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I'm Trying to shed 25-30 pounds by June 2nd

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by fpr4, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. willturner

    willturner New Member

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    Hello to all.........

    I decide a goal to increase my weight up to 20 pounds in three months.I need suggestions and tips about how to gain weight naturally with any extra thing.Will Yoga and meditation help me in this matter.Waiting for the responses all advices and suggestions are welcomed.......

    Please sort out my this problem.
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    Will Turner
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  2. oisin

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    I'm 6'5", went from 235+ to 180 in about 6 months, so you should be able to make your goal. Here's what worked for me. This isn't meant to be advice, just what I did, and I still am having some issues (just posted in a thread about how to get stronger and lose the rest of my love handles) but maybe it will give you some ideas.

    I didn't "diet" at least in the sense of going along with some named program. I have a strong belief in eating traditional, natural foods, so I worked hard at that. Nothing processed, significantly lowered my intake of simple carbs like white breads, sugar, etc (even beer--just drank less of it), bumped up my intake of veggies, and ate more vegetarian meals in general (maximum 1 meat meal a day for me and often 0.).

    A lot of this is more to do with my beliefs about the food system and health than dieting--I was already on board with a lot of this and was still fat. But really focusing on it and being able to say no to dessert and eating only until satiated (not full) helped. I was not crazy about tracking my eating. Mostly I ate any kind of food I wanted, other than processed foods or lots of sweets. The important thing I think is I realized I did not need so much food. Not every dinner had to be a big dinner, sometimes it could just be yogurt and fruit, maybe some nuts, or a quick salad with tuna or something.

    Then I committed to exercising. Basically run every other day, and pushups on the off days. The running I did was mostly on a treadmill, using the hill program. Would jog the first 8 or so minutes and the last 5, walk on the flats and bump up the speed on the hills and go hard. Just 24-30 minutes. I started out jogging at 10 minute miles for the first 8 minutes and hitting the hills from 7.3-7.6 mph. Now I'm jogging at 8:15 minutes/mile and hitting the hills at 7.8-8.2 mph. I also mix in regular running either outside or on the treadmill. Started out doing 9+ minute miles for 2.5 or 2.75 miles, now I can whip out a 5k without too much trouble and do it at 8-830 minutes/mile. After a few weeks I really noticed my lung capacity increasing and the pounds started to fall off. The important thing to me felt like doing something every day. If I wasn't running, then at least I'd do some push-ups. And I ran every other day, maybe skipping a day here or there but was very consistent. For many people this is probably not very good performance, but I'm happy with what it's done for me and I am still improving. I was never an exercise nut so just doing it is a good step for me. Now I feel bad if I skip my day for running.

    Anyway, I wish you luck. You will feel a lot better and a lot better about yourself if you get to a weight you are comfortable being at. You will also spend lots of money on new clothes so watch out (and waste some money too in those in-between periods if you lose a lot of weight). My driver's license has my weight from high school (180) and I never thought I'd get back to that. Now that I am, 12 years later, it's a good feeling.
     
  3. sho'nuff

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    i went from 198 to current 159 in 8 months since last may. im keepin it off and im enjoyin my body to the max
     
  4. erdawe

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    Why are you devoid of body hair?

    Losing the weight is easy. Eat as very few simple carbs as you can, don't drink spirits but drink all the dry wine you want, make your diet about 60% veggies and 40% protein, but eat all you want. Thanks me later.


    Pio why not spirits (straight) such as whisky, rums, tequilas ect when your suggesting dry wine (which other than having somewhat of a health benefit is still a form of alcohol)??

    Say > 4-5 of the standard drink equivalents of either straight spirit or dry wine. If both drinking the same amounts of EtOH in say an evening and the spirits have less calories than equivalent wine I don't see where to go wrong?

    I'd imagine ideally when dieting having avoiding excess of alcohol would be an idea, especially if you're drinking heavily before multiple nights a week.
     
