Losing weight by toning

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Avatar f tn Healthy eating and moderate exercise are the best way to lose/keep weight off. You can't "spot lose", such as the belly, but you can tone the muscles, so it won't look as large. You might try yoga; it's excellent for toning muscles.
Avatar f tn Not if you do chest toning exercises while losing weight. You don't want to lose weight without toning up your body as you go, anyways. Doing so would only cause you to have saggy skin and stretch marks all over your body. Make sure you are toning up! Also, spend the extra money to make sure A. you have a really good supportive everyday bra and B. you have a good, supportive exercise bra. As far as exercise goes, I recommend weight training every other day and cardio on the off days.
Avatar n tn I second that, 100 lbs is an amazing accomplishment! I also agree 131 is a good, healthy weight. Loosing more wouldn't necessarily be harmful, 120 will put you into 20 BMI which is still considered a healthy number. However, I suggest you focus more on muscle toning over weight loss. It's more important for you to be healthy than to be light. This toning will also help with the flabbiness, although it still takes time to get rid of it all.
4772047 tn?1359235949 Running and cycling can be done. You can also try yoga. Yoga will help in losing weight and toning thigh muscles. I sincerely hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar n tn It's a great addition. Yoga tends to be more mussel building and toning your body, when working out to loose weight you need a good combination of cardio and body toning. I love doing Yoga and it's very helpful to me, but if I didn't walk/run on a treadmill I wouldn't have lost any weight.
Avatar n tn Most experts recommend 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise three or four days a week, along with two or three days of weight-bearing, resistance exercise (such as weight lifting). This is sufficient to achieve satisfying results. You can exercise daily or on alternate days, depending on the availability of time. Walking is one of the simplest aerobic exercises. You can vary the intensity to match your fitness level.
Avatar f tn You're apparently not too used to working out, so you have to start slowly and build up as you get stronger. Anything that gets/keeps you moving is doing something for you. While cardio is good for you, you also need to do some strength training. You can do that in the form of squats, lunges, or using light weights. You can check out YouTube for various weigh bearing exercises. When you do strength training, you build muscle, and muscle burns fat.
Avatar n tn You are exercising, losing fat, and gaining lean muscle; then you will not show weight lose because muscle weights more than fat. As we exercise we build lean body muscle mass which weight more than fat so the scale reflects no weight loss when in fact the body is trimming down fat. Measure your waist and hips as a guide for trimming down. The tape measure will measure loss of inches and your clothes will start to feel looser. As long as the body is toning up, there is weight loss.
Avatar f tn Liquid diet is not a good practice for weight loss. This is because, if the liquids are not supplying things like protein, then your body starves for calorie food. As a result, your body goes into survivor mode and metabolism slows down to preserve energy.
Avatar f tn Healthy eating plan combined with exercises that help you lose overall weight while toning your arm muscles can effectively help you get the sleek, sculpted arms you desire. Get rid of the fat: Step 1:Count your calories to keep track of how much you're eating. Step 2:Create a caloriec deficit by cutting 250 to 500 calories from your daily intake. Step 3:Add about 60 minutes of exercise into each day.
Avatar n tn I have bought a rowing machine as i have heard its the best machine for losing weight & toning becasue you are using all your body. What is the most efficient way to use a rowing machine?
Avatar n tn t underlying medical problems that might cause weight gain or prevent you from losing weight (hypothyroid, etc). By all means get his/her blessing before embarking on this journey. Once you've got your doctor's blessing, start a healthy eating program (right kinds of foods with the right portions). There are various websites where you can get info regarding calories and/or portion sizes and of course, everyone here is willing to help out with advice and encouragement.
Avatar n tn For your height and age suggest eating 1600-1800 calories per day 5-6 times a day. By eating frequently (within the calories per day), you will lose weight. Recommend a Heart Healthy diet to eat which is a moderate fat diet. Moderate fat diet means = use polyunsaturated (omega 3, corn oil, nuts, etc) fats and monounsaturated (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, etc) fats, no saturated fats (high fat snack foods, butter, fat spreads) and no trans fats.
Avatar f tn Hi, I m 45 years old been skinny all my life. Been going to the gym the past 6 years, 3 times a week and do weights and cardio. Since I started perimemopause at the age of 40 I have been putting on abdominal body fat, hip and lower back fat with no weight gain. I only weight 123 lbs and am 5' 4", I have never been on a diet. Don t really want to go on a diet because I am skinny and will look unhealty. But what do I do with the abdominal fat.
2082101 tn?1419965061 What parts of your body are you soft. Losing weight is a great start, I am proud of you. What type of exercise do you do and what weight machines or free weights are you using and how much weight have you been progressing from and too over the course of your weight loss?
Brachiosaurus I need your tips and techniques for coping with a plateau. I was steadily losing 2.8 lbs/week for the last month but now my losing has come to a standstill. I am frustrated and disheartened but don't want to give up. What things have you tried to get the scale unstuck? Many thanks!
Avatar f tn Hi girls. I'm 8 days post-partum I was wondering if losing 20 pounds after delivery is normal, I am a naturally petite girl but I just think it's drastic lol I mean I shouldn't complain and I'm not but just wondering if I'm the only one.
649848 tn?1534633700 I've actually done really good this week, I am down 1.6lbs. I am actually kind of shocked because we went to town and I got mozzarella sticks and a small Oreo shake, I guess all the walking around town kinda helped me there. I do however have a problem with letting myself get too hungry between meals and when I get too hungry is when I tend to cave when I have the option to get fast food or just bad foods in general.
Avatar f tn After DS5 was born I began walking...an hour a day monday through friday plus occasionally taking the kids to a park or something on the weekend. I started this in late january/early february and by June I had lost 40 lbs and felt GREAT. Unfortunately once we moved I got lazy and gained it all back...but it worked. I combined that with watching what I ate. I started keeping a food log in the beginning...
Avatar n tn Detox teas do not help with weight loss. The ones for weight loss only work short term because they contain laxatives, which isn't a healthy way to lose weight. Real detox teas are for detoxing, not losing weight.
Avatar f tn There may be exercises you can do to tone the muscles in your face. Sometimes toning is what it takes, rather than actually losing weight in one spot. As was noted above, you can't spot reduce. I'd suggest that you do a search for "facial exercises" or something like that and see what you come up with. I'm sure there a plenty that you can either download or watch/do while online. Once you learn the exercises, you can pretty much do them any place.