Im Overweight And I Need Help!!?
Topic: Im Overweight And I Need Help!!?
June 26, 2019 / By Linda Question:
i really wanna change my life and lose weight but i have a couple questions
1)how long should i exercise a day??
*where i live there are stairs...is it a good work out if i go up and down for half an hour??
2)its hard staying away from junkfood....what should i eat???
3)how much weight should i be able to lose by january if i do everything right???
Best Answers: Im Overweight And I Need Help!!?
Kailey | 9 days ago
Its great that you want to make this positive change in your life. And I assure you, you will be successful. Be determined, motivated and always keep your goal in mind.
1) Excercising an hour each day should be good. You can hit the gym, go on the treadmill or the elliptical for maybe 30-45 minds. Then spend the rest of the time doing other excercises like crunches, situps, etc.
2) I know its extremely hard to stay away from junk food. Thats why you should try to avoid having them at home in the first place. Try breaking down your meals into 5 smaller ones as opposed to 3 larger meals. This will curb your hunger. If you are in a snacking mood, try to have water to curb it or have some fruits.
Its hard but everytime you are about to have some sort of junk food, remember your goal.
Its ok to cheat sometimes. Maybe have that little piece of chocolate once in a while. Avoid potato chips as it is a trigger food. Once you have some, its hard to stop.
Also avoid greasy, fast food and stick to home cooked meals with a lot of veggies. Meat is fine too at times.
3) Your weight depends on how much you eat, your excercising and your metabolism. You should lose atleast 30lbs but you can lose more. Becareful though because losing to much weight can be an indication of muscle loss
Good luck with your journey. I know you will come out victorious and proud of yourself
Climbing up and down the stairs is actually not recommended. On a tv show I watched a few days ago, the doctor did not recommened climbing more than 3 fights of stairs at once because it can damage yoru muscles.
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Originally Answered: Is my cat overweight?
Please learn about feline nutrition
Nutrition since there are so many bad things out there is very important to your cat’s health
Contrary to what you may have heard; dry foods are not a great thing to feed a cat.
Please read the label on what you are feeding? What are the ingredients? Do you know what they mean? Is the first ingrediant a muscle meat like chicken or meal or other things?
Dry foods are the number 1 cause of diabetes in cats as well as being a huge contributing factor to kidney disease, obesity, crystals, u.t.i’s and a host of other problems. Food allergies are very common when feeding dry foods. Rashes, scabs behind the tail and on the chin are all symptoms
The problems associated with Dry food is that they are loaded with grains and carbohydrates which many cats (carnivores) cannot process. Also, Most of the moisture a cat needs is suppose to be in the food but in
Dry, 95% of it is zapped out of dry foods in the processing. Another thing, most use horrible ingredients and don't use a muscle meat as the primary ingredient and use vegetable based protein versus animal. Not good for an animal that has to eat meat to survive.
You want to pick a canned food w/o gravy (gravy=carbs) that uses a muscle meat as the first ingredient and doesn't have corn at least in the first 3 ingredients if at all.
THE BEST CAT FOODS CONTAIN NO GRAINS NO BYPOODUCTS NO MEAL
Cats are meat eaters not cereal or rice eaters
Fancy feast is a middle grade food with 9lives, friskies whiskas lower grade canned and wellness and merrick upper grade human quality foods. I would rather feed a middle grade canned food then the top of the line dry food.
Also, dry food is not proven to be better for teeth. Does a hard pretzel clean your teeth or do pieces of it get stuck? http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/bpo_ch4a.php
Please read about cat nutrition.
Vetinarian diets The reason your vet thinks so highly of the pet food they sell probably has more to do with money than nutrition. In vet school, the only classes offered on nutrition usually last a few weeks, and are taught by representatives from the pet food companies. Vet students may also receive free food for their own dogs and cats at home. They could get an Iams notebook, a Purina purse and some free pizza. http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring04/Perhach/PetFood/Vets.htm
yes stairs are get for losing weight. Go up and down them a few times. Start off small and work your way up to doing it longer and longer each couple of days. 15-20 minutes for the first coupe of days would be good then try it a little longer. Walking is also a great way to lose weight. Make sure to drink plenty of water. Cut out all the high sugars, limit OJ, 1/2 cup a day is serving size. NO soda!
