Help! I am obese and NEED to lose the weight. What CAN I do?
I am 27 and about 70 lbs overweight, Growing up, I was always into extracurricular activities and sports (dance, cheer, soccer…) In college, my Dr. recommended that I stop taking dance classes because I had bad knees, so I did. Over the next few years, I have tried several methods thinking they would help a little or a lot if I had combined some of them. I stopped drinking soda for 4 months, I was an active member at a local gym for THREE years going anywhere from 3-6 days/week (didn’t lose weight and I had a PERSONAL TRAINER for a several months too), I had a nutritionist, I tried curves, Slimfast, Hydroxy-cut, Ballerina Green Tea, Michael Thurmond’s 6 Week Body Makeover Weight Loss Program, Weight Watchers, I cut out carbs, I was in Jazzercise….nothing seemed to work I can understand if I laid on the couch all day and stuffed my face, but that just ISN’T the case. I am far from lazy and do not eat as horrible as some people. I have been tested for Thyroid disease, twice and by two different Dr.’s…it’s not that either.
I have ALWAYS been a determined individual with anything, including weight loss, but I have just given up hope, and given up on myself.
People say I am attractive, but what they really mean is, just my face. I always hide my body from even my own husband, we don’t even shower together.. I want to, but I feel SO UNCOMFORTABLE. He’s so adorable and has a sexy body, but I just feel so ugly sometimes.
Sorry if this is so dragged out, Please, if anyone can help me, I would appreciate it.
Ps. I realize it’s not magic and will not happen overnight.
I just want to be healthy, happy and live a long life.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
The best and most effective way to lose weight is to simply eat good foods and count your calories. You can have a piece of cake sometimes, but you must consider how many calories it is and sacrifice elsewhere. You can eat what you want just don’t eat more than you allow yourself in a day (I would recommend starting off with 1200 calories a day) Diets don’t work. Once you’re off the diet, the weight comes back. Counting calories does work because you’re not on a diet and you still can have a cookie or whatever, you just do the math. The other thing that will help you ward off hunger is to drink a big glass of water before each meal. You really should be drinking water all day long, but add an extra glass before meals or when you’re hungry. If you do this, you WILL lose weight and you will be successful at keeping it off. I can tell that this is important to you, so I’m confident that you’ll do it : )
Should I go to University?
I am currently a 17 year old college student and I have applied for University courses in International Marketing, god knows why because I have very little interest in it. I have offers from Universities, but what I really want to do in life is be in fitness. Since a young age I have always been into sports, and I currently go to the gym 5 times a week, but if it was possible I would go every single day. I’m not stupid and therefore looking for an easy way out of continuing with education, but I feel like fitness is my calling, and I love the idea of being able to make people feel and look better.
I was thinking about carrying on working where I work for a year this year when I finish college, to make enough money to pay for fitness courses.
I would like to ask what the best way is to get in to the fitness business, such as becoming a personal trainer and also a nutritionist? And if it’s a stupid idea to not go to uni and get a ‘proper’ career, which I wouldn’t be happy in? Also, if it’s a realistic goal as I am aware that jobs are thin on the ground and jobs in fitness would be quite hard to find and keep.
All answers appreciated
If you’re not passionate about international marketing… Don’t do it. Follow your passion. That’s what university is about.
Where could I find pictures of…?
Women wearing standard white sports bras of different body types? A friend of mine has a very close friend with severe anorexia. She is seeing a therapist and nutritionist but still has many problems, especially with body distortion. I am most likely going to go into psychology and am very good with talking to people. Yesterday I spent most of four hours helping her through some things and coming up with activities that she could do to help her out. I know the standard one for people with eating disorders is to have a picture of themselves mixed in with others of people with varying body types and have them pick which one is theirs. Where could I find pictures like that? Does anyone already have the standard pictures for this activity? Thank you so much in advance for any help that you can provide.
She is very, very underwieght and does not realize that she’s not the same size she was before the eating disorder started.
The dove real campaign might help you….http://www.dove.us/social-mission/our-vision/
hope that helps. ^.^
how can i gain more weight(good muscles)?
i am 24 year old male . weight is always b/w 57-58. and it had stayed the same for the past 5 years. im very much concerned about gaining more mass, e.g. although i am very active and good in sports but the only problem is that i do NOT gain more weight regardless to how much i eat. i did gym for 2.5 years but it didnt work.
pleasseeee advice me on what should i do to gain more built. not fat, but good muscles. should i go to a nutritionist or dietritionist that will advice me particular types of food. well i tried eatin more aswell( banana shakes and patatoe vegies) but then there is again a alimit to what i can eat. so i cant eat too much at once.
hope my problem was not confusing. will appreciate ur help ppl
follow these guidelines to gain healthy weight
- Eat nutritious foods that are high in calories. Examples are whole-grain breads, vegetables such as avocados and potatoes, kidney beans, lean red meat, poultry and fish.
- Increase the caloric value of your meals. Add powdered milk to casseroles for added calories, add avocados and olives to sandwiches, add wheat germ to your cereal, add chopped meat to your pasta sauce, and so on.
- Avoid skipping meals. Knowing how to gain weight involves consistent eating. Eat three meals a day and at least two snacks.
- Increase your normal portion size. Take a second scoop of pasta, or add two bananas to your oatmeal.
- Choose higher-calorie foods when given a choice. For example, corn is higher in calories than green beans.
- Relax – excessive fidgeting and restlessness can burn up a lot of calories.
-Add weight lifting to your exercise program. It helps build muscle mass.
- Balance your caloric intake with the number of calories you’re burning. You need to be taking in more than you use up, and you may need to ease up a little on your exercise program.
I am always in pain, Pretty much everywhere – Why?
… And am always in pain and don’t know why. I am very active, but I am quite fit, been training for a number of years and have always lived an active lifestyle
Its a throbbing ache that is present all the time, pretty much everywhere, from my upper body (Chest mostly) down to my legs and calves.
- I weight train 5 times a week – And train Cardio twice. I am also very active with sports (Tricking, Taekwondo and Swimming)
I rest and don’t train on days when it is really intense but it never goes away anyway
I am following a healthy diet, and a good workout (As I am a Personal Trainer and a Nutritionist)
Any ideas on what it could be?
If it isn’t due to your active lifestyle, it could be fibromyalgia (sp?). I know someone that has this and that’s how they describe it. Just like an aching all over. I’m not sure though, because you’re so young.
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