im overweight i want to get it off and to stay off want can i do

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Bethanie - posted on 03/29/2010

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Cara, if excercising isn't jolting your weight loss, then you need to focus on your diet. That has a bigger impact on your ability to lose weight then most people think. I started working out 3-4 times a week for two months straight and I lost nothing. I did a makeover to my diet and have since lost 21 lbs. I'm still active, but don't have a regimented excercise routine. Some easy diet changes to start are:

-Switch from white bread to whole grain--look for something with at least 3 grams of fiber per slice and less then 100 calories per slice. Stay away from ALL things containing High Fructose Corn Syrup and Corn Syrup. Just extra sugar your body doesn't need.

-switch your pasta to something like Ronzoni Smart Taste and your rice to Brown rice.

-Stay away from processed foods. So many of those things are loaded with salt, sugar, trans fats and excessive amounts of oil. Not to mention artificial junk.

-Drink lowfat to fat free milk (if you drink milk)

-Cut out ALL sugary drinks

-up your water intake

-Anything that states "partially hydrogenated" should be avoided at all costs. That means trans fats. Very bad!

-Buy low fat or fat free products when possible. These are better then a sugar free alternative.

-Stay away from artificial colors, preservatives, flavors and fake sweetners like aspartame and saccharin.

-buy lean meats and cut back on beef products. Try to incorporate more fish.

-eat more servings of fruits and veggies. You can incorporate them in many sneaky ways without feeling like you're eating an entire garden in one sitting.

-Keep your portions in check. Your veggie portion should take up 1/2 the meal. Your meat and carb the other two quarters. Try not to go back for seconds.

-limit your intake of carbs such as pasta, potatoes, rice.

I HIGHLY recommend getting the "Eat this, Not That: Super Market Survival Guide". Teriific and informative book! Good luck, don't give up and I am happy to answer any more questions!

User - posted on 03/29/2010

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i have did alot of walking rideing bike swimming work out dvds i lose some it come back and i asked my doc give me some thing but he would not do nothing

Brittany - posted on 03/29/2010

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i read that if u lose 500 calories a day u will lose a pound a week. (no more than 1 or 2 lbs a week is recommended plus if u lose it gradually ur more likely to keep it off) theres these workout dvds that u can buy pretty cheap where u work out for only an hr a day and u lose the 500 calories all at once or u can spread it out during the day

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