Weight loss???

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by a e i o u, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. I really want to lose at least 10 pounds soon. Do you think that if I stopped eating lunch, cut off on the cookies, and jogged 1.5 or 2 miles everyday for 2 weeks or so I would lose that much weight??? :meh:
  2. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I wouldn't quit eating lunch. Just eat healthier. The jogging will definately do some major work and so will the cutting out cookies. I've been watching what i eat more. I quit drinking so much pop-i drink @ max 3 a week now VS. 6 a day [ i know farrrrrrrrrrr to much]. Try and limit fast food. I think so far i've lost around 10-15 pounds and i've been doing this for the past month or two. Once tax check gets here i'm getting a membership to the YMCA and plan to start working out on a regular basis.

    That's all
  3. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Never cut out meals to loose weight. Your body just goes into a kind of survival state and makes it really hard to take off the weight.

    Cut the cookies, get yourself some good running shoes, and just give it a little effort and the weight will come off soon enough.
  4. thanks guys. ill keep up with a more healthy lunch and work harder. :cool:
  5. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    First: Do not skip meals. Going extended periods of time without food can cause your blood sugar to drop. It can also make you famished by the time of your next meal, causing you to eat more than usual. A better plan is to decide your daily total calorie goal and spread thsoe calories over three meals and two snacks.

    Second: Cutting out cookies and other junk food will be very helpful. If you get hungry, snack on real fruit. Remember the two golden words of weight loss and management, "Portion control."

    Third: Your jogging program is ambitious. I cannot advise you without knowing your present sate of physical fitness and training. If you are used to jogging regularly, keep it up. If, with no training, you are all of a sudden going to start jogging at the frequency and intensity you state, you may set yourself up for injury or burnout. It is risky to increase distance, frequency and intensity in a short period of time.
    A better way is long, slow distance one day, speed work with intervals the next, rest a day, and repeat. Or have an easy day, a moderate day and a hard day, then rest a day and repeat.

    Fourth: Your goal of ten pounds in two weeks is five pounds a week. If you are young, this is achievable with discipline and dedication. Keep in mind, the first several pounds will most likely not be fat loss, but water loss. A safer weight loss is two to three pounds a week and that weight loss is less likely to be regained rapidly.

    Good luck in achieving your weight loss objective. As a final caveat, once you have lost the ten pounds, continue working so that you can maintain your weight loss. Keeping lost weight off is actually a greater challenge than losing it.
  6. A very simple but often over looked aspect of weight loss is that in order to lose weight, you need to burn off more than you put in. Just cutting back food isn't going to help, as you're not doing your metabolism any good. Exercise is the best way to get your body into a state in which you can lose weight. As mentioned, get some good running shoes. I'm still getting over shin splints from using a bad pair of Rugby boots. Get something comfortable so you've got no excuses. Try joining a sporting team - the competitive nature may just push you a little more to exercise.

    Eat healthy, only eat when you're hungry, not just bored and if you're an emotional eater, address your reasons for being one. So many people eat to fill some sort of void or when they're down. You're never going to lose weight and keep it off if you get depressed a week later and eat everything in sight.

    I personally did actually cut out lunch to lose weight once and it worked. However, the reason for it was because I would eat 2 hotdogs at school and then come home at 3pm and eat donuts and junk food before dinner. Obviously, a better alternative would have been to eat lunch and have a healthy salad or sandwich. Its up to you which particular food/snacks/meal you choose to cut out. I need sugary foods and so lunch, being my least favourite meal, was the most effective for me. In saying that, never skip breakfast. You won't function properly during the day and you also gain weight more when you eat later in the day/night.

    Best of luck.


    Edit: Disclaimer: my cutting out of lunch is not necessarily the best nor the smartest way to lose weight. However, only you know your body and if what you're doing is working physically and mentally for you, then its fine. If you do take my advice, at your own risk, then you have to be prepared to change plans if things don't work. That also generalises to everything you do.
  7. the old burn more than you consume doesn't work with calories. that assumes all calories are equal. they're not.

    as much as the media love to put it down, the atkins diet can be a great thing. there are a lot of other diets out there that are perfectly safe and effective too. i just know that atkins worked for me.

    rather than listen to opinions from the general public, go to the experts. go to your local library and do some reading. there are lots of books out there on dieting and general healthy eating. you don't have to drop everything you love to eat, just make some better choices. i strongly urge you to do some legitimate research before you change your diet according to what other people have done.
  8. Whether some calories are 'weighted' more than others or not, the fact is that is some people try to just diet, do no exercise and think that if they eat less than they were before they should lose weight. Similarly, some think that they can eat as much as they want that they'll somehow drop pounds if they run every now and then. What I was alluding to was that you need to do both with an integrated program. Whether you choose to be serious and see a specialist or not, you have to put both elements together or else you'll end up with more heartache and potentially more weight.

  9. Man, real weight loss advice, I was going to say start smoking and pick up a morphine habit. :p
  10. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Eat less...move more.


  11. Yup. Tube calories are worht more than solid state.

    Actually, I lost 20 pounds over a couple of months without intending to simply by going on a low fat anti-cholestorol diet and cutting out beer. Brown bread instead of white, white meat and beef instead of lamb, all meat grilled, none stewed, fish, lotsa fruit and vegetables, no butter or any other animal fats other than occasional yoghourt and low fat cheese, low salt, no chocolate and a maximum of two eggs a week. I never put the weight back on.
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Different things work for different people. For me, low fat diets do not work. But low carb does! I have been doing Atkins(correctly, not the way the media portrays it) and working out 3-5 times a week since September. I have lost 34 lbs so far.
  13. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    i've skipped lunch during the week since last september and i've lost loads of weight.

    best not to follow my example though.