothes again. The important thing is to make a clear transition to gym mode and back again and be persistant. If that is too much trouble for you then you don't really want the exercise
      buy an exercise bike is another option

  46. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight on inner thigh?
    My body is toned and I'm a really fit person. I have been trying to lose the excess curve I guess I'll call it, on my inner thigh for a while. I'm open to any suggestions as to how I can go about losing the weight on my inner upper thigh. I've heard that this is a problem in most women but my exercise routines don't seem to help it. So please help??? Bathing suit seasons coming up and i'd like to be on top of it.

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to actually lose weight is to do cardio and burn fat.
      You can't choose areas where you'll lose the fat, it just happens.
      However, you can try to tone the muscle on the inside of your thigh.
      That helps!

      Try these:
      http://www.nowloss.com/the-best-inner-thigh-exercise.htm
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNS-8cMZ9_g
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0G7A14-q7k&feature=related
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OQXAm7JKuM&feature=channel
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egITs8S5R8c&feature=channel

  47. QUESTION:
    How much weight can a woman lose in two months?
    I am a 19 year old female, and I have two vacations coming up that I want to look good for, I have a treadmill. I just want to know how much weight I could lose realistically before July if I dieted and exercised?

    • ANSWER:
      with proper diet and exercise about 30-40 pounds
      http://www.nowloss.com/lose-weight-fast.htm

  48. QUESTION:
    why can't i lose weight?
    No matter what I eat I can't lose weight I tried for 2 weeks eatingno sweets or bread except whole grains and I lost nothing. i exercise cardio for 1 hr a day at least. afterthose 2 weeks i got discouraged and eat pizza and sweets again, and i didn't gain any weight but maybe a couple lbs. but i want to lose weight.

    For women in your middle twenties, do you find that you have trouble losing weight too even if you practically starve yourself and exercise every day? i stayed away from sodas too.

    i jogged for 1 hour every day and i do alot of walking and movingaround.

    for 2 weeks I ate the following:
    breakfast: whole wheat toast with no sugar jelly and "i cant believe its not butter" plus coffee with a little milk and no sweeteners.

    lunch: either fruit or nuts

    dinner: stuffed pepper. 1 pepper stuffed with ground beef, brown rice and plain tomato sauce.

    that was all i ate for 2 weeks and i lost maybe 1/2 a lb!!! what gives! i dont have money for jenny craig or whatnot. pls help!
    My height is 5'4" and i weigh 129 lbs. BF (before kids:) i used to weigh about 10 lbs less, and i just wanted to feel myself again, youknow?

    • ANSWER:
      maybe you are eating too little ?

  49. QUESTION:
    How much exercise should a woman over 200 lbs. begin with when trying to lose weight?
    I have started an exercise program in which I've been doing the bike at the gym for 30 minutes for 3-4 days per week. Recently I added weights and shorter intervals of cardio...my problem is that at 216 lbs. I'm really tired and although I feel I should work out for more time I don't know if that is unrealistic. Everyone says that it is good just to exercise but I want to see real results. I started last month at 222 lbs. but in the big picture that is not a significant loss and I am on a good eating plan. Should I force myself to work out for a longer period of time? I feel badly about it. Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. I can't afford a personal trainer. How can I overcome that tired, desparate feeling? I've been overweight for 3 years now but at this point I want to lose it.

    • ANSWER:
      Try this diet and excersize program-

      here's a great one-

      EAT BREAKFAST!!!!

      there is an old saying,

      eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper

      Big Breakfast, medium lunch small dinner

      Breakfast= fruit, 3 eggs whites, 1 piece of whole wheat whole grain light toast, milk or orange juice, coffee if you want with skim milk and 1 splenda (best artificial sugar)

      lunch= turkey sandwich with a very little bit of light mayo or mustard (russian dressing is out) lettuce tomato, pickles, all the veggies you want on it!, 1 piece of fiber filled fruits (apple , anything with a skin) or nuts

      dinner- grilled or baked chicken, fish (can be very lightly breaded with lemon and pepper, if it is salmon you should go with cajun spice on it!), or turkey cutlet, on a salad with a non-creamy dressing (little or none of any dressing at all), one piece of whole wheat bread with margarine or light butter.

      Snacks= lowfat crackers with cheese
      fiber filled foods ( granola bars light ones only!!), apples, nuts, etc.
      carrots, celery, or peppers in lowfat dip

      try to eat 2 or less snacks a day, at most 3

      drink water and green tea (with 1 splenda or unsweetened)
      you can crystal light to water

      staying hydrated speeds up metabolism

      green tea and green tea supplements also speed up metabolism

      excersize- 1 hour, intense cardio 6 days a week, strength or resistance training (3-5 days a week, don't work the same muscle group 2 days in a row), 1 day of low intensity cardio a week

      good luck, don't try to lose the weight too fast, it will only cause loss of muscle and water, lose it slower and it will be all fat ( don't slow down wight loss on purpose though)

      as for the abs and love handles- crunches, leg lifts, leglift-crunch, plank, buy a swiss excersize ball and find an article on how to use it, that should work your abs and muscles known as love handle obliques.

      Once again good luck!

      Remember, you can do this, I'm rooting for ya!!!!

  50. QUESTION:
    How 2 lose weight, nothing works & you are already on strict diet?
    I need to lose weight- about 50kgs worth-if you work in pounds just know its a hell of a lot.Thing is I dont eat junk food, drink alcohol or over-eat...I have a very restricted diet due to coeliac disease,so am already very restricted on food choices anyway. Dr says just reduce the calories, its calories in versus the calories out, I personally dont believe its always as simple as that. I've tried WW,carbohydrate diets (that was a disaster), been to a dietician-nothing seems to shift the weight. Increased my exercise- still didn't budge.Short of eating lettuce leaves & tomatoes 3 meals a day I'm getting very frustrated. Anyone else had this problem or have an answer? I'd be very grateful. And now I'm reaching that wonderful menopause age for women so I have that to contend with as well!
    breakfast- low fat yoghurt & 10 almonds Green tea
    11am- chai latte & sometimes a boiled egg
    130pm GF bread- advocado,tomato,cheese, sometimes bowl soup, piece fruit green tea
    dinner usually stir fry vegies or veggies & fish or once week lamb (I dont eat chicken or beef)
    Only drink green tea,no coffee,or drink water. I'm 53.I am physically active at work- but obviously not enough.

    • ANSWER:
      The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

      *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

      Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

      Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
      Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
      Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

      It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

      Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm

      *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

      Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
      http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

      The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
      Food Pyramids:
      http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
      http://www.mypyramid.gov/
      Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html
      Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html
      Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm
      The Benefits of Protein:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm
      Some Fats Are Good For You:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm
      Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html
      What You Should Eat Daily:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml
      Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
      http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml

      *3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly.

      The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
      Exercise Prescription on the Net
      http://www.exrx.net/
      Starting an Exercise Program:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm
      Strength Training Basics:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm
      Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm
      Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm
      Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm
      Exercise Errors:
      http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm
      Getting a Flat Stomach:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm
      Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm
      Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm
      Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm

      *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

      *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
      Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

      Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck!

      *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


Exercises To Lose Weight For Men

Written By: admin - Mar• 31•12

Weight Training Exercises For Beginners

I resolved the beginning of on who I was going to build muscle naturally to substantiate muscle size. The effects of steroid abuse is hard to seem at. If you have been right about the gym you have seen these guys, they have all the telltale signs of anabolic steroid use. They typically look kinda bloated and almost look like a block of stone. These are the guys that can bench drive a miniscule structure while drinking a protein shake.

They are in addition the ones that are very aggressive (roid rage) and usually have grown a bad state of affairs of acne based on data from taking the steroids. Google anabolic steroids and you can see all the horrific effects properties should undergo on your body. Naturally Increase Muscle Size Natural muscle building does work if you pay attention to your muscle building diet and make a firm commitment to train properly. After steroid use your muscles will usually begin to atrophy unlike building muscle naturally where the muscle fiber has a chance to grow and thrive. While you are developing a lifelong healthy lifestyle you are also laying the foundation for a muscular physique. This will build a solid long lasting body unlike steroids that will build muscle fast but won't last. Weight Training Exercises For Beginners

Ways To Build Muscle I am using a program that has sky rocketed my muscle gains even while being natural. The routine I am using now is for mass building and includes working out the major body parts once a week. Provided you aren't over training this will definitely increase muscle size. On Monday I will do my chest and triceps, Tuesday is back and biceps, Thursday I blast my legs and Friday it's shoulder time. I workout my abs on Tuesday and Thursday. This is a ten week cycle I use before I start a completely different routine.

The key is consistently. Try and be consistent with your training schedule so you don't break the cycle of muscle growth or your hard work will have been for nothing. To increase muscle size and build muscle fast, just remember that the program you use must be followed strictly. You can't help but to gain muscle. An important thing to understand is when to change your routine to keep your muscles from adapting to the workout.

The muscle must constantly be shocked and confused if you want it to grow. Doing the same routines and exercises over and over again is only a waste of your precious time. Increase Muscle Size Without Steroids Natural muscle building is the way to go if you are looking to increase muscle size. Let the weak guys take the steroids. You must be strong in both mind and body to resist the temptation. Be strong and build lean muscle mass the right way. Start taking action to gain your muscles by Getting Your Weight Training Exercises For Beginners eBook now!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are good exercises for men who want to lose chest and belly fat?
    A friend of mine has a bit of a belly and moobs; which are what we call man-boobs. He doesn't like that he is overweight and wants to change it. He has been doing hundreds push ups and sit ups daily and has lost good weight, but his man-boobs haven't changed much and he still has a belly. What are good exercise choices to help these two areas? Also, I have concidered that his man-boobs may be caused from food that he has been eating.....

    • ANSWER:
      I strongly suggest pilates / yoga. Read some reviews for programs here (they are very well rated):
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref_%3Dnb%5Fsb%5Fnoss%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dpilates%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

      If you're looking for something a bit more intense for serious weight loss.

      p90x gets great reviews, check them out:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fb%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dp90x%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

      You'll also want some adjustable dumbbells to go along with the program (don't forget the chin-up bar):
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26search-alias%3Daps%26ref%255F%3Da9%255Fsc%255F1%26qid%3D1249842001%26field-keywords%3Ddumbbells%2520adjustable&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

      You'll want this p90x chin/pull up bar:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ARNRRK?ie=UTF8&tag=zv11ex-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001ARNRRK

      You might also want to get pushup bars, I personally use this:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ECZMSI?ie=UTF8&tag=zv11ex-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001ECZMSI

      although it's pricey compared to others, so any of these will work fine:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fgw%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dpushup%2520bar%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

      I also suggest resistance bands, I suggest ripcords brand as they don't break on you (I had to go to the emergency room once because I was using bad ones from a gym, and it snapped and nearly broke my hand by slinging itself):
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fgw%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dripcords%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

      Get the 5 set or 6 set (don't get it with the DVD).

      ps, if you don't want to put on too much muscle, use light weights (I suggest getting all 5 sets):
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref%255F%3Dnb%255Fss%255Fgw%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dvaleo%2520weights%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Daps&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

  2. QUESTION:
    Why is it okay for a women to date men of a certain height but bad for men to date women of certain weight?
    Isnt it weird that (generally speaking) most women have height requirements when dating a guy. while there's nothing to do for short men (because god only know, if they could kill for height.. they would) women dont understand why men (generally speaking) will prefer fit girls??.. my point is.. doesnt it seem as though the standards are unfare?? women CAN lose weight with exercise?? men have no other alternatives?

    • ANSWER:
      GOOD POINT
      i am 5'10 and only date tall guys but just to be politically correct i tend to make sure they are very overweight.

      ;-)

  3. QUESTION:
    How much weight (if any) would a man lose if he never exercises & started daily walks? ?
    Here's the info: He's 5'6", 215 bs. seldom leaves his house, when he does he drives.
    I walk 3 miles every day. If he were to walk with me just for one week would he lose any weight?
    He said he'd walk one week if I thought he'd lose 2 -3 lbs... I have no idea. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing is gonna happen if he doesn't control his portions and eats right.

  4. QUESTION:
    Best exercise/workout (for men) to lose weight and food that help lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Running. Eat fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Avoid prosseced foods whenever possible and you WILL see results.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why is it harder for women to lose weight than it is for men?
    Like that commercial, with the cartooned woman and the stick for a husband. How can we, women, eat the same as men, drink the same, exercise the same, yet lose NOTHING? And it seems to fall off of men? Can someone explain so I can get my fat butt back to the gym?

    • ANSWER:
      i think it's because it's easier for men to build muscles with all their testosterone, which means they burn more calories on a daily basis than women, which means they get to eat more and still lose/maintain weight.

      Plus I think it's natural for women to be fatter because of our hormones...and something about preparing us for having a baby.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the best exercises to lose weight?
    Apart from eating healthily what ways are there to lose weight? What exercises are known in particular to help lose weight easily? I am also a man by the way.

    Also I want to add that I don't have time to go to the gym and really the only thing I can do is exercise in my house. Is it true that you need to exercise for 1 hour a day in order to lose weight? I do eat healthily and I don't eat much food, so I'm guessing I am just overweight because I'm not doing enough exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      Running is best. It helps you burn fat from all sides. Sit ups and crunches work as well. Drink plenty of water. Cut the soda and juice. If you do that, you will drop the lbs. good luck :)

  7. QUESTION:
    Why do so many women adopt the 'lazy' approach to weight loss?
    Allot of women i know who are trying to lose weight very rarely exercise and tend to try out slimming tablets and diets. Why do more men exercise to lose weight than women? Are women just lazy? I am a woman and i exercise and just adopt a healthy eating plan for life, rather than for a month so i can get into a new swimsuit? I find these womens' approaches to weight loss and health disgusting.

    • ANSWER:
      i dont im like you i changed my eating habits i exercise hard regulary but i do it because i enjoy it aswell plenty of times people say to me why are you doing it still they dont understand because i enjoy it makes me feel 'the buzz' afterwards

  8. QUESTION:
    Would this exercises help me lose weight in 2 months?
    Hi im a 5"3"1/2 15 year old boy. I weight 132 pounds. I want to lose weight and my small man boobs during my summer break. This is my summer schedule. From Monday-Friday.

    5:00 AM: Jog For 1hr at the park
    9:00 AM: Run/Sprint for 45min. 
    10:15 AM: Elliptical Machine for 45min.
    Jumping Rope for 30min.
    Punching Bag for 30min.
    Cardio Workouts such as mountain climbers, etc.

    Breakfast: Kelloggs Cereal
    Snack 1: Fruits
    Lunch: Normal food
    Snack 2: Fruits
    Snack 3: Salad/Fuits
    Dinner: Normal food/ rice,meet,vegetables,

    Drinks: Only water
    Do you think is too much exercises for me. If is YES then what should i cut?

    Also i play soccer every saturday at the park with my friends from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    • ANSWER:
      exercise is healthy for you but you don't need to workout that much to get in shape. as long as you run everyday for at least 30 minutes and watch what you eat you'll slim down.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can i lose weight with this exercises?
    Hi im a 5"3"1/2 15 year old boy. I weight 132 pounds. I want to lose weight and my small man boobs during my summer break. This is my summer schedule. From Monday-Friday.

    5:00 AM: Jog For 1hr at the park
    9:00 AM: Run/Sprint for 45min. 
    10:15 AM: Elliptical Machine for 45min.
    Jumping Rope for 30min.
    Punching Bag for 30min.
    Cardio Workouts such as mountain climbers, etc.

    Breakfast: Kelloggs Cereal
    Snack 1: Fruits
    Lunch: Normal food
    Snack 2: Fruits
    Snack 3: Salad/Fuits
    Dinner: Normal food/ rice,meet,vegetables,

    Drinks: Only water
    Do you think is too much exercises for me. If is YES then what should i cut?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Why do men lose more weight then women?
    My sister and i used to weight 227 pounds we both exercise in the same gym on same hour and exercise on the same time but my sister exercise more faster and harder then myself but i only exercise for 15 mins but my sister who weighted 227 lost only 10 pounds in 2 months and i lost 25 pounds in 2 months and she worked for a full hour each day.

    how can this be my sister works out more then me and spent more time at the gym and eat the same healthy food as i do and i wonder how can this be so?

    My sister is 217 pounds and i am only 202 pounds how on earth do i lose more weight then her she exercise more then me?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/index_art.aspx?tabnum=4&art_id=37981&sc=808

      this should answer ur question

  11. QUESTION:
    I need a strong diet plan to lose weight and gain muscle?
    Im having surgery so i cant play football for the season i need monthly diet plans and uperbody exercises to lose the gut and man boobs. By when im able to practice ill be in shape and ready to go.Is their any special things ill need to eat if so plz tell me.I have like 4-7 months to lose like 50-60 pounds. I know it aint really healthy but i am very impateint.
    P.S. I really cant run cause the surgery is being done on my foot from a football game incident.

    • ANSWER:
      Try a pro protein diet:

      Incorporate 4-5 protein shake or protein bar into your diet. with condensed regular meals, making them smaller.

      I was able to lose 50lbs in 6 months, with semi regular exercise.
      Protein can become fat, but that is only if you over do it. I am not sure exactly how much, but the figure should be close to 2-3x your weight.
      I take close to 1-2x my weight because I workout and want to keep my muscle, and repair the ones I tear when I work out.

      Take a look at the brand Optimum Nutrition or buy from http://www.trueprotein.com/ and use the discount code HNC112 to save 5-10% on your order.
      True protein is nice because you can make your own blend, from different sources of protein and they do not use fillers like other companies.

      Good luck dude!!

  12. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to lose weight?
    Hey guys im 15 and 250 pounds and 6 feet tall. I've been over weight my whole life, and now that high school has began I want to lose my man boobs and my stomach fat! It's really annoying I've bought weights for bench pressing to get rid of my man boobs, and I have a pool. I want to no the best way to lose weight in my stomach and man boobs because thats were most of my weight is, and once I lose that I will take boxing classes, I've done them before and I have asthema and it's so hard to do! So I've wanted to lose 20-30 pounds before I start boxing. Here's my diet

    Breakfast I useally eat:
    Cereal
    Toast with peanutbutter and honey
    2 eggs on bread with a slice of cold cut meat

    Lunch
    Chicken dogs with mayo and ketchup
    Sandwhich

    Dinner
    Fish
    Spegehhitie
    Steak with potatoes
    Pizza

    Snack before bed
    3-4 granola bars
    Big glass of either Nes tea milk or lemonade

    I think my biggest problem is the AMOUNT I eat, I always eat more then I should. So yeah thanks for reading all of this but I'd like to no the things I should change in my diet and exercise to lose man boobs and belly fat.

    • ANSWER:
      Alot of teenagers eat alot,,, i think tht running, jogging(cardio) is the best way to loose weight

  13. QUESTION:
    which is a better way to exercise to lose weight?
    I'm 5'7 weighing about 225 in a men's size 38' waist. I have a lot of muscle but my body fat seems to be the one thing that shows the most. So I was wondering what would be the better exercise to help lose the fat: swimming or running? Ive been on a good diet for sometime and just looking shave down on the stomach and waist line

    • ANSWER:
      swimming and running will both help you loose weight
      eat healthy foods
      instead of 3 big meals eat 6 small meals

  14. QUESTION:
    Im 13 and want to lose some weight .. any suggestions?
    Well im 13,5'7 and around 180 pounds. Im looking for the best exercises to lose some weight. Also what is the average weight for a 13 year old of my height. And tips for losing man boobs.. Help will be much appreciated. Please and Thank you !

    • ANSWER:
      you probably want to be with in the range of 142 - 154 lbs for average

      to loose weight you need to excercise and be ative daily. keep it fun with sports you like, running, do it with friends. eat 6 HEALTHY small meals a day or just SOMETHING every 3-4 hours even if its just a piece of celery to keep your metabolism up so you burn more calories

      as for the man boobs, you probably want to go to a gym, and work out your chest muscles with some serious weight lifting and using muscle equipment
      good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    What are the BEST exercises to burn and lose lovehandles? (for men)?
    I'm pretty slim and have lost a lot of weight. The only thing that is making my figure look really ugly are my love handles. I mean, you can't see it under my clothes, but big enough for me, when I look at them to be really annoying. Any good exercises that helps burn away love handles? i really need this advice. thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Am I doing the right Exercise to lose weight and lose my man boobs?
    I weigh 215 pounds. Please don't jeer at me, i used to weigh 228. I am 18, and at least 5 times a week, I try to jog for 30 minutes in the morning.

    But I jog for one block, do 5 push ups, jog another block do 5 push-ups and so on. Then, once back home, I do 2 sets of planks for 30 seconds. I also try not to drink soda and eat junk food. Should I continue this?

    Also, should I change my exercise every month? Like alternate between jogging and biking?

    PLEASE DO NOT SUGGEST BUYING ANYTHING OR JOINING A GYM!

    thanks!

    Oh, my pants size used to be 40, but now I am a size 36. Do you think I can get to a size 34 or even a size 32? By the way, I am around 5'9

    • ANSWER:
      hm mm... push ups will only increase you're bulk size....
      i recommend after jogging around the block, throw a few punches...
      throwing jabs is the best way (other than doing a martial arts class) to burn calories. in-fact... with you're measurements, you could lose 450 calories by just shadow boxing for 5 minutes...
      other than that... you're doing every thing else well...
      and switching exercises every month is a great way to confuse you're muscles(a good thing)

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best way for a thin person to lose weight?
    I'm about 5'8 and i weigh 136 lbs. I have a small waist, and a kind of big butt (lol) but i'm tall so i look skinney. I want to be thinner. But when i exercise i don't want to get all muscular and built like a man. I want to just lose body fat. I have low body fat but i still want to weigh about 130 lbs. So what is the best way for me to lose weight, should i exercise, diet, or what?

    • ANSWER:
      I found this on this website. There are more tips and info.

      1. If what you are eating has less than 1 carb, count it as 1 carb just to be sure.

      2. Totally avoid caffine at least for the first two weeks on the program.

      3. Drink a MINIMUM of 8 glasses of plain water or seltzer daily.

      4. Don't weigh yourself more than once a week

      5. Take starting measurements as well as weight - sometimes you'll lose inches before pounds

      6. Avoid any type of "low carb" sweetener for the first two weeks

      7. Don't compare your loss to someone else's - this is a YMMV thing (your milage may vary)

      8. Stalls are common around the third week so don't panic

      9. If you follow your plan to the T and don't lose, consider Candida as a possibility and avoid vinegar, cheese, mushrooms and any other fermented food

      10. Have bloodwork done before starting so you have a comparison

      11. Cholesterol can be elevated in the first few weeks til your body adjusts - make sure your doctor knows that you're doing low carb and when you started

      12. Don't blame the diet if you don't read your plan book -- blame the diet if you don't read the labels -- Don't blame the diet if you don't follow the diet

  18. QUESTION:
    I need a weight lose exercises! Anyone?!?
    Okay, im a guy, and in the 10th grade this year. I used to weigh 205lbs pounds and then i decided to change, went down to 180lbs, converted a lot of my fat to muscle, and have stayed that way for sometime. But i still have "man-boobs" and flab around my stomach. I want high intensity work outs that i can do to lose them. I suck at dieting, play football so i need food for practices and lifting. I have a bench and treadmill but only 2 small 15 pound dumbbells.. Please help, im tired of being ashamed to take my shirt off to go swimming(which i love swimming..). The man-boobs are the main thing, i want them to be gone by late august september, which means i need super hardcore workouts that can demolish them FAST. And i dont really have a job yet(i log occasionally w/ buds) so i dont need them to be simple little things to slowly lose the wieght. i need this flab gone 2 months ago.

    • ANSWER:
      DANCE go in your room and turn on a radio and dance. its the best excercise and its one of the fastest way to burn fat. or you can swim, thats good too.

  19. QUESTION:
    how to lose weight fast?
    im 16 years old im 6'2 and i weigh 200 lbs and im trying to lose about 40 pounds or so, i been spending the past 2-3 months in the gym getting muscle results but not really seeing fat reducing results, so im looking for a way to lose weight fast i work out arms, legs, and my back and i do muay thai as cardio. what are ways and exercises to lose weight fast? im taking mega men sport multivitamens, alka lyn kreatine, and propagrol EP test booster with protein shakes.

    • ANSWER:
      hi dear
      just follow these simple tips to shed extra pounds from your weight
      - take balanced diet
      - take 5 meals in the day
      - add fruits and vegetables in your meals
      - zip your lips for fried and fast foods
      - avoid colas and sweets
      - drink more water and fresh juice
      - do regular workout, yoga or brisk walk
      - think positive and keep smiling
      good luck

      :o )

  20. QUESTION:
    AHHHHHH, I really want to lose weight and have a flat stomach but there's a problem!?
    Well i won't a flat stomach but there's a problem i can't stop eating junk and i mean i am eating alot of junk food! so for me to get a flat stomach what foods shall i eat and what time of the day and exercises possible to do in my room. I run around alot on the weekend playing football. So yeah i have been wanting to lose weight weight for a very long time and i can't do it, im 15 male. What exercises will lose my man boobs and my belly fat quickly?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't eat junk. Don't eat after 6 pm at all (just water) and loads of pull ups :)

  21. QUESTION:
    Why do people say . "If you eat less than you burn, then you'll lose weight ? ?
    Thats the stupidest statement about losing weight I ever seen, and ive seen it ALOT.

    First of all most men need to bring in 2,500 cal a day and women 2000 cals to maintain weight . So tell me who is really burning more than 2,000 cals a day ?.......Nobody except maybe pro athletes.

    Here is how you lose weight( For example, men that want to lose weight should eat 500 less calories and burn at least 300 cals exercising. 2,000 (cal intake) - 800( dieting & exercise) = 1,200 = lost weight. There is no way somebody can burn 1,000 + calories and not wanna take a nap afterwards / or function correctly throughout the day.

    What do yall think ?

    • ANSWER:
      so you say that "eat less then you burn" is the stupidest statement about weight loss ever.

      then you tell everyone how to lose weight: eat 2000 calories, burn 300 from exercise, -500 (because you have to eat less than you burn amirite???), burn 1700+ from bmr = weight loss

      exact same thing

      stupidest statement ever = eat less than you burn to lose weight
      your statement = consume less than you burn to lose weight

      am I missing something?

  22. QUESTION:
    whats a good plan to lose weight for a 250lb male?
    I'm looking to lose some weight and just wondering what a good running/diet plan would be for me. im also looking to lose the dreaded man boobs, I'm about six foot tall.

    I know eatting is a huge portion of it but I still need as much help as possible, like what is a good amount of calories a day, how much should i run, what other exercises would help me out?

    thanks for the help i appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
      If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
      will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
      underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
      exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
      diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
      after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
      your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
      you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
      cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
      diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
      calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
      start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
      most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
      lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
      disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
      your problem areas for men and women. It's not necessarily to become a
      bodybuilder or even join a gym - a couple of dumbbells will help you
      to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).

  23. QUESTION:
    My Dr told me that Women dont lose weight by Exercising...?
    i went to see my Gynocologist (he is around 70) this morning for my Annual Pap and he told me that my Weight was the same as last year... BUT since im 50 now i should watch My Calories AND i should know that Women dont lose weight by Exercising... IM CONFUSED... he said Men DO, but Women DONT - has anyone ever heard this before???

    • ANSWER:
      Technically, he isn't wrong. Ultimately exercise is recommended for weight maintenance. The only way to lose weight is by burning more calories than you consume, and your metabolism will determine the rate at which you burn calories. Men and women do typically have different metabolic rates (because muscle helps you burn calories faster and men have more muscle mass than women), but your doctor shouldn't generalize these facts without explaining them.

      So yes, I have heard this before and it does make sense if you understand that women can lose weight if exercising helps them burn more calories than they are consuming.

      Good luck, I hope this helps :)

      (BTW -I have struggled with diet and exercise my whole life.)

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the best Exercises for losing Man Boobs? please help!?
    I need to lose weight from my "breast area" i am male 15 years of age, and i have my man boobs sticking out!! :L pls help!!! i need an exercise that will work fast!! THANKYOU!! 0:D

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    whats a good exercise for losing weight?
    Im 13 years old and i weight abut 140 nd i got man boobs (which i hate) i also want to lose some weight about 20 lbs... any exercises i can do?

    • ANSWER:
      Pushups, pullups, chin-ups, bodyweight squats, crunches - the basics.

      However I recommend that you go to this site:

      http://buff4life.nononsense.hop.clickbank.net?tid=13640
      www.VinceDelMonteFitness.com

      It contains all the information to help you succeed.

  26. QUESTION:
    When you ask a German for advice on how to lose weight, what does he/she recommend?
    When I was at a bar in Frankfurt, I was telling some German man that I was trying to lose weight. I forgot what he recommended to me. Whatever it was, he said it was a typically German way of losing weight. I have since lost weight through diet and exercise. I'm now trying to encourage my friend who won't cooperate. Since she has an affinity for German culture, I thought this might have some influence on her.

    • ANSWER:
      he or she might recommend changing your diet to only healthy foods ...as is the best thing you can do and will ensure you will lose weight if combine with walking everyday especially.

      you can eat how much you like if you stay within these 3 guidelines and still lose fat naturally and gradually. You should lose 10lbs each month on average.

      1.eat only steamed lean meats, eggs, healthy fruits ,vegetables, nuts, grains, & yogurt..2. drink only water, juice, & milk..3. walk or do some physical exercise 1-3 hour every day.

      (btw, recommend you also to buy an electronic food steamer ((Very cheap)) and a rice cooker as makes it very easy to prepare healthy meals ,,add a bit of olive oil and pepper, spices on top of steamed vegeatables, fish or chicken to add more taste if wish as these are healthy too.)

  27. QUESTION:
    Does the "Shake Weight for Men" help you gain weight or lose weight?
    Now I assume it helps you gain more muscle and muscle weighs more than fat, but still, I wanna know cuz I wanna gain weight and this seems like a good way to, I mean some of my friends said it actually works. But I don't wanna buy something that will make you skinnier because I don't want that AT ALL! Also another question, I heard it helps tone your muscles, what does "toning your muscles" mean in fitness and exercising. Basically, I just wanna know if a skinny guy can use the shake weight and gain muscle weight instead of just toning your muscles. You know what I mean by all this right? and also, Don't give me a 1 word or a 1 sentence answer, be specific with your answer but at the same time don't write too much and go overboard with the answer. Please answer ASAP so I can started.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Fastest way for a 13 year old to lose weight?
    I'm 13 years old, 5' 8", and 140 pounds. I am a little chubby, but not overweight yet. I am on the path to being overweight though, and i want to stop that. I can only find excercises for men or teenagers 15-18. Does anyone have a good workout or exercise i should try to gradually lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Caleb, go burn a cat.

      Hun, I understand what you want to do. And people, it's not your decision. She has stated that she doesn't want to become overweight! She isn't going on like 'OMFGG!!! I AM SO FAATTT! LYK I WANT TO LOSE 50 POUNDSS SO I CAN BEE A MODEL'. She is saying that she wants to be healthy, so back off.
      The problem is, at your age, if you start a diet, it might turn into an eating disorder, because young teenagers don't really know when enough is enough. The advice I can give you is to eat healthy foods, cut out junk food, watch what you eat and exercise regularly. Perhaps consider getting a membership to a gym. But when you are happy, that's when you should stop. Don't go overboard.

  29. QUESTION:
    What exercises can i do that help lose my belly ,love handles and man boobs ?
    Im really trying to get a 6 pack , and lose weight on my chest and lose my love handles , i go to the gym at least 4 times a week for at least 2 hours. i spend about 20 min on each of the following . But it seems that my hardwork isnt paying off is there something im doing wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't tone fat. You can't target fat. You reduce total bodyfat as a whole.

      The forumla for a visible 6pack is 80% diet, 20% conditioning. You need to be under 10% total bodyfat for ANY chance of a 6 pack showing through. Strive for 8%.

      If you have moobs - you have a large body fat percentage. Work on your diet and CUT sugar!!

  30. QUESTION:
    Can exercising and losing weight make a penis seem bigger?
    I am just curious. Don't be judgmental. Since there will be less fat around the pelvic area, will there be more room for the penis to erect more? Exercising helps burn fat and grow muscle, so does it grow the penis because it is also muscle? I heard that for every 30 pounds a man loses, his penis grows one inch or half inch longer (not sure which). Is it true? If it is, can you please give me a link so I can read more about it.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is true. They had a Dr. on the Opray Winfrey show that stated this.

  31. QUESTION:
    My wife wants to lose weight and she's contemplating Amphetamines?
    My wife wants to lose weight and she's contemplating Amphetamines...prescribed by Doctors of course. I wouldn't have a problem with that except for the fact that she used to be addicted to Crystal Meth...which is an Amphetamine. I'm pretty sure she's not using weight loss as a ruse to get Amphatamines (not 100% but I'm pretty confident) but she's looking for some sort of suppliment or program to help her lose weight. Playing the role of the idiot husband I said "Well diet and exercise is all you need." She agrees but she also knows that men lose weight much faster than men. All she's looking for is a little help to start losing weight. Any suggestions on programs that REALLY work? I'm not looking for a miracle pill because those never work. I need some sort of suppliment that, coupled with a balanced diet and exercise plan, she can make the progress she needs to stay with it. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! While amphetimines truly do cause a large weightloss in the beginning as soon as you stop taking them the weight will come back plus more. Plus starting them will cause her to get less sleep and feel restless and sometimes ill. Stopping the amphetimine usage will cause a drug withdrawl and cause all sorts of side effects. The dangers of amphetimines far out weigh the good that the supposedly say. Since she was previously addicted to Crystal Meth keep her away from them...Even though a doctor prescribes them doesnt mean that they are better than the street version....All they will be doing is selling her the same basic version of street Meth behind the guise of a prescription. Even the doctor will tell her that she will have to be weaned off of them...because amphetimines are an addictive drug.

      There is no supplement that I have found that helps.....although I felt better when I was taking Relacore...but that was simply affecting my mood. I didnt see any weightloss from it.....I lost 50lbs just by switching from drinking soda to drinking tea and water...and also switching the high calorie foods for fat free or low calorie. I suggest you start with lifestyle changes first. weightloss drugs of any kind are simply dangerous even if prescribed by a doctor.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it necessary to give up certain foods when trying to lose weight?
    Okay so I just went to the doctors and he said that my BMI score is one point in the overweight range. I also have "man boobs." Im trying to lose the weight and the extra padding by exercising and eating well. Now is it necessary to give up foods like pizza and chinese - both being provided for free at work right now!!! - to be healthy? Is it worth not having the simple pleasures in life???

    • ANSWER:
      It's all about portion control. The secret to weight loss isn't a secret. It's about eating less calories than your body needs, and burning off extra calories that your body doesn't need, through exercise. While it's true that some foods have more fat, and aren't good for your arteries, among other things, I can't think of any food that you can't eat and still lose weight. Instead of having two pieces of pizza, have one. Drink water instead of soda. Diet sodas are loaded with salt, so they're not always the best choices. If you don't like a lot of water, put a squeeze of lemon in it. Doing this yourself is better than buying it ready-made at the store, as sometimes there are extra additives in it that you don't put in it at home. If you want to know more about taking off weight sensibly, go to the following sites: www.sparkpeople.com and www.tops.org. Sparkpeople is a free service. TOPS has thousands of chapters throughout the world, and is a weight support organization that specializes in helping people succeed at weight loss. I am a member of both, and have seen much success with both places. <*)))><

  33. QUESTION:
    What exercises are best to lose my man boobs?
    I have a bit of fat on my chest and I'm seeing my girlfriend soon and I want to get rid of it, and possibly grow my muscles a bit on my arms (biceps and triceps).

    I don't care about inner strength and long-term weight loss, but my girlfriend is leaving for a year and the last time I see her is in 5 weeks and I just want to look very attractive for her.

    What exercises should I do? How often?

    • ANSWER:
      You could use the Shake Weight. Or just find a guy and use his penis as a shake weight, but I don't know if your girlfriend would like that.

  34. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a good weight loss routine for men?
    I'm looking to lose my belly fat during 2011 and start caring about my body, and I was wondering if there was a site that gives exercise routines and workouts (ranging from beginner to expert) that will help me lose weight. Thank you so much! =D
    It can be paid or free but I'm in highschool so I cant spend to much.

    • ANSWER:
      "Body for Life" is an excellent book and can be purchased from most thrift stores. Check it out from a library to see if it fits your needs.

      For diet, I recommend any book by Dr. Dean Ornish or Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

  35. QUESTION:
    how to lose weight fast and healthy for a thirteen year old?
    hey guys im kinda on the heavey side at 135 lbs at 5"2 so leave exercises tht will help fpr weight lose im tired of getting made foun of cause of my man boobs so yea thanx

    • ANSWER:
      Weight loss is an overall process and there are no magic answers. Pay no attention to weight loss supplements and pills and all the latest fads. You need to think about many factors but most of them are related to issues we've known about for a very long time. There are many sensible things you can do that will make a tremendous difference over the long term if you need to lose weight. It can be done in a healthy way. This is what has worked for me.

      Keeping a food journal really does help. It will give you a much better sense of how much you are eating, and when, and why.

      Make a few additional small changes - walk everywhere, always use stairs instead of elevators, walk on escalators, get up and move around at least once an hour if your work or your life in general is sedentary, walk every day, use a pedometer. Walking 10,000 steps a day is a really good idea. Build up to a long brisk walk everyday, or most days. Be more active and watch less TV and spend less time on the computer. Buy one piece of exercise equipment to have at home and be strict with yourself about using it. Sometimes you can find mini-steppers or exercise bikes at second hand stores and thrift stores for just a few dollars.

      Start a weight lifting routine. Join a gym. Possibly you can find one that has someone who specializes in weight lifting programs for beginners. Weight lifting will increase your metabolism as well as improve posture and appearance overall. Even if you can't get to the gym you can work out at home using things around the house. Invest in a good weight training book. The Dummies series actually has a good one.

      In terms of diet, cut out or reduce things like junk food, pop, fat, fast food. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish. Particularly if you choose a vegetarian lifestyle include natural peanut butter, hummus, dried fruit and nuts. Pay close attention to getting the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.

      Make your portion sizes smaller. Use a smaller plate - in our society we have become accustomed to thinking that we need a large plate of food at every meal, and we don't. About quarter of your plate of food should be protein and at least half of it should be veggies.

      Learn to count calories. At your current weight and activity level, you may possibly need about 2000 calories or more to maintain your current weight. So you will lose weight at a reasonable and healthy rate if you cut back to about 1600 or 1700 calories a day.

      Eat small amounts frequently, rather than three large meals. Never skip breakfast. Include some protein in your breakfast. It will help get you through the day.

      Drink plenty of water, at least 8 big glasses of water a day, and more if it is very hot, if you sweat a lot, or if you are exercising intensely, and eliminate fruit juices. Fruit juices have too many calories, so get your vitamins from fresh fruit, not the juice. You will begin to see changes in your body.

      Vary your routines. Don't eat the same number of calories every day (vary your calories from 1400 a day to 1900 or 2000 some days), eat a variety of foods, and do different kinds and amounts of exercise. You will lose weight much more efficiently if you mix things up from time to time so that your body doesn't adjust to any one routine.

      An area that many people overlook is getting enough sleep. You are much more likely to overeat or to binge eat if you are tired and not well rested, so get enough sleep.

      Check out websites about nutrition, exercise, weight training, etc. Here are a few helpful links.

      http://www.nutrawatch.com/
      http://www.caloriesperhour.com/
      http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_diet.htm
      http://www.wikihow.com/Lose-Weight-the-Healthy-Way
      http://weightloss.about.com/cs/fitness/a/aa011503a.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/no-weight-workout?page=4

  36. QUESTION:
    16 year old male having trouble with weight and man boobs, and i need to lose!!!!?
    HI there, I need to lose my man boobs and weight fast. I would like you guys to help me set up a fortnight of exercises and tips on healthy eating. I have less than 11 months to achieve my goal to wear acceptable clothing for next summer and not wear tight cloths and jumpers in summer just not to show my fat.

    I’m not looking for surgery I want and I know I can lose the weight by sticking to the regime you guys can help me set up.
    I don’t have access to a gym, but I do have an exercise bike, XL glider, 10 sets of weights (1-10kg), grappler machine, I also have a vertical knee raise machine, Pro Club Line Shoulder Press Machine,
    Is there anything else I would/could do?

    Please help, I’ve always been bullied about my weight and I want that to stop.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    16 year old male having trouble with weight and man boobs, and i need to lose!!!!?
    HI there, I need to lose my man boobs and weight fast. I would like you guys to help me set up a fortnight of exercises and tips on healthy eating. I have less than 11 months to achieve my goal to wear acceptable clothing for next summer and not wear tight cloths and jumpers in summer just not to show my fat.

    I’m not looking for surgery I want and I know I can lose the weight by sticking to the regime you guys can help me set up.
    I don’t have access to a gym, but I do have an exercise bike, XL glider, 10 sets of weights (1-10kg), grappler machine, I also have a vertical knee raise machine, Pro Club Line Shoulder Press Machine,
    Is there anything else I would/could do?

    I am troubleing to understand what Reps and sets mean, can anyone help me with the words!

    Please help, I’ve always been bullied about my weight and I want that to stop.

    • ANSWER:
      Your Answer:
      Your Answer:
      well, with the list you gave me- i will have tolook up some of the machines you have. i can email you info on those (i may know what they are- just not by name....) when i look them up if you want.

      first things first- diet. what kinds of foods are you eating? what types of things are you drinking? i would suggest to take a look at what you are eating. is it mostly processed foods (such as frozen foods, ready made foods, foods out of packages... and so on...) or natural foods (such as fresh meats veggies and fruits from the grocer) i hope it's the latter- but if not, try to replaced some of the processed foods with more natural ones. you don't have to go "organic" or whatever- just fresh meats, veggies and fruits. this will have a huge impact.
      meal suggestions:
      breakfast- oatmeal, fruits, omelette with a little cheese and other ingredients you may like, or scrambled eggs, just keep away from the butter and high fat things like bacon and sausage. don't eat a lot. what i do is, i'll have the omelette with some tomatoes, green peppers, and some cheese, and i'll have a glass of juice. then if i am still hungry 20-30 minutes later i'll have a piece of fruit. this usually is good for me for breakfast. you don't want to eat it all at once. try to train your mind to listen to your stomach about being full. it took me forever, but is do-able.

      IF you get hungry before lunch, try to eat a very light snack- such as another piece of fruit, a granola bar, maybe even a protein bar. you don't wanna over do it at this point, because lunch is coming.

      lunch- eat a light lunch- sandwich with deli meats, or a tuna sandwich. maybe even a salad with grilled chicken that's been refrigerated. (keep the salad, chicken and dressing separate until ready to consume- the lettuce and stuff will get soggy!) or you can do a sandwich and salad. don't be afraid to mix it up!

      then again- IF you get hungry before dinner, eat a light snack.

      and for dinner- try grilled chicken, fish, lean beef, lean pork. and vegetables! they can be cooked from frozen or fresh.try to keep a light dinner also- take your time and eat. chew each bite, and savor it. there's so many different ways to prepare the meats, and veggies- enjoy them!

      for sweets and stuff- if you can't help but have them- try to only have them once a week. i LOVE icecream- but i'll only have it on sundays. it makes it that much better to have to wait for it! drink lots of water- i've read that eight 8oz glasses is ideal. i don't know about that, but definitely drink when you are thirsty. you want to drink enough water that your urine is clear to very light yellow. this means you are well hydrated.

      now for exercise... i don't know of your fitness level now- but i will give you a low-down on a beginner's exercise program that you may be interested in.

      go for a walk after dinner. start out at 10 minutes, then the next week add 5 minutes onto that. do that for 2 weeks, then add another 5 minutes. and so on. ideally you want to do at least 30 minutes of cardio (walking) most days of the week. i would suggest walking 3 to 5 times a week. 5 times a week would be ideal though.

      can you do a push-up? if you can, try to do as many as you can in one shot. make sure to keep your back inline with your legs. (to help with this, when in push-up position, squeeze your butt cheeks together). if you can't do a push-up in regular position try modified- just go to your knees, in push-up position, and do push-ups that way. do as many as you can....

      you can also lay down on the floor, on your back with one of your weights. pick one that you will be comfortable lifting 8-10 times. take the weight in both hands and hold to your chest. push the weight away from your chest. return to start position. this is called a bench press. (it's modified from using barbells and stuff like that....)

      a rep is when you have your hands on the weight at your chest, push the weight away, and then return to the weight on your chest.

      a set is the number of reps that you complete at a time and then rest. you don't want to rest for too long- 30 seconds to a minute.

      you want to do 8-10 reps, per set, for 2-4 sets. start at 2 sets, then build up to 4 sets. you can also add more reps per set.

      another weight exercise you can do is the military press. take 2 weights in both of your hands, stand with feet shoulder width apart, bring the weights up to your ears, and push the weights to the sky straight above your head. return the wieghts to by your ears, and then push again towards the sky. make sure you use a weight that is comfortable to use for 8-10 reps for 2-4 sets. start at a lgith weight, do your exercise, then if it's not enough, go up to the next weight. you want to exert energy, but not hurt yourself.

      the standing row is another weight exercise. stand up straight, shoulders back with a weight held by both hands in front of you, arms relaxed. lift the weight up with both hands up to you chin, then release. that is a rep. do 8-10 reps, for 2-4 sets.

      now, things i like to do to help tone.... i do "mat exercises". i do this once a week, to help break up the monotony:

      the crunch- lie on you back on the floor, hands behind your head, head resting on the floor, and your hips bent at 90 degrees, with your knees bent at 90 degrees. lift your head off the floor until you feel your ab muscles work. then release your head. do 10-15 reps. (remember- don't pull your head up with your arms. if your neck hurts- try to do the exercise with your hands by your ears, but not touching your head. you want your abs to work!)

      the super man- lie on your belly on the floor with your legs straight behind you, and your arms straight above your head. lift your arms, head and legs off the floor. hold this position for a count to 5, then release. that is 1 rep. do 10-15 reps.

      you can do push-ups for the next exercise- modified push-ups (on your knees) try to do 10-15 reps.

      the squat- stand up, feet MORE than shoulder width apart. point your toes out away from you in a comfortable position. put your hands on your hips, then lower yourself so your thighs are almost perpendicular to the floor. then raise yourself. that is 1 rep. do 10-15 reps.

      if you don't feel like walking, you can ride your bike. just get on and ride. i don't know how many gadgets it has- hopefully it keeps time, distance, and can have the level adjusted. start at level 0 or 1, and go for 15 minutes. go like this for a week, and add 5 minutes. then do that for a week, then go up to level 1 or 2. go for a week, then go up another 5 minutes. go for a week, then add another level. you want to do at least 30 minutes of bike riding for cardio.

      try mixing up the walking and bike riding. like for example:

      monday- walk after dinner and do weight training.

      tuesday- ride bike.

      wednesday- ride bike and do weight training

      thursday- walk after dinner

      friday- walk after dinner, do weight training

      saturdays and sundays you can take off. or, you can just do the cardio exercises if you want, and take them easy.

      you can also work out on the weekends if you want, you don't have to do the monday-friday thing like i have up there. you can do tuesday-saturday, or even saturday through wednesday if you want! you can even do 2 days, rest a day, then do 2 more days, rest- whatever works for you!

      now, i'm gonna look up the machines that you have listed. if you want more info on those, i can email you if you want, and give you the low-down on what i find out. like i said, i may know what they are, just not by name.

      i hope this gives you an idea of what to do! let me know the results!

      good luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    Exercise to lose weight for a 55 year old?
    I have exercised in a pool all summer. I have plenty of muscle strength and flexibility. I need to lose weight - which mainly means watching what goes in the pie hole. I cook meals to suit my husband who has to watch everything he eats (on dialysis), so I am not a junk food person. I watch what I eat.

