Health and weight loss discussion thread

  • 144 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Avatar image for DEVILinIRON
#101 Edited by DEVILinIRON (5011 posts) -

Over the period of a month I have lost 5lbs. I'm pretty proud of that.

Avatar image for horgen
#102 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@DEVILinIRON: Well done!

Avatar image for DEVILinIRON
#103 Posted by DEVILinIRON (5011 posts) -

@horgen: Thanks! Got quite a bit to go, but this little loss is encouraging.

Avatar image for horgen
#104 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@DEVILinIRON: A pound a week (a little more actually) is a pace one can keep up for long. Granted if you got 200 lbs you want to get rid of, it will be slow, but if it is less than 30 lbs, it's good. Doesn't wreck yourself energywise.

Avatar image for titanraven
#105 Posted by titanraven (51 posts) -

My friends were big guys like they weight 145Kg and their height was only 5'8, Then they tried the new trend Keto and Intermittent fasting where you remove all the carbs and sugar in your meal! They lose 7kgs in 15 days, Try searching for this trend! Hope it can help :)

Avatar image for pavanear2
#107 Edited by pavanear2 (2 posts) -

Regular exercises and fitness plans and dieting plans make us stay healthy. Need to drink more water at least 3 liters. Regular exercises make us tired and will get a good sleep in the night.

Avatar image for horgen
#108 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@titanraven said:

My friends were big guys like they weight 145Kg and their height was only 5'8, Then they tried the new trend Keto and Intermittent fasting where you remove all the carbs and sugar in your meal! They lose 7kgs in 15 days, Try searching for this trend! Hope it can help :)

You sound like a spam bot honestly.

The first kg/pounds will come off very easily. It's just water. A number often used regarding how many calories in a pound body fat is 3500Kcal. 7 kg is a little over 15 lbs. Do you think your friends have burned roughly 3500 Kcal more than they consumed each day for 15 days straight?

Avatar image for titanraven
#109 Posted by titanraven (51 posts) -

@horgen: Yes, That's what they said. I just wanted to share my friends' story I didn't mean to look like spam

Avatar image for kylehernandez2
#110 Edited by Kylehernandez2 (13 posts) -

Normally, my diet everyday is a selection of my favorite fruits coz im struggling to eat veggies everyday just to keep me healthy

Avatar image for horgen
#111 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@titanraven said:

@horgen: Yes, That's what they said. I just wanted to share my friends' story I didn't mean to look like spam

That's ok.

The rate of water loss can really mess with ones motivation to continue lose weight. Be at the same weight for roughly two weeks or so and then over 3 days lose another 5 lbs.

Avatar image for dennyph
#112 Edited by DennyPh (4 posts) -

Oh, that's sounds interesting

Avatar image for thehig1
#113 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

40lns lost so far, weight loss has slowed down a lot but still happening.

30lbs to go

Avatar image for horgen
#114 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

40lns lost so far, weight loss has slowed down a lot but still happening.

30lbs to go

Congrats! Keep up the good work.

Avatar image for -paranorman-
#115 Edited by -ParaNormaN- (1550 posts) -

I went from 280lbs to 217lbs since April 1st. That's not a joke either, I decided to take my life seriously on April Fool's day lol. I went on the keto diet as well as fasting for 47 hours at a time. I eat 1 meal and restart my fast afterwards. I'm not ready to show a shirtless before and after yet but, this was when I dressed up as Eggman for Halloween 2 years ago when I was 280lbs, this is me in that same jacket now.

I've been at 280lbs for multiple years, in fact, I think I was heavier in April. Maybe almost 290lbs or even heavier. I was too scared to step on a scale all last year and this year until I started to lose the weight. I believe in you guys and support you all the way.

Edit: My goal weight is 150lbs.

Avatar image for thehig1
#116 Edited by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

@-paranorman-: good going man....

150lbs???

How small are you that's very light.

How do you feel now, its feel great when you think back to what you were.

Im at 228lbs this moring, so 42 lbs lost since February.

Your weight loss is has been insane, less than 3 months youve possibly 70lbs ?

