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Five Steps to Losing 25 lbs in 3 Months

written by Head Health Nutter December 5, 2007

This is a 5-step health plan I created in February 2007. Shedding much of my extra weight quickly, I felt lighter in body, mind and spirit. My concentration, energy and overall well-being tripled!

After consulting your doctor, I encourage you to try incorporating any or all of the following steps into your individually designed health plan.

STEP #1: THREE IMPORTANT WEIGHT-LOSS FACTS

1) To lose weight you MUST burn more calories than you consume

This means eating whole foods (not packaged or processed) in healthy, balanced meals and being physical. Also, try slowing down while you munch. I became more conscious while I ate and eventually, depending on how active I was during the day, my portions were cut almost in half. I was eating almost every two hours: a small, healthy snack (e.g. half a banana and some nuts) once in the AM and once in the PM. This kept me satisfied throughout the day so I wasn’t binging come dinner time. Some experts say this raises metabolism.

2) Building muscle raises your metabolism

The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn when you’re doing nothing! And you don’t even have to use weights, just your own body weight! (see below). When you’re ready, try building up to pumping iron 3 times a week so you’re continually building lean muscle mass.

3) Activity is supposed to be fun

I did what I wanted to do and took it easy at first (most people overdue it at the beginning ‘cause they’re all psyched up to lose weight – the fat burning heart rate zone is where you can comfortably talk during your activity).

I DID NOT focus on losing weight but rather my goal was to feel healthier and stronger. I did what I could on my low days, making sure that I fulfilled my commitment to myself to do physical activity everyday (it’s more important at this stage to make it a daily habit) and when I could not meet my daily minimum, I congratulated myself for at least trying. Then I made sure to capitalize on my good days by doing even more!

STEP #2: THE POWER OF PROTEIN IN WEIGHT-LOSS

I started off with protein powder in my morning fruit smoothies (I LOVE my blender and use it every day) – and I NEVER skip breakfast (I have many smoothie recipes from the net to ensure variety). Lean protein sources are the best because they tend to be lower in calories. Try turkey, chicken, fish, nuts, seeds and grains.

STEP #3: THE MOST MAGICAL LIQUID

I have LOTS (like 4-6 pints depending on my activity level) of lemon water throughout the day (starting with a warm glass of it first thing in the AM to kick start the kidney). Oh, yes, and herbal teas.

STEP #4: POIGNANT PROMISES

Do light to medium cardio (walking, biking, swimming, rollerblading) for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. If I felt good and energetic, I’d treat myself to an extra ½ hour, sometimes more.

Strengthen the core. All movement starts here, besides, it corrects posture which shows your confidence and actually makes you look even better! I took a personal trainer’s advice but made my own minimums to start with. I took it slow and started with one set of 10 reps, and eventually I worked my way up to his suggested 3 sets of 15 reps per 5 core exercises. I did these exercises everyday for about 20 – 30 minutes. I did them while I watched TV! And, of course, I stretched and felt like a million bucks! It helps SO much with stress.

STEP #5: CLEANSING

After researching the topic of cleansing, and instead of following one program, I made my own up with the aid of Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fourth Edition, which explains why you should cleanse and gives you lists of the best natural cleansers (herbs, foods, supplements, etc.) for the blood, kidneys, lungs, skin and bowels.

This is my individualized cleansing program (for 1 month):

(Week 1-2) Preparing to fast:

I weaned myself off sugar, other stimulants (coffee, cigarettes and alcohol), meats, fish and dairy. Slowly, by the third week my diet was down to fruits, veggies, and nuts (I did have hard-boiled eggs, though, and looked online for Vegan recipes which helped).

(Week 3) Baby Food – Fast – Baby Food

Three days before the fast, I blended all my food. This prepared my digestive system for the fast so it wouldn’t be shocked with a lack of food. Plan your fast days on the weekend to allow for relative inactivity; your body isn’t getting food to convert into energy. I didn’t eat anything but drank 6 pints (each day) of lemon water with 2 tbsp. of natural maple syrup and some cayenne pepper (recipe from the Master Cleanse).

After the two day fast, I followed it up with more blended raw foods. If you’re interested, here’s my Safe, Enlightening 3 Day Fast for more detail.

(Week 4) Back to the beginning…but on a much lower key

I slowly introduced food back into my system, beginning with the juice from boiled veggies, pure fruit juices cut with water, and a blended vegan diet for three days, eventually moving towards solids.

Here’s An Easy, Gentle Cleanse for the First-Timer for more details and Cleansing Made Easy to help you out.

By the end of the month, I felt light, energetic, clear-headed, decisive, confident, and for the most part: calm, cool and collected. Hey, the bonus was that I didn’t have ¼ of the gas that I did before and my poop didn’t stink anymore! LOL

Just remember, nature craves to be at its most efficient. If you aim for health, listen to your body, question habits, weight loss will follow.

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164 comments

Amber Nicole February 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I love this site…it really pumped up my goal motivation! 😉

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Head Health Nutter February 10, 2010 at 12:01 am

Thanks for popping by and for leaving your awesome comment, Amber Nicole!

Are you aiming for 25lbs?

Steph @ Live Lighter.org

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nicole May 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm

ok well this will be hard i want to lose 25 pounds by august i wiegh 155 and need to be 130 this will be hard but im going to do this when my pool opens i’ll walk 0.6 miles to my pool swim 10 laps of breast stroke and 10 laps of freestyle dayly now all i need is a one peice swim suit because I can’t swim laps in a bikini……or can I….???? thanks for the tips but one question do i lose more wieght by skiping breakfast or eating breakfast????

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Head Health Nutter May 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Hey Nicole, thanks for dropping by Live Lighter!

Shhh… don’t tell anyone but one of the biggest secrets to weight-loss success is believing that It’s easy to lose weight. 🙂

It’s really a matter of a simple equation: calories consumed must be lower than calories expended.

But don’t be fooled with the above equation – skipping meals will NOT help you lose weight. The trick is to eat 3 healthy, balanced meals (lean protein, fruits, veggies & grains), plus small healthy snacks throughout the day. Healthy food (whole, fresh food – not packaged) is super high in nutrients but low in calories.

You need the nutrients so you have the energy to burn fat (stored calories). Just make sure that you include pumping iron 3 times a week in your exercise plan – believe it or not, lean muscle mass is way more effective at burning stored calories than cardio.

Good luck and make sure to have fun! The journey should always be better than the destination.

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dana October 3, 2010 at 2:46 pm

hey umm 1st i wanna say i loved this site and i’m 13 years old and i’m like 75 – 80 kilos not very sure ,, and i want to lose 25 kilos in 3 months and i’m starting tomorrow my healthy , exercice day 😛 and i hope it works this time cause i tried hard and alot and i keep starting a diet but i keep on ignoring it after few days my height is 1.60
so one question how many kilos am i supposed to be ?? when im 13 yrs old and height : 1.60

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Head Health Nutter October 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Hi Dana, thanks for popping on by Live Lighter. 🙂

I’m so excited and happy to hear you’re taking your health seriously at a young age; and that you understand the secret to permanent weight loss is consistent, healthy living practices.

It can be challenging when adopting new healthy living habits and I’d like to share with you a great website designed for teens called Weigh2Rock: http://www.weigh2rock.com/

They have forums and chat rooms for members where you can talk to others your age, as well as health professionals, for knowledge and support. They even have a weight calculator so you can find out what the average weight is for people your age, sex and height: http://www.blubberbuster.com/height_weight.html

Just so you know, Dana, your weight loss goal is very doable! But if I may impart some wisdom: from my personal experience, I found as long as I focused on the goal (kilos or pounds), it took forever to accomplish it – if I didn’t give up totally beforehand.

However, as soon as I started concentrating on having fun while being physical (doing activities I loved), eating tasty natural foods and home-cooked meals, the weight just dropped off!

Good luck with your healthy living pursuits, Dana, and please come back and let us know how Weigh2Rock is helping you!

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Ashley October 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I’m pretty much a yo-yo dieter – I really try but end up failing. And because of my yo-yo dieting, I’ve become anemic….How should I start my diet off – Do a cleanse? Any advice??I really want a diet that I can stick to, but I could do a cleanse then go straight the to healthy lifestyle…BTW, I’m 15… Thanks in advance…

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Head Health Nutter October 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Hi Ashley, the best advice I can give you is:

Eat healthy! You really don’t have to diet to lose weight. All you have to do is stay away from (or at least limit it to special occasions/once a week) all packaged food and fast food. Try eating mainly whole foods, like fresh veggies & fruits, grains, legumes (beans), nuts & seeds. If you’re a meat eater, stick to the lean protein, like chicken and turkey; and fish once a week. For red meat, the occasional lamb meal will do you wonders.

This advice IS essentially a cleanse but it’s not too hardcore so it’s much easier to do. Good luck and please come back to let us know how you’re doing!

