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Unread 04-19-2016, 02:30 PM   #1
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Losing 40 lbs in 70 days?

Hey! >< So I promised someone I would lose 40 lbs by the time Anime Expo hits. It's about 70 days away.
Is this doable? How can I do this?

I don't really like physical activity very much, and the last time I lost this much weight I basically just didn't eat. I don't have access to a gym, but I do have a really nice treadmill!

My metabolism is pretty low too, it seems whatever I eat goes straight to my stomach and face ;O; I want to get back into the shape I was last year for AX, and all the vacations didn't help and I put on so much weight! I need to make sure I'll look my best, so please let me know any diets/plans you think could help me reach this goal :3

Thanks!
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Hey! >< So I promised someone I would lose 40 lbs by the time Anime Expo hits. It's about 70 days away.
Is this doable? How can I do this?

I don't really like physical activity very much, and the last time I lost this much weight I basically just didn't eat. I don't have access to a gym, but I do have a really nice treadmill!

My metabolism is pretty low too, it seems whatever I eat goes straight to my stomach and face ;O; I want to get back into the shape I was last year for AX, and all the vacations didn't help and I put on so much weight! I need to make sure I'll look my best, so please let me know any diets/plans you think could help me reach this goal :3

Thanks!
I'm not surprised you put the weight back on, crash diets have that kick back effect.

Part of the problem might be (and I find this to be true for myself) that using the convention as the goal leads to only a temporary change that doesn't really result in lasting progress.
It leads to the creation of an extreme 60 day plan that is exactly what it is, a 60 day plan. These are never things that can be sustainable over years, so when the goal is finally reached, we have no more drive to continue such an abnormal regiment and we fall back into old habits and lose that progress. In some ways it's all a lie.

My advice is to forget about AX. That goal is a trap. It's a delusion. Figure out something that works as an everyday thing, even if that means starting small and not hitting an extreme goal.

People who come to look like athletes on the daily, only get there by truly living like athletes on the daily.
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Unread 04-20-2016, 03:14 AM   #3
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and the last time I lost this much weight I basically just didn't eat
Please don't do this. If you stop eating, it janks up your metabolism because your body thinks you're starving so it clings onto any weight for dear life.

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My advice is to forget about AX. That goal is a trap. It's a delusion. Figure out something that works as an everyday thing, even if that means starting small and not hitting an extreme goal.
^^Same. If you lose the weight at a slow and steady pace, it's more like to stay off than if you did a quick diet and crashed after the con. Here are some tips I copypasta'd off Yahoo Answers:

• Eat (at least) three times a day.
Because when you eat only once a day, your metabolism gets slower than it already is! That's the main reason. Sounds funny, but to lose weight... you must eat (the right things, of course)
• Eat low-fat, high-fiber foods such as salads and vegetable pastas.
• Your last meal should be before 18:00. Try.
OK, one apple after 18:00
• Don't starve
Starvation is not good for losing weight, nor your health.
Starvation is the worse thing you can do in a weight loss diet.
• Try oatmeal instead of cornflakes for breakfast--eating oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol levels, and its high fiber content will keep you full longer.

WHAT to drink for losing weight...

• Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day !
Can be tap, plain, mineral, sparkling. I just love mineral sparkling water!
This improves your bowel, reduces the "hunger" sensation, and hydrates your skin. Your skin will look much better after the first weeks!
Don't believe the slogan "water makes me fat". Besides being stupid... you might get into serious troubles with your kidneys.
• Drink ONLY natural juices, freshly squeezed!
Don't drink Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Sprite etc. during the diet. Even lite or light versions.
• Avoid those vending machines by carrying around your own healthful foods and leaving pocket change at home.

Exercise for losing weight...
• Start a regular exercise program and stick with it. Don't be afraid of those sweat suits and Lycra pants!
• Choose an exercise program that you enjoy, and don't shun the unconventional. For instance, did you know that regular vigorous dancing is exercise too? (I've heard vigorous DDR is great cardio btw!)
• Also Cardiovascular exercises such as running, jogging, or aerobics will help you lose that unwanted belly fat. Weight training can also help you lose body fat because the more muscle mass you have, the more ability your system has to burn body fat.
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Unread 04-21-2016, 11:57 AM   #4
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^ What these guys said.

The majority of healthy weight loss recommendations will say that a tough (but reasonable) weight loss regimen is 1-2 lbs per week. 70 days = 10 weeks, so if you're going really, really hard, is 20 lbs at best.

That being said, losing 20 lbs that fast is going to require a ton of dedication and a huge lifestyle change. 40 lbs is a gigantic goal that can often take people multiple months to a year.

Exercising to tone and generally just making healthier diet options will be a great change already-- it's good to have a lofty goal to strive for, but it's also important to make smaller, achievable goals along the way, and reaching those safely.
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Unread 04-21-2016, 01:07 PM   #5
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If your like me and it sound like you are, you might want to looking into a Low Carb Diet/Meal plan. This it something I'm struggling with currently as I have no choice in the matter now that I'm diabetic.


