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I have been doing 3 to 5 mile walks a day and i haven't been seeing any weight lost... should i walk more?

i'm not sure what to do but i have about 6 months to lose 60 pounds... do you think it's possible?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:29 AM on May. 22, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • are you doing anything besides walking? do you have a healthy diet plan?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Try mixing in jogging or sprints. Also, a HUGE part of the weight loss battle is diet!! It takes burning 3500 calories to lose a pound, so you can either work it off the hard way... or cut out a couple hundred calories a day and add some exercise for easier, faster results. Is it possible? Yes. You just have to be committed enough.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:50 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • While walking is one of the best exercises you can do, unless your calorie intake is being monitored as well, it won't be enough. Not to mention that these walks should also be very brisk, b/c just strolling won't do it either.

    Walk fast enough as if you are very very late to a doctors appointment. Then do burst of walking fast enough to not be able to talk for 1 min. , then back down to 3-4 min. of fast walking, then back up to very fast, and so on. These burst will bring up your heart rate to burn more calories, and along with 1500 cals a day, you might be able to lose 10 lbs a month. Don't go under the 1500-1800 a day tho. Your body would hold onto the fat.

    Be sure, to do change ups when your weight stalls. Knock out all sugar, soda's, and fast food. These are easy ways to lose weight. Wear a pedometer to get 10,000 steps a day and I promise these easy steps will do it for you. :)
    lifeasinoit

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 9:29 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • Your body gets used to the same ol' same ol' and stops responding. Watch your diet and switch up exercises... Do walking a couple times per week and mix in weight training and some type of aerobics (like to a video) so that you're body doesn't get bored. That would be my suggestion.
    Nunyabiznes

    Answer by Nunyabiznes at 9:47 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • When you go on a diet, or use a diet aid, you are just putting yourself on the gain/loss rollercoaster; frustrating for you, & hard on your body. You will never learn portion control or healthy eating habits. In order to maintain a healthy weight, you need to have a healthy lifestyle; this has the added bonus of setting a great example for your kids.
    It is great that you are walking! Now, drink your water! at least 8 8oz glasses a day. Next, eat your fruits & veggies! 7-8 servings a day, in at least three different colors. Eat your whole grains (loaded with fiber, protein, and lots of energy-giving nutrients), 7 servings a day. Cut way back on (or eliminate) meat & dairy. Add beans, lentils & tofu to your diet. You can get free meal plans and recipes from Dr. McDougall, or find his books at your local library: http://www.drmcdougall.com/free.html .Feel free to ask me any questions. -Robin
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:39 AM on May. 22, 2009

  • You should drink 1/2 your body weight of water (in ounces) each day. Have 24 ounces of that water with 6 tsp. of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar in it. Do daily stretches, work on posture & balance. Eat the recommended daily allowance of fruit, vegetables & grains. Eat less meat & dairy. Don't deny yourself but find somebody to split your desserts with or eat healthy ones.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:12 AM on May. 25, 2009

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