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Sarah October 26, 2010 at 12:23 am

Very informative! Thank you! I am 18 years old 5’9 and weigh 190.. I have decided it is finally time for me to become serious about my health and lose all of the fat! I have a goal of losing 40 pounds but i’d like to drop 20 pounds by January 15th.. two and a half months. Do you personally think this is achievable? Do you think it would be unhealthy to lose more than 20 pounds within two and a half months?

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Head Health Nutter October 27, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Hi Sarah, thanks for reading Live Lighter and congrats on deciding to take control of your health as a young adult (I didn’t until my mid-20’s)!

Yes, I believe you can safely lose 20lbs in 2.5 months (average of 2 lbs per week) – depending on where you’re currently at in lifestyle, health and attitude, and how you plan to achieve this weight-loss. Any more than that in the same time frame… maybe. It really depends on the individual.

The main issue with losing weight within a specific time frame is the discipline needed and the sudden change in lifestyle. In order to do this, you’ve got to focus on eating healthy and exercising – every day.

A typical human body prefers gradual change, and sudden change can actually be dangerous for some people. Not to mention the mental challenges from feeling deprived – most people (including me) need to treat themselves at least once a week.

BUT, if you’re free from illness and disease, are already practicing healthy living and just need to step up your game AND you’re totally psyched up for it (and you’ve checked with your healthcare provider), then it’s not only possible, it’ll be easy for you!

For people starting from a relatively unhealthy lifestyle (lots of junk food, no exercise), I’ve found that long-lasting weight loss and management is much easier when you focus on slowly incorporating healthy habits into your daily life. At this point, the goal is a healthy lifestyle, not weight loss (although lucky, lucky, weigh loss is a natural by-product!).

Good luck on your journey and please feel free to browse Live Lighter for more healthy lifestyle tips and tricks!

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monica November 3, 2010 at 4:43 pm

ive tryed some methods of dieting but i never can stick to it. im almost 14, 4’11”, andd 128 pounds. really the main reason why i want to loose like 20 or 25 pounds in any amount of time within 4 months is because im really short and im usually a base in cheerleading well next year im going to most likely go onto varsity and well no one on the tem is as short as me so really the only thing to do is fly. and i feel like i would crush the people baseing me.

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Head Health Nutter November 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Hi Monica, tons of people struggle with diets because they just don’t work, especially over the long-term (here’s a post that explains why: http://livelighter.org/a-solution-to-permanent-healthy-weight-loss/)

There are many factors which contribute to healthy, permanent weight-loss, including social support. Because of your age, I’d like to suggest a website created especially for teens http://weigh2rock.com/; it has a ton of healthy living resources, including support from health professionals and ways to connect with teens like you who want to be healthy and lose their extra weight.

I hope you like weigh2rock and have fun on your weight-loss journey!

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Trish November 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm

what a great site! like some of the other comments, this has really pumped me up to get motivated!

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Head Health Nutter November 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm

That’s great to hear, Trish! Motivation is key to healthy weight-loss. Having fun is another big part of it so I’m wishing you tons of FUN on your journey. Hopefully you’ll find other helpful and practical tips here on Live Lighter to inspire you along the way. 🙂

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uzma January 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

Hi
Please tell me if you allow apple cider vinegar as a drink during cleansing similar to your lemon drink?
thanks.

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Head Health Nutter January 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Oooo, uzma, I love apple cider vinegar and yes, I definitely think it’s a great cleansing drink to have anytime!

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azam January 2, 2011 at 3:07 am

hello , i am azam , i am iranian,i undrestand english very few , i like to loss my weight very fast , why can i do ?

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Head Health Nutter January 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Hello, azam! The quick answer to your question is: exercise lots and eat healthy foods. Good luck!

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uzma January 11, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Hi Steph.

I have substituted lunch with your green smoothies and am already feeling lighter.
i am taking small healthy meals and exercising too. Should i continue green smoothies for lunch for a few months and will it help me loose water and weight or do i need to add another detox drink to get better results. Thanks a lot !!

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Head Health Nutter January 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Hi Uzma, you’re doing great! Good for you. 🙂

The best thing about health (and maybe one of the greatest challenges, too) is that every individual requires different things to achieve balance. Listen to your body, it’ll tell you what you need.

If you just don’t know, I’d stay on your current course for another week or two, then replace another meal with a detox drink. See how you feel after another week. If you’re comfortable, you can choose to continue with 2 detox meals a day (plus a well-balanced meal and healthy snacks) until you reach your weight-loss goals.

OR, if you’re feeling really good and want to step it up a notch like I did in this post we’re commenting on, get your body ready (eat only detox drinks for 3 days) for a 3-day juice fast: http://livelighter.org/a-safe-enlightening-3-day-fast/.

Lots of luck! Steph

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uzma January 17, 2011 at 11:34 am

Hi Steph.

I am substituting lunch for detox green drinks and when i go back to work after lunch i feel extremely drowsy and sleepy .
i need a strong cup of tea with milk to keep alert…. what should i do ? i really cant function without my two cups of tea…will it sabotage my weight loss goal ? Please help !

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Head Health Nutter January 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Hi uzma, you’re most likely drowsy and sleepy because your body is detoxing (it wants to rest to do the full job) and you’ve cut down on calories so your body is adjusting to the new caloric intake. I’d suggest a plain (no milk!) green tea to do the job – it’s detoxifying and yet still has the caffeine you require.

If this is just too much of a change, it’s more important that you continue with your detox green drinks so keep your tea – this time. You can always do another cleanse in the spring and you’ll find that many people who cleanse once incorporate it into their lifestyle to manage their weight and toxicity levels.

You’re doing awesome, uzma, keep it up! 🙂 Steph

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Leslie January 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I am 38 years old (soon to be 39) and I am pretty active- exercise 5-6 days a week, plus running. In spite of my efforts, weight loss is extremely difficult for me. I assume it is because of my age. Of course I can do better with my food choices, but I am not the worse eater. Except for an occasional candy bar, I do not eat a lot of junk food and rarely drink soda. I started working out right before Thanksgiving 2010 but have lost only 4 or 5 pounds. Any advice???? I am currently 155 pounds. Would love to lose 20.

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Head Health Nutter January 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

Hi Leslie, thanks for your question. Have you heard of The Hormone Diet? Dr. Natasha Turner suggests those who have trouble losing weight have hormonal imbalances – apparently there are hormones which hamper weight-loss efforts and others that aid in weight-loss.

I’ve reviewed both the book and the diet itself where I share my weight-loss results (I’m actually about to do the diet again to rebalance my hormones):

1) http://livelighter.org/the-hormone-diet-book-review/
2) http://livelighter.org/the-hormone-diet-review/

There are also other options but these would require you to cut down on the frequency & intensity of your workouts until you complete them:

1) Cleansing: http://livelighter.org/an-easy-gentle-cleanse-for-a-first-timer/

2) Fasting: http://livelighter.org/a-safe-enlightening-3-day-fast/ but if you’re considering this route, please read this first: http://livelighter.org/when-is-fasting-not-a-good-idea/

Hope this helps and I’d love to hear what you decide to do!

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Danelle February 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Hi my name is Danelle and I am 19 years old. I weigh about 150 pounds, but would like to be around 130. How can i lose 20 pounds in 3 months?

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Head Health Nutter February 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Hi Danelle, thanks for popping on by Live Lighter. You can lose 20 pounds in 3 months by following my step-by-step program in this post – it worked for me!

But I have to ask: what’s the hurry? The REAL trick to long-term weight-loss (so you’re not yo-yo dieting which is a health risk) is NOT to be concerned with losing weight.

The idea is to live a healthy lifestyle:

1) get physical activity everyday (it doesn’t have to be painful) and mix it up with cardio, resistance-training and stretching.
2) eat well-balanced meals made with natural foods (stay away from the junk and fast food at least until you’ve lost the weight, then you can treat yourself once a week).
3) get appropriate sleep for you.
4) manage your stress in healthy ways.
5) detox regularly.

(All of this info is on Live Lighter, along with recipes, and I’m always adding new information.)

That’s it! Easier said than done, don’t I know it! But what made it easier for me was to always think healthy, not thin. There is such a thing as “skinny-fat” which is just as unhealthy as being obese and takes years off your life.

Hope this helps, Danelle.

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Kat February 24, 2011 at 12:36 am

Hi I’m Kat, I’m currently 28yrs old 5’1 and 138lbs, but I wanna lose 30lbs before my 29th bday which is in 2 1/2 months. Most of my fat are on my tummy, arms, thighs and of course love handles, so what would you recommend me to help me with dieting and toning?

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Head Health Nutter February 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Hi Kat, thanks for visiting Live Lighter and for your question. This post is a great option to lose weight over a short time frame. If you read some of the other comments and my answers, you’ll see that I strongly suggest focusing on living a healthy lifestyle rather than focus on a weight-loss goal (although having goals can be helpful for many people).

In most cases, what works for one person may not work for another. Being healthy is a journey, not a destination. You’ll find tons of information here on Live Lighter that you can try out and see what works for you. Good Luck!