Incredible how good keto is for quick weight loss.

Next picture your going skins like I did haha

Avatar image for -paranorman-
#117 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1550 posts) -

@thehig1: I am 5'5. 150lbs is supposed to be the ideal weight for somebody my size so, that is my current goal, afterwards, I will start working out to gain muscle!

I feel phenomenal! I can't remember the last time I felt this good. Even in high school, I was already hitting 260lbs. The only complaint I really have is that, I get cold a lot easier now and my old jackets aren't enough to keep me warm anymore, haha.

Congratulations! 43lbs is quite the drop. Keep at it!

Yeah, I have actually lost more since my last post. I am now currently sitting between 212lbs and 211lbs.

Keto really has a lot of benefits for weight loss. Fasting is what is really kicking my fat to the curb though! Nothing will get you into ketosis faster than fasting.

Haha, when I hit 200lbs I will probably upload the shirtless before and afters! Still a bit insecure about those.

Avatar image for thehig1
#118 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

@-paranorman-: skins man, my body is not great, fat hangs around in areas you don't want and I have a massive scare down the centre of my stomach from an operation a few years ago.

I fast for around 20 hours a day (on occasion) couple times a week, with my job being active during this time I likely get into ketosis short term.

However Im not eating low carb enough for the effects to be so extreme.

Happy with my current rare, roughly on course to keep pace at a loss of around 10-15 per month.

You dont watch Thomas De Lauer you tube channel by any chance ?hes a big influencer in fasting and keto.

His community are doing a 3 day fast on June 23rd, im giving that a go.

Avatar image for thehig1
#119 Edited by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

@-paranorman-: some bad news for you though, you cant pull of Dr Eggman anymore too thin :)

Avatar image for horgen
#120 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@thehig1: 3 day fast sounds horrible and not healthy.

Avatar image for thehig1
#121 Posted by thehig1 (7355 posts) -

@horgen: there are considerable health benefits, although there are some risks.

Avatar image for horgen
#122 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@thehig1 said:

@horgen: there are considerable health benefits, although there are some risks.

The only other time I've met such an idea was among anorectic people. Some of them couldn't return to solid foods after their "fasting" periods. but I guess they had a lot of damage done already to their stomach and intestines.

Avatar image for adamlimbrent660
#123 Posted by adamlimbrent660 (12 posts) -

If you strongly want to put yourself in shape, it is important to be very motivated .. Not just eating right and playing sports, but also doing it as much as possible every day as much as possible ... good luck to all

Avatar image for -paranorman-
#124 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1550 posts) -
@horgen said:
@thehig1 said:

@horgen: there are considerable health benefits, although there are some risks.

The only other time I've met such an idea was among anorectic people. Some of them couldn't return to solid foods after their "fasting" periods. but I guess they had a lot of damage done already to their stomach and intestines.

You should look into the fasting community so you can see the difference between us and anorexic people. Anorexic people force themselves by refusing to eat food. The fasting community does not. Fasting is looked at as more of a challenge and a way to detox your body. We don't force ourselves to do anything. Of course there are people who use fasting as an excuse to become anorexic, however, that is not the case for the majority of us. Weight loss is a benefit to fasting, it is not the only benefit and it is not the only reason we do it. Fasting was also common practice before we decided that we should eat 5 meals a day with snacks in between meals.

Avatar image for horgen
#125 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@-paranorman- said:
@horgen said:
@thehig1 said:

@horgen: there are considerable health benefits, although there are some risks.

The only other time I've met such an idea was among anorectic people. Some of them couldn't return to solid foods after their "fasting" periods. but I guess they had a lot of damage done already to their stomach and intestines.

You should look into the fasting community so you can see the difference between us and anorexic people. Anorexic people force themselves by refusing to eat food. The fasting community does not. Fasting is looked at as more of a challenge and a way to detox your body. We don't force ourselves to do anything. Of course there are people who use fasting as an excuse to become anorexic, however, that is not the case for the majority of us. Weight loss is a benefit to fasting, it is not the only benefit and it is not the only reason we do it. Fasting was also common practice before we decided that we should eat 5 meals a day with snacks in between meals.

