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      (Original post by cowsforsale)
      You need to up your protein intake. This will keep you fuller for longer and they contain as much energy as carbs. Obviously you have to watch your calorie intake everyday but don't get too anal about it.

      You should start doing weight training too (preferably at the gym) and maybe do the odd session of cardio.

      Persistance is key. You have giving yourself a good date to reach, just set regular targets.

      How much are you looking to lose? Are you male or female?
      I don't think everyone wants to slave away at the gym. Normal exercise is fine usually.

      As good as weight training is for losing weight (I miss it) if OP also has exams coming up I doubt they can afford the gym/have that much time for it.
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      (Original post by cowsforsale)
      You need to up your protein intake. This will keep you fuller for longer and they contain as much energy as carbs. Obviously you have to watch your calorie intake everyday but don't get too anal about it.

      You should start doing weight training too (preferably at the gym) and maybe do the odd session of cardio.

      Persistance is key. You have giving yourself a good date to reach, just set regular targets.

      How much are you looking to lose? Are you male or female?
      female.
      2 stones by june.
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      (Original post by Loz17)
      Lets see you do better then....
      This information was given to me via a personal trainer.
      cool story bro

      OP needs to lift weights first and foremost before cardio, and eat a high protein low carb diet, under maintenance calories, and after a few months of this there should be a huge change. just doing cardio and not eating much means you burn muscle and fat, and end up looking like a twig

      should only eat carbs in the morning and pre workout, otherwise just lean meats vegetables etc
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      (Original post by Loz17)
      I don't think everyone wants to slave away at the gym. Normal exercise is fine usually.

      As good as weight training is for losing weight (I miss it) if OP also has exams coming up I doubt they can afford the gym/have that much time for it.
      I'm sure anyone can find at least 3-4 hours from their study routines(whether that'd be waking up earlier or being more efficient or cutting time from some other activity) to do some exercise at the gym a week. The gym is also liberating between study sessions I find and helps to keep you sane. : /
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        (Original post by bertstare)
        cool story bro

        OP needs to lift weights first and foremost before cardio, and eat a high protein low carb diet, under maintenance calories, and after a few months of this there should be a huge change. just doing cardio and not eating much means you burn muscle and fat, and end up looking like a twig
        Wasn't the purpose if my post whatsoever. I'm sure no-one does want to look like a twig. I meant it to be something easy OP can start off with, not a long term solution as the only exercise she should do.
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          (Original post by cowsforsale)
          I'm sure anyone can find at least 3-4 hours from their study routines(whether that'd be waking up earlier or being more efficient or cutting time from some other activity) to do some exercise at the gym a week. The gym is also liberating between study sessions I find and helps to keep you sane. : /
          That be true.
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          (Original post by bertstare)
          stfu

          OP you need to go to a gym and lift weights, full body routine 3x a week. then eat a calorie deficit... IE eat less calories than your body burns. high protein, low carb. lifting weights + eating high protein maintains muscle mass so that you only burn fat. you dont want to be losing both muscle and fat
          What is your opinion of working out seven days a week?
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          (Original post by Loz17)
          Wasn't the purpose if my post whatsoever. I'm sure no-one does want to look like a twig. I meant it to be something easy OP can start off with, not a long term solution as the only exercise she should do.
          there are plenty of begginer weight training programs which arent too taxing. only doing cardio is a total waste of time, im just trying to emphasise that


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          What is your opinion of working out seven days a week?
          pointless, better to do 3x a week heavy full body routine, for a beginner, and a 5 day muscle group split for someone whos been lifting a while
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            (Original post by bertstare)
            there are plenty of begginer weight training programs which arent too taxing. only doing cardio is a total waste of time, im just trying to emphasise that
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            Get some vegetables in your diet. Drink lots of water, it will reduce the urge to drink bad drinks and it will make you fuller. Plus if you're like me going to Uni just makes you lose wait anyway, but thats prob cuz of a reduce in food and more activity.
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            (Original post by bertstare)
            pointless, better to do 3x a week heavy full body routine, for a beginner, and a 5 day muscle group split for someone whos been lifting a while
            Nice.
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            (Original post by helpneeded-a)
            I'm a bit chubby I guess..Not too much, but I don't like how i look. Also, as i want to go clubbing in uni, and i dont think people wear jeans in clubs ..I want to look nice in a dress! atm, I'd have my stomach sticking out if i wore one, and chubby thighs which i don't like I want to lose 2 stones before I go university..:/

