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    Well basically i am trying to lose weight , thing is i used to have a VERY BAD eating habit , i am about 105kg and 6ft i think i lost 1kg aint sure to be honest need to get better weighing scales. Thing is indian people are known for there rich diet , where alot of the food made , contains alot of veg oil ,salt etc and we eat with Roti or Chappati which are common indian breads. Question is what should i do ? I know this food is bad for me. I dont want to eat less because that wont do good in terms of the long run of losing weight, i do eat well and i have cut down alot on the junk food. Is there any way i can still have some of mothers cooking and eat healthly ?. My brothers seem fine , as in they weigh less then me and still eat well. Thing is i am exercising everday for 1hr (boxing , biking and situps) and i really aint notied much after 4 weeks so it must be the eat habits right ?


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    try asking your mum to cook in olive oil, it has less saturated fats in it than veggie oil. or try to get her to steam vegetables rather than frying them. you can also drain out any excess oil that gathers in your plate, that way you don't have to ask her to change her cooking. why don't you try having your own breakfast and lunch and then you only have to eat your mum's dinner. or at dinner time, eat more of the salad and less of the curry, that way you are still eating the same amount but just of a different thing. indian cooking is very bad not only for weight but for other things too, like cholestrol levels.

    also remember that energy in has to be less than energy out, so there won't be much effect on you if you eat excessively and exercise. if you think you eat too much then maybe try drinking lots of water before dinner time, it might make you feel more full.
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    if you dont see any loss just eat a bit less and exercise a bit more

    as long as youre healthy its fine.
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    The sort of exercise you're doing will encourage the growth of muscles, which weigh more than fat. So you are losing lots of body fat but you don't realise it because you're gaining muscle mass. Don't bother weighing yourself and just look for changes in your physique in the mirror (don't obsess over it though).
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    (Original post by quadruple_twist)
    The sort of exercise you're doing will encourage the growth of muscles, which weigh more than fat. So you are losing lots of body fat but you don't realise it because you're gaining muscle mass. Don't bother weighing yourself and just look for changes in your physique in the mirror (don't obsess over it though).
    Truth.

    Broadly speaking, there are two ways to work out. One that builds strength (bulk muscle), one that builds endurance (lean). To slim down, you want more reps of an exercise with less weight. If you lift, instead of doing 10 curls with a 25lb weight, try to do 50 with a 5 lb weight. Cycling on level terrain is good for that, cycling up hills will encourage bulk.

    For food, switching oil may help, but substituting out butters, creams, and milks which are high in saturated animal fats will help too. Also, as a general eat healthier for your body thing, cut refined carbs where passable (ie., white bread, white rice, white sugar) and replace with oats and whole grains. Fiber is your friend. As for smaller portions, it's better to eat more smaller meals b/c it encourages a faster metabolism. Cardio before breakfast for 30 minutes will also boost your metabolism for the day.

    Scales are deceptive unless they have a body-fat analysis, it's easy to gain weight and lose fat; muscle cells weighs more per volume than fat cells do.

    I've struggled with my weight since childhood and can tell you from personal experience it takes a life style change. Probably the best thing I did was cut out soda and junk like that out entirely. I've found it's been easier to stay away from bad things since I've gone vegan.

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    Yayy roti :elefant:
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    Just eat less at any 1 time. Instead of piling your plate full have it 3/4 full and don't have second helpings. Over 5-6 weeks I have cut down on size and number of portions, no more crisps and sweets and at the beggining I exercised (and am intending to go back to it) and I have so far lost a stone/about 5.5kb/however much this is in pounds.

    Eating less (portion size wise) will let you lose weight. Plus your doing exercise so the weight should pile off in no time. What class do you box?
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    Cook in olive oil, and when she puts it into the cooking dish, don't put in A LOT! Probably one teaspoon should be enough to cook it. My mum does that .
    Have small meals throughout the day, rather than three big ones.
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    The main thing wrong with indian cooking is the amount of oil that they put in their cooking. I eat indian food almost every day, but my mum doesnt put much oil, just enough to cook the food and it still tastes good even though it may not be as rich.

    I eat hell of alot and I am still quite thin, try cutting down on snacks and stick to proper meals that will fill you up. Also regular exercise will help, something that you enjoy doing.
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    I was in the same situation sometime ago... I decided to start walking to the places where i could, do some saily excercise and if you've got a potbelly then do some abdominal excerise to reduce it Also, the oily food is a problem, so ask your family to not use excess oil and such...

    Also, try and eat red rice instead of white, and other different types of flour for roti and any other stuff like that

    Little changes to diet which reduce the calories and also excerise, they go hand in hand and should work hopefully

    As said above, look for changes in your body physique and not 'weight' per se.
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    thanks everyone , thing i am trying to become thinner , and do exercises that i enjoy , is there other exercises i could do to help me lose weight , i dont like running i find it really boring , biking is ok , even that is boring......

    i will ask my mum to cut down on the oil in her cooking.
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    (Original post by justfarhan)
    Yayy roti :elefant:
    I miss roti
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    Play badminton - it doesen't feel like you are doing an awful lot when you first start off but when you play singles competitively you can literally cover miles around the court in one match. It also works practically all of the muscle groups in your body.
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    (Original post by quadruple_twist)
    The sort of exercise you're doing will encourage the growth of muscles, which weigh more than fat. So you are losing lots of body fat but you don't realise it because you're gaining muscle mass.
    The exercises are not really encouraging growth of muscles, which is denser than fat, neither is this extra bit of muscle going to make much difference to the amount of fat you lose
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    (Original post by CollegeConfessional)
    To slim down, you want more reps of an exercise with less weight. If you lift, instead of doing 10 curls with a 25lb weight, try to do 50 with a 5 lb weight. Cycling on level terrain is good for that, cycling up hills will encourage bulk.
    Er to slim down you do some cardio. And have you ever seen anyone curl a weight 50times? I dont think so
 
 
 
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