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Has any 1 got any good tips, on dieting and exercise?

I am very unfit, and addicted to food when i am bored. but i really need to loose about a stone in a couple of months. Any 1 got any good tips on how i can forget about food, and motivate my self to do some more exercise.

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9 Responses to “Has any 1 got any good tips, on dieting and exercise?”

  1. Amy L said :

    Not really, But I need to diet too. So if you could help me also.
    I only know you can go to ‘weight watchers’ and they help you there. They basically give you a book and on each day it tells you what to eat only. So say on a Monday it would tell you to only eat egg, pasta and stuff like that. Then on Tuesday it would tell you to eat vegetables and or fruit. It’s so simple and basic. For exercise just walk more, Jog more and you’ll see the difference. Also go to a gym, Works wonders!

  2. jonnyboy said :

    Eat less and walk more…its working for me!!

  3. mike h said :

    Forget about losing weight. Just adopt a healthy lifestyle.Eat a good healthy diet and excercise a lot!!! The more excercise you do the better!

    For a healthy diet, you need to be eating small to medium meals regularly. 4 or even 5 times a day. Each meal (apart from breakfast which should preferably be fibre rich), should contain a balanced ammount of carbohydrates for energy, (from potatoes, rice and pasta, etc) protien (from fish, chicken, occassional red meat is fine, soya is good too) and plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (simple fresh fruit and veg). Eat like this and make sure you are well hydrated (fruit juice is as good as water, any fluid counts, but some fluids have negative effects too, such as alcohol or caffiene rich drinks.)

    Now for the science bit: Protien is essential for repairing muscle and keeping the muscle you do have healthy (this includes your heart, lungs, brain etc). You naturally lose the ammount of protien you have throughout the day (through urine etc) so this needs to be replenished regularly on a daily basis.

    Carbohydrates are essential for energy. You won’t be able to function without it. It also regulates body fat and glucose etc.

    Vitamins and minerals are obviously essential for a variety of reasons. For normal growth and development, for the healthy maintenance of the cells, tissues, and organs that make up our bodies, and also to let us efficiently use chemical energy provided by food.

    You can have a wide range of healthy meals with this, from Thai, Chinese, Italian, British, Indian, etc. Just make sure each meal contains balanced ammounts of these three. On the bright side too, fresh veg and rice and pasta is a lot cheaper than crappy junk food!

    This doesn’t mean you cant have chocolate or pizza/takeaway/etc, just save them as very occassional treats.

    The big secret to keeping a healthy weight and staying healthy is EXCERCISE, particularly cardio excercise.

    Cardio exercise includes any form of excercise such as running/jogging/swimming/cycling etc that gets your heart rate pumping and you sweating and out of breath. It will not only burn calories and reduce your body fat levels, therefore making you ‘slimmer’ by having less fat on you, but will also improve your resting heart rate and lung function, making you healthier.

    I cannot understate the importance of cardio excercise. It is this which will basically burn the body fat off you.

    But you have to remember that once you have shed a bit of fat you have to have a nice toned body underneath the fat to show off.

    Strength training will help you strengthen and tone your muscles. This is done with the use of weights or by free training.

    There are essentially (without getting overly complicated) two types of strength excercises based on different types of muscle fibres depending on wether you want to build size, bulk and power, or just ‘tone’ up the lean muscles an get more muscle endurance.

    Heavy weights with short reps/sets will build your fast twitch muscle fibres and build size, power and strength. Imagine big guys at the gym lifting heavy weights.

    But if you use light to medium weights with lots of reps/sets you will excercise your slow twitch muscle fibres, you wont build size, but you will tone up your body and train muscle endurance. This will obviously make you ‘look’ healthier and more toned, but will also increase your metabolism (as your muscles demand more energy) so you will burn calories faster. These muscles are also excercised a lot with cardio workouts (i.e your leg muscles when running).

    Your arms for example, will need bicep curls and tricep dips using weights and reps of your choice (heavy – low reps, light – lots of reps) and also shoulder excercises such as holding the weights at your waist and lifting them perpendicular to your side or in front of you, etc etc.

    Your stomach will need excercises that cover the entire torso. Leg raises for your lower ab wall, crunches, sit ups and planks for your upper and all over ab wall, oblique twists for your sides and superman stretches for your lower back for example.

    These are just basic examples, there are literally hundreds of excercises, but it is impossible to show you on a site like this, get a trainer at your gym to show you some but remember the basic rules of muscles and weights.

    As far as excercise goes, you should aim to strike a balance between cardio training and strength training, this way you will build good strong and toned muscle, but also keep your body fat levels down and increase your heart and lung performance, making you much fitter and healthier.

  4. michaelbruce1 said :

    find a hobbie that keeps you active. dont buy the food that you binge on.

  5. Porcelain said :

    to loose body fat you need to burn the fat, so whatever you eat you need to excersize excessively, but not way too much, and you need to do it day after day or your body won’t rest and instead of increasing your metabolism, it will slow down even more in order to retain energy.

    Diet isn’t that important (as long as it’s a normal diet and not rediculus) all you need to do is to excersise day after day (leave 1 day to rest) and when eat, eat a little and often.

    Common mistakes :

    Less food :

    Less food means your body will eventually slow down burning cause it will learn that it will receive energy (food) in X hours of X amount so the metabolism will go down in order to preserve energy. Main reason why crash diets don’t work and fat is never lost, it’s water and muscle.

    Exercise daily :

    If you work out on a daily basis then you’re overusing your energy supplies and your body will do the reverse. Due to too much energy loss your metabolism will go down in this case too.

    What is needed :

    You can eat anything, as long as it isn’t excess. (like don’t eat 500gr of chocolate or 6 hamburgers).

