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How can I get the energy to loose 40 lbs?

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Asked by Jessica248 at 4:34 PM on Jun. 20, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Start walking each day and increase the distance incrementally.

    Answer by tasches at 4:35 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Ooh. .I need to lose 45 so when you find it, send some my way ok?

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 4:36 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • You can start slow with exercise and work yourself up to a routine that works for you. Eating the right foods will give you some energy, sometimes the foods you eat slow you down, specially sugary stuff. Start walking if you have never exercised before, start with half a mile or a mile and keep adding as you gain strength. You can do this!!!!!!

    Answer by older at 4:37 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Start small, like going on a walk every day. Then gradually start doing more and more. :) Keep busy so you don't think about eating as much and place sensible portion sizes on your plate. I'm right there with you. Hang in there. It takes a while to see results, but once you start seeing them, it's really encouraging and you realize that you CAN do it! I lost 20 lbs and hopefully counting! lol.

    Answer by Kword at 4:37 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Get a buddy and try different things until you discover what you like. Biking, hiking, walking...Does a 5K or marathon motivate you? Set up an incentive plan like a new pair of shoes or a handbag for every 10 pounds. Or treat yourself to a massage. Do an inspiration board. Cut out pictures of cute clothes and things you would wear and do if you were lighter. Create a bucket list of weight loss rewards. Ziplining, bungee jumping....etc. Have fun!!! :)

    PS- When you get a craving whiten or brush your teeth. Also try a gratitude journal. Take baby steps and focus on the positive.



    Answer by love2snorkel70 at 4:42 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • You have to stop waiting for the energy to come to you. You have to create the energy by moving, even when you don't feel like it. By working out you'll create energy. Start small, go for walks and build up from there.

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 7:33 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Don't focus on the "FORTY POUNDS". Instead, focus on 1-2 pounds per week. It's much less overwhelming to focus on small, achievable goals. Reduce your calorie intake by 250-500 cals per day. Increase your physical activity by easing into it -- walk for 10 minutes with your child(ren) after dinner. Dance in the living room for 10 minutes. Play tag with your kids. There are lots of ways to increase physical activity without joining a gym or running on a track.

    Answer by klickitykat at 11:50 PM on Jun. 20, 2011

  • Total control from herbalife. It'll boost your metabolism as well.

    Answer by ZanderandBella at 12:28 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Exercise will give you more energy, believe it or not. Everyone is right when they say to start out slow and go for walks. Also, make sure you eat small, protein and complex-carb filled snacks throughout the day. Hard-boiled eggs, ww slice of bread with natural pb, a string cheese, an apple (make sure you eat the skin, too, because there is fiber in it), basically, just boring stuff.

    Answer by Molly4630 at 12:27 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • exercising constiently will give you more energy to work out louder, I'm in that transition right now, I worked up to my workouts, You just have to keep invisioning your goal. A great motivater is to eye a dress you want or cute outfit whatever and write down your goals. And know that it takes time to lose 40 lbs. Take 10 lbs at a time.
    A known fact to lose 1lbs. you must burn 3,500 calories. Look at your eating habits, a great site to get started is
    good luck!!!

    Answer by Sillylins at 1:53 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

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