DavidS Weightloss Problem

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    So, I just put a brand new lithium ion battery in my scale. Goddamnit. 6'2 and 300 lbs. I've got to do something about this. Something drastic. Any ideas? :tomato:
     
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    DavidS, you need to cut back on all those matzas! Only brisket and tsimmes this Passover -- no carbs.
     
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    Just don't eat as much. Sounds like a lame suggestion, but unless you have absolutely horrible metabolism, it works fine. Do that and exercise a lot... it hurts, and you'll hate it, and it'll take forever, but it's worth it.
     
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    I don't eat any of that garbage.
     
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    You need to get involved in some sort of workout to boost your metabolism. Go to bed early, so you don't stay up eating Yankee Doodles and Ho Ho's . Right away, swim season is coming...
     
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    Work out what? It's raining outside.
     
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    Then get thee to a gym. And so what if it's raining? You're a man, tough it out!
     
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    Get on the Biggest Loser. They lose a hundred lbs. in like 4 months.

    :razz:
     
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    So? You going to melt?

    Simple math: To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you take in. A simple but VERY effective adjustment is to limit your intake of fat and sugars, including sodas. Drink water.

    Limit or do away with processed, junk and/or fast foods. If you're a beef guy, limit your intake of red meat to once or twice a week. Replace it with chicken or fish.

    Don't fry your food. Broil or grill your meat.

    To lose weight, you should be getting all your energy from complex carbohydrates -- stuff like oatmeal, potatoes, rice. You should take in just enough protein to maintain your muscular strength. Limit your intake of fats and sugars as much as possible.

    Don't do anything drastic. For one, it is temporary and the rebound effect usually leaves you in worse condition than when you started. Starvation diets don't really work anyway. You will lose weight, yes, but you lose as much muscle as you do fat. Once your body decides it's not being fed, it will protect the fat and burn your muscles up instead.

    Don't make excuses. "It's raining" is an excuse. You can run in the rain. You can buy a jump rope and move the furniture long enough to work out. Running and swimming are the two most effective ways to lose weight and get into good cardiovascular shape, IMO.

    Whatever you do, it starts with getting off your ass and taking action. Plan on taking the long road and set intermediate goals you can achieve. Don't start out trying to immediately reach your ultimate goal or you will become discouraged and most likely quit.

    I'm not the only gym rat on this forum. Ask questions. If you are seriously looking for help and wish to discuss the issue in a serious manner, I can keep the peanut gallery out of it.
     
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    drop and give me 20

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    gortex is your friend or go the gym, they have this cool new thing called roofs, yeah, you should try it, usually keeps out the rain. i've had some of my best hikes/runs in the rain...feels exhilarating and refreshing, the cool clean feeling of rain...try it. :cool:
     
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