What should I do, given my resources, to lose 30 pounds in 5 months?

sarbro112 Asked: What should I do, given my resources, to lose 30 pounds in 5 months?

Hi! I'm 19 years old and weigh 163 pounds. I would really like to be 133 in time for bathing suit season. I don't have any serious exercise equipment at my disposal and cannot afford a gym membership. I have a bike, Pilates videos, and 5 and 8lb weights. What kind of daily routine could I create to achieve this goal?

I just had a nutritionist make a diet for me so I'm all aware of the food aspects and that you have to burn more calories than you take in. I just don't know how to estimate how many calories I'm burning.

Someone please help make me a regimen!


EddySays Answered:
80% of weight loss is diet.
You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
Next, take an age appropriate basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients.
Last, you have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the natural toxins.
You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.
Good luck and good health.

I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym and have kept it off for two years now.

A Answered:
There is this 3o day diet to eat fruits the first week is the hardest so you can eat as much fruits as you want because fruits help your metabolism speed faster. & also a 3 day diet you lose ten punds with

Yulissa Answered:
You don't need gym equipment to lose weight. It can make it easier to stick to it since you don't have the excuse that it isn't raining or too cold or too dark or whatever.

Generally 1 pound of fat = 3500 calories. You can do some basic research and get put together a routine for you. If you want exercise videos I am sure you can find some DVDs at your library to get you started.

If you run every day for an hour you probably burn 500-800 calories, depending on speed. You can look up how much biking, rope skipping etc takes up and make a plan. There are countless websites helping you with it, no need to go through all the options here.

You could also look at the 100 pushups and 200 situps website and use them for part of your routine.

Ideally you don't do every day the same. You can also check out local recreation centers – some have really cheap classes or sometimes even free ones.

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