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  • Aug 8, 2008, 08:32 PM
    Has2LoseWeight
    Desperate for tips on maintaining a weight loss routine
    I thought I would repost this as the title including 11 stone seemed somehow misleading to me but anyway...

    I am female, 16 years old and weigh 22 stone. It is a ridiculous amount of weight to gain and I know that to lose 11 stone will take years but I am willing to try. I would like to know some tips on how to keep your mind off snacking on sandwiches and carb foods and also fizzy/soft drinks like coke and sprite etc. Because these are my major downfalls. Also tips on how to stay on track of dieting and how to get back on track if you do happen to slip off for a minute or two. Usually if I do exercise for a couple of days or so I tend to get pains in my arms and legs and also get tired what sorts of foods should I be eating (examples of foods, portions, time of days to eat, amount of times to eat and what is in them that makes them help would be good to know thank you) and of course I know water is the best drink and I will try very hard to stick to that.
    Thanks so much.
    Hope you have great answers that will help :)
  • Aug 9, 2008, 01:54 AM
    Credendovidis
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Has2LoseWeight
    I am female, 16 years old and weigh 22 stone.

    So you weigh 22 x 6.36 Kgs = around 140 kilograms. That is called extreemly overweight and morbid obesis. You daily run the risk of heart faillure. How could you let that happen? At an average height of 1,8 meter your weight should not exceed about 83 kilograms or around 13 stone. (And at 1,6 meter this becomes 65 kilograms or 10 stone)

    But let's stay positive : let's see what can be done :

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Has2LoseWeight
    I would like to know some tips on how to keep your mind off snacking on sandwiches and carb foods and also fizzy/soft drinks like coke and sprite etc.

    The only proper and really effective way is willpower. I do not know if you live on yourself or with others. If on yourself it is easier : SIMPLY DO NOT BUY THAT STUFF ! What you do not have at home, you can not eat nor drink in the weak hours...

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Has2LoseWeight
    Also tips on how to stay on track of dieting and how to get back on track if you do happen to slip off for a minute or two.

    I just replied to someone else with diet tips, so let me repeat these tips to you :

    Losing weight means a negative result of the subtraction of calory intake less calory use each day.
    A woman requires around 1500 calories (a male around 2000 calories) per day to stay on weight. That includes EVERYTHING that enters your mouth!!

    Even a cup of tea without sugar without milk contains calories!!

    Your daily intake should include things like vitamins and other "musts" : you do NEED veggies, you do NEED proteins, and - yes - you do NEED some fat daily.

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    What you should do : make a list of EVERYTHING you eat and drink on a day. Including water (of which you should drink at least 2 liters each day).

    Calculate from that list the total amount of calories entering your mouth.
    See where you can reduce that intake. Out goes chocolade, out go cookies, out go alcohol, out goes sugar, out goes cola and any other sweet softdrinks, out goes any fat (there is much hidden fat in foodstuff - more than enough for your daily intake). Reduce intake of other carbohydrates , INCLUDING pasta!! And no more quarter pounder burgers with mayo and chips on the sideline ! Forget the existence of MacD and BurgerKing ! If you ever want to eat a burger : prepare it yourself ! KNOW what you eat !

    In stay veggies and some limited amount of protein. Eat daily a salade of lettuce , tomatoes, and cucumber. Eat daily at least 3 pieces of different fruits. An apple a day... And that is only on the intake side!!

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    Now the outgoing side :

    While you reduce the intake of energy, you now also have to increase the loss of energy inside your body, and the only way to do that is by burning up fats and carbs.

    START EXERCIZING!! Use a bicycle instead of your car. Walk instead of using other means of transportation. Go to a gym. In your spare time take up a delivery job : start delivering mail or advertising stuff : besides that it uses energy, it also makes you fit.

    Make a list of all the things you do on a daily basis, and see where you can change your habits to one in which you use more energy.

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    People who run a (half) marathon eat the day before a pasta meal to get a lot of extra energy in their body to consume the next day. But if you eat pasta and do not run that marathon, you add another pound or so to your body weight.

    The problem with dieting is that most people have no idea how their body functions and how and why they keep gaining weight. Now : at least I gave you the basics of that.
    It's up to you now to reduce that calory intake, and increase that calory consumption !

    Success !

    :)
  • Aug 25, 2008, 04:42 PM
    Has2LoseWeight
    Something's going well I've lost a stone since first post :)

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