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Melissa March 4, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Hey Steph,

I love your site and the intelligent & sensitive responses you post to your commenters. I made a similar plan for myself a few years back and have successfully lost and kept off 20% of my body fat. I have lost 65 lbs, and am now in the ‘normal’ range of BF & BMI for the first time in my life. In fact, I was this same healthy weight last at age 18, but I had 5% more body fat!

Anyway, just wanted to say ‘hi’ and ‘keep up the good work!’ from a kindred spirit 🙂

Melissa

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Head Health Nutter March 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Hi Melissa – thanks for popping by Live Lighter and even more so for leaving such an inspiring, motivating and extremely satisfying and ego-boosting (for me) comment! 🙂

Seriously, I REALLY do appreciate your kind, thoughtful and encouraging words. It’s SO good to meet a kindred spirit!

Steph

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Catrina March 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Hey I recently decided to really get in shape because I graduated at 120 pounds and now at 21 years old and I weighed 150…(i am 5’5″) I started working out on the 1st of this month and i now weigh 145.6. I want to weigh between 120-125 pounds by June because my birthday is in June and I want to be able to wear a 2 piece bikini! haha I work out for 30-60 mins a day except for Sundays and I have cut out fast food and eat more fruit and veggies. With all of this, do you think i can ever weigh what i weighed in high school by June?

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Lizzie March 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I am in the EXACT same boat as you……5’5” 150lbs…want to be 120-125 by june……wanna wear a bikini………except that I’m a teenager

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Lizzie March 20, 2011 at 4:00 pm

HOW ARE YOU DOING IT????!!!!

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Head Health Nutter March 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Hi Catrina, thanks for visiting Live Lighter and sharing your health goal with us. It sounds like you’re on the right path, for sure! If I may make a suggestion, make certain you pump some iron in your workouts as lean muscle mass is what increases your metabolism – even when you’re resting. Have fun and we’d love to hear how you kicked butt for your June goal!

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Lizzie March 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Hi “Head Health Nutter” I’m lizzie. I am going to be a freshman in highschool after the summer is over. I really want to try to do the fast thing, but I can’t bear to not have food….just thinking of it makes me scared, but I do really want to do it! Can you give me advice on how I can do it? (5’5” 150lbs) (want to lose 25lbs by june)

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Head Health Nutter March 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Hi Lizzie, welcome to Live Lighter! Thanks for sharing your health goals with us and asking for advice.

First, I just want to clarify that I am not a health professional and it’s best to work with one to achieve your health goals, especially if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Second, I really feel that you don’t have to fast to lose weight; actually, it’s not a great idea for many people because it can be dangerous depending on your current health condition.

If you’re still really gung-ho on fasting, here are a few articles to read before committing to it:

1) http://livelighter.org/when-is-fasting-not-a-good-idea/
2) http://livelighter.org/a-safe-enlightening-3-day-fast/

Something I’d just like to point out in this post is:

“I DID NOT focus on losing weight but rather my goal was to feel healthier and stronger. I did what I could on my low days, making sure that I fulfilled my commitment to myself to do physical activity everyday (it’s more important at this stage to make it a daily habit) and when I could not meet my daily minimum, I congratulated myself for at least trying. Then I made sure to capitalize on my good days by doing even more!”

From my experience, using weight loss as a goal doesn’t work well (at least for the long-term) because most people tend to get caught up in seeing the results. When we don’t see them fast enough, we push ourselves too hard (often hurting our bodies) and/or give up too soon. A more sustainable approach is to focus on healthy living and finding ways to enjoy it.

Once I let go of the numbers on the scale, that’s when I found success! I noticed one day that my pants were getting looser and it was a pleasant surprise! Funny thing, though, I was already happy because of the healthier lifestyle so the weight loss was just an awesome side effect!

The real secret to permanent weight loss is knowing how your body works and then giving it what it needs to be healthy and strong. I’ve included the most important info here in this post.

I hope all of this helps, Lizzie, and I’d love to hear how you’re doing with your health goals come June!

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singgih April 16, 2011 at 9:08 am

steps are good for health that benefit many people

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M&MS April 23, 2011 at 8:01 pm

hey there, first of all i wanna thank you for your great article and all the follow up comments, really helpful, enlightening and fresh.
I’m 18 and , 152 cms and 68 kilos, I’m mainly frightened that when i lose all the weight i want to, i ‘ll have loose skin around some areas like the tummy and thighs, are my fears worth thinking about, and is there a certain way of dieting that can help lessen that risk for me? and do u know if there’s something out there that REALLY works for stretch marks?
thanks for all ur advice

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Head Health Nutter April 25, 2011 at 9:31 am

Hi M&MS, you’re most welcome for the article and comments! Thank you for your great question.

Loose skin only happens when you lose weight too fast. What I did to lose weight (described above) was a healthy weight loss plan (1-3 pounds lost per week), and I suspect the wide-ranging physical activity (resistance training, cardio, stretching) helped a great deal in making sure the skin formed around my newly developed muscles.

As for the stretch mark question… I love my stretch marks. They are my war scars and I wear them proudly! They remind me of who I was in the past, how much I’ve grown and I know it was all necessary in the process of becoming the person I am today.

Hope some of this helps and all the best in your journey! Steph

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nicole May 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Hey just wanted to let u know that i am trying so hard to lose weight it just seems impossible i cant bring myself to do it well i am going to try this lose 25 lb in 3 months because i really need to so i hope this works i just need some one to help me keep motivated. 🙁

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Head Health Nutter May 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Hey Nicole, I hear you! I’m actually looking for a buddy to be active with so I can stick to a more consistent routine. I’ll be blogging more on my current struggles, so maybe we can help keep each other motivated? 🙂

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bsmith July 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm

hey i love the page….im 21yrs old 5’1 and 150lb i have been active but not eating as healthy as i should but my question to you is what do you think about pre-made meals from weight watchers or nutrisystem (ect) becasue i have come to accept that i can not diet successfully so was thinking about doing one of those programs..

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Head Health Nutter July 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Hi bsmith, thanks for your excellent question. I’ve heard that lots of people lose weight with the pre-made meals from these programs, and they actually understand healthier portion sizes better so that when they end the program, they apply that knowledge to their usual diet.

I believe fresh, whole foods are healthier, mind you, but in this day and age, it’s hard to do! So if you don’t have the time or inclination, please do try a program out and see if it works for you.

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Head Health Nutter July 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm

This comment came in via email from reader, Nicole:

“i would try it if you have some support my best friend has tried it and it has helped her she has lost 25 lbs”

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mary September 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm

hi im 15 and just want to lose 25 pounds in 3 or 4 months. its not a rushed time but we have something called sophmore swim at my school and i just want to drop a few before i have to get in a bikkini in front of everyone! about your diet, you do that 4 week cleansing thing for the whole 3 month diet with moderate cardio everday? because that seems really reasonable i was just wanting to make sure thats what the diet was. thanks

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Head Health Nutter September 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Hey Mary, thanks for commenting. The cleansing diet is for 1 month with moderate activity. As I mention in the post, though, the best diet is a lifestyle change where you eat well most of the time (have a cheat day once a week so you don’t feel deprived) and have a holistic exercise routine which includes strength-training, cardio and stretching (plus some meditation time and good sleep). The reality of diets is that once you stop doing them and go back to your old ways, the weight comes back. When you assume a healthy lifestyle, you maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life!

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mol September 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm

i’m a freshman in college and i have always, always, always been self-conscious of my weight. i’m 5’9 and i weigh around 185. i can honestly say i haven’t stepped on a scale in years, so that’s give or take a few pounds. luckily, throughout high school, i had a pretty incredible support system. my friends and my parents always just loved me the way i was. however, when i looked in the mirror, i was less than content. i’ll be going home for the first time in december, and i would LOVE to be in a size 8, two jean sizes smaller. i have dieted in the past, but i love food sooo much. i’ve never been afraid of trying new things, though, so i think that could help with jumping on the health food wagon. however, i am worried about availability with my meal plan. also, i love, love, love to exercise (excluding running)! i just have no motivation to go alone and i hate feeling like i’m bothering friends when i drag them along. what kept you going on your workout? and would it be terrible for my body to head to the gym at like 10 pm? i’ll be looking forward to your reply! i’ve always dreamed of having feeling of confidence and pride when i put on a dress to go out. i really want to do this for myself. i want to blow all my old classmates and friends and family out of the water at christmas this year! thank you so much! -mol

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Head Health Nutter September 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Hey Mol, thanks for sharing your story with us. I can relate. I love food, too, and was self-conscious about my weight all my life up until a few years ago. When I was in first year university, I was 185 lbs, too, only 5’4.

I struggled with my weight for many years and what I discovered was that as long as I focused on losing weight, it seemed to always be a goal. Once I decided on focusing on choosing a healthier lifestyle so that I could feel healthier and happier starting from the inside, that’s when the weight slipped off and my outside matched my inside.

I admire your enthusiasm, Mol, and having goals are important. But sometimes we get too caught up in the end result, too attached to a specific vision, that we miss the fun parts of the journey!

