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A little bit about me:

I'm 27 year old female
currently weighing 142lb 5ft4in tall
mother of 2
when I was 23 years old I developed anxiety disorder which caused me to comfort eat ontop of the baby fat i was already carrying.
i have always been 120lb in weight up until i developed anxiety over the years i have packed on the pounds and i became lazy unfit and out of shape.

before i started my weight loss plan....
i have never eaten breakfast since i was still in my teen years
i skip lunch 90% of the time
and my one and only main meal is around 6pm and its usually huge at least a 2 person portion
i rarely ever snack
i drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day

recently i have started to exercise i go on my exercise bike and do 10km a day
and a fitness dvd 2-3 times per week
i have also been trying really hard to drink as much water as possible
i have recently started to eat a healthy breakfast too.

I'm looking to loose weight approx. 20lbs over a course of months  but there is one huge problem I absolutely HATE vegetables they are disgusting and I refuse to eat them  what can I do to loose weight that does not require me eating veg? i am already becoming a lot more active than ive ever been and drinking as much water as possible
but i am major squeamish with veg please help.
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The Peak 8 routine it will quickly raise your heart rate 8 times for very short bursts, with a cooling down period in between. Ideally you’ll be sprinting or cycling full throttle for 30 seconds with a 90 second cool down in between each outburst.
This is the fastest way to lose fat and build muscle in the body. Peak 8 actually stimulates the growth hormone in the body. I encourage you to visit Dr Mercola’s site to learn more about Peak 8 fitness because I personally feel that it is one of the best ways to exercise, especially considering the speed at which you can lose fat and build muscle.
I highly recommend you read this article and watch the videos on the page. It will give you all the information you need to know about Peak 8 – Flood Your Body With This “Youth Hormone” In Just 20 Minutes.
What you eat after Peak 8 training does matter It’s recommended that you do not eat sugar or carbohydrate for 2 hours after the Peak 8 exercise because these foods can impact the release of the growth hormone in the body. The links are
Figure your heart rate by this formula
The Karvonen Formula is a mathematical formula that helps you determine your target heart rate zone. The formula involves using your maximum heart rate (MHR) minus your age to come up with a target heart rate range (which is a percentage of your MHR). Staying within this range will help you work most effectively during your cardio workouts. First thing in the morning before you get out of bed have a clock with a second hand and check your resting heart rate then figure your rate by the Karvonen Formula
The following link will help you figure your heart rate by the Karvonen Formula.
You burn 30 percent more fat from doing cardio after a weights session as opposed to cardio on its own


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Eating vegetables isn't necessary to lose weight, but it is necessary for health.  They should be the majority of your diet as they are the main source for the protective antioxidants that prevent chronic illness and heart disease.  Now, when you say you hate vegetables, there are an awful lot of them.  There are also fruits that some people think are vegetables and eat as vegetables, such as squash.  Squash is high in carotenoids and very sweet -- there have got to be some squash you can find a good recipe for.  Most of us grow up not liking vegetables in the US because most of us grow up eating tasteless versions of them.  If you can afford to buy organically grown vegetables, they are a whole lot sweeter than the other versions that have become the norm over the last 100 years.  Generally, organic farmers have to go back to using older seeds to avoid the pesticides and herbicides modern veggies have been bred to be raised while soaking in, but the older versions weren't only bred for growing, they were also bred for flavor.  So they tend to taste better.  When I was young I hated beets with tops, for example, because they were bitter, but beets are naturally very sweet and full of natural sugar.  With all the vegetables around today given the global marketplace, at least until Trump closes it down, again, there have got to be organic vegetables you can find that you can cook in a way that makes them tasty for you.  I speak as someone who has changed a whole lot and have become a lover of collards, kale (especially red kale, a sweeter version), things I would never have eaten if I hadn't discovered organic food and changed my palate.  I encourage you to experiment.  But again, you don't have to eat them to lose weight -- a high protein diet can be effective short-term in losing weight, though long-term it hasn't proven out as yet, but eating too heavily on the protein side isn't good for you long-term.  So do try and learn to love the veggie!  And don't ignore complex carbs, such as brown rice.  Whole grains give you the energy to do those harder workouts.  I think, though, that just eating the same way and increasing exercise should lead to some weight loss, and you are very realistic, as you intend to take months to do this.  
By the way, do you like spicy food?  Fermented vegetables are not only very tasty and tangy, but they are very good for you if you avoid the ones that add sugar.  Kim Chi, a Korean version of fermented cabbage and other veggies, is very spicy and tastes great.  Experiment!
Another thing to try -- seaweed is like super vegetables, and there is a snack made of spicy nori.  Again, what you taste is a spicy food, not what you expect from vegetables.  And if all else fails, you can take veggies in pill form.
3232858 tn?1437130677
i forgot to mention I also have a under active thyroid and take 50mg of thyroxin a day
p.s thanks guys for your help I will check the peak 8 exercise out and I will try my hardest to make my veg taste better . thanks again xxx
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