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Old 07-26-2011, 03:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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As a concept losing weight is easy, burn more calories than you take in and you will accomplish your goal. The challenge comes in when you make things more complicated that they need to be.
Lets start with some points that have helped me and some of my students at the gym.
1) Have a purpose. Losing weight is not enough. this is your life the only one you get. there are people that count on you and need you healthy. consider those points.
2) Start - don't worry about the best way or the fastest way. If you are going to be healthy or learn mma you need a long term focus. People who train to lose a quick five pounds or to compete in one fight rarely succeed. those with long term focus do better.
3) Designate a time to workout and/or train. Its better to start with 6 days a week. You might do 3 longer workouts and 3 shorter workouts. Just have a plan to do something each day even if its only taking the dog for a 30 min walk. This makes it easier to start and form a habit.

I write a daily blog for my students and i think it could help you if you want to receive it go to mma13.com. Each day you will get a new short training tip that can help you stay motivated. Good luck with your goal my friend.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I am sorry I haven't been able to respond to this thread in a long time. I am not at home, and internet here is very icky. It works, then it can lay off for an hour, then work.. and so on.

I have tried responding to other people, and it simply hasn't worked well at all.

Anyway, I have begun moving around a lot more, physically I mean. I haven't had the chance to change my diet though, because we're now at least 8 people eating the same food every day. Although I'm eating a lot more green and healthy now.

I will do a better update later when I get home. In two three weeks that is.

Thanks for all the advice. It's worth a lot for me guys..!

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Recently starting taking these pills called 'Cut and Burn' by nutrisport. Basically it is a thermogenic formula meaning you naturally are burning away fat even while not doing excercise. I do warn you they contain quite a bit of caffiene so if your not used to it that could be a problem, but it has worked wonders for me. Second to that by some trainers and go out for a run, book a place in a half marathon or something and have that as your goal and go for it!
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I will suggest that nothing will happen if the exercise and food slection goes in the right direction in fat loss.
Deny energy drink and carbohydrates,rich protein food content,fried and oily,restaurant meal.
Try to eat fruits and veggies as well as green tea.

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As a concept losing weight is easy, burn more calories than you take in and you will accomplish your goal. The challenge comes in when you make things more complicated that they need to be.
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As a matter of fact, you are never going to loose the weight or say burn fat by following strict diet health chart. Between January 10, 2008 and April 15, 2008 I lost about fifty pounds. There are few tips which I worked on. And those tips really worked for me. Basically, these tips work well because almost every tip is focused around completing a small goal. In my opinion, to stay motivated and lose a significant amount of weight, you should complete many goals in a short period of time. The reason I call these tips unconventional is that I had not seen a majority of them before starting my diet. This seems easy enough. I recommend that before starting a diet, buy a scale that is accurate to .2 (two-hundredths of a pound). I will explain why below. I also recommend either buying a scale that can record your daily weight, or manually logging your weight everyday. I bought a scale that was accurate to .2 and logged my weight at Samís Club for $22. It has been a great investment.

Another step you can try out to burn fat, which is obvious and broadly recommended, however, the reason I recommend it is slightly different. Drinking eight glasses of water per day helps you ďfeel less hungry.Ē I canít prove this scientifically; however, when I am at work, I drink 4 cups in the morning and 4 cups in the evening. On the days that I donít drink the water, I feel hungrier, earlier. Also, on the days I donít drink water I feel sleepier, sooner. Donít feel intimidated by trying to drink 8 glasses of water. Try doing what I do: I have a pint glass I keep at work, it holds sixteen ounces (as all pint glasses do). All I do is drink two pints of water in the morning and two in the afternoon.

Try them out, might be helpful for you as well.

Men always look for weight loss, so that they may look fit and with this might increase their fertility as well. Well, the first thing to do is to stop any habits that can cause the problems of infertility. Smoking, consuming alcohol, and caffeine are the three worst offenders. Both nicotine and alcohol have a negative influence on fertility levels by reducing the bodyís ability to absorb vital nutrients such as zinc, selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.

Caffeine is equally as damaging to chances of a natural conception. Zita West, in her book Fertility and Conception: The Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant,argues that caffeine can potentially delay chances of conceiving by up to 50%, and can also increase the chances of premature birth. Caffeine is not just found in coffee and tea (although tea contains less than coffee), but also in many soft drinks such as Coke.

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Some pretty sound advice given by everyone here.

I'd like to say though, that caffeine is actually a great tool for burning fat, especially if taken directly after a glass of grapefruit juice, as this helps prolong the fat-burning effects of caffeine. Increased water intake is really beneficial, as it allows your liver to stop picking up the slack of the kidneys and perform its own job at 100%. Dont drink calories either. Switch to diet soft drinks, but limit these to around 600ml a day, as the artificial sweeteners are almost as bad as sugar.