    My friend insists that we need to do simple exercises for 30 min./daily in order to lose weight. We already walk for 30 minutes each day. Frankly, I'd rather spend time doing yard work. There is plenty to do living in the rural south, even in the winter. I just can't convince her that a few leg lifts here, a twisting motion there, and arm stretches at the end will kick my body into a cardio burn to melt those extra pounds away. Raking leaves will do as much, I am sure. It's a double duty thing to me. The man who chops wood is twice warmed, you know.

    If you have some surefire links to those experts out there (You know the ones known as "THEY"?) I can print out something for her to read...She's is convinced that I am not going to lose any weight if I don't do these exercises....

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it sounds like you have increased your muscle mass by swimming, which is one sure-fire way to burn calories. The more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn at rest. To shed off those extra pounds, you have to be more active. If you'd rather do yard work, then do what you want to do! Furthermore, I am not sure what your friend has been telling you, but in order for your body to "kick into a cardio burn," you have to raise your heart rate to a certain level. I would suggest speed walking for a longer time---say 45 minutes, or since you know how to use the Internet, log on to exercisetv.com and choose from a wide variety of free exercise videos to watch. If you're really serious, you can track your calorie intake through online calorie counting. Just do a search for one and find a free one to do. You'd be surprised how many calories you may be eating even if you think you're eating healthily.

      You can also check out this link for more information:

      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2308245/5_tips_on_how_to_stay_active_during.html

      Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    Ladies - How do you lose weight and still have fun with your man?
    I need to lose about 25 lbs. I exercise for an hour in the morning and eat healthy all day, but as soon as my husband gets home I start to eat like him...I eat a bunch of junk food and drink a bunch of beer. How did you lose weight and still have a good time? Any tips? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like he could use some exercise as well. Try jogging together (or if it's too cold, play indoor sports, go skiing or whatever). And clean up your fridge! Healthy foods make tempting snacks as well if you find the right ones.

  40. QUESTION:
    What exercises must I do to lose some weight and have a flat stomach? (teens)?
    I'm 13 and I'm chubby. It's the beginning of the Summer vacation and I want to lose some weight and not look chubby anymore. The truth is my body isn't that chubby... it's just my tummy that's the problem. I can do any exercise but... cardio and yoga is not really my thing. I thought of doing yoga before but the place I live in doesn't really have Yoga facilities for young teens like me. I tried searching the internet for some yoga technics but didn't really get it.... I always seem to get it wrong. Running and jogging in this place isn't also a good idea... during the morning there are old perverted men and drug addicts outside so my mum doesn't let me out during the morning and i would like to only make my home my exercising base.

    • ANSWER:
      www.sparkteens.com

      did it for me!!
      Good luck!!

  41. QUESTION:
    How can I lose more weight?
    Im a guy in my late 20s and I have lost about 40 lbs since 2005. My highest weight was 301, I am now about 260 lbs (sometimes around 257, depending on water etc). I am only 5'11- but my goal weight is 190 lbs.

    But anyways, I have been stuck at this weight since last summer. I ride my bike/walk my dog every day, and I eat about 2000-2300 cal a day. Do I need to exercise more? Also, why is weight loss so slow? I have only lost 40 lbs and I have been trying to lose weight for 3 years. I thought men lose quickly?

    Oh well.

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you, I would cut the calories back to between 1700 and 1800 and make sure that the exercises you are doing are really working you aerobically. If you have been doing the same exercises for the last 2 years, then your body is no longer challenged, and you will not burn as many calories. You have to make your body work or there isn't much point to the exercise.

      But congrats on what you have done so far. It is very impressive that you have lost that much weight and managed to keep it off. Keep up the great work. I think your body just needs a bit of a nudge to get it back i fat-burning mode and you will see the weight start coming off again. Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    Whats the best exercise program for a 54 year old man,with no restrictions to lose weight?
    6foot 1, 200 lbs,live in Montreal central,I have dumbells and a pilates ball and a mountain bike and a road bike . I also have a bicycle trainer. I leave for work at 5:15am and get back around5;30 pm

    • ANSWER:
      Bike riding is a great start. Don't forget walking and jogging...

  43. QUESTION:
    Weight loss for men?
    I am mystified by people who claim to have lost weight by exercising 30 minutes a day 3 days a week.
    I am a regular fat guy, I'm six feet tall and 250lbs, and I cannot seem to lose weight. I have weight trained, walked, did pilates, yoga, and I even had a bowflex which I used religiously for a long time, all to no avail.
    I have dieted in the past, but the only results I ever got was a series of bad headaches and the loss of muscle and strength, which was hardly my goal. I also work an intense job of physically stacking products on pallets in a warehouse, where I generally move 50-100,000 pounds of boxes per night.
    Am I doing something wrong? Is there something that I missed that could be helping me lose the weight I need to lose?

    • ANSWER:
      With that much exercise at work, you don't need any extra!

      All that leaves is your diet. Even you can't defy the laws of physics, which says that if you take in less energy than you burn each day, you'll lose pounds.

      Sounds to me like you must be burning off at least 3500 cals a day with the type of work you're doing. maybe more. That's a lot of food!

      As boring as it is, I'd suggest two things for you. 1) Learn the calorie content of foods and then knock off 500/day below what is needed to maintain your current weight. 2) Adapt a low carb, low glycemic index food plan. It's very healthy and satisfying.

      Check out the links for ideas. Good luck.

  44. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight and gain some muscle?
    I'm a 25 yr old man...but frankly I've been gaining some weight. I would like some good diet and exercise tips for me to follow. Anything from foods I SHOULD be eating other than just burgers and some frozen dinners to the exercises other than just relying on my job to make me sweat. Any tips of any kinds is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Something to remember; try not to look at it as a weight issue only. There will come a time when you will begin to actually gain weight and get in better shape. The reason is because muscle is denser than fat. When you gain muscle, you gain weight. A 6' tall man that weighs 200 lbs, but has 18% body fat is going to look fat. A 6' tall man weighing 200 lbs, but has 5% body fat will look like they are in excellent physical shape.

      For most people, it's almost always an issue of eating too much and exercising too little. I always recommend eating less, eating better, and exercising more. Break a sweat for 30 minutes at least 4 times a week. Try to get in to a routine of some kind. For me, it's sit ups and push ups every morning, and martial arts 3 to 4 times a week. Find something you like to do. For some it may be bike riding. For others, like me, it's martial arts. Some will swim several times a week. Find something you like to do.

      Add to that a couple of sessions of weight lifting per week and you'll see results quite quickly.

      Best of luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight extremely fast without a dime?
    Im a young man whose currently finishing college and I want to know what's the fastest way to lose all the unnecessary fat and get skinny.

    I never have tim,e to exercise due to my schedule for classes and work. What is the legit most quickest way to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Weight loss is an overall process and there are no magic answers. Pay no attention to weight loss supplements and pills and all the latest fads. You need to think about many factors but most of them are related to issues we've known about for a very long time. There are many sensible things you can do that will make a tremendous difference over the long term if you need to lose weight. It can be done in a healthy way. This is what has worked for me.

      Keeping a food journal really does help. It will give you a much better sense of how much you are eating, and when, and why.

      Make a few additional small changes - walk everywhere, always use stairs instead of elevators, walk on escalators, get up and move around at least once an hour if your work or your life in general is sedentary, walk every day, use a pedometer. Walking 10,000 steps a day is a really good idea. Build up to a long brisk walk everyday, or most days. Be more active and watch less TV and spend less time on the computer. Buy one piece of exercise equipment to have at home and be strict with yourself about using it. Sometimes you can find mini-steppers or exercise bikes at second hand stores and thrift stores for just a few dollars.

      Start a weight lifting routine. Join a gym. Possibly you can find one that has someone who specializes in weight lifting programs for beginners. Weight lifting will increase your metabolism as well as improve posture and appearance overall. Even if you can't get to the gym you can work out at home using things around the house. Invest in a good weight training book. The Dummies series actually has a good one.

      In terms of diet, cut out or reduce things like junk food, pop, fat, fast food. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish. Particularly if you choose a vegetarian lifestyle include natural peanut butter, hummus, dried fruit and nuts. Pay close attention to getting the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.

      Make your portion sizes smaller. Use a smaller plate - in our society we have become accustomed to thinking that we need a large plate of food at every meal, and we don't. About quarter of your plate of food should be protein and at least half of it should be veggies.

      Learn to count calories. At your current weight and activity level, you may possibly need about 2000 calories or more to maintain your current weight. So you will lose weight at a reasonable and healthy rate if you cut back to about 1600 or 1700 calories a day.

      Eat small amounts frequently, rather than three large meals. Never skip breakfast. Include some protein in your breakfast. It will help get you through the day.

      Drink plenty of water, at least 8 big glasses of water a day, and more if it is very hot, if you sweat a lot, or if you are exercising intensely, and eliminate fruit juices. Fruit juices have too many calories, so get your vitamins from fresh fruit, not the juice. You will begin to see changes in your body.

      Vary your routines. Don't eat the same number of calories every day (vary your calories from 1400 a day to 1900 or 2000 some days), eat a variety of foods, and do different kinds and amounts of exercise. You will lose weight much more efficiently if you mix things up from time to time so that your body doesn't adjust to any one routine.

      An area that many people overlook is getting enough sleep. You are much more likely to overeat or to binge eat if you are tired and not well rested, so get enough sleep.

      Check out websites about nutrition, exercise, weight training, etc. Here are a few helpful links.

      http://www.nutrawatch.com/
      http://www.caloriesperhour.com/
      http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_diet.htm
      http://www.wikihow.com/Lose-Weight-the-Healthy-Way
      http://weightloss.about.com/cs/fitness/a/aa011503a.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/no-weight-workout?page=4

  46. QUESTION:
    Without anyone getting too judgemental; what is the quickest way for a 12 stone (168lb) man to lose weight?
    A la the actor Richard E Grant, who apparently got info about a milkshake style drink... I don't care about eating really, give me an affordable diet revolving around coffee and one meal a day and I'll be happy. I know it's an obvious answer, but sadly I've not got much time or money to exercise at the moment... Unless I meet the right girl again of course. I adapt.

    • ANSWER:
      cut off an arm??

      or a leg.........

      or both then in come disablility benefits.

      F**k diets, they only cause you stress and often dont work unless your sommited enough to do enough excercise to compliment the diet.

  47. QUESTION:
    Why is it acceptable to poke fun at a mans weight or belly?
    I have gained like 80 lbs over the last 6 years and people (family) make comments about my weight or am I exercising yet or whatever...I never do this to other people because I think it is rude as h-ll! I am insecure the way it is and know eventually I will try and lose the weight but FOR ME not anyone else. I'm sick of people and especially family who can't mind their own business! I guess us men are suppose to take it and laugh it off?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not acceptable. Just because you have people around you who think it is doesn't make it so. I do find that men take it better as general teasing, and they would never consider doing it with a woman, but that still doesn't mean it's right. The next time it happens, ask if they would approach a stranger and say or do the same thing. It's just as rude and insensitive to you as it would be to anyone else.

      Good luck with your weight loss when and if you decide to do it.

  48. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to lose extra weight on my chest?
    Ive always been a bigger guy, wide shoulders and big torso in general. Ive been working out for awhile and i just cant seem to lose this extra fat on my chest. My arms, shoulders and upper chest are strong and tone, but my lower chest is just flabby, basically like man boobs. I was wondering if maybe doing some more exercises to target the lower chest if that would help sculpt it at all. Or is it just excess fat that i'll have to eventually lose from diet and exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      Excess fat to lose after a long time of diet and exercise.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do I get and keep the motivation to exercise and lose weight?
    I'm a 17 year old boy, and..I'm not going to lie. i find myself repulsive, and disgusting. Yeah, I can be lazy..But I think it's because of the simple fact that..I have no motivation..No confidence whatsoever.
    Sure, I could exercise by running everyday for about two to three weeks (My latest), but then I just gradually slow down and forget about it. I don't know why, and I've considered taking steroids, or..Dare I say it. Marijuana.. I don't need a therapist..All it'd do is hurt my self esteem more knowing the fact that I'm too weak to fix myself.

    I'm not looking to get BUFF..I just want to lose weight. I'm not fat, but I am overweight..About 20 pounds, I think. Most of it is just baby fat, though..But it still disgusts me. I'm a 17 year old petite boy. I mean, I'm small..And..I admit that, okay? But I just wonder..If I was skinny, AND petite..Maybe I'd look cuter?
    I have a small waist..I can feel it..I can feel how small my bones are..But it's the fat, you know?

    Mainly in my stomach, and thighs..My arms are also flabby..
    I'm not looking for some drugs that'll boost my testosterone. YEAH!! MAKE ME ALL RIPPED, AND PISSED OFF, MAKE ME A F*CKING MAN AND MAKE ME ALL TOUGH AND MACHO LIKE! WHERE IM A TOTAL BAD ASS WHO CAN LIFT LIKE 230 POUNDS WHILE POPPING 5 STEROID SHOTS A FRICKEN HOUR!!

    No, that's..Not what I'm looking for XD

    I just need a little motivation to help me exercise, you know? And it should be worth mentioning..Because of my obesity, I am developing health problems. I don't have a fattening diet. I've changed that a LONG time ago. I only have veggies, and stuff like beans..Minimal meat. Okay, yes..I do love sugar..And I can have as much sugar as I want, AS SOON AS I GET THIN!!!

    I just need the motivation..I'm fricken lazy..

    Please help me..I don't want to take things slow anymore..I've done that and it's gotten me nowhere..
    And that's because I have no confidence..No self esteem..No motivation.

    Inspire me..Motivate me. Hell, just tell me something really positive about exercise..

    I want help U_U
    And for the record..I'm not comparing myself to anyone..

    I need to get rid of this "baby fat"(as my mom calls it). It's affecting my health.
    It's not like anyone gives me any f*cking support..

    All they ever do is put me down!
    I don't know if this is good but..

    Everytime I listen to death metal, I get this adrenaline feeling..It makes me shake. Not with anger but..Excitement, or something..

    • ANSWER:
      make an excercise plan you can follow with at least one other person or join an pickup team of some sort i was in the same place as you 4 years ago and now im exactly where i want to be because i found this website (http://www.scoobysworkshop.com/) and have been working out with my friends religiously ever since it got better when i picked up surfing and basketball but all you need is support from other around you if you lack the motivation to do anything yourself BTW the guy on that website is kinda wierd but i promise you his stuff works amazingly well

  50. QUESTION:
    best diet for men to loose weight from stomach?
    Im trying to lose weight from my abdoman (stomach), though I know of exercises, I'm wanting advice and suggestions on the foods to eat, cook and snack on to help.

    I find occupying my mind on other things helps temporarily, but when cravings come for chocolate & cakes, I don't have a lot of self-esteem or will power to say NO to myself!!!

    What have you tried and succeeded at? women can give me help too!!! Anything (within reason) goes!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Cut out all sugars and do core exercises.


Exercises To Lose Weight For Children

Written By: admin - Mar• 31•12

Does your child need to lose weight? This is the reality for many families today and you are probably not unfamiliar with the ideas of what sorts of food are conductive for weight loss, and what sorts constitute absolute no-nos. The thing is that no one can change their pattern of eating in one day and your child should not have to suffer to burn fat. After all, children are children and certain foods belong to a happy childhood.

Here are some ideas for fun things to eat for a child that needs to lose weight:

Anything, but in small Portions!

First of all, if you can eliminate all of the junk food and empty sugar it is great. You can still allow your child candy and chocolate from time to time. Make sure to get the good stuff without food coloring and give small portions. This is done by simply buying smaller amounts. Even if the supermarket has a sale for 5 chocolate bars you get one and this one is meant to last the entire week. If you split a regular chocolate bar evenly among the family members it will not be a disaster for the child on a diet to also get a piece to look forward to.

Yogurt

Today there are so many tasty yogurts around and some of them are lethal for a child that needs to lose weight. Check how many calories are in the mix and try to stick to between 30 and 50. This will not be worse than eating a sweet fruit but it will offer some fun for a child that is overweight. You can also allow yourself yogurt when the sweet tooth is haunting you!

Ice Cream is Fun, make it yourself!

Ice cream is hardly what comes to mind when you are looking for fun snacks for a child on a diet but there are actually great types of ice cream available. You can buy ice cream that is low in calories and full of great taste but even more fun, you can make it yourself!

Get a simple ice cream maker and decide with your child what sort of ice cream that you will make. Get low calorie ice cream recipes online and try them out together. Not only will this give a child on a diet something fun to snack on but it will also be a lovely afternoon or evening activity. When you get your child involved in preparing and making the healthy food, the diet and fat loss will become easier and more relaxed. So invest in an ice cream maker and start having fun with low fat homemade ice cream!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how can i lose weight/exercise while doing housework/caring for children?
    i am working as a live-in nanny/housekeeper for a family. there are 3 children, the eldest 6, the middle boy is 4, and the little girl is 2. how can i throw in some exercise or lose weight while working? i also clean the house. there are 6 rooms i clean that are large. i want to lose weight but some exercises are too hard for me to do due to the fact that i am currently about 100 pounds overweight (disgusting..yes i know..please don't say insulting things). i'm only 5'1..so that's really bad. thanks for all the help in advanced!

    • ANSWER:
      I saw on morning TV wayback when, that U can turn housework into an exercise discipline, tho it means that once started, U gotta keep at it!
      Vacuuming can be a series of stretching exercises, just bend and push harder than U would as usual.
      Once in a stretch, hold that position for a few seconds longer, same with bending and lifting. If you are adventurous, involve the kids, with mini-chases and pulling them around on the polished floors on some improvised padding. Rolling and tumbling may happen by themselves, with their help, or not.
      Making beds and doing laundry- pretend the loads are heavier on the lifts, and bend more than needed, then "hold" for a half-minute. Exrta NRG when cleaning windows- speed it up a bit..
      Drink lots of water, no snacks, OK?

  2. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight?! & exercise ideas?!?
    Ok.. Here's the deal! My youngest child is 6 months old I lost about 15 lbs when I was pregnant w/ her and it felt great I kept it off for about two months but now I've gained it back and I want to lose it plus a lot more & I was wondering if I eat OK-not perfect & I exercise (walk at least 1 mile a day Mon-Fri) would that help me lose weight?!? And is jumping jacks a good exercise to help lose weight along with walking?? I have two small children & I want to get in shape. I want to go to the beach and look OK without thinking I look like a cow!!!! And any ideas to help me STOP drinking coke!! That is my BIG problem I drink COKE a lot!! I've tried diet coke & can't stand it...And if you can think of any other ideas to extra please let me know! I'm open for anything right now! Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Theres a lot of tips on how to lose weight effectively from my site, including exercise ideas.

      http://www.rapidweightloss.nmaskuri.com

  3. QUESTION:
    Moms?! How did you lose weight after having your child/children?
    After having my first child I thought losing that extra weight would be easy. I was wrong. Here I am 7 months later and I have only lost the weight associated with the child and extra fluids I was carrying while pregnant. Ive tried diets, and I have failed. I can only eat healthy for so long before I just cant take it anymore and give up. I dont want to stop eating the things I love. I know I cant eat junk all day long but I dont want to limit myself too much. I want to be happy with the things I eat. When I eat health food I always feel hungry. I dont have a ton of time to exercise either. I know based on these statements Im probably screwed, but I see some moms who look great, so tell me how did you do it?

    • ANSWER:
      What i did was after the first 6 months after baby and fed up with all the extra weight i was carrying was stayed under 1400 calories, kept myself moving whether it was cleaning obsessively like dishes vacuuming organizing anything that kept my heart racing and causing me to sweat did.
      That was great cause i couldn't go out and exercise with baby unless it was just walking which ithat grew tiresome.
      If your baby is on the floor crawling get your butt down there with her and crawl with her (play with her) it's quality and playtime for her also exercise for YOU!
      If you start feeling hungry keep a journal and write down why you wanted to lose weight in first place and how that once piece of (insert favorite junk food) will set you back a weeks worth of dieting, so not worth it.

      Everyone quits when they don't see rresults quick, but not everyone knows that your body is just getting used to the change in diet and added exercise before you know it 2 weeks goes by and finally the pounds just literallly melt off during the night it seems.
      That kept me even more motivated after 3 months 60 pounds were gone would be more but i gained muscle also which i wanted to be toned.
      Drink lots of water and treat yourself once in a while with a treat but use splenda instead od sugar taste the same.
      Good luck I got back to my weight before i got pregnant plus 10 extra pounds i lost

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to lose weight and tone up after you've had your second child?
    I had my first child and I lost weight, but not all of it. I still had about 15 pounds extra. This time around I want to lose it all. I want to be fit, thin and toned. What are some remedies and exercises recommended for doing that?

    • ANSWER:
      Get in Shape with Lil Jack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris its fun

  5. QUESTION:
    I have 2 small children, and i am trying to lose weight, and eat healthier, any ideas?
    It is very difficult for me to find time to exercise and eat healthy with my children around, i have a 5 year old, which isnt a problem, but i also have a 15 month old and a 4 month old, any suggestions on how to exercise and how to eat healthy or healthy diet ideas that work around a busy schedule.

    • ANSWER:
      When your two smallest children are taking their nap, use the tread mill. Or, take all your children for a walk. To lose weight, you need only exercise 20 minutes a day at minimum. Also, you can cook/prepare whatever meals you would like. This also teaches your children good eating habits. Kids aren't born disliking veggies-- they learn this. Kids aren't born liking burgers and pizza.. they learn this, too.

      .

  6. QUESTION:
    How To Help Child Lose Weight?
    Hi. My daughter is 11, 4'11 and 105. She is somewhat overweight, but I don't understand why. She has a healthy diet, and is quite obsessed over her weight. Her average caloric intake per day is roughly 1000 or under, and it seems kids her age eat much more. She rarely eats candy, and only if she has had 800 or under calories that day. She goes for a walk every day, or does push ups, sit ups or some form of exercise every day. Could she just have baby fat? Also, what are some good indoor excercises for winter?

    • ANSWER:
      dont pressure her.it does massive damage to kids self esteem.just accept her and let her grow a little than she can worry about that junk.mabye she has a thyroid problem also you could get her tested.

  7. QUESTION:
    How can Iget my wife to lose weight?
    First off, I love my wife very much. She is a latino with a gorgeous face, beautiful skin, and nice legs. When we met she was kind of thick in the mid-section. She has had three children from a previous marriage. I understand this completely. Well, she lost about 25 lbs after we met...partly because I am just physically active and always doing things and she was now doing them with me. Well, we have been married for a year and she has packed on about 15lbs. I am in the military and I lift weights, run, and exercise regularly. She WANTS to lose weight but she doesnt want to work for it and she WONT. If we go jogging, she will do one lap and quit, refusing to continue....that is all she is WILLING to do. She wants a miracle pill, a tummy tuck, and she WONT diet. It might last for a day or two. I am concerned about her health. We are approaching our 30's and it has gotten harder for me to keep weight off, so I know it is hard for her. She refuses to listen. Any suggestions?
    Also, my wife does not look obese, but it is obvious that she is overweight. She is 5 feet tall and 175lbs. All of her weight seems to be in her tummy and sides. She says she is tired of being heavy but she simply WILL NOT work to get results.
    Well, that is the thing, I am not overweight at all. I workout 4-5 days a week and do bodybuilding. By keeping the weight off I meant that I have to run farther and harder to maintain my weight. I have tried healthy foods but when I tell her mayo, cheese, grease, fast food is out of the question, she HATES it and says "I aint doing that".

    • ANSWER:
      you sound like a good guy. so i guess you know that unless she wants to take the weight off herself nothing you can do will help.

      gee, maybe sign the two of you up for weight watchers or something like that. i don't think she'd have the motivation to go by herself---maybe if the two of you did it together.......

      sorry i'm not more help. just don't give up on her.

  8. QUESTION:
    My children need to lose some weight. I am trying to think of a really cool outside present to encourage them ?
    To be outside and exercise. Yet the present has to be Christmas worthy. Help. I thought of making a home made zip line but thats one gift I need more ideas. Thanks for any Answers

    • ANSWER:
      Bicycles
      Unicycle
      Pogo Sticks
      Stilts
      Trampoline
      Hula Hoops
      Badminton

      Basketball and basketball net (can be mounted on side of building if you do not have a goal)

      Bat, baseball, glove

      You might look for a book- I have one called 365 Days of Fitness Fun (or something like that) for the whole family. It gives ideas for races, obstacle courses, etc.

      You might also look into the Wii- the Wii Sports, among other games, offers great workouts! We have most of the stuff I listed above, though, and my children love being outside.

  9. QUESTION:
    What exercises will help me lose more weight than I already have without running more?
    I run 7 miles a day at least 5 times a week. I had my daughter 9 months ago and since then I have lost 40 pounds. I started running in January after having my daughter in September. I usually lose weight evenly throughout my body. I have lost all the weight I've wanted too everywhere on my body except for my hips.I am by no means fat I just can't stand having this extra 5 pounds there. I also have a little bit of extra skin on my belly from being pregnant. My diet isn't the best but I definitely eat healthy for the most part. I don't want to completely remove bad food like fast food from my diet because I don't feel that that is entirely possible with my schedule and my lovely children lol. I also enjoy having bad food once in a while. I know running is the best way to lose weight and I actually enjoy it. What else can I do on top of running to help lose those stubborn pounds? I also know that you can't target a specific spot to lose weight from but what different type of exercises would help with my hips and stomach? Also, another question I have is what would be a good amount of days to rest from working out? I usually take off 2 days.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Can I lose weight by exercising, not dieting?
    I've never had a problem maintaining my weight. I don't exercise, because I never had to. I had a baby 2 months ago and I still have about 30 unwanted pounds to shed. I'm breast feeding so I can't diet without it affecting my milk supply. And pills are out of the question.
    I have brought some workout DVD's like fat burning, abs, blah blah blah, but I need to know that I'm not wasting my time with the videos. I do alot of housework too to add to my "workout" and I try to go to the park with my 5 year old, but the results aren't coming fast enough for me.
    So considering, I'm a stay at home mom with 2 children, I need help.
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      do you know that 1 hour of jogging in place burned more calories than weigh lifting or aerobic. i suggest do that for 1 or 2 hour everyday for 7 days. at the end of the week check weight difference. if you get some weight loss then just tweak your next week routine whether it is your diet or exercise. check below resources for activity calories burned calculator.

  11. QUESTION:
    Excercise and weight lose advice from parents?
    I have 4 children and my weight isnt to big but would like to lose a few kilos around the stomach and hips area. I walk everyday for about half and hour and jog around the block after dinner time and I also watch what I eat but cant seem to lose any weight. Is there any parents with Children out there that find the time to exercise and manage to drop weight? If so what do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      I've started using http://caloriecount.about.com. I used to think I was watching what I ate, but I really underestimated my calories and overestimated my nutrition. This site is awesome because it lets you track your intake and burn (tells you how many calories you burned doing each exercise), lets you network with other people trying to lose weight, gives you food suggestions, exercise suggestions, and shows you what nutrition you are actually getting from the food you are eating. I've lost 11 pounds now, and I have a toddler and two older girls.

  12. QUESTION:
    What can I do to lose weight fast after having children?
    I just had my second child in June, he is 5 months old.. My first was born last yr in March so he is getting close to 2 years old, I need to find a way to lose weight after all that.. I understand there is like tissue or something now from my stomach stretching..

    Before my 1st I weighed 120.. went up to 180.. then by the time he was 6 months I was 135..

    Then I got pregnant again.. started at 135.. went up to 176.. Right after birth weighed 154 and stayed there for a while.. then I gained 5 lbs.. So I'm currently 159.. and the gain is not from the holidays :) It happened before that.. I walk regularly.. Like a mile or two at least with the kids in strollers..

    Usually just going shopping or walking around the mall for a while each weekend kept my weight maintained.. or at least stopped me from gaining more! I really thought I had lost about 5 pounds but I gained that much.. It is kinda making me down on myself sometimes.. and I'm just not comfortable in my body.. and I hate that!! I don't look very big, I'm 5'4, it's just my stomach.. It's kinda big like flabby wise.. I guess.. That sounds gross but it doesn't look as bad as it sounds but I DO need to lose about 30 pounds at least!! I don't think my weight is healthy for me nor do I like the way I look with it...

    So any solutions to lose weight quickly?? Please don't say "diet and exercise" blah blah.. If you know any diet pills that really work I'd be willing to try that as long as my doctor okays it. I can't join a gym.. don't got the time for that definitely! I'm just 20.. So I figured losing weight while being young shouldn't be as hard as if I waited longer.. So just any tips are welcome and if you have meal plans that help.. Like give me a few ideas for suppers to eat.. For breakfast I always eat cheerios.. thats not bad right? & lunch I'll eat a sandwich like a pb&j or some lunch meat on wheat bread so right there I know I'm not going totally unhealthy...
    I thought I had lost a little weight because well, I just felt like I had.. Idk how to explain it but I felt like I had to have lost some.. my stomach seems just a little smaller for some reason but theres still a good bit of fat in that section.

    And I don't snack with the kids.. I think I eat pretty well.. I always eat baked foods over fried I don't use salt unless it's just in the food already.. Usual side dishes we eat are like mac and cheese and mashed potatoes or a baked potatoe and green beans and peas.. any of that should be omitted from my diet? I mostly eat red meat.. hardly ever eat white... dont know what that does for me and I don't like a huge variety of fruit but I do eat alot of grapes...
    Oh and when I said I don't want anyone to just say diet and exercise.. I meant that literally.. Like if that's your answer then explain.. what kinda diet... what kinda exercise..
    Thanks though to the answers so far...

    Can an exercise bike help anything?? And keep in mind it's mainly my mid section I wanna lose.. some off my arms and legs would be fine but not near as much off my mid section.

    • ANSWER:
      join a gym and try the tread mill, the machine that will help you loose you mid section,sorry I do not know what this machine is called. You will loose it. Your good because I had 4 kids their teens know and I way over 160 but my weight is in my but, stomach, arms. Good Luck on the way to lookingf fine.

  13. QUESTION:
    What kind of weight training should I do to lose weight?
    I gained 70 pounds after having my 3rd child and I need to lose it! I was told I should do a combination of cardio and weight training...but I am clueless about weight training. How heavy should the weights be? What kinds of exercises do I do? How many times a week and for how long should I do it for?

    • ANSWER:
      Weight loss is mainly accomplished in the kitchen. I would recommend a healthy diet like South Beach. Exercise will speed the process of weight loss.

      Weight training will burn calories, increase your metabolism, get you fit, and help you be more physically active and comfortable at your heavier weight until you can lose it.

      You need to get educated. Start reading here for beginners instructions. http://exrx.net/Beginning.html
      There are many exercise demonstration videos at this site. http://exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html

      Basically, weight training will allow you to strengthen all the major muscles of your body.

      Pick exercises that work many muscles at one time. For example:

      Squat or lunge or dead lift
      Bench press
      Bent-over rowing
      Overhead press
      A favorite Ab exercise

      Starting weight will differ for each exercise. Pick a weight that you can do 10 reps without undue fatigue or strain. Increase the resistance little each week, or when you are able, to get stronger.

      For some exercises, body weight may be sufficient to begin with.

      If you move from one exercise to the next, you will find that it has a cardio effect.

      Strength training once per week will be helpful. Two to three nonconsecutive days is more beneficial.

      Weight training does not have to be exhausting to be helpful. But, if you do challenge yourself, your workout will be more beneficial.

      Warm-up:

      General Warm-up: Do 5-10 minutes of light non-fatiguing activity prior to a weight training session. This will prepare your body for action. E.g. Walk, do chores, etc.

      Tip: Don't stretch until after your workout. That will help you avoid any strains.

      Specific Warm-up: Do a light warm-up set of 15 reps for each exercise. This should be about one-half your workout weight. E.g. If you do an over-head press with 40 lbs, your warm-up weight should be 20 lbs.

      Rest one minute before your workout set.

      A workout set should be 10-15 repetitions (reps). When it gets easy, increase the weight, otherwise you won't improve.

      Cardio:
      . Don't run and risk injury. Walk, hike, swim, bike, ballroom dance, or do manual labor.

      . Don't do exhausting cardio immediately before your weight training.

  14. QUESTION:
    For women who have had children. Did you lose your flabby abs?
    Have any of your girls out there who had a flabby abdomen due to adult weight and c-section, etc. manage to flatten your lower abs through diet and exercise? I don't want to get a tummy tuck unless I have no other alternative. I have that yucky hanging belly on my lower abdomen but I'm currently losing weight and exercising at Curves. I see muscle definition in my upper tummy and the rest of my body but not the lower abs. I'd also like to hear from any 'tummer tuckers' too. Are you happy with the results?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 4 children. I didnot gain alot of weight and did not have a C-Section.Unfortunately I had abdominal surgery more than once, which included a hysterectomy. I certainly wish I could tell you how to get rid of the flab. I'd like to know myself. My doctor told me it had to do with the muscles being cut and the nerves being cut also. A plastic surgeon suggested surgery as the only answer. It is very expensive. Insurance will not pay for it. If you should go for the surgery please check the credentials and ask around.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to lose weight without dieting, but exercising?
    I've never had a problem maintaining my weight. I don't exercise, because I never had to. I had a baby 2 months ago and I still have about 30 unwanted pounds to shed. I'm breast feeding so I can't diet without it affecting my milk supply. And pills are out of the question.
    I have brought some workout DVD's like fat burning, abs, blah blah blah, but I need to know that I'm not wasting my time with the videos. I do alot of housework too to add to my "workout" and I try to go to the park with my 5 year old, but the results aren't coming fast enough for me.
    So considering, I'm a stay at home mom with 2 children, I need help.
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Although you can't diet while breastfeeding, you can eat a LOT of good foods to keep your supply up. I am breastfeeding, and I eat all day long. I have also lost 8 pounds in the last 4 weeks, which is a healthy rate. Lots for fruits, 100-calorie snacks, and frozen diet foods for lunch. Just make sure that no more than 250 of your total calories are from fat (look at the label where is says Calories and Calories from fat). The more good calories you eat, the better for your breast milk and to loose weight!

  16. QUESTION:
    Why is it so much harder to get motivated to exercise and lose weight with a baby?
    Ugh, I have always had weight issues ever since highschool. I know that there are emotional issues that drive me to overeat and a lot of learned behavior. Most of my Mother's family are morbidly obese. I can lose weight rather easily if I put my mind to it and work at it and am really committed to it. Before I got pregnant with my son, I had lost like 55 pounds and kept it off for about a year. When I was pregnant, I gained an insane amount of weight that put me needing to lose the same 55 pounds all over again. Blech....... I don't want to be those moms who have a couple of children and let their weight get out of hand. My son is now 9 months old and I have struggled to get motivated to begin my weight loss plan. I started exercising pretty much right after he was born, but it was too much too soon and really hurt myself. I've tried a few times since then to get motivated, but since my son has started to be awake during the day more and demanding more time from me since around 2 months, I've really let my health take a back seat. And when my son is napping, it's a good time to catch up on house work and recover and relax than to work out. In the summer, I would take my son out for walks, but since it's winter and cold and icy, I'm kinda afraid to. I had the brilliant idea of taking walks after my husband got home from work, but it's dark and even though I'm 100% capable of taking a walk in the dark, I find reasons not to. I guess, I am just rambling and need some one to yell at me like a drill sargeant over the internet to get my butt in gear to get the 55 pounds disappeared. Can anyone else relate? It's really annoying.

    • ANSWER:
      Welcome to the club. The best thing you can do is stop beating yourself up. From this moment on, you will never have the perfect schedule for exercise. I have had the most success losing weight by changing my eating habits. These are things that I did without exercise: The first 20 pounds lost was due to the following:
      1) Don't eat any fried food. Bake, broil, crock pot all meat.
      2) Eliminate soda completely (try Crystal lite, unsweetened tea sweetened with low fat sweetener)
      3) If you eat take out food get yourself a kids meal or get the burger, bottled water and no fries.
      4) Carbs are the enemy! No bread. No chips.

      The best thing that helped me emotionally was this: You did not gain this weight overnight. You will not lose it overnight. Think about adopting a healthier lifestyle. DON"T think about the number on the scale. Until I started thinking like this, the weight just went up and down and up and down.

      Another great tip was to do exercises at home. Today, I put the tv on a music station and just moved around for 20 minutes. Is it the ideal hour at the local gym? No! But it's better than sitting on the couch eating a bag of chips. Put the baby in a stroller and walk around the block. Be happy with taking baby steps. I let the fact that I don't want to die early (my family history) be my motivator to do little things. I give myself one free day per week to ward of binge eating. I also stopped buying junk food for the house. Period.

      I have also been happier than ever since I finally decided to accept the fact that my body (after 3 kids) will never be like it was when I was 20. I went back to school and got a career going. My self esteem went through the roof when my life stopped being defined by what used to be and my looks or just being a mom.

  17. QUESTION:
    I have been trying to lose weight since i have had my children but can't iv tried all sorts of diets?
    and slimming pills but none of it works i can't do a lot of exercise . because i suffer with my back the nerves in my spine are damaged the most i can do is swimming for 10 minutes a day ... im really thinking of having a gastric bang i just don't know what to do i fill very depressed

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to lose weight after having a baby?
    I had my second child almost 5 months ago, i still weigh like 170 and i would like to lose about 40-50lbs but the problem is i have no time to go to a gym, what is the best way to lose weight at home with exercise and dieting? im a very picky eater and alot of the things they say are good for u to eat healthy are things i really wont touch? anyone got any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I found this on this website. There are more tips and info.

      1. If what you are eating has less than 1 carb, count it as 1 carb just to be sure.

      2. Totally avoid caffine at least for the first two weeks on the program.

      3. Drink a MINIMUM of 8 glasses of plain water or seltzer daily.

      4. Don't weigh yourself more than once a week

      5. Take starting measurements as well as weight - sometimes you'll lose inches before pounds

      6. Avoid any type of "low carb" sweetener for the first two weeks

      7. Don't compare your loss to someone else's - this is a YMMV thing (your milage may vary)

      8. Stalls are common around the third week so don't panic

      9. If you follow your plan to the T and don't lose, consider Candida as a possibility and avoid vinegar, cheese, mushrooms and any other fermented food

      10. Have bloodwork done before starting so you have a comparison

      11. Cholesterol can be elevated in the first few weeks til your body adjusts - make sure your doctor knows that you're doing low carb and when you started

      12. Don't blame the diet if you don't read your plan book -- blame the diet if you don't read the labels -- Don't blame the diet if you don't follow the diet

      How do i lose fast weight? - Healthy life every day!
      search :http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&as_qdr=all&q=%22How+do+i+lose+fast+weight%3F%22+-answers.yahoo+loseweighthappy&btnG=Search

  19. QUESTION:
    How to lose 20lbs, like could you give me some exercises and stuff?
    I am 13 (girl) and I am 140lbs and 5ft 5in.
    I know I am still a child and I should try to lose weight and blah blah blah. But I have been chubby for a few years now and I am afraid I am just going to keep on putting weight on when I become an adult.
    What are some good exercises for losing weight? I jog 2 miles every other day. I have soccer for about 3 hours every week (not that much, but I always play soccer with the little boys in my neighborhood).
    Also how long will it take to lose the weight?
    Thanksss(:

    • ANSWER:
      I was 145 lbs at 11, and just over 5 foot

      I finally found the will to loose weight, I actually didn't excercise at all for the first 5 months, all I did was eat healthy,

      Once you set the boundaries on what you can eat, eating healthy becomes a habit ; ice cream becomes yoghurt, coke becomes diet coke, mcdonalds becomes subway,

      Except, don't take it to far... I got an eating disorder from it,

      But just remember, eating 1 banana a day is just as baad for your health as eating 80 chicken wings;

      You need to eat enough, Just of the healthy foods :) x

  20. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight if I don't have time for exercise and walk?
    I am a 39 years old working woman with 2 kids. I wake up at 5 A.M. My children leave for school at 6.30 and then I have to leave for office at 7.30. I return home at 7.30 P.M. So, I have no time for exercise or walk. My weight is 70 kgs. I eat normal food and not much. How can I reduce my weigh? My height is 5.3".

    • ANSWER:
      70 kg is a normal weight for an adult. but if u want to reduce u have to do the effort.
      u can have simple exercise just walk after ur dinner about 1 km. or
      u have to get up at 4.45 AM then u can go for cycling for 15 minutes.
      buy a cycle for exercise.

  21. QUESTION:
    What's a quick and easy way to lose weight for a nursing mom?
    I had my 2nd little one about 4 weeks ago, and I really want to lose weight. I've already lost 27 of the 30 lbs I put on throughout the pregnancy, but I'm really anxious to get started on losing the weight that I never lost after after having my 1st child. I will definitely wait until my 6 week check with my doctor before I start an exercise regimen, but I want it to go quickly. Any suggestions or advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Count calories and fat. Limit to a 1,000 calorie or 30 gram of fat diet a day and you will lose weight without exercise. I lost 30 ponds in 3 months! Exercise helps too! Its so simple its just crazy. Also limit portion sizes and that will help a lot.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do can you lose weight when youve tried everything?
    When I was 17 I weighed 170 lbs, but i was healthy and a size 11. For my body structure thats awesome. Since then I have had 2 kids. I gained 70 pounds with my first child and I had lost about 20 of it until I got pregnant the second time. I gained the 20 i had lost plus 17 more pounds. I have done diets, pills, exercise. I cant seem to stick to a diet. I used to kick box, and karate. and i stayed in good shape. but i dont have time to do that anymore. can anyone give me some positive advice on small things to try and start working towards losing weight.

    • ANSWER:
      FAMILY PROBLEMS

      Two men, one American and an Indian were sitting in a bar drinking shot after shot.

      The Indian man said to the American," You know my parents are forcing me to get married to this so called homely girl from a village whom I haven't even met once. We call this arranged marriage. I don't want to marry a woman whom I don't love...I told them that openly and now have a hell lot of family problems."

      The American said, "Talking about love marriages...I'll tell you my story. I married a widow whom I deeply loved and dated for 3 years.

      "After a couple of years, my father fell in love with my step-daughter and so my father became my son-in-law and I became my father's father-in-law.

      My daughter is my mother and my wife my grandmother.
      More problems occurred when I had a son. My son is my father's brother and so he my uncle. Situations turned worse when my father had a son. Now my father's son i.e. my brother is my grandson.

      Ultimately, I have become my own grand father and I am my own grandson.
      And you say you have family problems.... Give me a break!!"

      this answer is for your FIRST question.... I HAVE AN ADVICE FOR YOU '''' PLEASE CLOSE YOUR SHUTTER, AND SAVE YOUNGER GENERATION"

  23. QUESTION:
    Can somebody help me with weight lose?
    I want to lose weight for my husband before he comes home from iraq next year he says he likes the way i look but i dont i want to be happy about my body. My deadline is january 1 2009 . I want some exercises other weight lose tricks i dont need any appetite tips cause i dont have much of one.PLEASE HELP ME! OH I HAD OUR CHILD 17 MONTHS AGO I WANT TO BE 130 LBS AGAIN CAN GET PAST A BIG NUMBER.

    • ANSWER:
      You have an entire year, so I think you can totally do this.

