Jump to content

Photo

Diet Advice Needed


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 HotTamale

HotTamale
  • Jr. Member
  • 304 posts

    Posted 17 August 2008 - 05:30 PM

    I am in dire need to get in shape and lose weight. I have gained 30 pounds in the last year, and have gone from a size 6 to a size 12. Is there anything over the counter that anyone can recommend to assist me with my work outs?

    I don't want something that will make me feel geeked out, but I need to get my fat ass back in shape before I start trying on wedding dresses. Any advice will help.

    #2 EricaG

    EricaG
    • Sr. Member
    • 1,915 posts

      Posted 17 August 2008 - 05:36 PM

      I can't help you with a specific med that will help get you motivated, but there are a few that can help with starting your WL. Before I got pregnant with my son I was using SlimQuick, it is designed for women and it was helping.

      I did hear that there is a drug coming that is supposed to give you energy to get off the couch and exercise and lose weight. That will be awesome, but I'm not sure how long before it hits the shelves.
      http://i141.photobuc....DSC_0038-1.jpghttp://i141.photobuc....DSC_0463-1.jpg
      My wedding review of the Grand Palladium Palace, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t35125

      Our Professional Wedding and TTD Pictures by Photo Souvenirhttp:...

      #3 AnneW

      AnneW
      • Newbie
      • 127 posts

        Posted 17 August 2008 - 05:38 PM

        I have the exact same problem. I've gone from a size 6 to a size 10 & am trying to slim down for the big day. I've tried Ali in the past, but it was "interesting". You really need to stick with the low-fat diet when you take it, or else...there are interesting side effects. I've just been trying to limit my intake & increase my exercise routine. I would enjoy suggestions from everyone too!

        #4 Jen_S

        Jen_S
        • Sr. Member
        • 3,737 posts

          Posted 17 August 2008 - 05:43 PM

          I would not recommend anything over the counter to do the weight loss, I have done the same thing. If you rely on a pill you will gain it right back. I went on weight watchers and it has been falling off.
          Our Honeymoon In Ireland!!

          #5 ginalynn

          ginalynn
          • Jr. Member
          • 219 posts

            Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:03 PM

            I wouldn't reccommend a pill, as they often cause horrible side effects! I started goign to a nutritionist and she gave me a diet plan that seems to be helping quite a bit. I have lost 12-14 pounds in the last two months. I know that is not super fast, but it has really helped me to make lifestyle changes and I know I will keep the weight off this way. I can share my diet plan with you if you want, it is very easy to use!

            #6 HotTamale

            HotTamale
            • Jr. Member
            • 304 posts

              Posted 17 August 2008 - 07:15 PM

              Thanks ladies. I've never struggled with weight before, but ever since I hit 33 my weight has been out of control. I agree with the effects of pills...I've also read up on the new Wu Yi Tea....and that taking in more green tea extract will assist with weight loss. I'm at my wits end - guess I'm going to have to hit this hard and stay focused on working my ass off in the gym. I eat very healthy, I think my mian problem is lack of working out....and could be the occassional rum & coke ;-)

              #7 Jennifer Davis

              Jennifer Davis
              • Member
              • 582 posts

                Posted 17 August 2008 - 08:35 PM

                Lots and lots of cardio. Cardio is the only thing that works.

                Pounds = calories. Since 1 pound = 3,500 calories, in order to loose 1 pound you must deficit your body 3,500 calories than what your body needs to operate (bmr).

                Calculate your bmr: Weight Loss - BMR - How Many Calories Should I Eat - How to Calculate Caloric Needs - Basal Metabolic Rate Forumla

                Multiply bmr by 7 for one week's worth of calories then subtract 3,500 calories from that to figure out how many calories you can eat and lose 1 pound per week (or 7,000 to lose 2 pounds per week).

                It's a pain at first to write down all the calories you eat at first but you get used to it after a couple weeks - especially when you see it works! Also, make sure you save up enough calories for 1 day per week for a cheat day (mine is always Sunday) so you can pig out once in a while and not feel guilty and like all your hard work is ruined.

                If you can do it .... run, run, run. The pounds will literally fall off. Running is the best cardio ever!

                #8 HotTamale

                HotTamale
                • Jr. Member
                • 304 posts

                  Posted 17 August 2008 - 09:45 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Jennifer Davis
                  Lots and lots of cardio. Cardio is the only thing that works.

                  Pounds = calories. Since 1 pound = 3,500 calories, in order to loose 1 pound you must deficit your body 3,500 calories than what your body needs to operate (bmr).

                  Calculate your bmr: Weight Loss - BMR - How Many Calories Should I Eat - How to Calculate Caloric Needs - Basal Metabolic Rate Forumla

                  Multiply bmr by 7 for one week's worth of calories then subtract 3,500 calories from that to figure out how many calories you can eat and lose 1 pound per week (or 7,000 to lose 2 pounds per week).

                  It's a pain at first to write down all the calories you eat at first but you get used to it after a couple weeks - especially when you see it works! Also, make sure you save up enough calories for 1 day per week for a cheat day (mine is always Sunday) so you can pig out once in a while and not feel guilty and like all your hard work is ruined.

                  If you can do it .... run, run, run. The pounds will literally fall off. Running is the best cardio ever!
                  Thank you so much - you are the shizzle.

                  #9 Jennifer Davis

                  Jennifer Davis
                  • Member
                  • 582 posts

                    Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:05 PM

                    My pleasure.

                    One thing that really helped me is to bring weight watchers smart ones meals to work every day and drink a ton of water. They are on average about 350 - 450 calories and are just enough food, with the water to help fill you up, to keep you from eating your pen caps by the end of the day =0)

                    Remember - the first 3 days of any diet suck, after that your body gets used to it.

                    #10 flygirl

                    flygirl
                    • Jr. Member
                    • 263 posts

                      Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:23 PM

                      Holy cow! If I did the math correctly, to lose 2 pounds per week, I can only eat 500 calories per day. No wonder I'm not seeing results!




                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users