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do you ever want to lose a few pounds but when you try and try it just seems like you stay at that wieght or you have to gain in order to lose it?

ugh! been working on it. although i dont do much exercising, because the next day i screw it up somehow by eating the wrong thing. i even took then suggestions on here to drink water with my beer and that slowed me down to like 8 a night to 4 or less and i still have to gain 2 pounds for drinking beer. its so fustrating!


Asked by americansugar80 at 9:05 PM on Jul. 11, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I'd have to agree that alcohol is setting you back a big step. Another thing you should do is keep a food log. Write down everything you eat. That way you can actually see what you are eating. It might be more than you realize. Too many carbs, sugars, ect. They all start adding up to pounds. You have to have a calorie deficit each day to be able to start losing.
    Water is the best thing to drink. If you dont like it plain, get a lemon and slice it up and put a slice of it in your water. It adds flavor as well as it helps rid your body of waste and keeps your from retaining excess water weight. Ice cold water also helps jump start your metabolism.
    Also try and work in just a few minutes of exercise a day. Even if its just 10 lunges and 20 or 30 squats. You can do those at home in about 10 minutes with no equipment and you are working on your thighs and glutes that way.

    Answer by Melindakc at 2:17 AM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Dont focus on pounds, focus on inches. When your working to lose weight if you gain muscle the scale will not really show your progress. Also drinking alcohol goes against weight loss one glass per week is fine but anymore then that and your going to get frustrated.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 9:09 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • Don't look at the numbers on the scale. Not to mention you won't see change overnight. If you are going to weigh yourself do it in the morning, because your weight will fluctuate as the day progresses. Building muscle at first will make it seem as if you are gaining but that is not the case look at your inches lost instead. Drinking beer or alcohol period is counterproductive, you should drink water.


    Answer by MRSnMOTHER at 9:17 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • well i do like my beer. i dont know if i can cut it out altogether. if i do that, i might become a bore when i go out. i do drink pretty low calorie beer...micholob ultra. although its been years since i am complaining about beer being my biggest wieght gain issue so ill have to think upon that, im sure i could do 1 or 2 once a week. i meant that i went from 8 to 4 on weekend. one day.

    Comment by americansugar80 (original poster) at 9:26 PM on Jul. 11, 2010

  • I would start with simple changes.
    Don't buy junk food
    Walk, or do other exercise, for at least 20 minutes a day, at least 3 times a week.
    Make sure that you are drinking enough water, at least 8 8oz glasses a day.
    Eat an apple or big pile of veggies before meals.
    Eat 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, in at least 3 different colors.
    Eat 5-6 servings of whole grains a day.
    Eat at least two servings of legumes a day.
    Cut way back on, or eliminate, meat and dairy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:57 AM on Jul. 12, 2010