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Offline lightshineon

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Weight Loss, me and my husband
« on: Sat Oct 09, 2010 - 11:00:18 »
 Howdy, Howdy, how is everyone doing? Well in my diet, i lost over forty pounds, due to stress. I have kept it off, and some say I am way, way, to thin.
 You ought to hear my mother, it is never ending about my being to thin. I like myself just like I am though, no one is ever happy. Then there is my DH, he is overweight with quite a large amount of weight to lose. He is trying Adkins, and he is discouraged. I need to know what would be the best approach for someone who has massive amounts to lose. It would be so helpful, to those who have lost great deal of weight for suggestions.

                    Thanks for help, and low carb recipes if you have any.

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Re: Weight Loss, me and my husband
« Reply #1 on: Sun Oct 10, 2010 - 21:42:56 »
This year I put on about 12-15 pounds of muscle and stayed around the same weight (which means, I lost a lot of excess fat). My BMI went from over 24.5% down to 20%

I'm not much of a cook at all. Here are some of my suggestions, though.

If you are B-lining it for weight-loss, eat fish (I always sprinkle lemon pepper on it)--it is a good source of protein and Omega-3 acids, which will help a lot for satisfying cravings for saturated fats but don't tend to stick on the body. I also drink flax oil for Omega-3 (it's not that bad). Eat lots of veggies and fibers--I like to eat chili.

I cook everything in olive oil. I think tofu cooked in olive oil and soy sauce (almost NO carbs in that) tastes great! I eat hardboiled eggs a lot for a snack.

I'd say don't be TOO afraid of carbohydrates. The best thing to do is mix in some amount of exercise. I also got a fat-burning supplement from "Max Muscle" called "DFine 8" and it work REALLY well (I don't care for the way you get a hit of caffeine equivalent to a cup of coffee, but it contains lots of natural ingredients--I recommend it if you can handle a little caffeine).

All of this put together is definitely the most painless weight loss there is, as far as I'm concerned. My recommendation for STARCHY carbohydrates (NOT fibrous vegetables, which are great throughout the day) is that you eat things like WHOLE wheat bread more toward the beginning of the day--you WANT that energy, because it leads to higher activity which means more calories burnt (rather than crawling around groggy all day--not helpful for weight loss).

I've gotten into weighlifting because that's a fun exercise for me. It helps me eat thinking in terms of fuel

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Re: Weight Loss, me and my husband
« Reply #2 on: Mon Oct 11, 2010 - 22:41:25 »
lightshineon
welcome back. I am wondering how thin you are now? In your photo you looked slim anyway and 40 lbs is a lot to loose. Unless you were overweight before, 40lbs would leave you very thin indeed. Maybe your mum is right?. Mums often know these things. My daughter lost a lot of weight 5 or so years ago due to depression and illness, and she looked awful, like one of those anoerexic sufferers. She has put about a 15 -20 lbs back on now, and looks just right, still slim but not skeletal.

As for your husband, cut out all sugar, sweets, potatoes, rice, pasta, cereals,cakes, most bread(and only eat wholmeal bread), chips, pastry, No white flour at all. I have lost 12lbs doing this, but am having to be very strict, and want to loose another 8 lbs. Its slow going, but if he has lot to loose he should loose it much faster.Also does he do exercise? A brisk walk every day is good.
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Re: Weight Loss, me and my husband
« Reply #3 on: Fri Oct 15, 2010 - 15:50:16 »
Atkins is one of the things I tried many years ago.  It worked.  It also does not work well if there is any cheating.

The biggest area people fail at (I failed also) is after some weight is lost, it is forgotten that you're supposed to come back on carbs very slowly, and to avoid simple carbs.  The weight so easily comes back.  Unless one is making their own bread and grinding their won grain, it is very difficult to get any carbs that are not processed and made into simple carbs.

Check out the post I just made on HCG.  I think the program makes a lot of sense when done with a real doctor.

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« Reply #4 on: Fri Oct 15, 2010 - 22:43:46 »
 Hi everyone thinks for the tips, and the welcome back. LOL chosen yes I am very thin, but it gives me as crazy as it seems control over things. I am just  more than controlling about these things, maybe just nuts.  ::giggle::  I am reading to my husband all of the responses, and I appreciate all of the replies given.