      First, you need to change the concept of 'diet' into the idea of a healthy lifestyle change. Dieting won't get you anywhere. Changing your lifestyle will. So, start by changing what you eat, and incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your lifestyle. A lifestyle change allows you to adapt to situations, in that, if you want to eat cake, you can. But just practice portion control. You can have those potato chips, but have just one serving. A healthy lifestyle has the in's and the out's of eating healthy and sometimes not. Not everyone is perfect, so sometimes you want to indulge in the piece of chocolate cake. And you just need to remind yourself not to deprive yourself of the foods you love, but instead, just have one serving and stop. If you continually deprive yourself of the foods that you love, then that may just lead to binge eating/overeating.

      Another thing is to look for lean meats. Egg whites are a great source of protein, as is fish. Incorporate some healthy nuts into your diet, such as almonds, walnuts, and so forth. They are loaded with healthy fats, that are good for your body. Eating healthy is all about making good choices. And on top of that, start exercising and get moving. You can start by walking around your neighborhood in the evenings or in the mornings. Then, you could even start jogging or running. You can do skip ropping while watching television. Hula-hooping while you are listening to music. Or, you could join a gym.

      Just take little steps to build up a healthy lifestyle. And in the end, you'll feel not only better about yourself, but you will also lose weight. So, just to remind you, focus on a lifestyle change and not a measly diet just to simply lose weight.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you lose weight after a medical problem that caused the weight gain?
    I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism a few years back. I was treated with radioactive iodine and it got rid of my thyroid gland. The doctor I was seeing at the time never gave me a medication to replace the thryoxin the thyroid naturally produces..and is vital to the body's functions.. which caused me to DOUBLE my size in a very short time. It has been about 3 or 4 years now of trying to get the synthroid dosage [yes, I changed doctors] adjusted so that my system is at a normal level. NOW, I have about 150 pounds I need to lose.. a vigorous exercise program is impossible because I have also been diagnosed with asthma. Diet pills are not an option with my medication.. and I refuse to have gastric bypass surgery because I don't eat very much anyway, and the function of gastric bypass is to cause you to eat less. So what do I DO??? Help!! I don't wish to live my life this way.. I have a young child and I want to play outside with her.. and I want to be able to go for long walks again.
    Unfortunately, I apparently did not make clear the problem I truly have. I cannot undertake a vigorous exercise program nor can I ride a bike enough to make a difference.. as I stated initially, I have asthma. And with thyroid disease, normal dieting does not work as it would with anyone else.. and when you take medication to replace the thyroxin normally put out by the thyroid, you cannot take diet pills at all. Thank you all for you efforts anyway.

    • ANSWER:
      That is a really good question!

      First of all, I would ask your doctor what is the best approach to losing the weight. I am not 100% sure, but could it be possible that you need to have your synthroid dose changed??

      I looked up some information on the web and added the site for you to look at.

      I am sorry you are so frustrated! I hope you find your answer and wish you the best of luck.

  25. QUESTION:
    Will this diet help me lose weight?
    I am exercising everyday and have Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome but after having a child i gained some weight and I am now struggling to lose it.
    Basically i'm eating healthily and exercising but losing barely any weight so in your opinion would this new diet help me lose weight?

    Breakfast:
    Weetabix (2 with skimmed milk)

    Snack at about 10/10:30am:
    Piece of Fruit

    Dinner:
    Chicken with a side of savoury rice & stir fry
    Herbal tea for a drink

    Snack at about 3/4pm:
    A tin of pineapples or similar?

    Tea at about 5/6pm:
    Soup or a wholemeal sandwich
    with herbal tea again

    Snack half an hour later:
    slice of toast

    does this sound ideal to you?
    I live on a certain food budget and I exercise every night when my childs asleep for approx 45 minutes
    x

    • ANSWER:
      Loosing weight fast is always an unhealthy thing.
      There are many diets who tell you that you can loose a lot of weight in no time. And it is working, but you are doing no good to your body. And there's also the Jojo-effect.
      The best thing to loose and hold a healthy weight is healthy food, less sugar, lots of drinking water, and sports.
      Diet has to begin in your head. And you already started to think about your nutrition. That's an important step. It is too easy just to make a magazine-diet for 2-3 weeks and loose some weight. But it will come back soon again. If you are over-thinking your nutrition and activity, you will have a constantly good result. Isn't that much better and healthier than a crash-diet ?

      - Healthy life every day!
      Take care,

      :-)

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet & exercise program to lose weight?
    I am 21, weigh 173, and in December had my third child. I had my last two children very close & now its time for me to dump the weight. I mainly need to lose weight for my stomach & hips. I usually exercise with my husband 3 days a week. But I'm not seeing results fast enough & my husband has a 8-pack(I want one too!). I've received many suggestions on trying weight watchers & Jillian Michael's 30-Day Shred but I want to explore all my options. My goal is to weigh 145 & have toned abs. My son is now 5 months old I weighed 210 when I left the hospital. My pre-pregnancy weight was 155, which was still heavy for me but I had just had a baby three months before I got pregnant. So, I'm open for suggestions.

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    How can i lose my baby weight fast?
    Hi, I have had two children in the last 2 years. And i think i have put on about 20 - 25 kg since before my first child. I have been eating healty and exercising for the last 3 months and i have even started to take metabolism tablets. But im not losing much weight at all. Does anyone have any idea how i can boost my weight loss? And also does it make a difference that i have had 2 csareans? Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      I tried many different diets and then I came across the Atkins protein diet. I know there has been much controversy about this diet, but it's the only one that worked for me. I lost 30 pounds in 8 weeks. Everybody is different but it may be worth looking into for you. Good Luck!!

  28. QUESTION:
    Can't seem to lose weight no matter what?
    OK so after my second baby I blew up like a balloon and have been wanting to lose it ever since. I am now 29 5'7" and 213lbs. I have 3 children, 2 toddlers and a 1 yr old. After some bad blood tests for cholesterol I was able to change my diet to mainly fish 4/5 times a week and cut out a lot of snacking. I lowered my cholesterol 75 points to within normal and my triglycerides 500 points to within normal in 2 months but I lost 0lbs. At this point the doc did more tests on TSH and found it to be 68.3 so he got me on T4 thyroid medication. Since then (about 5 months ago) I still had thyroid symptoms so a week ago he started me on a combo med with T3 as well (150:25mcg). I wanted to really try this year to lose the weight but got so disheartened after not losing even a lb before that it is REALLY tough. I have lots of joint and muscle issues and am starting prolotherapy injections on my back and neck along with physical therapy every few weeks. I have started with 20 min work outs on an elliptical every mon, wed and friday morning, followed by the 6 min work out with the shake weight and I do a few additional small weight exercises on a weekend for upper body. So far I have been doing this for 4 weeks and have actually stuck to it!! I also use livestrong and calculated my average calorie intake for the day is about 1000-1500 and yet so far I have gained 3lbs, I am really hoping this is muscle, REALLY hoping.

    Any idea when I might start to see any results or is this just not enough? I have never done exercise before, I never needed to before as I have been a steady 130lbs since I was a teenager. I don't want to be what I was prior to having kids but I want to loose at least 50lbs so I can at least be healthy, with the children my time is limited plus the fact I am tired and in pain all the time makes me think F it 90% of the time so I was hoping if I start small but stick to it that I would see results at some point =(
    Ok so yeah running an hour a day is pretty much impossible. The state generally frowns upon me leaving a 4yr, 3yr and 11mnth old at home on their own in the middle of the country side for an hour a day, we only have 1 neighbor but he is a 40 something man that has a drinking problem that also works during the day so I would not feel comfortable with him watching my goats let alone my children =), and as my husband is out 5.30am -6.30pm by the time dinner, bath and bed is done it is dark outside and we live in the country with no side walks and 50mph speed limits. Plus the reason I have to do an elliptical is the high impact of running and such does damage to my back and knees and the elliptical eliminates that. I also work part time normally the evenings till 9pm so home by 10pm, along with preschool, dance and gym for the kids I am in and out the house every day several times a day. My 1 year old will not let me out his sight and so I have to sneak away while they are eating break

    • ANSWER:
      ** Eat six mini meals a day.Exercise and before every meal, drink two tall glasses of water, (about 16 oz.) this will fill you up and you will automatically eat less. This really works, so be patient. Good Luck to you

  29. QUESTION:
    Do you want to lose your baby weight?
    I just started a new website for moms trying to lose weight after child birth. I am wondering what the web site could offer to help more. What would you be looking for the site to offer?

    If it would help your answer you can take a look at it

    http://mymommybody.com/Home_Page.php

    It has a page for women to post their before and after photos, a place to ask questions and have them answered.

    It also has a place to feature a mom of the month, a section for dads going through our weight loss journey with us, a place for moms to post their weight loss stories.

    Theres a page for recipe ideas and one for a sample menu for the weeks worth of meals and exercise

    It has a forum for women to discuss their issues and a chatroom

    What else can I do to make the site more attractive

    I am a mother of 3. After my third child 7 months ago I searched for a site directed at post partum women losing weight and it just didnt seem to be there. Now I am starting to feel good and would like to help other women.

    Any ideas would be great!
    It is really me post partum, but that is a very good point. I hadn't really thought of that. Thats why Im posting on here for advise.

    I had posted this picture on yahooanswers before and I cut the head of to hid my identity, but on the web sit there really isn't any point to that now is there.

    As for those people who said it's not motivating to see me looking good I thought if I am going to preech that I can help people look good I better be able to show that I can do it myself. Don't you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Great idea...but can I ask, why you don't include a picture of your whole body, instead of one with the head cut off? If that really is you, then way to go.

      Edit: You are just starting to feel good? By the looks of that picture you should have been feeling good for awhile now.

  30. QUESTION:
    I need some to lose some serious weight?
    I am 40 pounds overweight. I have always struggled w/ my weight ever since I was a child. I have a really bad metabolism, but for years I managed to weight 130 pounds (my goal weight). I am going to do weight watchers and exercise more. Do you have any tips? Besides drinking more water and eating smaller meals throughout the day.

    • ANSWER:
      My tip for you is to please please please focus on how you're body feels and trying to be healhty and feeling good about yourself. Don't ever look in the mirror and put yourself down...stay positive every single day and allow yourself to have indulgences once in while...because this is a lifestyle change and not a diet. Oh yea and eat more veggies and switch to whole grains

  31. QUESTION:
    HELP! I can't lose weight, I diet, exercise... and it won't come off?
    I just was pregnant for basically two years, my children are now 3 months and 14 months. I am 25 years old and 5'2 and weigh 182 pounds. I have been eating anywhere from 800-1000 calories a day and doing cardio and strength training, I lost a few pounds in the begining but now I am stuck sometimes going from 182-184, but never below 182. I need to know something I can do to get going, it's so frustrating eating well and exercising and nothing is happening. Is there something I can take to aid in the weight loss, or something I can do to jumpstart it? Help Im desperate! I would like to weigh 130 pounds and without the weight coming off I am getting desperate....

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight?
    Hi, I am a 15 year old girl 5'8" and I weigh 176 pounds (80kg) I am overweight. I have low self confidence due to my weight. when i was about 7 my parents divorced and I began to comfort eat a lot. I gained about 20 pounds in one year. then as I child I continued to gain weight. When I was 11 I weighed 131 pounds! Now I am fed up of being overweight and I have not been slim since I was 6 years old.

    I eat 3 small meals a day and drink 6-7 glasses of water. my measurements are 39.5-35-43.5
    I would like to be 145 pounds which would be a healthy weight for my height but I need advice.

    I know I can lose weight but I hate running or jogging which are both good to weight loss. I suffer from asthma so when I begin to run after a couple of minutes I breathe heavily and then continue walking.

    I have a stationary bike in my kitchen at home (I don't know why it's there) and I can use it. But i am not sure how long I should use it every day to lose weight.
    I have maintained my current weight for 3 months but have not managed to lose weight even though I have cut all of my portions into half.

    How did you lose weight?
    Which cardio exercise burns the most weight for me to lose between 20-25 pounds in 20 weeks. thank you
    I am willing to do what you tell me to do. i am not a time waster who will just continue with my bad habits

    • ANSWER:
      The key to getting an ideal weight is not to stay away from what you love to eat, but to get closer to it. I mean it in the sense that you should eat a lot of healthy, nutritious food like salads, fruit, vegetables.
      My mum is a dietician, and I asked her what you should be eating per day to maintain your regular weight (I will get to the weight loss part in a second :)
      - 200 gr fruit (= 2 pieces, eg 2 apples)
      - 200 gr vegetables
      - 225 gr potatoes/rice/pasta/pulses
      - 210 gr bread (= about 6 slices)
      - 20 gr cheese
      - 600 ml milk(liquid diary products)
      - 100-125 gr meat/fish/chicken/eggs/meat replacements like tofu
      - 15 gr baking/frying-products/oil (just the liquid you place in a pan before baking something)
      - 30 gr butter
      - 1000-15000 ml drinks (including milk!)
      The vegetables and fruit is important for your vitamins and minerals; the bread and potatoes are full of fibres and other important minerals; diary, meat and fish are full of egg whites and and other important minerals; fats and oils contain vitamins and essential fatty acids; and drinks are important for the balance of moisture in your body.
      Generally seen, there are five rules:
      1. Eat a varied diet (one day pasta, the next day rice);
      2. Don't eat too much but do exercise;
      3. Eat less saturated fats (eg meat - the funny thing is, you need it, just don't overdo it);
      4. Eat a lot of vegetables, fruit and bread;
      5. Eat safely (in other words, make sure your fruit and veggies are clean when you eat them).
      Now onto the weight loss.
      For your age, 15 years, you need at least half an hour of exercise every day. To lose extra weight per day, you thus need to exercise at least more than half an hour.
      So I suggest (this really works for me as well): create a schedule. For every day, set yourself a certain amount of exercises, of different types, of which you know will help you lose weight.
      For example, Monday: 5 min of cycling on a rather slow pace, 5 min fast, 5 min slower, have 5 min break, 15 min cycling (follow the same pattern), 10 min break, 15 min cycling. In between, make sure you drink plenty of water, as your body needs that.
      Furthermore, you said you have asthma, so running doesn't help. I have it too, so I know how you feel! :) Instead, swimming really helps, and exercise a sport that you enjoy like tennis. I've been playing tennis for about 8 years now, and it helps so much!
      Also, if you have accomplished something in your weight, like you have lost a certain amount of pounds, give yourself a reward. I don't know what you like to do; eg go shopping, go to the movies, have fun! That way, you have extra motivation to keep on going and lose weight.
      PM me whenever you need someone to talk to! :)
      Good luck!! You can do this, I'm sure you can!!! Get to that weight, and become you again :D

  33. QUESTION:
    Can't lose weight cutting calories and exercising. Help!?
    A friend of mine is trying to lose weight. She weighed 220 lbs 2 weeks ago and has dropped to 213 after 1 week on a 1200 calorie diet (her doctor recommended 1000, but that seemed low and everything we've read says that's insane), exercising for about an hour/day (cardio/tennis). She also spends some time chasing after children and doing outdoors activities with them on the job. Although she dropped to 213 after about a week, she hasn't lost even a fraction of a lb in 5 days. It's still early in the diet, so we want to make sure we're doing the right thing. There's so much contradictory information about this kind of thing it's difficult to tell what's reliable. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      she dropped her calories too low and too fast. what she needs to do is go back up to around 2,000 cals and slowly reduce them by 10% each week until weight loss occurs. then when she hits a plateau at that level reduce them again by 10% weekly. this is the cycle that needs to be performed. when you drop the cals rapidly like that it acts as trauma to the body and causes it to hold onto fat stores even tighter. she should be consuming close to 40% protein, 30% carbs and 30% fats. she needs to get in 30 grams of fiber daily and the minimum of 60 minutes of structured exercise daily.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight???
    I'm 14 *I'm a girl) and I lose weight really easily. I don't really gain weight from eating, so this information is not so much for now, its for later, when I do start to put on weight.

    Will cutting out junk food and eating lots of fruit make you lose weight? Well yeah it would but how much in a week for the average person?

    What exercises can you do to help you to get your stomach nice and toned? I know people always say there's no point of doing these exercises because you have to lose weight and they always say do some cardio as well as toning exercises, but I'm 14 so people would think I was weird if I said, "I need to do running to help me lose weight". It would go into that whole 'there's so much pressure put on children these days' which I don't care about.

    But if you cut out junk food and ate fruit and drank water, would that let you lose enough weight to at the same time work out your abs to get them toned? Like, if you eat healthily instead of doing cardio?
    P.S. I don't eat red meat or pig if that counts for anything.

    • ANSWER:
      To answer your first question, it depends on how much junk food you cut out. You have to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound, so therefore, if you cut back your junk food intake by 500 calories a day, you would lose 1 pound per week.
      Secondly, to get a toned stomach you should do crunches or other variations. Crunches are better than sit-ups because you don't go up as far off the ground, putting less strain on your neck.
      Finally, a calorie is a calorie, whether you burn it off doing cardio, or burn it off by eating more healthfully. So if you eat healthy, you will lose weight even if you don't do cardio. Cardio just speeds up the process.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to help my mum lose weight?
    Hey, so I'm a grammer school student with a mum who has been pretty overweight since she had me. I'm an only child and my mum is very unhappy with the way she is right now. She says that she tries but my dad and I know that she isn't really. She snacks on any food in the house and only goes on a light walk for 20 minutes a day. She doesn't like being seen by many people because of her weight. So what I want to do is help her lose the weight by doing exercise with her. My dad and I have already cut out all junk food in the house and I make sure she doesn't get anymore at the stores. So what exercises can we do that mainly involve cardio and not many people will be around to see her?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    What exercise can i use to lose weight on my legs and thigh?
    I have been generally big most of my life and lazy as well. I have tried many quick weight loss diets including Atkins diet and pills. I suffer with poly-cystic ovaries and this makes it harder to lose weight, not that that's the reason i am going to give for being lazy. I now feel really down and i have low energy so i have been building myself up to start exercise this summer to improve my life for myself and my children. My main problem is that am not sure what type of exercise will help me to lose weight on my big bum and thighs as this is my main problem area.

    • ANSWER:
      power walking cycling swimming aerobics in fact anything that makes you out of breath will burn the fat

  37. QUESTION:
    Small child needing to lose weight?
    I have a little sister, she's 4 years old, 5 in April, and we're a little concerned with her size.

    I beleive she wears a size 7, she weighs about 50 pounds, but she's tall as well, about 3'8" to 3'9"

    She stays at my grandparents house all day, and although she exercises a lot, they feed her a lot of junk. I do suppose she may lose weight when she goes to school, but we're just concerned for now.

    Any ideas on how to trick her into eating good foods? or negative calorie foods?
    We dont buy the crap, my grandparents are old and stubborn, wont work

    • ANSWER:
      She shouldn't be put on a strenuous diet at four, but limiting junk foods and encouraging her to eat more fruits and veggies as snacks will help her maintain her weight as she grows taller. Your parents need to talk with your grandparents about what they feed her at their house. You dont' need to trick her into eating foods that are healthy, being a good example usually works in young children. Eat what you give her and she'll follow your lead. There are lots of veggies and fruits and whole grain pastas and bread taste just the same if not better than processed white, lean meats are less fatty and more flavorful, nuts are a good source of protein and healthy fats too. Your parents should offer a variety of veggies and see which she likes, there's no point forcing the ones she doesn't like because there will be ones she does. Grating up carrots into pasta sauce or tuna or dicing up fruit into jello are good ways to get vitamins into favorites.

  38. QUESTION:
    how to motivate myself to lose weight?
    hi everyone i know this question should be self explanatory but i have so much trouble with weight loss. i was never big in school or even early adulthood, it wasn't until my 2nd child i started to gain weight and couldn't get rid of it. i am not motivated and quite frankly i know i am in denial as to how fat i actually am. i always look at myself as being overweight but i don't see myself as big as i actually am, i cant explain its hard to verbalize, but anyhow i wanted to know if anyone can give me some pointers on how to start and lose weight. never really exercised and don't count calories and all that bit, but i need something that is starting out low impact and easy, i do actually like healthy foods, its just the portion sizes for me and the motivation to go out and do some moving. please email all good advice if u can i would greatly appreciate it.

    • ANSWER:
      You have to think of a good reason to do it. For me, I bought a gym membership even tho I hate the gym. but I'm cheap, so if I'm paying for it I'm damn well going to go. This works for me. Maybe it can work for you, or else you can look at it as an investment in you health. Maybe something like: You'll be a better mother if you can play more actively with your kids. Also, eating healthy will teach your kids good eating habits, making them healthier.
      I also really think about if I want what I eat, and when. Yes, I would like that ferrero rocher, but do I need to have it? will miss it if I don't? Plus, I'm about to go to bed and it'll take an age to work it off.

      So find a reason, and keep it in mind. Think of your kids, and cut your portions by a third.
      Goodluck

  39. QUESTION:
    Trying to lose a lot of weight. What's the fastest way to go about it? Also, a question about exercises..?
    Hi, I'm not too embarrassed to let go a few personal details since this name allows me to be anonymous. Let mention first that I'm here for help and support, not insults, so any rude comments will be reported.

    I'm 24, female, married mother of 2. I currently weigh 277 lbs (which is down from the 283 lbs I weighed last week since I've started my diet). I've struggled with weight most of my life. I've been really small and unfortunately really huge (315 at the highest). In the past few years, my massive weight gain is due to gaining a lot of baby weight and having trouble getting it off... I also became a stay @ home mom since I've had my children (5 yrs and 9 months), so therefore, my activity level decreased since I'm not working outside the home everyday. I also went thru a long bout of depression when I lost my father to leukemia and I have tended to binge eat at times in the past when I was bored or depressed or sometimes, just for the hell of it.

    Well, I'm over it. I'm ready to move on. I'm ready for a new body, a new lifestyle, a new way of looking at food. My question for you all is this: Being as heavy as I am, what is a fast, efficient way for me to maximize my weight loss? I'm not counting calories, but I'm definitely watching what I eat. For instance, yesterday I had a small salad for lunch with a little italian dressing... the same thing for dinner with with 1 tbsp of tuna salad on one slice of whole grain bread and a small handful of Baked Lays. I've heard that if you drastically change your calorie intake, your body will think you're starving and will work overtime to keep the fat. Is this true? Also.... what are some good exercises. My problem areas are my arms (I have wings, haha), my thighs (especially the outer top part), my butt (of course) and my stomach. About how many of the exercises should I start out and how many days a week? Also, should I use any small weights?

    I'm pretty sure there's someone out there that's really into health and fitness that can help me with this.
    Also, just to let you know... I'm 5'10" if that tells you anything.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, congratulations on beginning your new lifestyle! :)

      *Based on your height and weight, your BMI (body mass index) is 39.7. We want to get you to 24.8 or lower so that you'll fall into the "healthy/normal weight" category - this means losing at least 104 pounds.

      *The MOST IMPORTANT things to remember are:
      1) don't go too strict too fast
      2) consistency is key

      *Eat about 6 small meals a day (instead of 3 full meals). This keeps your metabolism stable. Never skip meals, especially breakfast.

      *One pound of fat = 3500 calories; so to lose 1 pound a week you will need to cut out 500 calories.
      DIET
      *Write down everything you eat in a day (including condiments and drinks, and make sure you're using the proper serving sizes). From this, add up the number of calories you ate for the whole day. I wouldn't do this every day - just periodically to get an idea of how many calories you're taking in.

      *Don't deprive yourself (remember: too strict, too fast will eventually break you). This is not a diet - it's a lifestyle change. That means it takes time. So if you love chocolate, or baked potatoes, or whatever then treat yourself. EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. Just make sure that you don't go overboard on your calories.

      *You don't have to eat salad and egg whites all the time. Go for variety.

      *eat: whole grains ("whole wheat" not "enriched wheat") produce (limit corn, potatoes); lean meats (salmon, chicken breast,etc); nuts (watch portions); low-fat/fat free yogurt.

      *After running, etc eat something high-potassium, such as tomatoes or a banana

      EXERCISE
      *Cardio for 30+ minutes, 3-5 times a week; do a variety of activities to keep your body shocked and to fight boredom. Ex: biking, swimming, jogging, walking, aerobics, dancing, soccer. Since you have kids, try being active w/ them

      *Always warm up and stretch before doing any exercise.

      *This site has some wonderful videos for strength training/cardio, and it's free: http://www.exercisetv.tv/

      *Try adding 5lb weights after the videos become less challenging

      *This site has a calories burned estimator calculator: http://www.healthstatus.com/cbc.html

      I know this is a lot to take in, but I promise they'll get you the results you want. GOOD LUCK! And congrats on the weight you've already lost! :)

      GREAT BREAKFASTS
      oatmeal
      (w/ fruit, nuts, peanut butter, cinnamon, and/or
      raisins)
      yogurt
      (w/ nuts, flax seed, fruit)
      high protein, high fiber cereals
      eggs, whole wheat toast

  40. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight with PCOS?
    I'm 19, I have PCOS, and I'm overweight. I've tried dieting, exercising, no carbs, and nothing is working.
    The last thing I want to do is to turn to anorexia, but there isn't much left to do.
    I was wondering if getting a hysterectomy would actually help at all, or would I still have the same problems?
    There's a small possibility for me to actually have children, and if my body can begin to act normally by getting a hysterectomy, I will get one, if possible.

    • ANSWER:
      PCOS is a tough one. It can affect all your other hormone functions, as it id also affected by hormone inbalance, vicious cycle. I too have that problem. But a hysterectomy won't solve it, as that will really screw your hormones and make weight loss harder. A hysterectomy will also kill your chances of children...they take out your uterus and ovaries. PCOS is poly cystic ovarian syndrome...not really anything with uterus, which is what hysterectomies are for.

      PCOS can affect blood sugar levels, so avoid processed sugars. Talk toy your doctor about your options. She can help you get on a diet/ fitness plan that may work for you, as that is really the only "cure" for PCOS besides surgery.
      You need more than just a diet, you need a lifestyle "diet". permanent change.

      Whole grains
      High Fiber
      Low sugar
      lots of veggies
      low calories
      drink lots of water

      Good cardio exercise

      avoid fruit juice as it is high in sugar, and eat the actual fruits.

  41. QUESTION:
    Will rarely eating throught the day help me lose weight?
    I'm 16 years old im 5'7 and im roughly 145 pounds, it depends on the day, it usually never goes above 150. But anyways, Last school year I would eat a somewhat normal sized breakfast, and not eat anything all day and come home at 3:30 and completely pig out on food, then turn around and have dinner an hour and a half later. That's where I gained all my weight. Now Im looking to lose weight. I have exercised and have not lost a pound. This is my last resort. I work now and if i rarely eat during the day will that help me lose weight? I know you all are going to tell me this is not healthy and i should do it the right way by diet and exercise but ive tried it all! My mom recently just lost 60 pounds and its killing me inside to know that she has been losing all this weight and I cant. I am on birth control. And I know that some types can cause weight gain. I'm not happy with myself. Every time I look into the mirror I have something I complain about. Wither its my formation of a double chin, yeah im just starting to get one, or my flabby arms, and my big belly and huge love handles, or its my fatty legs covered in cellulite, or my rather large ankles. Everybody tells me that I am perfect the way I am, but if I lost at least 30 pounds maybe I would be happy with myself again. Ive always been the larger child and Im sick of it. Dieting and exercising is not helping. I did that for a little over a month and didn't lose a thing. If I don't eat, will i lose weight?
    you guys, please don't tell me that im stupid for thinking this or anything like that. I'm just an overweight teenager at her last resort.

    Also, please dont tell me that im too young to start losing weight because if any other person in my school can do it, i can too..

    thank you so much..
    so eat tiny portions? and ive tried doing cardio and all that and it wont help me at all and i hate it because im just so fat!

    • ANSWER:
      You can do it! Eat smaller meals more often and cut down on carbs except for fruits and vegetables. Get plenty of protein which is great for muscles. You also need to work out with weights and cardio. You need muscle to burn fat so hitting the iron is definitely important. Don't worry, you won't get gross muscles (very difficult to get even if you try).

  42. QUESTION:
    Want to lose weight, need advice?
    I would love to lose about 15-20 pounds by Halloween, not only for my costume but to be healthier. I have about 6 weeks to do this. I work full time as an LNA so my job is very physical and then I am always on the go with my children so my time is sparse. I would love some tips on what I can do to lose weight (I am 5'2 around 150 pounds) such as ideas on exercise and healthy good foods.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to change lifestyle, eating habits, and do some exercises/ yoga. First of all you do ten sun solutions and there after lye down on floor or hard bed and make zero by rotating your both the legs in clock wise and anti-clockwise direction and do Urdhvahastottanasana Ek Pad Utanasana and Pawan mukta asanas. Stop taking junk and spicy food, deep-fry food, processed food, ice cream, high fat diets chocolates, sweets, wafers and high carbohydrate food like potatoes, rice and pasta as these items lose nutrition balance and causes deposition of excess fat on body. Eating too much than the required amount of dietary intake may also cause obesity. I f you do not know to do the asanas you can take the help of ebooks for other system for loosing weight and diet supplements. You may visit following site :-

  43. QUESTION:
    Can't lose weight since 2nd pregnancy w/c-section and tubal ligation?
    I'm 27, 5'7 and have been stuck at 150 lb (the top of my suggested normal weight range) since having our 2nd child in Oct 2004. My normal weight is 130-135 pounds and after the 1st child which was a normal vaginal delivery I lost back to 135 with no problem. Since this 2nd baby I can't lose the weight and its made me miserable. I eat around 1500 calorie a day and any less I can't keep up with my busy days.

    I don't think it's possible for us to eat any healthier and I do lots of exercise on top of my already busy daily schedule of child care, house work and being a full time college student. I'm prior military and used to being very lean but nothing works now. Why?
    If your going to give me non educated/scientific advice such as pills, fad diets etc don't bother answering.

    • ANSWER:
      Get your hormone levels checked and change the way you eat. Eating less is not always the best diet. Talk to a Dietitian who is looking at what your day looks like, what your body needs to put up with the work load, what your eating habits are etc.

  44. QUESTION:
    Where do our (female) bodies tend to lose weight from first? doing strength training and cardio.?
    I am 31 years old and mother of 2. My children are 10 years apart the youngest being 2. I have always had it easy in the weight department. Always remained thin with minimal effort. However, after my 2yr old the weight has not budged. I can't take it anymore. I am simply not use to my body being this BIG. I am about 40lbs over weight.
    I started paying attention to calories, fat grams, and fiber in everything I eat. Drink only water/coffee. Trying for high fiber, lower calorie, and very low fat diet. Also i am exercising like a MOFO. Doing Stott Pilates (mat workout level 2) and tae bo (god punish billy blanks....PLEEEEEASE!!) also walking and yard work. I am exercising DAILY> without faulter.
    The first week I lost 4lbs, the second week I didnt get the chance to weigh in. I think i see a difference already, but it may be my mind just wanting to see results. So my question is this.... my arms are one of my places for main concern....can anyone tell me where our bodies tend to lose 1st?

    • ANSWER:
      I worked out like a MOFO for a bit, and yes I agree about the Billy Blanks thing...
      The way not to do it is starve yourself, to start with. Just exercise and eat right. I did....lost 90 LBS because of it. Starving yourself won't help at all. Drink more water, eat less before bed, and don't eat for stress are the 3 things I follow and i'm going pretty well if i don't say myself. 90 LBS isn't anything like 5-10lbs so take my advice. If you want anymore details, feel free to email me. ~Adia

  45. QUESTION:
    Why may it be hard for me to lose weight?
    I have been fat all my life, right from birth...I have done both exercise and diet, alone and together but I can never seem to get slim enough. A couple years ago, I took a physical education class over summer and was exercising 6 hours a day, five days a week for about three months. The exercises included a team sport (like tennis, badminton, soccer, etc), running a couple miles, weight lifting or more running, and swimming. After this whole time, I went from 172 to 146. I was also watching my diet because I saw it as an opportunity to lose weight. However, I feel like it was so little for the extent of the exercising. I know 146 lbs. is normal for my height, but it is not my goal weight. Also, i don't have 6 hours to spare for exercising once summer was over.
    I gained the weight back later once I stopped, and about a year later I went on an extreme diet, eating less than 1000 calories a day. I drank only a cup of milk for breakfast, had a small lunch, and nothing else for the rest of the day. I managed to lose about 30 lbs. in a month, but it was extremely unhealthy. I became weak and lost focus I needed for school and stuff so I stopped.
    Then I had a child a year later, and when I started back exercising and dieting, I barely lost anything. I would exercise about 3-4 days a week, about 1-1.5 hrs. a day. I would start with cardio and end with some weights. I ate healthy too, and only managed to lose 5 lbs. in a month. I continued for a couple more weeks thinking it would catch up, but I lost nothing.
    Why is it so hard for me to lose weight? My extended family does have large people but not all of them are large. My sister isn't fat and my youngest brother got amazingly slim when he just ate smaller portions and did some light basketball.
    I told this to my doctor but she took me to a nutritionist instead and the nutritionist only told me things I already knew.
    Why may it be hard for me to lose weight? I'd like to weigh around 118-125 and I'm 5'5". What else is there that I can do?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same issue, only I'm pretty lazy. I will work out for a few weeks, then see some results and stop, I'll make an excuse to not workout. You could have a health issue, or you could just be making excuses, you may be in good health and weigh a bit more, but because you work out a lot, it could be muscle! It weighs a lot.

  46. QUESTION:
    what is a good diet plan for me? I want to lose this baby weight!?
    I had a child about 5 months ago. He's a beautiful healthy baby boy. I want to lose this pregnancy chub and get back into shape. I will be starting my diet on the 1st. So, what do you suggest my diet consist of? Don't just name groups like grains, fruits, ect. Please name specific veggies, wheat products, and so on. I don't want to buy any frozen dinners either and please keep the meat OUT. I don't eat meat, fish, or poultry.

    I am five foot nine and currently one hundred eighty-six pounds.

    I have been exercising but losing the weight has been hard. Also, are there any diet pills that I should talk to my nutritionist about that actually work other than the green tea diet pills?

    • ANSWER:
      Just Remember You Cant Lose Weight If You Are Sitting And Doing Nothing

  47. QUESTION:
    Is 30 minutes of exercise, 3 days a week, enough to lose weight?
    So here it is, I am 28 years old, I fluctuate between 170-175 pounds on a 5'5-5'6 frame. I have started working out at Curves 3 days a week. For those of you who don't know how curves works, you have a series of hydraulic machines and cardio boards that you rotate around 2 times, for a total of 30 minutes. I am wanting to lose weight and get healthy for not only myself, but my children as well. We lost their father not long ago to an unhealthy lifestyle, which led to a blood clot in one of his legs....and yes, this scared me enough to get of my tush and do something about myself. I need to know if this is going to be enough of a workout to lose weight. (keep in mind, it's cardio and strength training) I can only go 3 days a week right now due to my schedule, but come Aug of 2011 I will be going 5 days a week! Thanks in advance, and only serious answers please. I need to know if I need to do more. Oh, and I eat nothing but grilled chicken, pork chops, etc. No red meats. Plenty of fruits and veggies, and drink a protein shake after my workouts with extra peanut butter and a whole banana added to it, as well as 2-3 Liters of water a day. Thanks again!
    I don't really count my calories, but I do eat 5 SMALL meals per day, my shake is included as one of my meals.
    I don't eat sweets/junk. No cakes, cookies, candies, chips, etc. I lost 45 pounds alone just changing my eating habits. I have been stuck at 170-175 for about a year. From all the great answers I have got as of now, I will start incorporating walking/jogging into my workout program everyday! My goal is to get fit enough to do my P90X program. I used to be a very muscular size 2 before having kids. Pathetic, I know!

    • ANSWER:
      The key to losing what ( and fat) is to burn off more calories than you take in. When you eat, you intake calories. Calories is energy and if you dont use up all the energy you take in it gets stored as fat. So in order to get rid of fat and lose wait you have to watch how much calories you take in versus how much you burn off. So as long as the work outs you do but enough calories and build muscle mass you will be fine. I would recommend working out for atleast 1 hour those three days and do full body workouts and cardio as that burns the most calories.

  48. QUESTION:
    Could there be an actual medical reason why i can't lose weight?
    I am 28 years old and weigh nearly 19 stone. I was always a chubby child and teen but never obese. I made a conscious effort to lose weight when I was 21 using Slimming World and extensive exercise and got down to a UK size 10-12 and was very happy. However after an accident which destroyed my ankle ligament I put 4 stone on. Even after I had an operating to fix the ankle, i continued to pile on more weight, and when i met my boyfriend 3 years ago, even more. And now i am 19 stone. I was honest with myself and knew that the reason i'd put on weight was because
    a) I wasnt really bothered what i ate and often had treats like takeaways and ice cream
    b) I couldnt do any exercise at all

    However about a year and a half ago I decided I wanted to lose weight as I want to have children in a couple of years. I tried Slimming World again as that worked well with me before but this time nothing happened! I stuck with it for 6 months but lost nothing and I know i was doing it right because i've done it before and lost 4 stone. I decided to do my own diet at home and made healthy swaps. I havent had a takeaway in a year. I don't eat ready meals and make pretty much everything from scratch. Here is an example of what i eat in an average day
    Breakfast: Bowl of Apricot Shredded Wheats with Semi Skimmed Milk and sweetener
    Snack: Banana
    Lunch: Wholegrain bread sandwich, no spread, chicken, salad, extra low fat mayo. Fat free yoghurt and an Alpen Light bar.
    Dinner: Pasta with homemade tomato sauce and salad. Fat free yoghurt or Bowl of grapes.

    I consider this to be an extremely healthy diet and rarely eat chocolate, never eat crisps. My only treat is that once every two or three weeks I have 2 scoops of ben and Jerry's Half Baked Ice Cream.

    As my ankle is improving all the time I have joined a gym and now me and my boyfriend are doing around an hour and a halgf of exercise (consiting of 35 mins of cardio, 15 mins of weights and half an hour of swimming), 5 times a week which we love.

    But since starting this a year ago, I have lost barely anything (around 6 lbs in total). I just don't understand how my lifestyle is supporting a 19 stone weight and that i'm not losing more when i'm trying so hard. I have been to my doctor who did tests for diabetes, insulin resistance and an underactive thyroid which all came back negative. She then referred me to a dietician who has been no help at all as she doesnt believe me when i tell her that i eat pretty healthily. She thinks i'm making up my food diary and is really patronising, once even telling me to go into the waiting room where a seriously anorexic girl was sitting in a wheelchair and "swap some diet tips with her!"..

    Could there be any other reason for me not losing weight? What else can i do?!!

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    I hate exercise but i want to lose weight....?
    i have a very low self of steam, i don't believe in myself and im very sensitive, and i hate it!!!
    i need to change my life, i want to start to do exercise so i can lose weight but every time i start i end up quitting. i try and try but i cant. i literally need a trainer to beat me up if i don't work out.
    i want to to have muscle and body but i, i need help. my gf likes guys with bodies and i don't have one and she knows i don't. she said she doesn't care but i want a body, but for me. i hate sports and i just hate it all, but i need to do it. i was really chubby as a child, and picked on it for that reason. i got taller and got thinner but im getting fatter again. dose anyone please know how i cant change or make myself do things i don't want to do? please...im tired of this life
    i want to change

    • ANSWER:
      Big surprise: exercise is a great tool for making you healthy, thin, and energetic. But, what if you didn't hate every second of a workout?

      Before we get started, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Promise me you'll try to accept yourself as you are. That's right, even if you don't lose a pound and dread exercise until the day you die. Promise?

      As a fitness trainer I've found that exercise has a soft side (e.g. how to get motivated, and how to conquer boredom) and a hard side (e.g. what routine to use for solid abs, and which exercises reduce weight).

      Almost everyone ignores the soft side and plunges into boring, unproductive workouts, only to give up in a week or two. It's like lemmings heading for a cliff, you know what's coming before it happens. So, here are three brief "soft" tips to get you started.

      First, set some goals. Don't go at it blind. Write out what you want from exercise and write with feeling.

      Second, use variety to conquer boredom. If you don't like exercising in mid-morning, change, and try late afternoon. Change every week if you want.

      Third, find people to help. Don't workout alone--get a partner. Call a buddy who likes to exercise or seek a qualified trainer. Find people who are willing and able to help and keep them close to you.

      Are you ready?

  50. QUESTION:
    How to help little brother lose 10-15 pounds over the summer? Advice?
    He is obese. Hes is 7 & hes a 2nd grader.
    I dont want him to be picked on as he gets older. He already has low self-esteem.
    He has a cute face& I think if he lost weight he could get girls easily.

    He is around 75-80 pounds. His weight is supposed to be around 60-65.
    We dont own any exercise machines or fitness memberships.

    Is it possible for a child of his weight to lose that much weight over the course of 3-4 months?

    • ANSWER:
      he's 7, he doesnt need the girls easily right now lol

      all you have to do is help him stay active (30 min + per day, 7 days a week) and make correct eating choices.only 1 fast food meal a week, the smallest option for the kids meal (if you eat fast food a lot)

      tell your mom not to buy too much junk.

      your parents really should be doing this as this is their job.but i think its nice you want to help your little bro out!


Exercises To Lose Weight Fast At Home For Women

Written By: admin - Mar• 30•12

Losing weight is one of the toughest challenges to undertake in life as we constantly strive to look and feel good about ourselves. Our lives are busy enough without having to face more challenges. What we need are exercises to lose weight quickly.

I believe that I have found the solution in elliptical machines. Ellipticals provide a low-impact, full body workout which burn just as many calories as a treadmill and help sculpt perfectly toned bodies in no time at all. What's more is that not only do they come equipped with all the features and specifications required to perform exercises to lose weight quickly but they are also completely affordable for the home.

The majority will have pre-programmed workouts, resistance settings, forward/reverse motion, dual action handles and foot pedals and some will have a power incline. These features are more than enough to perform exercises to lose weight quickly.

Workouts should be performed at least four times a week, lasting for at least 30-45 minutes if you really want to lose weight quickly. You need to be breaking a sweat, otherwise you are not optimizing your workout for fat burn.

A constant pace is not half as effective as training with intervals. Elliptical machines are perfect for this and it is performed by alternating average-intensity pace with high-intensity bursts of 1-2 minutes, depending on how fit you are.

However, the emphasis is how you incorporate the use of the features available. As you become fitter, you can begin to increase the resistance, to increase the intensity. This will make your body work even harder to burn fat for energy. Don't be afraid to use the reverse motion either. This not only targets muscles that you would never use in forward motion but again, it will make the body work harder, as it is a much harder exercise to perform.

For those lucky enough to have elliptical machines with an incline setting, this can be the killer of all exercises to lose weight quickly. The only restriction with incline is that interval training may be ruled out as the stride angle is altered and restricts fast motion. At the same time, calorie burn is greatly optimized and it still works the complete body.

The great thing about elliptical machines is that not only can you perform intense exercises to lose weight quickly but by having one in the home, you have no excuses for not working out. It gives you the motivation to keep at it and you can enjoy your home comforts while that fat disappears.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is it more common for pregnant women to lose or gain weight after birth?
    I gave birth 10 1/2 months ago. While breastfeeding the first 3 months, I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight. After I stopped, I put on 20 lbs. I admit that I don't exercise because I don't have time. My boyfriend works at night so I'm home alone with my son after I'm done with work at 4:30 pm. My eating habits are horrible. I tend to cook packaged foods and/or fast foods because I don't have time.

    • ANSWER:
      Your weight gain seems to be due to unhealthy eating habit and lack of exercise more than post-pregnancy. Sometimes it could be the stress and irregular sleep pattern from having a new baby.

  2. QUESTION:
    What can I do to lose weight and get in shape?
    I am female, almost 20. Over the last 2 years, I have gained quite a bit of weight. I can barely fit into some of my clothes, and I have a lot that I just cannot wear anymore. For instance, I used to wear size 7 Wranglers jeans (women's), and I can't even get into 9's anymore. Not sure about 11's. I got a pair of size 12 Carhartt work pants (women's) which fit well, slightly baggy.

    Physically, I feel pretty healthy. I get adjusted by a chiropractor every other week, and I have rarely been sick. But I feel (and look) fat. I have a favorite pic that was taken March '07 and I am much chunkier. I can't even get those pants over my thighs...

    Since May, I have been trying to eat less/more healthy and exercise more. My downfall is sweets. I am a chocolate addict, although admittedly, I do not eat too many sweets anymore. I will have a few chocolate chips or chocolate milk or a jr. Frosty at Wendy's, etc. I've been really trying to cut back on junk in the past week. I try to eat salads with a small piece of breaded chicken...and try not to put too much dressing on it. I do eat a bit of fast food in a week, although BF and I are doing a lot more cooking at home, so it's been only 2x a week. We eat a lot of meat (BF likes to grill) and not many vegetables. I don't eat breakfast, but I am trying to eat an egg or whatnot. I sometimes have poptarts (healthy, I know, lol).

    Right now, I am walking/biking 5-ish blocks to school and back M-Th. I also have horses and clean the paddock (scoop about 40lbs of manure and haul away) and wrestle a hay bale daily. Some days I bike a couple miles to the grocery store and back.

    Despite trying to get more active and be better about eating, I feel like I'm just gaining more and more weight. What can I do? I have a little book of pilates and yoga which I want to start doing, but haven't been motivated to try yet. I could also get a membership at Curves in the fall (Sep). Anyone have advice?

    BTW, I do not have excess amounts of money to spend for gym membership or healthy granola bar things (sadly).

    • ANSWER:
      I would substitute grilled chicken for the breaded chicken, cut out fast food all together or atleast limit to once a month, try to limit your sweets more. if you love choc, find something healthier with same satisfaction like fat free/sugar free pudding.