NO junk food, NO fried foods, Stay away from potatoes, pasta, red meat. Stick with chicken ,fish, and lots of veggies. NO deserts. If you get hungry eat some carrot sticks. Make sure to look on the back of every item that you eat, you will see a "serving size" for them all . Follow that.
Doing laundry is considered exercise, making your bed etc. Get active.
Drink at least 6 glasses of water a day. Get into a routine. Set goals, everytime you lose weight reward yourself, (not with junk food LOL) ie: rent a movie, get your nails done etc.A healthy weight lose every week is 1-2 pounds. Pick a day to start your new life and weigh yourself. Weigh yourself once a week on the same scale, before you eat and shower. Take measurements of your hips, bust, waist, arms, and legs. Do this once a month. Stay positive, start journaling, and most important write down all the food you ate for the day. Keep track. They say the people write down what they eat have a higher success rate.
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1. 1 hour. Running up and down stairs for about 10 minutes would be good, but you'd probably get tired doing it for too long. Try walking, jogging, ab exercises (leg lifts, crunches and the plank)
2. Eat plenty of fruits and veggies ( about 2 fruit and 4-5 veggies) Eat only whole grains, lean poultry and low fat or nonfat dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc) Don't drink soda. Eat whatever you want one day a week, just don't eat too much or you'll gain back all the weight ;) Eat 500 calories less per day than you usually do to lose weight
3. You could probably lose about 20-30 pounds by January if you do everything right :)
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1.) Start with 20 minutes and work your way up......yes its good if you go up and down the stairs for 30 minutes.....but you will probably get bored.... its not something you will be likely to stick to. you are better off starting by taking 30 minute walks 2x a day and doing some weights. Be busy and be out. If you are sitting in front of the t.v. or are bored you are likely to eat... get out and starting doing things, gets some hobbies, a part-time job, volunteer.... things that will fill your time and not leave you with time to eat.
2.) You know and I know that junk food makes you fat. windex then throw away all your junk food. eat real food.....stay away from juices and drinks sweetened with sugar -they add a lot of extra calories that you are not aware of. Drink water... tea is okay- but not sugar- and remember artificial sweeteners will make you bloated, and dehydrate you. -A multi-vitamin will lessen your cravings, make you feel more satisfied, and give you more nutrients. There are plenty of diet websites/ nutrition books you can read to help you make healthier meals..... don't drink diet shakes they are really bad for your liver.... and only keep enough food in your house for a few days so you can't over do it..... and eat less carbs.... carbs are the devil..... when you do it carbs try to switch to multi-grain... its better for you.... but not like cheerio's -hardy multi-grain bread is a good choice..... Don't snack..but if you have to snack eat apples...they are filling and don't have a lot of calories. Also don't eat after 7. It's hard but you can do it and you will see real results -Especially if you are a late night snacker. If you don't eat after dinner you will weight less in the morning because you aren't having all those extra calories at night.
3.) I have no idea how much you weight, how tall you are, or your age..... but if you eat healthy, cut down on your calories, and exercise you should loose lots of weight. and look better -less fatty- more toned.
The first week or two might suck but once you get over it you will start to feel really hot. Studies show that if you lose 5 lbs you feel a lot better about yourself... if you are huge 5 lbs should not be too hard....Good Luck!
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It's well known that fast weight loss will not be successful in the long run. I say 8 to 10 pounds at the most.
Going up and down stairs is great exercise! Really great!!! But you don't say what your fitness level is. If you're not in shape, start slow and work up in time and speed.
I can really relate about junk food. When I diet, I say that I can have McDonald's or whatever you crave one day a week. But don't pig out. Like that day don't eat McDonald's and fries and chocolate and ice cream. The whole week will be ruined. Just one thing.
What you should eat? Bill Clinton just went Vegan. He looks better than ever. Well, you may not even know who he is.
Cut way down on all kinds of fat and sugar and white flour. Try to use stevia instead of sugar. It's a healthy alternative to sugar. Cut way down on meat. Eat beans and whole grains instead. Take a look at the DVD "Forks over Knives".
I wish you the best of luck!