If I can be any support to you right now, I’d love to suggest following the steps in this blog post and maybe altering your goal a bit so that it better reflects how you’ll FEEL once you’ve reached your goals. Will you jump out of bed in the morning because you’re so energetic and alive? Will you feel strong and confident to take on anything the world can dish you?

And then just have FUN being healthier. Choose healthier foods/meals (yes, healthy food can taste good, too) and come up with a holistic exercise plan that includes aerobic, strength-training and flexibility. Get good sleep and experiment with meditation to help increase your focus, concentration and happiness through a spiritual connection.

And I don’t want to hear any excuses! If something’s not working for you, either change your mind about it by focusing on the positive aspects about it, or try a few different approaches and see if you like it better. If several different approaches fail, find something else comparable that you do like.

You can do it, Mol!

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Johan Smith October 19, 2011 at 8:50 am

hi, i’m 38 years old and i have been trying to lose weight all year, I have tried the south beach diet, which worked really great, also the flat belly diet, adn right now i am just cutting out the carbs, like pastas, rice, bread, milk, cheese, …..etc. Since i’v had 4 kids, i feel like i can never lose weight around my stomach area, just mr legs, and it looks and feels awkward. So i’m 194 pounds and 5? 5,
My daughters are trying to do the same with me and they have lost more weight than i have. I am trying to fit into a cute this summer. So i need to lose weight in 2 months. Please give me some advice or help, I really want to lose at least 40 pounds.

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Head Health Nutter October 19, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Hi Johan, thanks for popping by Live Lighter and introducing yourself. I know exactly what it’s like to have difficulty losing weight. If you read the above post and all the comments, you’ll know that in my experience diets don’t work.

What works is a lifestyle change which I outline in the steps above. Basically, all you have to do is eat natural foods with a good balance of healthy fats, protein and complex carbs (you can save one day for a cheat day but even then try to use whole, healthy foods when you can, especially when you’re in the weight-loss phase.

Then it’s a balanced exercise routine with resistance training, a little cardio and stretching on a weekly basis. The icing on the cake is stress management, like getting proper sleep and making some time for mediation and other fun activities for yourself.

I know you can do it, Johan, and the best tip I can give you on all this is don’t be hard on yourself! When you slip up, just pick yourself up and continue from where you left off. Guilt is the #1 destroyer for creating healthy habits.

Steph

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Anita November 28, 2011 at 6:39 am

Hi!
I have a problem: I’m 15 years old and i weigh 135.
My doctor said taking into my bone density,age and other factors i should weigh 112-115 pounds.
Thats alot to lose and i dont know how to go about doing it!
Im indian and from a vegetarian household.
I dont get much time to exercise but if you could tell me some websites where i can see easy workouts to do at home, it would be great.
Also, how much time period should i keep in mind to lose this much?
Thanks a ton! 🙂

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Head Health Nutter December 1, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Hi Anita, thanks for your question. I use DVDs and a personal trainer myself, but try Shape.com (http://www.shape.com/videos) for some workout videos.

Perhaps another reader will chime in with some websites they use?

As for your question regarding the time it`ll take you to lose the weight you want in a healthy way, it totally depends on you and your body, my Dear. The calculation for weight loss is very simple: calories in – calories burned = weight loss. To see significant results, you must give your body enough food for immediate energy and burn more than you consume. That means being as active as possible and eating ONLY what your body needs to survive.

I`d suggest reducing your portions slowly (it`s hard to know exactly what your body needs on a daily basis, and it really depends how active you are that day). Then be as active as possible: walk every day for at least 30 minutes, take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the next bus stop, do crunches and pushups while you watch TV, do squats while washing dishes… there are many ways you can burn calories without actually doing a full workout!

I hope this helps. I know you can do it, Anita!

And just one more thing, please don`t be too concerned with numbers on the scale. Try to focus on enjoying your food, eat it slowly, and find the enjoyment in being active. Soon you`ll FEEL your weight loss, and when you do jump on the scale to satisfy your curiosity, you`ll be pleasantly surprised by the results!

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Alex January 7, 2012 at 1:45 am

Hello, i’m 16, 6 ft 2in and i weigh 190 lbs and also swim for my schools team so i’m pretty active with 2 1/2 hours of practice almost everyday, but I have always struggled with my weight. I have been wanting to lose 25 to 30 pounds for awhile. I am so happy that i found your website it was really helpful. Just wondering, if getting enough sleep helps with losing weight and if you don’t get enough if that can effect anything? Thanks for all of the great information! 🙂

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Head Health Nutter January 13, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Hey Alex, thanks for dropping by and sharing your story. Hmm, for your height, it sounds like your weight is a healthy one, especially considering your age as you may still have a few inches in height to grow into.

Do you know your body fat percentage? Perhaps all you need to do is include one to two sessions of strength-training into your weekly routine to build more muscle and burn the fat.

And yes, Alex, when you don’t get enough sleep, your stress hormones go all wonky causing you to gain weight or have difficulty losing it. Read this guest post by Dr. Mitchell Proffman for more info on the subject: http://livelighter.org/better-sleep-helps-weight-loss/.

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fan101234 January 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

im planning on losing 30pds… the tips r a great help for me…i really need to be 130 and this is going to be a long road ahead..thanks for the tips…
QUESTION: how long will it take when i start using ur tips on losing weight

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Head Health Nutter January 27, 2012 at 2:05 am

You’re most welcome for the tips, fan. And you’ll lose the weight, no problem, as long as you concentrate on getting healthier rather than focusing on the scale.

So this is where time and patience comes in – really, a lot of weight loss comes from your attitude and outlook on it. The less emotionally invested you are in skinnier jeans, I guarantee that if you follow the tips, think about getting healthier, make choices that you both enjoy AND give you the results you’re looking for, then you’ll lose that weight without even noticing it!

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jesse February 9, 2012 at 7:15 am

Hi i am jesse and first of all i am really impressed by what i have learned here… i am 22 years old and 5’3 tall and i am 110kg… All this weight is making me down …i actually have no time for physical activites as i have classes from 7am to 6pm… so i just want to ask if fresh fruit juice ( without sugar of course) will help me detoxify and any other think to help me shed all this fats…

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Head Health Nutter February 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Hi Jesse, thanks for dropping by Live Lighter and sharing your story! Yes, weight loss can be very challenging in this day and age, everyone is extremely busy with a very long to-do list. However, weight-loss = calories consumed – calories burnt.

Did you know you don’t have to go to the gym for an hour 3x’s a week to lose weight? There are a million and one ways to get active in your day! A 30 minute walk, do squats while washing dishes, take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the next bus stop or park your car across the parking lot….

Yes, you will lose weight by reducing your calories by detoxing and replacing meals with no-sugar added juice, however, you still need fiber and other nutrients to survive. AND, one of the best ways to lose weight is to build muscle because it increases your metabolism so you burn calories even when you’re resting.

To build muscle when you’re short on time, start off with some core exercises (google them to learn different ones, like the plank and butterfly). You can easily do these during commercials when you’re watching TV. When I started my weightloss journey, I did 5 core exercises, as many as I could each, for about 15-20 minutes every second day. The other days I took a 30 minute walk.

You CAN fit activity into your day, Jesse! Just be creative and try to enjoy it! 🙂

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destinee February 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I am 21 and am 5’2 I weigh 133 and am THE BIGGEST i’ve EVER BEEN. Im used to weighing 110 – 115 I want to be 105 – 110. this is a great start but the biggest issue is sticking to it which is always hard for me. I love sweets and just need them out of my life. Im a huge snacker :/

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Head Health Nutter March 31, 2012 at 3:09 am

Hi Destinee, thanks for your comment. I can totally relate to your snacking-tendencies especially with the sweets. What worked for me was a cleanse (http://livelighter.org/an-easy-gentle-cleanse-for-a-first-timer/) to clear my body of my sweet addiction. I also slowly increased my activity level – many times when I craved snacks I’d go for a walk and by the time I got back, my craving was gone! Also, start reaching for healthier alternatives… fruit always tames the sweet tooth. 🙂

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Ireen February 28, 2012 at 2:26 am

Hi,
I m 25 and my height is 5’2.i m 85kg.i wanna lose 25kg in 4mnths.pls let me knw da proper way to lose it.its really urgent for me coz im getting married aftr 4mnths.i wnt 2 becm 60kg.i do my hormonal test.no prob at all.i m on diet nw frm last 3days.i eat only fruits,veg,boiled chicken/steam fish(2pcs per meal)green tea,veg cracker n fat free milk.m i in a right track?i dnt do any exercise.hw much tym i hv to spend on exercise per day?n wt kind of exercise?my exam is coming ahead.does da weight lose make any affect on my study?pls let me knw soon.

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Head Health Nutter March 31, 2012 at 3:02 am

Hi Ireen, congrats on your engagement! And thanks for visiting Live Lighter. You’re definitely on the right track. And yes, you do need more activity if you want to lose the weight you want. In my experience, your exercise routine should mainly consist of resistance training to build muscle which increases your metabolism so you’re burning more calories, even when you’re sitting at the computer or in front of the TV. Read some of my responses to previous comments for more!