      I did the curves thing a few years back. was a waste of money for me. was not challenging enough to make a difference even when I doubled my time and days a week I went. its good for someone who has never exercised before but then it seems to not be enough. and I was locked in for payment for a whole year

  3. QUESTION:
    Im desperate to lose weight gained from steriods!?
    I was prescribed steriods for two weeks due to joint inflammation and rested at home for a month. steriods plus limited movement and increased food intake has caused me to gain about 8 pounds, which is alot for a small woman like me. After I recovered I tried exercising everyday, dieting and fasting to near starvation but this stubborn weight gain wont budge an inch. Its been like a month now and Im almost ready to give up. This is very unusual for me as I never had problems with my weight before and can lose weight very easily. Is it the steriods that has changed my body permanently? Im thinking of going to a doctor for weightloss medication for the first time but I really have no information about this, no idea what medicine works best and how affordable it is? Can u give me some advice? Do I need to visit a specialist to get this medicine or any doctor will do? I need to lose it fast for my sister wedding in 2 mths!

    • ANSWER:
      no, the steroids did not mess up your body completely. going to starvation is a horrible idea. now that you are off the roids it will cycle out of the body and some exercise will help lose the weight. you need to have the right diet, starvation is not the key...hope that helps

  4. QUESTION:
    HALP!!! How much weight can i lose in 2 weeks?
    hello, sorry for the dramatic HALP, i was just hoping it would capture attention, dont hate me :)
    Anyways, im asking this question 2 know how much i can lose in 2 or maybe 3 weeks...
    Im 14,female, and im positive that im atleast 8kgs overweight( ouch! right?) ive just started exercising, on the cycle( and no, its not a treadmill,its that cycle thingy, i hoep u get it) and im currently trying to lose 200 calories a day. Can u please tell me, how many caloreis i need to lose to see a visible difference in a short time( yes, im aaware that exercise doesnt work overnight). Probably the most i could lose.....and oh HOW many calories do i need to lose everyday?
    ANy special exercises??
    One more thign, im especially reallty concious about my thighs, so i found out this exercise routine on the web,please check it out---> http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/videos/m/22142977/the-complete-routine.htm

    ANyways, do u think its ok for me to do these? i do without dumbells, and i tell you they look pretty easy but wheew, they really got me poofed up!!!
    So ive this thing, i live in a place where women are....well lets say not allowed a lot alot of freedom....so i really donnt have a lot of activity throughout the day..actualyl its just going to the school and coming back, and sometimes going out when my dad comes home.So theres hardly any workout throughtout the day really.....So when i discovered that when suddenly i do some vigorous exercise for a few days, my body sores really bad!! (eg: i learned a hip hop dance routine at school, and for the next few weeeks i could hardly walk at all!!!) So now that ive strated exercising ive taken it slow, and yeah the pain is not too much, but actually when i tried doing that exercise i mentioned earlier in the link for the first time, i felt my knees...umm...not pain....but kind of 'weakened, like it had to deal with a lt of pressure, so do u think these exercises are right for me ?? Do u have any toned down exercises? but the ones that will work fast(the video says u should see difference in bout a week) i really do wanna shed kilos fast :)

    Thank you so much for reading and replying if u are. I really appreciate it. Thanks again! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Im in your exact positian...it takes 3500 cals to burn 1 pound..i burn 200 a day, and go 7 miles a day..but it has messed up my knees (so take my advice and take it easy! lol)
      Excersing wont work unless you moderate ur food choices. drink, drink, and keep drinking water! It speeds up metabolism! Be careful of all the junk your eating, and sooner than later you will see results! good luck! hope i helped

      (best answer :D )

  5. QUESTION:
    Why are my colleagues being so petty and mean about my weight loss?
    After a stern warning from my doctor about my likelihood of developing diabetes in the next few years I decided to change my eating habits and take up exercise. I switch my diet to 100% clean, home cooked wholefoods and worked out about an hour or so 6 days a week. I lost a lot of weight fast going from 220 to 140 in about 4 months. I work in an office with all women and at first as I was still wearing my old clothes my weight loss was not noticed, it was only after buying clothes in a smaller size people began to notice. At this point I had lost about 30lbs and women I worked with said I looked better and so on but not long after that they started up with comments such as I shouldn't be starving myself (I'm not as I eat about 1800 cals a day), I should lose too much more as I was fine now and that I wouldn't suit being too slim as well as lot's off encouragement to eat cakes etc in work and told I was a killjoy and no fun when I would decline. I did not really like talking much about my weight loss and if people asked how I was doing it and I said healthy food and plenty of exercise the looked a bit disappointed.
    Now I am 139lbs (not a stick insect) and a UK size 10/12 which I am happy with although I am still losing a weight slowly and I think my weight will settle at about 135lbs which is fine for me 5 foot 5 inch height. I am happy with my results but still experiencing a lot of negative comments at work. We had a company dinner and dance last weekend and I went out a bought a new dress, not low cut or shot but very pretty and in a size 12. I wasn't exactly glammed up just a touch of make up but I was hardly there before th catty comments started. One woman I work with and though I got on well with had too much to drink and said that I thought I was something special now I was slim and that just because I was thinner now didn't mean that my (and I quote) "p*ssy was gold plated" I did get quite a bit of male attention that night but it was so unusual for me that if anything it made me feel uncomfortable, I really wasn't asking for it just enjoying not feeling like an elephant for once! I used to be the fattest in the group, but with a nice face. Now I am one of the slimmest and I think it has ruffled a few feathers and all the negativity is making my working day quite unpleasent. What should I do to smooth thinks out with my colleagues and why are they being so petty?

    • ANSWER:
      people..... are easily jealous..... when someone else has success at losing weight.

      they don't like you getting favorable attention... so they have to be negative.... to try and knock you down a bit.

      perhaps that way.... they feel you'll start eating... and gaining weight again.

      don't let their idiotic behavior and comments.... bother you.

  6. QUESTION:
    Interval training-How do I do it&what other exercises do I need 2 do to make it an efective weightloss workout?
    Ok guys im 21 year old female looking to lose weight and tone now that i have actually got time to do it LOL!

    Anyway i was looking in to doing interval training but there is far to many different ways...so I need someone who can tell me the the best way to do it FOR A WOMAN and i will be using a exercise bike as i read its better.

    I was doing 6 min warm up
    1 min fast 2 mins slow x 4 or the 20 secs fast 10 secs slow

    6 mins cool down

    Which am i meant to do?

    What other exercises can i do to add to the interval which will help me tone up also

    So basically a good routine that will help me do both tone and lose weight that i can do at home (not the gym!)

    I want to lose weight all over but my tummy is my main goal as are my shoulders as i think they are quite big ¬_¬

    thanx x

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend the 1min fast and 2 slow, but i would look to build this up. Dont stay on this workout for too long. As soon as it starts to feel like you are improving change it to 1min fast 1.30 slow and vhange from 4x to 6x. Eventually your aim is to have longer fast and shorter slow intervals. Does your bike tell you RPM?

      I would suggest a circuit to help tone up and lose weight.
      High intensity is best for weight loss,
      Do you know body weight exercise like lunge, tricep dips or kickbacks?
      this website explains some upper body exercises that you could try
      and i would be happy to explain some other if you need them

  7. QUESTION:
    Exercising to get in better health?
    I'm almost sitting at 200 lbs, I need to exercise to get this weight off as it is aggravating my arthritis in my back, I wanted to know what you thought ....
    1. should I check with a doctor First before starting any type of exercise ( even if it's exercise around the house .... like : walking, biking, using weights, video exercise tapes ) ??
    2. What type of exercises should I be doing ?? I don't have the access to a gym, I would have to do these at home.
    3. What am I looking for as with losing pounds ( how many pounds should I be losing a week )
    4. do you think it is possible for a large woman to get fit and in time will actually look like she's lost a lot of weight ???
    Right now, I do only a little of exercising ( besides walking ) due to I get tired REAL fast. My arms and legs begin to tingle, I get headaches easier, heart rate is above normal.
    I did not Realize Just how Big I was until i looked in a mirror. Do you think the mirror adds pounds to your look ?

    • ANSWER:
      I am about that same weight and am working to change my situation. I would check with your doctor considering your arthritis and the tingling and headaches. I joined Curves three months ago and have lost almost 3% of my bodyfat. If you can't get to a place like Curves just walk. Slowly increase your distance as it becomes easier for you. A healthy weight loss is 1.5 to 2 pounds a week. It is possible to get fit, I feel better already after 3 months. Good luck - I'll be praying for you.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to lose that "pear" shape?
    OK. I am young, and I understand that I shouldn't be complaining about weight. But I want to lose my pear shape. I have a small shoulder and torso area, but my hips seem to go out too far. My hips go out farther than my shoulders. It also makes my legs look fat. Also I wear a size 10 for pants in women's, which means that my butt is big. I really don't want a big butt, due to the fact that it makes me feel bad when I go up and up in pants sizes but stay the same torso measurement.

    I don't know how to properly do a diet, and normally I only eat lunch during school days, and weekends I eat about 1/4 of each of my 2 meals, lunch and dinner, due to the fact i get up too ate to eat breakfast; I get up on the weekends at 12:30 or 1 most of the time. Also I don't eat because I don't feel a want or need to. Or sometimes I dislike the food. Like Mexican food, the smell makes me want to puke. I'm really picky when it comes to food. Also I tend to eat only meat, and if possible, I eat whole loafs of Italian bread (really bad at stopping that habit). I absolutely hate sausages though. Also I am normally dehydrated most of the time, due to the fact that I wear a retainer and during the night, it tends to dry out my mouth.

    Also I have joined a soccer team, which first practice was today, and when I came back home, I felt like my stomach was sucking itself into my belly button. You know that really bad pain that comes. Also I couldn't run as fast as the other girls or even keep up without having to stop, and then try to catch my breath. Also I need to figure out an exercise that I can do inside, due to the fact that my neighborhood is only as good as Cabrini-green.

    I know I hardly ever exercise and that I am really bent out of shape because I spend a lot of time on my computer or the game systems, and that I tend to stay on them for hours on end, but I really would like to know how to lose weight so I can feel better. Right now I want to lose my fat, so I can go outside and feel great when it comes time to summer. This year I want to go outside during summer, but only if I look right.

    I would absolutely love help. But I don't feel like puking, due to the fact I don't eat a lot and it makes you dehydrated. Or starving myself because I like to eat. I tend to stay home and I want to at least make myself look like a human. I don;t want to look like a teenager on top and a fat 50 year old for legs.

    If you can help, thank you and I would be happy to hear from you.

    • ANSWER:
      Eating a balanced diet is important. Fiber is very important. Oatmeal for breakfast every day. Red grapefruit with this as well. Maybe you can work out at home with an aerobics video, 30 minutes. Eat a salad a day. Eat a light evening meal or nothing. On your days of (the wekends) shut yourself oof from the rest of the world and lay in bed and rest and do not eat.

      When you are at practice, utilize that time for brisk running and walking as much as you can-otherwise I'd say the workout vid at home would be best considering your circumstances.

      Read up on anti-yeast diets and mediterrnaean foodstuffs. learn how this relates to a healthy balance of flora in your GI tract. Avoid or reduce sugars and simple carbs. Best wishes.

  9. QUESTION:
    Husband being stubborn with his weight, Please please PLEASE help me!!!?
    Ive been married to the same wonderful man for 8 years now. We met when we were both very young and got married very soon after.

    When I first met my hubby, he was in amazing shape. He was a martial arts teacher, and was in great health. In the last 5 years or so Ive noticed my hubby's weight go up about 35-45lbs or so. He stopped doing his martial arts when we got married (we moved). In the last years he tried to find a new place to practice his arts, but after 13 different martial arts places, he just isn't happy with it any more. (I suspect that he is embraced)

    Gyms, Special home equipment, private trainers, diets.... nothing sticks. Not even for a week!

    I would just like to say that I AM JUST FINE with his weight. He is not heavy enough to cause him any health problems, not even high blood pressure, and I still find him very attractive (thought he never believes me when I tell him so). The part that is killing me is the emotional $hit I have to shovel now.

    I love him, and try to support him in every thing he does, but after years of it, the money we keep dumping into things he never even tries to use, the mood swings, distant demeanor, depression... I just cant take it!

    Recently he is even giving me guff for things I eat. I still have about 10lbs to lose to get back to my ideal weight (pregnancy fat from our son). That however is not acceptable to me! I am a grown woman and FAR from even being slightly chubby! I'm a size 7 for got sakes!

    I don't know what to do now. Ive tried every approach that I can think of! Indifference to his weight, supporting to his diet and exercise plans (even when we cant afford what he wants to do/buy this time)....

    I exercise while he is around to try to get him to join in (and he never does), I fill the house with healthy food choices (and he decides to eat fast food at work)...

    I'm just beyond my frustration point now. If he could just be happy with his weight, or decide to lose weight and DO IT, I would support him either way!

    I don't know what I should do now, all he says is "I would love to lose weight and get back in shape but I have no willpower". Any time I try to motivate him, or even suggest to him that he should try a little harder he becomes angry, and only gets angrier the longer I keep it up.

    This is putting a HUGE strain on our marriage. I don't know what to do now though. We have his some financial strain (as all of America has I suspect) so we cant afford to sink any more money into his plans. I cant see him doing anything to solve the problem without intervention, but I cant see how to do it (without making him furious with me).

    We have the equipment (the diet material, the exercise equipment, etc...) but he just doesn't have the motivation I guess to see it through.

    I can't handle this anymore, I'm at the end of my rope with him. I don't know what happened to the vivacious, happy man I met, and I don't know how to help him find his way back...

    Please, has anyone ever had a problem like this?
    Is there anything I haven't thought of doing that may help?
    I do accept him as he is, but I do not like it that he beats himself up about his weight every day!
    I have no problem with the way he looks, but his emotional problems are starting to effect the way he is living his life.
    It is also having a huge impact on our marriage and the time he spends with our son.
    I want him to be happy, but I cant do anything to help him!
    That is what is driving me crazy....
    Ps. Mrs. - If you had any clue as to how to handle a man who has mood swings that cause him to throw $hit across the room I would thank you for the advice...
    But like most people, you want to throw stones at people. Even though I am on here because I am concerned with my husbands emotional health, and the well being of our relationship, you throw stones.

    How about you grow a brain.

    Thanks =)
    High roller, it is obvious that you did not even read one paragraph into my question.
    Ive already expressed at least half a dozen times in this that I DONT GIVE A DARN what he looks like, its his emotional state that is concerning me!!!
    The moods swings, depression, lethargy!

    So read the entire question before you start typing your response you dunce.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe he is depressed. Has he seen a counselor?

  10. QUESTION:
    I don't want to be fat anymore I can't take it?
    I am 23, 165cms 5'5" and weight 12st 10-12lbs (I go up and down by 2lbs)
    I literally an I no joking HATE my body and how chubby my face is, it makes me cry with anger and loathing, I am moving tomorrow; and I can''t bear for anyone to see me this way! I see all these women and girls and they are so happy and slim, and I am holding myself back because of my weight!
    I cry and cry and feel sick when I see a photo of myself like screaming and crying because it's so hideous....I feel like more unhappy than I ever have been before, I know I have suffered with depression and stopped taking my anti-depressants few months back. Stopped taking the pill last year, and doctor said I have PCOS and I am so unbelievably sad and hopeless now.
    I want to go exercise but now im moving I have no one to go with me, my mum is disabled so spend most of my time at home caring for her, and I have anxiety which makes it hard to go out on my own, but no one will go with me...
    please, I need a way to lose this weight now, I can't cope with this any longer, I need to see results fast, I dont drink smoke, I only drink water, I dont have salt, I have stopped eating chocolate, I dont eat crisps or any sweets now and I am trying to do some exercise everyday but is so hard I get so tired and so disheartened when I go to the mirror or look at photos....then the pain comes back and I withdraw again....please, can someone give me a proven way to lose weight fast so I can at least build my life back knowing this weight is going......
    thank you if you can help me, I need to see results fast x x x
    according to BMI tests online I am "pre-Obese" I swear I wanted to give up on life there and then to think I was becoming obese....I don't know what to do, moving tomorrow, and given up so much food I only ate a sandwich today I can't bare to even look at food it makes me feel horrified at myself :(

    • ANSWER:
      How about just eating the right foods like oatmeal, blueberries, strawberries, pita bread, protein shake, protein bar, brown rice, chicken, fish, egg whites, black beans (low in sodium) veggies, 100% whole grain cereal, almond milk...

      You will need to eat 5-6 SMALL meals a day and 8-12 glasses of water a day. Also, you want to exercise. You can exercise monday-thursday doing 2 days of cardio and 2 days of weight training. Also, work on ur abs and do 8 minute abs video on youtube. You can work your abs on a daily basis. In those 5-6 meals you can have a protein shake and a protein bar or just 2 protein shakes a day. I recommend for the protein shake EAS and for the protein bar power crunch bar or EAS with 28g of protein and 1-2g of sugar. If you are going to do the protein bar and the shake I recommend you eat the protein bar after your workout and the protein shake before bed. Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    My body and appearance make me sick please?
    I am 23, 165cms 5'5" and weight 12st 10-12lbs (I go up and down by 2lbs)
    I literally an I no joking HATE my body and how chubby my face is, it makes me cry with anger and loathing, I am moving tomorrow; and I can''t bear for anyone to see me this way! I see all these women and girls and they are so happy and slim, and I am holding myself back because of my weight!
    I cry and cry and feel sick when I see a photo of myself like screaming and crying because it's so hideous....I feel like more unhappy than I ever have been before, I know I have suffered with depression and stopped taking my anti-depressants few months back. Stopped taking the pill last year, and doctor said I have PCOS and I am so unbelievably sad and hopeless now.
    I want to go exercise but now im moving I have no one to go with me, my mum is disabled so spend most of my time at home caring for her, and I have anxiety which makes it hard to go out on my own, but no one will go with me...
    please, I need a way to lose this weight now, I can't cope with this any longer, I need to see results fast, I dont drink smoke, I only drink water, I dont have salt, I have stopped eating chocolate, I dont eat crisps or any sweets now and I am trying to do some exercise everyday but is so hard I get so tired and so disheartened when I go to the mirror or look at photos....then the pain comes back and I withdraw again....please, can someone give me a proven way to lose weight fast so I can at least build my life back knowing this weight is going......
    thank you if you can help me, I need to see results fast x x x

    • ANSWER:
      You are your worst critique
      I bet your a beautiful women
      who has so many intentions
      why worry yourself about this
      you will meet a wonderful man
      and he will make you feel like gold
      your worth everythingg

  12. QUESTION:
    2 months to get in shape, any advise?
    alright, in to months (end of February, beginning of March) my family is going Mexico. both as part of a family vacation, and also as my mom's honey moon.

    until then I am really preparing because I want everything to be perfect. I wanna get contacts, make sure my teeth are nice and white, get my hair done.. blah blah blah. for all of those things I know what to do. But there is one big major thing i need some desperate help with. I need to get in shape. Now before you go giving silly advise, do read the details below. read them carefully and give me advise that you honetly think will help. I am not a retard and unlike most people my age I have done real research.

    I am 16. I have a heart murmur that prevents me from running for long periods of time, it ends up feeling like iron bars tight around my chest. I also have damage to my dominant hand so activities that involve it being flat, like push ups, or griping, like pull ups, are out of the question.

    I am NOT lazy. I have a 14 foot trampoline which I love jumping on, though in -40 weather I cannot it is way too cold. but I can land a flip and jump for a long time. play dance dance revolution on workout mode and wii sports. I do sit ups (though I am sure I am doing them to fast, I can do over 300 in half an hour).

    Here are the things I have started doing:

    using the exercise bike

    resumed sit ups, but slower

    those things I think they are called step ups where you step up then down then up then down on something.

    eating breakfast (a few months ago, it helped only for a short time but I am continuing it)

    stopped snacking at night, which ties into the next one since my common snack is bread

    cut down on carbs (I love white bread way to much I know for a fact carbs are one of my biggest problems)

    started drinking only water.

    today I had a packet of instant oatmeal for breakfast, a cheese sandwich for lunch, and a chef salad for dinner. and water. this isn't some sort of diet, its just what I eat

    I DO NOT:

    smoke

    drink

    eat things like chips, pizza, popcorn. I don;t like them and I don;t snack too much.

    I will not take advise that involves money, or things I cannot to at home. I am far from rich, and do not drive. I live on a farm, so I cannot walk to any facilities. The only way to do something is through my mom and she works 6 days a week and is often to busy or tired or cannot afford your advise. please respect that.

    I do not add salt to my food, I do not add sugar to cereal.

    Do not give me advise on how much I should weigh, I have done my own research and know that an ideal weight for myself is 135lbs, and that is pushing it! why you may ask? because I am 5'5, have a very sturdy bone structure and a large chest. I have weighed 140lbs before. and less than 135lbs and I would have to have no muscle, and my bones would be showing. I can easily feel my rib cage and count every bone as it is.

    What I want is people in maybe similar situations to give advise. preferably women who are around the same size, just because I know that men and women lose weight differently and that the more you weigh the easier it is to lose weight, so some weighing maybe 200lbs who now weighs 170lbs would lose it easier, so its not really helpful to me. I want to know WHY I am not losing weight. and yes I have been trying for a long time now, and yes, I know I need to keep eating. don't give stupid advise please.
    A few things I should mention is 1 I have been told I retain water. and 2, my hand does not go flat at all. so sit ups are impossible
    sorry, not sit ups, I can do those, push ups are impossible

    • ANSWER:
      try the Lil Jack Workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris

  13. QUESTION:
    2 months to get into shape, any advise?
    alright, in to months (end of February, beginning of March) my family is going Mexico. both as part of a family vacation, and also as my mom's honey moon.

    until then I am really preparing because I want everything to be perfect. I wanna get contacts, make sure my teeth are nice and white, get my hair done.. blah blah blah. for all of those things I know what to do. But there is one big major thing i need some desperate help with. I need to get in shape. Now before you go giving silly advise, do read the details below. read them carefully and give me advise that you honetly think will help. I am not a retard and unlike most people my age I have done real research.

    I am 16. I have a heart murmur that prevents me from running for long periods of time, it ends up feeling like iron bars tight around my chest. I also have damage to my dominant hand so activities that involve it being flat, like push ups, or griping, like pull ups, are out of the question.

    I am NOT lazy. I have a 14 foot trampoline which I love jumping on, though in -40 weather I cannot it is way too cold. but I can land a flip and jump for a long time. play dance dance revolution on workout mode and wii sports. I do sit ups (though I am sure I am doing them to fast, I can do over 300 in half an hour).

    Here are the things I have started doing:

    using the exercise bike

    resumed sit ups, but slower

    those things I think they are called step ups where you step up then down then up then down on something.

    eating breakfast (a few months ago, it helped only for a short time but I am continuing it)

    stopped snacking at night, which ties into the next one since my common snack is bread

    cut down on carbs (I love white bread way to much I know for a fact carbs are one of my biggest problems)

    started drinking only water.

    today I had a packet of instant oatmeal for breakfast, a cheese sandwich for lunch, and a chef salad for dinner. and water. this isn't some sort of diet, its just what I eat

    I DO NOT:

    smoke

    drink

    eat things like chips, pizza, popcorn. I don;t like them and I don;t snack too much.

    I will not take advise that involves money, or things I cannot to at home. I am far from rich, and do not drive. I live on a farm, so I cannot walk to any facilities. The only way to do something is through my mom and she works 6 days a week and is often to busy or tired or cannot afford your advise. please respect that.

    I do not add salt to my food, I do not add sugar to cereal.

    Do not give me advise on how much I should weigh, I have done my own research and know that an ideal weight for myself is 135lbs, and that is pushing it! why you may ask? because I am 5'5, have a very sturdy bone structure and a large chest. I have weighed 140lbs before. and less than 135lbs and I would have to have no muscle, and my bones would be showing. I can easily feel my rib cage and count every bone as it is.

    What I want is people in maybe similar situations to give advise. preferably women who are around the same size, just because I know that men and women lose weight differently and that the more you weigh the easier it is to lose weight, so some weighing maybe 200lbs who now weighs 170lbs would lose it easier, so its not really helpful to me. I want to know WHY I am not losing weight. and yes I have been trying for a long time now, and yes, I know I need to keep eating. don't give stupid advise please.
    you can tell just by looking at me that there is surplus fat there.
    I do remember a doctor telling me that I retain water and it makes me look spungy.. actually it was the woman who works in the lab and takes blood
    push ups are really out of the question completely. I cannot make my hand go flat and it becomes too painful with the pressure

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of core exercises are good.
      Unfortunately you are going to have to do some push-up type of exercises.

      1) Crunches (hands in between legs, hands at side, hands on chest, cross body crunches)

      2) Push-ups and dips (keep it to a minimum though since you have the injury, remember you have two months, thats a long time)

      3) Short runs (Down to the end of the street and back, do 5 of these within 15 minutes so not to over do it)

      Remember you have two months so dont hurt yourself trying to get in shape fast.

  14. QUESTION:
    what is the right meal size me and my two kids should be eating?
    hi i am a 34 full time single dad of a 5 and 7 year old as you can see from my picture i am a fat guy .
    i have been fighting weight all my life my kids are at a healthy weight i know America way over weight.
    i try to follow the package size but i still putting on weight i don't exercise much. i was told it would dangerous for me after i was in accident 12 years ago. what can i do to limit my meal size lose weight and NOT feel hungry.i have gone to the dietitian i still get confused about how to do it the pack of card thing the baseball size and so on i don't really want to cut out the stuff that taste good i am willing to cut back.
    i have high blood pressure high cholesterol and the constant pain i have from my accident which feel the weight dose not help. the biggest reason i want to louse weight is not my health it more because i am tired being rejected buy women,employment opportunity , and so on. i need ez to make fast cheep meals because i don't have a lot of time to plan a meal i go to work at 5 am and home after 6 pm i don't want to spend a hour 11/2 cooking at night then to just go to bed i want to watch some tv or work on my hobbies with my kids.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the right meal size me and my two kids should be eating?
    hi i am a 34 full time single dad of a 5 and 7 year old as you can see from my picture i am a fat guy .
    i have been fighting weight all my life my kids are at a healthy weight i know America way over weight.
    i try to follow the package size but i still putting on weight i don't exercise much. i was told it would dangerous for me after i was in accident 12 years ago. what can i do to limit my meal size lose weight and NOT feel hungry.i have gone to the dietitian i still get confused about how to do it the pack of card thing the baseball size and so on i don't really want to cut out the stuff that taste good i am willing to cut back.
    i have high blood pressure high cholesterol and the constant pain i have from my accident which feel the weight dose not help. the biggest reason i want to louse weight is not my health it more because i am tired being rejected buy women,employment opportunity , and so on. i need ez to make fast cheep meals because i don't have a lot of time to plan a meal i go to work at 5 am and home after 6 pm i don't want to spend a hour 11/2 cooking at night then to just go to bed i want to watch some tv or work on my hobbies with my kids

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Am I fat? (14 year old girl)?
    OK I am 14 years old and I am fat. No, I'm not exaggerating I really am fat (compared to the other girls in my grade). Seriously I'm so fat I don't own any pair of shorts. at all. I wear long jeans only. To hide my fat legs and bum. -_-'

    I am 14, I weigh 57 kg and 165 cm. I am fat on the bottom (my friends say its called 'pear shaped' or something). Also I live in Asia where most typical Asian women at my height weighs around 40-45 kg. So, yeah here in Asia I'm Ms.Fattest-of-them-all. (No I'm serious)

    I've recently been on a diet (I was 59 kg but now I'm like 57 or 56 kg) and I lost the first 2 kg really fast but after I reached 57....it stayed there for TWO WEEKS. It's like NOTHINGS HAPPENING and I'm still on my diet. So just wondering why did my diet work so well then suddenly got stuck? I always sticked to my diet nothing else. Any ideas or suggestion to fix this?

    DIET:
    breakfast- glass of skim milk, 1 slice whole wheat bread
    lunch- nothing (sometimes I eat 2 pieces of sugar-free gum)
    after school- glass of skim milk, with fruit or bread
    dinner- eat 1/2 of what i normally eat
    after dinner- 1 glass of extra-strong green tea
    before sleep- 1 glass skim milk, 2 calcium tablets

    Before Diet: 59 kg
    Goal: 47 kg

    Okay so any tips or exercises that I can do at home? And also suggestions for why my diet stopped working? -_-'

    (P.S- i don't eat lunch because I'm never hungry there, also I don't feel tired or anything even if i skip lunch! And no my weight is not muscle or bones. It's fat. I have small muscles :( ( so yeah anything that will help speed up my diet naturally)

    OKAY THANKS FOR YOUR ANSWERS :D
    I also do exercise 2 hours twice a week, (I do basketball, swimming, badminton, track, soccer, etc.)
    I also dance about half an hour a day (I take dance classes)

    • ANSWER:
      You do not want to starve yourself as this will force your body to store as much energy as it can. Logic points towards eating more earlier in the day than you do for dinner since you are more active during this period. so perhaps it makes more sense to have a larger lunch, and a smaller dinner. Having more of a breakfast will give your metabolism a kick start in the morning too.

      Most of all though. If you want to actually bring your body into shape, you will have to push yourself physically form time to time. Putting on muscle will add weight but, when you have more muscle mass, your body would require more energy to maintain it. therefore by putting on some more muscle you will help yourself lose fat faster. You would have to work out a lot to become too muscly, so there is no worry there.

      But seriously. I wouldn't go by your weight. I do not think it is an accurate way to gauge your health or how fat you are. Your weight will naturally fluctuate during the day, and also over the weeks. Does it actually matter how much you weigh in comparison to how you look? Is it the visual sight of those extra pounds that worries you most?? That is what I would focus on if i were you.

      Working out isn't hard. It simples. Move your body more than you do now. Walk more places if you can, rather than taking the bus. Try to go up and down stairs faster than you do. Carry more weight in your rucksack each day. All of these things will have you burning off more calories and hence helping you look more magnificent. and if you want to get serious, do some press ups each night, go for a swim once a week, start jogging once a week, and cycle to work daily. A month of that and you will look like an athlete! And more than this - you will be fit and feel great too

  17. QUESTION:
    How would you handle this situation? Would you be upset?
    My husband's mother called the other day to "check on how that baby's doing". She proceeded to tell me that as soon as I "pop that baby out"... I need to get on an exercise plan again and loose that wait so I can be "beautiful for her little boy". First of all, he's 27 years old!! Second of all, I'm almost 5 months pregnant and I've only gained one pound on a scale. The doctors are encouraging me to eat more frequently and just more in general.. which is hard for me because I feel HUGE all the time.
    Then, my husband for the past week has been saying. "I bet you can't wait to have the baby and get off bed rest so that you can start moving around and loosing weight again."
    So, I got a little upset and ask him, "are you calling me fat" Which I know is a bit unfair.
    He said, "I think you're beautiful no matter how enormous you get. You just look very very.. pregnant right now.. and I know you don't want to look that way ..i know it would make you feel better to be smaller".

    Yes, I do have a baby bump. I hate that none of my old cloths fit anymore and I've had to go to maternity cloths. I don't know why some women don't show at all and I look so much bigger at 5 months than most. But, seriously, I've only gained one pound from my original start weight. I actually lost some weight in the beginning stages on my pregnancy without meaning to. So, now I'm only one pound over my pre-pregnancy rate.

    I have always loved my husband. I explained to him (in a letter because I was to emotional not to yell in person) that his words were damaging my self esteem and hurting my feelings. He did apologize and bring flowers home. But, his mother calls like every other day and tells me how she can't wait to see how fast I loose the baby weight when her grandchild is here.

    Now, i feel like a horrible wife because I find myself not wanting to eat even though I need to. i make myself though. Also, lately, I find myself feeling detached from him. Sometimes I catch myself thinking about whether I was suppose to marry him. That's horrible. He is a good man, and I know I married the right guy. I don't really mean it, and I don't know why horrible thoughts like that keep popping in my overly emotional head. LOL

    I'm sure I'm just being hormonal about the whole thing. But, I just needed some input on this situation.

    • ANSWER:
      That is awful that they are treating you in this way. I am actually slightly concerned that you have only put on one pound during pregnancy. If the doctors are telling you to eat more then i really think that you should forget what they say and what she thinks and eat! Your mother-in-law is so rude and you shouldn't feel any pressure to lose any weight. I takes people years to get back to the way that they were before pregnancy! When you do have the baby, your primary focus will be on the child! That is much more of a thing to look forward to than losing weight!

  18. QUESTION:
    My wife doesn't care about staying attractive. Is this normal?
    My wife doesn't care about her weight or her appearance. Her attitude is if I love her I should find her attractive regardless if she is 100 pounds are 250 pounds. She doesn't like to clean or cook. Our children eat fast food or finger foods at least 5 to 6 times a week. She just doesn't give a crap. We argue because I have left home at least 6 times in our 12 years. Twice for over a year. Once for two years. The only reason I stay is because we have children. Our old routine was I would leave her because she doesn't care. She would start caring, lose weight, start cleaning, cook and try to be attractive. I would come back and I promise 4 to 5 months after I come back she turns back to the sorry, lazy woman who doesn't care. I don't want to leave but I'm tired of being unhappy with a unattractive, lazy wife. She is beautiful but she is lazy. Her laziness is killing our relationship. When I try to talk to her she acts likes she cares but she doesn't. I try to exercise with her but she quits a week after we start. One lady who's son played flag football with my son got her into exercise classes with her. My wife never even showed up. She has purchased treadmills and all types of workout DVDs but she doesn't ever use them. But if I leave she will use them. It's almost like she feels like if she is single she has to get herself together to get a mate. Once she has a mate the work is done. I leave you with one more example. Last week I was sick so I couldn't help around the house. Now I can barely walk in my bedroom because there is about 7 loads washed clothes spread all over our bedroom.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like your wife is depressed.. in which case if she is she isnt going to care.. i think you need to get to the root of the problem to fix the rest of the issues.. and im not buying that your in it only for your kids because never when u left in your 6 times of leaving did you take the kids with you.. and had you taken them with you , you would of had to do all the cooking, cleaning, kids, and work all on your own, so if your actually with her because of the kids then do it all yourself and when your kids are grown then move on if you not happy.. but you leaving her like you've done, is crap!! your either in this or your not and do you really think your doing yourself, your kids or her any good mentally when you pick and choose when to be married to her and when not to be.. do u think she's to stupid to realize how you feel and think about her??? she knows.. but all it does it make her more depressed and makes her even care less.. perhaps u need to go seek therapy to learn how you can help her and your marriage in a more "POSITIVE" way then just high tailing it every time u cant get her to jump when u say jump..

  19. QUESTION:
    My wife doesn't care if I find her attractive. Is this normal?
    My wife doesn't care about her weight or her appearance. Her attitude is if I love her I should find her attractive regardless if she is 100 pounds are 250 pounds. She doesn't like to clean or cook. Our children eat fast food or finger foods at least 5 to 6 times a week. She just doesn't give a crap. We argue because I have left home at least 6 times in our 12 years. Twice for over a year. Once for two years. The only reason I stay is because we have children. Our old routine was I would leave her because she doesn't care. She would start caring, lose weight, start cleaning, cook and try to be attractive. I would come back and I promise 4 to 5 months after I come back she turns back to the sorry, lazy woman who doesn't care. I don't want to leave but I'm tired of being unhappy with a unattractive, lazy wife. She is beautiful but she is lazy. Her laziness is killing our relationship. When I try to talk to her she acts likes she cares but she doesn't. I try to exercise with her but she quits a week after we start. One lady who's son played flag football with my son got her into exercise classes with her. My wife never even showed up. She has purchased treadmills and all types of workout DVDs but she doesn't ever use them. But if I leave she will use them. It's almost like she feels like if she is single she has to get herself together to get a mate. Once she has a mate the work is done. I leave you with one more example. Last week I was sick so I couldn't help around the house. Now I can barely walk in my bedroom because there is about 7 loads washed clothes spread all over our bedroom.

    • ANSWER:
      With all the grief hapening you still found time to write such a lot.
      Divorce that cow before its too late... im sure you will get custody.

  20. QUESTION:
    How can i bring my metabolism to go faster?
    I'm a 100 pound 5'1 teenager.
    I cannot say that my body is horrible. It's pretty good looking actually.

    But i am anorexic wanna be.
    I dont eat. If i do, i always drink lots of water. For lunch, i eat tuna roll and miso soup. At night, i eat a lot until i cant eat anymore and purge it all out.
    over all, 500 calories tops everyday

    my activity level is sedentary. Meaning i mostly stay at home and watch t.v. I'm homeschooled so i dont have a lot of friends. A month and a half ago i was healthy. Really healthy. Eating 3 healthy meals a day and exercising. But that was because i was on vacation with a my friends family and they were really pushy when it comes to food.
    Before i went on my vacation i was having the worst time of my life. I looked my best, I think. I was 95 pounds tops. Though it felt sooo bad! I couldnt get out of my bed. I couldnt walk downstairs because i was so dizzy. And when I felt like i did a marathon. My heart is thumping so hard, I cant keep my back straight (and i have good posture!)

    And now i'm back to the cycle i was before. Like i said, 500 calories a day. No excercise.

    I feel my body looks in the morning. After an 8-10 hour sleep, i wake up and look in the mirror right away.
    I hate eating because even when i eat tuna roll and miso soup. I am soooo! bloated. AS IN SOOO BLOATED! IT LOOKS LIKE I ATE A TURKEY.

    I just finished watching last 10 pounds bootcamp(lose-weight show) And the woman in the show is different from the otheres. She doesnt eat. And she weighs 160 pounds. She only drinks coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, and something small for dinner.

    They were all talking about her metabolism and stuff. And during the 4 week program wherein people would usually lose 20 pounds, she lost 6.

    Please give me a full detail of what you guys think.
    How many calories a day, what kind of food? how much of an excercise? etc. etc.

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing you can do is to eat foods that will not raise your blood sugar too high or too fast, and will therefore not boost your body's production of the fat-storage, sugar-chasing hormone insulin higher than it needs to be.
      The second thing you can do is plug the holes that are slowing you down. Let me explain.
      Same thing with water. Drinking more won't necessarily raise the needle on the machine, but drinking less will slow you down.
      And coffee - which is not always the villain everyone thinks it is - can briefly boost metabolism and increase the feeling of energy and alertness.

  21. QUESTION:
    Could Santa be a closet homosexual?
    HERE’S A MESSAGE FROM SANTA CLAUS……………

    “Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas, Kids!”

    “Can you believe it, Christmas is almost here!”

    “We are all very busy in the North Pole. The elves are wrapping the presents, Mrs Claus is baking lots of Christmas cookies and mending my Santa Suit and I am cleaning the sleigh and helping Rudolph and the other reindeer practice their flying for the big day.”

    “It won’t be long before I am above the skies of your home on Christmas Eve dropping presents to all you good boys and girls.”

    “I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”

    “I love you all very much and will see you soon!”

    “Bye!”

    “And kids before I forget, don’t you forget to leave me a message telling me what you want for Christmas after the beep.”

    (False beep.)

    “Whew! It sure feels good to get that shit over with!”

    “Now, I can kick back and relax in my Barca lounger with a cold brew and work on my New Year’s resolutions while motormouth is in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies and fixing my Santa suit. Goddamn, that woman can talk! She never shuts the hell up!”

    “At times like this, I wish to god that I never married her, but of course the bitch got pregnant so I had no choice!”

    “Of course, no sooner than she gets the ring on her finger, she loses the baby so basically I married her sorry-ass for nothing!”

    “Figures! I really wanted that kid!”

    “-(Personal note to self: Cry like a baby later.)”

    “I’ll tell ya’ if it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all!”

    “Okay Jolly St. Nick, stop it! You need to relax. For an hour or so, try to forget about that loud-ass motormouth bitch that you’re married to and focus on your New Year’s resolutions for 2008.”

    (Santa takes a deep cleansing breath.)

    “Okay here we go, Santa’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2008.”

    -”Stop cheating on the wife with other “ho’s” which is one of the many perks of the job, thank god! In my defense, if I don’t cheat how else am I gonna’ have the son or daughter that I so desperately want because that dumb-ass wife of mine is sterile.”

    “-(Personal note to self: Cry like a baby later and call ‘Samantha the Panther’.)”

    “-Stop stealing the “good” presents from under the Christmas trees then replacing them with totally “lame” gifts and laughing about it. Ha! Ha! Ha! In my defense, I can’t help it that i’m overworked and underpaid and don’t have the time or money to buy jack-shit!”

    “-Get a faster “ride” like a Hummer because Rudolph and the other reindeer are just too damn slow! I’m a player whose got things to do and places to go!”

    “-Once I get the Hummer, get some music that my car can bounce to like all those stoned rappers on MTV.”

    “-Exercise and eat right every day so that I can become a lean mean fighting machine! (Personal note to self: Tuesday, stay up until 3:00 a.m. so that I can catch one of those infomercials that sell the George Foreman Grill or order it off of his website at igrillwithgeorge.com )”

    “-Reward any weight loss with a couple of packages of Hostess Ho-Ho’s and a gallon of chocolate milk.”

    “-Change name to “Santy D” or “STD” to increase my street cred and hopefully get a guest spot d-jaying on MTV.”

    “-Be more politically correct by eliminating my trademark chant, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Instead try to say, “Strong Confident Woman! Strong Confident Woman! Strong Confident Woman, except around Mrs. Claus who is nothing but a loud-ass-never-shuts-the-hell-up Ho, Ho, Ho!”

    “-Replace my red and white santa hat with a do-rag and my black boots with timberlands to further increase my street cred and hopefully get a guest spot
    d-jaying on MTV.”

    (Real Beep.)

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you did this to be funny, you failed. It isn't funny. And if he were gay, he wouldn't act like a straight jerk as most of this rant does. So you have failed to make your point and shown yourself to be a mean heterosexual male with issues.

      If I am mistaken, I apologize. If not, maybe you would benefit from some anger management therapy.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why are my colleagues being so petty and mean about my weight loss?
    After a stern warning from my doctor about my likelihood of developing diabetes in the next few years I decided to change my eating habits and take up exercise. I switch my diet to 100% clean, home cooked wholefoods and worked out about an hour or so 6 days a week. I lost a lot of weight fast going from 220 to 140 in about 4 months. I work in an office with all women and at first as I was still wearing my old clothes my weight loss was not noticed, it was only after buying clothes in a smaller size people began to notice. At this point I had lost about 30lbs and women I worked with said I looked better and so on but not long after that they started up with comments such as I shouldn't be starving myself (I'm not as I eat about 1800 cals a day), I should lose too much more as I was fine now and that I wouldn't suit being too slim as well as lot's off encouragement to eat cakes etc in work and told I was a killjoy and no fun when I would decline. I did not really like talking much about my weight loss and if people asked how I was doing it and I said healthy food and plenty of exercise the looked a bit disappointed.
    Now I am 139lbs (not a stick insect) and a UK size 10/12 which I am happy with although I am still losing a weight slowly and I think my weight will settle at about 135lbs which is fine for me 5 foot 5 inch height. I am happy with my results but still experiencing a lot of negative comments at work. We had a company dinner and dance last weekend and I went out a bought a new dress, not low cut or shot but very pretty and in a size 12. I wasn't exactly glammed up just a touch of make up but I was hardly there before th catty comments started. One woman I work with and though I got on well with had too much to drink and said that I thought I was something special now I was slim and that just because I was thinner now didn't mean that my (and I quote) "p*ssy was gold plated" I did get quite a bit of male attention that night but it was so unusual for me that if anything it made me feel uncomfortable, I really wasn't asking for it just enjoying not feeling like an elephant for once! I used to be the fattest in the group, but with a nice face. Now I am one of the slimmest and I think it has ruffled a few feathers and all the negativity is making my working day quite unpleasent. What should I do to smooth thinks out with my colleagues and why are they being so petty?
    I don't think I have bragged about it. I don't really like talking about my weight loss. A lot of the women I work with are always on diets and talk about it non stop. I think thats a bit boring really.
    My weight loss plan was real simple. I am a vegetarian but before I ate a lot of ready meals and was always hungry so snacked on sweets and pastries etc. I changed my diet so that I ate all home cooked food, all fresh veggies, fruit, home baked wholemeal bead, brown rice, lentils etc I had lot's of salads and indian dahls etc and supplemented my diet with the odd protein shake to help with muscle repair. My total calories averaged about 1800 a day. I had trouble sometimes eating it all sometimes it seemed so much!
    As for working out I did about an hour of cardio everyday 6 days a week mixing it up to keep my body guessing so one day I'd do interval training and the next day I'd do a long moderate intensity walk on the treadmill at an incline. I also did resistance training with weights three times a week. I made sure I got lot's of sleep and had a rest day every week.
    I used the Sauna at the gym a couple of times a weel as well, which I think helped.

    Simple!

    • ANSWER:
      Whoa! There is lots of stuff going on here! Your friends were comfortable with the "fat & happy you" and suddenly you have become svelte! No doubt, there is a lot of ambivalence on their part regarding who you are now!

      We all expect our friends to be happy for us if we lose weight, fall in love, or win the lottery. But in truth, those kinds of things change the dynamic of the relationship! It makes your friends uncomfortable if you are suddenly a different person.

      Cut them some slack. As they become more comfortable with your slim self, they should be able to regroup and accept it. This has all happened pretty fast! Just be sure that YOU don't become a prima donna now that you are slim and beautiful!

      And, Darlin', please tell me how you lost 80 lbs. in four months!?! I want to bottle it and sell it! Then my friends will have to deal with the RICH MARY! (And I will have your problem!)