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First, don't be too hard on yourself! This should be a long term lifestyle change not a short term goal; otherwise you'll just gain it all back once you've reached your goal weight which I'm sure you don't want to do. If you're serious about losing weight and keeping it off, make changes that you think you can maintain for a long time. At the beginning, you might want to make more drastic changes to your diet and exercise level just so you can lose more and get the ball rolling, but eventually you want to take up activities and eat foods that actually appeal to you. So don't force yourself eating certain foods or taking up a certain activity if you really don't like it because it won't be very motivating and you'll never want to do it. Losing weight can be fun! If you love junk foods, try susbstituting your treats for a healthier equivalent. For example, if you love chips, you can buy healthy apple crips which are made from real dried apples. If you love cookies, try looking up healthier recipe that you can make at home using healthy and fresh ingredients. So to answer your first question, the amount of exercise you should do really depends on you! The important thing is to always push yourself when you work out. For example, for weight lifting, start at a low weight and then slowly increase your weights and # of reps as your body adjusts to the exercise so that it remains challenging. To answer your second question, try choosing healthy foods that you like! Don't deprive yourself too much or you'll crack. Start by eating smaller portions, then replacing your meals with healthy dishes. But, allow yourself a "guilty pleasure day" once/ 2 weeks without going overboard. To answer your third question, the amount of weight you lose by Jan will depend on how much you put in. The more you exercise and the healthier you eat, the more you can expect to lose. Again, don't see this as a short term goal. The faster you lose, the harder it is to maintain it. If your weight loss is slower and consistent, you're more likely to keep the weight off. Another advice I'd give you is to find a support group. Make friends (new friends) who share this new interest of yours. If you hang out with people who just drink booze and pig out, you're likely to be the same since you hang out with them. So start hanging out with people who want to live healthy lifestyles so that you can join them!
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You're a hundred and fifteen lbs. and you are five'one million? I gotta inform you, that does not sound fats to me. I would not fiddle with wasting weight at your age. You could nonetheless have a progress spurt left and your frame goes to want the whole thing you might have received to make use of as constructing blocks. Anyway, handiest consuming four foods in 2 weeks and puking the ones up is VERY unhealthy for you. It seems like you are setting up an consuming disease. Also, ravenous your self will handiest gradual down your metabolism and make it tougher to drop a few pounds. The human frame is designed for survival. If you deprive it of meals, it assumes that there is not any meals to be had and attempts to preserve the vitamins and minerals you may have left by way of slowing your metabolism. Sounds like your dad and mom have issues in their possess. Is there any person you'll speak to love a institution steerage counselor or a favourite aunt? As some distance as your vitamin, I could advocate slicing out sugary snacks and rapid meals. Eat plenty of end result and veggies, get lots of recreation, however now not the 8-hour-a-day obsessive type. Find a few NEW peers and pass play a game of a few type, or pass motorcycle driving. The satisfactory recommendation I can supply you regardless that is to be cozy with who you're and accepting of your possess frame, whether or not you're skinny or fats or in among. I am very well peers with and feature fallen in love with ladies who're regarded chubby by way of brand new unrealistic specifications. I'm drawn to them considering that they're best, witty, wise humans. And generally all a lady demands to be bodily stunning is a pleasant smile. Go forth and be your self, and make peers with humans who like that self!
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well start off easy you don't want to end up getting hurt. try for an hour to excerise for about a week and if you do fine increase the time or resistance/weight/steps. Try to keep only healthy things in your house and if your doing week for a week or two and really want a cookie or something go ahead but make sure its only one or two. You should make a months or weekly goal for your self so u can stay on track and know if you are doing something right or wrong.
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Originally Answered: My dog is overweight! I need help!?
Take a picture of your dog from the side and above to show its body shape & print the current weight of your dog & goal weight on a piece of paper.
Put the pictures & piece of paper with your dogs weight in the kitchen, so you can record you dogs weight loss & discourage additional feeding.
Try again to explain the very real health risks of canine obesity & suggest that if your mother wants to give your dogs a treat it will have to come from his daily amount of food.
If your dog is extremely overweight, he may need a veterinary prescribed diet food. If not switch to a light version of your dogs current kibble.
Good luck with your dogs weight.