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How can I loose weight and get toned as quickly as possible?

I really want to loose weight and get toned. I want to do this as quickly as I can (but I understand that it DOES take alot of time). I also want to get toned. I weigh 180 right now and am about 5’8. carry most of my weight in my thighs (even more so than hips and butt) and in my calves. I am basically an hourglass shape though. Running is very uncomfortable for me. I am kind of a picky eater too but I am willing to try. The main thing is that I am a college student so I have no money for special foods or diet plans. And I pretty much only eat in cafeteria and food court with limited options (so I have a meal plan already).
Ah yeah, the running thing…if I could do it without the cold and smoggy atmosphere killing my lungs (I have exercise induced asthma) and without getting shinsplints I would be willing to try running.

Oh, and I want to loose 45-50 pounds…but I have to be careful what I do around people because most of them don’t realize how much I should loose. But I did the whole BMI thing so I am not being anorexic in my goals.
I am taking a ballroom and western dance class right now. How good of activity level is that? We are moving almost the whole time.

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8 Responses to “How can I loose weight and get toned as quickly as possible?”

  1. TRACY G said :


  2. X me Out said :

    This will work, guaranteed, but you need some discipline:

    exercise: start walking (Now) no excuses. Today. walk at least 2 miles a day, with one day off per week. gradually work up to 3 miles a day by 6 weeks. (as you don’t like to run) and walk brisk as you gain energy through the weeks.

    Food: only fruits, vegetables and lean meat (preferably fish), nothing else, and no juice, or alcohol….it will work if you follow it.

  3. Tiff said :

    Eat mainly fruits and vegetables. Don’t eat very much meat… you need the equivalent (in size) of two decks of cards a day. Never eat junk food: cookies, cakes, chips, pop, etc.

    Look at the nutritional value on EVERYTHING. If it’s cafeteria food, go to and plug in what you ate and don’t go above 1200-1500 calories a day (find what works for you)

    But most importantly, move your butt. Get 30 minutes of exercise everyday. do weight training 3-4 times a week. Weight training is supremely important in loseing weight. Muscle mass is the only thing that truely speeds up your metabloism. Strong muscles are so important.

  4. tIckLi said :

    verrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyy SIMPLE !!!
    just excercise 2 hrs every alternates days
    stop eating junk foods
    drink lots of FRESH water
    eat lots of fruits and vegetables

  5. fruitfroggy said :

    Honestly, as an avid runner, I can personally say that running is the best option. In the past 2 years I’ve lost about 20 pounds thanks to running, and it’s so easy to keep it off. I, too, carry most of my weight in my hips, thighs, and butt, so I understand how you feel. Start off light: walk nonstop, power walk…see what you can handle. Increase distance everyday, and take it easy. Slower exercise burns off fat, while speed tones and gives muscle.

    You have to keep in mind, though, no exercise, if done with the goal of making a difference, should be what you consider “comfortable”. By all means, no, you should most definitely not wear yourself out to the verge of death, but you should be able to push yourself enough so that you do feel as though you’re working.

    Exercise, I believe, is not a matter of how strong, how big, or how powerful you are physically; but rather, it is a matter of pushing yourself mentally. Sticking to a plan and achieving your goal is a matter of emotional endurance. It’s easy to give up and say, “No, I’m tired, I’m not doing this anymore.” But we all know that an attitude like that isn’t gonna get anyone anywhere.

    As for food…this is what strikes me as vital. Whatever you, do, please, steer clear of cafeteria food! A healthy diet doesn’t need to be expensive, and, believe it or not, costs less than buying cafeteria food! Cooking on your own is far less expensive, and it gives you the comfort of knowing what you’re eating.

    Let’s take a slice of pizza, for example. The average portion costs about $2, and counts in at anywhere from 400-700 calories! Double that, and well…you see the numbers.

    But say you take those 4 dollars, and instead, buy your own mini pitas, light mozzarella, tomato sauce, and some vegetables. On a rough calculation, one pita pizza will average about 200-300 calories. In addition to cutting calories, it will cut down on fat, and increase in vitamins if you choose to sprinkle some veggies on top.

    On top of that, the same money you paid for 1 lunch will be able to last you for at least 2 days. Minimum. There are so many things you can try as a substitute for your standard meals, so being picky is no problem.

    Try, for example, for more ideas. :]

    Good luck!

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