Theres a great diet in the book "4 Hour Body" by Tim Ferriss. I followed it and dropped from 175lbs to 140lbs in 3 months, and dropped from 24% body fat to 10% body fat. It really is the sh!t. Your diet should be a lifestyle change more than anything else.

Seriously look at the book i mentioned, its pretty much my diet bible now.

Good luck!
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Wow, been a while since I visited this thread. I will make an update right now - but first I will answer these quotes I haven't been able to answer during the summer:

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Recently starting taking these pills called 'Cut and Burn' by nutrisport. Basically it is a thermogenic formula meaning you naturally are burning away fat even while not doing excercise. I do warn you they contain quite a bit of caffiene so if your not used to it that could be a problem, but it has worked wonders for me. Second to that by some trainers and go out for a run, book a place in a half marathon or something and have that as your goal and go for it!
These sound interesting. Will have to check them out.

I am actually quite used to coffee. I used to drink a *lot* of it before. At one time I went straight to bed after 8 cups (perhaps 4 tea-mugs) and fell asleep right after, so a little coffeine won't kill me.

Thanks a lot my friend.

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I will suggest that nothing will happen if the exercise and food slection goes in the right direction in fat loss.
Deny energy drink and carbohydrates,rich protein food content,fried and oily,restaurant meal.
Try to eat fruits and veggies as well as green tea.

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Yeah, I have completely switched my daily intake from eating junk food to eating salads every day. It has helped me, not only in the weight loss, but also in making me feel a lot better about myself. There is a certain mental feel-good aspect to it.

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As a matter of fact, you are never going to loose the weight or say burn fat by following strict diet health chart. Between January 10, 2008 and April 15, 2008 I lost about fifty pounds. There are few tips which I worked on. And those tips really worked for me. Basically, these tips work well because almost every tip is focused around completing a small goal. In my opinion, to stay motivated and lose a significant amount of weight, you should complete many goals in a short period of time. The reason I call these tips unconventional is that I had not seen a majority of them before starting my diet. This seems easy enough. I recommend that before starting a diet, buy a scale that is accurate to .2 (two-hundredths of a pound). I will explain why below. I also recommend either buying a scale that can record your daily weight, or manually logging your weight everyday. I bought a scale that was accurate to .2 and logged my weight at Samís Club for $22. It has been a great investment.

Another step you can try out to burn fat, which is obvious and broadly recommended, however, the reason I recommend it is slightly different. Drinking eight glasses of water per day helps you ďfeel less hungry.Ē I canít prove this scientifically; however, when I am at work, I drink 4 cups in the morning and 4 cups in the evening. On the days that I donít drink the water, I feel hungrier, earlier. Also, on the days I donít drink water I feel sleepier, sooner. Donít feel intimidated by trying to drink 8 glasses of water. Try doing what I do: I have a pint glass I keep at work, it holds sixteen ounces (as all pint glasses do). All I do is drink two pints of water in the morning and two in the afternoon.

Try them out, might be helpful for you as well.

Men always look for weight loss, so that they may look fit and with this might increase their fertility as well. Well, the first thing to do is to stop any habits that can cause the problems of infertility. Smoking, consuming alcohol, and caffeine are the three worst offenders. Both nicotine and alcohol have a negative influence on fertility levels by reducing the bodyís ability to absorb vital nutrients such as zinc, selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.

Caffeine is equally as damaging to chances of a natural conception. Zita West, in her book Fertility and Conception: The Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant,argues that caffeine can potentially delay chances of conceiving by up to 50%, and can also increase the chances of premature birth. Caffeine is not just found in coffee and tea (although tea contains less than coffee), but also in many soft drinks such as Coke.
Wow, thanks for that superbig text.

First I will respond to the scale thing: I know I should invest in a scale, but I haven't done so. I started changing my diet this summer, and also I started doing exercises every day. I have lost some weight actually, but the sad part is that I don't know how much, since I don't have a good scale. Then again, looking in the mirror has been a good measure anyway.

Second: Fertility. I am in the middle of a divorce (so, basically I'm losing a lot of weight at the same time LOL). Anyway, fertility is not my main issue, since I already have two kids as we speak, and I have no plans to start planning any more. I think two will do just fine. As for cigarettes, coffee and alcohol, I guess I have a coffee every once in a while (far from daily, think more like 2 cups a week). I am sober, because of a former drug abuse period in my life. This is a self chosen path also, so it's not a "must" - alcohol just doesn't do it for me anymore. Cigarettes tho - I did quit a couple of years ago, but just recently because of the divorce I guess I have chosen to start smoking again. I am *trying* to keep it under control, but I know just as well as you, that in the end it is probably the cigarettes that will be keeping me in control.

