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I need to lose weight in 6 weeks

Please help i will try anything to lose this weight for my wedding . thank you
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You could lose about 10-12 pounds with a good workout and diet plan
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Low-fat protein only - nothing else. You don't say how much you need to drop, but this plan will pretty much melt it off.

So here's your menus: egg whites and/or whole eggs cooked without fat; less fatty fishes, like tilapia and other whitefish, or shellfish like crustaceans and bivalves (e.g., shrimp and clams); chicken without the skin, preferably the white meat  only; lean cuts of beef, like tenderloin with fat trimmed; sliced turkey or turkey burgers; pork tenderloin; ground chicken or turkey spiced different ways. There are some foods that are higher in sodium, like deli meats and turkey bacon and ham, these are fine once in a while. I wouldn't make a habit out of eating them, however. Stick with fresh meats, fowl, and fish.

This can be difficult for some people to stick to, but if you are motivated, you can easily drop 5-8 pounds per WEEK doing this thing. Could be more, depending on how much you have to lose.

There's no limit on how much of this you should eat. Just eat when you're hungry. Try plugging your food into fitday for a day or so - the low number of calories will amaze you. Once ketosis kicks in, your appetite will decrease, and it will be fairly easy to keep your calories under 1,000 a day.

If you have to snack or are away from the house, carry some hard-boiled eggs with you. Another good snack or quick meal is those foil packs of salmon, tuna, or crab. Add a squirt of low-fat mayo and you're good to go.

Use only as much fat as you need to cook your food, like cooking spray in the pan or whatever. Take a multi vitamin-mineral supplement every day. I  use  a generic women's multi  or a CarbSmart, depending on whatever is on sale.

People have been known to stick to PSMFs (protein sparing modified fasts) for quite a long period of time. Keep your protein up so that you burn primarily your fat tissue. And, believe me, with this kind of plan, it's going to fall off you. The protein levels will keep you satiated and the ketosis will dull your appetite. Drinks lots of water and other no-calorie fluids.

FWIW, I've been a low-carb eater for almost 20 years. I also practice IF (intermittent fasting).  And I've pretty much been in ketosis the entire time. There's nothing unhealthy about it. I don't follow this particular plan: my plan contains higher levels of fat because I work out pretty strenuously.

Once you've hit the desired weight you want, I would highly recommend that you attempt to stay with a low-carb plan long-term. It really is the healthiest way to eat. Low-carb eaters have a huge variety of foods to choose from: meats, fish, fowl, green veggies, melons and berries and other fruits, and nuts. You can get everything you need from this stuff.

What about exercise? What's going to primarily get the fat off is the diet, and many people who have had carby diets report some fatigue when they switch over to this kind of plan. So I'd take it easy on the exercise the first week or so. Take walks, pump a  little iron, don't go all out. Depending on how you feel, you can start doing more strenuous stuff, but it's not necessary. It's the food that's going to take the fat off you in this short a time period, not the exercise.

Good luck! Keep us posted.
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Hi Kate
Barn babe has helped me tremndously with her advice and knowledge on the low carb thing. I promise you it will work if you can find a way to make it work for you. I lost 5.5 lbs in the first week and 3 lbs the second. (had a few low carb whole wheat tortillas). oops! But, they were good, satisfied my craving and I still lost 3 lbs. Good Luck to you and congrats on your wedding. Oh yeah, don't forget about AFTER the wedding- don't stop keep going. You will feel so great and slim and trim. Health and Fitness are a lifelong goal of mine, so look to the future as well. Best of luck.  
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Thanks, misscloey, but you're the one doing all the work! : )

8 1/2 # is almost a full dress size!  Keep up the great work! I love hearing about your success.  
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Misscloey, here's a great snack you can have if you get a sweet tooth. I make these for my partner to take with him to work because his weakness is carby snacky stuff in the afternoons when he doesn't have his low-carb bars with him. He's low-carb too, and these are better for him than hitting the snack machine.

1/2 to 3/4 cup egg whites
Cinnamon to taste
1 packet Splenda

Heat saute or frying pan over medium-high  heat. Mix all ingredients together. Pour in 1/3 to 1/2  of mixture to make small pancakes, or pour in eggs and make one large crepe pancake. Cook until slightly browned on each side.

I'm terrible at making "real" pancakes in a pan, so when I want them small I use a cookie cutter to shape them. Even if it's just one big omelette thing, it's still good.

