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    Kerri Smith
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    Registered On: April 22, 2022
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    I would really like to lose 20 lbs of belly fat.  I jog and walk at least 3 miles a day and sometimes 5 or more.  This has done me no good wrt weight loss.  Have any of you ladies lost a significant amount of weight and, if so what method or supplement did you use?

    Thank you,

    Kerri

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    • #647763
      Mary Jane
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      Registered On: September 30, 2020
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      I have been doing Keto for 3 years. I was a lifelong asthmatic. Had had 10 severe analylphalaxis reactions to food intolerance. And weighed 122kg.

      Within 5 months of starting keto, i went off all asthma medications. And dont have to take antihistamines for food intolerances. And I am down to 74kg.

      I dont count calories. And I’m not hungry. (Yes I get hungry, but once I eat I’m content.)

      If anyone is interested, I reccomend you look up Proffessors Westman, and or Phinny. Dr Paul Mason.

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      Crystalline
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      Registered On: July 24, 2019
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      I was 260 in November. Urgh. I got a new job as a supervisor at a sports/convention complex in the operations dept. Basically it’s my job to oversee the workers. It’s a big place. The convention center has multiple floors too. Let’s just say I do ALOT of walking and have no time to snack.

      I’m now a size 14 and down to 225 lbs!

      Oh…and plus I get to drive the Zamoni for hockey games!

       

       

       

       

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      Jenny Jones
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      Registered On: November 5, 2019
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      First off, I am not a doctor, just reporting what worked for me. Also please note there is no one size fits all. When I went into the doctor to ask about weight loss, he talked about cutting out mayo, pop, pizza, no more fast food…all of these were things I didn’t ever have. I hate mayo, have one can of pop a week, never get fast foods. My problem was with constantly snacking on various small foods when I wasn’t hungry.

      Losing weight is all about calorie deficit. Taking in less calories then you are burning. 3500 calories make up one pound. I heard that most people consider 1 mile to be equal to 100 calories burned. So it is important to calculate it out to figure out how much you are burning from exercise.

      After that it is all about figuring out how much you take it. Keep a food diary and track what all you eat and be honest with yourself. There was a study done on food diaries and found out people who honestly tracked what they eat usually lost more weight. Keep track of it and count calories. The human body needs ~2000 calories a day. So anything below that helps burn the excess calories you already have on your body.

      Fiber and protein both help with keeping a full feeling throughout the day. Cold water also helps, keeps the body hydrated, pumps up metabolism and helps with a full feeling as well as helps the body flow and keep off water weight.

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      Caroline OBrien
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      Registered On: April 18, 2020
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      Hi Kerri,

      I have used the “MyFitnessPal” app to count calories and macros for the last 4 years.

      I lost 15 lbs and have kept it off using the old fashioned calorie counting.

      Also I do CrossFit 5 days a week.

      Good luck

      Caroline

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      Marg Produe
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      Registered On: March 16, 2022
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      Hi Kerri,  I was once 30 pounds overweight and climbing and my doctor asked what I was eating.  I said beer and pizza.  She said OK if you don’t change in a few years you will be a 55 pound overweight mess and I will be giving you medication and making you eat salads etc……..or you can continue the way you are right now IF you reduce that amount that you consume.  Sooo, I went on the beer and pizza diet (not officially recognized) and cut down from 3 beers and an 3/4 of a pizza down to 2 beers and a half pizza.  I then weighed myself every morning and if I was up a little I just reduced that amount of beer and pizza for the day.  It took 10 years to finally work it all out but now I still have beer and pizza for lunch and dinner (usually one slice and one light beer per meal) and got to the healthy weight that I can maintain and still have fun with my food  (no salads etc.).  My doctor is OK with my blood work and my weight and I still work part time as a lumber jack.   If my weight starts to get a little low, I just enjoy an extra pizza slice.  The reverse is true also.  It works for me but I think that the takeaway from all of this is what most people have already said.   You have to reduce caloric intake.  It’s not easy but it is possible.  You might try to reduce what you would normally eat by 1/10 and also drink a glass of water just before sitting down.  You might also have to put up with peer pressure to eat.  My wife and her family were always insulted if I didn’t chow down at their table but I persisted and now they struggle with serious conditions that may have been avoidable.  It’s a lifestyle change and not easy but I wish you great success.  Marg

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      Debbie Lynn
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      Registered On: July 26, 2020
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      Hi Kerry! I lost over 30 lbs cycling. I bought a good bicycle, changed my diet by eliminating sweets. I cycle almost every day. I am now a size 12. I was a size 20/22 (fat!). So diet and regular exercise is my reply to you. Good luck in your efforts. Hugs, Debbie Lynn

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      Araminta Purdy
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      Registered On: January 23, 2020
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      Eat food!
      Not too much!
      Mostly plants!
      Walk!