    A diet program should be like this :

    (assuming this is your hour of waking up)

    8: am : Big breakfast
    11 am :small brunch (a fruit or half a sandiwich)
    2 pm : medium lunch (3/4 of a normal portion)
    4 pm : fruit/veggie salad
    6-8 pm : half a dinner
    10 pm : 1 fruit (if that’s the aprox time you sleep)

    This helps your body know that since energy is going to come within the next hours, it won’t store energy and your metabolism will go up.


    Any exercise is good, but it should be day after day, like

    Monday : exercise
    Tueseday : rest
    wednesday : exercise
    thursday : rest

    and so on.

    This way, your body won’t be alarmed for excessive calorie loss and won’t start storing fat.

    I used to be obease (140 kilos)
    and i currently am 55 kilos, i didn’t starve and i lost all my weight in a year and a half.

    However, if you’re hoping on a miracle thing, then it won’t happen. You need self discipline as well.

  6. Katie G said :

    Do not eat high fructose corn syrup! it’s evil!

  7. Y!A. addict. 5th. account <3 said :

    Okay, well how fast you lose weight all depends on how much you weigh at the moment. For example, if you were obese then you’d lost weight a lot faster than someone who is an average weight, or just slightly overweight.

    It’s pretty easy to lose a stone in a few months. For example, I have lost 18lbs since the beginning of January, which is 1 stone and 4lbs.

    There are simple easy things you’ve gotta do which is using less butters and oils whilst cooking, and cutting down on that odd chocolate bar you might have once every few days. Eventually, after a few weeks, aim to not snack at all. Yep, it’s really hard but you’ve gotta try hard, so think of something that will really motivate you, like thinking about what you could look like after a few months if you stay away from bad foods, and if you do eat it, how bad you’ll feel after. Do not EVER eat after 7pm. If you really wanna be good then don’t eat after 6pm. But 7pm is the complete latest. It doesn’t matter how healthy the snack is, don’t eat it. The only thing going into your mouth after 7pm is water.
    You should also drink lots of water in the day. Usually, when your stomache is telling your brain you’re hungry, you’re just thirsty!

    Exercising is a lot easier than people make out. I do aerobics in my bedroom and it’s easy. Just get an iPod or MP3 and move! Even have a little dance around. Or, if you don’t have an iPod or MP3 player, play music out loud. Whatever you choose to do, just move!
    I also go on a 20 minute walk every day. Remember that even a little bit of exercise is better than no exercise.
    Then of course, do the simple things that’ll burn even just a few calories. For example, if you get a bus often, then walk to the next stop and then get on the bus, or if the journey isn’t that far, walk the whole way. If you drive to a lot of places then park further away from your destination and walk. During lunch breaks go for a little walk, even if it’s just for 15 mintues, it’s better than nothing.

    Chew gum. It’ll keep your mind and mouth focused on something other than food, and if you buy an expensive gum, then you’ll feel guilty about just throwing it in the bin, and you’ll try and get as many chews as you can from it. I understand about eating from boredom, so try and find something really fun to do while you’re at home!

    Good luck, and feel free to email me if you need any more tips!


  8. Grace K said :

    You must decide to really take control of your life and be accountable to yourself. I distract myself when I want to snack on rubbish and I clean my teeth as soon as I want to eat when i am not hungry. Something in the minty toothpaste kills the cravings. Write a food journal every day and write down what you eat and what you want to achieve. Drink loads of water and Dont snack. Buy a shirt or something that you want to fit into and hang it up where you can see it. It will help you to visualise your goal. I drink green tea as well. I think it helps me lose weight. I walk every day and listen to my Ipod with my favourite music on it. Once I start walking and hear my songs, I can walk fo alot longer.

  9. Dan said :

    Here are a few tips;

    WHEN to eat for losing weight…

    • Eat (at least) three times a day.
    Because when you eat only once a day, your metabolism gets slower than it already is! That’s the main reason. Sounds funny, but to lose weight… you must eat (the right things, of course)
    • Eat low-fat, high-fiber foods such as salads and vegetable pastas.
    • Your last meal should be before 18:00. Try.
    OK, one apple after 18:00
    • Don’t starve
    Starvation is not good for losing weight, nor your health.
    Starvation is the worse thing you can do in a weight loss diet.
    • Try oatmeal instead of cornflakes for breakfast–eating oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol levels, and its high fiber content will keep you full longer.

    WHAT to drink for losing weight…

    • Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day !
    Can be tap, plain, mineral, sparkling. I just love mineral sparkling water!
    This improves your bowel, reduces the “hunger” sensation, and hydrates your skin. Your skin will look much better after the first weeks!
    Don’t believe the slogan “water makes me fat”. Besides being stupid… you might get into serious troubles with your kidneys.
    • Drink ONLY natural juices, freshly squeezed!
    Don’t drink Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Sprite etc. during the diet. Even lite or light versions.
    • Avoid those vending machines by carrying around your own healthful foods and leaving pocket change at home.

    Exercise for losing weight…

    • If you want quicker results – exercise would be good.
    • Don’t just sit in front of the TV and eat peanuts…
    I guarantee THIS won’t work for your weight loss…
    • Start a regular exercise program and stick with it. Don’t be afraid of those sweat suits and Lycra pants!
    • Start swimming. Swimming is an excellent exercise to get involved with, since it increases blood flow and uses muscles we don’t regularly use. Start a swimming program and try to do it 3 times a week. You will feel excellent and rejuvenated.
    • Choose an exercise program that you enjoy, and don’t shun the unconventional. For instance, did you know that regular vigorous dancing is exercise too?
    • Also Cardiovascular exercises such as running, jogging, or aerobics will help you lose that unwanted belly fat. Weight training can also help you lose body fat because the more muscle mass you have, the more ability your system has to burn body fat.

    Good luck!


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