  5. andrew96

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    Simple, eat less exercise more. Special diets and what not don't work in the long term. My mother lost 15 pounds in the first 2 weeks when she started working out. If you find something you like, you can do it fast. I personally hate it, but a lot of folks love working out.
     
  6. oisin

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    Pio why not spirits (straight) such as whisky, rums, tequilas ect when your suggesting dry wine (which other than having somewhat of a health benefit is still a form of alcohol)??

    Say > 4-5 of the standard drink equivalents of either straight spirit or dry wine. If both drinking the same amounts of EtOH in say an evening and the spirits have less calories than equivalent wine I don't see where to go wrong?

    I'd imagine ideally when dieting having avoiding excess of alcohol would be an idea, especially if you're drinking heavily before multiple nights a week.


    yeah, i've had people tell me that spirits are the way to go because there are even less carbs/sugar in them. but still, my feeling is, try not to binge drink or drink a ton and, and then drink what you want. alcohol is calories no matter what.
     
  7. erdawe

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    yeah, i've had people tell me that spirits are the way to go because there are even less carbs/sugar in them. but still, my feeling is, try not to binge drink or drink a ton and, and then drink what you want. alcohol is calories no matter what.
    Exactly, and in high doses tend promote visceral fat deposit over time, which really sucks. Still I tend to balance so...[​IMG]
     
  8. scourage

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    Buy a box of oranges and a bag of carrots. When you want to snack, but don't really need to eat those. It's easy to say to eat less, but sometimes hard to do, I find this at least helps me avoid eating junk while still letting me nibble on something whenever i want
     
  9. Timbaland

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    There is no secret to losing weight man. What you posted for the food you ate sounds ok v=but it all comes down to portion size. My friend who I train with weighs around 225 and complains how he couldn't lose weight saying he was eating healthy. So one night I went to his place for dinner and was shocked at how much he ate.

    Yea what he ate was healthy but he ate the amount of food in 1 meal that I eat in almost a day and I weigh 175. It might be easier to see the amount of food your lighter friends eat and start eating the same size portions.

    Some tips to cut down food cravings is to drink lots of water. I drink over a gallon a day and it helps a ton with hunger. I also drink 8 ounces of water before a meal and sip another 8 ounces during the meal. Also never eat until you are full.
     
  10. sho'nuff

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    Buy a box of oranges and a bag of carrots. When you want to snack, but don't really need to eat those. It's easy to say to eat less, but sometimes hard to do, I find this at least helps me avoid eating junk while still letting me nibble on something whenever i want

    this may work for some but for me i eat whatever i want. but i usually eat pretty healthy anyways. i just cut out bunch of junk food like fries and sodas mainly. but i eat good food and a lot of it. i dont think i went on any diet since may last year (except for a few times i did some periodical fasting) but i primarily focus on exercise. that is how i melted away my pounds.
     
  11. greg_atlanta

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    1. alcohol
    2. alcohol
    3. alcohol
    4. alcohol
    5. alcohol

    You didn't mention how much you drink, but obviously an average to greater than average amount. It's not just the calories in alcohol, it's the food cravings during and after drinking... up to 2 days later. Alcohol leads to poor diet choices and overconsumption.

    I'm 6'2" and hovered around 240 for years, cut way back on the booze and I'm around 205 now. Running is also good, even if you get tired after half a mile. Just keep increasing the distance in small increments. Spin class helps too (less wear and tear than running).
     
  12. mensimageconsultant

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    Looking at the food diary.... Not bad at all. To stay out of starvation mode, breakfast should have a decent amount of protein and carbs, if your stomach is ready for it. Total number of grams of protein shouldn't be much less than desired body weight (lbs).

    There also needs to be exercise, quality sleep, and an absence of conditions like hypothyroidism. It's good to have a medical check-up right before a major diet.
     
  13. fpr4

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    Looking at the food diary.... Not bad at all. To stay out of starvation mode, breakfast should have a decent amount of protein and carbs, if your stomach is ready for it. Total number of grams of protein shouldn't be much less than desired body weight (lbs).

