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Losing weight in basic training

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Avatar n tn Hi there. Well, congrats on joining the army! That's life changing. I really don't have much to offer for fast weight loss because I have found that the methods to do that are generally not the healthiest. So, I'd focus on clean eating and cardio/strength combination. And just do a lot of it. You'll be running a lot, so I'd do some long runs.
1066531 tn?1254969334 I’ve been working out for many years now, and i want to know how I can tone my body better without losing a large portion of weight, mostly my chest and midsection? I’m 6ft 198lbs I would like to be around 195 but in much better “shape”. My diet ***** and i’m trying to work on it, but I work out at the gym 2-3 times a week lifting weights and running. I dont run a whole bunch though, would that help my problem or will that just make me lose wieght?
Avatar n tn Over the winter I started back to using my elliptical machine a few days a week, also started to do some yoga on the alternate days and a bit of weight training in the gym (I really hate weight training, it's just so bloody boring!) Got my bike out a few weeks ago and I've been doing about 15-20 km every other day. Got some good running shoes ordered so I can start running when they get here.
583580 tn?1231136383 calories in/calories out to lose weight. So maybe you need to cut the calories more. OR maybe you aren't getting enough for the amount of exercise you get, so your body is hanging onto the excess weight. I'd recommend that you figure your calorie needs and keep a food journal in which you write down everything that you eat, along with calories and nutritional value. There are several websites on which you can do this - spark people (with no spaces) is an excellent one.
Avatar f tn Its good you've set a goal and are looking to find out how to achieve it! However losing 15 pounds in a month is unrealistic and unhealthy. Did you know it takes about a year for your body to adjust to losing 10 pounds? It's important to remember weight loss is a marathon and not a sprint. In order to lose weight and keep it off, you shouldn't look at it as weight loss but a way to become healthier!
Avatar m tn I was thinking about doing some weight training 3 days a week? Is that enough or too much? This 3 day weight training routine would be in addition to my cardio 6 days a week. I will in no way shape or form compromise doing less days of cardio to do weight training (especially since what I am doing is working), so all of this will be in addition to my original cardio. My plan was to do 30 mins of cardio on days that i lift, instead of the normal 45.
Avatar f tn m 21 years old and I found that I got the most flat/toned stomach when I began weight training. (Incorporated with ab workouts after). When you build muscle your body will burn more calories at rest than it would with less muscle mass. Incorporate cardio too, about 20 minutes. I also eat a diet with a lot of whole grains, fruits veggies, and no junk food like chips or anything like that.
Avatar f tn re not exercising now. Weight training is great for losing fat and putting on muscle, but does require an additional amount of protein intake to be effective. Cardio is always good for the heart and for weight loss if its enough. But exercise is only part of the problem -- most people really don't need to exercise unless they live sedentary lives.
Avatar f tn Have you had your thyroid checked to make sure it isn't under active? I have hypothyroidism and losing weight is a real struggle for me. Best thing to do is watch portion sizes. I don't really believe in eliminating certain food groups from the diet (except junk and even that shouldn't be completely eliminated, because it makes us feel deprived). Most veggies are considered "free", so make sure you load on them.
Avatar n tn Exercise is a way of life that brings your body to good health while losing weight or mantaining weight. 1-2 lbs is a reasonable weight loss goal per week not much more. Remember 1 lbs of fat is 3500 calories so you will have to burn that much calories in order to lose just 1 lb of fat. Be patient is it happens slowly.
Avatar f tn I feel your pain. After I have my baby I have 6 momths to get in shape for Basic training. The absolute heaviest I can be is 165lbs. I miss working out!
3360193 tn?1365871889 You will need to maintain a healthy diet since you will be breastfeeding. Look into doing some light weight training once your doctor releases you. Not only will you tone up but muscle burns more calories than fat does. Be sure to stay hydrated and consume all the calories needed to supply baby. Congrats and keep us updated.
1519805 tn?1291058650 As you mature, it will be more and more difficult to lose weight. However, large amounts of weight gain--with no change in diet or activity--usually hints at a medical condition. So make sure you rule those out first. First of all, there's nothing easy or quick about losing weight. I'm so frustrated with commercials and billboards that promise fast results. A fat camp means you'll lose weight while at camp, but then what happens when you get home?
Avatar n tn With gradual consistent efforts, you should be able to lose weight as desired in a healthy way. If your weight still does not seem to budge, you may consider an evaluation by a physician to rule out hormonal/ endocrine imbalances. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar m tn The way i understand your situation is that eventually you reach a plateau effect when it comes to cardio training and losing weight. and even though you've lost 15 lbs which is great you probably lost 4-6 muscle pounds and 9-11 fat lbs. and when you lose muscle your metabolic rate slows which explains the plateau effect. to my knowledge there are two ways to counter this effect. 1. is to eat higher nutritional foods and overall eat less calories or 2. start to do light strength training.