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« Reply #5 on: Tue Oct 19, 2010 - 13:40:48 »
Hi everyone thinks for the tips, and the welcome back. LOL chosen yes I am very thin, but it gives me as crazy as it seems control over things. I am just  more than controlling about these things, maybe just nuts.  ::giggle::  I am reading to my husband all of the responses, and I appreciate all of the replies given.


                      LOVE YOU LSO


 

Just don't let yourself get anoerexic. My husbands ex has always been obsessive about her weight and would get stressed out if she gained even one or two pounds. Apparently since we last saw her (about 3 years ago) she has got even thinner, and a mutual friend says that she is almost anoexeric and so thin that she looks bad, but still say she needs to loose more weight. I don't understand why she is like this, as she has no previous history of abuse or anything similar, and come from a normal stable family background.
Have you has some prayer ministry LSO?

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Re: Weight Loss, me and my husband
« Reply #6 on: Tue Oct 19, 2010 - 17:33:59 »
Hi everyone thinks for the tips, and the welcome back. LOL chosen yes I am very thin, but it gives me as crazy as it seems control over things. I am just  more than controlling about these things, maybe just nuts.  ::giggle::  I am reading to my husband all of the responses, and I appreciate all of the replies given.


                      LOVE YOU LSO



<takes out a spoon full of food and moves it toward you>

"Here comes the helicopter going in for a landing! bzzzz!"

No, seriously, you need to start munching NAO! There were times that I had to be reminded to eat because of stress--but you need to do that. You have control over how much you eat but  you need to make the constructive choice, yes?

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« Reply #7 on: Wed Nov 24, 2010 - 01:54:56 »
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« Reply #8 on: Sun Nov 28, 2010 - 19:23:01 »
I recently reached the mark of cutting 50 pounds since on the HCG, and a total of over 80 pounds if my previous high is factored in.

My point is not to promote a particular loss plan.  Weight can be lost on many of the plans.  We fatties could join the French Foreign Legion and lose weight without any fancy plan.

The main ingredient has to be making a permanent change of life.  We need to understand that some things are just not going to be handled well by our bodies, and everyone is different.  The neighbor may walk 2 miles per day and be fine eating cheese cake every night, but that may not ever be something I could eat every night.  One must learn his own body and make permanent life changes.

My first 30+ pounds of weight loss were from deciding to make permanent changes in my food.  I almost totally eliminated all processed foods, permanently.  I grind my own grain for good, wholesome bread.  I eat almost no simple carbs.  I don't allow processed oils or high omega 6 oils in my house, but I do eat lots of fats.  Basically, food the way God made it.  That was good for significant weight loss without any calorie restrictions.  Truly, I eat like a king, in want of nothing.

Then I hit a plateau which lasted a very long time.  I did the HCG program after much research.  I was satisfied that I had already changed my life to eat in a healthy manner, so was convinced I could maintain weight once lost.  That got me to lose the additional 50 pounds to my goal weight.  I may decide to lose another 10, but I'm happy where I am.

Main point:  Diets don't work.  Life change is the only thing that works. 

A diet (or boot camp) can be used to lose the weight, but a life change is required to keep it off.

Educate yourself.  Atkins is a pretty good educational program and a program that can work well if followed.  If the Atkins program is not being followed, it may indicate there has not been a life change made yet.

God did not make a lot of simple carbs available.  He did not make processed flour or MSG for us to eat.  He made whole grains to be ground fresh daily.  His method of preserving meats was on the hoof.  Milk was not made 2%, nor was there such a thing as high omega 6 or processed oils.  There were no diet drinks to make us fatter, or chemicals to affect our metabolism.

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Re: Weight Loss, me and my husband
« Reply #9 on: Fri Jul 22, 2011 - 11:42:46 »
A companion is much more important in the process of weight loss.
With having a companion you can compare your success with your buddy and estimate the results in real.
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Re: Weight Loss, me and my husband
« Reply #10 on: Fri Sep 09, 2011 - 06:14:35 »
Good to read that you lose forty pound, this is good to see, i am new in weight loss
i try cardio exercise in morning and evening and do some light diet... hope this is work for
me..... :)
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Re: Weight Loss, me and my husband
« Reply #11 on: Mon Dec 19, 2011 - 23:52:14 »
Nice thread.
I am just  more than controlling about these things, maybe just nuts.
I am reading to my husband all of the responses, and I appreciate all
of the replies given.
Thanks for sharing.

 

     
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