However, this smoking is only temporary. It's just a great catalysator for thinking those deeper thoughts while being in this shitty situation of mine. I know it's bad for my health, but seeing as I'm sober in every other way - I'm thinking "sod it, for now I am allowed to have a bad habit".

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Some pretty sound advice given by everyone here.

I'd like to say though, that caffeine is actually a great tool for burning fat, especially if taken directly after a glass of grapefruit juice, as this helps prolong the fat-burning effects of caffeine. Increased water intake is really beneficial, as it allows your liver to stop picking up the slack of the kidneys and perform its own job at 100%. Dont drink calories either. Switch to diet soft drinks, but limit these to around 600ml a day, as the artificial sweeteners are almost as bad as sugar.

Theres a great diet in the book "4 Hour Body" by Tim Ferriss. I followed it and dropped from 175lbs to 140lbs in 3 months, and dropped from 24% body fat to 10% body fat. It really is the sh!t. Your diet should be a lifestyle change more than anything else.

Seriously look at the book i mentioned, its pretty much my diet bible now.

Good luck!
Thanks mate, yeah, I don't even drink soft drinks anymore. Not even once a month. Zilch. Nada.

I will drink more water though. I think I drink a good amount of water now, but it's not an excessive amount by any means. Think maybe 2 litres a day perhaps.

I think I'll try that coffee on top of grapefruit juice too. Thanks again.

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Update 1:

So, yes, I have been actively "dieting" (not really, just a change in the sizes of my portions and eating more salads instead of fatty food). I have stopped eating bread. I don't drink soft drinks. I rarely take a candy or two - and I mean like a small bag candy a month. If I feel the urge to eat candy, I usually take a tomato or a carrot instead. I don't know if it's a lot healthier, but it keeps the candy cravings at bay.

I have also started exercising. I started maybe a month ago by taking small walks. Think 3-4 kms a day. This has been going pretty well, and I'm up at 6-15kms a day at the moment. Power walking that is. I feel cardio wise a LOT better right now, and I feel a lot better about myself too. This has also had a pretty significant change in my mental health - I just feel better in every way.

As said earlier, I don't know how much weight I have lost, but I can now see my dick when taking a leak. My gut fat is also dramatically smaller in size, but also a lot "softer". I don't know why, but I imagine that it could be because of losing weight.

I have unfortunately hurt my back in my job many years ago, which has immobilized me for a week (as well as a flu) now, from exercising. But it's feeling a lot better now already and today I could take a 3 km walk without bigger problems. It's 99% certainty a herniated disc according to my doctor - so I'm kinda taking it easy and trying smaller exercises on my back in wait for it to "pop back in". Hurts like ****, but I'm in good mood.

I have also started taking vitamins and eating fish daily.

So, thank you guys for every tip. I think I have incorporated a lot of your tips, and developed some kind of middle road between everything. I will keep doing my thing, and maybe one day I will look like I did 4-5 years ago - slim and good looking!


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Ha! What a lovely thought I guess this helps with your aim now?

One other misconception to think about. Fat doesnt make you fat. Carbs are the real culprit. Cut down on carbs and eat a high fat (preferably high unsaturated fats) high protein diet.

Power walking should help you lose a ton of fat and its easier on the joints than running.

Make sure you eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking aswell to kickstart your metabolism each day.

Good luck, and keep us updated with your progress, we're here to help if you need us

ps. If you get some scales i'd recommend spending a little extra and getting a set that can measure your body fat too. Some people get discouraged when they dont see their weight dropping, but what is actually happening is they are losing fat and gaining muscle. So while actually becoming healthier and fitter, they assume they have hit some sort of plateau due to the scales telling them they are the same weight, or even a higher weight.

If you cant afford to fork out on this sort of scale, use your common sense and visual recognition of your own body - After a while you will notice even the slightest change in your body composition

Try hitting the gym when you get further along on your diet, as the increased muscle mass will help your body burn more calories.
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If your willing to change up your routine a bit then I think I can dramatically help you. If your willing I'll tech you about a training routine called "HIIT" which stands for "High intensity interval training"
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Always open for new ideas, my friend. Powerwalking and working on the crosstrainer does it's job good, but it's already feeling a bit "been there done that" - a new challenge would be much appreciated. Walking 15 km is a good challenge, but it can be somewhat boring as well.

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