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What is the most effective, healthy way to lose weight fast?

I am 256 pounds, I am 5’7 1/2 and I really need to get fit!! What tips could help me lose weight (50pounds) in less than five months and be able to keep the weight off?
I am about to be 20 years old….

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4 Responses to “What is the most effective, healthy way to lose weight fast?”

  1. qwestionz said :

    You didn’t say how old you are. After age 40, your body starts storing fat in places where it is next to impossible to “diet” off. Genetics is a factor. I have a small frame, small bones. I was “skinny” until about age 25 and then I had a child. After that, I’ve had to watch what I eat. I’ve thought back and I know that ALWAYS, because I was lazy or because I wasn’t interested, I just didn’t eat much. That’s why I was skinny. Now, the only way I stay in the same size clothes is the same way. I eat one regular meal a day. I eat popcorn or drink water or coffee otherwise. I do my best to focus on “spiritual food”. No matter what I eat or drink, this “life” will not last. So I care for the spiritual body and that seems to keep me as “fit” as I am going to be on Earth. Probably not the answer you were looking for.

  2. loli said :

    Hey dear,
    there’s an article i read and it helped me very much, it was talking about meal plans and how to use the calorie shifting technique to achieve your ideal weight, this web based program it’s all about how to get you to lose 9 lbs. every 11 days in a healthy matter, So you will lose this extra weight in no time.
    anyway you can see for yourself here is the link to this article hope it helps

  3. prahlad_ganesh said :

    1 Dietary control and exercise. It’s true what they say – all you need to do is watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. You can quit reading this list now, you now know everything you need to know and didn’t need to fork over $500 for the privilege of me telling you the secret of losing weight. You don’t need to read a 4,000 page book, you don’t have to buy a tape series, you don’t need to stay up late at night to watch infomercials to understand this basic premise. It’s 100% true.

    2 Change your lifestyle. If you’re calling this a “diet,” then you’re going to gain all the weight back (and more) within a few months of losing it. Diets do not work. Diets are temporary. When you change your dietary lifestyle, however, you’re changing your habits – and you’re putting yourself on track for long-term / continued success and weight maintenance. Don’t ever tell anybody you’re on a diet – ever. I’m speaking from experience, here – a reformed low-carber. Worked out well for a while, but ultimately failed because my entire lifestyle didn’t change (permanently).

    3 Join an online support group. In my case, I created my own – FatBlasters. It’s essential that you not feel alone, and reaching out to friends (new or old) is typically a smart move. I just heard about PeetTrainer, but didn’t know about it when I began down the road to weight loss. You have to know that others are out there for moral support – they know things that you couldn’t possibly know, and they’ve probably been “in your shoes” at some point in the past (or present). Share stories, laughter, tears, successes, and failures – share them. There are thousands of communities out there, so keep looking until you find the one that fits you.

    4 Take before and after photos. I know it sucks to see yourself as a chunky monkey (sorry, that’s what I called myself – if only to get myself motivated to meet my weight loss goal). However, there’s no easier way to illustrate your progress. The “after” photos are far more fun to capture and share, admittedly. Find yourself on Flickr! It’s good to see yourself how others see you. Do you like how you look? In many ways, Flickr helped me lose weight.

    5 Hire a substitute teacher. Don’t reach for the brands you know and love immediately – or without thinking first. Eggs are “good” for you, but consider using egg substitutes instead (in fact, many restaurants will let you order lower calorie foods). There are countless “lower” alternatives for you to try. If something different doesn’t taste good, by all means – find a better substitute, or eat less of the original. In some cases, the substitute may be worse for you than the regular version of the product. The good news is, healthier choices are silently replacing their “normal” counterparts – and they taste just as nice.

    6 Start reading labels. I know it sucks, but you have to do it – and there’s no way to avoid this tip. If you don’t know what you’re putting in your mouth, you’re flying blind. Don’t assume, either – triple-check the ingredients list and serving sizes. You must rely on yourself for this; nobody else is going to be able to lose the weight or do the math for you. It’s not that complicated a task, but it will require effort. If nothing else, just pay attention to the calorie count.

    7 What’s so funny about bovines? If you like cheese, you must buy the Laughing Cow brand, and keep several of the suckers in stock at all times. The individually-wrapped wedges make for excellent snacks, and are wonderful when melted over just about anything edible. I’d be careful about straight-up American cheese, though – it’s oil, but not necessarily as good for you as (say) a slice of cheddar would be. I have yet to find something as calorie-light and filling as Laughing Cow (I don’t know how they do it).

    8 Tell your family. You’re not going to lose the weight alone, even if you ARE alone in losing the weight. If you’ve got a family at home, talk to them about it – initially, not incessantly. Let them know what you’re going to do, and that you want (and need) their support. If you don’t let them know, you’re running the risk of them inadvertently sabotaging your efforts. You want them to help you get to your goal(s). You want them to share in your happiness when you’ve made it past a certain mark. Who knows? Maybe some of your new habits will rub off on them and they’ll become healthier people, too?

  4. totodelcarmen said :

    The answer before me is pretty good and specific i had the same problems like you and i saw some doctors and one of them told me to have a cleansing treatment (who in the world have thought) which helps with weight problems too.


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