      Araminta.

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    • #644873
      Natalie Dane
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      Registered On: May 8, 2022
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      Hi Kerri,

      Like others have said there is no magic to weight loss.  The key is simply taking in less calories than you expend.  This is the only sustainable method for long-term, healthy weight loss.

      One thing I would stress is not just eating less but eating healthier.  It doesn’t take much more time to prepare meals from raw or while foods if you can manage the time. The foods taste great, and you know exactly what’s going into your body.

      Try not to drink your calories, you’d be surprised how quickly sports drinks, soda, juice and alcohol undermine calorie cutting.  Opt for water instead.  I know some people just don’t like drinking water, but it helps activate you metabolism, will keep you full longer and keep you hydrated!  If you do shy away from water try cutting up some fresh fruit into mineral water this will sweeten your drink naturally and be crisp and refreshing!

      Truly wishing you the best. I know it can be challenging but it’s also well worth it. I have struggled with weight my entire life and dropped roughly 40 lbs in 2021 by closely monitoring my diet using a phone ap.   Recording everything you eat can get bothersome, but if you stick with it long enough you eventually understand how much your body needs to sustain itself.  Natalie.

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    • #644868
      Kate Carter
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      Registered On: October 14, 2021
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      I rode my Peloton like a woman possessed last year for 6 months and didn’t see a lot of weight loss, but did feel great and got more toned generally.  It wasn’t until I focused on diet that I saw significant weight loss.  It’s especially difficult on HRT, at least it was for me, as my metabolism slowed way down. Note the distinction between being on a diet and just having a healthy diet.  The latter is the more sustainable in the long run, but hard to achieve.

      Noom was my choice, and it worked well, for me.  Monitoring portions and what I ate every day was a chore, but it helped me eventually make better choices and be more mindful about what I was eating, and now it’s second nature.  It doesn’t take very much to consume a lot of calories, and it’s nearly impossible to burn it all off on exercise alone.  I lost 40 lbs in total and have sustained that for a year now as I settled into the right calorie intake and exercise mix for sustainment. Noom is expensive, and not necessary, any tracker for diet journaling can do (myfitnesspal is one I use now).

      The other thing I do is weigh myself every morning.  I used to think that was a terrible idea, but what actually happens is you learn to recognize what is just normal fluctuation versus a developing trend in the wrong direction and adjust accordingly before its too far gone and demotivating.

      Also, I’m sad to report, belly is the last thing to go, and I swear breasts are the first.

      Best wishes!

       

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    • #644860
      Lara Tucker
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      Registered On: September 29, 2021
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      Hi Kerri

      I find it difficult to cut calories. I exercise almost every day. I find it very hard to cut down on portion size, and I love my deserts.

      I have lost about 15 pounds, but I think that’s mostly due to my drinking less since I’ve been dressing. This girl only has one beer in the evening.

      Before I discovered my inner girl I had 2-3 drinks most nights.
      Alcohol can really add to that calorie count.

      Lara

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    • #644858
      Sandy Honey
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      Registered On: February 24, 2021
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      I get on my spin bike every other day and do planks to tighten my core. Watching calories is hard for me but cutting carbs is easier. I have gone from a 20 size jean to a 14 in a year and 26 dress to an 18/20. My dresses are larger to accommodate my bust. It takes work no other way around it. Now if I could just find something to make my feet smaller then I would be so happy!

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      Paula1
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      Registered On: October 22, 2015
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      HI Kerri

      I find if you can stick to it the Keto diet works well, cut down the carbs

      Paula

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    • #644850
      Angela Booth
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      Registered On: August 1, 2020
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      There are so many regimens available out there and can be confusing. What works for one doesn’t work for another. The first thing to do is check in on your doctor and have a health check to make sure you are fit for what you want to do. The doctor may refer you to a clinic or group and form a plan of diet and fitness regimen tailored for your needs. Perhaps join a gym and work on the areas that you want to trim, again diet is important as you need to ensure your intake is enough to get you through the day and not too much to stop weight reduction. Your body has taken years to get to the shape you are in and you may see belly fat but what is on the inside that may also cause a belly? It took years to form then how quickly can it be reduced? 

      Losing weight is not an exact science and use the S.M.A.R.T. model – Specific, Measured, Achievable, Realistic and Timed.

       

       

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    • #644840
      Alice Underwire
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      Registered On: September 16, 2019
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      Hi Kerri,

      To lose weight you’ll need to cut calories in your diet.

      Alice

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