Avatar f tn I am 42 years old, 5' 5, and 205 lbs. I wear size 12/14. 3 years ago I quit my office job after 16 years. I was about 185-190 lbs at that time. I then lost about 10-15 lbs in 1 1/2 months by eating better and drinking more water and using the treadmill (run/walk) 5 (+/-) time a week for about an hour or so (4-5 miles). Just because. I came back to my office job 1 year ago (where a lot of women who like to eat work as well). I was 175 lbs when I came back. Now I weigh 205...
Avatar n tn Barring a health condition, it sounds like you're in great shape. I also think the calories you're eating compared to your level of activity is pretty low. You might not be eating enough. For a woman, 1200 calories a day is the bare minimum in order to be healthy. For a man, it's even higher. I think your focus should be on toning up, not losing weight. Maybe add a day of strength training in place of running, which means you'd average 3 days of strength training a week.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure that's a factor given the amount of weight you intend to lose. At your age, you probably won't have that problem, but as we age, we get loose skin whether we're losing weight or not. Better to lose it now than later. I would imagine that if you incorporate resistance training in your exercise regimen you can work on that, but know that once you do resistance training and gain muscle, you have to maintain it or it will turn into loose skin. Look.
Avatar n tn For what you want to accomplish, 3-4 times a week in the gym, 30-40 min of weight training and 20-30 min of cardio (switching it up as you are doing) should be fine. You may also want to add in some pool time once a week if that's an activity you enjoy. Never go below 1200 cals a day. It is unhealthy to go below this level for long, and damaging to your body. Give it a try for 2 weeks. You might be very surprised.
Avatar n tn Its also normal to put on a little weight at this stage, If you want to look good then embrace this and keep up the sports, Focus on fitness not weight. if you do will find that weight to be the right shape and in the right places. If you try to hold on to your childhood figure you may end up looking very unhealthy despite being thin.
Avatar f tn It works but not alone you have to eat right drink lots of water and also exercise. I do it once and a while but I really don't néed to because I breastfeed and I'm losing weight like crazy I'm even skinnier then I was before I got pregnant. I just know about it bcus I did it when I was a workout addict lol.. it gave me a really nice shape!! Then I got preggo and lost it hah. But I would do it after your 6 weeks postpartum is up..
Avatar f tn Resistance training does not require weight lifting -- using your own body as the weight, which is what it sounds like you're doing, will work. Resistance bands work. It's also going to be hard to get your body to a good metabolic rate if you keep switching your diet up.
Avatar f tn You do need to be sure to mix up your exercise, though and not just do one thing. Be sure to add weight training with your cardio (running), since weight training is what builds muscle. You can do weight training using light hand weights, or if you don't have any, use your own body weight. Check out YouTube for examples.
1569575 tn?1314424059 In the past 3 weeks since my fiancé left for basic training, I've lost about 15 pounds. I'm overweight anyway, so it's not the weight loss itself that interests me. I'm not under any more (or less) stress than usual and I'm not spending all my time worrying about him - in fact, I do the same things I used to do before he left. However, I've been "forgetting" to eat. I'll wake up in the middle of the night and be so hungry that I feel like I could vomit.
Avatar f tn If you go on a diet you will risk putting the weight back on but losing weight fast is not the reason people gain weight back. That comes from lack of discipline and motivation. I lost well over 100 pounds in less than six months and have now kept the weight off for over 8 years. If you want to have a healthy nutrition plan you will need to change your habits..... Permanently.
Avatar m tn I was thinking about doing some weight training 3 days a week? Is that enough or too much? This 3 day weight training routine would be in addition to my cardio 6 days a week. I will in no way shape or form compromise doing less days of cardio to do weight training (especially since what I am doing is working), so all of this will be in addition to my original cardio. My plan was to do 30 mins of cardio on days that i lift, instead of the normal 45.
1295533 tn?1272514780 Last time I weighed 140, thats how I did that, with a really bad combination of smoking alot and drinking nothing but tea... But I would like to shed as much as this weight has possible in a healthy way. I have cut out all soda, which I never cared for anyway, and fast food, which I used to eat all the time. And plus with exercising, I don't understand why I won't lose any weight! I am getting married in August, and would like to look better in my dress and in a bikini on my honeymoon.
Avatar f tn With gradual consistent efforts, you should be able to lose weight as desired in a healthy way. If your weight still does not seem to budge, you may consider an evaluation by a physician to rule out hormonal/ endocrine imbalances. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn So the increased weight of the muscle may prevent you from seeing an actual loss of weight and in some cases can cause a slight weight gain, even though your body is smaller. An example is two women of the same height and weight--both are 5'9'' and 155 lbs. One, looks very overweight, with flabby arms and an untoned stomach, and one looks very thin and athletic. How can this be, when they both weigh the same?