K.W. asks from Upland, CA on May 01, 2009
Losing Weight - Upland, CA
i am trying to lose 20 pounds by my birthday in july and i wanted suggestion as far as working out and eating healthy. I do work out about 4 times a week about 30 minutes. I am also going to start walking in the morning, if possible.any thing else i can do?
So What Happened?™
hey everyone than you for all your suggestions!!! I have started a kickboxing class which i love twice a week. I also joined a gym and i purchased the dvd turbo jam. I have lost 5 pounds already.Thanks again
R.J. answers from San Diego on May 02, 2009
For working out:
- Walking 3-5 miles a day or more
- Sit up / Stand up straight... the vast majority of calories burned in a day are actually used keeping us from being puddles on the floor.
- Watch a movie... no, seriously.. but don't sit down, do this:
1) Take a broomstick & twist off the brush -or et a long pvc pipe-
2) Rest it on your shoulders, behind your head
3) Rest your arms on the broomstick. -this should be easy/comfortable feeling, but the broomstick DOES make your posture perfect-
4) Twist like a helicopter...left, right left right left right
You can move your head, or keep it in place. Just twist left and right, VERY lazily, relaxed, not a lot of effort, and do it for the next 30 min-2 hours (I DID say, grab a flick, didn't I?)
...... This exercise will NOT build muscles. It DOES tighten your interior abdominal muscles (sorry, not the one's that give you a six pack). By doing this, a few thousand times a day for a few weeks....your interior abdominals hold your organs more in place. And this typically translates to 2-4 inches off of your waistline. It's the twisting and perfect posture and LACK of arm movement that does it. If you're moving your arms (like punching) you work on different muscles. Hence the broom stick. Posture + Relaxed Arms.
- Do pushups on your bathroom counter every time you wash your hands. You're at such a steep incline that it's no sweat. Make it as easy as possible, and you'll always do it. The angle, btw, is hellloooooo sexy little triceps.
- Drink lots of water.
- EITHER eat a lot (like small amounts 5 times per day), OR on a very exact schedule (6-12-6) type. Either method ramps up a person's metabolism, that food is abundant... and therefore it's okay to get a little loosey/goosey with holding onto every calorie. IE, your metabolism becomes inefficient. Which is what you want when losing weight.
- DO NOT starve yourself. This also means, DO NOT leave the table hungry. These are fantastic tricks for people trying to gain weight, because it slows the metabolism down to a crawl.
- Eat food you love. Enjoy your food & enjoy your exercise. If you're hating either, it's time to change something.
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A.C. answers from Los Angeles on May 02, 2009
Hi! The best and most effective way that I have ever toned my bod and lost weight is kick boxing! You can try a class at Pro Am in Murrieta for free to see if it is right for you! The classes are really fun, high energy, and for beginners and professionals alike! Sensei Jesse teaches the class, and he is AMAZING! Plus they are only 45 minutes and there is a class or two everyday...you can go to as many or as few as you like, or as your schedule allows ; )
Good luck Girl! You can do it!
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F.E. answers from Los Angeles on May 03, 2009
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D.M. answers from Los Angeles on May 02, 2009
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B.H. answers from Los Angeles on May 02, 2009
I LOVE the book The Mars Venus Diet and Exercise Solution by Dr John Gray. I learned what to eat, how to exercise as a woman AND I dropped 40 pounds (in just a couple of months)over 3 years ago (I just turned 40) and have kept it off. I am more toned then EVER before. You can see my before and after on my website www.HeyYouGetReal.com if you want.
Eating right is great - but our food is not food anymore it doesn't give us what we require watch this You Tube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOvzL5ZBz0I) for more info on that.
Exercise is fine and necessary. But without cleansing (in my opinion) you will NOT keep it off.
I now know how to feed my body, what works for me and I am happier than ever!
B.K. answers from Los Angeles on May 04, 2009
K., I have found an amazing program that allows me to eat what I want and still lose weight! I have lost 7 pounds in about three weeks and my husband has lost 11! My husband has been in the health industry for years and he has seen nothing like this. You can go to www.c4weightloss.com and get more information, or just shoot me a message and I can answer any of your questions. I absolutley LOVE this program!
J.S. answers from Los Angeles on May 03, 2009
I've lost 160 pounds and now professionally work with others on a one-on-one basis to help them do the same. Check out my website and contact me if you are interested.
S.G. answers from Los Angeles on May 02, 2009