? asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

What's an easy way to lose weight?

not willing to go the extra mile here...

44 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    1 Dietary Balance and reading labels: watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. This involves some calculation. The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200; for a female, it is 1,900.Do the math. Eat less and eat at least five meals a day. Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.


    2 Identify your exercise. No exercise was created equal. You might like running, so run. You might like jogging, so jog. You might like stationary bikes, so bike stationary. Find the one that works best for you. Don’t pick a routine that you don’t like and won’t stick with it for long.


    3 Photos and Joining online support group : Take before and after photos. There’s no easier way to illustrate your progress. It’s essential that you not feel alone, and reaching out to friends (new or old) is typically a smart move. They know things that you couldn’t possibly know, and they’ve probably been “in your shoes” at some point in the past (or present). Share stories, laughter, tears, successes, and failures - share them. There are thousands of communities out there, so keep looking until you find one that fits you.


    4 Water you waiting for If you’re not drinking enough water, your body will let you know. Thirst is an amazing sensation – quench it. If you’re not hydrated, your body won’t be working at peak levels. Most of your body happens to be water, by the way. If you’re worried about “water weight,” remember that you’re likely to retain more water when you’re not giving your body enough of it in the first place. I’m not going to dictate how many glasses you should drink, though – as that’s going to vary from person to person.


    5 Zone out. There’s a reason why people exercise to their favorite music – listening to external stimulus takes your mind off of the physical activity. That’s the secret to making “exercise time” fly or situate yourself in front of a television or video games involving exercises.



    6 Sleep it off. To be an efficient fat-burning machine, If you think that you’re doing yourself a favor by sleeping less, you’re mistaken. Give your body time to rest itself, both mentally and physically. Sleep is very, very important (if only for mental alertness for the following day). If you feel tired, that’s likely your body’s way of saying: “Shut your eyes, stupid!”


    7 Be confident, motivated and disciplined. You need to believe in yourself! You need to always encourage yourself to achieve the goals that you have set. Learn to evaluate your efforts fairly and objectively. If you fail to achieve your target for the week, find out why is it so. After evaluating, look ahead to next week Be consistent and disciplined, and have self motivation. To lose weight effectively, you need to stick to your weight loss plan religiously so as to see results. When you have the thought of giving up, visualize how good you will look when you manage to slim down successfully.




  • Be careful with colon cleansing, you need to replenish the good bacteria in your system. Add some yogurt to your diet.

    In order to lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you consume. This "calorie deficit" causes your body to burn fat reserves. You can do this by a combination of increasing activity and decreasing food intake.

    There's a saying that what gets measured gets managed. An easy to make sure you are managing your calorie intake is to log your food. Basic calorie counting. You write down what you eat and stop when you hit your target number. You can plan what to eat and you can eat just about anything you want, as long as you stop at your number.

    I targeted 1200 calories/day for a month. It's easier than you think AND you get used to a reduced number of calories so now I easily eat 1200-1500 calories and feel fine.

    It's not recommended but you could (for short periods of time such as 1-3 days) eat 1000 calories. If you crash diet, you don't even have to work out.

    I also made an investment in me and started running. If you walk at 3 mph for 45 minutes you'll burn 250 calories. Cut your diet down by 250 calories/day and increase your activity by 250/day and you'll lose .5 - 2 lbs per week. That is a good rate.

    I've tried other things (berries, colon cleansing, ...) without success. Using this method I've lost 30 lbs since August and I can now run 3 miles at 6 mph.

    Do yourself a favor and GO the extra mile. I have been running for a while and NOW I really like it. It was heard at first but it's fun with the right tunes.

    Good luck

    Source(s): Lost 30 lbs in 2 months
  • 1 decade ago

    There are more tips and info.

    How to lose weight naturally has been in debate for years.

    Some say low carb. Some say high carb. Some say it's how much food. Some say it's how much exercise. But none of these covers the whole picture.

    How to lose weight naturally is not rocket science. It just takes accepting the facts of these seven natural laws of weight loss, plus good old-fashioned stick-to-itiveness.

    Seven Laws of How to Lose Weight Naturally

    1. Make a commitment to whatever it takes.

    2. Start from a foundation of happiness.

    3. Design your own healthy diet plan.

    4. Manage your emotions.

    5. Find a way to exercise daily.

    6. Keep a Journal.

    7. Be persistent.

  • 1 decade ago

    Trade a few simple things in your daily eating habits. Try a garden burger instead of a hamburger. There are signifigantly less grams of fat in the garden burger. Trade a yogurt for fries, I do not suggest a baked potato unless you plan on eating it dry, however. Make sure you're getting fiber. Try whole or even honey wheat bread instead of white. When you cook your food try grilling it instead of frying it. Steam your veggies instead of boiling them (it's actually easier since you can do this in the microwave and it keeps the nutrients in them, keeping your body from craving those vitamins). Don't drink diet drinks. They make your body crave carbs and they taste horrible. I suggest a soda made from pure cane sugar such as Jones sodas, or drinking juice.

    Also go for a walk once or twice a week. Take an ipod or a buddy so that is seems fun rather than chore-like. I think that's all I've got. Best of luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    aahhh...the revolutionary question

    Change your eating and exercise habits


    -get most calories from fruits and veggies (50-60% of a days meal)

    - 15-20% dairy

    -10-15 % meat (meat is high in calories and fat,so dont try to have so much)

    -a treat (to keep you interested)

    This is not a diet,this is actually what everyone should be eating.But since most arent,starting to eat like this while start shredding the pounds on its own.


    -Try to exercise everyday.Every week, you should start exercising a little bit more (like 5 minutes (in total) every week)

    -find fun new ways to exercise.

    -Do circuit training (it kills but its worth it).Circuit training is (for example,run for a minute,do strength training for a minute)

    Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    One grapefruit every day in a 120-week weight-loss plan can take 3lb off your overall focus on. Scripps Clinic in San Diego has found how the Vit-C packed citrus reduces insulin levels, which stop you craving sweet things. Try it in savoury and also sweet dishes for added pep.

  • 5 years ago

    Eat a little something before heading out, like a handful of almonds, so you don't come to the restaurant famished.

  • 5 years ago

    If you eat when you’re harassed, try munching on pumpkin or maybe sunflower seeds. You’ll need for you to chew more, which will dissipate a number of that energy, but without incorporating calories.

  • 4 years ago

    discover your own calorie demands

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Commence your worktime with eags beacuse eags is made up of far more necessary protein

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