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Cassie March 7, 2012 at 5:51 pm

just taking a look at this site and wanted to know what I should in order to lose 30lbs in three months i’m 5’1″ and my weight is 185 lbs I’m getting ready to turn 30 and I know that i’m not in shape at all after my 1st kid I lost the weight just working out and cutting back a little on the food but now with my 2nd its a little hard to drop the weight I cut back on the food but working out is a issue with and taking care of them i really dont get the time any ideas

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Head Health Nutter March 31, 2012 at 3:06 am

Hi Cassie, congrats on your newest addition to the family! Thanks for visiting Live Lighter and asking your question. Please read some of my answers in previous comments as they will help you on your weight-loss journey. I also have a weight-loss category here on the blog: http://livelighter.org/category/cleansing-detoxing/weight-loss/

Good luck, I know you can do it! 🙂

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simmie March 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

i think i already sended this but just in case… in september i wieghed 120 lbs and i was so exited. almost reached 110 my goal . i had a flat stomache.then i craved chocolate and sugar and i m starting to feel lazy.when i checked my whieght it was 149 HELP PLEASE!i feel so guilty!heeeeeeeeeelp!

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simmie March 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

wait! forgot to add im going to grade 10 so what would be a reasonable diet?i really wanna get rid of my fat and get my stomache flat again! (i wanna lose it before grade 10)!

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Head Health Nutter March 31, 2012 at 2:54 am

Simmie, why feel so guilty? Based on the research I’ve done, negative feelings around food actually contributes to overeating, which is most often what we do to cope with our emotions. I say if you’re going to have some chocolate or sugar, enjoy it! Then you can feel satisfied and say, `no more for awhile now’.

To answer your question, please read this post and my answers to previous comments. Weight-loss is a natural by-product of a healthy lifestyle; and so when you concentrate on feeling good by eating whole, natural foods and leading an active life, you don’t even have to bother weighing yourself and watching those numbers.

You can do it, Simmie!

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LUV MISHRA March 29, 2012 at 11:17 pm

MAM I AM 23 YEAR OLD FAT BOY,I AM 5 FOOT AND 10 INCHES TALL,MY WEIGHT IS 95 KG, I HAVE TOO LOSE 15 KILO IN 3 MONTHS.PLEASE HELP ME IN DOING SOOO.

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Head Health Nutter March 31, 2012 at 2:59 am

Luv Mishra, thanks for popping on by Live Lighter. One question: why do you have to lose 15 kilo is 3 months? And before you answer that, please read my answers to previous comments.

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thalia April 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

hey im 13 years old im 5’3 and i weigh almost as much as a grown women and i need to lose weight by this summer and fast

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dhwani May 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

mam……i m 17 years old ……my weight is 75 kg and height is 5 foot not sure……….please help me how could i reduse my weight…… you are my only last hope…..i dont know what to do? i have tried to lose weight many times but i failed every time.i m very lazy… and i want to lose atleast 1o kg in this month cause i have only this month.because i m a school girl.and next month my school vacation will over….so please help me…… motivate me and give me some best ideas to lose my weight……..please please please help me…………help!!!!!!i have lose my all hopes……………

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simmie May 8, 2012 at 7:10 pm

try hasfit.com. or fitness blender.com.i’m not really sure if this will work for you but you can try it:
*drink water before you eat.
breakfast=bowl of strawberries. dip them in fast-free yougurt and drink water
snack-eat an apple and half a bowl of macadamien nuts and drink water.
lunch-2 eggs(brown, if you have them)! drink grape friut juice. if your vegetairen, than eat bowl of cut up watermelon
dinner-brown(if you have it)rice with water and for dessert you can have a fiber bar!
*exersizing for 1 hr like walking is your choice*

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Head Health Nutter May 9, 2012 at 1:21 am

Great suggestions, simmie! Thanks so much. 🙂

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dhwani May 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

thank you so much……

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dhwani May 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

i want to ask this also that is this posssible?????

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Head Health Nutter May 9, 2012 at 1:21 am

Hi dhwani, thanks for your comment and I can really appreciate where you’re coming from because I was there myself. From my experience, as soon as I let go of the idea of being thin and the “need” to lose weight as quickly as possible, and instead concentrated on living a healthier lifestyle, including getting over my laziness and enjoying being physical AND made healthier food choices, THAT’S when the weight started dropping off. And it happened waaaay faster than it ever did when I “dieted” or went hardcore with the exercise.

Darlin, THE best thing you can do for yourself is to love yourself wholeheartedly, for all your positive traits AND the things you might not like so much. Once you do this, you’ll automatically start making choices that are healthy for you, because you’ll want to treat yourself well.

Please read these 2 articles by Live Lighter’s newest guest bloggers: http://livelighter.org/greatest-gift-know-yourself-love-yourself/ and http://livelighter.org/does-weight-loss-have-to-be-a-struggle/.

dhwani, I know you can create the life you love, just don’t be in such a hurry to do it ’cause that will slow you down. 😉

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dhwani May 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm

thank you so much mam……

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Ryan May 24, 2012 at 2:01 am

Hey, love the website! I’m 17 years old, 5’7″ and weigh 205 pounds. However, I weight lift so I have a lot of muscle, and about 30 pounds of fat. I wanna loose that 30 pounds in 3 months so I was wondering if you could give me some great tips! I really wanna achieve this goal b/c I’ma see my g/f in September!! My main issue is my dieting. I really, really, really love food, lol. I need food suggestions as well b/c I’m constantly eating meals that has bread. Please help, asap. I would love to start by tomorrow morning. Thanks!

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Head Health Nutter May 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Hi Ryan,

Thanks for reading and I`m sure you look fabulous already. If you`re really serious in losing the weight, just reduce your portion sizes and fill up on veggies and fruits, instead of the bread. 😉

For more tips, feel free to look through Live Lighter and you`ll find lots! Good luck and have fun!

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anamarie July 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

Hi my name is anamarie I ‘m 25 will be 26 in a couple of months, I have a 2 yr old & a 7 month baby, I’m still breastfeeding & I’m wondering if I can do this now(while breastfeeding), I know that i can’t drop the 40 pounds i want to lose before my birthday but I sure want to drop plenty by that date. I’m 5’2 & weigh 160 pounds, & also know that no matter what diet or exercise routine I’m going to do it always comes back to me & the will power that I have, hopefully this time the will of being healthier i more than the will of eating junk, thanks for the web is awesome!!!!

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Head Health Nutter July 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Hi Anamarie, congrats on the new baby! Thanks for your question. Of course, it`s always a good idea to consult your doc with any drastic change in diet or exercise routine – they know your health history and other specifics of your case.

If I had to hazard a guess (based on at least one guest post by an Integrated Nutritionist about the importance of fats to the development of newborns: http://livelighter.org/the-importance-of-vitamin-d-and-cholesterol/), it`s essential to eat a well-rounded diet when you`re breastfeeding. I think you could safely substitute one meal per day with a green detox drink…

I`d suggest this, as well as staying away from the junk food AND increase your physical activity to start losing the weight. Then after you finish breastfeeding, take on your weight-loss efforts more vigorously. But again, go see your doc before you change anything!

Best of luck with your family and health pursuits, Anamarie. 🙂

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alisha July 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Hi my name is alisha! I’m 25 a mother of threee boys I work full time. I don’t really have the time to make two different meals each night will this be something my little ones can do to? I have been clean no smoking for over a moth now. Put on 15 lbs I’m now at the weight I was after I had two kids I want to drop at least 45 lbs what’s the best way to do this?

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Head Health Nutter July 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Hi Alisha,

Thanks for popping on by Live Lighter. This post has step-by-step instructions in how I lost weight! The simple equation is calories consumed minus calories burned. You can do it!

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Shannon August 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Hello:) I loved this alot:) I’m 13 years old 5’3 and 130 lbs… I would really like to lose 25 lbs in the next 3 month. I want to make a healthy change in my life. I have been having trouble sticking to what I say, and suggestions or tips to how I can stick to my plan and reach my goal? Thank you so much:)

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Head Health Nutter August 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Hey Shannon, I’m SO happy to hear that you’re mature enough to start early with changing your lifestyle to one that’s healthier. The longer that you practice healthy habits, the more ingrained they will be where even the most stressful events – such as a big move, relationships, new schools, a breakup, job change – will NEVER interfere (at least for long) with your healthy routine.

Some of my tips would be:

– Use substitutes! That is, find healthier choices for everything in your lifestyle. Eg. use the purest versions of natural sweeteners (honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, etc.) instead of white or brown sugar. Eat whole foods rather than processed or fast foods. Walk, bike, run or blade whenever you can (when it’s safe) instead of taking the bus or getting a ride. Experiment with healthy alternatives, and make sure you enjoy them! But give them about 3 chances each before making up your mind that you don’t like them, as the first few times you try something new may put you off just because you’re not used to it.

