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    Default time tested ways of loosing weight ..without much of pain

    Hi All
    I'm sure many of you would have lost weight and have devised your own time tested methods...without much of pain ....

    I really donot want to goto GYM for hours to burn out etc nor do i prefer to go for Jogging for hours...nor want to take any medicine's ..or slimming lotion etc.just natural and simpler ways

    I'm just looking for a modest 10KG loss in a span of 6 -12 months ..anyone who has time tested techniques ?do share them..

    may it be change in life style,eating habits etc or what ever that has worked for you ...

    I may sound very Lazy but i am looking for some smarter ways to loose weight .I'm sure there has to be some smarter ways..

    Thanks
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    If you don't want to work out then the only safe way to lose weight is to stop eatting so much calories.

    1. Make sure you eat a good breakfast to start your metabolism
    2. Stop the oily and processed artificial foods and choose more healthy fruits, and vegetables.
    3. Stop drinking so much sweet stuff like sodas, and fruit juices... whole fruit is better. Stick with tea and water that has zero calories. and drink often
    4. Count how many calories you want to take in and spread those calories out throughout the day instead of in fixed large meals.
    5. Get enough sleep rest and don't over stress.

    That's a good start.

    If you want to do more then of course exercise!!! 20 - 30 mins every other day is a good start and better than doing nothing. If you don't like exercise then maybe play Wii Fit.

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    'i am looking for some smarter ways to loose weight'

    You can be a good lawyer man. How can you call doing nothing being smart?

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    Besides Exercise, the factor that will have the most direct bearing on what you seek is changes in your diet.

    Assuming that you have NO nedical problems, history etc and that all your systems are working properly (BTW, it's always best to check with a doctor before starting on any major diet changes if you or your family have any histiry of any condition that may be adversely affected by immediate changes in one's diet such as, but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, kidney problems, glandular problems like hyper or hypothyroidism etc), dietary changes alone may alter the way your body uses and stores energy.

    Without writing several chapters, and bear in mind that in no way what I list is absolute, or even healthy if you have any conditions that you are not aware of etc.

    1) Look out for TWO MAJOR OFFENDERS - hidden FATS and SUGARS

    Chances are, when you eat out (especially) and also when you eat processed foods, besides containing relatively high amounts of preservatives and additives, hidden BAD or trans fats are present, as well as massive amounts of sodium and simple sugars.

    2) Learn to read labels and make better choices (also connected to #1)

    3) Unless your body specifically needs it (e.g., carbo loading before streneous activities like running a marathon od going on a long hike), always look for ways to replace simple carbohydrates with complex ones. This alters the way carbs are broken down and used in your body, and as a result, the way and speed at which it is stored.

    4) Assuming you already have a balanced diet, ELIMINATE ALL ADDED FATS AND SUGARS from your food choices. The simplest way to do this, is to replace ANY fried dishes with steamed or boiled dishes, ELIMINATE ANY form of sweet drinks etc.

    5) Learn to make better choices within a food group. For example, and assuming that increased sodium intake will not be a problem, the quality of protein from cheese is said to be some 20+% better than that found in lean red meat, and white meat is usually said to be better than red meat. ALL refering to LEAN cuts, skin and all visible fat removed prior to cooking.

    6) Decrease meat consumption and increase fiber intake.

    7) Increase zero value fluid intake to 'fool'; your system into thinking it's full. I.E., drink LOTS of plain water very frequently.

    8) Learn to CHEW! In time-strapped Sinbgapore, many people do not chew properly. Learn to chew each mouthful at least 40 times before swallowing. This mechanical act helps trigger brain responses into thinking that the body is engaged in 'a lot more eating' than it is actually doing. Don't laugh, but there was one case of a POW who learned to train his body to survive on nothing but air and water by chewing air and water at least (IIRC the number that is) 100 times.

    9) Learn to be more discerning and discriminating with what you eat and HOW MUCH you eat. Discounting gastro-intestinal issues or specific needs, it's always better to feel a little hungry that to feel too full.

    10) As you start losing weight, EXERCISE!!! Every little bit counts but devising a sensible dietary plan usually involves BALANCE, and no healthy weight reduction plan is balanced or true without the inclusion of exercise, despite what weight-loss centers would have you believe (if they could still get away with it). Put simply, FAT does not dissappear. It has to be metabolised, i.e., BURNT.

    Hope this helps give you some idea of what to look for and consider S.

