Ahh...OK, after reading all of these posts, I am truely concerned about all of you. Some of the things you are doing to your body are extremely unhealthy. BLKLADYLAW said she takes in 800-1300 calories a day. I feel bad for you girl...that is not enough to feed a squirrel. You're starving yourself. I just dont want you to gain it back because you are depriving yourself of your favorite foods. The minimum number of calories intaken a day should be at least 1800. That will give you the basic vitamins and minerals needed to keep a healthy metabolism. Also, each and every person on a diet and exercising should be taking a multivitamin DAILY!!! Take it every morning with your breakfast, or shortly before you work out. Speaking of which, if you are not a breakfast eater, you need to start. Find a way to get it down your throat. That may be the #1 best way I have ever seen to jumpstart your metabolism. Exercise is almost over rated because people think they have to do a crazy amount of cardio in order to lose weight. The best way to lose weight is to get that metabolism up. Your metabolism burns 2000-4000 calories per day (depending on your lifestyle.) Sure, exercise is good and exercise also keeps your metabolism high. Eat every 3 hours. Snack on a yogurt, or an apple, or carrot sticks, or a PB sandwich with 1 piece of bread. The last bit of advise I have is to walk, dont run. Studies have shown that when you are at 50-65% of your max heart rate, you burn about 75% fat and 25% sugars. When you run or sprint, your heartrate reaches 75-95% of your max heart rate. At that heart rate, you're burning about 75-85% sugars and 15-25% fat. So, if you are looking to drop weight (from fat,) walk it off. I see some methods on here that people are using and you are losing weight...but its all muscle weight that you are losing. If you are rapidly losing weight, you should include some sort of weight training (however moderate) into your exercise regime. Do a bunch of bicep curls to get that definition back, as well as lunges and squads to firm up that booty. And the last piece of insight I have is to not expect that you can take any kind of pill, or use any kind of diet, and think that you are going to lose your belly weight first. You will lose weight from all parts of your body. If your belly was the first to have added weight, then your hips, then your theighs, then your butt, then your chin (etc. etc,) then you will lose it in the reverse order. Chin, then butt, then theighs, then hips, then belly.
Oh yeah, when you exercise, you sleep better. Studies have also shown that sleep actually aids in the weight loss process.
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