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i'm looking drop about 25-30 pounds....

and i am having a hard time. can anyone help me. i am counting calories and doing 30 minute work outs every other day. thanks so much


Asked by eva123 at 7:16 PM on Apr. 6, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Im also trying to lose 50lbs.
    1. Working out 30min. every other day is not enough! 30min daily is minimal to keep your current weight (or something like that). If you want to lose weight try working out 1hr every day atleaste 4-5x a week for 1hr, you must get your heart rate up. and sweat a lil'. for it to count!
    2. Look at what you are eating. Is it processed foods? Or natural foods? Try eating as much natural foods as possible. A good book to read is You: On A diet. also something i liked, but is hard to keep up with is "Eat this, Not That" It gives you great alternatives.
    3. Your counting calories, but are you monitoring your portions? -- Making sure that 1 glass of milk is really 8oz & not 10.. That cup of cereal is really the right serving (cereals are tricky! Most 1 serving = 3/4 of a cup!! WHAT! so watch out for that! And try to stay with 1c serving cereals.
    4. Drink water. Cut out soda. cut out salt & sugar.

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 7:37 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • . Unless you learn how to eat healthy for life, you will not be able to maintain a healthy weight and will stay on the gain/lose roller coaster - frustrating for you and hard on your body. Drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water every day. Eat 6-7 servings of whole grains (brown rice, whole grain bread, etc.) every day. Eat 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, in at least 3 different colors. Eat at least 2 servings of legumes every day. You will lose weight. You will have more energy. You will maintain a healthy weight. You will get sick less often. You will be setting a wonderful example for your children. You can get free meal plans and recipes from Dr. McDougall, or find his books at your local library:
    Eat an apple or a big pile of vegetables before meals

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:23 PM on Apr. 6, 2010


    Answer by hotmami2ajae at 7:33 PM on Apr. 6, 2010