I know there is a difference. I've heard about the 16/8 and 20/4 for intermittent(I hope this is the correct word) fasting, but never heard about it go over a day.

@adamlimbrent660 said:

If you strongly want to put yourself in shape, it is important to be very motivated .. Not just eating right and playing sports, but also doing it as much as possible every day as much as possible ... good luck to all

Rest and recovery is also very important in getting in shape.

Avatar image for -paranorman-
#126 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1550 posts) -

@horgen: Look into the fasting community. There is a lot of neat stuff. We go beyond intermittent fasting. I go 3 days max, I mostly only do 2 days. Others go a week, some even longer. A lot of it is a mental fight. I personally wouldn't fast for a long time if I had less than 14% body fat. It's pretty dangerous at that point because your body doesn't have much to break down and will attack other parts of your body.

Avatar image for horgen
#127 Edited by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@-paranorman- said:

@horgen: Look into the fasting community. There is a lot of neat stuff. We go beyond intermittent fasting. I go 3 days max, I mostly only do 2 days. Others go a week, some even longer. A lot of it is a mental fight. I personally wouldn't fast for a long time if I had less than 14% body fat. It's pretty dangerous at that point because your body doesn't have much to break down and will attack other parts of your body.

I work out 3-5 times a week. I need my daily dose of protein. I could maybe last 20 hours tops.

Avatar image for -paranorman-
#128 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1550 posts) -

@horgen: Here is where you and I are different. I'm a couch potato, haha. I have a very physical job though so, I get my cardio and lifting from work. When I hit 150lbs, I will sub to a gym and start building muscle though. What tips can you provide for when I hit the gym?

Avatar image for heirren
#129 Posted by Heirren (2324 posts) -

Lotta doctors on this board.

Avatar image for uninspiredcup
#130 Edited by uninspiredcup (35084 posts) -

Noticed on the 6th day of this water fast I started getting very light visual hallucinations, the still images on the screen had an almost 3D effect, was pretty awesome.

Avatar image for horgen
#131 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@-paranorman- said:

@horgen: Here is where you and I are different. I'm a couch potato, haha. I have a very physical job though so, I get my cardio and lifting from work. When I hit 150lbs, I will sub to a gym and start building muscle though. What tips can you provide for when I hit the gym?

Patience and consistency. Still the occasional week off from lifting doesn't hurt. You're going to need rest, especially if you lift heavy. A lousy day at the gym beats the couch by miles unless you desperately need that rest. If you wish to get stronger you need to build muscle, if you wish to build muscle you need to get stronger. "All" rep ranges are viable. You can do high volume with sets of 2 reps. Doesn't have to be 15 reps.

Take your time to learn how to do each exercise. At least with benchpress, squat and deadlift. Don't squat to low if you aren't flexible enough. Don't go ass to grass if you can't handle it. Sure way to get an injury. Warm up is important, but what you need to do is for you to figure out. Try different things. I see a lot of people warming up for bench press by just lifting the bar for a set or two before adding weight. Has never worked for me. I need to lift some light weights(lateral raises) to get my shoulders active before lifting the bar with some weights.

A lot of work out programs are cyclical, although it commonly called periodization. One period with progressively higher volume, followed by a period of progressively increased intensity.

Eat enough protein.

Avatar image for jackwl89
#133 Posted by jackwl89 (8 posts) -

Funny I come across this thread a week after I started with my diet! When I was younger I was playing basketball and was pretty slim, later I transitioned into eating well and working out but it eventually all went to shit due to work and responsibilities. However, I'm back at it again.

One piece of advice for literally everyone:

When doing it right, diet is 80% and working out is 20% of weight-loss.

However, without regular physical activity, the diet's effectiveness drops to 40%.

Without a diet, workout effectiveness drops to 5%. Don't skim on either.