            This si what i ate so far, this week, its not very good, but i would usually just eat snacks and alot of unhealthy food.
            monday :Porridge, chips, banana, oranges, apple, dinner
            Tuesday 7th December:
            Porridge, oranges, stir fry, banana, coffee, baked patato x 2 and beans with cheese, coke, bread
            Wednesday:
            Banana, chicken wings, rice and dal, bagel, coffee, oranges, sandwich
            Thursday: porridge, rice and lentils (im indian ), pasta and garlic bread.
            Friday: porridge, chocolate bar, bacon bun, popcorn and slush (went cinema), then chickpeas… o.o some bread.

            today: I woke up at 4.... so, a banana and porridge

            I exercise aout 10-30 minutes weekdays and 10- 15 on weekends..
            I can't choose what i eat for dinner because my mum makes it. However, i have control over what i eat for breakfast and lunch.

            I just want to lose weight, by june for my birthday.
            I've started to eat fruit everytime i feel hungry, e.g. for snacks..
            I drink more water too, but not enough, so that is something i will have to work on.

            This week, i really havn't 'pigged out' as i usually would've done, ut i fear that i won't lose anything out of this...

            Anything else i can do? teh chips and chicken wings - i say are an exception as i was very hungry and there are only fast food shops near school! lol next time, i'll just choose fruit


            What else can i do to lose weight, can people please share their experiences..

            I don't have any time to go gym, due to exams, but have time to go for walks. i iam to eat 6 meals a day, my doctor said that would help me lose weight, i eat the 3 regular ,meals and then i have fruit or water when i feel peckish.


            I hate how i look everytime i go to a changing room and look in the mirror, i feel sick everytime i know i'm putting calories on by eating junk food. I don't feel that i will be eating alot and stuffing my face as i used to, because i'm scared i'd be the only chubby one there at uni.
            You dont have to go to the gym to do stuff, just go for a 20 - 30 min run everyday and youll soon lose it. Start slow and build up

            And obviously you're gonna choose Kent as firm? :P
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              (Original post by Bgreen91)
              You dont have to go to the gym to do stuff, just go for a 20 - 30 min run everyday and youll soon lose it. Start slow and build up

              And obviously you're gonna choose Kent as firm? :P
              She can have a run around Parkwood when she gets here then
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              (Original post by Bgreen91)
              You dont have to go to the gym to do stuff, just go for a 20 - 30 min run everyday and youll soon lose it. Start slow and build up

              And obviously you're gonna choose Kent as firm? :P
              lol yessssssssss! when i get my march results back and they are good enough for kent i will! but i need to startdoing my work for that


              lol, kent has a good gym right? i havn't seen the sports hall stuff
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                (Original post by helpneeded-a)
                lol yessssssssss! when i get my march results back and they are good enough for kent i will! but i need to startdoing my work for that


                lol, kent has a good gym right? i havn't seen the sports hall stuff
                Get yo' ass on that revision thread :wink2:

                Yea the Kent gym looks good. I've been inside but I don't have a membership so I haven;t seen the actual gym facilities. I know they do have a massive range of equipment, and run fitness classes like circuits and yoga fitness etc. Also have many sports societies you can join (will see these at freshers fayre). They also have another sports centre called The Pavillion where they have even more sports facilities.

                With the circuits, they sometimes have an ex-marine running it and he works you very hard I've heard

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                You could try walking more, instead of getting the bus/a lift walk - I lost quite a bit of weight, but finding the last stone hard, and I find walking more helps but overall I do think going to the gym 3/4 times a week will deffo help you shed the pounds
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                Well really, just exercise more and eat less

                Make sure that your exercise is actually strenuous, and that it actually feels like its doing something! Try jogging - it takes a few weeks to get into it, but I really couldn't cope without it now! I also find that listening to audio books while jogging stops me getting bored!

                Also, cut out some of the junk food from your diet. You dont need to drink fizzy drinks as they just add unnecessary calories to your diet (plus they'll just make you feel bloated!). Also cut out the chips etc. Try to take healthy lunches with you if you're going out so that you don't have to resort to buying unhealthy food like that.

