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please do not ask me why lol.. but i have 20 days to lose 10 pounds.

i love my shape and size, but like all of us i am imperfect and i have some areas i want to work on. :

i have hip huggers which is my biggest flaw, a shape that could be a "coca bottle shape" has this ugly pudge of muffin top fat on both sides that ive hated for years, and my thighs are getting alittle flabby, and my stomach has a little pudge ill like to get flattened.. to be honest i do not excerise much, when i do i go crazy hard for about 2 weeks to a month straight and stop for about 3 months only to start again with this same routine.

so this is my new plan to lose the weight (those of you who are experienced in "health and excerise" feel free to call me out if these ideas are not helpful or will do me no good, and share some tips to loseing the weight fast!

  • food- cutting out all greasy food and carbs, eating strictly salad for the next two weeks (chicken added for protein)
  • cutting out all sodas!- and drinking orange juice, apple juice, lemonade etc... (right now im drinking cranberry juice mixed with water)
  • possibly taking the green bean coffee pills 2 times a day 30 min before a meal.
  • bicycle riding twice a week.

what do you think ladies? is this an effective approach (oh yea and today is my first day quitting cigarettes)

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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ambermario4ever
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Drink only water. Salad is good but look into the body by vi shakes they are healthy and it will be better for you. You should also cut out all sweets. And exersise at least four to five times a week. I have lost 55 pounds since the end of Oct. you can do this but you need to do it right. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:13 AM
No. It really is not! Haha.

Quoting Anonymous:

It is unhealthy to lose that much that fast.

Not_A_Native
by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Cutting out bad carbs is a good idea - but juice is loaded with sugar (carbs), even though they're natural ones.  Go for water instead, or if you can't stand that (but really learn to try), unsweetned tea with lemon, water with some lemon or lime in it, something that isn't sweet.

Just salad is boring and not really healthy if it's all you're eating.  Try some scrambled eggs with salsa, stir fry of veggies and chicken, beans (not refried, they're full of fat).  Look for the South Beach cookbook, it's full of great low or no carb recipes and guidance.

You will need some cardio exercise - running, swimming, something like that.  Cycling is good too.  As well as old fashioned crunches - try for something like 50 a day.

aphrodite7400
by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:19 AM

it wont work. ull just gainit all back plus some if you go this route.

eat about 1200 cals a day. your diet plan isnt enough. youll get mighty sick of salad and greens.  add in fruit and veggies.  i have egg beaters on a thinbagel with cut up fruit for break fast,  tuna no mayo with a big salad for lunch, dinner is a morningstar veggie burger with steamfresh veggies.  i dance around to youtube vids 2 times a week, and walk around my sons school in the parking lot when he has his therapy 2times a week. (instead of waiting in the reception area, i go outside to walk around the parking lot for 30 mins)

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:19 AM

 

thank you for the responses!! def am realizing fruit juice is a no no :( but i will sacrifice, i havent thought of lipo just because there not that overwhelming, there pretty small pudges... but noticable to me

Quoting Val99:

We are all built differently and when you exercise and eat better you may not lose the weight in your problem areas.  I have a friend that has been working on her butt with a personal trainer for several months.  Yes, she has gotten better toned and lost weight, but her butt looks bigger (her butt grows muscle easily!) and she lost her boobs.

BTW, I would suggest not drinking your calories.  Fruit juices are high in natural sugars.  My registered dietitian told me to cut out all fruit juice over 15 calories a serving.  I drink water, Crystal Light, MIO, etc.  If I want juice I drink the Ocean Spray diet varieties.

Also, you should do cardio 4-5 times a week.

Any way you could just get liposuction on the problem areas?


 

KaitlynEileen
by Bronze Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM
Your diet sounds good, and will probably be the hardest thing to change/stick to. I would do insanity. It's a 2 month program, but if you stick to it, and your diet you see results within a couple of weeks.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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You actually have a semi-realistic goal. Don't be upset if in 2 weeks you're not losing any weight. Your liver has stored all the excess fat and it has to rid itself first before it can start with any other fat cells. It could take a little while.

Secondly, make this a life-style change.

Lastly, cut out any fruit juice. You might as well be drinking soda if you're going to drink juices.
Try water with cut up oranges, lemons, raspberries, strawberries, etc. Prepare it before you go to bed and allow the fruit to sit. It's delicious. The recommended amount of water intake you need is half of your weight, in ounces. If you weigh 200lbs, you need 100oz. of water a day, more if you're working out hard.

Don't just eat salads. You will get sick to death of salads. Add variety. Salads aren't always a good thing. Make yourself a smoothie. I drink a smoothie two times a day and I get my nutrition. I, personally, make 2. 1. Banana, spinach, kale, peanut butter, plain greek yogurt, cocoa powder. Another is. Spinach, Kale, Celery, Cucumber, Kiwi, Banana, and raw honey.

Eat poultry, fish, legumes, beans nuts and leafy greens for your protein. Don't over do your protein because it can hurt your liver.

As far as exercises....

Riding a bike twice a week isn't sufficient. For your goal, I suggest riding 5 days a week for about 30-45 minutes. It can be a stroll around the park, you need to sweat and have to work at it in order for it to be effective.

Add some strength training into your work out to tone up.
Mazi184
by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:28 AM
Like everyone else said- don't drink your calories. Stick to water.
I would also do more cardio. Interval training is a great way to burn fat.
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Val99
by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Actually,  body contouring and "small pudges" is what Liposuction is for.  It's not a means to lose a lot of weight or make large changes.  Just reduce a little muffin top pudge, or contour your thighs in a more pleasing way.

Quoting Anonymous:


thank you for the responses!! def am realizing fruit juice is a no no :( but i will sacrifice, i havent thought of lipo just because there not that overwhelming, there pretty small pudges... but noticable to me

Quoting Val99:

We are all built differently and when you exercise and eat better you may not lose the weight in your problem areas.  I have a friend that has been working on her butt with a personal trainer for several months.  Yes, she has gotten better toned and lost weight, but her butt looks bigger (her butt grows muscle easily!) and she lost her boobs.

BTW, I would suggest not drinking your calories.  Fruit juices are high in natural sugars.  My registered dietitian told me to cut out all fruit juice over 15 calories a serving.  I drink water, Crystal Light, MIO, etc.  If I want juice I drink the Ocean Spray diet varieties.

Also, you should do cardio 4-5 times a week.

Any way you could just get liposuction on the problem areas?




Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 1, 2013 at 9:31 AM

 

really? do you know how much it normally runs? is it covered by insurance?

Quoting Val99:

Actually,  body contouring and "small pudges" is what Liposuction is for.  It's not a means to lose a lot of weight or make large changes.  Just reduce a little muffin top pudge, or contour your thighs in a more pleasing way.

Quoting Anonymous:

 

thank you for the responses!! def am realizing fruit juice is a no no :( but i will sacrifice, i havent thought of lipo just because there not that overwhelming, there pretty small pudges... but noticable to me

Quoting Val99:

We are all built differently and when you exercise and eat better you may not lose the weight in your problem areas.  I have a friend that has been working on her butt with a personal trainer for several months.  Yes, she has gotten better toned and lost weight, but her butt looks bigger (her butt grows muscle easily!) and she lost her boobs.

BTW, I would suggest not drinking your calories.  Fruit juices are high in natural sugars.  My registered dietitian told me to cut out all fruit juice over 15 calories a serving.  I drink water, Crystal Light, MIO, etc.  If I want juice I drink the Ocean Spray diet varieties.

Also, you should do cardio 4-5 times a week.

Any way you could just get liposuction on the problem areas?

 

 



 

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