BUT I was type-1 for over a year before I was diagnosed and one thing that happens is that you don't store Glucose which is what carbohydrates are broken down to. So what this did was allow me to burn my excess fat naturally while not putting in any extra pounds. When I wasn't exercising I wasn't losing any weight but I also wasn't gaining any because I had no insulin to tell my body to store this excess Glucose.

This is a hard meal plan to get into because lets face it, most of the North American Diet is Carb high. It'd based on a labor/farming society where we WORKED with our bodies all day and not at a deck with just our minds like our modern society. And then confectionery became a business model as well. Cheap small $1 chocolate bar is more carbs then you should in a meal!

You still need to eat all day. (That's what I'm struggling with actually the most and finding time to exercise). BUT you want some of your meal to be extremely carb restricted. So Greens(green orange and red/purple vegetables) and Protein (meat/lintels) are the only free foods you don't have to count. Their also also good carbs and Hallow carb which are again something you need to read into but basically sugar is bad because it's soo refined it's like injecting it into your blood stream and you body quickly pull it out into fat so that you down go into a coma! (thus the Diabetic Coma)
Complex grains (multi grain breads) with high fiber are good carb because they take longer to break down into Glucose which mean you body knows it wan cast on that rather then store it.

It's part of the reason you feel hungry again after eating at a Chinese North Americanized bastardized buffet.

Grains/potatoes, Dairy, and Fruit are all carbs. But real fruit takes longer to break down = good carbs as well you just have to again know the portion values. Low fats Dairy is almost carb neutral because it high in proteins. and protein also make are body break down carbs slower.

Glucose is just pure energy we use to live. Greens and proteins are what keep use healthy and any extra Glucose you eat turns into pure body fat as storage for later use. But we are not using it later at all. So cutting down insignificantly on what you eat means you store less fat.

Also don't eat large meals at night but again this is hard. We really should be eating large meals at lunch and small Lunch type meals at dinner.

The Diabetic food guide give you a good break down on what are carbs and what a free food.


Our bodies are not really slow, their just not built for desk work. We need to change what we feed it to composite for this and work them out like the organic machines they our but if you do your treadmill 30 minute every day and cut the processed food items you will see a difference as well.


Also you should only be loosing about 2-3 pound a week on average max for a healthy weigh loses. It you loose to much to quickly chances are your going to end up with flabby skin because that organ (your skin) did not have the time to change with you.
Now the eating 3 meals a day also staves off Ketosis. Which is really not something other than Diabetic have to be super concerned about. It basically happens if you body thinks it's starving for Glucose because it can not storing any Glucose and rapidly burns fat to compensate for this. Which is why you also don't wan to burn to much for a prolong period of time past 2 weeks as well.




You also have a calibrated body unlike me with my insulin injections....

