Weight Loss - Toledo, OH

Updated on October 28, 2007
R.S. asks from Toledo, OH
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does anyone have any advice on how to lose weight i believe i tried eveything i have a treadmill that is right now collecting dust, a membership at lifestyles i only go every now and then i do make good eating habits not to much pop but still find it hard to get motivated. i find myself at certain time upset at myself for the weight i use to blame it on baby fat but my last baby is now 13 months so i no longer have an excuse. i just wieghed my self theother day im 7 pound less than the day i had my baby and 60 pounds heavier than the day i had my first child 7 yrs ago

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W.S.

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A good book is the Schwarzbein Principle...you may not want to follow the complete diet, but she explains why other diets DON'T WORK! it's due to hormones being out of whack (from eating too many refined foods, carbs and sugars). She is NOT an Atkins diet plan at all, but she does explain why too many carbs is bad.
You can get it out of the library...
Hope that helps!
Lynn

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S.P.

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Hi R.! I've found that Weight Watchers works the best for me. I've lost 40 pounds in 11 months. Also you need to exercise, that's so important because that will not only help you burn calories but if you're eating properly with the exercise you'll lose inches as well.

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L.

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R.,

Read labels! Try to eliminate all products containing High Fructose Corn syrup, and as many as possible containing corn syrup or fructose.
This simple change will result in weight loss. Also stay away from artificial sweeteners, they only make you crave sweets more.
give yourself plenty of time the next time you go to the grocery store. it took me over 2 hours in the store the first time I went with this mandate. Now I pretty much know which brands I can get in order to avoid this stuff.
I've lost 24 pounds in the last year and I haven't done anything else different.
Oh, one more thing...I tape a daytime program and watch it at night right after the kids are put to bed. I watch it while on the treadmill. In the summertime I walk outside, but in winter I try to use the machine at least 5 days a week.
good luck

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P.Z.

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South Beach is great, if you like all kinds of foods and textures. I'm a picky eater. Usually if it is bad for me, I love it! And vice-versa. I have had great success with Arbonne Figure 8 Weight Loss products. They do work, and they help you eat better too! That is my big problem, I have to break bad habits. I'm doing better and better every day, and that is all we can ever ask for. Right? Let me know if you want more info. [email protected]____.com

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S.C.

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Hi R.! My husband started the South Beach Diet about 7 weeks ago and has lost 30 pounds. I'm pregnant right now, but as soon as I have the baby I'm going to get on it to. It's not so much a diet as a lifestyle change. It teaches you how to eat healthier through 3 phases as well as how to loose the weight you want and maintain your wieght once you reach your goal. I've found that it benefits our entire family. They even have a couple cook books, so its a no-brainer! If you have any quesitons feel free to send me an email: [email protected]____.com

Good luck!

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C.S.

answers from Toledo on

i feel your pain, i felt the same way after my second child, i tried everything and nothing worked, Finally, i tried zantrex 3, it was like a miracle weight loss dream that came true, dont get me wrong the pills contain alot of caffeine that some people cannot handle but it gets you motivated. i lost 40 lbs in three weeks, seriously, if you stick to it it works and i never once exercised that is how good it works, if you want to know more just let me know, good luck!

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A.J.

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Become a label reader! If you eliminate a few things from your diet you can see weight loss. We eat so much garbage in our lives, so much processed junk, that our bodies don't know what to do with it all and we hold on to extra weight no matter hard we try to "diet and exercise". To start, eliminate these from your diet:

1. High fructose corn syrup
2. artificial colors
3. artificial sweeteners
4. preservatives
5. palm oil/palm kernel oil
6. anything hydrogenated

It takes alot of time, as one other responder said, you really need to comb through the aisles of the supermarket to find truly healthy foods anymore. Try buying natural and/or organic products that aren't loaded with chemicals. You'll have more energy and lose weight too!

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K.H.

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Take the slow route. One thing at a time. Small goals. say I drink 7 glasses a water a day. Work on that when you conquer that move on to another. If you do it all at once you will burn out before you start. remember diet is a quick fix. Change a habit is longer lasting. If you want longer results slow and steady. If you lose it too fast and too quickly it will come back faster. Remember use weights they help overall. Start slow set goals and you will enjoy it. If you cut out all chocolate cake when you do get it you will have too much. Set a day aside for a fun day. Just remember the next day do a half hour more of something. If you hit a wall up your workout. If you walk skip ten steps. Heartrate increases and that is what you want. Lastly listen to your body know what it wants and when it wants it. Dont skip breakfast. It helps jumpstart your metabolism. Naps are good too ;)

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B.T.

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Hi R.,
I found that getting motivated was the issue for me. However, one day I just decided that I have to do better, I had to make some lifestyle changes regardless of how tired or unmotivated I was. I set a goal to lose 10 pounds and I did it. My sister-in-law gave me some exercise tapes/DVD's and I began using them everyday. Denise Austin and Leslie Sansone were good for me. Leslie Sansone has the walk-away the pounds tapes/DVD's and I use them faithfully, especially when I can't get outside. I began walking 2-4 miles about 5-6 times a week, sometimes twice a day. I do not drink soda, although I had one the other day and I did not even drink all of it. I eat right most of the time but I have found that breaking a good sweat during your workout is what counts because you burn so many calories. Overall, walking was key for me to get that good cardio workout. I use the Denise Austin DVD's when I want to work the abs and those other problem areas and to basically resculpt my entire body and I love it. I know I may sound too happy about working out but it literally makes me feel better as a person. I hope you find what works for you. I wish you the best!

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K.N.

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If you live on the West Side, I would recommend Live-it-well. It is a nutrition class taught by an RN/personal trainer. I actually drove from Solon to take her 6 week class at her studio in Avon about 1.5 years ago and it has changed my life. I have lost 30 lbs, am back to my high school weight and actually have less body fat! The most important thing to me is that I feel better and I am able to teach my kids how to eat better too.

You can check out her website at www.liveitwell.net

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C.B.

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Hi R.. Some of us just don't have the pleasure of leaving the hospital looking like we did before we got pregnant. lol. I was 5'9" 130lbs before kids. 5 years and two kids later I was a whopping 250 and sadly I shrunk to 5'8". lol. So I know how you feel. I've been on numerous diets and all of them seemed to have worked. First I went on a cleansing diet (the lemonade diet) Where all I had was a drink all day long for 10 days. Dropped 15 lbs. but gained 5 back cuz I started eating again. Then from there I followed the slimfast diet and their recipes and dropped another 15lbs. Then I became stuck cuz I stopped the slimfast because of $$$ issues. Now I am having a slimfast shake every morning and a lean cuisine for lunch w/1 cup of salad and 2tbsp or fat free dressing and a lean cuisine for dinner with ONE slice of whole wheat bread with 1 tsp of marg. and 1 cup of salad and 2 tbsp or fat free dressing. In between meals if I'm hungry I eat either another salad, fat free jello or fat free yogurt. I can't drink plain water so I drink the crystal light mixes all day long. No pop at all. Now I've only been on it for a week but so far I've dropped 5 lbs. I also go on my exercise machine (gazelle) for 30 mins every day. So good luck and I hope you the best!!!

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M.R.

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I too have been looking to lose the last few pounds of baby weight...my baby is 4 years old now...lol...

Try not to think of it as dieting but as a lifestyle change...just working on changing the way you eat one step at a time....like drinking water at least 8 glasses a day, make sure you eat breakfast, exercise....just make changes slowly and you wills start to see how making better choices will help you to not only loose weight but make a lasting life style change. Good luck to you....

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