                Apart from that, just listen to the advice of everyone else on here! Try not to snack too much, unless its on healthy food. Also I find it really helps to eat really healthy all week but then have a 'treat day' once a week, where I'm allowed an unhealthy pudding or something. That helps keep me healthy for the rest of the week as it means I have something to look forward to!

                Hope this helps I'm trying to lose a bit too, so good luck to both of us
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                (Original post by nerd123)
                You could try walking more, instead of getting the bus/a lift walk - I lost quite a bit of weight, but finding the last stone hard, and I find walking more helps but overall I do think going to the gym 3/4 times a week will deffo help you shed the pounds
                Give me tips !:O, well more tips lol

                what exactly did you do
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                (Original post by helpneeded-a)
                I'm a bit chubby I guess..Not too much, but I don't like how i look. Also, as i want to go clubbing in uni, and i dont think people wear jeans in clubs ..I want to look nice in a dress! atm, I'd have my stomach sticking out if i wore one, and chubby thighs which i don't like I want to lose 2 stones before I go university..:/

                This si what i ate so far, this week, its not very good, but i would usually just eat snacks and alot of unhealthy food.
                monday :Porridge, chips, banana, oranges, apple, dinner
                Tuesday 7th December:
                Porridge, oranges, stir fry, banana, coffee, baked patato x 2 and beans with cheese, coke, bread
                Wednesday:
                Banana, chicken wings, rice and dal, bagel, coffee, oranges, sandwich
                Thursday: porridge, rice and lentils (im indian ), pasta and garlic bread.
                Friday: porridge, chocolate bar, bacon bun, popcorn and slush (went cinema), then chickpeas… o.o some bread.

                today: I woke up at 4.... so, a banana and porridge

                I exercise aout 10-30 minutes weekdays and 10- 15 on weekends..
                I can't choose what i eat for dinner because my mum makes it. However, i have control over what i eat for breakfast and lunch.

                I just want to lose weight, by june for my birthday.
                I've started to eat fruit everytime i feel hungry, e.g. for snacks..
                I drink more water too, but not enough, so that is something i will have to work on.

                This week, i really havn't 'pigged out' as i usually would've done, ut i fear that i won't lose anything out of this...

                Anything else i can do? teh chips and chicken wings - i say are an exception as i was very hungry and there are only fast food shops near school! lol next time, i'll just choose fruit


                What else can i do to lose weight, can people please share their experiences..

                I don't have any time to go gym, due to exams, but have time to go for walks. i iam to eat 6 meals a day, my doctor said that would help me lose weight, i eat the 3 regular ,meals and then i have fruit or water when i feel peckish.


                I hate how i look everytime i go to a changing room and look in the mirror, i feel sick everytime i know i'm putting calories on by eating junk food. I don't feel that i will be eating alot and stuffing my face as i used to, because i'm scared i'd be the only chubby one there at uni.
                I was in a similar situation as you around 1 year ago. What I did was following:

                * Walk or ride a bike to school. When I walked, I didn't even take the bus even if it just stopped at the bus stop in front of me. I had a free oyester card as usual. The distance was around 2.2km (25min walk or 6-10min ride)

                * I hardly ate anything between two meals. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. That was all. In some cases I had some tea at around 4pm and 1 or 2 biscuits, but never more

                * I allowed myself maximum one fat-thing a day. May it be a chocolate, burger, chips, cake,... but only if I intended to do at least of 30 min more exercise than usual. This was in most cases just walking for 30min after eating. But I suppose jogging or running for 30min would do as well. But exercise for less than 20min (no matter how intense) won't help you lose weight at all

                * Whenever I ate something packed, I first read the calories. Then decided whether it will make me full or not. If it did make me full, I wouldn't mind eating up to 300-500kcal. If it's something like crisps or chocolate, which won't make me full, I wouldn't eat more than 200kcal.

                * Doing some stomach exercises every day in the morning and before sleeping. Not in bed, but rather on an exercise mat. If you don't have that I suggest using the carpet or somewhere else, but not straight on the ground.

                * Drank fat-free milk

                * Used less sugar in tea

                * Didn't eat anything after 8pm

                And the result is: I got my stomach flat again. I didn't have problems with losing weight, but needed to get my stomach flat, which was quite expanding. So, I finally managed to do so in around 2 months. I wasn't fully committed that's why it took so long.

                But the feeling you get afterwards. You feel that all that hard work was worth it. So just do it.
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                But i ate grapes, an di wanted to do dancing..

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