It caused me to gain weight too rapidly the first 5 months with this eating 4 tin meals a day diet and insulin sensitivity, I was crashing on low blood sugar almost twice a day with all of it being turn into fat ...... >_< I went from wanting to lose my last 10 pound to needing to lose 50! F--- (But I'm tall with a thick build soo people are telling me I only look like I gained 20 T-T I wish.)
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Unread 04-27-2016, 08:22 AM   #6
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Lemon diet and in take less and outpput more again ur body needs fuel but you
have to also burn via work/exercise
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Unread 04-27-2016, 10:20 AM   #7
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Right off the bat, you probably won't lose 40 pounds in 70 days. If you did, you'd need to lose about 0.6 pounds a day which is about 4 pounds a week which isn't the healthy way to go about things. If you lose weight too rapidly, your body will freak out and you won't get any long-term results.
When it comes to losing weight, we're surrounded by this concept so much that a lot is common sense: don't eat XYZ, exercise this much, only eat so many calories, etc., etc.
If we want to start with food, which, in my opinion, is the more important part when it comes to losing weight, it helps to start with deciding a caloric intake. Generally, you need at least 1,200 calories a day for your body to be able to preform normally when trying to lose weight. Keep in mind, this is an absolute minimum. Therefore, it's probably not the best idea to do heavy exercise on only 1,200 calories, because then, when your burn off however many calories, your left with less than what your body needs. At the same time, you may find that 1,200 calories isn't enough, which will make you hungry more often, which increases your chances of binging. 1,500 calories is probably the best place to start, it's sort of the happy-medium, and if you eat the right foods, 1,500 calories can be perfectly filling. There's a tool out there that will calculate how much you should consume based on your weight, age, gender, and several body measurements (http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html). It also calculates body fat and tells if you have too much, just enough, or too little. When it comes to choosing what to eat, a lot of it is common sense. Whole wheat turkey sandwich or fast food? Celery and peanut butter or potato chips? At the same time, there's a lot of foods out there that will claim to be "healthy" because they're lower in something (i.e. trans fat), but those foods are scams because they put worse ingredients in those foods, typically sugar, to balance it out. A good rule of thumb is to just completely avoid processed/packaged foods, but that's really becoming increasingly difficult these days. Another popular diet trick is to completely cut out carbs, but you really shouldn't. Mostly because it's just about impossible, but also because carbs are okay, in moderation. If you want to lose weight, you can still consume somewhere around 50g of carbs daily. When eating these carbs, don't go for the starchy, white foods, but alternate for whole wheat bread or pasta, brown rice, etc. You also need to eat at least three meals a day, but trying to get 500 calories into one meal can be a little crazy. It's better to space out your calories through smaller meals. The more calories you take in in one sitting, the more your body has to work with, which could lead to hindrance in losing weight. If you ate all 1,500 calories at once, for example, you will definitely gain weight. A good schedule to follow is breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner. You need to eat about every three hours to keep your metabolism going, and this kind of itinerary can help you achieve that. As for what you want to eat, that's all up to you. As long as you stay in whatever caloric range you set for yourself, you'll be fine. There are even diet plans out there that will give you the amount of calories you eat per meal. Of course, there could be a slight variation depending on the nutritional information your food products provide from whatever food products they used in their calculations. Therefore, it's a good idea to write down what you're eating. That way, when you hit a plateau and you're confused as to why, you can see that maybe you ate too much over the weekend. Try to avoid eating out because not only do you not know the caloric amount of the food you're eating, but restaurant dishes tend to be through the roof with the calories in what they serve. You really do have to watch what you eat, but it's a lot easier than it might seem.
The next point is exercise. If you don't have access to a gym, that's not a problem, but a really nice treadmill won't solve your problem entirely either. You can't just do cardio to lose weight. You need a balance between cardio and strength training. Not only will more muscle mass cause you to burn more calories, but you'll get more toned overall and shed body fat quicker. There are a lot of good home workout videos on YouTube to help you get started. Jillian Michaels has really good videos that can even be done in 30 minutes if you're short on time. Another program that I really like is Crush (https://crushfit.com/). It's a 60-day workout program and they provide an at-home version. The workouts change daily, but they're the same 10 or so cycled through. They also provide rest days where you only need to do 30-45 minutes of steady cardio. The workouts come with visuals so you can see exactly what you need to do. You do have to pay for it, but you can try a sample for free. I would recommend buying it because it comes with, not necessarily a meal plan, but it helps you calculate how many grams of protein, carbs, sugars, fat, etc. you need to be consuming based on your numbers. I don't know if you have weights, but if you don't, you can make your own. Filling bottles with water, rocks, or sand is a pretty common way to make a makeshift dumbbell. Although, if you want to get serious about losing weight, I recommend you invest in some. Still, find something that works for you. If you dread the workout you have to do, that's okay. Just find something that you enjoy. Working out should be fun, and if you're miserable during your workouts, you'll be more inclined to quit and never come back. Who likes doing something that they don't enjoy, you know? If you really want to lose weight and keep it off, you should consider making this a lifestyle. Really, that's what losing weight amounts to. If you want to lose weight, then I think it's safe to assume that you want to be healthy, and you have to make being healthy a lifestyle if you want to maintain your weight loss. The worst thing you could do is lose those 40 pounds, say "I've reached my goal, I'm done, hurrah!", and then fall back into unhealthy habits. Even if you don't like it, you should make an effort to work out almost every day for at least 30 minutes. Take breaks when you need them, definitely, but you can't stop working out once you've reached your goal. You can't start eating unhealthily again because then those results won't last. Of course, indulge every now and then. By all means, treat yourself, but you should still try to think about what you're eating.
A key thing to remember is not to give up when you don't see the results you want. If you only lost half a pound one week, that's half a pound less than last week. It might be more positive to think of how far you've come rather than how far you have to go. Keep pushing, and you'll do fine.
I apologize for this being so lengthy, and good on you if you're still with me. At the end of the day, you'll get out of this whatever you put in. You might struggle getting accustomed to such a lifestyle change, but just remember: it takes 21 days to forma habit. You can do this, and I wish you luck.
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The fastest way to do it is probably by cutting off a leg, so it's doable but there's no way that I would advise that could be safe or healthy.

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I don't really like physical activity very much, and the last time I lost this much weight I basically just didn't eat. I don't have access to a gym, but I do have a really nice treadmill!
do you like watching anime or being on the internet? Consider making a DIY treadmill desk and making some of your browsing or watching time coincide with your workouts, or try to do HIIT which is less time consuming than steady state cardio.

Forget about AX this year as a goal. If you do need goals to motivate you, consider next AX, since that's far more doable.
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Do you like watching anime or being on the internet? Consider making a DIY treadmill desk and making some of your browsing or watching time coincide with your workouts, or try to do HIIT which is less time consuming than steady state cardio.

Forget about AX this year as a goal. If you do need goals to motivate you, consider next AX, since that's far more doable.
Treadmill desks are great, and running as an excuse to watch that show you've been meaning to catch up on is great!

You can still make this AX your goal if you adjust to make it a safe, reasonably achievable one, which 40 lbs in that timespan just isn't.
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