Exercises To Lose Weight Fast

Written By: admin - Mar• 30•12

Many people frown on doing exercises because they think they need to join an expensive health club or purchase expensive equipment or at least have a lot of time during their day to perform their exercises. This is not true though. YOu can perform relatively simple exercises that you can incorporate into your normal day without taking an exceptional amount of time from your regular schedule that can be effective in helping you lose weight. Remember, if your goal is to lose weight then part of your plan should be to increase your metabolism and thus the number of calories you burn per day.

There are several simple activities that you can do that will help you accomplish this. Here are some simple exercises you can perform that can help you achieve your goal:

1. One of the simplest things to do is to start walking more. If you drive to work park your car further away from your office so you will be forced to walk farther. You will increase your walking distance going to and from work.

2. Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator. If you don't think you are in good enough shape to take all of the stairs then take one or two flights at a time and then take the elevator the rest of the way until you build up your endurance.

3. If you drive long distances you can do simple isometric exercises during your commute that will help strengthen and tone your muscles in addition to increasing the nbumbeer of calories that you burn. Simple things you can do during this time are squeezing the steering wheel holding for 5 or 6 seconds. Clenching your butt cheeks together. Tightening the muscles in your legs and holding for 6 seconds. If you are comfortable taking one hand off of the steering wheel you can you can flex your muscles in the front of your arm by bringing your hand to your shoulder and squeezing. You can be as creative as you'd like to be as long as remain safe while driving.

4. When you are at home watching the morning or evening news or your favorite television show stand up and march in place for as long as you can tolerate it. If you can only last 2 or 3 minutes in the beginning then that's what you should do. As you get in better shape then you should increase the time. Your goal should be to march in place during the length of the entire show.

5. Here's one of my favorites. If you cut your grass using a push mower try to quicken your pace that you are walking at. You can even go into a light jog that will easily increase your heart rate and help you burn more calories.

So if your goal is to lose weight you must begin doing something during your day that will help you burn more calories. These 5 simple suggestions can be incorporated into your normal work day without taking an exceptional amount of time away from your regular schedule. If you do these things with dedication each and every day you will begin to notice an improvement in your cardiovascular endurance and your tolerance for exercise. In addition to a sound eating plan you should begin to notice a reduction in weight in 2 to 3 weeks.

Remember, weight loss is not something you should think of in days but rather in terms of weeks, months and years. You need to create lifelong changes to achieve everlasting weight reduction and a new and improved shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight fast?
    I am trying to lose tummy weight and I want to know good exercises to do that will help me lose some weight pretty fast.

    • ANSWER:
      Swimming is in my opinion the best cardio-vascular exercise there is!

      Although the key to burning fat is basically to use your bodies energy stores but then to keep going to burn off the stored energy, which is stored as fat.

      I know it doesn't help saying this that much for everybody but burn more calories than you take in and you will burn the fat off!

  2. QUESTION:
    what are some good exercises to lose weight really fast?
    i am looking for some specific exercises to lose weight really fast. i dont like running and i dont have enough money to go to the gym. i just really want to lose weight fast! please no lectures or rude comments!

    • ANSWER:
      Buy an exercise bike. Or if moneys a bit tight, a skipping rope. Anything to get you moving

      Drink heaps of water and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegies. It's suprising what a difference changing your eating habits can make along with some exercise. 30 Min's a day is the best!

      Good Luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    What's the best exercise or exercises to lose weight fast?
    I am way overweight and I'm going into 8th grade. I am considered obese and want to lose weight before school starts. What are the best exercises and foods to eat to loose weight

    • ANSWER:
      You should have started this quest before school was out. Remember we did not put on our weight overnight and it won't come off overnight. Get moving - walking, running, bicycling, take a dance class, do something!

      Eat Healthy
      Drink water
      No eating 'crap" food!

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some of the best & easiest exercises to lose weight fast?
    I walk the dog every night, for about 30 minutes, I don't like going out because i am so insecure, So what are the best inside exercises to lose stomach fat, and love handles.

    Or where is a cheap place to get a treadmill, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Exercises to Lose Weight

      1. Spinning exercise to lose weight through hormone manipulation

      Spinning like a child works towards manipulating your hormones into a more balanced profile. When that happens (which it happens by stimulating the Endocrine System), weight loss comes fast and furious. The hormones are as big of a factor, if not bigger, than diet and exercise.

      Get spinning and see for yourself. Only takes 15 seconds of your time each time you do it.

      2. 30-60 second jump roping

      Many women avoid this exercise, why, I don't know. But they shouldn't... and you shouldn't either. If you want to peel off pounds of fat from your body fast, just jump rope 30 seconds to 1 minute at a time.

      Don't have time... you say? I bet you do... during TV commercials.

      Did you know there's about 20 or more minutes of commercials during each 1 hour of a TV show? Use those 20 minutes during 1 of the hours you watch TV to get your workout in. You can get in an easy 10 minutes of jump roping.

      3. Another lazy commercial workout... jumping on a mini-trampoline

      If you can't tell by now, I'm big on working out during TV commercials. This saves you a whole bunch of time while getting in 20-45 minutes of working out each day. Plus you're fresh when you workout this way. You will be able to lose weight without even sweating.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any exercises to lose weight fast?
    I am obese and need to lose weight fast. It is killing me inside! I am 5'9 and 194.8 pounds! HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Cardio workout for the out of shape:
      Day 1: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bicycle. (30 mins total)
      Day 2: 15 minutes of treadmill and elliptical. (30 mins total)
      Day 3: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike & just 5 minutes of stair stepper. (35 mins total)
      Day 4: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike (45 minutes total)
      Day 5: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, then 5 minutes of the stair stepper with an additional 5 minutes of jumping rope. (50 mins total)

      As you begin to get more fit, more confident in your physical health, you can begin to increase your total workouts by 5 minutes and the intensity by an extra level.

      For example, I’ve been conditioning for the last 3 months and my week look like this:
      --------------------------------------------------------------
      Day1: 20 minutes treadmill, stair-stepper, elliptical, & 15 minutes of stationary cycling, 10 minutes of jumping rope (85 mins)
      Day2: 30 minutes treadmill and elliptical, 20 minutes of stair-stepper, 10 minutes of jumping rope (90 mins)
      Day3: Entire upper body weight workout
      Day4: 20 minutes treadmill, stair-stepper, elliptical, & 15 minutes of stationary cycling, 10 minutes of jumping rope (85 mins)
      Day5: 30 minutes treadmill and elliptical, 20 minutes of stair-stepper, 10 minutes of jumping rope (90 mins)
      Day6: Entire upper body weight workout.
      Day7: Rest
      -------------------------------------------------------------

  6. QUESTION:
    what are some exercises to lose weight fast?
    so its my engagement party next month and i want to loose 10 pounds. plz tell me any exercises which do not have to b done by any devices. and which will help me loose my weight fast. may b not 10 bt around 7 is achievable!! and i am on a good diet rite now. thnx
    p.s im a 20 year old female.

    • ANSWER:
      The classic ones are always the best
      eg. jogging, biking, pushups, sit ups, stretches... etc

  7. QUESTION:
    Im feeling really self conscious about my weight, what are some good exercises to lose weight fast?
    I am leaving for the beach on august 12 so i would like to lose weight by then. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      watch youtube videos and do a different one everyday, eat healthy!!

  8. QUESTION:
    what are some good exercises to lose weight fast?
    im doing this fo MYSELF :) ,
    i wanna lose 15 pounds by the summer?
    dont even mention the word:
    impossible
    ill bitcch slap yuuuu :0.
    hah so yes any good exercises?
    tips and advice is good too :) .

    paigenicole
    dont fhkkking even bring up pills.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to do aerobic exercise - walking, running, jogging, biking, swimming. Also include some strength training.

      Weight loss is an overall process and there are no magic answers. Pay no attention to weight loss supplements and pills and all the latest fads. You need to think about many factors but most of them are related to issues we've known about for a very long time. There are many sensible things you can do that will make a tremendous difference over the long term if you need to lose weight. It can be done in a healthy way. This is what has worked for me.

      Keeping a food journal really does help. It will give you a much better sense of how much you are eating, and when, and why.

      Make a few additional small changes - walk everywhere, always use stairs instead of elevators, walk on escalators, get up and move around at least once an hour if your work or your life in general is sedentary, walk every day, use a pedometer. Walking 10,000 steps a day is a really good idea. Build up to a long brisk walk everyday, or most days. Be more active and watch less TV and spend less time on the computer. Buy one piece of exercise equipment to have at home and be strict with yourself about using it. Sometimes you can find mini-steppers or exercise bikes at second hand stores and thrift stores for just a few dollars.

      Start a weight lifting routine. Join a gym. Possibly you can find one that has someone who specializes in weight lifting programs for beginners. Weight lifting will increase your metabolism as well as improve posture and appearance overall. Even if you can't get to the gym you can work out at home using things around the house. Invest in a good weight training book. The Dummies series actually has a good one.

      In terms of diet, cut out or reduce things like junk food, pop, fat, fast food. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish. Particularly if you choose a vegetarian lifestyle include natural peanut butter, hummus, dried fruit and nuts. Pay close attention to getting the nutrients your body needs to be healthy.

      Make your portion sizes smaller. Use a smaller plate - in our society we have become accustomed to thinking that we need a large plate of food at every meal, and we don't. About quarter of your plate of food should be protein and at least half of it should be veggies.

      Learn to count calories. At your current weight and activity level, you may possibly need about 2000 calories or more to maintain your current weight. So you will lose weight at a reasonable and healthy rate if you cut back to about 1600 or 1700 calories a day.

      Eat small amounts frequently, rather than three large meals. Never skip breakfast. Include some protein in your breakfast. It will help get you through the day.

      Drink plenty of water, at least 8 big glasses of water a day, and more if it is very hot, if you sweat a lot, or if you are exercising intensely, and eliminate fruit juices. Fruit juices have too many calories, so get your vitamins from fresh fruit, not the juice. You will begin to see changes in your body.

      Vary your routines. Don't eat the same number of calories every day (vary your calories from 1400 a day to 1900 or 2000 some days), eat a variety of foods, and do different kinds and amounts of exercise. You will lose weight much more efficiently if you mix things up from time to time so that your body doesn't adjust to any one routine.

      An area that many people overlook is getting enough sleep. You are much more likely to overeat or to binge eat if you are tired and not well rested, so get enough sleep.

      Check out websites about nutrition, exercise, weight training, etc. Here are a few helpful links.

      http://www.nutrawatch.com/
      http://www.caloriesperhour.com/
      http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_diet.htm
      http://www.wikihow.com/Lose-Weight-the-Healthy-Way
      http://weightloss.about.com/cs/fitness/a/aa011503a.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/no-weight-workout?page=4

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight fast without exercises?
    I need to lose weight fast about a stone. I'm having a party for my silver wedding anaversary and want to look good
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You could starve yourself but you will feel like crap and pile the weight on when you start eating again.
      Why do you say "without exercise"?
      Really, healthy eating only goes so far, and you need supplement it with an active lifestyle. You will only lose weight if the energy you consume is less than the energy you use, so you can eat low cal, but the rewards won't be as great as if you also use more energy.
      It's basic science I am afraid.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight EXTRA fast?
    I really need to lose weight before I go on vacation, and I need some exercises that burn fat fast. I am going on vacation in bout 2-3 weeks. It would really help me if I could get some ideas! Please Help me!(: Thanks!! :D

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose weight, you need to two things: eat less and exercise more. Weight gain happens when you create a calorie surplus (eat more than you burn). Your body takes the excess calories and converts them to fat which get stored around your stomach, arms and thighs. The longer you remain in a calorie surplus, the more weight you'll gain. To lose that weight, you need to do the opposite. You need to create a calorie deficit (start eating less than you burn).

      Your first step is to figure out how many calories you burn on a daily basis. Use a calorie calculator - http://calorieneedscalculator.com The number you get from this tool is what your body burns on a daily basis. To lose weight, simply eat less. It sounds a lot easier than it is but making small changes helps you adjust to a new lifestyle. Don't think of this as a diet, think of it as a new life. Instead of eating foods high in sugars, white flour and saturated fat, go with fruits, vegetables, whole wheats, fish, lean meats, nuts and beans. In addition to eating less, you also need to exercise more. Start off at 1-2 times per week and work your way up to 3-5 times per week.

      Don't make all of these changes at once or you won't be able to properly adjust to them. Generally, eating healthier foods will decrease your calorie intake. Compare a doughnut to an apple and you'll see that healthy foods are lower in calories. You can find some more information at the Straight Health Forums - http://forums.straighthealth.com

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the best exercises to lose weight fast?
    i really need this... i have 50 pounds to lose and im only 13! so i really need this thx

    • ANSWER:
      Do between 30 and 45 mins of any cardio you can do. Running is the simplest but it can be hard for some people. Swimming and cycling are good and you can go with a friend and actually have a conversation, or you could splash out on a decent exercise machine if you think you are going to get as much use out of it as you can, either a cycling machine or a cross trainer, set it up infront of a TV or near a CD player. If you get a machine get one with a calorie counter and just rack up 500 calories a day. Also cut 500 calories out of your diet, either cut out snacks or cut the majority of it off your afternoon meal. Also buy some free weights and use them every other day to stop your body cutting into your muscle mass to keep it going while you cut back on your food intake.

      Aim for 1 or 2 pounds loss a week, this is the safest amount and will keep you from actually gaining weight (which happens for people trying to loose too much). So 50lb in 25 weeks, maybe less if you feel great after 30 or 40 lb.

  12. QUESTION:
    Effective exercises to lose weight fast?
    I desperately need to know good effective exercises that aren't to hard for me to lose weight fast

    • ANSWER:
      Well the good thing is that burning fat is really easy and not supposed to be painful. Do things like running but make sure you can fluidly talk and aren't out of breath. Keep going! The bad news is this might not work super fast, but you probably should see results within the week if you do it consistently and for long enough.

  13. QUESTION:
    Whats the best exercises to lose weight fast?
    I am 15 I love being active and playing sports im 140lbs and wanna lose about 20 i run which I enjoy but I need new exercises that are for losing weight

    • ANSWER:
      Running is probably the best way to lose weight, because you end up burning more calories per hour than most exercises. To boost fat burning, try to insert some intervals into your runs. So run 3-5 minutes at a normal pace, then faster for a minute or two. That should up the calories you burn, which will then make you lose more weight.

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to help lose weight fast?
    I'm 13, and a little on the lazy side. I do play outside, swim in the summer, and do things in gym. But, how can I improve that, and lose weight fast? Also, what are some tips that will help me to eat healthier?

    • ANSWER:
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  15. QUESTION:
    What kind of cardio exercises can help lose weight fast?
    hello ppl! :)
    wat kinda cardio exercises will help lose weight? im lookin for the ones which are pretty simple and easy to do at home..
    i would like to lose around 20 pounds..
    thanks!!
    :)

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Lil Jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris

      Merry chrsitmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73OcXl6Bgyw

  16. QUESTION:
    Best exercises to lose weight fast?
    So, I am too broke to buy any programs, but I do have a gym membership that i use regularly. Im just not sure of the best exercise to lose my beer belly quickly. I am not worrying about building crap tons of muscle right now, just the weight loss.

    • ANSWER:
      I recently lose 45lbs in 7 months. without even going to a gym like that. I know that you don't want to spend tons of money but you will have to spend something. Or just do it like I did when I first started out

      Cheap way: Get a garbage bag flip it upside down and cut out the areas and make it into a shirt. then out it on as well as put on a tight tang top to hold it good in place then another shirt or 2. Either do some house cleaning or go walking either which way you will sweat alot In the area. Even tho it is water weigh it still counts and will get you in the right direction. As well Do side bends. When you walk try to walk as if you have a book on your head get your posture tight and tight tummy will follow.

      They have items in like walmart and stuff less then 10 buck to wrap around your stomach to produce heat to help you sweat. I upgraded to that one once I got money. been using it since 2008. Everyone is different, Im 5'7 with 2 children I went from a size 22 jeans to a 12/13. In 7 months.

      Oh also, I don't know how old you are but eating healthy of course helps alot. Cut down on sweets alcoholic beverages, and greasy foods. and soda

      Well See ya hope this helped you alot and sorry I wrote soo much

      Happy new year too you sweetie ! :)

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises to lose weight FAST?
    want to tone up my arms, thighs, butt, and maybe build muscle?? HELPPP (no sarcastic comments pplleeasee) I am a cheerleader and NEED to get in shape after a summer of gaining weight and doing nothing lol THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      Exercises to lose fat? There aren't any, really. You have to change your diet. Check out this study:

      After exercising ~4 days a week for about 45mins a day, participants lost 4Lbs in one YEAR. You can lose that much in 1-2 weeks by changing your diet.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20820172

      "Toning up" is really just losing body fat, which allows the muscle underneath the subcutaneous fat to be more visible.

      EDIT: YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY A SUPPLEMENT TO LOSE WEIGHT. Anyone who tries to sell you something is just trying to cash in on yo-yo dieting. Eat real, healthy foods, avoid sugar, processed seed oils, all processed foods, and limit or exclude grains.

      @BC Monavie - Wow... Check out the link I referenced above. "Cardio" does virtually nothing for weight loss and RVL dietary supplements are a waste of money.

      EDIT2: Looks like @BC Monavie deleted her/his comment...

  18. QUESTION:
    what are the Best exercises to lose weight fast?
    I gained alot of weight durning my two pregnancies and now having trouble losing it I went from 145 lbs. to 240 lbs. in six years and am soooo ready to get it off. PLEASE HELP ME....

    • ANSWER:
      RUN. and sweat. run in hot weather. ull lost like 5 lbs a day just run ur ass off. oh and no bad foods!

  19. QUESTION:
    Exercises to lose weight fast?
    What are some good exercises I can do to lose weight from and build muscle in my stomach and thighs quickly? Are there any machines that would make it faster?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of gym equipment, you can choose. I think the most important thing is to lose weight persist, be patient. Not a day to complete the task. I hope you wish to reach

  20. QUESTION:
    What exercises can I do to lose weight fast?
    I'm around 195 and want to get down to 130-140 [or a size 10] atleast. That's my goal for summer.

    Boyfriend and I plan on walking 2 miles a day 5-7 times a week. What are the best exercises I can do to help me lose weight fast?

    Of course I'll be eating healthy and such. :) Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Heavy cardio. Running or any really high intensity/high movement sport is the best, but biking, swimming, and even power walking will do it. Do it for at least 30 minutes at a stretch, and try to do it every day. Jumping jax will even help!

      Hope I Helped,
      :-)

  21. QUESTION:
    What kind of exercises should I do to lose weight fast?
    I went on a vegan diet and I wanted to know what kind of exercises I should do to lose weight fast and how often I should eat.

    Also is it the calories or what kind of food you eat?

    • ANSWER:
      You can : walk, jog, run, go to the gym, do crunches, push ups, pull ups, but mainly, STAY ON YOUR DIET! Another way to lose weight, is to drink 8 cups of water, EVERYDAY. Make sure to drink after a workout! Good luck.!

  22. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises to lose weight really fast?
    I'm going to Florida in 35 days and I want to lose AT LEAST 10 pounds. Any exercises that will help?! Your answers are greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat less, burn more. Do this and you will lose weight,., but you must stick to it or nothing will happen.

  23. QUESTION:
    What exercises would help me lose weight fast?
    I need to lose weight but i dont know any exercises! I have NO exercise machines i just have a floor and a wall!! Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat healthy ( no deep fried stuff of any kind) and do a lot of cardio work outs.Running, jumping rope, swimming and if you have bike go for some long distance rides. You've heard it before: you have to burn more then you take in. Good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    Great exercises to lose weight fast?
    Can anyone give me Ideas to lose weight fast.
    Like good exercise examples.Something that works really well and fast.

    Thanx :)

    • ANSWER:
      1- Climbing Stairs

      Stair climbing can burn a lot of calories. There is one small problem. It can be a little rough on the knees. Just 10 minutes of stair climbing can shave off in excess of one hundred calories. Whenever you are about to ride the elevator, take the stairs as an alternative.

      2- Cycling

      I am convinced that cycling is the best exercise to lose weight. The good thing is that it is mostly gentle on the body. The greatest part of riding a bike is that it burns tons of fat. If you live close to work you might use your bicycle to commute instead.

      3- Rowing

      Rowing is a quick way to shed pounds. This is because rowing works on large back muscles. The bad thing is you have to have a club membership. The advantage of this is you will have access to the exercise centers additional equipment. A lot of these gyms are not costly. But be ready for these gyms to convince you to buy costly, but useless extras.

      4- Jumping Jacks

      Jumping jacks are the easiest activity you could do to get rid of calories. Jumping jacks can be done anywhere when you have a spare moment. You don't have to pay any money to do this activity. They can be done when watching a movie or listening to the radio. Furthermore, Jumping jacks utilize your quads so you shed the maximum amount of calories.

      5- Sit Ups

      Sit ups definitely are in the best exercise to lose weight category. The stomach is a sizable muscle. Don't forget that muscle gets rid of fat. Tightening up the stomach muscles is an effective way of burning calories. Moreover, when the blubber is gone, you may have a sweet six pack.

  25. QUESTION:
    ??Anyone know of exercises to lose weight fast?
    OK so im 5'3 and 60kg and i want to get down to 55kg. I am already eating a healthy diet and swimming every afternoon for 1 hour. What are some exercises that i can do in my room or while watching TV that will help me burn fat fast

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what you need to do if you are serious about losing weight and keeping it off. Eat 6 small meals a day about every 4 hours. Here what that will do for you, your metabolism will increase (i.e. Lose weight) and you will have more energry.

      If you go on a diet and eat less, your metabolism will slow down and store to fat. That is why diets dont work. Only the size of your fist, carbs (examples:baked potato, pasta, oatmeal, beans, corn, melon, apples, fat free yogurt, whole wheat breads) in one and protein (examples:chicken breast, swordfish, shrimp, turkey breast) in the other. You can also eat vegetables and salads with any meal, they dont have any or little fat). 30min cardo exercise every day. Any of these(examples: walking, jogging, swimming,running, biking, ect), Monday cardo, tues upper body (arms: curls, tricep extensions,pull ups, front press)(abdominals: leg pull crunch, leg raises), (chest: bench press, butterfly, pullover)(shoulders: front press, arm pullover, cross country skier machine)(back:seated row, lat pull downs, back extension) (YOU DONT HAVE TO DO IN ONE DAY, mix it up) wed cardo, thurs lower body (legs: leg pull,leg press, squats, lounges) fri cardo, sat upper. So your body doesnt go into starvation mode, YOU NEED TO TAKE SUNDAY OFF.

      If you stick with this you will have a great body. also drink a least 8oz of water daily! Stay away from Mcdonalds, Wendys, etc because there is nothing good for you on the menus - even the salads are bad (bacon bits, cheese, dressing, etc)

      Good Luck :)

  26. QUESTION:
    good diet, & exercises to lose weight fast.?
    I am looking forward to a good diet. and good exercises. I have no money for machines. So what floor exercises will help my stomach and hips and legs?

    and what is a good diet that helps lose weight.

    • ANSWER:
      dont eat much meat, unless you excersize a lot. hmm...fruits and vegetables (have you heard about that bannana diet?) do crunches for stomach and run for legs and hips, it really helps if you do it a lot!

  27. QUESTION:
    How could i lose weight fast without exercising fast?
    i got summer school and its from 239 to 9 so i cant really exercise and i wanna lose weight fast before august 10. at least 10 or 20 pounds could be nice.

    • ANSWER:
      what ever you do please do not diet all that comes out of that is a waste of time and you will gain your weight right back its very hard to explain but here are a few tips. don't eat big meals eat little snacks through out the day and make sure there healthy snacks just so your not taking in a bunch of fat all at once. (eating little snacks through out the day helps builds your metabolism). also eat breakfast in the morning this will also help build up your metabolism. and I no you said you don't have that much time to exercise but try to go for a walk in the morning or at night. that's about the only advice I can give you. good luck

  28. QUESTION:
    Good exercises that help lose weight fast.?
    How to lose love handles fast.Also exercises that help you really lose the weight am married to a U.S Navy guy and he wants me too lose my weight.He wants to be healthy.He works out like crazy.I want to be like him and get a good figure to impress him and all

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone trying to lost weight fast should look into the Acai Berry. It is one of the most nutritional foods on earth. The high vitamins and anti-oxidents in Acai contributes to rapid weight loss.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are good cardio exercises to help lose weight fast?
    i want to loose 35 pounds by the middle of august and i've been told to do walking and cardio stuff buti dont really know any cardio exercises

    • ANSWER:
      middle of august is about 6 weeks away or so? impossible to lose that much weight safely. the most a body can lose is 2lbs of fat per week. the rest will be water and or muscle.

      in answer to the exercises, look up HIIT. works very well. although if you've never done previous gym work probably not recommended.

      the way to lose weight is to find out your daily caloric intake needs then drop off by a few hundred pounds. this way you'll keep it off if you eat properly.

  30. QUESTION:
    WHat are good exercises to lose weight FAST!?!?
    I am a 16 year old girl..i am overweight and wanna lose weight before it becomes a huge problem...my aim is to lose 10 KG's ASAP!!! Any handy tips on different exercises would be great! Please nithin for the GYM!!!! EXPERIENCE will help tooo

    THAX

    • ANSWER:
      Please do Kapalbhati pranayam as suggetsed by baba Ramdev in Aastha channel for 10 minutes daily

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight?
    What are some good exercises to lose weight fast?

    • ANSWER:
      Lower your caloric intake and do a lot of cardio. Running is the most effective (be careful not to injure yourself though). If you want to lose FAT, cardio is great. Do a lot of it everyday and you will see results sooner than anything else.

  32. QUESTION:
    Im going to have a baby in 3 months. What kind of exercises can i do to lose the weight fast?
    Im going to have a baby in 3 months. I have gained quite a few pounds since ive been pregnant. I was overweight before i was pregnant which will probly make it harder to lose but are there any tips and tricks to lose the weight fast? What kind of exercises work good? Please help. Thankss :)

    • ANSWER:
      Take the baby for a walk. It's good for both of you. Also drink lots of water - you need at least 64oz/day. I think I read somewhere for every 10lbs you're overweight, you should add another 8oz glass of water to that. Plus, it's a natural appetite suppressant. If you are planning on breastfeeding, you shouldn't worry about dieting, but if you're not, you could do a low calorie/low fat diet too. Keeping a food journal helps too. Good luck! :)

  33. QUESTION:
    What are good exercises to lose weight for a female?
    I am 5"7' and i weigh 228 pounds. I need to get down to 150 pounds. What are good fat burning exercises to lose weight fast. NO RUDE COMMENTS OR I WILL REPORT YOU

    • ANSWER:
      Climbing up and down stairs burns around 500 calories per hour. Cardio is good for burning fat, while muscle training is a good way to keep your body burning calories all day long. Doing a bit of both would be the best idea. Do some type of cardio everyday for at least 30 min. and then lift weights every other day. With a reduced calorie diet, you will see results quick. May I also recommend taking a green tea supplement everyday. They are suppose to burn fat and increase your energy levels. You can take it as a drink or pill. It ISN'T a diet pill. The stuff I'm talking about is just green tea extract. It can be bought at any supermarket. Good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    What are simple exercises to do to help you lose weight fast and easy?
    I'm 14 and about 160. As you can tell I need to lose weight. What are some easy exercises you can do everyday without going to a gym or having to buy anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey im 15 i weigh about 160 as well if you are tall then it doesn't show if not then it does it all depends.
      you may wantt to eat alot of fruits and vegies and try to be active for like 45 minutes a day like go on a walk or run or somehting and if you get bored bring music or your cell phone or something like that.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some effective and easy exercises to do to lose weight fast if.....?
    i am a 14 year old girl so I can't just go driving around to gyms. My dad lost his job so he doesn't have a lot of money either to pay for memberships or anything. I AM overweight and want to lose it in maybe 1 year. Little things I can do at home that DO WORK FAST. please I've needed to lose weight for years but found the things I don't just don't work....thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Biking, jogging, step aerobics that you can do at home, and eat healthier. Avoid all greasy and sugary foods. If you eat healthy and exercise 30-45 minutes a day you lose weight. And drink sufficient water during the day.

      Best of luck! ; )

  36. QUESTION:
    what are the best exercises to do to lose weight fast?
    im going to fla. at the beginning of feb and i just found out. i want to shed about 15 pounds.. what are the best exercises to do to lose weight besides running

    • ANSWER:
      weight training

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some good sports to lose weight fast?
    What are some good sports or exercises to lose weight fast? Please explain. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Eat 5 times a day
      Start with breakfast. The more you eat for breakfast, the less food you will want to eat at night. Please, don’t skip this meal as you’ll end up devouring everything in sight for the rest of the day. You don’t need to gobble up 5 large meals, just 3 meals of a sensible size and 2 delicious yet low calorie snacks. Eat sensibly so your body doesn’t crave for food. If you treat your body right it won’t demand for more attention!

  38. QUESTION:
    Good exercises that helps you lose weight fast?
    I currenty weigh 186, and i would like to loose 40 lbs as soon as possible, but i have a baby so i dont have time to go to the gym, just wondering what are some good exercises that burn calories quick?

    • ANSWER:
      Thats a lot of weight to lose, it will take some time.

      The best exercises for losing the fat and burning the calories, are squats and pushups since you can only work at home. Mix in lunges, jumps, and squat jumps and you will notice the difference.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight fast by exercising?
    I weight 170 LBS and i need to lose about 40 LBS. I need tips from those of you out there that know how to exercise well by losing weights fast. What kinds of food do i need to avoid and what kinds do i need to eat. What sorts of exercise do i need to do at the gym etc..
    Also, if you know any good diet pills out there, let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      No smoking, no beer/ale, no booze, no drugs, no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. Get on a good, healthy, balanced diet including plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables. Drink plenty of water, fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. Get up one hour early every morning & take a BRISK 30 minute walk - then - do the same thing again in the evening after dinner. Make sure you eat a good, balanced breakfast daily. You get your energy for the day from your breakfast meal. Get a good 8 hours sleep each nite. Flip your mattress over so it will level out to give you a good nite's rest. As time permits, work in sit ups, push ups, pull ups & skipping rope. Within 90 days you will be amazed. But - you must make a commitment to YOURSELF to make improvements - or - it aint gonna happen.

  40. QUESTION:
    how to lose weight fast without exercise or pills?
    how to lose weight fast without exercise or pills?

    I want to lose weight in the summer vacation, but I don't like exercises or pill.

    • ANSWER:
      Losing weighht is a complex issue. It sounds really easy, but it is very complicated in fact.
      So, it's important for you to get a right guide to follow to lose weight quickly.

      The following are just some simple steps to help you to lose weight.
      http://www.freefatburning.com/2fat.html
      Americaan Dietetic Association spokespersson Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, recommends:

      Eat plenty of low-calorie vegetables to help you feel full.
      Drink plenty of water so you don't confuse hunger with thirst.
      Clear the house of tempting foods.
      Stay busy to prevent eating out of boredom.
      Eat only from a plate, while seated at a table.
      Always eat three meals and one snack daily -- no skipping meals.

  41. QUESTION:
    how to lose weight fast!(exercises, good diets) Im 15.?
    Alright im 15 and i weigh roughly around 140. Im only 5'4! I have a big butt ( most my weight goes there) My biggest problem areas are lower stomach, upper thighs and butt! I desperately need to lose a good 15-25 pounds in about a 3 week time period. I need something that will help me drop weight fast and naturally ( no puking, or meds.) I dont drink soda, or anything with alot of sodium. i usually stick to water or lemonade. waht excercises will help me tone my legs, while making them skinnier. My ideal weight is 118 pounds, with a size 3 pants size. Cuz i was a size 3 about 4 months ago. PLEASE HELP. btw summers fast gotta look good inna bikini;)
    dont give any sarcastic answers, assholes. Answer with something that will help me or dont answer @ all.

    • ANSWER:
      Heeyy ! I'm 13 years old and a bodybuilder ! If you want some good workouts just do 300 jumping jacks and count them in your head, 50 push-ups, 15 sit-ups, and jog 2 laps ! ( : I know this sounds like alot but those 300 jumping jacks wil give you amazing results ! Also, try to stay away from greasy foods and stuff like that fast food makes you put on alot of weight, but most importantly if you can't do any of those just jog jog jog !!! Jogging gives you sexy results lol and I like it so you can see how much calories you burned it really strives you to go further i also like jogging to workout songs (:
      Good luck kind lady ! :D

  42. QUESTION:
    how to lose weight fast and what exercises help you lose weight fast?
    please give an answer as soon as possible and i am only 13 so put things that can work for me please and thank you

    • ANSWER:
      k first try to exercise as much as u can, go running for 30 min twice a week, swim laps (if u have a pool?) for 30 min twice a week if u don't have a pool replace it with running. Try to eat 1200-1500 calories or less per day but don't starve yourself. To lose more weight try not to eat to many carbs or too much beef.

      hope this helps :)
      Good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    what is the best exercise to lose weight fast?
    i want to lose 5kgs in a month and i'm wondering what is the best exercise to lose weight fast?
    any tips? (optional)

    thankz alot 10 points for best answer

    • ANSWER:
      running / swimming / Aerobic exercise or light Jogging / walking!!
      hope i helped
      xx

  44. QUESTION:
    Simple exercises to lose weight fast!?
    Help! I want to get into shape and lose weight by October and I was wondering what are some good exercises to do at home without the expensive equipment? I want to focus on my stomach, arms, and legs the most.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to lose weight is to use your legs. Running, walking riding your bike--it doesn't matter what exercise you do. Human powered miles = weight loss.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I lose lots of weight without cardio exercise, fast?
    I want to lose weight fast, I think i have a norm metabolism. I can't do cardio, doctors orders. I need to lose about 10 lbs really fast, like 1 or 2 months. Tell me really quickly. I need this so I can get a modeling job. Plez only help, don't discourage me. I need this, help now, plz, any good help appreciated. I'll take diet info, exercise infor, or any other info about that. Thank you all a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      Is all about the DIET. you have to eat about 1,000cal a day. u have to eat high protein and low carbs. You have to eat lot of veggies and fruits. You,also, have to eat every 3 hrs or six small meals a day. FYI: you can lose weight by sleeping more than 8 hours.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are exercises that make you lose weight fast? (without machine)?
    I'm 30 pounds overweight and i want to lose weight.
    What are some good exercises that makes you lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Walking. Walk every night, 1-2 miles. Take your kids, your dog, your husband, your boyfriend, your husband and your boyfriend, your neighbors, and your family. If you walk 1-2 miles every night, I promise you will lose weight.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are good exercises to do at the gym to lose weight fast?
    I am trying to lose weight and I would like to know what exercises are best to do at the gym? What machines work best? Right now I do the bike and the treadmill and the eliptical.

    • ANSWER:
      10 minutes on the treadmill....5 minutes on the rowing machine, 5 minutes on the bike

      Then do 10 reps on each weight machine thingy, then do a light treadmill jog, then go back to the weights.

      Do it for 3 weeks and see if it works, and try to change your diet a little.

  48. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any websites that show exercises that help lose weight fast?
    I really want to reach my weight loss goal by school! im already 1/2 way there though

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest running and riding your bike!

  49. QUESTION:
    Please help me find good exercises to lose weight.. FAST!?
    Ok if you clicked on this thank you very much. i have a pool party in a couple weeks and i seriously need help to lose a little bit of weight in a little bit if time. I just want some good workouts for like abs and arms and things like that. If you have anything thank you so0o much!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Well I used to work out and got into the best shape of my life on the last summer.

      I can't explain all because you need it fast and I wont write a novel.

      So try pushups, they are horrible but they are one of the best exercises. They cover almost all of your body. My cousin got in shape doing pushups, exept he did 500 a day. I did 50.

      Also try crushes for abs. Those are godd for beginners. Oh and keep a good diet no workout is copmplete without a diet.

      Losing weight fast is hard. It doesn't work like that. In a couple of week you may be able do lose a good 6 pounds. Dpends on you body and metabolism. I would go 3 weeks without losing a pound and then at the fourh week the scale would say I lost 5 pounds (avrage)

  50. QUESTION:
    help! i need to lose thigh weight fast! what exercises can i do?
    i need to lose inner thigh weight fast. my legs look terrible in a bathing suit. im doing some workouts but it seems like my legs are getting stronger, and i dont want to gain muscle, i want to lose weight to where my legs look smaller. what workouts can i do? cardio? running?help!

    • ANSWER:
      Try walking faster than usual, like fast walking. Also, when you sit down on a chair sit down slower than usual and as soon as ur about to sit on the chair stop and then hold it for as long as you can and then sit down. It sounds weird but just try it.


Exercises To Lose Weight Fast At Home

Written By: admin - Mar• 30•12

Here's the best way to get in shape no matter what your age or gender. Here's the most important thing you need to know right up front. Your body was created to stay in shape.

The truth is, you can get in great shape in any numer of ways. The best way to get back shape is to go about it in a way that you like. Your body does not care if you play tennis or basketball. All that matters is that do something.

The real secret of the best way to get in shape is that you need to challange yourself. When the workout you're doing is no longer a challange, you need to workout a little harder. Are you looking to lose weight and get in shape at the same time? Here's something to never forget: Exactly how you lose weight and how you get in shape does not matter. All that matters is that you keep doing something, so you might as well pick something that fits your age and life.
The best way to get in shape is the way that you can make a simple part of your everyday life. When you think about it, you'll realize this: It all comes down do making a daily physical challange a part of your life. Do you see how that's all in your mental attitude?

If you want to know more about the mental part of the best way to get in shape, click on that link. There you can learn how to make getting in shape an easy part of your daily like. That the info I used when I needed to know the best way to get in shape and I can tell you it works. Don't neglet your body, it's the only one you'll ever have. So if you want to know the best way to get and stay in shape get started today, while you still have time to change your life and future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    are there exercises i can do at home that will help me lose weight fast?
    i used to run a lot but it's so hot that i can't exercise outside anymore. so i've gained a lot of weight recently to 250 pounds. so are there exercises that i can do inside my air conditioned home to lose the weight?

    I dont have any exercise machines. All I have is a 15 pound barbell.

    • ANSWER:
      exercise is good, but i think you should read this material first to help you in losing weight

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      this is the right direction that have helped many people
      good luck

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises i can do at home to help lose weight fast?
    i need to drop a few pounds fast! mostly in my stomach and legs what kinds of food should i eat and simple exercises? i know walking, running, and swimming but what else? I need something that works!

    • ANSWER:
      um..Well,you can do these:
      1.Walk/run UP and DOWN the stairs
      2.Push-ups
      3.Reach to your toes 50 times
      4.Jump rope
      5.Play any simple sport that won't take much space
      6.Dance
      8.Play Some Wii Or Wii Fit
      9.Get a treadmill
      10.Go work out in the gym
      11.Climb up anywhere that's safe
      12.MONKEY BARS!

  3. QUESTION:
    How can a 13 year old exercise and lose weight at home FAST?
    I feel determined to accomplish this.
    I currently play tennis, twice a week, and i wanna lose alot of weight around the theighs and stomach area, to move more quicker on the court.
    My chest pokes out, and i hate it.. my stomach pokes out and i hate.. and my theighs are just too big. It's frustrating me.
    So, how can i lose weight at home FAST?

    • ANSWER:
      ** Eat six mini meals a day. Exercise and before every meal, drink two tall glasses of water, (about 16 oz.) this will fill you up and you will automatically eat less. This really works, so be patient. Good Luck to you

  4. QUESTION:
    what are some exercises i can do at home easily to lose weight fast?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried this workout program? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris

  5. QUESTION:
    easy exercises to lose weight at home fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 points?

    • ANSWER:
      sit-ups
      jump-rope
      jumping jacks
      dance
      burpees

  6. QUESTION:
    What kind of cardio exercises can help lose weight fast?
    hello ppl! :)
    wat kinda cardio exercises will help lose weight? im lookin for the ones which are pretty simple and easy to do at home..
    i would like to lose around 20 pounds..
    thanks!!
    :)

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Lil Jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris

      Merry chrsitmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73OcXl6Bgyw

  7. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight at home?
    15, male belly fat and bum fat, i really wanna lose it. i cna only workout at home, id rather not share the reasons, but i hav e to workout at home. i got dumbbells of varying weights. what exercises should i do at home in order to lose weight fast and get slim and muscular, if possible

    • ANSWER:
      Stay away from sweetened bottle drinks, especially sodas. Hey all those colas and fizzy drinks are sweetened with sugar and sugar means calories. The more you can cut out on these sweetened bottle drinks, the better for you. So if you must drink sodas, then stick to diet sodas.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some effective and easy exercises to do to lose weight fast if.....?
    i am a 14 year old girl so I can't just go driving around to gyms. My dad lost his job so he doesn't have a lot of money either to pay for memberships or anything. I AM overweight and want to lose it in maybe 1 year. Little things I can do at home that DO WORK FAST. please I've needed to lose weight for years but found the things I don't just don't work....thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Biking, jogging, step aerobics that you can do at home, and eat healthier. Avoid all greasy and sugary foods. If you eat healthy and exercise 30-45 minutes a day you lose weight. And drink sufficient water during the day.

      Best of luck! ; )

  9. QUESTION:
    Simple exercises to lose weight fast!?
    Help! I want to get into shape and lose weight by October and I was wondering what are some good exercises to do at home without the expensive equipment? I want to focus on my stomach, arms, and legs the most.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to lose weight is to use your legs. Running, walking riding your bike--it doesn't matter what exercise you do. Human powered miles = weight loss.

  10. QUESTION:
    what are some good at home exercises i can do to lose weight?
    today is my 3rd day on my better eating diet.. that includes the atkins diet but i still have a cup of milk here and there when i feel wooozy haha or a scoop of organic natural peanut butter since im used to eating alot of sweets. NOW I WANT TO ADD IN AT HOME EXCERSIZES TO LOSE WEIGHT FASTER! PLEASE HELP <3

    • ANSWER:
      sit ups and push ups

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the best exercise to lose weight fast and tone up?
    I have an exercise bike at home and cardio videos I do but I'm not seeing results. I eat right and was wondering if there are more effective and faster ways to reach my weight loss goals? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I would try this workout. At the same time you will be gaining muscule and burning fat. So its awesome.

      WHAT YOU'LL NEED: Two 5 pounds weights.
      * means one 5 pound weight in each hand.

      If you don't have two 5 pound weights try using water bottles full of water.

      Workout:
      Stretch
      *20 Bench Press x3
      20 squats x3
      *20 side arm lifts x3
      20 crunches x3
      20 push-ups x3
      *20 lunges x3
      20 leg lifts x3
      Ride your bike for 30 mins
      One cardio video
      Stretch

      also you should try to get in a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood about 3 times a week.

      Stretching before your workout helps you not to pull a muscule during your workout.

      Stretching after your workout helps you not be AS sore afterward.

      I try to do this everyday, but I'm sure you would get results doing this only 2-4 days a week. I recomend everyday.

      Eat 1500 calories a day and drink 8 glasses of water daily.

      You will lose weight and tone up!

      I've lost 6 pounds and I've only been doing it for a week!

      You can do it! i know you can!

      You will be sore. and it will hurt but you can do it.

      Don't be scared to add more excercises of more reps.

      Hope this works for you!

  12. QUESTION:
    how can i lose the dreaded inner thigh fat fast? what are exercises that i can do at home? helpp :) ?
    does anyone have any tips or exercises for losing the weight on the inner thighs? i hate my thighs, and i really need to tone them.what other exercises can i do besides running? thankss :)

    • ANSWER:
      You already know the answer, you said it :) its running, the ONLY way to lose fat is to burn more calories than you consume. Doing any sort of weight-lifting exercise will only build muscle, possibly making the target area larger. You CANNOT spot reduce, that is lose weight from 1 specific part of the body, you must lose weight over your entire body and eventually the weight will come off your target area. If you have a lot of fat in that particular area then odds are that will be one of the first places you lose fat, places that are last to add fat, are last to lose it, such as your face (for most) or hands and feet..
      Again, do cardio... weight-lifting is great for full body health and having a lot of muscle on your body will help your body burn more calories while resting (as muscle requires more energy to maintain) but you will not lose fat on your thigh by exercising your thigh...

  13. QUESTION:
    Exercises to lose weight faster around the hips, thighs, bum and stomach?
    I'm currently on a diet and losing weight, yet I am a pear shape and the weight i'm losing is around my problem areas, but more around my upper body. I need some really good exercises to trim the fat from my hips, thighs, butt and stomach that are easy to do at home.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a variety of exercises intended to work your thighs and buns, and you can take an array of classes or use machines for this reason also. Notwithstanding the things you're trying to accomplish with your workouts, regularity is a primary issue, and it's valuable to sustain one sort of workout for awhile in order to provide you with a decent idea of how much value it is providing you. We'll be looking at some good bodybuilding workouts for the thighs and buns in this answer.

      Stairs are an effective way to lose fat and tone the thighs. Stairs in your home, at your work, or an exercise machine such as the Stairmaster are all good options. You will get more benefits from running the stairs instead of walking them. To minimize the risk of injury, start out slowly but work on being able to run up and down an increasing number of times. Try running up the stairs two at a time for an added challenge. You can adjust the difficulty and other settings on an exercise machine as you become accustomed to the movement. In addition to being one of the best exercises for toning your buns and thighs, running up stairs will also add muscle to your lower body. If you hate taxing exercise, or if you're incapable of doing so because of a health problem, you can still find a helpful lower body workout by walking. If you yearn for to burning fat and work on your legs, thighs and buns, you should walk swiftly and preferably for an hour per workout. One more option for augmenting the strength of your workout is to walk uphill. At the gym, you can do this simply by walking on a treadmill that has an incline facet. A steep incline will make your legs work and also give you a good cardio workout that's still low impact compared to jogging or running.