Avatar image for uninspiredcup
#135 Posted by uninspiredcup (35084 posts) -

17 days now on the water fast. No notifiable body change yet, started taking pink himalayan salt for electrolytes. Drinking salt water is pretty horrid, no matter how much you try dilute it.

On the plus side, you have a lot of energy equal or more than you would if you were eating with 0 hunger.

Avatar image for angelahpotts58
#136 Posted by angelahpotts58 (1 posts) -

@thehig1: Congrats man!!!

Avatar image for omegamaster
#137 Posted by omegaMaster (1322 posts) -

It has been 3/4 months since I last posted on here.

Well, since then I have lost some weight. Started at 176lbs and now weight around 170lbs. In the space of 3 months of losing weight, I think that's an achievement for me. My waist used to be 34", and now fit in 33".

Avatar image for -paranorman-
#138 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1550 posts) -

Hey, everyone. It's been a while. Here are my pictures. Since last week, I have killed off 100lbs. I went from 280lbs to 180lbs. Since last week, I have lost an additional 3, which puts me at 177lbs! It's been an insane 5 months for me. I am almost at my goal weight. I have been hiding my transformation from the majority of my friends and family. I showed my pictures to a fasting page I follow on Facebook and the response I got from there was overwhelming. It was so overwhelming that I posted my photos on my social media accounts. I even revealed an Instagram I have been keeping private that I'm going to be using to reach out to people who want to lose weight but are struggling, or are even scared to lose the weight. I hope I can help people change their lives.

Avatar image for warmblur
#139 Posted by warmblur (3033 posts) -

@-paranorman- said:

Hey, everyone. It's been a while. Here are my pictures. Since last week, I have killed off 100lbs. I went from 280lbs to 180lbs. Since last week, I have lost an additional 3, which puts me at 177lbs! It's been an insane 5 months for me. I am almost at my goal weight. I have been hiding my transformation from the majority of my friends and family. I showed my pictures to a fasting page I follow on Facebook and the response I got from there was overwhelming. It was so overwhelming that I posted my photos on my social media accounts. I even revealed an Instagram I have been keeping private that I'm going to be using to reach out to people who want to lose weight but are struggling, or are even scared to lose the weight. I hope I can help people change their lives.

Holy shit!!! dude congratulations!!! that is awesome be proud amazing job man.

Avatar image for iamokkkkk
#140 Posted by iamokkkkk (6 posts) -

Just eat healthy food and train regullary!

Avatar image for horgen
#141 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@-paranorman-: Great job!

Avatar image for livingdeadman
#142 Edited by livingdeadman (372 posts) -

I have a theory that working out outside like the "cave men" is more beneficial than indoors. I think breathing fresh air will help you train better and get that second wind. I started jump roping in my backyard yesterday. Hoping to jump rope twice everyday. Once I get that into a routine for a few months, I'll hope to start building weight. Jump rope is quite the workout so far, and it doesn't help that I can't really sweat.

A lot of hard work put in this thread, and thank you for the kind advice.

Avatar image for pillarrocks
#143 Posted by pillarrocks (1557 posts) -

I am 5'7 and weigh 189 pounds. I used to weigh 160 pounds when i was in my 20's. I want to lose 20 pounds. I used to drink sodas years ago but stopped. I excercise by using DDP Yoga and following a diet plan. I also would walk outside for an hour or 2 when it was cool outside. What's an ideal for me? I know when I was 160 pounds, I had a flat stomach and wore 34 waist jeans. For me I would love to build muscle and get abs.

Avatar image for -paranorman-
#144 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1550 posts) -

@warmblur: @horgen: Thank you! I'm very proud of my journey and what I have accomplished so far.

Loading Video...

Here is the video I used to reveal my weight loss to the rest of my friends and family. I took photos I took from the beginning of my journey up until right now. I hope you guys enjoy! Hope some of you recognize the music I used in the video!

Avatar image for horgen
#145 Posted by Horgen (121181 posts) -

@pillarrocks: Cut some calories if you wish to drop weight. Start small.

Avatar image for ycdeo
#146 Posted by ycdeo (2708 posts) -

69.7kg