Diets exerciseing.. What have you found that works good to lose weigh and tone?

Jessica - posted on 01/13/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I want to lose bout 40lbs and i need to know some diets that work..

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Karen - posted on 02/17/2013

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Dieting is not the answer, you want a program that will teach you how to not only lose the weight but keep it off long-term, it has to be a lifestyle change, one where you change your eating habits, increase your activity among other healthy habits such as water intake, sleep, monitoring your weight. You can achieve your goals and live the life you desire. I did Take Shape for Life - www.kc.tsfl.com and it is a great program!!

Michelle - posted on 01/17/2010

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its not about dieting do some exercise and smaller portions of food and cut out the junk

Lucinda Frances - posted on 01/14/2010

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Hi, I think most of the other replies are correct. Diets do not work. I needed to lose 30kgs of baby weight and have successfully been able to lose 20kgs with hard work and determination. About 9months ago I got my doctor to refer me to a Dietitian. I had 5 appointments with her and have learnt a huge amount of things about food that I didn't know before. We basically should only be eating what our body needs but we tend to eat more than we need. I also needed to lose weight because of my risk of heart diease from my father so I now other eat meat 4 nights a week, with 2 fish and 1 meat free but with other types of protein. And lots and a variety of fruit/veg and low g i foods which make you feel fuller longer. I changed the ham in my samies for lunch to tuna, another way to gain more omega 3's. I eat about every 2 hours when my body needs it but only what my body needs. I also exercise 6 hours a week, my dietitian said walking is fine but for me to stay motivated I joined a gym and only attend the classes. I do a weights power class twice a week to strengthen my muscles with the weight loss. One circuit class which is really good. Increases my heart rate more then other classes and Zumba 4 times a week. It doesn't even feel like exercise because you are just dancing and having fun! Its happening slowly because I still like the so called bad food occassionally but not as much. I have lost 20kgs so far, 10kgs to go till back to normal and 10kgs for a healthy weight for my height. I have learnt to use up more energy then I eat. Good luck, hard work and determination and a supportive family telling you to get down to that gym class work.

Amy - posted on 01/14/2010

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The 'diet' that I am on is basically like weight watchers only I just read what the serving suggestions are on stuff and that is what I eat, no more. I am also exercising everyday except Saturday. I do a combination of pilates and yoga and then for cardio I do tea bo.

Angie - posted on 01/14/2010

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Diets don't work for the long haul. It's not easy to lose weight (I have lost 15 and have at last 15 to go). I keep track of everything I eat and it's amazing how I snack my way into too many calories. I also get on the treadmill for at least 20 minutes a day and I Wii for 20 or 30. I find that I am losing about 2 pounds a week, which I hear is pretty healthy.

Haylli - posted on 01/14/2010

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A girlfriend of mine has been on this diet per say it is just a change in eating habbits. She has no time for the gym, and she rarely eats well thru the day. This diet is a vitamin really I guess, its called Herbal Life, she has lost alot of weight and all she does is has two shakes one for breakfast one for lunch and whatever for supper. The shakes are milk with fruit all you add is the fat burning powder or something and take vitamins. So far she has been on the diet for a few months and has lost over 50 pounds hardly doing a thing.

Cara - posted on 01/14/2010

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Weight watchers really helps a lot of people. It teaches you to live a healthy life style and not "diet". I lost 20lbs. on that a few years ago.
I'm also trying to lose weight from my pregnancy right now, and it's tough.

Having a gym buddy really helps if that's possible for you. Having someone else to workout with can be really motivating. Also, there are a lot of great workout programs for Nintendo Wii if you have one of those (EA sports active is amazing).

La - posted on 01/14/2010

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"diets" usually don't work for long-term weight loss. People that are most successful in losing the weight AND keeping it off are people that view their new eating habits as a lifestyle change and not as a short term fix. If you do a fad diet and go back to your old ways of eating then how can you possible expect to keep it off? Best way to "diet" is to modify the unhealthy habits in your diet permanently. Eat less processed foods, eat small meals every 3-4 hours, eat less simple carbs, eat more lean protein, eat less saturated fat, cut back on sugary drinks and colas, learn correct portions for different foods, eat more fruits and veggies, and drink more water. As far as exercises- incorporate both cardio and strength training elements into your weekly routine for best results of toning and reducing fat.

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