      If you visit a gym, aside from performing cardio exercises and conceivably some classes, you should also utilize the leg machines to help shape your thighs and buns. The leg press is the chief type of machine for this intention, and all gyms have some variety of it or another. If you're aspiring for definition in place of strength, you should concentrate on doing a higher number of repetitions in place of heavy weights.

      Aside from this, you can use other resistance machines that target the legs, such as seated or lying leg curls. If you yearn to tone your thighs and buns, the most excellent method is to do a decent mixture of exercises that are aimed at the lower body. If you're dedicated toward having firmer and more toned thighs and buns, you need to be ready to do an array of exercises and get into a routine of doing them at least a few times every week. Furthermore, it's wise to do some form of a cardio workout for a minimum of thirty minutes to assist you in your weight loss. This, mixed with a healthy diet will help you arriving at your goals. The above advice for bodybuilding workouts have been profitably used by several people, however you need to adhere to them steadily if you yearn to see results.

  14. QUESTION:
    Exercises to help me lose weight fast?
    My long term boyfriend recently ended things with me because he says he is not sure I am the one and gained too much weight over the years. I am moving back home at the end of September and would really like to lose weight and feel great. Since gaining the weight I am not as confident as I was. Also, it would be really great to run into him with my returned hotness and show him what he gave up.

    I have been sticking to an under 1600 calorie diet for 3 weeks now. I eat pretty healthy I would say with yogurt, turkey sandwiches and fruit/veggies. I know I need to up my game when it comes to exercise. I only walk for 30 minutes 3-4x a week. I have been losing some weight but at a snails pace. I am a pear shape so I specifically would like to slim my legs considerably and tone my arms. I need to lose about 30 lbs to look really fabulous. Please help me get my swagger back. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Try to walk 30 minutes everyday or 60 minutes 3x a week instead and eat like this if you aren't already:
      Eat brown rice, veggies and baked fish for dinner.
      Oatmeal for breakfast with fruit in it.
      Drink fruit smoothies during the day for a snack. Try to eat protein at every meal...for breakfast with the oatmeal, eat a scrambled egg white or a hard boiled egg.
      Eat a salad or chicken/turkey sandwich on whole wheat for lunch. Use olive oil and vinegar dressing...no saucy dressings.
      Drink water only.
      Never eat white or processed foods.
      Try baked sweet potatoes...mmm... Eat spinach salads, not plain lettuce and add all the veggies you want to it. Try red wine vinegar...a few splashes and a little drizzle of olive oil.
      If you want a crunchy snack, cut up a cucumber and put in lite Italian dressing or better yet, half cold water and half white vinegar. I mix mine with some cherry tomatoes too...

      A good smoothie needs a good blender, so make sure you have one, cut up 1 banana, some blueberries (about 10-15) and strawberries (about 5), a cup or so of skim milk, a sprinkle of flax seed (buy a container of it and keep in fridge), a scoop of vanilla protein powder and blend it up, add a bit of crushed ice and you've got a good smoothie. You can add any kind of fruit...I cut up peaches sometimes too or frozen cherries.

      Try reverse crunches, where you lift your legs up and out. Go to SELF.com for good tips...I love their workouts. Walk or run a lot and
      use a stability ball for crunches. Sprints are excellent for losing weight.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are fast easy ways to exercise and lose Weight that I can do at home?
    I used to run outside every night but then winter came and I had to stop b/c it was too cold. I haven't been able to pick it back up. Every time I try I'm sore the next day so I wait until it doesn't hurt to move anymore, but by then it's been too long and I have to start the process all over again. I also don't like to work out in front of other people. I need something that won't put me in pain but that I can do at home. Any suggestions?
    I live in an apt. I don't have stairs. I really don't want to join a gym. I don't want to spend money on something I will never use. I really above all else don't want to get into all the new fads about diet pills and natural suplements. I just want an easy exercise I can do at home that won't kill me the next day

    • ANSWER:
      run up and down the stairs or jumping stars jog on the spot hula hoop
      sit ups exercise ball weights use cans or water bottles if you don't have any good luck

  16. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight fast? With exercise?
    I'm at home all day with nothing to do, and I wanna lose about 20-30lbs, how can I do it? Will exercising a lot work? How about if I go on a stantionary bike for 30mins every like hour?

    What else can I do? I really need to lose weight and tone up in like 3-4 weeks!

    Cheers :o )

    • ANSWER:
      Hi you! (:

      Determine your daily calorie intake. Exercise alone won't make you lose weight if you're still taking in more calories than you burn. However emm, eating less and exercising more will only decrease your resting metabolic rate, which accounts for roughly 60-80 percent of daily calorie expenditure. Therefore you should exercise harder and eat more protein dense, clean foods; making your calories burned not too far off from your calories taken in will raise your metabolism and allow you to burn fat effortlessly. Thus, losing the weight at a healthy rate.

      Write down all the things you eat on a typical day. Carry a small notebook with you and write down every snack, every drink, and the contents of every meal. There are also calorie tracking websites that can help you to do this, for example the US government website, My Pyramid Tracker.
      Do an itemized calorie count. When possible, write down the number of calories in each thing you eat as you eat it. Keep in mind that the recommended serving size is often considerably smaller than the serving you actually eat. Look up the calorie count on the internet for foods that don't have calories listed on the container or for fast food meals. You don't have to be 100% accurate, but you do want a good estimate of the number of calories you're taking in. Reducing 500 calories per day from the calories you eat to maintain your weight can help you lose a pound of fat per week.

      Go over the list and decide which foods to cut out or reduce. Look at the nutritional information for the foods you eat, pay special attention to your intake of saturated fats and empty calories (high-sugar foods). You don't need to cut these things out entirely, but if you reduce your intake of high-fat, high-calorie foods you'll lose weight faster.

      Drink water instead of soda, for example, or use mustard instead of mayo.

      Choose lean meats. Chicken and fish are both very low in fat (and certain fish like salmon, sardines, and fresh tuna are an excellent source of antioxidants, which are also beneficial to your health), so aim to replace some or all of the beef or pork in your diet with these foods.

      Watch your portion sizes. Opening a bag of rice cakes and eating all of them in one sitting isn't going to help you lose weight. When eating chips, nuts, or dried fruit put a portion in a small bowl and then put the bag away. That way you won't mindlessly eat a larger portion than you had intended. Even if you only make minimal changes to your diet choices, reducing portion size will inevitably reduce caloric intake. A great way to watch portion sizes while snacking is to buy one serving 100 calorie packages - and they come in many favorite snack food items!

      Drink plenty of water. Adequate water is essential for health, and a great many people simply don't get enough. What's more, if you're chronically dehydrated, your body will retain water in unflattering places, so if you make sure to get plenty of fluids you can start visibly trimming down in as little as a day. Remember, the more you exercise, the more water you'll need.

      Exercise. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Remember, you can lose weight either by decreasing your calorie intake or increasing the number of calories you burn. Any health strategy should include both, but if you want to lose weight fast, exercise is essential.

      Perform high-level aerobic activities. Moderate aerobic workouts incorporating jogging, brisk walking, cycling, aerobic machines, or classes not only burn calories -- they also keep your heart healthy. Swimming is also great, especially if you are quite overweight or have joint problems, because you can get the same benefits of running -- typically burning even more calories -- with much less stress on your joints. Try to get at least 30-40 minutes of aerobic exercise at least three or four days per week.

      Rest properly. Taking 1 or 2 days off exercising each week. it also means getting enough sleep at night, since sleep deficiency impairs your ability to lose fat.

      Be confident.

      You need to believe in yourself! If you want to diet, and you know that it will make you feel better, then you need confidence. Otherwise, the temptation to cheat on your diet will make it harder, and you will not feel better when you do lose weight. Avoid temptations like chocolate, ice cream, and cookies.. You need to always encourage yourself to achieve the goals that you have set. Learn to evaluate your efforts fairly and objectively. If you fail to achieve your target for the week, find out why is it so. Is it because you have missed a jogging session? Or you have been eating junk food for one of the days? After evaluating, look ahead to next week and try your best to stick to your plan.

      Be consistent and disciplined, and have self motivation. To lose weight effectively, you need to stick to your weight loss plan religiously so as to see results. When you have the thought of giving up, visualize how good you will look when you manage to slim down successfully.

      All the best okay, I know you can do it, if you try your best! Have a great day ahead!

  17. QUESTION:
    Exercise advice for losing weight fast from home?
    I'm trying to lose 5-7 pounds of fat as fast as possible. I started a healthy routine about 3-4 weeks ago and I lost a few noticeable pounds, but this past week I'm not sure I lost anything (and I don't have a scale to check).

    I'm eating healthy, or at least as healthy as I'm going to ever be. I just need advice on what exercises I can do FROM HOME, that will help me lose weight fast.

    I've been doing pushups, situps/crunches, squats and jumping jacks.
    Is there any other exercises or advice to help me lose more fat?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    how do i lose weight FAST at home.?
    i need...
    eating ideas-proportion amount
    exercise-i run sometimes & have a elipitcal
    crunches i can do, but not push ups

    im 14 yrs old.
    need help fast.
    mainly need to work on my stomach (want to make it flatter) :)

    • ANSWER:
      here......... it works for me
      http://www.dotcomwomen.com/fitness/weightloss/drop-five-pounds.shtml

  19. QUESTION:
    What should i exercise to lose weight and NOT GAIN ANY MUSCLE AT ALL?
    i'm 5'7 and i weigh 154 lbs. I've always been a chubby kid and always fighted with my extra pounds. In the past 4 months, i've lost 22 lbs and it's great. I went to a nutritionist which took care of my diet. I would like to lose some 22 more pounds but it's hard to continue the diet because i started working a full time job. My nutritionist told me not to exercise (just walk and ride the bike) because otherwise, i would gain muscle and i'd still look fat. I would like to get your opinion on this and tell me if there's anything i could do to lose weight faster by exercising and NOT GAIN MUSCLE at all!
    ps. she even forbid me to use the "orbitrek" machine wich i have at home, with the same excuse "u may gain muscle and then it would be much harder for you to slim down".

    • ANSWER:
      Try the lil Jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris

  20. QUESTION:
    What exercises can you do at home without work out equipment?
    Are there some easy exercises you can do at home without work out equipment that will help you lose weight fast? I already know to drink plenty of water and eat right, I just need more ideas for exercising.

    • ANSWER:
      Theres all kinds of stuff you can do at home to help you loose weight. The main idea you need to focus on is "keeping your workouts aerobic". Keep your heartrate up and push till muscle fatigue.

      Exercises to do at home with no weights:
      squats
      lunges
      pushups
      dips
      knee raises
      burpies
      skipping
      etc
      etc

      Lots and lots of things to do, again, the main goal is to keep your heart rate up. Do 30-60 seconds of a high intensity exercise (any exercise, just push hard) then rest with a 30sec low intensity exercise....than 60 sec high and 60 sec low. Mix and match high intensities and lows... sweat, push and make sure when you are done you are tired. You will loose weight, gain a "little" muscle.

  21. QUESTION:
    what are some at home exercises i can do to lose weight?
    ok so i am 16 and i weight about 155. i want to get down to about 120. i have plenty of time to lose this weight but the faster, the better. if anyone could just give me some good workouts i can do in my house that would be great! i don't have lots of exercise equipment. if someone could make an exercise plan for me or give me the best exercises i can do, i want to shape my arms, butt. i want to lose weight in my stomach and lose and tone my legs. thank you to anyone that helps me! im really trying to get healthy this year!

    • ANSWER:
      On the assumption that you go to school, you could use the gym at school (usually used by the athletes but I'm sure they wouldn't mind you working out there.) My favorite at-home exercise is yoga which, if you take seriously, can really help to build good, flexible muscle. Baron Baptiste is my favorite and Rodney Yee is my second favorite. I don't really like Sheva Rea (sp?). All you really need is a yoga mat and some instruction (a teacher or a DVD) I can even do my asanas on my hardwood floor without a mat. Truthfully, you need to work on your diet as well as exercise. There are lots of good diet books in the library that will help you, but I recommend you stay away from any low fat diets and stick to controlled carbohydrate plans such as South Beach, Atkins, Paleo, Sugar Busters, Protein Power, and the like. They are much more effective than low fat and much healthier.

  22. QUESTION:
    Good weight loss exercises I can do at home?
    I'm 17, Male and am trying to lose some extra weight.
    I no longer have a gym membership, because I was quite ill for about 8-10 weeks, but i'm al better now and want to shed some weight fast for summer.
    I have no equipment, just a mat and a large living room floor!
    Any suggestions? Of course there the obvious sit up and press up, but any other fat burning alternative suggestions?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      If your goal is to lose weight and stay fit for a long time,
      from all the research I did and from my personal experience, here is what I suggest:

      Remember: Fitness is 70 percent DIET and 30 percent exercise. So, eating healthy is more important than doing thousands of crunches.

      Basically, you need to try to lose extra weight and fat and build muscles, and tone the muscles you already have.

      First, eat 6 times a day, every three hours. Some of healthy snacks are:

      (1) A peanut butter sandwich, especially in the morning: don't worry- peanut butter has GOOD fat, the type the body needs. I add celery in it, which surprisingly tastes good.

      (2) Fruits: I eat per day two apples, two bananas, two oranges, and other seasonal fruits. Fruits have low calories but are filling.

      (3) Baby carrots: might be hard to eat first time, but tastes not bad if you get used to it.

      (4) Power bars/ Granola bars: choose the ones with less than 5 grams of fat per serving.

      (5) Soy milk: will take your hunger away and also has protein for muscle building.

      Second, Try NOT to eat a heavy dinner and follow the every 3-hour eating rule (see First above). Do not eat within 3 hours before going to bed except a small portion of light snacks listed above. Then, do NOT miss breakfast.

      Third, Start running or do any cardio exercise such as swimming or a power walk, 5 times a week.

      Fourth, how to tone the abs:
      Everyday I do (1) regular sit-ups; (2) bicycle sit-ups; (3) 30 degree angle sit-ups for the upper abs (= lift the upper body only 30 degrees above the ground and hold it for three seconds and down); (4) flutter kicks for the lower abs.

      Start with 60 reps in a few sets and increase up to 200 reps in 4 sets a day with a minute break in between sets.

      Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    Trying to lose weight at home...tips?
    I made a new years resolution to lose weight fast.
    i've been eating healthier but i know i need to exercise.
    Idk if this works but i've been just walking up&down my staircase everyday alot.
    It's 20 steps and I go up 10 times.

    Any suggestions on how many times I should walk up&down or another exercise I can do at home?

    • ANSWER:
      Good for you! Making a plan is a great first step. The stairs are a good source of exercise, but you should also consider:
      -Walking outside/running outside as your stamina improves
      -Push ups: start by standing up and leaning at an angle on the wall. Use the wall as you would the floor normally and push yourself off. As you grow stronger you will be able to do regular push ups on the ground.
      -Sit ups/Planks/other yoga techniques

      These are a few ideas, but check out these sites below. They offer ideas and workouts for people without access to a gym- but as you increase your progress I would definitely consider picking up some barbells or other inexpensive items you can use at home....or even reward yourself with a gym membership!

      Also- some cable providers have "Exercise TV" or other work out shows on demand. They are usually free, so take advantage! Good luck :-)

      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1608/is_1_19/ai_95632130/

      http://www.essortment.com/family/homeexerciseto_sxqz.htm

  24. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight fast?
    How can I lose weight fast at home with doing different exercises?

    eg: is running up and down stairs gd and what other things can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      TRY THIS, and stick to it.

      the first 3-4 weeks are the hardest until your boy adjusts to the change.
      Results will be in about the same time

      Fruits and Veggies

      Eat more plants and keep away from stuff that was made in plants.
      don't eat anything that comes in a can, box or package...THEY HAVE ADDITIVES IN THEM THAT MAKE YOU ADDICTED TO THE FOOD
      If man made it, don't eat it

      Stay away from FAST FOOD

      Walk your dog, or walk a friends dog

      Don't think of it as a diet, but think of it as a lifestyle change

      I have lost 25.5 pounds in 2 months, drink lots of water. I usually eat a meal of what ever I want once a week....controlled portion....this really works.........

      Write down every thing you eat

      Take a multi vitamin at night

  25. QUESTION:
    can't stand to look at my body anymore ... need to lose weight fast, plz?
    i cant stand to look at my body anymore . I feel fat . It seems like every piece of clothing that i wear makes me look overweight and ugly .... so i wear large clothes all the time. I struggle a lot with my weight it makes me depressed.

    i've been trying to lose weight for the past three weeks but it doesn't seem that i lost weight :
    everyday i exercise between 2 and 3 hours ( biking, rugby , walking , pilates , home exercise, jogging )
    I also don't eat carbs ( no bread , pastas , pizza , cookies, cake etc..) , nothing fried things, don't eat meat except chicken or sea food , i eat only low fat products or no fat , fruits and veggies every day , no candy , no ice cream ,
    3 meals per day
    ex : breakfast : low fat yogurt ( 100 grams) or hard boiled egg and a cup of soy milk
    lunch : fresh fruit and a slice of cheese
    dinner : salad and grilled chicken breast ( skinless )

    im almost 18 . i'm 5'9 and weight 137 pounds. I have curves ( like thighs and waist )

    plz help me lose weight, tell me what i can do to lose some pounds cause my weight makes me more and more depressed and my diet is very hard ( i miss those foods even a sandwich )

    • ANSWER:
      Ok I'm gonna try to answer this with no meanness. I am 5'6" 145 lbs. I always used to be scrawny. So it was troubling to get a little bigger. But I look in the mirror now and I love what I see. I have curves! We're women! I know I'm not fat and i would smack someone if they told me I was. It actually sounds like you're underweight. I'll tell u one thing that I learned. Ya gotta give up teeny clothes. Experiment with different cuts. I can wear a large in juniors and it looks great. I can fit into a medium but unfortunately I received d cups to gowith a 26 inch waist. So a shirt that should fit my waist winds up making me look like a popped can of biscuits. Please don't call yourself fat. I'm sure you have an awesome body. Careful of what you wear. And have confidence. Even if u don't believe your body is ok if u act like it is you'll start to believe it. Good luck sweetheart. Sorry modern society has gotten to ya

  26. QUESTION:
    teen girl trying to lose weight fast?
    I'm 13 years old and a girl
    I'm 5'0 and weigh about 105-107 pounds.
    I seriously wanna lose weight fast! any ways to lose weight? possibly exercises that i can do at home?
    Or foods that i can eat? PLEASE help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I'm 14 going on 15, i'm trying to loose weight to! You should not be loosing weight to fast, that is really unhealthy and can mess up your metabolism. You should be looking to loose 1-2 pounds a week. Go for a half an hour jog each morning before you eat, or you could go cycling or swimming? Any cardio exercises are very good! Try to work out for atleast an hour a day, also if you want to tone up aas wellas loose weight you could do some ssit ups lunges or squats? Remember, don't exhaust yourself, if you feel like you need to stop sometimes in between your jog then do so, run whenever you possibly can and if you need to stop then just continue to walk but walk quite fast. Walking is a good excersize to, go on a 45-60 minute walk each night before you have dinner. Also, eat healthily, make sure all meats you eat are lean (non-fatty), eats lots of fruit and veg, drink loads of water, eat wholemeal weat bread instead of white, always eat breakfast! It's very important, try having something like special K or muesli, high in fibre! Just remember, it is okay to treat yourself every once in a while or it will all become to much! Hope it all works out. xx

  27. QUESTION:
    I need exercise techniques to lose weight and fast?
    I need to lose weight especially in my belly, legs and thighs..just every where. I had a baby 2 months ago and i want to get back to my weight. I know it is possible cuz i seen people do it. I need to lose inches and weight. i walk the trail sometimes and i eat healthy. I workout to videos but i Just need more. I don't have any excerise equipments, so i just need techniques i can do at home...any suggestions

    • ANSWER:
      simple!!!!!!!

      cut back 250 kcals (calories)

      burn an extra 250 kcals

      i would recommend burning calories by weight training as cardio will shave off muscle ( which is responsible for burning calories)

  28. QUESTION:
    How should i lose weight at home fast(up to 1kg/day?) when i have less time to do so?
    Hi , so here is the thing
    1).WHY?
    ->I have a prior engagement where it is most necessarily required for me to be under 74kg mark!
    i am 5'10 and weight 83kgs at present! i would like to go 70 kgs!
    -> the meet is 15 days from today ! so its like i have 15 days to loose 9-15 kg's(0.6-1kg kg a day.
    2). Please suggest me a possible way to do so , i have seen people loosing 18kg's in 12 days , and still being healthy so i know 'IT IS POSSIBLE' , but i don't have them in touch with me for now so i cant ask them how they did it!
    3). Now I know it may not be healthy to loose weight so quickly and fast but I HAVE TO DO IT OR I AM DEAD! , now the choice is mine , either i do it OR DIE , even if i get sick after loosing about 10 kgs in these 15 days , ill still be ALIVE ! so dont answer this by telling me 'DONT DO IT , ITS NOT HEALTHY' , rational or irrational , tell me a way , a plan , a schedule , anything i can do to loose this much weight , guys I have to do it at all costs . Here are my stats.

    a) I am at home !
    b) i have sufficient space to run/jog exercise at home
    c) i am freaking crazy and would exercise all day if thats gonna help me but i need something that is optimized(i dont want to just run for 2 hours and then sleep all day cause i didnt eat anything from the past 2 days!)
    d) please help me , ill do anything !

    • ANSWER:
      changing your diet to only healthy foods is the best thing you can do and will ensure you will lose excess fat, if combine with walking every day , especially. Also, you will feel much better mentally.

      you can eat how much you like if you stay within these 3 guidelines and still lose fat naturally and gradually. You should lose 10lbs each month on average.

      1.eat only steamed lean meats, eggs, healthy fruits ,vegetables, nuts, lentils or dried beans (provide much "lean" protein) , grains (Asian basmati or jasmine rice gives lots of energy and can be found at your local oriental/asian market or some super markets), & yogurt..2. drink only water, juice, & milk..3. walk or do some physical exercise 1-3 hour every day.

      (btw, recommend you also to buy an electronic food steamer and a rice cooker ((Both Very cheap)) .which, used together make it very easy to prepare very nutritional, healthy meals ,,add a bit of olive oil , diced garlic, pepper, sliced lemon and spices on top of steamed vegetables, fish or chicken to add more taste if wish as these are very healthy for your body too.)

  29. QUESTION:
    how to lose weight very fast ?
    hi im 13 years old im 5 foot 3 nd weigh like 10 stone how can i lose weight really fast i heard eating 5 meals a day is good so if i eat 1 belvita breakfast biscuit in the morning 1 at break 1 at lunch 1 at home then ate a little bit of whatever my mum makes then did 1 hour of exercise everyday would i lose weight fast ?? if not how could i do it ?? btw 1 biscuit = 50 calories thanks xx

    • ANSWER:
      Over the years I've had a lot of experiences with fad diet programs, drugs, and exercise programs. None of these worked for me for the long term. Usually a program that recognizes that a weight control program which is concerned with controlling weight over a lifetime is the the only type of program that works. The only place I've found on the web that seems to recognize all this is old crow ink. You might want to try them out and see if one of their solutions works for you.
      Best wishes

  30. QUESTION:
    This is how to lose weight fast and in a healthy way?
    GO VEGETARIAN!

    Zomg. So many people ask "how do I lose weight". Its amazing how many people are starving themselves or paying for plans that may or may not work.

    STOP COUNTING CALORIES PEOPLE! Meat has straight up FAT in it. If you stop eating it, you are cutting down a huge percentage of your fat intake.

    Substitute protein you are missing out on with tofu and texturized protein. Even veggie burgers etc.

    DON'T STARVE YOUR SELF! The more you eat, the better your metabolism you get. You know what makes it better? Exercise! Do leg lifts, life small weights at home! Do jumping jacks! Just simple little things will help you.

    I'm 5'3" and I used to weight 125lbs. A few months after being vegetarian I went down to 110. I didn't mean to lose weight, it just happened. Now I fluctuate between 105 and 110.

    I DON'T EVEN EXERCISE! Imagine your results if you added light exercise! HOLY MOLEY. SEXY BODY COMIN THRU!

    If you go vegetarian, make sure to take multi vitamins too!
    VEGETABLES ARE YUMMY TOO!

    I just say tofu because you can't get ALL the protein you need from just veggies. I've been vegetarian for 2 years and I know that well enough.

    DARK GREENS KIDS! EAT YOUR SPINACH AND BROCCOLI!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I've been vegetarian for a month now and LOVE IT ♥
      I'm going vegan soon though.
      And I'm taking my vitamins like a good boy :D

  31. QUESTION:
    I want to lose weight fast! Please help?
    Ok so I went to Wild wood today and my three friends are so much skinnier than me. We were all in bathing suits and I was like the only chunky one. I am 12 and around 5'3" tall and weigh 147.2 pounds. I don't know what to do! We were all in bikinis and shorts and I have a bigger tummy and bigger boobs than them. My thighs are also bigger and my butt is chunkier. Please help me! Last Monday I started walking 30 minutes every day. But I have a major problem with my diet. My stomach can feel stuffed, and I can tell it is, yet I still want to eat! What's wrong with me?! It's like my stomach is satisfied but my mouth still needs flavor all the time. I would chew gum but I have invisaline and I have to keep them in unless to eat. I need to find a proper, fast working way to get rid of weight. And it would be greatly appreciated if I could do this in a way to not use up too much time. I'd like to have some free time and plus I don't get home from school until as late as around 5:30 pm. So please help me and tell me a quick, effective way to lose weight with exercising, mainly I want to lose it on my stomach but more preferably on my stomach, thighs, boobs, and tush. And PLEASE help me out or at least tell me what the heck is going on with that crazy need for eating while still full just because of flavor? Thank you so much!!

    • ANSWER:
      well.. afriend of mine did this diet and it worked for her she used to be chovy and now she is thin.She ate in the morning an apple with water during lunch she did the same thing then after school she ate rice or something healthy. If you want to try but she lost alot in a week and i want to try but i dont think i need to even thought i am over weight just a little.but you can healthy food and exercise walking does not burn enought calories but running or jumping rope. I hope i hellped :D

  32. QUESTION:
    I'm 19 and kinda overweight, can you give me some ideas to lose weight, fast?
    So I'm 19 years old and I am about 5'7 and weigh around 220. I went through a hard time and gained a lot of weight, and now I have to lose it all!! I am willing to exercise, that isn't the problem, but I am a very picky eater. I like apples and bananas and peaches, but no Veggies. So for myself I am going to be eating breakfast and lunch and dinner (I don't have time to eat the 6 small meals a day), and I will make sure not to eat 2 hours before I sleep, and to not drink soda and 8 glasses of water. All of that I know, and all of that I am going to do. What I need advice on is,
    What kind of exercises can I do at home, that are still fun, so that working out doesn't seem like such a chore, anything, I just want to lose weight and I'll be dedicated..
    Living in a tropical climate, and the beach being right there, I want to lose enough for the summer. I want to lose around 80LBS, I do not know how long that will take, does anyone have an estimate?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey,

      Congratulations on making the choice for a healthy lifestyle! You sound as if you already know what changes work well for you. As for home exercises, my favorites are dance workout videos. There are plenty out there, including bellydancing, hip hop, etc. If you're not much into dancing, there are others as well, such as Pilates tapes (this is a kick-butt workout!), yoga, kickboxing, and aerobics.

      If you don't like videos, then I'd suggest that you find some fun, upbeat music (think Fergalicious, Shakira, Buttons) and jump rope, do crunches and pushups, jumping jacks, and other activities to get your heart rate up. I'd recommend at least 45 minutes of aerobic activity 6 days a week.

      Good luck, and have fun!

  33. QUESTION:
    How can i lose weight in two months fast?
    i have from now til end of summer to lose anything up to 40 pounds. i want to do it fast but idk waht type of exercise to do. i cant get a gym membership they are too far from my house and i dont drive. does anyone know any type of exercises i can do at home and lose weight. or a good diet i can go on or food that i can eat that will help me lose weight. please help

    • ANSWER:
      You can lose two pounds a week on a healthy diet and exercise program.

      Diet: fruits, veggies, whole grains (bread and pastas), and lean protein (eggs, lean meat, skim milk, light cheese and yogurt, tofu, soy).These sorts of things should be the staples of your diet. Eat every 3 or 4 hours to rev your metabolism and DO NOT SKIP MEALS!!!!

      Exercise: consistency is key, and to be consistent, its important that you like working out. This means you have to find an activity you enjoy. I would suggest either walking around your neighborhood or buying a workout DVD such as Tae Bo or Pilates. Other ideas are jump roping, swimming, running...there are lots of options. But chances are if you have to force yourself to workout and you dread doing it, you will not stick with it and you will not get results.

      Check out the website I listed as my source for some great tips.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight in an all natural way?
    Ok, so I have gained approximately 10 pounds in just 2 months. And I have never been that heavy before and I'm desperately searching for an easy way to lose weight. The bad thing is that I can't just rely on exercise because I suck at it, because since I'm really a weak person I get tired fast when I exercise. So I was just wondering if any of you know of a way to lose weight maybe by diets with exercise or something. I've heard of shakes that help you lose weight but I've looked them up and all recipes need protein powder. But that's something that I do not own and it is too expensive to buy. 
     So does any of you know of shakes, meals etc. that have all natural ingredients that can help me lose weight? It has to be things that you can easily fid at home.
    Please help me! I really need to lose at least 5 pounds within this month. 

    So any recipes, techniques that you know that work really well are welcomed by me :)  

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    can anybody suggest some good exercises i can do at home to loose weight?
    I'm 16 and i am litterally obese. i have started eating healthy and have lost a few pounds but that's not enough. there are not really any good gyms around where i live, so was hoping someone could explain a few exercises that would help me loose weight fast? or just any tips on loosing weight in general. i am sick if being obese and want to be normal!

    • ANSWER:
      You can do lunges, side lunges, squats, and calf raises for your legs. You can do reverse dips, push-ups, and arm circles (small ones) for your biceps and chest. And of course, crunches, crunches, crunches. In all different variations. side, pulling your knees in, elbow to knee. you can even walk in place for 30 minutes for cardio. It works good if you don't have a treadmill.

  36. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight fast?
    Im going on holiday in Mid March and have put on a bit of weight over the holiday period. I want to loose as much as possible and get as toned as I can before going. Is there any tips or diets I can do to see results soon? I don't use the gym but I exercise regularly at home. I have my own treadmill, cross trainer/ elliptical trainer and exercise ball. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise 3 times a week, spending 30 minutes on one thing then 30 minutes on the next. Make sure to drink only water. Eat light foods. For example, eggs, bread, salads, sandwiches etc. Stay away from fast foods. They have lots of calories just in one piece.

  37. QUESTION:
    Whats the best, and fastest way to lose 10 pounds at home?
    I'm about 5'2 and I weigh between 115 and 124, I'm not really sure because I haven't weighed myself lately. But I don't like how my body is and I just want to lose around 10 pounds. I don't have any videos, or any exercise equipment. What are some things I could do to lose the weight fast but still be healthy?
    And i'm 16.

    • ANSWER:
      i just picked up Oxygen's latest issue the other day at the bookstore. it has at least 2 good workouts that require no equipment (one says use weights, but i just use two water bottles and add 5 reps and i still feel it). it also has some good useful and doable eating suggestions that aren't completely gross. idk....health food always just seemed gross to me so i was happy it had some options that didn't involve wheat grass and protein powder and eating only lettuce for the rest of my life lol. you could try that. also, if you see a workout you want that requires equipment or you just want to lift weights or something, fake it. use textbooks for weights and lay on the floor to do bench presses. you can also use water bottles (filled with rocks to make them heavier), small children, your bookbag, anything you find laying around as equipment.

      you should eat about every 4 hours but mostly small healthy snacks. avoid fatty sauces such as ranch and honey mustard on whatever you eat at mealtimes. make all your snacks 100 calories or less (carrots, celery, ricecakes, yogurt, etcetera). a couple of my favorites as far as granola bars are the special K bars and fiber one bars. they're full of fiber and a great size to keep in your bag for a quick between class snack. drink as much water as you can, preferably cold as your body must work extra to warm it up inside you. crystal light has powder that helps increase your metabolism as well. also, try to do a few minutes of excercise, even if it's just 2 minutes of jogging in place when you wake up, before you eat just to kick up that metabolism again. as for excercising, apparently it's better to do several short fast-paced sections over the day than to do one long workout. so do a few minutes of cardio when you wake up, again when you get back from school, and finally when you go to bed. that will get your metabolism to increase and stay that way. you'll burn more calories even when you're sitting still.

      here's a couple of good workouts i've been using for a while. they take about 5 minutes to do a complete circuit (which i don't) so you can fit them into your day anywhere. if any of the excercises are too hard, simply skip them and do another one twice instead.

      http://www.self.com/fitness/workouts/201…
      this workout is fabulous. i actually noticed a difference in two weeks and i didn't do all the excercises. if you were to do all of them and do at least one circuit three times a day, you will prob lose all the weight and tone up too.

      http://www.self.com/fitness/workouts/200…
      also try this one (gearing up for swimsuit season lol). okay with this one i felt my muscles burning after one day and for many days after, but by the third or fourth time i did it, i was more used to it. now it doesn't ache hardly at all afterwards.

      oh, and also, you can always go on youtube to find a cardio video if you get bored. just a thought.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to lose calories fast at home?
    How do i lose 700-800 calories a day fast without having to use weights, sprinting or dieting, any other forms of exercise other than sit ups, push ups, or jump rope? and they all have to be able to be done at home.

    • ANSWER:
      You can always try eating fewer calories. Sometimes little changes like cutting out ice cream or soda can make a huge difference. But be careful. You don't want to fall bellow healthy calorie intake which is 1300-1600 calories a day for weight loss.

      Gardening burns calories well and so do other household chores like dusting, vacuuming, ironing, etc.

  39. QUESTION:
    lose weight fast...?
    how can i lose weight like..fast? without going to the gym or anything..like anyone have any advice or ideas..like can i do simple at home exercises..i have no weights or anything..heavy school books yes!! but how can i lose weight fast like my tummy fat and side fat!! ok well thanks for your guys/girls help..

    • ANSWER:
      Run, walk, just get up and get moving. You need to cut down the amount of calories you are consuming as well.

  40. QUESTION:
    Holiday in 13 days, I have been trying to diet with no success. Can anyone recommend a way to lose weight fast?
    I would ideally like to lose a minimum of 14lbs, but i realise this is probably impossible. Can anyone please give me a diet or exercise regime (that i can do at home) which will help me lose as much weight as possible in 13 days? Thanks in advance x

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight is through changing your eating habits and exercising regularly.

      1. Choose whole grains.

      2. Drink plenty of water.

      3. Choose lean meats and fish.

      4. Know the portion sizes for your calorie target.

      5. Limit fats to an average of 15 grams per meal.

      6. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible.

      7. Work out for no less that 45 minutes, 4-5 days a week.

      8. Select foods with less than 3 grams of fat per 100 calories.

      9. Choose pretzels, baked chips, fat-free popcorn instead of fries and chips.

      10. Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated oils, trans-fats and high-fructose corn syrup.

      11. Choose cereal, bread, crackers or chips that contain 2 or more grams of fiber per 100 calories.

      12. Choose fat-free or low-fat variety of foods especially when it comes to dairy products (milk, cheese, and yogurt).

  41. QUESTION:
    How can i lose weight extremely fast?
    I'm now willing to do anything to shed pounds.
    I'm on a 7 day dextox and so far its no good.

    Atkins works but not fast enough!
    I also need only at home exercises!

    • ANSWER:
      Weight Loss Tips
      http://weightlossweightloss.blogspot.com/
      --Drink more water--
      --Increase your protein intake--
      --Eat Negative calorie food --
      --Eat slowly--
      --Cut down the sugar intake---
      --Do not skip meals--
      --Eat breakfast everyday --
      --Eat smaller, more frequent meals--
      --Exercise(Aerobics and Strength Training)
      --Interval Training - great way to boost metabolism--
      --Replace white rice, bread, and pasta with brown rice and whole-grain products--
      http://weightlossweightloss.blogspot.com/2008/04/weight-loss-tips.html

      online weight loss workout videos
      http://weightlossweightloss.blogspot.com/2008/10/ab-workout-dumbbell-workout-ab-workout.html

      Yoga And Weight Loss
      http://weightlossweightloss.blogspot.com/2008/10/yoga-and-weight-loss.html

  42. QUESTION:
    I need to lose weight really fast. or at least slim down.?
    I'm 16, female, and 200 lbs, but I look 145, whenever i ask someone. but, today I went shopping and my legs look like an S, and I could get the pants on, but they made my thighs look so fat, and I realized my thighs are a huge problem. I need some exercises or tricks to slim them down really fast. to tell you a little about my lifestyle, I haven't eaten fast food in three months, I mostly drink coffee, cream and sugar and tea black, and that's pretty much all I drink, I walk for one hour every day and have since I was 12, but, I have yet to see any results. I'm an expert belly dancer, I took cardio classes, zumba, abs, thigh and buns workouts, I lift weights at home, I do cardio at home, and I also do yoga and Callanetics at home. so, I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you seen a doctor recently? There are certain female health issues that can contribute to the inability to lose weight, one of the most common being polycystic ovarian syndrome.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycystic_ovary_syndrome

      I actually know quite a few people with the issue, and while I haven't been to a doctor to find out, I'm quite positive I may also have this. After spending my summer working out 2-3 times a week, walking and biking to work, and changing my eating habits completely, I fluctuated between the same 10 lbs all summer.

  43. QUESTION:
    How do i drop weight really fast?
    I feel very uncomfortable with my body, always have. I want to lose weight fast just so i feel better about myself. I'm 5'7'' and weigh 139 pounds. My goal weight is 125. I have PE during the day at school, but at home i'm not very motivated to exercise. I just want to lose weight super fast. I carry most of my weight in my bottom half. How can i drop the unwanted weight as fast as i possibly can?

    • ANSWER:
      Walk 45 minutes a day at least! Drink water instead of anything else. Every time you are Hungary drink water sometimes your so thirsty your body thinks you need food. Don't eat until your full. Eat until your satisfied and if your still hungry drink water!

  44. QUESTION:
    What can I do to lose weight fast!?
    Without buying anything. I am 15. I have 3lb weights to use (#lb is a lot for me). I weight 139. I dont want medicines. I want exercises I can do at home. What kinds of food should I eat? (I eat all junk right now) I would like to loose some weight in about 2 weeks before school. Help?!?
    I meant (3lbs not (#lbs sorry
    i am about 5'3". i am not overweight, but i am like a few pounds below it. i would like to look better.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, make sure to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day- you will be sick of water...but you will be surprised how much weight you lose and how much more full you feel. LAY OFF THE JUNK FOOD- do just fruits and vegetables during the day and then a "normal" dinner...just making those changes should make a difference. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    how can a teen guy lose weight fast?
    i signed up for a gym. i dunno what exercises to do. im 14, and gotta lose my belly fat fast and gain serious muscle,. Im a GUY. ill go to gym every second or 3rd day. what exercises should i do AT THE GYM in order to burn weight fast? please help. even if its cardio, what type cardio should i do at the gym? ALSO, WHAT HOME EXERCISES CAN I DO TO BURN FAT FAST? PLEASE HELP? i cant do the treadmill coz it makes me dizzy and it feels weird

    • ANSWER:
      Dude, why do you keep on asking these questions?
      Go JOIN A FORUM THAT SPECIALIZES IN BODYBUILDING.
      Not many people know what to do in order to maximize gains, so it's best to go to a forum that has pro bodybuilders who actually know what they're doing.
      You've asked this question at least 20+ times. I mean seriously, I looked at 2 pages of your questions and half of them consisted of "how do you get cut?"
      You need to get your diet straight. That means don't eat as many carbs (rice, spaghetti, etc) and if you get dizzy just going on a treadmill then you need to man the hell up.
      I mean how do you think bodybuilders like arnold, ronnie coleman etc achieved their physique? If you're hoping to burn fat, it'll take at least 3 months if you eat a strict diet and exercise on schedule. Don't think there's a 'shortcut' to this.

      If your really want help, go to www.bodybuilding.com it has so much info your brain will explode.

      If you go into the gym with the attitude that this is gonna suck and im gonna feel like crap if I do this, then you may as well quit and sit on your sofa and play CoD and NHL or whatever the hell it is you do.
      I know that this is answer is harsh and long as hell, but it's the truth. If you really want help, go to a bodybuilding site where you can learn everything you want.

  46. QUESTION:
    I need exercises that i can do at home with fast results??
    ok i weigh about 30 more pounds then i should and i really really REALLY need and want to lose the weight by bathing suit season! but i need some good exercises or tips that i can do with fast results and preferbaly at home. my main problem ares are my legs, arms and stomach ahah thats like everything. so does anyone have any tips, exercises, plans anything that i can use with fast results??? thank you so much

    • ANSWER:
      I have a simular problem but I have found the answer for me anyway. I used to love using video workouts but found that I had to keep buying more to keep interested in them. They can get so boring. Then I found DDR for the playstation and xbox. I can't say enough wonderful things about the fun factor involved with it. I started doing DDR after christmas and started tracking what I ate using dietpower (a downloadable dieting program that's wonderful) and I have so far lost 25 lbs. in just 11 wks. and it has been so easy. There is a learnig curve to DDR, but even that is fun. Like they say, "the best exercise is the one that you'll do" Best of luck finding your groove.

  47. QUESTION:
    how do i lose weight fast?
    i need to lose weight fast, im willing to eat anything other than fish and i need at home exercises

    • ANSWER:
      Do intensive cardio workout like walking or skipping rope.
      Anything that will get your heartrate up!

  48. QUESTION:
    I want to be able to lose 100 lbs before 12/20/11, what can I to lose weight fast?
    I need to get in shape and stay healthy. I want to lose a hundred pounds before the end of the year. At this rate, I would need to lose 5.5 lbs a week. What can I do besides exercise (already doing it) to lose weight fast, and tone my body other than "hire a trainer?" Any home remedies? Specific and easy workouts to help lose tummy weight? And any specific training/supplements to help tone body? Details, specifics and explicit info desired! (nothing like "refer" to this site, see a trainer, etc.)

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, first thing, loosing a 100 lbs before the end of this year is NOT healthy.

      So unless you adjust your time-table, you're just wrecking yourself.

      If you truly are looking to get healthy, get a responsible diet from mypyramid.gov, and do bodyweight exercises every other day(VinceDelMonte has a great channel on YouTube), and some medium intensity(heart-rate at 60% of the max) 5-6 days a week, that will get you in shape, in a responsible manner.

  49. QUESTION:
    How Can I Lose Weight Fast, Naturally, Healthily?
    Hey everyone,

    I've put on a lot of weight in the last year from while away at college, and I'd really like to get rid of it fast! In a month I'm going away to visit my boyfriend in his home town, and was hoping to surprise him. I am not expecting any miracles in a month, but I am hoping that i'll be able to lose at least a few pounds and maybe look better!

    A little about me: I'm 19 years old, female, a tall 5'6 nearly 5'7, and currently weigh 143 lbs. In early 2009 I weighed 120 lbs, and I really wish I could get back down to that weight. However, I don't know much about losing weight, aside from "regular diet and exercise!"

    How much weight can I expect to lose in a month? How often should I be exercising? Do you have any weight loss "rules of thumb" that you know of, or that have helped you or others in the past?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat 1 gram protein per pound bodyweight, and supplement the protein meals with lots of vegetables. Eat a reasonable amount of whole grains and fruit, but not too much. Also, make sure you eat fat, or else your body will actually start storing and producing (from carbs) fat to make up for what it's not getting.

      Exercise - weightlifting or bodyweight exercises primarily. Lean muscle mass burns fat all day, and will make your body shrink, even though you may not lose weight. Women who have started weightlifting for the first time often experience no weight loss or even weight gain, but a drop in a clothing size or two. Supplement weightlifting with cardio.

  50. QUESTION:
    How do I lose weight fast?
    I'm not fat at all, I just want to get into the best shape that I possibly can by christmas. I'm a vegan, and I don't eat bread of any kind or processed sugars, so what I eat is on track... but when it comes to working out, what should i do to get quick results and the best results i can get? i'm home schooled so i have all the time in the world to exercise.. what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      situps crunches pushups for toning some light weight lifting (for toning) heavy weights will give bulk to your muscles and girls dont want that (normally) but just look into those sort of things and that should help
      o and dont forget running/jogging


Exercises That Will Help Me Lose Weight Fast

Written By: admin - Mar• 29•12

Can HGH help you lose weight? Is this naturally occurring hormone the magic weight lose bullet everyone has been searching for? Recently ads on the internet have been promoting HGH as the answer for everyone looking to lose weight. The quest for an easierweight loss solution has some people taking human growth hormone (HGH) in pills, powders, and injections.

Back in 1990 a study by the New England Journal of Medicine study that showed injections of synthetic HGH resulted in 8.8% gain in muscle mass and 14% loss in body fat without any change in diet or exercise. However later studies have shown little or no weight lost. Also note that HGH is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forweight loss.

HGH is produced by the pituitary gland to fuel growth and development in children. It also maintains some bodily functions, like tissue repair, muscle growth, brain function, energy, and metabolism, throughout life.

HGH production peaks during the teenage years and slowly declines with age. Studies have shown that obese adults have lower levels than normal-weight adults. And these lower levels of HGH have some people wondering whether a boost of HGH could enhance weight loss, especially in the obese.

