Trying to lose 50 pounds

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Apr 27, 2013 6:48pm
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Trying to lose 50 pounds. Need workout ideas and diet ideas. Anyone have any advice?

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Apr 27, 2013 7:40pm
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3 Posts
Apr 30, 2013 3:10pm
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I need to loose bout 30 need ideas also..
60 Posts
Apr 30, 2013 3:42pm
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Me too!! Trying loose 40 any tips
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Apr 30, 2013 10:52pm
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Cut out carbs, especially after two p.m. Replace sweets with healthy snacks like fruit and nuts. What helped me was going vegetarian. You need to be careful and watch your iron and protein intake (I used iron supplements) but it definitely produces a change.

Cardio is your best bet for burning excess calories and fat and you can do it pretty much daily. Yoga is also good for tone and flexibility. If you can take a bikram yoga class, all the better.

Make sure to vary your workouts to prevent your body from getting too comfortable with your routine.

Most importantly, start slow with your workouts. You won't see results overnight, so don't get frustrated and push yourself too far. Give your muscles time to recover.

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May 1, 2013 12:11am
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Please please please DO NOT cut out carbs you are only setting yourself up for defeat.

Please learn the basic food groups of nutrition. As much as the media has portrayed carbs and fats as bad guys, what they didn't tell you is the TYPE of carbs and fats to cut out.

If you want to loose weight, there's no easy way about it - it's hard work; so hard that it will break you. Are you prepared MENTALLY?

Second, yes food is important so you should change your food:
Have carbs but low glycemic carbs and have only 1-2 cups. Why? Because without carbs, you have no energy - whoever said having protein will help you clearly doesn't understand how the body works at a cellular level.

Introduce lots of greens - why? Because minerals and vitamins are essential for your body's metabolism, immune system, and nervous system.

Protein - because it's needed for muscle repair (no news here). 

Please don't think that this is a one size fits all approach - there are a whole factor of things to take into effect- your body type, heredity, your life style, sleep cycles, stress levels, etc. all of the aforementioned and a few unmentioned contribute to weight loss/gain.

I recommend a basic knowledge of how the body works and the various food groups and why they are essential for the body.

Example, potassium is the "hearts" food - best source: banana, coconut water.

Magnesium, Zinc, iron, etc.