– Every morning or every evening whenever you’re just waking up or falling asleep (or even better, use both times of the day!) and visualize yourself as the healthiest version of YOU. How do you feel? What are you doing? How do you look? How do you smell? How has becoming your best Self changed how others treat you? You only need to spend about 5 or 10 minutes in this dreamland once or twice a day, and you’ll feel absolutely empowered! Did you know athletes use visualization techniques like this to achieve their goals?

– Use 1 day per week and cheat a bit. I usually use Fridays. And not the entire day! If you’re a chocolate freak, eat some chocolate, but try to go as dark as you can and still enjoy it. I like 70% cocoa but if you’re a dairy chocolate fan, you might look for a bar that’s 40% cocoa. If you love pizza, have 1 slice and salad/veggies. Get what I mean?

– Get your social support team on board to help you. At your age, your parents will be vital to helping you stick with your plan. Just let them know that you want to get healthier and would love for them to help. Which means planning healthier meals and stocking the cupboards & fridge with healthier snacks and other foods. You can help them by looking for healthy recipes (we have a bunch on this site, like: http://livelighter.org/119-cleansing-rescipes/) that you think you’d like to try. Also, ask if your closest friends would like to either get healthier with you or simply ask them to support you when you need them. And communicate to your support group EXACTLY how they can help you. If you don’t know yet, let them know this and ask them if they’d be open to you telling them how they can help when you discover it along the way.

– Scour through the above comments. There you will find nuggets of wisdom that can help you on your journey.

– Make sure to get all 3 kinds of exercise in during the week: stretching (like some Yoga), cardio (like biking) and resistance training (starting off I always suggest core exercises, like pushups, the plank, the bicycle, etc. – just google core exercises and lots will come up).

Alrighty, without writing an entire new post (although you may have given me a great post idea, thank you!), I think this should get you started. Please come on back and let me know how you’re doing! And don’t be shy, tell me your challenges as well as successes. 🙂

Have fun, Shannon!

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Hema August 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Hi,
i so confused on what i should eat healthy and keep myself fresh.
Please help me in getting a diet chart.

can i drink horlicks and oats in morning then some green gram or horse gram by 11am.

Confused and i need to reduce about 25 kg in 3 months need your great advise

Thank you..

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Head Health Nutter August 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Hi Hema, thanks for your questions and for reading Live Lighter. Please don’t be confused! The easiest way to be healthy and lose weight is to eat whole, fresh foods. Cut out any packaged, processed or fast foods and you’re a heck of a lot healthier than 90% of the Western World!

Now, we are all individuals, so not even all healthy foods are good for everyone because our system doesn’t agree with them. The best thing for you to do in this case is simply be aware of how you feel when you eat certain foods.

You’ll figure it out, Hema. 🙂

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Natasha September 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

Hi, I’m 16 years old and weigh about 152 lbs. I have to lose all my extra weight before December! I want to weigh about 125 lbs, which means that I have to lose about 30 pounds. Is this possible? If so, what do I have to do? Please do reply 🙂

Natasha

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courtney September 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

Natasha- it is best to start a food journal and count your calories- aim for no more than 1500 a day (1200 is ideal) Try 400 calorie meals and have a couple of 100 calorie snacks if needed! write EVERYTHING you eat down. Doing that correctly in itself will start your weight loss (about 1-2 lbs a week maybe more depending on how much your body naturally burns). Walking has helped me lose 50lbs I started with 1 hour a day (3 miles) and I now walk for 2 hours a day almost everyday. If you have time situps,squats and pushups(the easy ones on the knees are fine) will be good but you do not need this- just keep you calories low and try to walk!!It is totally possible- it is best to aim for an 8lb loss a month- you only have to lose 27 lbs which is not bad at all so if you don’t lose it all before December that is okay give it another couple of weeks!! After you lose the weight you can add back calories to your diet- but if you do not do the exercise to burn them off you will gain the weight back!! Good Luck and stick with it!!!!

-Courtney

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Head Health Nutter September 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Thanks so much for replying to Natasha`s question, Courtney!

Natasha, I agree with Courtney`s advice. However, I would like to add that strength-training and core exercises (like push ups) DO help immensely. Walking is great cardio, which is needed to burn calories, but creating lean muscle mass is what increases your metabolism so that you`re burning calories even when you`re resting. It will help to lose the weight you want by December. And you only really need about 15 minutes a day or every second day working your muscles (if you`re doing every day, just make sure to work different muscle groups). AND, the most effective way to work your muscles is to concentrate on QUALITY NOT QUANTITY. That`s why I say all you need is about 15 minutes per session. Use small movements, FEEL your muscles tighten per rep, and try to exhaust them before stopping.

Consistency is key, Natasha, so Courtney is right: stick with it and you will see results. You can do it! 🙂

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robe October 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I am a male 15 year old and im 6 feet tall and 220, i would like to get to 195 to be healthy instad of overwieght, I always overstuff myself and dont know how to stop, please help.

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Jowelyn Gorospe December 5, 2012 at 6:21 am

Hello, I’m jowie. I’m really desperate to lose wait. I’m 15 years old and I weigh about 75kg and I need to loose 25-30kg for 3 months for my graduation. Please help me….

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Courtney December 7, 2012 at 8:44 am

robe, you are lucky you don’t have very much you want to lose- if you cant stop stuffing yourself full, change what you stuff yourself with-don’t over indulge on high calorie food- eat a lot of veggies and some fruit to try and fill you up- I found that oatmeal can be very filling you can find instant with no sugar added only 120 calories a packet….Add a great workout in to your daily routine (sometimes if you eat way too many calories a day and workout you still will not lose weight) but at least if you do a good workout it will offset some of the calories and help you not gain!!

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Kaya January 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm

My name is Kaya and I am a female, 16 yrs old and 6 feet tall. I weigh 154 pounds right now amd would like to get down to around 135 by my prom in May. I play basketball for two hours every day and am very active. What should I add to my routine? Thanks!

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Head Health Nutter January 29, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Hi Kaya, thank you for your question. At 6 feet tall and a 154 lbs, your BMI falls into the healthy range. I believe at 135 lbs, you might be way too thin, and probably scary looking!!

What I’d suggest is some core exercises and strength-training. This will increase your muscle-mass (but not enough to be man-ish). You’ll tighten up all over and lose inches rather than pounds.

Let us know how it goes!

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holly January 30, 2013 at 7:15 am

Hi im 24 and i just want to be fit and healthy how do i loose wait without taking shakes?

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Head Health Nutter February 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Hi Holly, thanks for your question. All you have to do to be fit and loose weight without shakes is to exercise! Losing weight is a simple equation: burn more calories than you consume. Being fit means building lean muscle mass, so concentrate on lifting weights.

And don’t worry, you won’t get all man-like, you need more testosterone for that — most women who build muscle actually get thinner (i.e. leaner) because they lose fat while they build muscle.

I know you can do it!

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lexi January 30, 2013 at 7:16 am

hi im 13 and i want to be fit

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Gflower February 12, 2013 at 12:25 am

Hi Lexi!!! If you want to be fit you will be with some help, good nutrition and exercise 🙂 You are so young that i am sure you will do it!! ;0)

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Nicole January 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Hi, I’m a 16 year old female who is 5′ 3″ and about 156lbs. I’m looking to weigh about 130 by May so I can look nice for prom… Unfortunately, I’m an extremely busy person with a mother who is strictly against dieting… I need a fast and healthy way to lose some stomach fat… Please help!:)

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Head Health Nutter February 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Hi Nicole, I hear your pain. I also agree with your mother about “dieting.” The long-lasting way to look at weight-loss, meaning that you keep it off, is by changing your diet to one that consists of whole foods and restricts processed or packaged foods.

If you can avoid deep-fried foods and all the foods that are convenience-based, at least until prom, then you’ll be well on your way to losing the weight you want. Add into the mix a balanced exercise routine (i.e. weight-resistance, cardio and stretching) and you’ll be ready for prom, no problem.

As far as I know, there’s no such thing as “spot reducing.” This means that if you’re looking to lose belly fat, you just gotta do the healthy way and the belly fat will go along with all the rest. To make sure that you have a muscled stomach by prom, what I can recommend as part of your weight-resistance routine is to make sure that you do core exercises every second day, if only a few. Look up “core exercises” on google if you’re unsure what that means.

Let me know how it goes, Nicole!!!

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Laura February 6, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Hi, my name is laura and i am 5’2 and 140 pounds and am looking to weight about 120-125 in may or june i want finally be comfortable in my swim suit. But i want to do this the right way, im looking for a life style change not just a couple months. I am very busy so i love my meal replacement shakes but other then that im not very active. i need a fast and healthy way to shed off my extra fat..Please help
ps i absolutely hate running!

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Head Health Nutter February 9, 2013 at 2:54 am

Hi Laura, thanks for hopping by Live Lighter and asking your question. If you read the blog post and my answers to the questions like yours in the comment stream, you’ll have your answer!

If you don’t wish to read, then a short answer to your particular situation is to build more muscle. Do core exercises and a regular workout routine using strength-building techniques and you’ll increase your metabolism, which burns more fat when you’re at rest.

