L.D. asks from Plattsburgh, NY on December 30, 2008
Want to Lose 10 Pounds
I am short, only 4 feet 10 inches. I am looking to lose 10 pounds before my birthday in late February. I am not sure how much I weigh now, but I know its too much! My clothes are starting not to fit right and I feel schlumpy! My biggest problem is portion size and control, and sugar (mainly chocolate). My husband and I are both giving up soda for New Years. What else can I do? I am not a picky eater, and already eat fruits and veggies. I am looking for foods that will fill me up without alot of fat and calories.
So What Happened?™
hey everybody, thanks for helping me out! I now do little things, like measure my cereal in the morning and pay attention more to portion size. I also don't eat a lot of red meat. I look for things with protein like beans and fiber, since we do this for my daughter. I just got a new pair of running shoes, so I am going to get back in the routine of going for a jog. I've lost about 6 pounds so far, so I am almost there!
G.T. answers from Boston on December 31, 2008
Hi L.. Do you exercise? I am a trainer and offer a free E-book to any Mamasource mom that contains a workout program (and more) than you can do from home. E-mail me if you are interested: ____@____.com
Dieting will help, but you need to exercise to shed pounds and tone up as well.
Also, make sure you eat 5-6 small meals throughout the day, rather than 3 big meals. This keeps your metabolism on and moving.
Try some protein snacks like hard boiled eggs, apples and low fat cheese, apples and a TB of peanutbutter, yogurt, etc.
Hope this helps!
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E.C. answers from Boston on December 31, 2008
i noticed you were open to ideas for working from home so i thought i would share some info. I work from home with the m.o.m team & we are partered up with a health and wellness company. If you are interested you can go to my website www.themoneymakingmom.com & leave your contact info & i'll be in touch.it may or may not be for you but it can't hurt to check it out!!
C.H. answers from Boston on January 22, 2009
Hello L.: I just read your request. I, too have had challenges with weight, until now. Our family of 4 have lost 130 lbs. and 135" in less than 5 months. It is NOT a DIET, but a NUTRITIONAL CLEANSE---all natural.
Would you care to hear more about this?
We also have CHOCOLATE-----------YUMMMM!!
I commend you greatly for giving up soda.....carbonated beverages eat away at your bones. Good for you!!
Fruits and veggies are GREAT...keep eating them, but we need to cleanse the toxins to get rid of the extra fat that protects our inner body from the toxins we injest and breathe in.
I would be glad to help.
N.R. answers from Boston on December 30, 2008
I happen to coach a program that may help you out. If you would like some information on it let me know. I teach folks how to eat real food, no meal replacements. I personally did the program and lost 32 lbs. 5 inches on my waist and went from a 16 to an 8. The best part is that this was a year ago and I have managed to keep the weight off easily. I feel great. It's the best program that I have ever tried. let me know if you would like me to send you some information.
L.Z. answers from Boston on December 31, 2008
Hi L.! I agree with the other advice, you do need to eat right AND exercise to lose weight and keep it off. I find that I can exercise like crazy but if I eat too much sugar or my eating is off, I won't lose weight no matter how much I work out. You already know that portion control is key. A serving of lean protein (chicken, turkey, 93% lean beef, fish) is about the size of your closed fist. Aim to fill your plate with that, one-fourth carbs, and the rest veggies. To fill up without a lot of fat and calories, work protein in to meals to stay fuller longer. Try eggs or egg whites, lowfat cheese, hummus, peanut butter on toast or with an apple, etc.
One thing people often overlook is high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils and the havoc they wreak on your waistline. These ingredients are in MANY foods and are HIGHLY processed and no good for you at all. Manufacturers put them in to make food taste better, but they only add chemicals and sugar to the food. READ LABELS - you can buy bread, snacks, ice cream, even crackers and sauces/dressings that have these ingredients and not even know it!! If you cut these out and shoot for all-natural or organic foods, you will likely lose even more weight. Most stores have their own brands of organics now that are affordable. Trader Joe's in my favorite for this type of stuff because their prices are amazingly great. Finally, make sure you eat breakfast to get your metabolism going first thing. Studies have shown that eating breakfast (or some food) within one hour of waking up can help women lose 7-10 lbs. a year, provided you weren't already doing this. No matter what you do, keep a positive attitude and hang in there... enjoy your life but be reasonable in terms of portions and food/exercise, and you should see results!