Serve with sugar-free jam or syrup or eat plain.
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Thanks for the recipe, sounds good. I am really missing my occassional alcoholic beverage. What are your thoughts on this? I love wine. Mostly red, but sometimes white. Would it really slow down my progress if I had a glass or two per week? Let me know your thoughts on this. I REALLY miss it.
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how long does ketosis usually take effect?
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i mean how long does it take for ketosis to take effect?
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Cloey, I'd go ahead with the wine. Don't deprive yourself. See if it stalls you, and if it does, you can cut back on it or just decide that you can live with a stall now and then.

Satin, it takes more or less a week to get into ketosis, which is basically just burning up all the glycogen that is stored. You'll know it when you are in ketosis. Most people experience a natural decrease in their appetite. It's a feeling of being full without having eaten. It can be a freeing feeling for many people. It's not something you experience on a low-fat diet because on a LF diet you are always shoveling in the carbs.  Ketosis means you've burned up all the glycogen that came from the remaining carbs you ingested and you are burning body fat.

Keep up high protein levels (low fat protein will burn calories faster) and you will spare your muscle mass while burning your body fat. If carbs are kept below 20 grams a day, many many people will lose weight even if their protein sources are high-fat. But for sure low-fat protein sources only will melt it off. The losses will amaze you.

My partner does low-fat low-carb when his eating gets away from him, like if goes away for a weekend with his buddies and comes back 3-4 pounds heavier. He'll do low-fat protein only until he drops the weight back down.

Keep us posted!  : )
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No-Carb Tacos

Make thin crepes with egg whites in a saute pan.  

Brown some ground chicken or turkey and add taco seasoning (see below for recipe).  Spread the cooked meat on the egg white "taco shells."  Sprinkle with low-fat or full-fat grated cheese, and if it is in your plan, lettuce and chopped tomatoes.  Roll up or fold over and eat.  

You can also use boiled shredded chicken breast meat in place of the ground meat.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon each ground cumin, garlic powder, paprika, powdered oregano, and sugar or Splenda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.  Makes 3 tablespoons mix, which is equal in strength to a 1/4-ounce package of commercial seasoning mix.  

If you use Splenda, this will be a 0-carb taco mix. This mix goes a long way, so even 1 teaspoon of sugar isn't a lot in the carb department. I use 2 teaspoons mix for every 8 ounces of meat, and it's very flavorful.


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Hey, i see that you have had a lot of good results coming from this diet (to which i have started a few days ago) and i was just wandering something, i am basically eating just protein with low amounts of fat and traces of carbs. i am quite a heavy person weighing in at almost 225 pounds!

I was just wandering something, since this is all i am eating, will my body digest the protein that i am consuming before using excess fat on my body for energy?

Just to help I will give you an example of my daily intake of food:

12.00pm - Tin of tuna fish with all liquids drained and a drizzle of low fat mayo.
4.00pm -  Lean chicken fillet (150g) boiled in water using no fat in the process.
8.00pm - The same thing as stated above.

That being said, i am eating approximately 500 - 600 calories a day.

All of my fluids throughout the day consist of mainly water and a glass of low fat, fully skimmed milk just before i go to sleep as it is a slow digestive protein so that hopefully my metabolism is kept quite high whilst dosing off.

Didn't mean to waffle on so much, but any help or advice would be much appreciated, since i have started this diet only a couple of days ago it would also be good to know what my expected weight loss would be per week.

Thanks a lot!
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Hi, I just wanted to chime in here. I am glad that you have decided to take action for your health. You are definitely on the right track. I think the low carb diet will do wonders for you, it has for me. I am not really sure what Barn's advice will be, but here is mine. First I think you are not eating near enough to promote weight loss at a steady pace. Being 225 lbs you should be eating WAY more calories to keep your metabolism stoked. As far as the exercise goes, you do not have any stored carbs in your system to burn, so right away you will start burning fat. If you were still eating carbs, you would need to work out for at least 20 minutes for the fat to start burning. When you go low carb, there is nothing for your body to burn, but STORED fat. The beauty about the low carb diet is that you can eat more and exercise less and still enjoy a dramatic weight loss in a short period of time. Not to mention the increase energy and the awesome feeling of satiety and well being. It will spark your self esteem and make you a generally happy person. Just my two cents. I am a woman and weigh 190 lbs. (very LARGE frame and have recently lost about 15 lbs doing LC) My normal healthy weight for my size frame is around 158-162 lbs. This is what I eat in a day.

breakfast 7:00 am  2 egss and 5 egg whites, black coffee

snack 10:00 am  low carb yogurt, or string cheese wrapped in turkey breast

12:30 lunch  8 oz steak or chicken or fish large sald, sugar free iced tea


3:00 snack   handfull of almonds, or small apple


6:00 dinner   8 oz protein steamed or grilled veggies


8:00 protein shake

I eat a whole lot more than you do and still see GREAT results. I am afraid that you will halt or stall your weight loss with only 600 calories per day. You can eat WAY more than this and see better and faster results.

