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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    I know that you know pretty much **** all.
    I concur
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    (Original post by GA001)
    I just need some advice on how to lose my love handles and make my inner thighs thinner as they really bother me. For love handles if I just do normal exercise such as cardio will they go away or do I have to tone them in some way if that makes sense?
    Well for your thighs I'd recommend targeting that area with squats; there are many different types of squats and none really target the inner thigh, but toning up the entire thigh will have the aesthetic affect you're after. Look up squats on the internet to learn the best technique; start of with bodyweight squats (no weights) and then if you have access to weights you could use them. With the bodyweight squats try 2 sets of 50 each night before bed. Combine this with a good and painful cardio programme and you should start to see effects quickly. BUT you need to control your diet, and for weight loss I would recommend high protein moderate to high fat (seems counterintuitive but it works) and low carbohydrate. Good luck!
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    I'm also a vegetarian, what sort of diet should I follow as I don't eat meat or fish?
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    (Original post by GA001)
    I'm also a vegetarian, what sort of diet should I follow as I don't eat meat or fish?
    quinoa, lentils, chick peas, legumes, beans, nuts, fruit, vegetables, milk, cheese, greek yogurt, quorn foods, seeds. Fish oil supplements would help too.
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    I know that you know pretty much **** all.
    Why don't you share with the rest of the world what you know about the topic? I reckon is a big fat zero but prove me wrong.
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    I concur
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    (Original post by Maker)
    Why don't you share with the rest of the world what you know about the topic? I reckon is a big fat zero but prove me wrong.
    What do you want to know?
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    (Original post by Classical Liberal)
    What do you want to know?
    Are you clueless?

    Is your little friend clueless?
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    (Original post by Maker)
    Are you clueless?

    Is your little friend clueless?
    No and No.
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    Hi so started with my weight loss today. I did 50 mins on the treadmill (3miles), however it only said I burnt 100 calories, which is odd. My legs absolutely kill, is that a good thing?

    My aim in life is to have legs like these : . So the whole leg is one shape, at the moment my thighs stick out the lower half of my legs is skinny and wearing shorts my legs look odd lol.

    One more question, what is a 'healthy' breakfast? Ideally what should I be eating> Normally I just have cheese on toast but that isn't too great when trying to lose weight.

    Thanks for all your help, appreciate it.
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    (Original post by GA001)
    Hi so started with my weight loss today. I did 50 mins on the treadmill (3miles), however it only said I burnt 100 calories, which is odd. My legs absolutely kill, is that a good thing?

    Thanks for all your help, appreciate it.
    If you don't do much excercise, your body is going to need to adapt and your legs will probably hurt. So long as it's not joint pain, in general you're ok. 100 kcal might be a little low but in general, excercise doesn't burn that many calories unless you're doing massive amounts of cardio.

    If you want to look as thin as possible, you have a LOT of cardio and dieting ahead of you.
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    Yep that's right. A half hour running is the equivalent to burning a cookie lol That's why you either sort your nutrition out so you're eating less than expending or do more exercise, or ideally do both with resistance training mixed in (more muscle = more fat burning capacity, not to mention the calories burnt whilst lifting).

    I'd like to know if these treadmills and cross-trainers actually deduct the base calory rate (the amount you'd burn doing nothing). I'm pretty sure I've seen machines that don't do that, so if you subtract your base the calories burned is often pitiful.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    Yep that's right. A half hour running is the equivalent to burning a cookie lol That's why you either sort your nutrition out so you're eating less than expending or do more exercise, or ideally do both with resistance training mixed in (more muscle = more fat burning capacity, not to mention the calories burnt whilst lifting).

    I'd like to know if these treadmills and cross-trainers actually deduct the base calory rate (the amount you'd burn doing nothing). I'm pretty sure I've seen machines that don't do that, so if you subtract your base the calories burned is often pitiful.
    Oh wow- so how do people lose weight whilst using a treadmill if the calorie loss is pitiful. Do I need to be on the treadmill for a lot longer? Should I start to some biking? I remember using the exercise bike and it said that I had lost around 600 calories in an 1hr 30? Or are counting calorie loss irrelevant as there are other benefits to using a treadmill regardless of calorie loss?

    Sorry about all these questions, I'm just really determined to sort my body out.
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    (Original post by GA001)
    Oh wow- so how do people lose weight whilst using a treadmill if the calorie loss is pitiful. Do I need to be on the treadmill for a lot longer? Should I start to some biking? I remember using the exercise bike and it said that I had lost around 600 calories in an 1hr 30? Or are counting calorie loss irrelevant as there are other benefits to using a treadmill regardless of calorie loss?

    Sorry about all these questions, I'm just really determined to sort my body out.
    It's slow and painful losing calories on a treadmill. If you're doing it primarily in the fat burning zone (so around 65% heart rate) then you're gonna be on there a long time on a regular basis-- I remember doing an 8km low resistance running session once and my god, I can't handle such a mind numbing experience 2-3 times a week. It's boring as hell.
    You are far better off running outside. It will be more challenging yet easier at the same time with the wonderful scenery, kebab shops and ghettos we have nowadays. There is no excuse.

    First and foremost, you NEED to sort your diet out. Read the stickies. Diet will have the most profound effect on body fat. Not eating those cookies in the first place will literally save you days of cardio.

    Once that is done and you want to budge some of that existing fat, start doing some cardio -- the type that has you working hard, huffing and puffing. This could be interval sprints, HIIT, or numerous sports (swimming, cycling, football, boxing). Throw in some resistance training too so you maintain and hopefully grow your muscles at the same time (eg calisthenics, body weight exercises, weight lifting at your local gym etc). You don't want to lose muscle but that's what happens when you lose weight. Muscle is precious and it gives you a higher fat burning capacity.

    That's the short of it.

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