What are some easy weight loss tips you can offer?

Katherine - posted on 09/24/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Holy crap, I gained 7lbs eating junk. I need to lose it fast. My jeans are tight lol. Any ideas?

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Corinne - posted on 09/26/2012

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I like a good old fast. 5 days of just water, 5 days of water and fruit / veg juice, 5 days 'clean' eating (raw fruit and veg with juices and water). Then I try to stick to chicken and fish with veg and rice or noodles for a while, but M will make sticky toffee pudding again and I'm lost! The hardest part is preparing food for the kids as I want to nibble and can't.

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Teresa - posted on 09/28/2012

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I thought I was doing good, no carbs after lunch, Gilad in the AM, and H2O all day. Then I tried me jeans on again and they went from, "a little too tight for church functions" to, "No way Sistah." Now I'm on the "F-it, I'm going shopping," plan. Its been almost 8 months, if I haven't gotten rid of this by now then I'm going to embrace it, with a new wardrobe! HAHA!

Amanda - posted on 09/27/2012

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I'm not a fan of running, but its good cardio.

Kelly I agree with your hubby, running is really hard on your knees. I have the knees of an 80yr old but I heavily strap them and away I go, as long as I avoid running on concrete for too long I'm not so bad.



Katherine, I threw out the last of my daughters bday cake the other week because I kept cutting myself a slice everytime I walked past it. You're really not that big, you weigh near enough the same as me and I'm only 5'3.



I've been pretty good this week and managed to loose just over 1/2 kilo, hopefully the salads and BBQs are starting to pay off again.

Katherine - posted on 09/27/2012

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I don't know why, but I loathe running! I stopped the junk, didn't buy any at the store, the problem was my daughter's birthday cake lol. I weighed 127 and went up to 136 :/ So that's NINE lbs. Sheesh. Anyways I tend to lose it pretty quickly and I couldn't imagine fasting like that Kelly! More like starving yourself!

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I cannot get my husband to run :( In fact, I can't get him to do anything except play racket ball, and even that is sporadic. I SUCK at it, so he plays with his business partner or a couple of other guys, but they don't play often, so when they do, they are sore for like 3 days after. He says running is too hard on his knees, yet he can bounce back and forth on the racket ball court for 90 minutes! He is much older than me, and that is his usual excuse when I try to plan exercise together--he doesn't even really like a lot of the weekend stuff we do--kayaking, rafting, biking, etc. but he does it for our son, then the next day he wants to lounge about doing nothing while lamenting on the strenuous day before :(

Amanda - posted on 09/26/2012

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Yeah Kelly I did notice that, men do crazy things. Your workout routine sounds similar to mine.

I do 2 weight sessions a week, 2 boxing classes, Yoga, spin class, core circuit and abit of a run on the treadmill (2-3kms once or twice a week, plus the runs that my classes include)



Now the weathers warming up here I'm gonna start adding a weekend and maybe a late afternoon run into the mix, stick the kids in the double stroller and jog along bike track at the beach. Might even try and drag hubby along with me, more for my own amusement in seeing him run, but it will do him good and get us doing exercise as a family.

The warm weather also means more salads which is good for all of us.

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Mine too, Amanda! Notice I said my husband does it--NOT ME! Because he's insane and I'm not!

He's pretty grouchy when he does it, but he does it with a group of guys at the same time every year, and they get together for "support" (watching football) and that keeps him out of my hair a good bit.



I'm usually a pretty healthy eater, but lately I've been craving sodas and snacking on all the WRONG foods during the day while I'm here alone.

I do Zumba twice a week, Yoga twice a week, and Weights twice a week. I run 4-6 miles every morning during the Fall and Spring--once it gets too cold, I don't run, and in the summer I switch to swimming for an hour a day, but I like running better. I stay a pretty healthy weight, but I start to gain if I slack off at all.

Amanda - posted on 09/25/2012

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September, I do all those things. I've reduced my portion sizes, I eat pretty heathily, occassionally I'll have chocolate or ice cream as a treat. I probably could drink abit more water than I do and I exercise at least an hr and a half to 2 hours sometimes more 5 days a week (lots of cardio and weights as well as yoga) and the last little bit round my middle still won't shift.

September - posted on 09/25/2012

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I've juiced in the past and have lost weight that way too. I just drank homemade juice and maybe had a salad from time to time. My BIL lost 40 pounds in 12 weeks with just juicing and exercise. It does take your body a couple of days to adjust to the liquid diet but after that it's great and you feel wonderful too!

September - posted on 09/25/2012

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Stop eating the junk food; eat healthy foods while paying attention to portion size, drink lots of water and exercise :) I'm doing the same right now. Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 09/25/2012

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Geez Kelly a water only diet sounds like my idea of hell. I have never been on a diet, which is probably half my problem :)

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My husband does a water fast every year--10 days, nothing but water and green tea (green tea is optional, our friend does a pure water fast, but my husband cannot give up his caffeine).



They loose 22-28pounds each time, and gain about half of it back once they start eating again. You have to be pretty healthy--no major heart conditions and a healthy weight to start (not too heavy, not too thin). The first 4 days are a little difficult, but after that, you don't even really want food. After the fast, you have to introduce solids gradually. You will also need a lot of rest during the fast. Apparently, fasting once a year will add several years to your lifespan too.

Amanda - posted on 09/24/2012

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If you find the answer let me know. I'm still struggling to loose the last 2 of the 6 kilos I put on 6 months ago.

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