    CHEERS!
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    well, i think you have to think, you wanna look leaner or you wanna just simply lose weight as in kg/pounds...

    if its to look leaner... then most likely you might even remain same weight or even gain... cos muscles are heavier than fats. which i saw on the scales, my weight never drop but ppl say i look slimmer, so you have to think which one you are going for... and if you lose weight, most likely you will lose muscles 1st if its the diet way... fats are harder to burn if they are there... unless your every meal is just fiber and proteins. 0 fats... but you have to take many meals a day.
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    Share some of my weight lost programs:

    1. Don't take breakfast
    Time between breakfast and lunch is too short..unless u are doing jobs like transporter or require a lot of strengths one. Have some light drinks like milk or milo.

    2. Don't need to do sports, but you have to WALK
    Sports is good, but don't always have time for it. Try to walk more. Like dropping off 1 or 2 bus stops earlier or climbing stairs instead of taking lift. Over working out in sports will actually cause you to eat more.

    3. Eat, but don't overeat

    4. Plenty of veggies, fruits and water

    5. Detox
    Passing bowels daily is a good habit.

    6. Don't drink beer/alcohol unnecessarily
    Don't be a habit drinker, not necessary to drink every week.

    7. Have a good full dinner, avoid supper

    8. Don't eat snaks or junk food outside of meal times



    Note: Not scientifically proven. I'm not liable for anything happen to you.
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    Maybe u can try not eating for the next 6 to 12 months? I'm sure u will lose that 10 kg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GDSNP View Post
    Maybe u can try not eating for the next 6 to 12 months? I'm sure u will lose that 10 kg.
    If you don;t eat for about a week... you will lose that amount or more. No need months but you will be in hospital on IV drip and life support.

    I am in the beauty,slimming and spa trade and I can tell you for a fact, there are no 'smart' way to lose weight WITHOUT working out.....and doing it safely. Trust me when I say, there are no one more lazy then women with money to throw trying to lose weight the "smart" way. It never really work and can end up causing more damage then good to you...worst as you age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    If you don;t eat for about a week... you will lose that amount or more. No need months but you will be in hospital on IV drip and life support.

    I am in the beauty,slimming and spa trade and I can tell you for a fact, there are no 'smart' way to lose weight WITHOUT working out.....and doing it safely. Trust me when I say, there are no one more lazy then women with money to throw trying to lose weight the "smart" way. It never really work and can end up causing more damage then good to you...worst as you age.
    how come i just can't link this 2 words with you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    how come i just can't link this 2 words with you...
    heheheh...

    because I am not about beauty but handsomeness and slimming is not my deal as I am a wrestle type body ...like Ric Flare hahahahahahah....

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    Thanks all for your inputs....now i feel i have some new action items to try this year.

    While i did try some of the above i was able to successfully loose 12 Kg's....i was 105 came down to 93...still a long way to go

    what i did last year was
    1. Firstly i controlled my mind ....i was like eat anything thing i like and as much until my stomach is full and at any time .Basically i still eat what i like but i control the quantity and the time
    2. I started going to office every day by walk (around 40 mins of walk )
    3. Went Green ..tried almost every thing thats green
    4. Increased my salad input & drank lots of water.
    5. Tried ways to walk rather than using escalator etc.
    6. tried to pull my tummy in at all times while walking ,at desk etc.(im not sure if this helps but yes my tummy is now little lean )

    But now i am not lossing my weight any further with the changes i did last year ..i see few items from above that i can action upon this year..Thanks DM / SAM / DElctrl / blazer sayjaibow for your time .

    Pls continue to add on ur expriences ...thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsv13 View Post
    Thanks all for your inputs....now i feel i have some new action items to try this year.

    While i did try some of the above i was able to successfully loose 12 Kg's....i was 105 came down to 93...still a long way to go

    what i did last year was
    1. Firstly i controlled my mind ....i was like eat anything thing i like and as much until my stomach is full and at any time .Basically i still eat what i like but i control the quantity and the time
    2. I started going to office every day by walk (around 40 mins of walk )
    3. Went Green ..tried almost every thing thats green
    4. Increased my salad input & drank lots of water.
    5. Tried ways to walk rather than using escalator etc.
    6. tried to pull my tummy in at all times while walking ,at desk etc.(im not sure if this helps but yes my tummy is now little lean )

    But now i am not lossing my weight any further with the changes i did last year ..i see few items from above that i can action upon this year..Thanks DM / SAM / DElctrl / blazer sayjaibow for your time .

