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best way to loose it all bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 681 posts
26th May '13

What is the best way to loose weight. I have tried diet pills worked then stopped. I tried eating less and I work out 5-6 days a week. I have my brothers wedding in October and I have loose about 25-30 pounds to fit into my dress. I ordered it a size smaller then I am cause I was loosing weight and now I gained some of it back. What is a good and healthy way to loose it and keep it off??

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
26th May '13

go slow, one day at a time



cut your calories and up your protein, workout doing cardio and weights.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
26th May '13

It depends. For me, the best way is to limit how much I eat, rather than what I eat. I tend to binge on junk when I restrict my foods. I make sure that I don't eat unless I feel hungry, and then I stop when I don't feel hungry anymore (opposed to eating until I'm full). I've been losing weight pretty slowly that way, but I feel like slower is better or me because it'll be easier to keep it off.



ETA: I pretty much exclusively drink water now, with the exception of milk a couple times a week and rare occasions when I have pop.

αuτumnα∫ 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 66416 posts
26th May '13

*Lose



Cut out soda, sweet tea, and any other sugary drinks. Eat a lot of protein. Are you doing cardio and strength training?

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 681 posts
26th May '13

Thank you!!! I walk/run the treadmill and do weights. I had a terrible knee injury and now that it is better I feel like I can go back to my regular routine. I also just had a baby back in November so I am so ready to get down to my pre baby body

Ginger Williams Due September 28 (boy); Joplin, Missouri 11 posts
26th May '13
Quoting bama mommy:" What is the best way to loose weight. I have tried diet pills worked then stopped. I tried eating less ... [snip!] ... I am cause I was loosing weight and now I gained some of it back. What is a good and healthy way to loose it and keep it off??"


If you have a baby, then breast feed.

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 681 posts
26th May '13
Quoting mαkαnαni:" *Lose Cut out soda, sweet tea, and any other sugary drinks. Eat a lot of protein. Are you doing cardio and strength training?"

I am walking/run the treadmill and weight lifting

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 681 posts
26th May '13
Quoting Ginger Williams:" If you have a baby, then breast feed. "

I was breast feeding but with my oldest I was always at his therapy appointments that I dried up and now he is formula feed. I tried to pump and take the fenugreek pills but nothing helped

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104527 posts
status 26th May '13
Quoting Ginger Williams:" If you have a baby, then breast feed. "



that's not a way. that doens't always work.



OP, watch what you eat. I cut out all junk (except on cheat days. I do treat myself.) Lots of water. when you workout make sure you eat enough calories to keep up with that. at LEAST 1200 a day. that's bare minimum.

materialista cadela♥ 2 kids; Brazil 26580 posts
26th May '13

Clean eating is probably the most important.. Strength training and cardio.

bama mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Alabama 681 posts
26th May '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" that's not a way. that doens't always work. OP, watch what you eat. I cut out all junk (except on ... [snip!] ... of water. when you workout make sure you eat enough calories to keep up with that. at LEAST 1200 a day. that's bare minimum."

So if I eat 1200-1300 calories a day and burn 400+ calories is that bad or good?

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104527 posts
status 26th May '13
Quoting bama mommy:" So if I eat 1200-1300 calories a day and burn 400+ calories is that bad or good?"


that seems fine. I always eat like 1200-1300 and burn anywhere from 400-1300 calories a day.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
26th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting bama mommy:</b>" So if I eat 1200-1300 calories a day and burn 400+ calories is that bad or good?"</blockquote>




No. You need at least 1200 AFTER you burn your calories. So, if you burn 400, you need to eat 1600.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104527 posts
status 26th May '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" <blockquote><b>Quoting bama mommy:</b>" So if I eat 1200-1300 calories a day and burn ... [snip!] ... No. You need at least 1200 AFTER you burn your calories. So, if you burn 400, you need to eat 1600."


but what would be the point of what you burn?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
26th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" but what would be the point of what you burn?"</blockquote>



Well, exercising is good for your heart, but you should never go below 1200, after burning calories. That puts your body into starvation mode, just as if you were to eat only 800. You will still lose weight.