So. I’ve been trying to go on a diet for a while, because I’m unhappy with my body shape. Everything I eat goes straight to my stomach and stays there. I eat healthy enough and do yoga a few times a month, but the weight just won’t go away. Anything I’m missing?
Edit: To everyone who responded so quickly, thank you so much! I’ve been avoiding exercise because I’ve grown excuses for myself. Tomorrow I’ll take a nice jog in the morning, and try do one every morning to track my progress. Thank you all again!
- Amazon chancetheWeight is mostly related to burning calories. Less food will always result in loosing weight. But you need to round that out with exercise. Yoga a few times a month probably isn’t enough. From exercise you will gain muscle mass which will burn more calories. Try doing something a couple times a week at least. I dropped from 230lbs to 195lbs through exercise. Now I’ve started intermittent fasting, I don’t eat between 8pm and 11am, and it has gotten me down below the 195lbs wall I hit.
- McAfee JohnMcPee“Everything I eat goes straight to my stomach”
Are you sure? Mine usually takes a walk around the throat and the esophagus before reaching my stomach.
- If you’re bloating you might have a food allergy. Do an elimination diet and find foods that don’t cause you to bloat.
Also, simply walking 2 miles will improve your digestion by pushing stuff around in your gut and intestines more. I “de-bloat” by walking. Lots of gas expelled.
- New |l|l||l|l|Sports or martial arts are good exercise, so is vigorous sex. Let me know if you need help with any of them.
- Find out what motivates you and tap into that.
For me, it was turning the process into a game with an activity tracker. Helped me realize my calorie intake vs output.
That in combination with exercises classes which taps into my competitive side.
And for days I just don’t want to get aggressive at a class... yoga Matt outside with a couple of kettle bells.
What motivates you?
- Honeywell that1guyYou literally don’t have to exercise if you don’t want, although it’s recommended. It’s all about calories. Cut your calories down to like 600-800 for a couple months and you’ll lose 20-30 pounds. And avoid carbohydrates, no breads stuff
- Microsoft ЯR1. Chew your food well before swallowing
2. Count your required calorie intake, cut 20-30% of it and make sure you don't eat more.
3. Exercise for keeping your body healthy, but don't expect you lose much weigh because of that.
Once you start calorie counting you'll see how some foods are calorie dense even if you didn't expect them to be. Usually it helps people to switch to a healthier diet, because you'll think twice whether you want two slices of pizza and run out of available Cal's for the day or three proper meals with veggies and protein, and still have a spare hundred for an apple for the dessert. Or big cup of low calorie Americano vs latte, etc.
No short time diet will give you a long run result, unless you change your overall eating habits.
- Food storage in your body is a simple formula based on calories.
In-burned = stored
Sounds like you want to create negative calories most days.
Muscle is what burns calories so make more muscle. Strength exercises are great for building muscle.
Do cardio to make sure you’ve got the plumbing to support the new muscle.
Even idle muscles burn calories. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn.
Diet is a four letter word. Find something fun that keeps you active and burns calories - then you don’t have to do evil four letter words but you’re more attractive and can do the fun flw ;)
- Oracle PypPypThere is no one healthy eating plan for everyone. Try something like The Whole 30 to get a grasp on what food groups work well and don't for your specific body. Take all nutritional advice with a grain of salt, nutrition science is one of the most junior science fields out there and doesn't show much promise of improving in the short term.
Also, work out consistently with weights, cardio is a waste of time when weight lifting improves cardiovascular performance more in less time and it will actually give you a well defined body. There's a very true saying I'm probably going to butcher that's along the lines of "lose weight to look good in clothes, gain muscle to look good naked".