All the best!!

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Ramin March 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Hello, Im 17 i weight about 190 pounds, and im 5’10. I want to lose the belly fat i have but still be able to keep the muscle i want. I eat fruits and veggies but sometimes i do sneak in a couple cheat days also. I work out for at least and hour 3 days/week due to school i can’t do anymore. I want to lose at least 20-30 pounds of fat by May, is there any advice you can give me, im really wanting this change badly.
Thank-You! 🙂

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Kayle March 12, 2013 at 12:55 am

I’m 13 years old, I weigh 105, I’m 5 feet 2 inches tall ( I KNOW YOUR GOING TO CRITICIZE ME, SO DON’T). I don’t feel healthy, I have muffin top, big thighs, big stomach. I don’t feel confident in myself, I would really like to get rid of the fat. I’m not aiming to lose weight. BUT FAT. Summer is coming up in around 3ish months. And I really need help! Please give me ideas, scheduled, calorie intake, ANYTHING!

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Head Health Nutter March 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Hi Kayle, I feel your pain. Losing fat (in a healthy way) is actually very easy if you’re committed and disciplined. All you have to do is:

– Eat smaller portions of whole, healthy foods and more often throughout the day. You can use one day a week to treat yourself to foods on your “no” list, but don’t go all crazy. A little goes a long way.

– Stay away from all the junk: processed, packaged and fried foods.

– Reduce your sugar intake – so no pop! 100% juices are good, but water them down (at first just try adding a little water, then when your taste buds acclimatize, add more water until about half and half).

– Be active! At first, focus on activities that you really enjoy so you can experience positive feelings with being active. Choose activity where ever and whenever you can; if you can walk to school, do it. When you go to the mall, ask your parents to park in one of the furthest spots from the door. Take the stairs instead of the escalator, etc.

– When you’re ready, challenge yourself more with different activities. While you want a mix of cardio, stretching and weight-resistance throughout the week, building lean muscle mass not only increases your metabolism so you’re burning more calories even when you’re just sitting at the computer, but also for women, we tighten up all over (men usually bulk up).

– The best way to start building stronger muscle is by using your own body weight. Do 10-15 minutes of floor exercises (like a mixture of pushups, bridges, bicycles, butterflies, plank) every second day – you can do these during the commercials when you watch TV!

And that’s really it, Kayle. I’ve done this before (actually a couple of times, as maintaining it requires you to keep doing it!) and it works every time. I know you can do it. Best of fun on your journey! 🙂

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JANE March 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm

i need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want to lose 60 lbs in four months! i have to get ready for my wedding!
My fiancee went on a buisness trip and without him i started eating a lot and he’s coming in 4 months. I THOUGHT I COULD LOSE WEIGHT BUT I CAN’T.

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Head Health Nutter March 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Hi Jane, thanks for your comment. First, congrats on the wedding! Second: Holy pressure! The timing for you to lose weight alone must be causing you a great deal of stress, let alone the stress of planning a wedding… Stress is the #1 blocker to losing weight, as your hormones (especially the ones that help you lose weight) go all wonky. So my first piece of advice is to do more yoga and meditation, manage your time well and get as much help as you can planning your wedding.

My second piece of advice is: when you’re on a deadline like this with a goal this big (health pros suggest losing 2 pounds a week is a healthy standard), you need the hands-on assistance of a professional to keep you informed, motivated and safe. Hire a knowledgeable personal trainer (with qualifications in nutrition to help with a healthy eating plan) in your area.

My third piece of advice is to spend some time thinking about WHY you’ve gained so much weight while your fiancee is abroad. Many people, including MOI, overeat when we have some emotional issues to attend to. No one ever teaches us how to manage our emotions when we’re growing up (geez, THAT would have been a helpful high school class, wouldn’t it have been?), and we ALL use different means to cope with our emotions. Some use food, others alcohol and drugs, sex, work, etc… There are trained therapists out there who can help us with becoming more aware of our emotions, then processing and releasing them in healthy ways. These therapists are also usually trained in stress management.

Wishing you the best, Jane!

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Megan March 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Hey I am 14 and weigh 154 and I want to weigh 130. How can I lose this weight in 6-7weeks?

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Jennifer April 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Hi im 5’4 and weighing in at about 168.. This is the most i ever weighed and i want to lose atleast 25 pounds by the summer. so lets say 2 months . any advice >

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shivani April 24, 2013 at 7:41 am

i am 12 year old and my weight is 58kg please help me to loss my weight please reply….. 🙁

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Christopher April 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Hi, my name is Chris and i’m very overweight, even obese according to doctors. I’m 5’10 and weigh 215 lbs. I’ve suffered being ridiculed constantly my whole life, and am so jealous of being surrounded by skinny and fit friends. I just want to be able to fit in a pair of slim jeans and look good, so that I can be more confident in my lifestyle. I’ve tried so many dieting methods, and have seen little to some progress, but it’s just not consistent. Ever since late fall 2012, i’ve dieted by cutting my portions significantly and playing basketball maybe once or twice a week, and have lost 25 lbs. But for two months now, i’ve stayed the same weight. The weight loss just stopped and I don’t know what to do. My final target weight is to be around 150 lbs., and if possible, i want to achieve it by the end of August, but I need major help! Please help me…

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Zoe walker May 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Hello I am 15 5’5 and 212 I want to lose my extra weight and be fit for school to come back into session (August 10) please help! Thank you!! xx

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Victoria June 9, 2013 at 4:37 am

I’m 20, 5’8″ and about 5 weeks ago I was 250lbs. I’ve been eating healthier and smaller portions, lots of water, and lots of exercise (walking, biking, swimming). I want to add in weight training when I have the time (I work a lot and at a really stressful job). I’ve lost 11lbs after switching to this lifestyle and am really motivated (I’m joining the Canadian Forces). I’m stoked and my ultimate goal is around 160lbs (lots of muscle)

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Head Health Nutter June 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Nice, Victoria! So happy for you. 🙂 Keep up the great work!

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Jake June 16, 2013 at 1:30 am

Hello –
I am a 5’9 and 220. I have medical issues (kidney transplant, high blood pressure) and looking for a healthy way to lose weight and get to a weight of about 145. Can you please help? I have tried everything out there.

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Jake June 16, 2013 at 1:32 am

Sorry, I am a 40 yo female. I am guessing this would help.

Thanks

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janea June 22, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hi. Im 14 years old and i weigh 130 pounds, i wanna get back to my normal weight of 110, is it possible to lose 20 pounds, if so can you give me some ideas on how i can achive this goal… ive been stressed alot latly, could that addweight? :$

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Sophie June 29, 2013 at 12:32 am

Hi. I’m 12 5’2″ and I weigh 111 lbs. the doctors say its too much. I want to lose weight AND fat (my stomach hangs over jeans and thighs are GINORMOUS) by August 31st. Can I do this?! Help meeeeee!!!!!!
Oh and how much lbs. should I lose???

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Anna July 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

HI!!! HELP HELP HELP!! I have had two major knee surgeries in 2 years.. needless to say with college and no exercise I have put on 40 pounds… I weight about 190 now and am in desperate need to lose weight for my all around health. I need tips!! I signed up for a 10 at the end of september and cannot run with all this extra weight!! I need support and lots of it 🙁 My ultimate goal is to lose 60-70 pounds. I have been “eating clean”

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katty July 30, 2013 at 8:50 am

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gomo August 6, 2013 at 4:46 pm

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Nina098 September 16, 2013 at 11:54 am

Hi! I am trying to lose weight after having two pregnancies. I have a 29-month old and a 16-month old. Currently, I weigh 166.8 pounds. I would like to go back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 135. My height is 5’1. I don’t eat much veggies and fruit. I have horrible eating habits. How can I start to lose weight? What are some breakfast ideas? I am not really a smoothie or shake person. Please help me. Thank you.

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Martin Arredondo September 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm

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Miranda September 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I’m 6′ and 180lbs. I really really want to get down to like 150-140ish.. I get plenty of daily exercise and I try to eat as healthy as possible.. My problem is that I’m allergic to fresh fruits and vegetables. I don’t know what to do. I just wanna loose some dang weight. Please help me.
-Miranda

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Marie Taylor October 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm

The hardest part of losing weight for me was reducing the amount of chocolate I eat. I could do the cardio, eat the right foods, but I just could not give up the chocolate. I found a very good answer to reducing the amount of chocolate I eat by replacing them with protein bar – some of the protein bars can be quite delicious and they turned out to be an acceptable replacement. So if you have a problem with chocolate cravings – protein bars are great for weening you off it:)

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Dian Clarke November 23, 2013 at 8:00 am

I am 32 years old female. I weigh 150lbs. I am very busy throughout the day and don’t have the time to go to the gym or to spend time in the kitchen. What can i do to lose weight?

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Head Health Nutter November 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Hi Dian, thanks for your question. I’m going to give you a little tough love here: everyone has the same amount of time in a day: 24 hours. We all must prioritize our time according to what’s important to us. When you’re dedicated, you find ways around roadblocks – you make it work for you.