HGH has also gained a reputation as a muscle builder, and its use is banned in the Olympics and other sports. However, there is little solid evidence that it can boost athletic performance.

So should you try HGH? I think not.

*The only effective way to take it is by injections.

* It can cost $1,000 a month or more for these injections.

* The powder and pills promoted on some websites are not HGH, but stimulate HGH production in the body. But there is no evidence that this is true.

* Any weight loss has been minimal at best.

* There is a real risk for joint and muscle pain, swelling in the arms and legs, carpel tunnel syndrome, and insulin resistance. In the elderly, the reaction to HGH can be severe.

The [spin]bottom line|truth|realty[/spin] is HGH is not a magic weight loss bullet. The results at best are small and the possible side effects very real. Plus the cost makes it prohibitive even if it was effective. All of us want a quick and easy way to lose weight. Unfortunately there is no magic bullet. Healthy weight loss means taking in fewer calories than you burn in physical activity. Here are some ideas for proven effective and safe weight lost.

  • Reduce the amount of junk for you eat.
  • Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat clean unprocessed protein, ie: chicken breast, turkey, tuna, lean beef, beans, soy products.
  • Keep a food journal.
  • Exercise! Buy a good pair of sneakers and start walking.

Now I know the above ideas are not sexy. Few Hollywood stars will sign on as spoke persons and you won't see ads on the TV or internet promoting this plan. But it works! Yes it does take effort and motivation. No you will not lose 30 pounds in a week, which by the way is not a good idea. It is far better to set a goal of one to two pounds a week.

So forget about spending money on unproven and possible dangerous diet supplements, injections and scrams. Stay with the tried and true even if it appears boring. If you must take some type of supplement tryherbal diet pills from reliable sources and please discuss any diet supplements with your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight FAST?
    School starts in 2 weeks and I really want to start losing some weight for the new school year. What can I do that will help me start to lose weight fast? And what exercises are the best for weight loss?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    I'm going on a health kick, will this help me lose weight?
    Hi!

    So with this health kick I want to lose weight in a healthy way by eating less calories and exercising more.. I'm 5'7 and 204lbs. Realistically I want to get down to 140lbs in around 9 months, just so I know everything is working and that I'm not losing weight to fast because I want to make this a lifestyle change as well not just a diet.

    I'm going to eat in total around 882 calories a day and walk for 1 hour a day.. the things I'm going to eat are small low fat yogurt, brown bread with tomato, cracker wheat with cottage cheese, banana and orange and strawberries. For drinks I'm just going to have green tea and water. For dinner, I'm going to have lots of fresh vegetables or a soup.

    Will I lose weight by doing this? And will I see results quickly at first or not?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    If I follow this diet for 9 months will I lose weight?
    Okay first off before I get into any details, I appreciate help and that is what I'm looking for, if your going to be mean or rude, don't bother writing anything. Thank you.

    So I'm 15 and I'm pretty overweight. I really want to lose weight. My goal is at least 100 pounds in 9 months. I already know, it's somewhat unrealistic in a way, but look at it this way if I lose about 2 pounds a week (which is do able) I'll be at my goal. I want to be in shape, and healthy, before summer, because I'm going on a big vacation, and I want to look good. So if I follow this, will I be successful? I also heard when your younger you lose weight faster/easier. Well here's my plan; tell me your opinion!

    Breakfast; Fruit, water bottle.( I also heard that water is good for people on a diet and is helpful.)
    Lunch; Salad, water bottle.
    Dinner; Soup, water bottle.

    Exercises (daily);
    Jog for 30 minutes right when I wake up.
    (later on in the day)
    Run on the treadmill, and use the elliptical. I just got a gym membership and I plan on going everyday with this routine. ( I don't exactly know how long, kind of hoping someone could clarify that for me, and how this weight loss works? Also I don't really know how much calories I should be taking and burning a day so that I reach my goal. But I know not a lot of calories that's why this is a strict diet, and I'm very motivated.) Also, I might swim for a while, but I also don't really know how long I should. Feel free to make any changes to this so that I am more successful. I know, I need a lot of info, but I'm open for anything that may help me, Thank you so much!
    Thanks for the information, everyone, I appreciate it. But I have consulted a physician before, I'm not that dumb haha, but all he said was "your overweight, eat healthy, exercise regularly" and all that stuff that is common sense and I already know. He didn't even bother helping me with a diet or anything. So it was pretty pointless. I did this on my own. And I am the type of person that when I have my heart on something, I can't go back, I have to keep going until I reach my goal so I will do anything it takes to lose this weight and I think I could do it, even if it is not necessarily 100 pounds, but getting healthy is my main priority. I currently went on this diet about 2 days ago because at first I just cut out everything and didn't eat any food at all, just drank water, I lost 11 pounds, but I realized what I was doing was unhealthy and decided to come up with this diet so that I don't lose the nutrients and vitamins that I need. Again, Thanks to all.

    • ANSWER:
      Truth: You will lose a bunch of weight fast, but you will gain it back quickly. Try this, its a little for tough, but I lost 30 pounds in 3 months.

      Breakfast: 2 eggs, large piece of fruit, piece of toast, glass of milk.

      Mid morning: piece of fruit or some veggies.

      Lunch: Salad with or without chicken (not fried), or a lean turkey sandwhich with mustard (mustard has no calories), veggies, piece of fruit or yogurt cup.

      Mid afternoon: try a Kashi Go Lean Roll. Only 170 calories and it keeps me full.

      Dinner: SMALLEST MEAL. Try soup, salad, or small sandwhich and some Pineapple. Pineapple promotes healthy digestion.

      Before bed drink some milk. It will relax your body and fill you up.

      Excercise: You should try 30 minutes of cardio 4-5 times a week. Try to run as far as you can, and then walk half that distance and repeat. You need to try some lifting as well.
      3 times a week on the weights, alternate with arms and legs. Try a jillian micheals dvd. She's motivational and they're quick and fun.

      You can try and take vitamin supplements, they might help with this. What keeps me going is OxyElite Pro, amazon it. It keeps my body energized and promotes calorie burn. But you can only take it for two months, and then you have to stop for 30 days. Try CLA. It's a martial fat burner. But you should NEVER RELY on these. This should just be an additive.

      You can do it, 100 pounds it spanked. Don't weigh yourself everyweek. Do it once every 2 or 3. And remember as you get closer to your goal, the harder it will be. But don't give up until you are satisfied. Stat out by going by how your clothes fit. Feel how tight they are now, and then remember that. Then a few weeks later notice it again. Looser?

      Good luck :)

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight fast?
    I am trying to lose tummy weight and I want to know good exercises to do that will help me lose some weight pretty fast.

    • ANSWER:
      Swimming is in my opinion the best cardio-vascular exercise there is!

      Although the key to burning fat is basically to use your bodies energy stores but then to keep going to burn off the stored energy, which is stored as fat.

      I know it doesn't help saying this that much for everybody but burn more calories than you take in and you will burn the fat off!

  5. QUESTION:
    weight loss issue, any diet pills u recommend?
    Hi im trying to lose about 20 pounds by dieting, excercising (dnt like that too much) and i would like to add a diet pill that will help me lose weight faster. Please dnt tell me dieting and exercising are the key coz im already doing that. I just want a boost. Thank you for you help :-)

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some fun exercises that will make you lose weight fast?
    Every time i find some exercises i quit them because they're boring! Im looking for some fun exercises that i will keep doing. Any help will be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      skipping..
      dancing..
      sleeping[makes you loose fat]
      taking breath faster while watching t.v or when ur free
      doing hand mudras dat is hand yoga.. for loosing fat[type weight loss mudras in google]
      jumping
      riding cycle
      walking
      swimming

  7. QUESTION:
    are there exercises i can do at home that will help me lose weight fast?
    i used to run a lot but it's so hot that i can't exercise outside anymore. so i've gained a lot of weight recently to 250 pounds. so are there exercises that i can do inside my air conditioned home to lose the weight?

    I dont have any exercise machines. All I have is a 15 pound barbell.

    • ANSWER:
      exercise is good, but i think you should read this material first to help you in losing weight

      http://mamsam.4idiots.hop.clickbank.net/

      this is the right direction that have helped many people
      good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to help lose weight fast?
    I'm 13, and a little on the lazy side. I do play outside, swim in the summer, and do things in gym. But, how can I improve that, and lose weight fast? Also, what are some tips that will help me to eat healthier?

    • ANSWER:
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  9. QUESTION:
    Will these types of exercises help me to lose weight fast?
    10 minutes of jumprope in the morning
    15 minutes on the treadmill
    20 minutes of a workout DVD or 45 minutes cardio workout DVD
    drinking only water
    eating only fruits and vegetables.
    I can do the 20 minute workout dvd everyday but the cardio is really tiresome so I tend to do it every other day so I need help on deciding that. If I keep this up how much weight do you guys think I can lose in 2-3 weeks? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      well youll probably lose a pound a week so ill say 3-10

  10. QUESTION:
    Good healthy food diet and exercises that will help lose weight fast?
    I want to lose weight FAST. I wanna lose at least ten pounds in the next two weeks. So what foods should I avoid, what foods should I eat. Also, I want to flatten my stomach. So I also need to know, What exercises should I do and what exercises are a waste of my time. Any diets that you know of that will help me to lose weight fast please list each food, give a link or something helpful, Same with the exercises, Links or a list of steps would be very helpful. Thank you, Shala.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you see the box near the top of the page?
      The one labelled 'Search for questions: '?
      Well type in 'lose weight'.
      You will find over 518,682 pre-existing questions.
      Try the misspellings 'loose weight' and there are another 119,033
      In all there are over 637,715 Health section questions requesting solutions to being or thinking you might be overweight.
      On average these each yield 6 answers, that is nearly 4 million answers.
      (Without searching for any other variations on the question!)

      I can usefully summarise these answers in 4 words:

      EAT LESS DO MORE. Are you desperate enough to try this???

  11. QUESTION:
    ??Anyone know of exercises to lose weight fast?
    OK so im 5'3 and 60kg and i want to get down to 55kg. I am already eating a healthy diet and swimming every afternoon for 1 hour. What are some exercises that i can do in my room or while watching TV that will help me burn fat fast

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what you need to do if you are serious about losing weight and keeping it off. Eat 6 small meals a day about every 4 hours. Here what that will do for you, your metabolism will increase (i.e. Lose weight) and you will have more energry.

      If you go on a diet and eat less, your metabolism will slow down and store to fat. That is why diets dont work. Only the size of your fist, carbs (examples:baked potato, pasta, oatmeal, beans, corn, melon, apples, fat free yogurt, whole wheat breads) in one and protein (examples:chicken breast, swordfish, shrimp, turkey breast) in the other. You can also eat vegetables and salads with any meal, they dont have any or little fat). 30min cardo exercise every day. Any of these(examples: walking, jogging, swimming,running, biking, ect), Monday cardo, tues upper body (arms: curls, tricep extensions,pull ups, front press)(abdominals: leg pull crunch, leg raises), (chest: bench press, butterfly, pullover)(shoulders: front press, arm pullover, cross country skier machine)(back:seated row, lat pull downs, back extension) (YOU DONT HAVE TO DO IN ONE DAY, mix it up) wed cardo, thurs lower body (legs: leg pull,leg press, squats, lounges) fri cardo, sat upper. So your body doesnt go into starvation mode, YOU NEED TO TAKE SUNDAY OFF.

      If you stick with this you will have a great body. also drink a least 8oz of water daily! Stay away from Mcdonalds, Wendys, etc because there is nothing good for you on the menus - even the salads are bad (bacon bits, cheese, dressing, etc)

      Good Luck :)

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises to lose weight really fast?
    I'm going to Florida in 35 days and I want to lose AT LEAST 10 pounds. Any exercises that will help?! Your answers are greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat less, burn more. Do this and you will lose weight,., but you must stick to it or nothing will happen.

  13. QUESTION:
    Are there any 10-15 minute exercises that I can do daily that will help me lose weight fast?
    Also, if you can, the exercise(s) can't be too hard or painful to do. Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      You need more like 30 mins a day to actually LOSE weight. The more energy you expend, the more fat you should burn, so skipping might do it. You really need to spend 5 mins or so warming up first tho, don't just dive straight into it.

  14. QUESTION:
    good diet, & exercises to lose weight fast.?
    I am looking forward to a good diet. and good exercises. I have no money for machines. So what floor exercises will help my stomach and hips and legs?

    and what is a good diet that helps lose weight.

    • ANSWER:
      dont eat much meat, unless you excersize a lot. hmm...fruits and vegetables (have you heard about that bannana diet?) do crunches for stomach and run for legs and hips, it really helps if you do it a lot!

  15. QUESTION:
    how to lose weight fast!(exercises, good diets) Im 15.?
    Alright im 15 and i weigh roughly around 140. Im only 5'4! I have a big butt ( most my weight goes there) My biggest problem areas are lower stomach, upper thighs and butt! I desperately need to lose a good 15-25 pounds in about a 3 week time period. I need something that will help me drop weight fast and naturally ( no puking, or meds.) I dont drink soda, or anything with alot of sodium. i usually stick to water or lemonade. waht excercises will help me tone my legs, while making them skinnier. My ideal weight is 118 pounds, with a size 3 pants size. Cuz i was a size 3 about 4 months ago. PLEASE HELP. btw summers fast gotta look good inna bikini;)
    dont give any sarcastic answers, assholes. Answer with something that will help me or dont answer @ all.

    • ANSWER:
      Heeyy ! I'm 13 years old and a bodybuilder ! If you want some good workouts just do 300 jumping jacks and count them in your head, 50 push-ups, 15 sit-ups, and jog 2 laps ! ( : I know this sounds like alot but those 300 jumping jacks wil give you amazing results ! Also, try to stay away from greasy foods and stuff like that fast food makes you put on alot of weight, but most importantly if you can't do any of those just jog jog jog !!! Jogging gives you sexy results lol and I like it so you can see how much calories you burned it really strives you to go further i also like jogging to workout songs (:
      Good luck kind lady ! :D

  16. QUESTION:
    Will swimming help me lose weight without going on a strick diet?
    I have recently decided to go swimming at my local YMCA doing laps, but if i keep it up can i keep the weight off and still be able to enjoy the food i like? I dont mean eat ice cream everyday and bugers i eat pretty healthy but i still like to enjoy the food i eat.

    I heard that swimming is one of the best exercises to lose weight fast, I would like to lose 30lbs by summer time and keep it off!!

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Swimming is a form cardio and therefore will - hey I eat chocolate a few times a week, and my weight stays down. Just eat treats in small portions and not often and you'll be fine.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the best gym exercises to lose weight?
    Toning up, I can work on, but I just wondered, what are the best gym exercises to do that will help me lose weight faster?
    I know it takes time and I accept that it isn't going to be an overnight thing :P just looking for a bit of advice!
    Thankees!

    • ANSWER:
      laughing and coughing

  18. QUESTION:
    can someone help me find a diet that will make me lose weight fast in a month? need a meal plan and exercise?
    can someone help me find a diet that will make me lose weight fast in a month? i need a good meal plan and exercise so i can lose the weight.. my meals are very limited and i need easy stuff that i can buy and not cook
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The Trim Advantage system is the best plan I know of.

      This kit delivers, with complete support for your first 30 days on the Trim Body System Protein Plus Diet. The kit includes a binder to hold the print materials, which include the Quick Start Guide, a 12-page booklet that introduces you to the plan. It also includes Meal Plan Cards that step you through every meal for 30 days, including shopping tips, meal preparation, supplements, and recipes. Eighteen detailed, full-colour Recipe Cards show you how to fix simple, healthy meals, fast. And a week's worth of 10-minute exercises are described on the Fitness Cards, so you can take your exercise plan with you, wherever you go.

      In the kit is a 2-DVD set that features a physician discussing the health effects of being overweight, a fitness expert who introduces you to and coaches you through all the exercises in the 4-3-2-1 Body Training System, and an introduction to the Protein Plus Diet. The kit also includes Nutrilite and Mekiwin weight-loss support supplements and protein powder and Trim Advantage protein bars and meal replacement shake mix.

      The Trim Body System is designed to encourage the kinds of changes in lifestyle that may result in lifelong weight loss. Medical authorities recommend a weight loss of no more than 2-3 pounds a week to reduce the health risks associated with more rapid weight loss.

      *The Protein Plus Diet was developed by The Better Life InstituteTM and approved by the Nutrilite Health Institute.

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  19. QUESTION:
    what s the best form of exercise that could help lose weight fast?
    they say it's best to lose weight by exercising, so my question is what form of exercise is best to do to lose weight fast. also I can say our house is not a good place for exercise because it doesn't have a lot of space so i also want to know perhaps the best activity that i could do that will help me burn all the unwanted fats with the space that i have.

    • ANSWER:
      OK, me personally, I have a very small room. But its where i like to work out. So everday I do 500 crunches. In sets of 100's it seems like a lot but what you acheive is pretty good. I also put my leg on my dresser and stretch down and touch the floor on each side if that makes sense. I also only eat to meals a day. I find it helpful to eat to meals of reasonable porportions because then you do not eat as much. I have lost 2 inches in 5 days.

  20. QUESTION:
    i have a treadmill, what exercises can i do on it. explain details. that will help me lose weight fast. please
    I'm fifteen. im five foot seven. and 178 pounds. =/ can you please help me. i need help to lose weight as fast as possible. pleaseee helpppp!! =) if you need anymore details, just ask. cause i need your help =)
    i plan on doing 3 miles every other day. at 2.7 miles an hour. i drag it out, im on the treadmill for over an hour. =) is that good or bad? i really need help. haha. im bad at these things.

    • ANSWER:
      1) Eat Less processed food
      2) Start Walking
      3) Get on a program, Jenny craig .com
      or fatloss for idiots --> http://tinyurl.com/392j2x

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a cheap detox that will help me lose weight fast?
    I plan on dieting and exercising, but I would love to lose 5-10 pounds fast. Is there some sort of homemade detox that will help me drop pounds fast?

    thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Skip the detox. If you don't do it correctly you can be doing more harm than good. If you want to lose weight, just watch what you eat and go for some long walks. Five - ten pounds is not a lot to lose, so by taking a thirty minute walk three times a week you will be well on your way.

      stagelady

  22. QUESTION:
    Will 2 slimfast shakes a day help me lose weight fast?
    I'm having no more than 65 calories for breakfast, either an apple or a yogurt and the rest of the day 2 shakes. Will this work?

    Also i don't normally have carbs and i noticed having 2 shakes is giving me 60g, does that result in weight gain?

    I do exercise.
    I plan on gradually going back on solid foods while boosting my exercise when i am happy with my weight. It should be for about 3 months.

    • ANSWER:
      well it may help you lose weight but once you start eating again it will come back. the only way to lose weight is to change your life style. what you eat and when and exercise you do as to sustain weight lose you must look at what you eat and eat health foods with low fats

  23. QUESTION:
    how can you lose thigh and belly fat fast by doing simple and easy exercises?
    i hate my thighs i cant wear shorts without bein embarresed and i want a nice figure but i dont have time sometimes to go for a jog or something like that what are some easy exercises that will lose weight fast!?!?!?! i really started to watch what i have eaten and that helps like two pounds and to maintain that same weight!?!?!!??

    • ANSWER:
      I will tell you if you tell me how I can get rich with out doing anything.

  24. QUESTION:
    weight lose exercises that doesnt involve strenuous calf workout?
    i have large calves and do not want to make them any bigger please help with some exercise that doesnt invole the calves that will help to lose weight fast.

    • ANSWER:
      That's tough, because nearly every weight loss exercise involves being upright and moving. IMO, large calves that aren't fat are very nice to look at, I wouldn't worry about the calves if weight loss was your goal.
      _

  25. QUESTION:
    So, I know that there are no "miracle" pills out there, but what diet supplement will help me lose weight fast?
    I'm 5'5", 19-years-old, and about 169 lbs-- I want to lose about 30 lbs by Christmastime this year, but hopefully sooner if my body will allow.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knows which diet pills are good.

    I've heard that combined with diet and exercise, they can almost double the speed at which one loses weight.

    If anyone has any weight loss experience, they'd want to share, I'd love to hear it!

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello!

      I am 20 years old, 5'6, and 165. I also want to lose 30 pounds. I went on a detox diet for a week, taking supplement pills and eating fruit shakes and protein bars... the company that does it is Standard Process (their program is 21 days, but I did a modified program). It was the hardest thing I have ever done, and I only lost 2 pounds. But I felt so much better and lighter after the 5 days. But I cheated after wards (living with 4 other people who eat junk food is not easy) and really regret it. And I also feel awful and just basically disgusting. So I think I am going to try it again, but since I ran out of the detox pills I will modify it again. So there is that option. Also, my cousin is rather skinny and she went to the local vitamin store and is taking Green Tea pills and the Acai Berry pills. Granted that she doesn't eat very much anyway. But they may help. But it might only help with the bloating and water weight... It's worth a shot though. I think i will try it.

      I hope this was somewhat helpful! Good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    How do do you lose weight fast?
    I am wrestling in college this year, and I need to cut weight. I am 5 Ft 4 at 140 pounds, but I need to weigh at least 125 by August 1. I am always hungry and constantly want to eat food. Is there any type of food or drinks that will make me full and not want me to eat. I am going for the smallest weight class for my team, and it is what I am good at. Also what exercises can you do to lose wight fast. Please help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. I offer this suggestion for a few reasons. First, they’re not good for you anyway. Second, you’ll eliminate a lot of the “bad foods” outright – no questions asked. You’ll have to become more selective in what you eat by avoiding these two nasty ingredients – which are in more foods than you probably care to know.

  27. QUESTION:
    how do i get myself in a daily routine for exercising so i can lose weight fast?
    im trying to commit to a exercise routine daily that will effectively help me lose the most amount of weight within about 3 months. how should i start and how should i begin changing the way i eat without it being drasticly difficult?

    • ANSWER:
      Start small. The first thing you need to do is commit the time. Find about half an hour or an hour you can use every day. It is best to do it at the same time. That way you get in a routine. The best way to start is walking. If you can, run. Just a slight jog or an easy walk. Whatever is comfortable for you. If you can, walk/jog around your neighborhood or on a treadmill watching tv. As it gets easier, start walking/running longer.

      Changing the way you eat might be a bit harder. If you just try to cut out the stuff you KNOW is bad (candy bars, cake, cookies, sodas), that can help. Then everything else, just reduce your portion size. Eating smaller meals throughout the day instead of three big meals is good, too. You can still eat all your favorite foods, just eat less of them. If you get hungry, have a healthy snack like grapes or an apple.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is a good, effective exercise I can do INSIDE THE HOUSE that will help me lose weight fast?
    like a good exercise that i can do at home when it's raining outside?

    • ANSWER:
      Anything that gets you moving.

      The only sure-fire way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you eat. Period.

      It takes using 3,500 calories to lose one pound of body fat. That's 3,500 calories OVER any calories you've eaten.

      But don't starve yourself, that will slow your metabolism down, because if you don't eat your body will think it's starving to death and will hang on to as much body fat as it can. So you must eat, but eat healthier, and eat 5 small meals a day of healthy food instead of skipping meals and having a big dinner. Eating more often, but smaller, keeps some food in your stomache and helps speed up your metabolism and helps your body burn calories. Exercising also increases your metabolism.

      So get up and exercise. Moving your body 30-45 minutes a day, even just walking, burns calories and revs the metabolism.

      Eat smarter. Vegetables and fruits are best, but low-fat meats in small amounts are okay. Bread and dairy products should be taken in moderation. Stay away from sugary sweets and drinks, fried foods, oil, butter. But you can't deny yourself foods you love, or else you feel like you are punishing yourself. Reward yourself for a week of good eating habits and exercise with something you like, as long as you don't overdo it.

      The average adult requires 2000 calories per day to just stay at their weight. By increasing some activity and reducing calories you will start to lose weight. But it might only be one pound a week.

      Fasting and crash diets are temporary and you often times gain the weight back and MORE when you go off them.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight fast without having to exercise so much?
    I don't care what kind of pills that will have to be taken for a fast weight loss supplement I just want to know how to lose weight fast. So I don't care if you list any pills that will help fast. Ones that don't have to be prescribed by doctors.

    • ANSWER:
      try the body reshapers on my site available for males and females that want to lose weight. simple try on the body reshaper and it will flatten your stomach while diminishing excess weight in the midsection.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight fast on my legs?
    I want to lose some weight before school starts. I've lost some in areas I want, but I am having trouble losing weight in my legs. What are some great exercises that will help me tone and lose weight in my legs fast?

    Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Watch what you eat. Add more protein and fiber to your diet. Fiber keeps your body lean and healthy, while protein helps to boost the effects of your exercise.

      2. Jump rope three to four times per week. This is a good thigh exercise and is an excellent warm-up or cool-down routine. Start by turning the rope forward and alternately jump your legs using the jogging pace. Slightly bend your knees to keep the impact low as you jump, and keep your back straight during the entire procedure. You can increase the difficulty by jumping both legs at the same time instead of doing the jogging pace or step.

      3. Ride an exercise bike, swim, jog or go on a brisk walk. These are excellent aerobic exercises that trim your thighs and your whole body. For an effective hit on your thighs, try to stand up instead of sitting down in an exercise bike and pedal as fast as you can. For swimming, paddle your legs more as you go over with your strokes, especially when you're doing the back stroke. Jog three to four times a week. You can incorporate it with brisk walking if you choose to. Begin by jogging at a comfortable pace for about 30 seconds and then brisk walk until you have enough energy to jog again. Execute this alternating jog and walk cycle for 25 to 30 minutes, three times per week.

      4. Execute squats three times per week. Start by having your own body weight as a resistance for the first three weeks of your squat routine. Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart. Inhale as you lower yourself to a squat -- bend your knees, keeping your knees from extending past your toes, until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Exhale as you go back to standing position. Make sure to keep your back straight during execution. Do this procedure in three sets of 10 repetitions. Gradually increase your resistance after the first three weeks by performing it with dumbbells in both hands. As you improve, work your way up to using a Smith machine or barbell.

      5. Perform some dumbbell lunges. Begin by standing upright, feet shoulder-width apart, with dumbbells in both hands. Relax your arms and shoulders to allow the dumbbells to hang down at your sides. Step your right leg forward as far as you can, while you keep your left leg in place. As your right foot lands in front of you, bend both your knees to lower your body. Then step your right foot back to starting position. Now step forward using your left leg. Repeat the right and left alternating lunge 10 to 15 times. When you flex both your knees, make sure that the knee of your front leg (the one stepping forward) is not flexed beyond your front toes. Make sure your back leg (the one in place) does not touch the floor as you flex.

      6. Do lying leg curls. Position yourself on the hamstring machine on your stomach (prone position); hold on to the hand grips and place both your feet below the attached weights. Inhale as you carefully curl the weight up, bringing your feet toward your buttocks. Exhale as you lower them back down. Repeat this procedure 10 to 12 times and relax. Do not allow your bottom to arch up as you pull the weight toward your back side. If this is happening, you may have too much weight.

      7. Execute some leg raises. Lie flat on your back on an exercise mat. Inhale as you elevate your legs and exhale as you bring them back down without letting them touch the floor. Maintain your legs elevated about 1 to 2 inches from the floor and make your legs stop on that level as you bring it back down. Repeat 10 times and relax.

  31. QUESTION:
    need a diet plan that will help me lose weight fast (trying to lose 15 pounds) 10 points?
    I'm 16, 5'9" and I weigh 115 pounds, whenever I would finish eating I felt guilty because I really don't want to gain any weight but I want to lose weight so I started trying to make myself throw up (I know it's unhealthy)...but I couldn't anyways, so instead I stopped eating most of the time so now I eat less then 200 calories a day, anyways I want to be healthy and eat food but I still want to lose 15 pounds so I'm not as fat because I don't want to be able to grab stomach fat at all cuz it's gross, so I need advice on what to eat so I can lose 15 pounds fast ... And what exercises I can do (besides yoga and running/walking cuz I already do that)

    • ANSWER:
      okay, to get into shape , speed up your metabolism, rid yourself of excess fat and lose weight ,,,,,do as follows:

      Stop drinking & smoking (if you do this regularly)
      eat fruits & vegetables all you can (buy a food/rice steamer to make it easy on you)...(vegetables might not seem "tasty", like junk foods,, but can be as you aquire your taste to them..and are loaded with energy and nutrients)...avoid all junk food, cokes, sweets, etc...and drink water . If you eat meat ,,use only steamed, baking or grilled methods for preparing fish or chicken.

      also, do an hour of walking each day at least. or some type of excercise.

      * you should lose about 10 lbs per month

  32. QUESTION:
    Low impact exercises and fast weight loss?
    I need some exercise I can do with a BAD knee, too young to have knee replacement, but dr. says to lose weight first--well, its hard to do any exercises when you can barely go up or down steps. Also would like some help on a diet plan also, that will lose the weight fast!!!

    • ANSWER:
      as you are having the knee problem
      it will be better if you go for weight loss diet rather than going for the exercises
      these tips might be of help to you:
      1. Eliminate Eating Junk Food.
      2. Drink a Lot of Water-
      3. Reduce the Size of Your Portions-
      4. Lower Your Calorie Consumption Without Deprivation
      5. Sleep Well- Practice a Good Night Sleep
      6.go for the a c a i supplements

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some good tips for exercising that will help lose weight faster?
    18 and looking for some ideas on how to loose weight... I joined a gym and just want some ideas so I can loose about 60 lbs. I want to be at 140. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to lose weight is to combine healthy eating habits with a workout regimen. By eating healthier foods (which are less in calories than unhealthy foods) and by controling portion sizes, you'll automatically be able to eat a reduced calorie diet. Try eating 5-6 small meals per day instead of 3 large ones, which will also boost your metabolism. If you're going to count calories, try limiting your intake to about 1200-1500 calories per day.

      For the workout, I recommend starting out at 30-45 minutes per day of cardio (eliptical, stairclimber, treadmill, etc...) for 4-5 days per week, and add in 2 days of strength training (lifting 2-5 pound weights). By lifting light weights, you'll increase your muscle mass, and since muscle burns fat as fuel, you'll also get leaner, quicker. After the first 3-4 weeks, try increasing your cardio to 60-90 minutes per day, for 5-6 days per week, and also increase your weight training to 3 days per week, for about 30 minutes each day.

      If you stick with this healthy eating and workout routine, you should start to lose about 2-5 pounds per week, or about 8-20 pounds per month (depending on your current activity level and eating habits). Overall, you should reach your goal weight within about 4-8 months, but that all depends on how hard you work.

  34. QUESTION:
    Any quick Exercises or food tips that will help me Lose Weight?
    I want to lose about 20 pounds in 2 months. In 14 and weigh about 150
    Can you just give me some tips on how to lose belly weight and weight off my thighs.
    I am very self conscious and i will give anything to lose weight! Also i live in a very small neighborhood so there's not much running i can do around here. So any house exercises that helped you/or somebody you know lose weight fast would be nice.
    Also i would like to know any diet plans that worked for you. That would also help me a lot!
    Thanks so much! I really appreciate it

    • ANSWER:
      First off, your goal is completely unrealistic. Losing 15 lbs is much more manageable and more realistic.

      I would make a food diary. Track every calorie in and ever calorie burned through exercise. I use a app on my iPhone/iPod and it does all the math for me!

      I would try to get 1500 calories a day. Some days, get 1300 and other days splurge with 1700. Add 30 minutes of exercise (where you sweat) three times a week and you'll get to your goal!

  35. QUESTION:
    How to lose 40 pounds fast?? What are some efficent exercises?
    I am a 19 year old dude who is looking to lose weight as fast as possible. What are some exercises that will help me lose weight the fastest?

    • ANSWER:
      Lose Weight Fast
      In this article we are going to show you some sensible PROVEN Ways to lose weight fast.

      1. Drink water

      2. Eat regularly

      3. Eat lots of fibre

      4. Consume more good fats

      5. Get plenty of quality protein

      6. Carbohydrates can help you lose weight

      - Healthy life every day!

  36. QUESTION:
    When is the best time to do exercise that will help to lose weight faster?
    M very fat and want to try to lose weight. Want to give a try like making myself perspire as much as I can.

    Please give me genuine answers. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Before the sun comes out. But be sure to drink 12-15 glasses of water each day. DO NOT DRINK COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, TEA, JUICES AND SOFTDRINKS. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. DO NOT EAT SWEET, SPICY, FATTY AND SALTY food. Try these for 3 months.
      In 3 months, I lose weight from 75 kilos to 62 kilos. Now, I am on my 5th year and just maintaining my weight from 56 kilos to 58 kilos.
      Have a nice day and GOD BLESS :)

  37. QUESTION:
    How do you lose weight fast and efficiently?
    I am a little plump, does anyone know of a diet and exercise plan/routine that will work fast and efficiently to help me lose a lot of weight? I am a 15 almost 16 yr old guy.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't recommend going on diet for a 16 years old guy, just regulate your food intake, diversify your food as much as possible
      ,excise is very important, besides walk like 3 miles every day, walking is one good excise for you.
      you can find more information about losing weight if you go to the Health Information Center : http://google.com/coop/cse?cx=007185308018807068018%3Ax2z07lqx3mg
      which is a "health only" search engine .

  38. QUESTION:
    will tennis help me work out my whole body and lose weight fast?
    i found out it's impossible to try some diet or keep up with an exercise plan so i wanted to try something fun and since my mom won't let me take hip hop class i think i'll just play tennis which was one of my options!
    what do you think
    (i might keep up with gymnastics to but definitely tennis)it's really fun and i just want to lose weight and get back to my skinny self i'm not that big but i want to lose the fat before it's to late and i'm really big

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah you could lose a lot of weight if you try tennis. Tennis you have to move around a lot. You have to use mostly your entire body from wrist to toes. The reason tennis is a good sport to lose weight is because you are not running around, but side stepping using your feet. Try Tennis it is really fun and good luck with the weight

  39. QUESTION:
    WILL CYCLING HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT FAST????
    age= 16.......height=5.5foots............weight=79.9 kgs(176 lbs).....so thats understud that i want to lose about 20 pounds to come to my ideal weight.........but guys i have got a problem in my schedule.
    MONDAY...............I HAVE GOT TIME IN THE MORNING TILL 11 AM
    TUESDAY.......CLASSES FRO, 7 AM TO 9 AM
    WEDNESDAY.......SAME AS MONDAY
    THURSDAY...............CLASSES FROM 8 AM TO 10 AM
    FRIDAY ..........CLASSES FROM 7 AM TO 11 AM
    SATURDAY..................SAME AS FRIDAY
    SUNDAY.......I M PLANNING TO KEEP THIS DAY FOR COMPLETE BODY REST

    SO MY PROBLEM IS i dont have time to exercises.........n if u wer thinking to answer me to do exercises in the evening.................so plz dnt coz i m very tired throughout the day........
    so i want to ask u that

    WILL CYCLING HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT FAST???????????????
    n ya i want to go to a party after a month .................i wish i could lose at least 10 pounds............
    n i m on a diet that
    NOT TO EAT THESE THINGS..................JUNK.......FAST FOODS.........OILY FOODS ...........OR UNHEALTHY FOODS

    I M HAVING OATS IN BREAKFAST .(OR SOMETHING HEALTHY)
    THROUGHOUT THE DAY I EAT VEGGIES N FRUITS N LOTS OF WATER

    SO PLEASE HELP ME GUYS TO LOSE WEIGHT N COME TO MY DREAM BODY........
    here is my dream body.......that is i want my waist to go down from 36 inches to 32 inches............

    N YA IF CYCLING HELPS ..........THEN PLEASE TELL ME HOW MUCH TIME TO DO N HOW MUCH TIME IT WILL TAKE ME TO LOSE WEIGHT (AT LEAST 10 POUNDS)

    PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ HELP ME OUT GUYS....................
    i know dat i dnt have time but i have heard that cycling burn calories wenever we ride it.............so i think that 20 - 30 minutes can be removed from my schedule..................anytime possible
    i know dat i dnt have time but i have heard that cycling burn calories wenever we ride it.............so i think that 20 - 30 minutes can be removed from my schedule..................anytime possible

    THANKS IN ADVANCE

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, but where are you going to find time to cycle. You start with an excuse, then claim you are going to exercise. How is that possible?

  40. QUESTION:
    Please tell me how can I lose weight fast in a month!!!!!!!!!!!?
    I am a bit chubby, and wanna lose at-least 5 kgs in a month or less than a month!
    I cant exercise so tell me something that will help me lose weight without exercising. I am 5'3 and weigh 57 kgs..I have water retention which makes my face very chubby and bloated otherwise I don't look fat, Only my face looks fat ..

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    What weight loss pill should I take that will work fast?
    I am an 18 years old girl, and I am overweight, I need to lose weight fast. What weight loss pill should I take to burn fat fast, and what exercise should I do to help.

    • ANSWER:
      Taking pills is the worst thing you can do for yourself. You should try working on your eating habits and set small and achievable goals at first. Also start an exercise regimen. Remember, weight loss should be slow, gradual and permanent! Not a quick fix unless you want to fail at it. If you want more information on healthy eating and exercise, visit my blog below as well as my facebook page. I work with overweight people :)

  42. QUESTION:
    What is an extrememly fast way to lose weight?
    I'm 13 and I already keep a food journal, count calories (trying to stay between 1,000 and 1,500) and work out...a lot. I still need to know some exercises and foods that help you burn fat, though. I am basically living off of smoothies, salads, and sometimes a treat like an eggroll or something but basically mostly salads and smoothies. I'm starting to get tired of them so if anyone has any recipes (that dont include seafood) that are only 300 calories or under will you please post them? Also if anyone can tell me how to lose more weight faster or something I'm doing wrong..please help. Thanx in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I would stop doing the smoothies as there are lots of calories in them; I know because my husband & I tried them for over six months and we did not lose very much weight. And we were still hungry afterwards. What really helped us was Weight Watchers and eating a variety of foods and of course exercise. You need to do aerobic exercise. Your body also needs to have energy (calories) to lose weight and I think you are actually giving yourself too few calories. I would try to up the calorie count a little bit, say to 2000.

      Drink your milk with 1 or 2% fat, eat apples and berries (lots of fiber) have some lean meat (like broiled chicken or pork loin), eat oatmeal (not the little packs but the real stuff) for breakfast (my husband swears by it-and he lost lots of weight by having breakfast) have sandwiches with low cal bread and low fat meat or cheese with mustard for lunch and have veggies like brocolli and carrots (broiled or steamed) with your meat for dinner. Do not eat fried foods at all as they will set you back a bit. And lastly, drink your water - you do not talk about that at all and that is probably the most important thing about nutrition and being healthy. It will also keep you feeling fullish. One last thing, I would strongly recommend going to a doctor and a nutritionist to make sure about what you are doing and before you start to do any of these things recommended by anyone on this topic.

  43. QUESTION:
    What's are some healthy ways to lose weight fast?
    I am 17 and weigh almost 190lbs, and I want to lose a lot of weight as soon as possilbe. I want to know what foods will help. Not to mention some exercises that will help me tone my body. I feel the need to lose weight so I can feel healthier.

    • ANSWER:
      Try this soup recipe and diet plan
      I followed it and lost 6 lbs in a week
      Sit ups, walking, any exercise....just keep moving!!
      http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7782/diet2.html
      Good Luck

  44. QUESTION:
    Diet and exercise plan to lose weight FAST! PLEASE!?
    I need to lose a lot of weight fast and I want to know how other people did it! i am 5'3" and weigh 128 but I want to be down to at least 110. I would like to lose the weight in a month but I doubt that will happen, so I want to know the quickest way to lose as much of the weight as I can... HELP!? give me instructions

    • ANSWER:
      It comes down to this. You have to burn more calories than you take in. Creating a deficet. First, start off with a BMR calculator. Google it and punch in your numbers. Itll give you a number and this is how many calories you need just to function like breathing, cell reproduction, and digestion etc. Doing no exercise at all. Since you given me your numbers, ill do it for you. I dont know your age so ill just use 18. Your BMR is 1400 calories. Now, create a deficet. Say you want to lose 1lb a week. One lb is 3500 calories. Subtract say 300 calories from your BMR. Your diet shouldnt surpass 1100 calories. By creating that deficet, youve burned 2100 calories at the end of the week. To increase your metabolism even further, divide that 1100 calories into 5 small meals a day. Thats 220 calories per meal. Yes, you do need to count calories. Eat lean meats like turkey and chicken, fish like tuna and salmon. Whole grains. Skim milk. Lowfat yogurt. Use your brain on what to eat and what not to eat. Now you need to burn the remaining 1400 calories to have burned a total of 3500 calories (1lb) at the end of the week. Divide that 1400 up by how many days you perfer to exercise. Lets say 5x a week. You need to burn 280 calories at the end of each workout session and at the end of the week, you will have lost 1 lb. How do you know how many calories you burned? Use the Exercise calculator below ive provided along with the BMR calculator. I wouldnt recommend dropping your daily calorie count too low because if you do, youll set your body in starvation mode and it will actually think food is hard to come by in your environment and everything you eat will be stored as fat due to the fact of your body thinking it doesnt know if your next meal will even come. Good luck to you!

  45. QUESTION:
    Will This Help Lose Weight Fast?
    I'm normal weight but what I really hate is that lately, it's been birthday galore! so i want to be able to stay fit, and lose 5 pounds, I'm 5'5, 13 years old and I'm 114 pounds. My later goal is 105 pounds, and don't say 'it's not healthy' I'm not looking for info like this, I want how to lose it fast or if this will work.
    1)Will this help me lose 5 pounds and keep it off long enough.
    Running on treadmill for 1 hour and day, and eating a little, (fruits and dairy, I HATE meat, but I'm not vegetarian) and then drinking lots of water (i do this a lot anyway)

    Please tell me if this will help, I don't want someone saying , that will make you underweight (BMI, so far I'm average, a week ago, i was 112 pounds, i know! What a fatty!)

    2)So if there is something that can help me, that doesn't include bulemia and anorexia then tell me!!!!

    3)Also, I have a fast metabolism, but i haven't been exercising lately and i accidently missed A LOT of meals which lowered it so will running on the treadmill make it higher again? Please help! Best answer will be chosen!

    THANKS SO MUCH!!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a fast metabolism i'd be happy,if you lose to much weight it will slow down and you'll gain weight easier,now you're at a perfect weight..i think the MOST weight you should lose should just be to 110,seeing as you're 5'5 :-)
      eat five small nutricious meals a day :)
      drink 8 glasses of water,and hang out with your friends and mess around in a playground or play tip the can etc...

      112 IS NOT FAT!
      you're 13 stop worrying just have fun :)
      eat only organic fruits and vegetables and lean meat if any,Have less dairy(milk,cheese and butter are all SO fattening)

      the weight should drop off :-)

  46. QUESTION:
    How can i lose weight fast?
    Hey again im asking this question obviously over weight i am 13 year old and im very overweight not quite obease i realy want to lose weight can anyone help please. What should i eat? What exercised burn fat the fastest? How much exercise should i do a day? and anything else that will help please no nasty answers. Thanks for reading =/

    • ANSWER:
      1. First start by getting up earlier than usual. Around 5:30 AM to do some of you workouts. Getting up early shocks your metabolism because the body needs more energy to get going. Right? This will start your system on the road to weight loss. That early start with about 10 minutes of stretching. Have a cup of coffee to get the blood going also.

      2. Do all the sit-ups you can. Just do them. 15 or 20 whatever, we don't have a lot of time to work with. Rest 1 minute repeat, do this for 6 sets. Already you are breathing hard and feel worn, because the body is working extra hard at being up earlier and then going right into exercise. If the early morning hour lets you get your cardio in, go ahead and do it. 30 minutes.

      3. Diet. Cut all current meal portions in half, just cut them in half, nothing fancy or complicated, CUT IN HALF! Cut out all bread products, all gravies, candies, chips, night snacks, etc. If you crave at night eat a banana, other fruit or best a non-fat yogurt. There are some tasty ones out there.

      4. In the evening do another 6 sets of sit-ups maxing out each set. Cardio again. The trick is to stay with getting up earlier. Yes it’s hard, that’s why it is so effective. Why do you think the Army gets up so early, it is intense training to the max.

  47. QUESTION:
    what is a good way to exercise and lose weight?
    I'm twelve years old and i am trying to eat healthier and exercise more because i weigh close to 300 pounds! and i was just wondering, what are some good ways to exercise that will help me lose weight faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Sit Ups
      Bicycling
      Swimming
      Walking

      eat 6 small meals a day (every 2 - 3 hours)
      eat less foods that contain high fat and sugar (but treat yourself once a week)

      eat more food like chicken, Porridge oats, bran flakes, Egg whites, turkey, brown bread, Tuna, wholewheat pasta, salmon, brown rice, Dried fruit, Walnuts tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, beetroot, Baked potatoes, low fat cheese, peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, All white fish,
      Oily fish (such as herring, mackerel, sardines, kippers), pilchards, or salmon , apples, bananas, oranges, peaches, pears, strawberry's, carrot sticks, celery sticks, yogurts ect...

      Drink: water, tea & coffee (with skimmed milk)

  48. QUESTION:
    What all exercises can u do 2 lose wait kinda fast?
    Hey im 15 & i weigh about 135 & i wanna get dwn 2 like 110 or so.
    but the thing is i dont wanna lose none of my butt or my breast.
    do u guyz know any excercises that will help u lose weight fast??

