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I want to lose as much weight as I can before I go back to uni (going on holiday too). I have joined the gym again and I know I can lose weight as I have lost 1.5 stone and kept it off. If I go to the gym everyday after work for a LONG time will that increase my chances? Basically if I burnt off all my calories (will be healthy eating) in the gym, and more, will I have a speedy weight loss? Help please!
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hey XD i am trying to do the same before i start university in september too and my mother has found this died you do for a week on netmums and we have been following it for the last week and i have lost 7 pounds and my mother 9 this week. you can only do it for a week at a time so we are doing it every second week. i hope this helps you as much as its helped us.

http://goo.gl/R9fCr
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Work smarter not necessarily harder!

Exercises such as weight lifting and interval exercises are far, far more effective than running for an hour on the treadmill for example (treadmills are useless in general though anyway).

Look into strength training programmes and try interval sprints or hill sprints. Work intensely but for less time and see much better results, there's no need to be in the gym for hours at all.

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As Antifazian said interval training is a brilliant way to lose weight.

Also, try high intensity resistance training. For example:

Clean and Press
Bench Press
Deadlifts
Pulldowns
Squats
Lunges

Classes are free at many gyms, a couple you should try that are good for fat loss are Spinning and Boxercise.
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(Original post by LittleMissPerky)
hey XD i am trying to do the same before i start university in september too and my mother has found this died you do for a week on netmums and we have been following it for the last week and i have lost 7 pounds and my mother 9 this week. you can only do it for a week at a time so we are doing it every second week. i hope this helps you as much as its helped us.

http://goo.gl/R9fCr
That looks seriously depressing and unnecessary. Just cut down a bit, there's no need to starve.
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(Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
That looks seriously depressing and unnecessary. Just cut down a bit, there's no need to starve.
I agree! Though grilled tomatoes on roast sounds yummy!


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You could do more exericse and increase calorie expenditure. The theory goes that you will lose weight. But there are other factors at stake such as how much fat your body is unwilling to drop despite the additional exercise. Everyone has a certain number of fat cells, and some fat cells can increase through age, through increases in stress (exercises is a type of stress) and cortisol, and through insulin insensitivity. You don't want to be exercising any more than 45 minutes each day. Go over that and you risk exercise stress and increases in cortisol. If you have a busy lifestyle and go to a stressul job each day you have to watch how you do it even more. Like others have said: it is about training smarter not harder.
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Speedy weight loss is the last thing you want if you want the weight to stay off.

If you maintain a calorie deficit to lose approx. 1/2lbs per week then you could easily lose 15-20lbs by the time you go back to uni.
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When you reach the a certain point, the inches will be more important that the pounds lost. So if you ever think you have stopped losing weight or your numbers aren't that good, try taking measurements of your chest, stomach, thighs, etc.
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(Original post by Vixen47)
Speedy weight loss is the last thing you want if you want the weight to stay off.
(Original post by JoFr)
When you reach the a certain point, the inches will be more important that the pounds lost. So if you ever think you have stopped losing weight or your numbers aren't that good, try taking measurements of your chest, stomach, thighs, etc.
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Yes, more exercise will obviously help as you're expending more calories but you also need to consider your diet. I have a friend who's started going to the gym but he still eats junk food and guess what? He's still gaining weight.
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