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iamashamedofmyself iamashamedofmyself 18-21 28 Answers Dec 30, 2012 in Health

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Exercise is overrated as a contributing factor... its healthy and its great, but if you eat the same garbage whilst working out you might just get stronger, fitter and fatter all at the same time.<br />
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Starvation doesn't help either.<br />
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The best combination I've found is regular small gym sessions (1-2 hrs maybe every other day or so) coupled with clever dieting that forces ketosis (metabolism of fat). Atkins diet is the textbook example, but there are other, healthier options too... research it.<br />
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On the other hand, once I get down to about 36" i find it very difficult to lose any more.<br />
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If you are finding it exceptionally hard, do you have a medical problem? See a doctor and find out.<br />
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If you ever went through a period of forced starvation there is a chance that your body has adapted in ways that make it very difficult for you to lose weight... its not common but it does happen.

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i will see a doctor tomorrow. and the points you made ar every good indeed. will keep them in mind. thanks a lot.

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What seemed to work the best for me was not eating within 3 hours of going to bed, unless you truly need a snack during that time. So, if you go to bed at 10 p.m., you should not eat after 7 p.m. It might take a while to get used to, but I eventually stopped feeling hungry during those three hours before bedtime.<br />
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Also, take a realistic look at how much you are eating. If it seems like a lot, just eat less. This will probably take a while to get used to as well. You may need to relearn your body's signal that it is full, or get used to not feeling stuffed. Try to keep your life full and happy so that you don't notice the change.<br />
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Also, try to arrange so that all the grains you eat are whole grains. They will keep you fuller for longer.

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oh yea i really really need something to eat at least one hour before bed or i will wake up in the middle of the night to ruin my diet. but i will try not to eat.thanks.
i will try with peanuts i think.thanks.

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Atkin's. A lot of people bash it, but I've lost a ton of weight on it. Plus, you can snack, and eat as much as you want.

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i dont understand you sir.

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The Atkin's diet. Ya know, low carbs, and all that? You should look it up, and try it.

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will do so..thanks a lot.

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6ft 38" isnt bad at all. My son is 6ft and 36" and he doesnt look fat. You can try a glass of grapefruit juice before bed and maybe walking if it really bothers you.

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i walk a lot. do exercises. actually i weigh much more than i look like.

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muiscle weighs more than fat...

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i dont have 6-packs or 8. :P

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gonna try harder then :)

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What kind of diet...?<br />
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See, the problem with dieting, is that most diets are about cutting out this or that, or counting calories.<br />
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Which is great, until we take into consideration most diets are done this way:<br />
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"My car takes 28 gallons. That's how much fuel it needs. Never put more than that in it."<br />
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Wonderful. So, I know how many gallons I should have. WHAT KIND OF FUEL? Because, you see, that's where these calorie counting things go wrong. The brain needs one kind of fuel, the muscles another, the digestive system, etc etc... All of these body parts require something different.<br />
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I hate to pimp out something, but... yeah. Gonna do it anyway. Most effective diet I've ever seen takes a different approach to diet. It's not about counting calories, or cutting out fat, or protein, or carbs... all essential to operating your body.<br />
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It's about BALANCING HORMONES. Because, you see, when your body is running correctly...? IT WORKS.<br />
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Look up the Perfect 10 Diet: http://www.perfect10diet.com/<br />
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I've done my research. I am convinced. Least you can do is check it out.

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will check it out. thanks for the help.

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You should drink everyday's morning a glass of warm water with few drops of lemon in it .It will work efficiently if you try it along with honey.Also consult with doctor.

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what a coincidence, i am drinking it right now. but "honey"?? well..lets just say it doesnt suit me. and doctor, yea actually i was thinking of tht.

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Actually, it's proven that honey kickstarts the metabolism. Supposedly, if one ate a teaspoon of honey before going to bed (you will want to brush your teeth afterwards, or kiss the teeth goodbye) it makes your body burn calories all night long. I can't confirm it, but honey is FAR better for you as a sweetener than ANY other. It actually has a nutritional value outside of being sweet.

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Let me clarify, since EP doesn't allow us to edit responses. I CAN confirm that honey kickstarts the metabolism. I cannot confirm if the teaspoon of it before bed works or not.

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i will try honey then. with warm water. but do you mean to say that it will damage the teeth?

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You should ask a doctor or something.

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thinking of doing so..thanks.

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Losing weight is a combo of diet and exercise. Restricting to one won't work. <br />
Also, you should feel how much of your waist size is fat, in comparison to how broad your ribcage is. I have a friend who desperately tried to get thinner, but she has a broad ribcage so a wasp taille will never be for her...

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yea i have an big ribcage. will try to improve my routine. thanks.

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were you just training at punching or the whole nine yards of skipping and shadow boxing/lifting weights etc?

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just punching. actually there is a space problem where i live. so i have a punching bag in my room only.

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i have one in my room too! Well first of all, if you are trying to lose weight in your waist punching alone isn't going to do it. It will strengthen your arms and back and stomach a bit if you work really hard (I kind of do weird movements to get my stomach in on the mix). But something that will help a lot is skipping (not in your house...outside if possible), or crunches, running on the spot. I haven't done it yet, but apparently the GSP workout is really really good if you don't have a lot of space to workout. But be careful, it is really intense so dont get discouraged if the first try isnt as sharp as they are. Just do what you can, and work up your endurance.

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i do push-ups and hybrids of push-ups (which looks weird, do it to involve all my body parts). thanks i will try to keep up.

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have you tried.........not givin a flyin F?

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tried, failed. :P

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weight means nothin......sounds lame at yur age........but confidence is truly everythin.......the most beautiful people i've ever met in my life........were comfortable in their own skin...whether skinny, "normal" or fat

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but being fat might cause problems when i am old.

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What is your BMI?

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i have tried tht but the thing is, my weight is much more than what i give an impression of. 38'' is not less i know, but weight should be more accordingly.

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What do you mean, your weight is your weight right? The BMI says if you are overweight, normal or too thin. That will help you to know if you are healthy or not :)

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it says i am not healthy. and that is why i am trying to loose weight. trying my best, lets see.

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Oh I see :/ How many times a week do you exercise?

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almost daily. never less than 5 times a week.
punching bag for 15 minutes. 15 push-ups, 15 sit-ups and some running and walking.

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Wow, that's great! When did you start this program? You will eventually see it on your body, and if not you should talk to your doctor :)

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(Mostly raw) vegan diet is the answer.

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i am a vegetarian.

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That's the problem. You're getting animal fat from dairy and eggs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNCGkprGW_o

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so i should avoid milk? i dont take butter cheese and all..only milk. but i have heard milk helps in reducing weight.

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The animal fat that makes us fat is found in meat, dairy and eggs. Milk is a dairy product so, yes, milk has the animal fat that makes you fat. It also doesn't help make strong bones. The countries that consume the most dairy have the highest rates of osteoporosis. Milk is unhealthy unless you're a nursing calf. Please watch the video but the big picture.

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oh i see. thanks a lot. i was wrong as it seems. thanks and i will try to avoid such products.

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No try. Do.

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