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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
is it true that you can go a size down in clothes with in two weeks? if you excersize like crazy?
post #2 of 14
You probably could, but it wouldn't be very healthy - it could be dangerous.
post #3 of 14
It seems to me that when you begin exercising you loose a bit faster in the beginning but thoes last problem areas take more time. Not sure how fast you can go down a size healthily though. I guess it depends if your on the small or snug size of the size you are currently in.
post #4 of 14
Like the others, I don't know how healthy it would be, but I think someone in their teens/20s would be able to do that.
post #5 of 14
It can be done for sure, and even be done healthily. The main issue here though is that most people who do this don't do it the healthy way and in the end only end up hurting themselves more. It would be worthwhile to speak to a nutritionist about how to effectively and healthily lose weight. With a proper diet as outlined by a certified nutritionist and a workout schedule including plenty of cardio and strength exercises it can be done. The other big issue is that you can't "spot reduce." People often say, "Well I just want to lose some weight in my ______ (insert area there...tummy, thighs, whatever)." It doesn't work that way. You lose weight through burning more calories than you take in and you don't ever have the opportunity to decide where you're going to lose it. So, you can lose 10 pounds in two weeks which could potentially put you into the next lower size, but you may be the type of person who loses weight in your chest, face, or arms first...which would mean that you wouldn't have gone down that size in pants, even though you lost a good amount of weight. This is one of the main reasons that strength training is so important. While you lose your weight through cardio without being able to dictate where you're losing it from, you can help yourself by toning your muscles in the process. What's more important than the size you wear is how healthy your body is and looks. Someone who has a proper diet, plenty of cardio and strength training will undoubtedly look much better than someone who is on a crash diet and over works their body simply to get into the lower size.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
thanx kat i knew you would have the answer
post #7 of 14
Once you get past the broad-brush facts of weight reduction, like burn more calories than you take in, you get into the details, and as has been said before, the devil is in the details.

Calories: there is a difference in the fat that excess calories will make you gain depending on the food that the calories come from, for instance, 300 calories from fried eggs and bacon and/or sausauge will put/keep less fat on you than would 300 calories from milk and cereal.

Timing: This also has a great deal to do with how much weight you keep/lose, for instance, if you eat a slice of pie or cake at 6:00 am and then have a normal day, the pie or cake will impact you less than if you have it at 6:00 pm.

Water retention: People say, "Oh, its only water", but a pound of water will show up as a pound on the scales the same as if you ate a pound of anything else, so avoid excesses of foods that cause water retention, especially late in the day (see Timing)

Exercise: An exercycyle, with both upper and lower body workout potential is a good start, but the most important thing is BE FAITHFUL to the program, like, if you start looking for excuses to not exercise you are dead meat on a stick, for what it boils down to is the first thing you have to get if you are going to lose weight and be healthier is some will power, and let me tell you, IT AIN'T FOR SALE ! !

A good starting practice would be to adjust your schedule to do 5 minutes of exercise before each meal, and after a week, you will find that you are able to increase your time a little, up to, maybe a half hour before each meal, and do NOT look for excuses to skip, instead, if you have a schedule conflict, do your exercises in advance that you are likely to miss, and while it might not have the same health benefits as doing them at the proper time, it WILL strengthen your inner discipline, which is a very important aspect of a successful program.

Visualize an upside down triangle, flat on top and pointy on the bottom, and let this represent the size of your meals for the day: Big, wide heavy meal at breakfast, smaller at lunch, and least of all at supper (dinner), and NOTHING AT ALL after 6:00 pm.

Can you do it ? ?

Sure you can, 'cause I did, and I am the world's biggest wimp, but I made up my mind that I was tired of being fat and wheezing after a little effort, and on top of that, I didn't want to die early, and at 72 I am in better shape than when I was 40.

A good idea is to keep grapes or other such food for when you get the munchies.

Put your exercycle where you can look out a window, if you have a view, and that will help.

Good luck -- you can do it, but it will not be easy, but it will be worth it.

post #8 of 14
Excellent advice Leonard!!!
post #9 of 14
Leonard...that was a very inspiring post. I like the upside down triangle image.
Here's a new acronym. LOWP = Lack Of Will Power.
That's me. I suffer from a case of chronic LOWP.
post #10 of 14
I know I have fwan, it wasn't the right way though. Good luck.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Lovely leonard!

actually since i get up at 10 - 11 am i stop eating right after dinner which is 7 pm for me. And if i get soo hungry i will eat a piece of fruit.
Thanx for the advice.
Time to excersize now
post #12 of 14
Originally Posted by fwan
Lovely leonard!

actually since i get up at 10 - 11 am i stop eating right after dinner which is 7 pm for me. And if i get soo hungry i will eat a piece of fruit.
Thanx for the advice.
Time to excersize now
fwan didn't you say in another thread that you wake up early?
post #13 of 14
Thanks ever so much for the kind words.

Hang in there, and good luck with the program, it will be worth all the pain, anguish and hunger you go through to achieve your goals.

By the way, once you get your weight to where you want it, you have to eat sensible for the rest of your life ! !

No respite for the wicked, huh ? ?

There is no such thing as a "temporary diet", for eating sensibly lasts forever.

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
fwan didn't you say in another thread that you wake up early?
i said i like to
and i do when im on holidays, not at home unless its hot
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