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Posted 6/23/16
If you have access to a pool, then do pool workouts. I heard it works a lot more muscles than traditional workouts.
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Posted 6/23/16

Nayru- wrote:

If you have access to a pool, then do pool workouts. I heard it works a lot more muscles than traditional workouts.


my grandparents do have a pool that I can use
btw nice rinka pic
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Posted 6/23/16

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potentsativa wrote:

How is your sleeping habit?
Do you stay awake all night?


I do stay awake late , yes, I know I need to fix that...


Well I know this might sound crazy but in my opinion getting your circadian rhythm in check is way more important for weight loss and overall health than say diet or exercise (Also not saying those aren't important cause they are but a healthy circadian rhythm sets a solid foundation for those things to work with more ease)and there's tons of research backing it up and I mean tons.

Here's some super simple tips that help to get a healthier circadian rhythm

Buy "blue blockers" their glasses that block most of the blue spectrum of light their pretty cheap, I recommend UVEX brand of glasses. Wear them when the sun goes down or 3 hours before you want to go to sleep.

Don't eat at night or eat very little

Eat breakfast

Get out in the sun in the morning to help your body understand it's daytime. Don't wear sunglasses, Theiris something known as the SCN or the suprachiasmatic nucleus and it basically governs our circadian rhythm and informs all the other cells in our body what time it is ,but it needs full spectrum sunlight to do so properly and glasses or all types (even prescription) interfere with it.

When you go to sleep the darker the better so if you can eliminate all lights in the room you sleep in.

Those tips along with eat a diet with as little overly processed foods and some exercise will most likely help you lose weight.

Here is a very good website to dive into just browse and read around he has very good blogs regarding circadian rhythm biology and alot more.
http://caloriesproper.com


Other useful tips

Eat tons of fish and shellfish like oysters and mussels their way more nutritious than cows and chickens, unless your allergic.

Look around on the internet to see if you have a cryotherapy business in your area and get a session or two every week.

Pretty simple stuff nothing too fancy but yeah that's about it.

I will have to research what that is, thankyou
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Posted 6/24/16
Most of what I'm about to type has probably been said. But I want to give my 2 cents since I've had to deal with weight issues. I went from big, to small, back to big, and now I'm finally getting back to small. Hopefully the last time.

I've lost 60 lbs in the past 2 years. I have hit a fare share of plateaus. I will just list things.
- Drink a crap ton of water. I probably drink 8-12 17oz bottles of water a day.
- Drink some water before you eat food. Eat your food slowly.
- Try to eat 6 meals a day. Spread your foods throughout the day. Meal planning can be a hassle but you might have to.
- Make sure you are eating breakfast. And a goooood breakfast. It starts everything for you.
- Vegetables. Lots of them.
- Protein. Lots of them.
- You don't have to totally cut carbs. I try to keep it under 40g a day. At first I was keeping it under 20g. Brown rice is the only exception. It's probably one of the best things you can eat. Also sweet potatoes.
- Try making your own food. Cooking a batch of chicken or fish that will last a few days or a week.
- Exercise.

Whenever I needed to push a plateau I would increase my water intake as well as my exercise and really regulate my eating.

My biggest weight loss problem is my drinking....I guess tackle one thing at a time.

Good luck and don't get discouraged!
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Posted 6/24/16
I'm surprised no one mentioned cardio. Other than weightlifting and doing calisthenics I also run. Running burns a lot of calories depending on how long you run/jog, especially early in the morning.
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Posted 6/24/16

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I'm surprised no one mentioned cardio. Other than weightlifting and doing calisthenics I also run. Running burns a lot of calories depending on how long you run/jog, especially early in the morning.


yea, I do a stationary bike, at my own pace though because I have a heart condition, I do , do it fast at intervals, speed up slow down speed up,
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Posted 6/24/16

Gutzies wrote:

Most of what I'm about to type has probably been said. But I want to give my 2 cents since I've had to deal with weight issues. I went from big, to small, back to big, and now I'm finally getting back to small. Hopefully the last time.

I've lost 60 lbs in the past 2 years. I have hit a fare share of plateaus. I will just list things.
- Drink a crap ton of water. I probably drink 8-12 17oz bottles of water a day.
- Drink some water before you eat food. Eat your food slowly.
- Try to eat 6 meals a day. Spread your foods throughout the day. Meal planning can be a hassle but you might have to.
- Make sure you are eating breakfast. And a goooood breakfast. It starts everything for you.
- Vegetables. Lots of them.
- Protein. Lots of them.
- You don't have to totally cut carbs. I try to keep it under 40g a day. At first I was keeping it under 20g. Brown rice is the only exception. It's probably one of the best things you can eat. Also sweet potatoes.
- Try making your own food. Cooking a batch of chicken or fish that will last a few days or a week.
- Exercise.

Whenever I needed to push a plateau I would increase my water intake as well as my exercise and really regulate my eating.

My biggest weight loss problem is my drinking....I guess tackle one thing at a time.

Good luck and don't get discouraged!


thank you
I have always thought though that "the more you eat the more you gain" that's why I only eat 2 meals a day, if even that
I do drink a lot, kind of have to, I cant swallow my food unless I have a sip of water
I will try to do more veggies, lol
Posted 6/24/16 , edited 6/24/16

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Nayru- wrote:

If you have access to a pool, then do pool workouts. I heard it works a lot more muscles than traditional workouts.


my grandparents do have a pool that I can use
btw nice rinka pic


Alright, well it's always an option! I'm sure there's some pool workouts you could look up online if you're interested.
Thank you!
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Posted 6/24/16
Make sure to eat 3 times a day and have plenty of water.
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Posted 6/27/16 , edited 6/27/16
The tip was already mentioned, but don't keep yourself from eating. If you're working out, you MUST pump nutrients in your body. Drink water often. If you don't' eat often (like the mentioned 6 meals) your stomach "starves" and holds onto what little you've provided preventing your muscles from getting protein for recovery and slowing your metabolism even further since it has nothing to work on. Also, don't be discouraged if your weight rises a bit. Muscle is much denser than fat, so your weight numbers rising does NOT mean you're not reaching your goal.

I don't keep track of carbs or calories, I just work out and eat. I do choose what I eat, though. Stay away from foods that use lots of oil to be made, like french fries, wings and things like that.

Edit: Maintain your schedule. The human body loves routine, so eat at around the same times and eat often to satisfaction. If you're eating to full only 2 or 3 times a day, you're doing it wrong if you're wanting to speed up your metabolism.
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Posted 6/30/16
Drink a little bit of water before eating makes it easy to break down food faster , eat and drink water only no soda or ice tea for a while , also adding garlic to some dishes help lose wait I heard that from a friend lol also eat what you like but just less and always healthy fruits oh yeah and don't eat after 8 or 9 pm if you do just simple Cheerios cereal bowl * thumbs up * good luck ,
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