Good luck.


    
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Hey, thanks for the input misscloey. You see, I'm a guy I've been looking about trimming my fat down to very low and then pumping myself up to about 190 pounds of muscle rather than flab!

I have been on this diet for just over a week and had some startling results. Within the first 7 days i had lost 14 pounds! I couldn't believe it myself, my clothes seem to fit a bit better but not 14 pounds better!  Anyway, i weighed myself this morning as i was 7 pounds heavier! what's up with that. I know that the body's mass can average because of water weight etc etc, but 7 pounds!

I've also recently signed in to a gym, so i can get some cardio in for 30 - 45 minutes every morning Monday - Friday. I thought maybe this could speed along the process, because surely if i could lose 14 pounds in 1 week without regular exercise, i should expect at least the same if not better the next week.

Whilst at the gym, i thought i'd take advantage of their "free health assessment with every new membership." So i got the results, which weren't that bad really. Both my cholesterol and blood pressure are both excellent. My body fat is about 30% which, okay isn't great but hopefully in a few weeks i can get that down a little!

Thanks for all your help so far.

Any advice, am i doing everything correctly?
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I know that initailly your first week or so you will drop the most weight(probably most likely water weight) It will taper off, and as you said the body does change alot daily. Sometimes more water, sometimes less, fat moves around also. I would suggest STOP looking at the scale and judge by your clothing. If you are lifting weight you will obviously replace fat with muscle. It sounds like you are doing well. Keep on working out and following your diet and you will do fine. I am glad to hear that all is well with the cholesterol and such. That REALLY is more important than how you look physically. I am the same way, still about 35-40 lbs overweight but all is very good on the inside. I would rather have it this way than the other way. Wouldn't you?  I think it is because I have always eaten healthy and loved to exercise. Just wasn't doing enough (I suppose) to drop the weight. Once I hit 35 it sure got alot tougher. Best of Luck.
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LOW CARB DIETS ARE BAD. Ex: what would happen if someone stayed on the akins diet for 3 years? well...if there not dead, there body would supplement fats and proteins for its energy and you would start to look frail and white and give off a certain stench. eat 60% carbs 20% protein 10% fat. Do lots of cardio, and lower the amount of calories you eat by 500 once or twice within the 6 week period.
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o yeah...and eat 6 small meals a day. Never get full but never get hungry. BEST way to eat.
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Hey! I am at a weight of 125 punds. Now maybe that doesn't seem like much but to me it really is. I can't stand the way I look. I have lovehandles, fat stomach and thighs. I have been working out for a while and can't see any results. Please I am desperate. I am trying to loose weight by august 20th. I am going on a trip with my friends and would really like to look good in a bikini.

Any advice?
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LOWCARB diets are not bad.Anyone who thinks they are are not EDUCATED.Please update your knowledge and read the lasest issues of.The New england journal of medicine.Also,The latest studies from Harvard and UIC college concerning this diet.Dr Atkins did a lot for changing the way America eats.Even Nutristystem and Weight watchers have changed their plan and they have TOP scientists working for them.South beach diet guy is a TOP cardiologist.So is dr.Spears...Please get your facts straight.
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You must remember that BIG corporations are here to make profit.They dont really care what you eat.High carbs cause DIABETES remember..I am a R.D. by the way.So I did  go to school to learn all of this along with personal experience.
I have lost 120lbs on ATKINS like 5 years ago.My cholesterol went down and my body fat is 20%.I know many people that are healthy while doing Atkins.Read the book before you comment.It is not all about bacon,and fat....People on atkins eat more veggies than the average american...according to Harvard studies.
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THANKYOU!!! I totally agree, I also have lost alot of weight on low carb. Feel better than ever and am healthier. You are absolutely correct. If "they " promote low carb diets then there would be no need for all the big pharmaceutical companies to produce all these drugs for Diabetes, heart conditions, obesity,cholesterol, high BP on and on. Which are all casued by poor nutrition. ALL disease begins in the digestive tract, which in turn creates the parody of all other illnesses. High processed carbs are BAD BAD BAD for your health and your waistline. Fresh meats, vegetables and fruits are all good for you. If it has ingredients you cannot pronounce don't eat it. Low carb IS healthy, as long as you control your saturated fat intake. Too much and you are back to being unhealthy. Fat does NOT make you fat, carbs do!  
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Lose 20 lbs in 6 weeks:  barn babe, I like your plan.  Just need a little help with foods:

I really need some good examples of Low-fat protein foods. (not recipes).  Is this correct... I'm trying to find something l like to give this a try! :-)  Picky eater.  I don't like seafood, except for Shrimp.