    • ANSWER:
      I've managed to lose over 10 lbs using the advice I found on http://oghoing.notlong.com. The lady that has the site lost over 25 lbs in one month.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight in my stomach, waist/hips, legs and arms quick!!!?
    I need to lose weight really fast!
    What exercises will help me lose weight? But I dont want to gain any muscle abs are fine but no muscle
    and what foods will keep me full and stop craving junk food.
    And can you list foods that i can eat or give me a site that has great recipes for dieting :D

    thank you sooo much! :D

    • ANSWER:
      It is unhealthy to lose weight fast. you will just gain it back. i am reading a book by doctor oz called you on a diet. it has a lot of good recipes and tips to lose weight at a steady pace and keep it off.

  50. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any healthy diets that will help me lose weight fast?
    So I'm 15 years old & I weight around 130lbs. I'm not over weight, it's just mainly from muscle because I used to do gymnastics and that helped my strength. As of now, I just stick to dancing and ive been a dancer for 12 years now. It's something I LOVE to do. I've tried to lose weight but I haven't made the healthiest choices about it. I tried starving myself but all it did was not give me enough energy to do the things I love such as dancing. When I get older, I wanna be a Laker Girl. I looked at their profiles and stuff and they eat really healthy and aren't skinny to the bone. They are perfectly fit. I realized that if I wanna get there some day I need to start eating HEALTHY, instead of not at all. And dancing takes care of the exercise proportion. Do you think running a mile everyday will help as well?

    I really wanna be skinny by the time I get back to school. Any FAST diet suggestions?? Thanks so much<3

    • ANSWER:
      Not eating will lead you body to "starvation mode" where your body destroys muscle tissue instead of fat so please eat. Find out you calorie maintenance, that is how many calories your body burns in a day from just doing what ever you do. Then reduce that number by 500.

      So when i wanted to lose weight my maintenance is around 2300 cal. so everyday i ate 1800. You can expect to lose about 2 pounds a week. THAT is a healthy amount to lose. If you hear people losing 15 lbs in a week that is NOT healthy. Proper weight lose takes self control but you can do it.


Exercises To Lose Weight

Written By: admin - Mar• 29•12

Exercise is an important part of any weight loss regimen. But with busy schedules, we all want to know which exercises will help us lose the most weight quickly.

Broadly, there are two types of exercises: aerobic and strength training (or anaerobic), and each one contributes differently to weight loss. Aerobic exercise burns fat calories while you are engaged in the exercise itself. On the other hand, strength training primarily contributes to weight loss by helping to increase the speed of your resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is the number of calories your body burns while you are at rest. Your RMR actually increases (i.e., burns more calories) the more muscular your body is because it takes much more energy to maintain muscles than it does to maintain fat.

Important note: remember that muscle weighs more than fat, so some strength training exercises will make you healthier and more attractive while not necessarily contributing to weight loss. But, muscles are a “good” kind of weight and you should aim to build more muscle in order to help keep body fat at bay.

Here are 5 tips for exercises - both aerobic and strength training - you can do at home to lose weight quickly.

Tip #1: Squats: Your buttocks and leg muscles are the largest muscles in your body. Every day in front of the mirror, put your feet at shoulder width while facing forward and squat down-and-up 10-20 times for 2 or 3 sets. This will build your leg and buttock muscles. As you build up strength, try holding 2 or 5 pound dumbbells in your hands while you work out. Be sure to warm up first, and stop if you notice any sharp pain in your knees.

Tip #2: Pushups: Pushups are a form of strength training: during a pushup your arms have to support up to 70% of your body weight. Do 2 or 3 sets of 20 pushups to build arm strength and increase your RMR.

Tip #3: Jumping jacks: Jumping jacks are an excellent whole-body aerobic workout you can do right at home. Do 4 or 5 sets of 20 jumping jacks, or as needed. Hint: if you live in an apartment or stay in a second-story bedroom, be considerate of your neighbors by going outside or doing these in a first story room.

Tip #4: Fast walking: While walking is in itself a great aerobic exercise, fast walking is even better for burning fat. Make sure you really stretch first and warm up with regular walking. Once you start your faster walking pace, try to maintain as much speed as possible for as long as you can. If you get tired, try doing intervals of fast walking followed by short periods of slower walking.

Tip #5: Stepping: Stepping is a great way to get your heart beating and to burn calories. You can use your stairs at home, but for best results I suggest buying specialized stackable step mats and stack them up to at least 15 inches (38 cm). Do 2 to 3 sets of 20 steps each to begin. Even though you may not feel like the stepping is helping, it is! This exercise will not only help you lose weight but will also help shape up your buttocks and legs.

An important element in a strategy to lose weight quickly at home is to do a combination of exercises that build muscles (strength training) while burning fat (aerobic exercises). Start a regimen of most or all of these exercises 2-3 days/week and watch the unhealthy fat melt away.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How does a person who eats healthy and exercises lose weight?
    I eat around 1500 calories a day (I think!) and cycle to work (3 miles), do 1 hour of a modern dance type thing and don't take sugar due to diabetes but I am a bit fat. I weigh just over 114 pounds at 70 inches tall. I don't eat 'Junk Food' and no diet soda etc... I just think I have a sluggish metabolism or something. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      At 70 inches and 114 pounds, you don't need to lose weight. Ideally, you should even gain weight but, since you're diabetic and you seem to be ok at your current weight, that may not be a good idea. Still, It is best to consult your doctor.

      High-fiber fruits and vegetables as well as nutritious whole grains like barley, millet, brown rice, etc., keep our digestive system on track and steady insulin levels, which prevents storage of body fat. These kinds of food are good for you.

      http://waytoloseweight.net/

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises ot lose weight?
    I want to lose some weight, about 15 pounds, or until I have a flat stomach. I am 13, 5'5" and I weight 126. I want to be able to lose some weight so I can be more healthy. What exercises like crunches and how many should I do a day. Are there any websites I can visit that show me how to do the exercises? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      # Here are my ten top tips to tip the scales your way:
      CREATE YOUR OWN VIRTUAL REALITY.

      # EAT NUTRITIOUS WHOLE FOODS.

      # ELIMINATE HIGH GLYCEMIC FOODS.

      # DRINK PLENTY OF PURE LIQUIDS.

      # MOVE YOUR BODY. BUILD MUSCLE.

      # INCREASE HIGH FIBER FOODS.

      # CUT OUT BAD FATS, ADD GOOD ONES.

      # ENJOY DOING IT YOUR WAY.

      # HAVE A SIMPLE ORGANIZED PLAN.

      # FORGIVE YOURSELF AND MOVE ON.
      How do i lose fast weight? - Healthy life every day!
      search :http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&as_qdr=all&q=%22How+do+i+lose+fast+weight%3F%22+-answers.yahoo+loseweighthappy&btnG=Search

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises that help you lose weight?
    I want to lose 10-15 in a month-ish. I'm already on a diet, but I wanted to try exercising too. I only need to lose weight in my belly, so I need exercises for losing weight there. I can't go to a gym or anything like that because my parents can't afford a gym membership and I'm 16. Anyone have any advise on some exercises I can do?

    • ANSWER:
      sit ups definitally. Seventeen magazine just came out with an issue that has a whole article on how to lose belly fat. You should check out their site.

  4. QUESTION:
    What exercises can i do to lose weight without putting on muscle weight ?
    I need to do some exercises to lose weight but i want to do some that wont give me any muscle weight.
    Has anyone got any ideas please ??

    • ANSWER:
      NO, honey you need muscle! Gaining muscle is one of the best things you can do for physical fitness! Muscle looks better than fat... stop obsessing over the scales. What matters is how you look, not what you weigh. And muscle burns fat faster. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn. See.

      Thats why men burn fat off quicker than women, because naturally they have more muscle. Don't worry about getting big bulky muscles.. you won't unless you use steroids.

  5. QUESTION:
    What type of exercises are the best to lose weight and tone up?
    I want to lose 50 lbs. over 5-10 months. I have fat arms, and and I want to tone them up as well as the rest of my body. What are the best exercises to lose weight all over my body and tone my arms? And can I also get some eating tips to?

    • ANSWER:
      Cardio burns more Cal's during however weight lifting burns more Cal's for a longer duration then cardio which most people ither forget or don't know.

      If your looking to tone a great way to start if figure out how many Cal's you need to maintain weight. Google a cal counter tons will pop up all are good. Second is to be mindful of carbs. Carbs are what really add mass/fat simple (sugar) being the worst. You need 100 grams of carbs for proper brain function. Also you need to slit your meals from 3 to 6. And little to no carbs the last 2 meals.

      Secondly you need to get a BCAA supplement. These amino acids will help prevent muscle loss while cutting Cal's. What most people do wrong in dieting is when you cutt Cal's your body begins to starve. So your body does what it needs to survive and looks at whats consuming the most Cal's. Muscle is going to be the first thing you lose and your body is going to store fat. BCAA help prevent this by giving your body the acids to help fuel your muscles.

      For cardio you need to do interval training. Long distance burns less Cal's then high intensity. This will not only help you burn more Cal's it will raise your cardio.

  6. QUESTION:
    What would be the best exercises to lose weight and get rid of the love handles and pot belly?
    I just recently joined the gym and learn how to use most of the machines. I made a diet plan but the problem is what exercises I should do to see some results. Im aware it takes time to lose weight and tone your body, but I just want to know the best way to approach a good exercise plan. I want to hire a personal trainer but cant afford one please help me. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I know this might sound crazy but -- weight lifting.

      Weight lifting promotes muscle gain. Muscle is an active tissue that burns 60 calories a pound, rather than 5 calories a pound a day (like fat.)

      Also, when you exercise at the gym, you can only build muscle underneath the fat layer, and burn the fat all over your body. It doesn't take it from one place alone according to the exercise you're doing. Common misconception.

      Do 40 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of moderate weights 3 times a week... eat lots of lean protein and limit your calorie consumption to nothing below 1200 calories a day.. or more.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the best exercises to lose weight?
    What kind of exercises are the best to lose weight around the belly, the love handles and the butt?

    • ANSWER:
      Team Edward!!! :)
      You can try the exercises below my friend...just go and work on it...

      For Leg: Leg abduction exercise (standing)

      • Stand hip width apart (or slightly wider) and feet point straight forward
      • Slowly raise (2-3 seconds) your right straight leg to your right side as high as you can and bring it back ( 2 seconds) to starting position
      • Your upper body will tilt to opposite direction when you’re performing this exercise and that’s ok. But, don’t lean too much.
      • Your right foot should not turn outward while you’re raising the right leg sideway
      Perform between 8-12 repetitions for 1-2 sets and progressively increase the load of your sets, repetitions, and/or the speed of the movement.

      Step-up exercise

      *You can use a stable and secured elevated object* (chair, box, steps and so forth)
      • As always, feet straight and hands can be behind the head, around the waist, or to your sides free
      • Step up with the left leg and life the right knee waist height while you’re standing on the elevated object (the right knee should be at a 90 degree angle.)
      • Step down with same leg you stepped up with (left leg that is) and repeat this step up exercise with the right leg. You’ll be alternating between the two legs.
      *The elevated object can be between 8-13 inches. If you’re a novice, I recommend you to start with a lower elevation and gradually use higher elevation so your butt muscles are getting use to this type of exercise.

      Standing butt squeeze exercise

      • Basically you stand with locked out knees and feet pointed straight
      • Your hands can be either relaxed extended to your sides or around your waist. Keep your posture good with chest high
      • Now, squeeze/ contract the butt muscles (don’t bend your knees or tilt/thrust your pelvis) .
      The squeeze should last about 2 seconds and then release, that’s it. You can do this butt exercise everyday as supplementary to the other butt exercises.

      Another version of butt squeeze exercise is the Kneeling butt squeeze exercise.

      Kneeling butt squeeze exercise

      • Standing on your knees (kneeling position) hip width apart and hands around your waist…Squeeze your butt muscles
      • Don’t thrust your hips forward while you’re performing the exercise
      • Don’t slouch your back and keep your shoulder blades together
      • Squeeze for about 2 seconds and release Perform two to three sets and repetitions can range from 10 to 30 repetitions and you can perform this exercise everyday because these butt muscles need that stimulus and counteract the lack of motion they go through everyday.

      Speed skating exercise

      This exercise can be butt muscle firmer and strength endurance ‘sweat dripping’ exercise. You’ll love it or hate, but do it anyway…
      • Stand with feet straight and getting ready like the speed skating position…
      • Forward positioning of your upper body (bending at your waist)
      • Bend the knees and start pushing off the right foot to the left side and then immediately pushing off the left foot to the right side .
      • Your hands should move naturally (forward) with each side stride you take with your foot
      • Every time you land on your foot bend your knee so you absorb the impact that way your butt work very effectively.
      You can perform this exercise as part of butt strengthening and/or aerobic workout. Initially start with 5 to 10 skating strides of each side (that’s total of 10 or 20 skating strides).
      Or you can time yourself if you have a stop watch for 20 or 30 seconds before you rest and start again for one or two more sets.

      Criss-Cross lunge exercise

      It’s the same as the regular dynamic lunge exercise except for this following point: you lung across the body
      • Stand hip width apart and feet pointing straight
      • With the left leg step forward but to the right side of your body* and bend the forward leg (left leg) to a 90 degree angle or more.
      • Your back Knee (right knee) can brush off the floor as indication how low you lunge
      • Then push-off back with your left foot to the start position, so you have your feet aligned side by side.
      • Now, repeat step two but the right leg steps forward instead the left leg.
      • Keep your back straight and your hands around your waist
      • Take about 2 seconds to lower yourself
      *As you lung body crossing your forward lunging leg; knee cap and foot should be aligned pointing at the same direction

      You can start performing 1-2 sets of 6-12 reps, and work your way up to more sets and higher repetitions.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight?
    I know that I can not target any areas, but I am asking for some good exercises to help me lose weight. I want them to work good and make my stomach and legs look smaller. I have been trying all summer and nothing works! School is about to start up again.. A little over a month. Anything that will work quick would be great! Also, if you want to list anything that will help me lose weight, That would be great also!

    • ANSWER:
      Any form of cardio preformed at a higher intensity will drop your body fat fast and effectively. Given the nature of such a rigorous exercise, the exercise itself is broken up into intervals, giving it the name "high intensity interval training." Interval training routines are usually taught in the more recent and proven fitness programs.

      The benefits behind a higher intensity workout make such a routine much more powerful than a traditional low intensity workout. It is known to boost metabolism and increase the maximum amount of oxygen your body can take in during a workout. Both these elements will greatly aid fat loss.

      It is important not to neglect your diet though, as it is a major component in the weight loss process. If you have enough dedication, it is best to eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day. This will land you at five or six small meals a day. The key in diet is lean protein. Almost every meal should contain some source of lean protein. Due to the fact that protein requires much more energy to digest than carbohydrates, this will significantly increase your metabolism. In addition, make sure to cut out any soft drinks in your diet and replace it with water. Drinking a lot of water is also a great way to assist you in your weight loss goals.

      If you stick to a legitimate fitness routine then you will without a doubt drop the weight. Just remember that this will take a lot of dedication, but you will eventually reach your goal. I suggest looking at a few of the proven fitness routines recommended at http://www.realfitnessmatters.com

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the best gym exercises to lose weight?
    Toning up, I can work on, but I just wondered, what are the best gym exercises to do that will help me lose weight faster?
    I know it takes time and I accept that it isn't going to be an overnight thing :P just looking for a bit of advice!
    Thankees!

    • ANSWER:
      laughing and coughing

  10. QUESTION:
    What exercises help lose weight on your thighs?
    If your thighs are a little chunky, what kind of exercises should you do to lose a little weight down though and maybe even build some muscle?

    • ANSWER:
      Squats are perfect for what youre trying to do. Read this article http://verticalleaptraining.blogspot.com/2009/06/jump-weight-fitness-fat-calories.html

  11. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises to lose weight in the midsection?
    My friend and I have recently started jogging (yesterday) and we want to make a routine. Our goal is to lose the weight on our sides and tummys. We have eaten a few too many sweets i guess. What are some exercises that we can do for an hour each day besides jogging. and is jogging good for losing weight fast? please no negative comments they are not appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      To lose weight quickly, follow this simple diet routine, proved to be more effective:

      General Motors Weight Loss Diet, a.k.a. The GM Diet* - An e-mail received from Shri M Siddique (who recd from Ravindra Jaju)
      Have you heard of the Physics Diet? As common sense goes, prevention is always better than cure!
      The following diet and health program was apparently developed for the employees and the dependants of General Motors Inc.
      The program was developed in conjunction with the grant from the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was first tried at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors of General Motors Corporation at a general meeting on August 15, 1995 .
      General Motors Corporation wholly endorsed this program and is making it available to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food service facilities.
      It is the management’s intention to facilitate a welfare and fitness program for everyone.
      This program is designed for a target weight loss of 5-6 Kgs. per week. It will also improve your attitude and emotions because of its systematic cleansing effects. The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the foods eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value. This plan can be used as often as you like to without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter by atleast 10 pounds. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.
      During the first seven days you must drink 10 glasses of water each day.
      DAY ONE
      All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consists of all fruits you want. It is suggested you consume lots of watermelon and cantaloupe.
      DAY TWO
      All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the new and cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the account or type. Avoid oil and coconut while cooking vegetables. Have large boiled potato for breakfast.
      DAY THREE
      Any mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet and no potatoes today.
      DAY FOUR
      Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. You can also have one bowl of vegetables soup.
      DAY FIVE
      Today is a feast day. You will eat 1 (one) cup of rice. You also have to eat 6 (six) whole tomatoes and drink 12 (twelve) glasses of water today to cleanse your system of the excess uric acid you will be producing.
      DAY SIX
      Today is another all vegetables day. You must eat 1 cup of rice today and eat all the vegetables you want cooked and uncooked to your heart's content.
      DAY SEVEN
      Today your food intake will consist of 1 cup rice, fruit juice and all the vegetables you care to consume. Tomorrow morning you will be five to eight kilograms lighter than 1 week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. Repeat the program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you rest for three days before every repetition.
      You have your system under control now and it will thank you for all the purging and cleansing you just gave it. Even more than a diet program it is good to follow this diet once in a while to clean your digestive system and remove toxic substances that have a accumulated in the system.
      ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
      The most important element of the program is the 10 (ten) tall glasses of water a day. You can also flavour the water will some lemon to make the drink easier. While on the program, take only black coffee and never more than one teaspoon of oil. Preferably do not use oil because the high calorific content. No fruit juices before day seven.
      Here is what happens to you body while you are on this program and how and why it works.
      Day 1: You are preparing your system for the upcoming program. Your only source of nutrition is fresh fruits. Fruits are nature's perfect food. They provide everything you can possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.
      Day 2: Starts with a fix complex carbohydrates in the form of a boiled potato. This is taken in the form of a boiled potato and taken in the morning to provide energy and balance. The rest of the day too consists of vegetables which are virtually calories free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.
      Day 3: Eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from fruits. Your system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will have cravings, which should start to diminish by day four.
      Day 4: Bananas and milk. You are in for a surprise. You probably will not be able to eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed during the last three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets and you will be surprised at how easy this day will go.
      Day 5: Rice and tomatoes. The rice is for the carbohydrates and the tomatoes are for the digestion and the fibre. Drinking a lot of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. If you do not feel like having one cup rice, you may eat less. But you may eat six tomatoes.
      Day 6: It is similar to day five. Vitamins and fibre from the vegetables and carbohydrates from the rice. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today compared to day one.
      Day 7: You may celebrate with champagne. You may also have white wine instead of champagne, but in all practical programs, and in all surveys done to measure the success of the program, General Motors employees have always preferred champagne to white wine.
      More than one cup of coffee with milk is especially forbidden. Milk and oil add empty calories to your diet. Avid coffee lovers can console themselves with black coffee. However, after the first week, it will help your digestion and set your stomach. The key thing to remember is that if you are hungry at any time, then you are not following the diet correctly. Almost all people give up the diet when they are hungry because of dieting. The secret of this program is that you should never hungry. If it is a vegetable day, eat so much vegetables that you are never hungry. If it is a fruits day, eat so much fruits that you are never hungry. You may be bored of eating vegetables all day, but you should not be hungry. You can take any amount of General Motors wonder soup on any day.
      GENERAL MOTORS WONDER SOUP
      The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to drink large quantities of this soup.
      · 23 oz water
      · 06 large onions
      · 02 green peppers
      · 03 whole tomatoes
      · 1 cabbage
      · 1 bunch celery - add herbs and seasoning as desired.
      This program is highly recommended for women and men above 40 for whom excess weight is especially dangerous. Excess weight for women aggravates arthritis problems and leads to rapid joint decay. Pain and joint deterioration can be lessened by weight loss as weight loss removes the stress on the knee joint. Excess weight is the most critical factor in keeping good health and excess weight is responsible for the most problems including coronary diseases, heart problems, arthritis and cancer among other serious life threatening diseases. Most serious health problems can be avoided by the single function of maintaining an ideal weight. Daily mild exercise of 20 minutes is also essential. Do not tire yourself out, but being regular in your exercise and maintaining an ideal weight goes a long way in ensuring a happy, healthy and long life.

      Wish you the very best in your endeavour!

      AJM

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the best exercises to lose weight on my thighs without getting muscley?
    I'm trying to lose weight, I'm 6ft tall and weigh 11 stone, but I'm out of proportion, all my fat seems to have gone straight to my thighs. How do I get rid of it fast? What specific exercises? Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      The bad news is that the body cant focus on one part to burn fat. Do leg workouts wont burn leg fat specifically, only tone the muscles in your legs. The only way to burn fat anywhere in your body is to do cardio. Everybody's body works in a different way, so nobody can really tell you which part of your body will lose fat first, but if you keep doing cardio you'll eventually notice which parts of the body is burning fat the quickest.

      Doing lunges and leg extentions will definetly tone and build muscle so when the fat is burned away, youre legs will show their new shape.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are good exercises to lose weight?
    I'm only like 14 so don't say pills or something like that. I really just want to lose weight because summer is coming to an end and I've been doing like nothing. I gained like 5 pounds or so and just want to get back in shape in time for school. What are some easy exercises I can do to just get stronger and lose those pounds?

    • ANSWER:
      this program has a lot of good exercises in it. i tried it w/ my mom n sister haha. http://130fb6tdpoz-xl29uqfkoqcz87.hop.clickbank. net/
      you need to take out the space in .net

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some fun exercises to lose weight?
    I really need some exercises to lose weight.
    I can never stick to a routine of exercise, and that's a problem for me.
    I'm really motivated to lose some weight though.
    What are some sun ways to lose weight, like dancing?
    And what are some steps to dancing for losing weight?
    I cant dance ^_^

    • ANSWER:
      try the lil jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris

  15. QUESTION:
    Any other good exercises to lose weight rather than running?
    I hear people who run lose weight fast. But I really despise running, any other types of exercises that would have the same benefits as running? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      you could swim if you have access to a pool.
      you could also just walk or jog at a steady pace.
      playing tennis and basketball are great exercises.

      just do something you enjoy doing, then you won't get tired/bored of doing it after a while.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight and gain some muscle?
    HI I'm 13 I'm about 6'1 or 6'2 and I weight about 159 pounds I was wondering what are some good exercises to lose some weight and to gain some muscle.
    Thanks!!!!
    oh and I'm a boy

    • ANSWER:
      Running up stadium steps

  17. QUESTION:
    What are good exercises to lose weight for a female?
    I am 5"7' and i weigh 228 pounds. I need to get down to 150 pounds. What are good fat burning exercises to lose weight fast. NO RUDE COMMENTS OR I WILL REPORT YOU

    • ANSWER:
      Climbing up and down stairs burns around 500 calories per hour. Cardio is good for burning fat, while muscle training is a good way to keep your body burning calories all day long. Doing a bit of both would be the best idea. Do some type of cardio everyday for at least 30 min. and then lift weights every other day. With a reduced calorie diet, you will see results quick. May I also recommend taking a green tea supplement everyday. They are suppose to burn fat and increase your energy levels. You can take it as a drink or pill. It ISN'T a diet pill. The stuff I'm talking about is just green tea extract. It can be bought at any supermarket. Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    exercises? lose weight on thighs and stomach?
    What are some exercises to do that will help me lose weight on my thighs and stomach?
    I already am running/jogging daily.
    And i'm using and exercise video (more like dancing)

    What little other options are there?
    Also what is a good schedual for working out?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone has a problem spot. It can be around the stomach, thighs, arms or chest. No matter where your trouble spot is, the solution is exactly the same. You need to eat less and exercise more. The reason why there's only one solution for all of these problems is because it's impossible to tell your body where to burn the excess fat from.

      When you eat too many calories, your body stores the excess energy as fat in different areas around the body. To lose this fat, you need to create a calorie deficit (eat less than you burn) to force your body to start burning that fat for energy. There is absolutely no way to control where your body goes to find this extra fat.

      The larger your calorie deficit (a bigger calorie deficit means a bigger difference between what you eat and what you burn) the faster your body will burn excess fat and the quicker your body fat percentage will start to decrease. You can increase your calorie deficit by cutting your daily intake and exercising more. Sit ups will do nothing to target the fat around your abs just like squats will do nothing to target the fat around your thighs. You can find some more information at the Straight Health Forums - http://forums.straighthealth.com

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight at home?
    Ive been helping my two younger sisters exercise at home as i babysit them, I dont have a car or anything and our mother wants the girls to lose weight. ^-^ Mother is overprotective and doesnt let the girls get out of the house. even after i suggested jogging around the block with them.. not good, i know.. but whats the best exercises ta do indoors and lose weight? (also, what kinds of foods do yoo recommend?)

    • ANSWER:
      ...lift small weights and eat low calorie low carb low fat food such as fruits.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises and eating habits to lose weight?
    Im 135 pounds, and 5'4. I want to get a flatter stomach. What are some good ways to exercises to lose weight, and eating habits?
    any suggestions would help, thanks. :)

    • ANSWER:
      crunches. :)
      eat your daily food stuff.

  21. QUESTION:
    Trying to lose weight, exercises that I could do in my bedroom while watching TV?
    I like to do crunches and streching while I am watching TV. Any exercises that can help me lose weight? I am starting to eat healthy and I only have an hour to myself each day tp exercise but inside only. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Try some squats and lunges. These are what I do, and they absolutely kill! But they work, lol.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight fast?
    im 5'5 about 120 pounds 14 years old i'm not looking to lose like major weight maybe just 10 pounds. does anyone know any good exercises?

    • ANSWER:
      im 14 too! haha.
      well at my school we have an intense PE coach and with just like running and jogging, crunches and a few pushups. everyones been losing weight and gaining muscle like crazy!
      but i think running is the best. jog for lik 20 minutes and make it like every five minutes you run or sprint a little. something like that. don't overdo it though.
      you might gain muscle weight after a while. but burn off watever extra fat you have.

  23. QUESTION:
    What's the best exercise or exercises to lose weight fast?
    I am way overweight and I'm going into 8th grade. I am considered obese and want to lose weight before school starts. What are the best exercises and foods to eat to loose weight

    • ANSWER:
      You should have started this quest before school was out. Remember we did not put on our weight overnight and it won't come off overnight. Get moving - walking, running, bicycling, take a dance class, do something!

      Eat Healthy
      Drink water
      No eating 'crap" food!

  24. QUESTION:
    Exercises to lose weight that can be done indoors?
    I'm trying to lose weight, alot of it. I have been walking, jogging, jumproping, bike riding, etc... But we're experiencing a heat wave, it's like 95 degrees outside, you sweat just standing still. The air is so thick out there it's hard to breathe. So what are some weight loss exercises I can do in my air conditioned house?

    • ANSWER:
      Go buy two 1 gallon bottles of water and use those for weight training.

      You can jump rope indoors... You can jog in place... You can do jumping jacks... etc. etc. etc.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises i can do to lose weight in these places?
    Best exercises too lose weight in my..

    Legs -
    Bum-
    Arms -
    Tummy -
    & Face -

    Please help, really need help with this i want to kno one's that work
    And will help me lose weight. Please.:( :(
    Or just lose weight all together i just want to loose about 40 kilos and get fit

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, but you can't really lose weight in specific areas - it just comes off overall as you diet and exercise.

      At least, that's my experience and that of lots of others. There will always be people who tell you they have a miracle answer - but I'm sceptical.

  26. QUESTION:
    what are some good exercises to lose weight really fast?
    i am looking for some specific exercises to lose weight really fast. i dont like running and i dont have enough money to go to the gym. i just really want to lose weight fast! please no lectures or rude comments!

    • ANSWER:
      Buy an exercise bike. Or if moneys a bit tight, a skipping rope. Anything to get you moving

      Drink heaps of water and eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegies. It's suprising what a difference changing your eating habits can make along with some exercise. 30 Min's a day is the best!

      Good Luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some different exercises to lose weight?
    I need to lose weight, and a website told me that you need to change your exercise routine so that you can lose weight other wise your body gets used to the routine and doesn't lose weight. I walk,run and ride my bike are there any other forms of exercise to add every now again so i can change my exercise routine a bit.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't bother about changing your routine.. It's all about diet in the weight loss game.

      Eat NO sugars. Very high protein (Chicken, Fish, Beef) and try for very little carbs and you will lose fat.

      Also, don't listen to above poster.. If you walk on railway tracks, you will die.

  28. QUESTION:
    what are the best exercises to lose weight and tone up?
    I need to tone up and lose weight in the next 4months...are there any really effective exercises that can tone up you stomach and legs?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone will say cardio, & you should do some, but weight lifting is the best way to lose weight & tone up.
      Try a lifting routine that uses each muscle group once a week. Chest, back, shoulder, legs & arms.
      Check the link for routines.

      And the current fa vfat burning exercise is HIIT:basically you walk/run. again, I incld a link.

      And remember to eat healthy.
      I put a link to tell you how many calories a day you need. Eat a little bit less to losee.

  29. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight in your thighs? And what are some good exercises for your arms?
    I have lost weight in my stomach and my arms, and I sit all day at work, and I need some exercises so that my thighs don't hurt as much from sitting. My arms are flabby and I need to tone them or make them firm.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, you have to know that you cannot lose fat in only specific locations.
      Secondly, to burn your fat you need oxygen i.e. you need aerobic exercises.
      Thirdly, DIETING is the main thing for beginners.

      So. Cut your FOOD RATIONS, RUN and BREATHE.

      Good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    What are the best exercises to lose weight and burn calories?
    I'm dieting right now, and I work out on the treadmill everyday for an hour. Any other ways to lose weight and or burn calories? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Cardio! anything that has to do with running/walking.

      Just go jogging for 30 minutes around your neighborhood or at the gym.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are the best tummy exercises to lose weight?
    I only want to lose my stomach ( I have lose skin from having a baby). The rest of my body is fine, and I don't want it to get any smaller, just my stomach. What are the best exercises for me to achieve this?

    • ANSWER:
      run and invest in an ab lounger.

  32. QUESTION:
    Exercises to lose weight without losing your breasts?
    I want to lose roughly 5lbs mostly in my stomach area but am not sure how to do this without losing weight in my breasts also. What are the best exercises that would focus on just my stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      That's not how it works for me.
      If I go on a juice fast - just drink juice (no high fructose corn syrup!), my belly flattens and all along I'm doing exercises for the pectorals (pecs) to keep the breasts up.'
      You known how when you lose weight then a little starts coming back? That's when you want to emphasize the pecs and put the returning weight there.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises to lose weight really fast?
    I'm going to Florida in 35 days and I want to lose AT LEAST 10 pounds. Any exercises that will help?! Your answers are greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat less, burn more. Do this and you will lose weight,., but you must stick to it or nothing will happen.

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some of the best & easiest exercises to lose weight fast?
    I walk the dog every night, for about 30 minutes, I don't like going out because i am so insecure, So what are the best inside exercises to lose stomach fat, and love handles.

    Or where is a cheap place to get a treadmill, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Exercises to Lose Weight

      1. Spinning exercise to lose weight through hormone manipulation

      Spinning like a child works towards manipulating your hormones into a more balanced profile. When that happens (which it happens by stimulating the Endocrine System), weight loss comes fast and furious. The hormones are as big of a factor, if not bigger, than diet and exercise.

      Get spinning and see for yourself. Only takes 15 seconds of your time each time you do it.

      2. 30-60 second jump roping

      Many women avoid this exercise, why, I don't know. But they shouldn't... and you shouldn't either. If you want to peel off pounds of fat from your body fast, just jump rope 30 seconds to 1 minute at a time.

      Don't have time... you say? I bet you do... during TV commercials.

      Did you know there's about 20 or more minutes of commercials during each 1 hour of a TV show? Use those 20 minutes during 1 of the hours you watch TV to get your workout in. You can get in an easy 10 minutes of jump roping.

      3. Another lazy commercial workout... jumping on a mini-trampoline

      If you can't tell by now, I'm big on working out during TV commercials. This saves you a whole bunch of time while getting in 20-45 minutes of working out each day. Plus you're fresh when you workout this way. You will be able to lose weight without even sweating.

  35. QUESTION:
    what are good weight lifting and cardio exercises to lose weight?
    i wanna lose weight what can i do at the gym?

    • ANSWER:
      Weight Loss and losing Weight. I really need to do this this new year.

      I have seen my dad lose over 80 pounds by going to over eaters anomynous.

      I am signing up next week so I can succeed just like him
      He looks great and is 75 years old.

  36. QUESTION:
    what are good swimming exercises to lose weight all over?
    I'm 17 years old, 180 something lbs and im around 5'6". i'm very uncomfotable about my weight and want to do something about it. and i thought swimming would be the best way for me to start that. so what would be good exercises to do in the swimming pool? (i have an above ground pool, if that makes a difference) and specific things would be good.
    please and thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Well yes and no!

      Like any other exercise swimming will suit some people while others may benefit more from a different exercise. The reason for this is our energy system works a little like the gears in a car. When beginning any movement the cells are in a gear, which does NOT favour fat burning. The muscle cells go through a process of using up minor stores of ATP and then move to carbs before fat is burned. Only after a low effort exercise becomes constant will the cells switch into the last fat burning gear.

      Generally the fitter a person the quicker they can reach the last gear, also a fit person can exercise at a slightly higher level of effort and still burn mostly fat. An experienced swimmer has had many years to develop fitness. It means that the energy system can easily cruise at a level where muscle cells can take full advantage of fat stores for fuel. If all people had equal abilities then swimming would be ideal to lose weight, the trouble is we all have different levels of fitness.

      Another difference comes with swimming experience, some can swim well and others can only just get by. This can make a big difference because someone who can’t swim well will expend more energy thus pushing the exercise towards the anaerobic end of the spectrum. A good swimmer will be able to sustain an effective rhythm to help fat burning. You only need to watch a professional swimmer to see the perfect exercise technique, as she gracefully glides through the water every movement is gentle and consistent yet strong enough to pull the body through the water without effort. That’s where the difference lies; more practice and greater fitness gives the energy system a chance to switch into that important gear.

      For those who are good swimmers and can glide through the water without becoming out of breath then swimming may be a very good exercise to burn the fat. If you tend to create big splashes and clumsily drive through the water while struggling to complete a full length of the pool, then it may be best to try another exercise to lose weight.

  37. QUESTION:
    does anyone know any websites that will help me plan a diet or give me some good exercises to lose weight?
    I was just wondering if anyone knows any websites that have helped them to plan a healthy diet or have some good daily exercises to help lose a bit of weight. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The key to starting a successful diet plan is to make the changes slowly. You can't go from eating garbage everyday to eating healthy overnight. The changes required to do something like that are huge and should be spread out over a period of time. If you make the changes too quickly, your body won't have time to adjust and you'll probably quit before seeing any results.

      At first, you shouldn't worry about your calorie count. When you start replacing unhealthy junk with healthy alternatives your calorie count will naturally be reduced because healthy choices are generally lower in calories than unhealthy ones. Start by reducing the amount of junk you eat (chips, cookies, pastries, doughnuts, soda, sugary drinks). Replace unhealthy snacks with nuts, fruits, salads and yogurt.

      You can then start getting rid of products made from refined flour such as white bread/pasta. Replace these with foods made from 100% whole wheat flour (check the nutrition label). The difference in the two flours is that whole wheat contains more fiber (and vitamins & minerals) which slows down the digestion process. This will keep you full for a longer period of time which will help you eat less throughout the day. Other foods that are high in fiber are fruits, vegetables, oats, beans and legumes.

      Eventually, you will need to start monitoring your calorie intake. Losing weight depends on you eating less than you burn. If you're not losing weight, the problem is that you're either eating too much, exercising too little or a combination of both. If you want a comprehensive and personalized free diet plan and workout routine, visit http://shtrainer.com Also feel free to post any other questions you have at the Straight Health Forums - http://forums.straighthealth.com

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight in your back,arms,shoulders,stomach?
    I am not fat or anything I just want to lose a little more weight in these areas.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't target weight loss. You can't say I like to shave 10 pounds off my belly, 15 pounds from thighs and stuff like that.
      Combination of healthy eating( calory counting) and cardio will make you lose weight. Once you lose the weight they you should work on the areas you want to built.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight during pregnancy that won't hurt the baby?
    I have a wedding in a month and a dress that almost fits! I originally had 5 months to lose the weight I needed to lose to fit in my 00 dress but I just found out Sunday that I am pregnant, so that time frame has shrunk, but I haven't :(

    • ANSWER:
      There is really no safe way to try to lose weight during pregnancy. You are not supposed to actively lose weight. You can do almost any exercise that you previously did including running, swimming, stairmaster, elliptical, weight lifting, etc. You need to be eating healthy and plenty of calories. Have your dress altered, it's not worth risking the baby's health to fit into a dress. Here is an article on what you should be eating while pregnant. http://www.healthline.com/yodocontent/pregnancy/diet-nutrition.html

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises for weight lose?
    I need to lose weight in 2 months. I've read that I should do 2 hours of weight sessions, and 2 hours of cardio. What are some good exercises for a weight session? I don't have any weights or anything. And good exercises for cardio? I have a treadmill, and a bike. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      weight loss has more to do with the "kind" of food you eat and very little to do with exercise.

      you could eat 1 slize of pizza and get 300 calories - very unhealthy.

      you could eat a plate full of Stir-fry Chicken and get 300 calories - healthy.

      find out how much calories your body needs just an approximate amount and eat a balanced diet to stay within that range( again approximately).

      if u eat a lot of carbs, then do more cardio - it is more effective to run outdoors than treadmills(explanation on this can be another topic of discussion in itself).

      that being said here are good excercings for weight loss:
      -Lift light weights and do higher number of repetitions(like 15 reps of 3 sets - light weight slow repititions shed weight but you must go for the 3rd set thats where the burning happens when you body is aching and wants to give up)
      -do ground excercies like pushups, glutes, situps.
      -do crunches

      don't do the same thing every day. SURPRISE your body with different excises and different rep patterns. one day do bicep curls for 15 reps 3 sets. after 3 days when u do bicep curls do 10 reps 5 sets.

      take good rest, get good sleep.

  41. QUESTION:
    Foods and simple exercises to lose weight?
    Im not overweight but want to drop 15-20 pounds in a couple of months. Trying to lose love handles and thigh fat. Any foods,diets, tips or simple exercises i could do?

    • ANSWER:
      15-20 pounds is actually very easy to "burn" off. its the keeping it off that you have to do. Simple will eventually lead to complicated ( but wont really seem so). Heres what you can do. First off if you have a camera phone, start to take pictures of everything you eat for the day. Then get a diet book ( or Google) and figure out how many calories are in those items. You should also eat over 5 - 6 meals to keep your body metabolism going to burn those fat cells. After you get on a correct diet you NEED to workout. do enough cardio to get your heart going and follow it up with a proper strength ( weight) training. Muscles burn more calories then fat.

      Need any other advice, email me

      www.njchallengefitness.com

      RJ

  42. QUESTION:
    Exercises to lose weight but not gain muscle?
    I have big thighs. I want to trim weight in my leg area, but I don't want to put on a lot of muscle.
    Basically, I want to lose weight without looking sporty/boyish.

    • ANSWER:
      well if you don't want o gain muscle then i would suggest a lot of cardo I.E. running on the tread mil,jump rope,ect. I would recommend that you do some light weight lifting to keep you legs to toned, or they will "jiggle" because you have no muscle for the skin,fat, and tissue to "cling" to.

  43. QUESTION:
    what are some good exercises to lose weight?
    i am currently 5'2 and 145 pounds i really want to lose weight and start eating healthier. what are some good exercises to help you lose weight on your legs, arms, stomach and face?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm only 5'2 also and my doctor told me that because of my height I will gain weight very easily If I don't stay active :/ I weigh 115.....heres some of my "tricks".

      1. Drink only water not soft drinks (it really does help A LOT )
      2. Eat 6-7 small snacks throughout the day instead of 3 meals. Make sure the snack is healthy like fruits or vegetables.
      3.I play sports but on days that I feel lazy & wanting to be a "couch potato" I do the cardio workout videos from on-demand.
      4.Instead of walking up stairs run, If theirs an elevator take the stairs instead.
      5. Limit yourself to only one sweet a day.
      6.Do 100 sit-ups before bed and first thing in the morning.
      7.Do some sort of exercise between commercial breaks.
      8.Chew gum
      9.NO fast-food
      10.10-15 min of stretching everyday.

      GOOD LUCK ! HOPE I COULD HELP :)

  44. QUESTION:
    Exercises to lose weight without gaining muscle?
    I'd like to lose some weight, but I don't want to gain any muscle mass either. I like the idea of staying "soft" and don't want to look too toned, much less muscular. Basically, I'd like to have the same body type I do now, just less of it. Any exercises you can recommend? Any to avoid? Perhaps a diet you'd recommend as well?

    • ANSWER:
      Do a lot of cardio. Swimming is good, riding a bike is also good. Try to cut down on foods high in fat. You will increase your muscle tone some. But don't worry it will look good. Doing exercises like that will still have you soft and feminine. Congrats on wanting to better yourself.

  45. QUESTION:
    Im feeling really self conscious about my weight, what are some good exercises to lose weight fast?
    I am leaving for the beach on august 12 so i would like to lose weight by then. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      watch youtube videos and do a different one everyday, eat healthy!!

  46. QUESTION:
    Most effective exercises to lose weight?
    What are the most effective exercises to lose weight without going to the gym or getting any equipment? I don't have dumbbells either. i just want to lose weight overall. thanks, best answer rewarded!

    • ANSWER:
      Ok walking, running or cycling or swimming - something that gets your heart rate going followed by muscle exercises. The CV burns calories the muscle exercises tone you.

      Legs : Lunges
      Bum and Thighs: Squats
      Abs: Sit ups
      Arms: Bicep and Triceps curls ( don't need weights just fill two bottles with water)

  47. QUESTION:
    What are good exercises to lose weight on my arms, thighs and possibly stomach?
    Preferably some easy ones
    How much should i do in a week?
    Do i need to diet or can i just cut out junk food?
    I wan't to lose around a stone all together.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't spot reduce. That is, the exercises do not affect where you lose weight. You lose weight by burning more calories than you consume. The best way to do that is to eat less. You should also exercise, but it doesn't really matter which exercise you do. Walking, running, biking, hiking, calisthenics are all good. But the best exercise is the one YOU enjoy and do frequently. When you lose fat, your body decides where it comes from.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some good exercises to lose weight EXTRA fast?
    I really need to lose weight before I go on vacation, and I need some exercises that burn fat fast. I am going on vacation in bout 2-3 weeks. It would really help me if I could get some ideas! Please Help me!(: Thanks!! :D

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose weight, you need to two things: eat less and exercise more. Weight gain happens when you create a calorie surplus (eat more than you burn). Your body takes the excess calories and converts them to fat which get stored around your stomach, arms and thighs. The longer you remain in a calorie surplus, the more weight you'll gain. To lose that weight, you need to do the opposite. You need to create a calorie deficit (start eating less than you burn).

      Your first step is to figure out how many calories you burn on a daily basis. Use a calorie calculator - http://calorieneedscalculator.com The number you get from this tool is what your body burns on a daily basis. To lose weight, simply eat less. It sounds a lot easier than it is but making small changes helps you adjust to a new lifestyle. Don't think of this as a diet, think of it as a new life. Instead of eating foods high in sugars, white flour and saturated fat, go with fruits, vegetables, whole wheats, fish, lean meats, nuts and beans. In addition to eating less, you also need to exercise more. Start off at 1-2 times per week and work your way up to 3-5 times per week.

      Don't make all of these changes at once or you won't be able to properly adjust to them. Generally, eating healthier foods will decrease your calorie intake. Compare a doughnut to an apple and you'll see that healthy foods are lower in calories. You can find some more information at the Straight Health Forums - http://forums.straighthealth.com

  49. QUESTION:
    how long should you walk for exercises to lose weight ?
    i want to lose weight. so if i where to walk to the library or something everyday(which is maybe a half hour) would that be a best way to lose weight.

    • ANSWER:
      if you're not used to walking, start off at a normal pace and keep it short. A minimum of 20 minutes a day is recommended. Walking 30 minutes a day will do you right, and there's no harm in walking more than that.

      It's important to remember that you should maintain a proper diet and drink a LOT of water. Water is key to your metabolism.

      I shifted my diet ever so slightly to cut out sweetened drinks (like coke and pepsi) and drank about 8 glasses of water a day. I started walking 20 minutes a day and within a week had increased it to about 40 minutes to an hour a day depending on how motivated i was. In roughly 4 months I had dropped 40 lbs.

      Weight loss i different for everyone, so your results will be different but I gaurantee you'll start seeing changes within just a few weeks if you start walking daily.

      Alter your route, and your destination. That will keep it from becoming stale and boring.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises to lose weight at home?
    Looking for a work out for basic weight loss mostly for my gut for free. I do not want to buy anything. I do have a twenty pound hand weight.

    • ANSWER:
      try the lil jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris it really works