Losing Weight

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  1. LondonGoneWild

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    I'm overweight, plain and simple. I'm about 280 pounds at age 16, and it sucks. I want to lose weight, but I also have OCD so I can't really just do the "drop everything and excercise constantly" plan. I was wondering if anyone here has been in the same situation as me, and if so, how do you think that I can lose weight? I hopefully want to lose 30 pounds in 2 months, if that is possible.
     
  2. J-G

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    can i suggest cool down on all fatty foods and eat more salads and if that dont work you can always try subway
     
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    ROFL. I love how everyone "resorts" so subway and gets fatter.


    First off, if you want to lose weight, you must set your mind on it. You cannot live your normal life and just lose weight. Your whole life style would change. You're going to have to make huge sacrifices, you'll be going through mood changes and cravings. To lose weight theres mainly three steps.

    Step #1; Eliminating Cravings
    To start weight loss, you should start eliminating your cravings to sugar and refined starches. The purpose of this is to stabilize blood sugar leading to demolishing the cravings. This would last a couple of weeks at most. During this period of time you'll be eating mostly meats and vegetables. With minimal grain (carbohydrate) food.

    Step #2; Start Losing
    This is where the actual weight loss begins. Here you'll instead eat SOME GOOD CARBOHYDRATES such as whole grain bread or brown rice.

    Step 3; Maintenence
    This is where you want to keep the pounds off. It will satisfy your hunger without all the sugars and carbs.


    **Remember, all this requires EXCERCISE. Without it, its better to just starve. :|

    If you need guidance take tips out of here; DO NOT TAKE THE ACTUAL DIET.
    http://www.southbeachdiet.com/sbd/publicsi...w-it-works.aspx
     
  4. J-G

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    lol subway soo works <_< <_<
     
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    30lbs in 2 months might be a bit much that's roughly 4lbs a week and while doable might not be healthy, I'd suggest not worry about loosing weight, but loosing inches. on the waiste and gaining inches on the arms thighs and chest.

    who looks better. some buff guy at 6'2" 230lbs, or some scrawny guy at 6'2" 150lbs... the former of course

    measure your gains in body fat as a percentage of weight

    basically this is what you do, get a solid diet, weight lift, and do cardio

    you might lift 2-4 days a week and on those days you'de

    and FYI dramatic changes are easier to implement and to be devoted to than gradual changes as when you improve gradually you tend to feel like you can slack off.\


    here's a 1 week plit

    monday
    weight lift(upper body push day) (do 1-3 sets of each, go to muscular failure where you can't do any more using a weight where you can do 6-12 reps or so)
    bench press or chest press or dumbbell press
    tricep extensions
    military press
    crunches

    tuesday(lower body push)
    leg press
    leg extensions
    squats

    wednessday(rest/cardio)

    thursday(upper body pull)
    lat pulldown
    bicep curls or preacher curls etc.
    upright rows or similar
    forearm curls

    friday(lower body pull)
    deadlift
    leg curls
    stiff legged dead lift

    saturday(rest/cardio)

    sunday(rest/cardio)


    and it's important to lift because otherwise you'll end up loosing as much muscle as you do fat and your improvement will be WAY slower

    as for diet, make it centric on protein,while the bulk of your caloric intake should come from carbohydrates, it's harder to get sufficient protein than you'de think. When you're cutting the is VERY true as your body needs protein and if you're not getting enough your body might catabolize muscle tissue to get it. That's a bad thing

    suggested foods
    nonfat cottage cheese
    1% milk(non-fat milk has more sugar, less protein and the little fat present in 1% milk is actually good for you to a degree)
    nuts
    fish
    poultry
    lean meats
    potatoes
    eggs
    oats
    wholegrains(this means avoiding whitebread)

    if you're starting out, try for 2500 calories a day with around 40% coming form carbs on lifting days, 30-20% coming form protein and the rest coming from lipids(aka fats) if 2500 is too much, try 2000, if 2000 is too little, go for 2300, just tweak as necessary.

    for more info - bodybuilding.com
     
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    i got the flu and didnt eat a thinig for a week

    dropped 30 lbs
     
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    i would suggest you stay away from greasy foods like chicken and pizza and exercise regulary.
     
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    try to eat Lots of celery, (Negative calories) And eat healthy foods, remember, You can eat fatty-foods in MODERATION. My cousin was in the same situation, His father got a bowlfex, and he dropped it all, I suggest them =P
     
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    get into exercising like really slowly
     
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    xelink pretty much summed it all up.

    He has a good workout routine as well as a good diet plan listed above.

    It's actually easier to go from fat to fit than from fit to fitter. So start lifting weights and eat properly. Of course you have to do some exercise to drop those pounds unless you'd like to starve.
     
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    Yeah ^

    After a while, all this becomes your daily routine.

    Also, eat 5-6 smalls meals everyday rather than 3 big meals. This boosts your metabolism by keeping it constantly working. Make sure you eat the foods xlink posted above. You could do what I and most other people do: Breakfast, mid-afternoon snack, lunch, mid-evening snack, dinner and a snack an hour before bedtime. That makes it 6 meals. You could knock one snack out if you want. But this is what I follow. Lifting, I do is 3 times a week and cardio about 2-3 times as well. Once you start implementing this into your daily life, you'll see results fast.
     
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    I am not overweight according to the BMI, but I am my gut hangs out more than most kids at school (It's not noticeable until I am wearing a tight shirt or no shirt at all). My problem is, I can and will do exercise, it's just I am always sidetracked by my computer and Xbox and TV. How can I avoid these things so I can exercise?
     
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    WII ;o
     
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    Hehe, lol. I was going to buy that in March but they were sold out everywhere (Oahu) so I ended up buying a guitar and some other things.
     

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