Chicken
Turkey
Pork
Shrimp
Eggs
Seeds  (eg sunflower or pumpkin seeds)
Nuts (eg almonds, cashews, or walnuts)
Vegetables:  Tomatoes, Corn, Potatoes, Peas, Celery, Carrots, Any kinds of Beans

Also -  What about the stuff you put on these for flavor:  Butter & Salt (A big problem of mine)

Bread -- Big problem of mine / stay away from all bread.





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I'm only 14, but i would really like to lose weight. I'm not fat or even over weight but i hate seeing myself in swimmers. My main problem is that i eat so much more than i acually need. i want someone to give me advice on how to lose weight.
Summer is coming up soon and I'm going to be at beach nearly everyday wearing my swimmers and I would like to feel comfortable in them.  i dot want my parents or my friends to know that i'm trying to lose weight because they will just tell me that i don't need to, but i think I do.
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I am 5ft 3in and need to loose weight...I don't know exact. how much I weigh will not get on scale i go by my clothes ..was wearing a size 22 not I can fit a 14W..I want to get into a 12 what is my best efforts.  How much can I loose in 6 weeks...my HS reunion in Mid Jan..must look good..vanity I guess... I was the popular cheerleader and prom queen :-)
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If anybody could help.
I am only 14, but I am a bit overweight for my age, I am going on a trip in 6 weeks and really want to loose some stomach fat before I go. Stomach fat is my main problem at the moment, so I will take any advice onto how I could loose it, or even some of it before 6 weeks is up. txs
Christine
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If anybody could help.
I am only 14, but I am a bit overweight for my age, I am going on a trip in 6 weeks and really want to loose some stomach fat before I go. Stomach fat is my main problem at the moment, so I will take any advice onto how I could loose it, or even some of it before 6 weeks is up. txs
Christine
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Hello!

At your age I would suggest sports and swimming and you will lose the extra fat very easily. Avoid junk food, sodas, fast food and desserts completely.

You can also indulge in running and skipping and you will lose all the extra weight with these activities in the next 6 weeks. The weight you put on last is the first you will lose. The initial fat will go the last.

Take care!

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Would you suggest any type of diet, or is it not good for me to do diets since I am only 14? Because a lot of people I know have told me that diets aren't that good when you are under the age of 16. Is that true?
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Hello!

Dieting is a strict no for your age. Let your growth take place further till the age of 19 and for that you would need proper regular carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Cut down fried food, oils, fats, junk food and fast food.

Eat healthy and indulge in sports to lose your body fat. Talk with a dietician and note down a complete list of food items to be avoided.

Take care!
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Thanks a lot.
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Hello , I am 20 years old studying to be a nurse. I recently started my CNA class and I want to be in better shape. I am currently working as a Dispatcher and I sit for 8 hours a day. Do you know of a good eating plan so i can lose weight by my 21st bday. Its in october . If so thanks
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Hello!

After implementing a proper eating plan and regular cardio activities you can achieve your goal.

Discuss with a dietician in your hospital and plan a diet chart, after discussing what her all food items you are interested and what all you have to avoid.

You can do walking, running, jogging, skipping, cycling or swimming for half hour regularly.

Take care!
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Sorry, the above post was meant to you.

My apologies to misscloey.
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Hi, I'm 13 years old, and I am not overweight at all, but I would like to lose some weight off my thighs. I have been on swim team for a month, and I have lost 5 pounds. I weigh 106-108, and Im 5 ft 5. I eat pretty healthy foods, except in the evenings after swim team I eat a lot because I'm sooo hungry.

My family is pretty healthy, but I don't like it when they buy drumsticks (ice cream) and potato chips and other junk foods, and I can't help eating them (Only for dessert or after a healthy meal) I know it's okay to have snacks like that SOMETIMES, but I don't want to eat more of it than I should.

So back to my main problem: thighs. One time my brother poked my thigh and said "your jubbly." Not quite sure what that meant, but I assume it meant jiggly/fat. How can I lose thigh fat?
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hi i am 13 and im not happy with my weight,i want to lose weight by the time i go back to school after the summer holidays help?!
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Does it mater how old your are to do this
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5'5'', 106 lbs and on a swim team. I'd say your brother was just doing what brothers do, picking on you. Pay it no mind. If you are on a swim team, you probably lose any little bit of excess fat you have, and will probably end up putting on some muscle weight. I was on a swim team when I was younger and looking back the pictures, she will end up with muscle in your thighs. Don't fret about your weight, just eat healthy and play sports, stay active and you'll stay healthy throughout your life! Good luck with the brother!
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i will help u if r serious in weight loss........just call me 9922526942
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