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Weight Loss - Cerritos, CA

Help...I need some wieght loss tricks. I am 5'6" but I look about 175. I have been working out walking/jogging most days of the week and lifting weights for strength building. I have not lost a single pound . i do not eat very much at all. This is just making me so depressed. Moms out there...how do you lose weight with a very busy schedule and what are some diet tricks. 4 years ago I lost 25 pounds on the South Beach Diet in about 4 months but I do not want to do that. Do meal replacement bars work? Help.

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I would highly recommend Weight Watchers. I am 5'6" and was 192 & am now 147! I'm thinner than I was before I got pregnant! Anyway, I had never been a successful dieter & did workout but didn't have much luck losing weight until WW. Give it a try!

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I would highly recommend Weight Watchers. I am 5'6" and was 192 & am now 147! I'm thinner than I was before I got pregnant! Anyway, I had never been a successful dieter & did workout but didn't have much luck losing weight until WW. Give it a try!

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Start keeping a food log, and write down what you eat, figure out the calories your body needs daily, and eat less, move more. It's really simple math. Calories in, calories out. Diets don't work, eating healthy and working out does. Here's a website link that you can use to find out your caloric needs.


Diets have never worked for me (or most people in the long run).If I go on any kind of diet, it may work to take weight off, but it is not maintainable. Then it is harder to lose weight and keep if off the next time. So instead of dieting, I have started listening to my body. I have stopped weighing myself. If I get 30 minutes of moderate exercise 3-4 times a week, eat only when I am hungry - important - stop when I am full, my weight stays stable. I am not a slim movie-star looking person, but I am satisfied with my weight, because it feels right to me.

Hi E.;
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Try the flat belly diet, and watch I Can Make You Thin on Sunday nights on TLC (I can't remember what time it's on, like 8 or 9, I think). The show is really revolutionary- I mostly just tuned in because I was like "how can a TV show help people diet" but really, I was like "wow, this really works!" And try to catch the reruns of the first few episodes. As for the flat belly diet, I would follow some of the food recommendations, but still follow the rules of the show. The flat belly diet focuses on eatting healthy fats that actually help you get rid of that fat most of us moms have trouble with around the belly, while also addressing our every day habits that make us bloat. But I think the key for moms, esp as we get older, is in general NOT to diet but to just adapt a healthy new lifestyle, and that's one thing I love about the show- it's really anti diet. I'L. give you a preview- in the first show he talks about the four rules, the heart of his program. They are 1) Eat when you're hungry, 2) Eat what you want, 3) Eat conciously (don't watch TV, don't read a magazine, don't do anything else. Enjoy your food, eat slowly, put your fork down after every single bite, and chew each bite as long as you can and really THINK about how good the food is- this is my favorite, because the next day I had a grilled cheese and I had never realized how rediculously yummy grilled cheese is, and I was fuller and more satisfied- this also makes you eat less) and 4) Stop when you think you might be full- apparently this is the hardest thing for some people and he suggests (I didn't do this) eatting for a few meals with your eyes shut so you don't know how much food is left on your plate. But he says if you THINK you're hungry, stop, but if you're hungry in ten or twenty minutes, eat more! I love it. Good luck!

Counting calories can drive you crazy but it helps you manage what you are eating. go to calorieking.com and you can type in any food item from pretty much any restaurant or grocery store. Start by eating breakfast, before I got pregnant I ate a bowl of special K in the morning, then a good healthy lunch and usually ate something healthy for dinner (eating early helps too) and worked out after work and I lost about 10 pounds and looked great. Good luck with it!!!

OK this is an easy one. I used a program called Body For Life by Bill Phillips and managed to lose 105 pounds in 16 months, which remedied my infertility. There is no gimic to losing weight. No Pills... no powders... nothing. Just common sense. IF you are not eating enough you will throw your body in to starvation mode which will stop the process of losing weight because your body will store everything that it can because it fears a lack of food. So therefore.... EAT! But you have to eat healthy foods... not junk foods. Do not eat anything that doesn't come from nature... if it's boxed... skip it... if it's canned... ditch it. Think lean... think veggies and fruits. Check out the program I used and I promise that if you stick to it that you WILL see results. I have tried EVERYTHING else including 10 years of binging and purging. It doesn't work. www.bodyforlife.com
Good luck! :)

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