Weight loss?

Weight loss? Topic: Weight loss?
June 16, 2019 / By Aletha
Question: I'm 15 years old and I really want to lose some weight. You can't say I'm "overweight" but I have more body fat than I should right now. I work out 2 hours a day: mainly cardio and weight lifting and I can't seem to lose any weight. Any tips on how I can finally shed some pounds?
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Tubal-Cain Tubal-Cain | 6 days ago
1. Watch portion sizes. Your craving will likely be satisfied after you have finished a small order of fries, and you'll save over 100 calories when compared with the supersized order. The same holds true for sandwiches. Order the regular version or even a kid's meal for yourself. 2. Seek out deli-style fast food chains where you can order a sub or sandwich on whole wheat bread or a wrap, a lower-fat and lower-calorie option than fried food. 3. Many fast food chains now offer healthy sides in place of the ubiquitous French fries. Take the healthy option. Or, if you can't bear to give up the grease and salt, get the healthy side order too. 4. Always order a side salad when eating at traditional fast-food outlets. You will be less likely to fill up on only the unhealthy items, and the salad will provide some fiber and vitamins to balance an otherwise unhealthy meal. 5. Remember that chicken isn't always a healthy choice. Many fast food chains offer fried breaded chicken sandwiches on white bread that are actually richer in fat and calories than a burger. Grilled chicken is a better option. 6. Make it a habit to eat a piece of fruit, a bowl of cereal, or some lowfat yogurt before you set out to run errands. Regular eating can help you feel full and avoid temptation. 7. Stock your car with bottled water and healthy snacks. Have a small snack before the cravings hit, and you're less likely to pull into that fast food drive-through. 8. Consider a supermarket for your fast food break. You can pick up precut and washed fresh fruit or vegetables, yogurt, or lowfat cheese. Many supermarkets also offer sushi or other healthy prepared items. 9. Hold the mayo. A tablespoon of regular mayonnaise has almost 100 calories! 10. Don't add a sugary, calorie-rich drink to an already unhealthy meal. Water is available everywhere and is good for you. Drinking a large glass of water with your meal will help you feel full
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Tubal-Cain Originally Answered: How weight loss and fat loss differs What are natural and effective ways of fat loss?
No matter how you slice it, diet is a dirty word. It smacks of deprivation and hunger pangs. To overcome the pain, you need a plan. So WebMD asked the experts for advice, and put together their quick tips on how to get your weight lossgoing. 1. Know Your Weight Loss Goals Consider how much you need to lose before you decide how to do it, recommends Brian C. Jacobson, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine and a gastroenterologist at Boston University Medical Center in Massachusetts. Very overweight or obese. "For someone obese, I refer them to our weight loss center," says Jacobson, who says people with a lot of weight to lose can probably benefit from a structured, supervised program. If you're slightly or moderately overweight. "I advise controlling portion size," Jacobson says. "If you control portion size, you cut calories." To learn correct portion sizes, consult a registered dietitian or take a look at the new food pyramid at MyPyramid.gov. Exercise also has to be part of your plan, Jacobson tells the do-it-yourselfers. But that doesn't necessarily mean joining a gym. "Buy a cheap treadmill," he says, and when you're watching TV, hop on and take a walk. Before starting a new exercise regime or weight loss plan, however, remember to talk with your doctor. 2. Understand Your Weight Loss Personality Personality plays a role in our attitude towards food, says Thomas R. Przybeck, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, who has published on the topic of diet and personality. Know your tendencies and tailor your plan to conquer the unproductive inclinations. Impulsive. "If you have a tendency to be impulsive, you might see a pint of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer and go for it," Przybeck says. Clearly you are a dieter who needs to remove those temptations. Oblivious. If you tend to not pay attention when you eat -- maybe you're a TV snacker? -- you need to avoid such situations if you want to control portions. Uptight. "If you are highly anxious, you will probably have more difficulty," Przybeck says. "Those who are anxious, nervous, and depressed might eat to feel better." Tenacious. Certain personalities don't find it that difficult losing weight. "If you are highly self-directed, cooperative, and have a lot of stick-to-it-ive-ness, you are going to have an easier time," Przybeck says. Sociable. You tend to monitor your food intake better than others, Przybeck found. 3. Double Up: Diet & Exercise When her heartburn patients ask which should come first, diet or exercise, Lauren Gerson, MD, MSc, director of the Esophageal and Small Bowel Disorders Center at Stanford University School of Medicine in California, says: jump in and do both. "It's a combination of diet and exercise [that will lead to weight loss]," she says. 4. Make a Firm Weight Loss Commitment To be successful, it helps to understand why you want to lose weight. So before you begin a weight loss plan, ask yourself: * Am I ready to do this? * Is my motivation coming from within? * Can I deal with occasional setbacks or lack of progress? * Can I focus on weight loss fully? (If you're in the midst of a job change or other distractions, for example, it might be better to resolve those issues, and then focus on weight loss efforts.) Finally, be sure you're committed to losing weight for yourself -- not because someone else is pressuring you to do so. Then, take things slowly, keep these tips in mind, and you should be on the road to weight loss in no time. <--Ready to Lose Weight?--> <--http://www.loseweighthappy.info/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=151&Itemid=62 -->

Reynard Reynard
pick up a 5 or 10 pound weight at the gym and visualize that weight coming off holding the weight in your hands helps bring home just how heavy even 5 pounds of extra fat can be
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Melvin Melvin
skipping meals can cause your body to go into a fat storing starvation mode making it harder to burn calories
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Jon Jon
if you re having trouble getting started make a small move such as starting an eating log or buying walking shoes you re three times more likely to follow through if you start with small gestures such as these
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Haggai Haggai
try a pasta less spaghetti by mixing shredded zucchini veggie meatballs and raw tomato sauce seasoned with a dash of zesty oregano
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Haggai Originally Answered: Calorie deduction in relation to decreasing BMR and weight loss, to sustain steady weight loss of 2 lb/week?
You're way over thinking (and overcalculating....) it. Weight loss is an experiment with a sample size of one - you. 1. BMR is a very approximate number. If you get it within ±10%, you're doing better than most. Everyone's metabolism and digestive efficiency are different. Yours even varies from day to day depend on what you eat, when you eat it, and even how well you chew. 2. Same goes for caloric intake. Even if you're measure everything to the gram, you're doing good if your estimates are within 10% 3. Calculating the caloric effect of exercise is even worse. "lightly active" is a completely vague and meaningless term. You're calculating numbers out to 2 digits for something you can't even put a number on. The bottom line is, you're doing the right things, ie, eating less and moving more. Will you lose weight steadily at 2lbs/week? No. It doesn't work that way. Results will be bumpy as your body adjusts to varying work output (exercise) and fuel input (food).

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