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Will this workout and diet combination help me loose weight?

I am classified as obese and need to loose alot of weight. I know that loosing alot of weight will not happen quickly but i just want to make sure that i am on the right track.Carbs are how i became obese, i couldn’t get enough when i was in high school(5 years ago). I do best with low carb diet i am loosing weight slowly but want to exercise to boost my metabolism to loose more and tone. I eat whole grain wheat and drink diet if i want soda, I’m actually trying to quit soda all together. Its hard cuz of the caffeine withdrawl (headache, fatigue). I’m eating lean meats like skinless chicken breasts, lean steak, and ground turkey and sticking to green veggies like zucchini, broccoli, fresh spinach, etc. I’ll have an occasional small side with carbs in it during a meal. Im not very good about eating fruit but i am wanting to start adding that into my diet. My workout I just started is 10mins of high intensity cardio and i also am using 3lb dumbbells in the mix. I am wanting to start off slow and do 10mins everyday instead of 30mins because working out is a new habbit and i don’t want to get burned out. I want to start ttc in a year from my bday in july and want to be a good shape. I just want to know if i have a good start. Thanx in advance!

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4 Responses to “Will this workout and diet combination help me loose weight?”

  1. Cinnamon stick :) said :

    It sounds like you know what you are doing. Good for you girl.

  2. Randall J. said :

    On a good track to start. Make sure you start to kick up the intensity and time on the cardio once you feel it doesn’t challenge you anymore.

    If you are going thru caffeine withdraw, I would suggest a cup of coffee with either skim milk or fat free creamer once a day. You are looking at no more than 15-25 calories with that, so so worries.

    Also beware of fatty/sugary condiments. Butter, cream cheese, fatty dressings. The can wreck a whole day of good diet and exercise.

    Best of luck to you!

  3. davyjones360 said :

    You do have a decent start. However, low carb diets are good, but far from perfect. Carbohydrates are the building blocks of muscle. My not consuming carbs, the body will convert fat into carbs. Because of this, low carb diets will work until your body fat goes down to a certain point. At that point it is no longer a good diet.

    The workout is a good idea. You do not want to overdo it, especially if you are in the obese range. At that weight, exercise can be dangerous on your joints and muscles.

    The best way to know if you are losing weight right is that you should be losing 2 lbs a week. You might loose more than that if you are very large, but try not to lose more than 5 lbs/wk.

    Lasty, cut out the soda. Withdrawl sucks I know, but the carbonation will blow up your stomach and make you hungrier and will also slow down the process of stomach shrinkage.

    Other than that you are on the right track. Good luck!

  4. darth007 said :

    It sounds like you’ve got a pretty good start! Let me share my two cents! I started my ‘weight loss’ routine in Jan 2009, and as of May 2009 I’ve lost over 50 lbs! The basics were this: instead of going on some diet plan I would not be able to maintain long term, all I did was cut back on my portions, I would only drink water after dinner and I did cardio (walking/jogging on a treadmill or outside mostly) for a minimum of 30 min/day, 5-6 days/week…religiously! After a couple months went by, I did start weight lifting which will definitely help you to burn more fat. In a nutshell, that’s what I did. I still ate much of the foods I enjoy eating, just in much smaller portions that I would normally have eaten. I even enjoyed goodies on the weekends pretty regularly! As for soda, it wasn’t a big issue for me as I’ve never been a big soda drinker. For you, I’d suggest slowly cutting back on soda…drink a little less each day until you can cut it out completely. The other big suggestion I have is that you find something that will keep you motivated. My motivation was to win a weight loss contest and the cash prize. I guarantee that if you can find your ‘why’, you will lose the weight you want/need to lose! Good luck!


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