Weight loss is a very simple equation: burn more calories than you consume. If you want to be fit (you can be a skinny-fat which is just as dangerous to your health as being overweight), you need to build muscle mass. I’ve shared a few ideas in the above article to help you get started.

My advice is to spend some time researching, find what works for you, and make it a priority – you might have to get a little creative to fit it all into your life, but the tips, tricks and hacks are out there and I guarantee that it IS definitely doable!

(Just one small example: if you commute to work, all you have to do is flex your butt muscles while you’re sitting and you burn calories as well as increase your muscle mass. Do it until your butt muscles burn, every second day, and you’ll notice a difference in a few short weeks!)

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extremely overweight December 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I am a 32 yr. Old woman, 5″3 and 360lbs.
I have no health issues like diabetes, strokes, or anything.
However my chest area is always hurting after I eat. I really need to lose 175lbs to start with, which will leave me weighing 185lbs which is still too
Much for my height. I have tried lots of weight loss programs, cleansings, juicing, eat only fresh fruit and veggies. I need help before I die… I don’t want to leave my five children motherless.

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Head Health Nutter January 13, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Hi there, thank you for sharing your story here. Have you scheduled an appointment with your doctor? It might just be heart-burn but your chest aches might be something more serious that you should get checked by a health professional. While you’re there, perhaps your doc might have some suggestions in how to lose weight. Otherwise, read the above post and comments for tips and suggestions. Anyone can lose weight; it just takes knowledge, determination and consistency in making healthy choices everyday. All the best!

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Ray January 1, 2014 at 2:56 am

Hey , i am a 14 yo female & i weigh a little over 300 lbs & im 5’7″ , i want to loose weight by my birthday ( may 5th ) can anything help ? Anything under 250 is fine , is this possible ?

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Head Health Nutter January 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Hi Ray, anything is possible! Weight loss is a very simple equation: calories burnt must be less than calories consumed on a daily basis, but within reason because you still need immediate food energy to function on a daily basis. Be more active, as much as possible (over-doing it actually hurts you more than helps you, so take it slow at the beginning, just DO more and put in a little effort). Eat healthy, whole foods and avoid processed and junk foods, including pop and other sugary drinks. It really is that easy. I suggest that you reread this post, as well as the comments to learn more practical ways. Join a community (or team up with a friend) where others have the same goals as you do so that you are held accountable for your daily choices. AND, keep positive – don’t get down on yourself if you slip up, just shake yourself off and get back on track. All the best, I know you can do this!

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Cam January 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

Hi, im 13, 5’9 and 190 pounds. It my sound like alot, but honestly i dont look that big. I would like to lose about 20-30 pounds in the next 4 months. But i dont want everyone to know that i am trying to lose wieght. So i need just some easy and sinple stuff to help me out.

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Head Health Nutter January 24, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Hey Cam, thanks for commenting and sharing your goals. Check out this post for easy, simple ideas to lose weight, as well as the comments! Good luck!

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Annie January 15, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I’m 188, 5’6″. Want to lose about 30lbs. Going about this as a “lifestyle change” for long term adherence. Only eating lean meats, veggies, and occasional fruit. I also drink fruity foo-foo alcoholic drinks with regularity (hey, I’m not willing to give that up!) Lost 2lbs so far in seven days. Nothing tastes as good as motivation to be healthy!!!! I want to encourage everyone to think if it as “it’s only one month out of my life I will avoid sugars, I can do that”. Working for me. Good luck!

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Head Health Nutter January 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Wow, thanks Annie for sharing your success so far! You’re doing fabulous! Keep up the good work. 🙂

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Sahara January 18, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Hi, I’m 17 years old, 5’5 and 148 lbs. I’ve been actively trying to lose 25 pounds for almost 1 year now. I work out 5-7 days a week for at least one hour: weights and then cardio. I’ve lost 2 pounds so far…..WTF.

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Head Health Nutter January 24, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Hey Sahara, thank you for your question. There could be several reasons why you aren’t losing weight. The two most common are: stress and irregular sleep patterns. And then, of course, nutrition. You may also be exercising too much, which stresses out your body and throws off your “fat-burning hormones.”

If you don’t think any of these may be causing your lack of weight loss, you may want to follow up with your doctor. Considering your age, you may be experiencing hormone imbalances. A good book to check out is “The Hormone Diet” (http://livelighter.org/the-hormone-diet-book-review/) which helped me tremendously when I followed the author’s advice (http://livelighter.org/the-hormone-diet-review/).

Let us know how it goes!

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natalie January 25, 2014 at 4:10 am

Hi , im 41 , 5’3 and weigh 210.. i work 4 shifts out a week which messes up my eating habits and definitely sleeping. i really want to lose weight. i want to be healthy for my family.. what can i do to lose weight . i would love to lose at least 20 lbs in the next 2 months ..

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Head Health Nutter January 27, 2014 at 12:51 am

Hi Natalie, thanks for reading Live Lighter and asking your question – it`s a good one considering many people share your troubles with shift work.

The issue with our ill-health in the modern world is that much of it is unnatural. Your body is a part of nature so it responds best to certain conditions, but if you deviate from this natural biological rhythm, it simply responds to how you treat it.

Unfortunately, your body does not recognize that you work the shifts you do to make money to survive. Just like babies, we respond best to a very regimented schedule which includes waking with the sun and going to sleep with the moon.

If you read `The Homone Diet` by Dr. Natasha Turner (http://livelighter.org/the-hormone-diet-book-review/), you`ll see that hormonal balance is integral to our weight-loss efforts. Hormone balance is gained by living the way nature intended.

Honestly, I`ve been working odd shifts myself for the past 3 years and have gained my weight back. I`ve tried my old methods of success and have been unable to replicate the results. The only real difference is that I now have to go to bed at 4am usually whereas before (when I succeeded in weight-loss), I regularly went to bed around 10pm and got up at 6am, and then carried out my healthy living plan.

Natalie, I suggest that we both visit our doctor`s to see if they have any suggestions. I just moved so I`m looking for a new doctor. If you get the chance to see yours before I see mine, please comment and let us know what you found out. Once I see mine and get some info, I`ll write a blog post about it!

Deal?

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jade February 6, 2014 at 12:13 am

Hi, i’m 14 years old currently and i’m trying to lose weight. I haven’t been on a diet before, this is my first time so i’m looking up basically anything on the internet that’ll help me.

My height is 4’11 ( i know short D: ) and i currently weight about 130 pounds. My goal is to reach about maybe 90 pounds atleast? in like 3 months or so, for my big brothers wedding. ( it is february 5, 2014 right now when i am typing this. so like maybe May 15,2014 ish is my big brothers wedding )

I don’t really know if it’s possible. Since, i usually stay inside my house, no would would give me a ride to the gym and i’m not allowed to walk or go anywhere without parent supervision since a lot happens in my neighborhood. (My parents aren’t home most of the time, they’re at work. My grandma usually is with me btw) I have ALOT of freetime but i don’t really know what to do within those hours. Hope you reply soon, I really need help. I’m very new to this.

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Head Health Nutter February 10, 2014 at 12:24 am

Hi Jade, thanks for sharing your story with us. You can lose weight, despite your challenges. Just read the above post and comments and you’ll have lots of practical advice to follow. Just remember, weight loss is a mathematical equation: you must burn more calories than you consume. But it’s also a delicate balancing act, because you still need to consume enough nutrients and calories to feed your body. Some days you might not be as active, so those days you should focus on nutrient-rich food but eat less. All the best to you and your efforts!

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Arrie March 1, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Hi, I am Arrie, 19 y/o 5″0″ 165lbs.
I really want to lose weight. I lost around 35lbs already but it was mostly because I stopped eating junk, I drink lots of water and I am being more active. Now I eat mostly healthy food, I do eat some bad food but rarely (muffin, cake, chocolate, ice cream sometimes). I go to some fit club with my friends once a week and walk a lot. Please can you help me? I want to lose 8-10 pounds per month. I did what you wrote in the past for like 3 months but I couldn’t lose any pounds. I gain 10 pounds because I stopped but I want to lose all the fat so I can be an healthy weight and love my body. please help me!

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Megann March 19, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Hi I am 16 years old I weigh 170 pounds I would love to loose about 50 pounds I’m 5’1 and I want to lose this weight by July. I have 4 months to get rid of this weight it hurts me because I get made fun of by my weight I would just like to show people that I can do it and not have to worry about being called fat anymore

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Massie April 20, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Please, people say im not fat im 14 years old and female im also very short im 4’10 and i weigh only 100 lbs. I feel very fat… All the time and im doing things thats not healthy at all. I found this and thoughy hmm..this seems healthy amd SAFE. I would starve myself, purging and.ect … Please help me iñ terrified what i will be like in 3 months. Thank you

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Rabia April 27, 2014 at 1:45 am

Hi,
I am Rabia, and I am 18. I am about 5 2inch and weight about 130. I was 138 before. Hpwever, I really want to loose weight before August. Any tips?????
Thanks

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