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:
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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!