    Pls continue to add on ur expriences ...thanks again
    The main reason why you are not seeing any more lose in weight is because your body has gotten use to that workout and strain you put on it. As the body is not tax beyond that new threshold, it no longer needs to burn more fat then it needs to take you that effort to walk..etc. You are still eating more then you should so there is enough calories that to supply your muscle the need to do your long walk..etc.

    You will have to up your exercise routine another notch to get to the next level of fitness. As you reach each new level you will come to a point where you will be at your optimum where the amount of food you eat is about balance to your activities and staying at a certain weight and fitness too.

    That is why you can still see even people working in markets, cleaners ..etc who are in some cases very fat. Even with that kind of work that is physical...why don't they lost the weight? It is because they eat alot and they eat alot of sugar and starchy stuff. In a way you can't blame them as starchy food are usually...cheaper. And since their body has gotten use to that level of work...the body is not stresss enough or lack the sugar that it needs to convert the fats on their body to energy to help them with their work. Thus they get so fat even with all that physical work they do. We are not talking about a lot of work though...not as hard as say a construction labourer which most of the time you see are lean and little fats as they work are a few notch higher then a general cleaner. Ultimately, what you are really missing is the workout. I think for food wise you are quite okay.

    My own meals at night consist of 90% veggie and abit of white meat like Chicken or tuna. I tend to eat a heavier meal during lunch or I will spread it out by have a slightly heavier breakfast. I do this as I need to expand more energy during my work day. At night.. I am usually not doing as much. A lot of veggies is good but it must be fill with proteins too...if you are not eating enough veggies with protein then you have to seek some meat to get enough of that.... you need that to builds muscle. Protein is a key ingredient for that. Try not to eat so much red meat or mutton. White meat are lighter and healthier.

    Your eating will start to get abit heavier as you up your working routine that is natural. Your body has to condition to the heavier workout and also nutrient to repair your muscle and build stronger bone to get use to the load you are bearing on it from the heavier workout.

    Give it a try and see how it goes. If you really want to lose the weight you have to make the time and stick it out for at least a month or so. Results takes times so just keep at it.

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    Reservist. I lost 7 kg during 1st week of chiong suah .

    It's free and you get to do it during office hours (and more).

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    1. go for 30-45 min of cardio exercise like non-stop jogging (sorry bt need sweating to work) at least 3 times a week.
    2. no supper and snacks if must snack take fruits
    3. reduce overall food intake of yr main meals, say take only 2/3 of what u usually take of a meal
    4. go for full body massage. it works!

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    eat only porridge cooked with the frozen mixed peas, corns & carrot commonly available in ntuc, shop & save etc. take it for lunch and dinner, nothing else.

    2mths later, loss 5kg, gain gout. tested by urs truely
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    Hi
    can you pls elaborate i didn't understand what u mean by reservist and what's chiong suah ?

    some kind of yoga ?


    Quote Originally Posted by kandinsky View Post
    Reservist. I lost 7 kg during 1st week of chiong suah .

    It's free and you get to do it during office hours (and more).
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsv13 View Post
    Hi
    can you pls elaborate i didn't understand what u mean by reservist and what's chiong suah ?

    some kind of yoga ?
    means go back to army for re-training and force to run up and down the hills.
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    Hi Dennis
    how u have been..nice to see ur post.

    re porridge yes i try the hananese fish porridge i like it too ...but cannot have it more than twice or max thrice a week .

    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    eat only porridge cooked with the frozen mixed peas, corns & carrot commonly available in ntuc, shop & save etc. take it for lunch and dinner, nothing else.

    2mths later, loss 5kg, gain gout. tested by urs truely
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsv13 View Post
    Hi Dennis
    how u have been..nice to see ur post.

    re porridge yes i try the hananese fish porridge i like it too ...but cannot have it more than twice or max thrice a week .
    try eating the mixed beans cook with porridge for dinner, but not everyday lar, else may get gout.

    cheaper than eating fish porridge outside.
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    Default Re: time tested ways of loosing weight ..without much of pain

    Quote Originally Posted by gsv13 View Post
    Hi
    can you pls elaborate i didn't understand what u mean by reservist and what's chiong suah ?

    some kind of yoga ?
    heheh I think kandinsky does not know you are not a Singaporean heheh so you do not have to go back to the SIngapore Army for Reservist hehe.. He was referring to Singapore National Services. heheh....

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