    There also needs to be exercise, quality sleep, and an absence of conditions like hypothyroidism. It's good to have a medical check-up right before a major diet.


    So I should be targeting between 175-200 grams of protein per day? That seems like an insane amount of protein to me. Only one time have I even come CLOSE to that amount of protein and that was Super Bowl Sunday (proud of myself that I was still 70 calories under my daily allowance).

    13 days in and I have shed approximately 7 pounds (Down to about 218 as of this morning). I'm worried that this might be too strong of a pace, but I am eating frequently (3 medium sized meals a day and 2-3 snacks) and haven't felt starved at all the whole time. My exercise has gone from non-existent to 3-4 vigorous workouts per week and 2-3 days of light-lifting/calisthenics/circuit-training, so I am chalking it up to that being the difference.
     
  14. Lagrangian

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    So I should be targeting between 175-200 grams of protein per day? That seems like an insane amount of protein to me.

    As I mentioned earlier, if you want to hang on to that lbm, eat teh proteinz. VERY important while dieting if you're interested in losing fat, not just weight.
     
  15. eg1

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    Depends entirely on your diets macronutrient ratio. I'd advocate dropping out sugars and processed carbs (white flour, etc.), but that's just me and I'm partial to recommending that route b/c that's always worked for me. The most important thing is to get an adequate amount of protein while dieting, the rest is usually up to experimentation.

    In the end what you want to focus on is the simple cals in < cals out. Maintain that deficit and results will follow.


    These are reasonable.

    Reduction of alchohol is a good idea, if only to reduce what is often the concomittent bingeing.

    Finally, and this will be an unpopular suggestion, increase the % of fat in your diet.
     
  16. jacson

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    There's an important life lesson you're supposed to be conveying to her here. Sometimes in life, the shapes don't fit into the bins. Sometimes, just when you think you have all the shapes lined up to put into the bins, BAM! The guy you just wanted to be friends with is running at you with his pants down.
     
  17. AlmostFullBenefits

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    Finally, and this will be an unpopular suggestion, increase the % of fat in your diet.

    There's a damn good reason why it is unpopular [​IMG]


    Honestly though, on the issue of % fat consumption, I believe it's more genetics than a generalized dietary issue. Some people can metabolize fat better, just like some people can metabolize alcohol better (aka, the iron liver; above average concentration of ethanol dehydrogenase). Really though, its not for everyone, and can do serious harm depending on the type of fat, your general state of health, and the %increase you intake. Typically, look at your family history: if they were all skinny eating high fat/protein diets, then chances are, you might too. If they are more of a fish and rice diet, then don't expect bacon and fried eggs to help you shed weight.
     
  18. AlmostFullBenefits

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    There's an important life lesson you're supposed to be conveying to her here. Sometimes in life, the shapes don't fit into the bins. Sometimes, just when you think you have all the shapes lined up to put into the bins, BAM! The guy you just wanted to be friends with is running at you with his pants down.

    And I thought I was the only one drunk posting...
     
  19. eg1

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    There's a damn good reason why it is unpopular [​IMG]


    Honestly though, on the issue of % fat consumption, I believe it's more genetics than a generalized dietary issue. Some people can metabolize fat better, just like some people can metabolize alcohol better (aka, the iron liver; above average concentration of ethanol dehydrogenase). Really though, its not for everyone, and can do serious harm depending on the type of fat, your general state of health, and the %increase you intake. Typically, look at your family history: if they were all skinny eating high fat/protein diets, then chances are, you might too. If they are more of a fish and rice diet, then don't expect bacon and fried eggs to help you shed weight.


    I think you are on to something here with the genetic variation in response to diet. It would go a long way to explaining the blizzard of contradictory anecdotal evidence offered up on the topic all the time.

    For me, more animal fat and less sugar is an effective combination. YMMV.
     
  20. fpr4

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    down to 212 as of this morning...
     

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