Weight Loss & Dieting Community
7.65k Members
Avatar universal

How can I lose 10 more lbs?

I am 5"2 & weigh 126lbs. I workout 7 days/am. How can i lose 10 more lbs
3 Responses
Avatar universal
You don't say how old you are, what your workout entails, and what your diet is like.  You also say you'd like to lose 10 "more" pounds -- does this mean you are in the process of successfully losing weight?
Avatar universal
Im am 46 years old. I have plateaud. My workouts consist of 1 hour workouts of high intensity cardio utilizing my own body weight
You need to cut your net carbs. Cut your daily intake of net carbs (total carbs minus fiber) by 10 grams. You may have exceeded your carbs while losing weight and stumbled upon your tolerance for maintaining your new weight. Once weight loss resumes, move up in five-grams at a time.
Watch out for sources of sugar and starches. Read labels carefully, Sauces, beverages and packaged foods all could have more sugar or starches than your body can handle. If the total grams of sugar on the Nutrition Facts Panel is more than five grams, don't use it!
Drink more water daily. Even if your weight isn't going down are your clothes fitting better and how about your measurements? are they getting smaller?
The University of California recommends changing the type, duration and intensity of cardiovascular activity to break through a plateau. If you usually walk for half an hour, try pushing yourself on the elliptical for 45 minutes. To vary your strength training routine, change the mode, type and resistance level of your exercises. Instead of using dumbbells, try resistance bands. Alternatively, replace preacher curls with bicep curls and up your repetitions.
Try the following

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

I would only say, there's no evidence in actual humans that carbs are a problem.  There are theoretical studies and a lot of people selling diets with small studies, but it's not carbs that are a problem, it's the type of carbs for some people.  It's the type of protein consumed and the quantity.  Animal protein is associated with more weight gain than plant protein, other than fish.  (I don't know if they studied eating wilder food, such as deer, usually they look at commercial beef and pork).  It's how active people are all day -- sitting all day and then exercising once doesn't necessarily work very well, though it is how we live today.  But veggies and fruits and whole grains are all carbs, and none are associated with being overweight.  In fact, the so-called Mediterranean diet, which is actually a series of different diets eaten in that area, is noted for the lack of obesity and longevity of life and health but it's full of simple carbs.  There is something else going on, and it appears to be a sedentary lifestyle, which if it's a necessity needs to be compensated for which requires watching carbs, but that's only simple carbs.  Though, for example, you say you eat no sugar, that can't be true.  Food contains sugar; fruit contains a lot.  Your coffee creamer contains a lot of sugar -- dairy is high in sugar.  I would say if you truly are eating only 17% carbs, you're not eating enough of them -- you need energy to do what you need to do and keep your metabolism going.  Whole grains are a good source of long-term energy that means you don't get hungry as quickly.  Again, veggies are the most important food we eat and they're all carbs.  And there's nothing magical about interval training -- its main benefit is getting the benefits of working out in a shorter amount of time, but if you enjoy working out for a while, that benefit isn't necessary for you.  Why don't you describe your basic diet and maybe we can see something you can do better.
Avatar universal
My diet contains 0 sugar. I use sugar substitutes. No milk except for coffee creamer. 17% carbs
Have an Answer?
Top Healthy Living Answerers
649848 tn?1534637300
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
14 super-healthy foods that are worth the hype
Small changes make a big impact with these easy ways to cut hundreds of calories a day.
Forget the fountain of youth – try flossing instead! Here are 11 surprising ways to live longer.
From STD tests to mammograms, find out which screening tests you need - and when to get them.
Tips and moves to ease backaches
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.