Porschea
Just Said Yes July 2020

Losing Weight for Wedding

Porschea, on August 13, 2019 at 9:28 PM Posted in Fitness and Health 2 50
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I desperately want to loose atleast 10lbs before my wedding. But I am struggling to do do! I tried Keto for 2 weeks and lost 10lbs. I started back eating regular stuff n gained it right back. I think my issue is controlling my cravings. Any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated. 7/25/2020 is the big day.

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
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    Not for the wedding but in general I do WW and started intermittent fasting last month. It’s really helped. With WW alone I lost 35 lbs in 11 months.
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  • Porschea
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Porschea ·
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    What is WW
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  • A
    Expert January 2020
    Abby ·
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    Weight watchers
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  • A
    Expert January 2020
    Abby ·
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    I have been losing weight slowly but surely. Cutting down portion size was a huge deal and has helped me a lot, eating healthy snacks instead, cutting back on drinking, I am very conscious about what I eat, how often and how much I eat. It’s always in my mind (except for parties and big events I will give myself a cheat day). I have also been doing at home workouts and walking, which is turning into jogging/ running. You just have to keep yourself accountable. And don’t take away everything you love!! Just portion control!
    Good luck! Hope this helps😊
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  • Aleah
    Dedicated October 2019
    Aleah ·
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    Stop drinking soda, I only drink tea and water, it will make a huge difference. I am soda free for 1 year 8 months! If you can stand to do 10-60 minutes of cardio a day, do it! Mix up the times, sometimes I do ten, sometimes fifteen, thirty, sixty one time I did over an hour! The trick is consistency: I also did keto for 2 weeks and lost 11 pounds, gained it right back too. Keto is not a temporary diet, keto is a lifestyle, if you can’t commit to it, don’t do it. (I couldn’t either, I don’t have the budget for all healthy foods and delicious nutritional recipes). Small changes over time lead to big accomplishments, trust me!

    Here are are some small tips:
    take the stairs
    drink only water for as long as you can or hot tea w/o sugar, coffee w/o sugar. No juice
    cardio, walk, jog, run.
    swimming, hiking something you enjoy that benefits you, do it
    cut down on bread, not completely.
    Lemon water
    grapefruit
    staying “regular”
    water water water. Trust me it’s important.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Porschea
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Porschea ·
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    Thank you!
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  • A
    Expert January 2020
    Abby ·
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    This 100%!! I only drink soda every so often and it’s helped so much!!!
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  • Izzy
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    Izzy ·
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    Intermittent fasting is the way to go! At least for me. I have been doing it now for over 3 years and as a past crash dieter (it was rlly bad) I can tell you I’ve never felt healthier. It’s a great way to sustain the pounds lost and not regain them! I usually stop eating at 6 PM and will not eat the next day until 10 or 11 AM. For women, 14 hours is a safe fast! Hope that helps! I’ve given this advice all my friends who have struggled with weight loss and they all love it
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  • Porschea
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Porschea ·
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    Omg yes!!! Eating healthy can defenitely be pricey...I also was meal prepping for a little bit but I be so tired from my kids I be like whatever! I'll just grab something quick at work. Thank you for the tips I'll try to start with small changes.
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  • Porschea
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Porschea ·
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    When I was doing Keto I only ate between 12 and 6..what kind of foods are you eating
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  • Izzy
    Devoted April 2021
    Izzy ·
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    So if you’re intermittent fasting, you should not be eating keto... that will put you into a caloric deficit, which is like crash dieting and then you may gain back the weight (in my personal experience). I was eating whatever felt right to me, no strict guidelines, lots of chicken stir fry, veggies, lean meats and fruits! Listening to your body is the best advice I have Smiley smile
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  • Taylor
    Savvy September 2021
    Taylor ·
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    Doing any “major change” diet short term won’t be effective long term, you’re likely to gain back. Instead of cutting out entire food groups, just focus on calorie intake! I use the MyFitnessPal app to track all of my food. Try meal prepping some snacks or meals ahead of time so you’re more likely to go for something healthy than something unhealthy.
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  • W
    Devoted September 2020
    Willow ·
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    Log your food. You're most likely eating more than you realize. MyFitnessPal has an app for your phone
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    To my understanding, the Keto diet puts your body in a constant state of ketosis (fat is broken down to produce energy because the body isn't getting enough glucose/carbs). So the minute you end that diet, your body will return to it's normal state and stop using fat to produce energy & probably try to restore those burned fat deposits. I would just focus on starting to eat healthy rather than a diet like Keto, and working out. For me, it helped to cut things like soda, coffee creamer, and desserts, and snacking in general. I bought healthier desserts or snacks and had them a lot less frequently. I did workouts at home and walked every weekend, and lost 15 lbs in 6 months.

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    Since Keto worked for you, I think your problem is you stopped after 2 weeks. If you can stick it out for a few more weeks those cravings completely go away. You don’t crave soda, cookies, bread or pasta. It’s not even appealing. The first few weeks are rough because you’re denying your body those delicious snacky things. I know I craved milkshakes SO badly my first few weeks. The food cravings were so intense.
    Big leafy salads with yummy steak and blue cheese crumbles ended up being my go-to meal, and a LOT of water.
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  • Tara
    Dedicated September 2019
    Tara ·
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    I’ve always been on weight watchers to lose weight and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve lost 13 pounds since May. You can do it online or sign up for meetings. Cut out alcohol, drink lots of water and exercise daily.
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    Devoted November 2019
    Heather ·
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    Ideal protein
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  • Kelly
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    Kelly ·
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    You can't stop after two weeks, whatever you decide to do you need to keep doing until next year. I'd suggest a less extreme diet like weight watchers that allows different kinds of foods so you can still eat stuff you crave.
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  • Sara
    Devoted February 2020
    Sara ·
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    Losing ten pounds on keto for two weeks is just water weight. Once you start eating regularly, it will all come back. If you only have ten pounds you want to get off you could do keto two weeks before your wedding. However, I recommend finding what works for you and sticking to it. Which I know is way easier said than done as I'm currently trying to lose as well.

    Calculate your tdee (total daily energy expenditure) by googling my fitness frog tdee calculator. Put in your information. Then try eating at a 15-20% deficit. Add a little walking or whatever exercise you might like. If youre eating less than youre burning you should lose weight..barring any medical conditions that may hinder your progress.
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  • Daisy
    Savvy September 2019
    Daisy ·
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    You have plenty of time to start another diet like Keto. You honestly weren’t on the diet long enough for your body to lose much beyond water weight (it’s easy to lose 10+ lbs of water weight in the first two weeks). You need to stick to keto for at least 3-4 weeks for your body to adjust to being in a ketogenic state, fight through the “keto flu” and after a month you’ll start seeing the change in body fat, not just superficial pounds that come right back. Once you lose your desired amount of fat, you can transition to a nutrition plan that’s more sustainable, although it’s always best to stay away from a starchy, carb-heavy diet. Things like bread and pasta are harder for the body to break down — it takes more energy, impacts what your body stores, and slows your metabolism. Looks at different diets and cookbooks (Paleo, Mediterranean, etc.) and pick one that has meals you’d actually want to prepare and eat. You’ll have more success in the long run and it will be easier to maintain over crash diets.
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