Your Questions About Weight Loss Plans For Women

by Maricela on February 19, 2013

Paul asks…

What is the best weight loss plan you have found that really worked for you?

Me and my hubby are trying to concieve, but I’ve been told that this probably wont happen unless I lose at least 50 pounds. (told by a doctor not my hubby) My weight is causing an insulin problem which does not allow ovulation. I have started by getting rid of all caffine drinks, and cutting out the sweets. I’m filling my body with plenty of water and walking 20 minutes a day. I know its just a start and will take some time, but does anyone know any good, healthy ways to diet and exercise without hurting your body?

Maricela answers:

Weight watchers is a great program for weight loss. It really works if you stick with it. And starting out walking 20 minutes a day is awesome, but you’ll have to ramp it up to lose the weight. Find a Jazzercise class in your area. Me and my friends swear by it. Go and have fun and don’t give up, it gets easier the more you do it. There is a woman in my class that has lost 80 pounds with the WW/Jazzercise combo. And I’m working on it, I feel better than I have in my whole life! Good luck!

Maria asks…

What is the best womens weight loss pill?

My boyfriend is going to be outof town for a month. So for that month that he is out of town I want to lose some weight, to surprize him. I already plan on dieting and going to the gym. I just want to try a weight loss pill to maybe help a lil bit.
I need a weight loss pill you can get at the drug store

Maricela answers:

Xenadrine I think, but there’s another one formulated for women, but I for get what that’s called 🙁

But weight lodd pills really aren’t healthy.

Neither is starving yourself, or making yourself throw-up.

Joseph asks…

How much weight did you lose after baby?

I have 9 days left to go until my due date, and I would like some input on weight loss. I have gained 45 pounds. I started out at about 145. I plan on breastfeeding since that is the best food for a baby and the best way to help shed pregnancy weight. My goal weight after the baby is about 120 lbs (My weight about 3 years ago.). I want to know how other women dealt with post-pregnancy weight. These are my questions:

How much weight did you lose the first 6 weeks after delivery?
Did you breastfeed your child/ren?
How much weight did you lose overall, and how long did you breastfeed (if you even did)?

Thanks, in advance, for all your answers!

Maricela answers:

With my most recent child (born Sept. 2005) I gained 19 lbs and when I went on my 6th week check-up I had lost 26 lbs. I breastfed until she was 7 months old when I became pregnant again (yes, it was planned) and my milk dried up.

The rule of thumb for losing the weight — it took 9 months to gain the weight give yourself 9 months to get back in shape. Gradual is best so that you will keep the weight off. Plus, you have a wonderful baby to take care of and that should take precedence.

Sandra asks…

Give me the best diet plan to lose weight?

Can anyone give me a fantastic diet weight loss plan? Diet and exercise included 🙂 I’m 150 want to get back down to 130 by summer. Help!

Maricela answers:

The best diet is the one you keep and do not venture away from. Literally a diet means the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. The best foods to eat are those with the most minimal amount of processing. Raw foods are great and if you like salads, even better. But watch our for those salad dressings. Often times they ruin the entire nutrition of the meal by packing in extra fats and calories.

First things first, drink LOTS of water. Steer clear of soda and juice for sure. Sugars are quickly turned into fat and have surprisingly high caloric amounts. Also remove anything with refined or white sugar.

Other things to watch are the processed carbohydrates. This is donuts and other food we would commonly refer to as junk. Also be very careful with bread and other white flour foods as they lack any nutritional value. This is also referring to crackers and basically any grain that is not in its natural state. Quinoa is very high in protein and is an excellent choice in grains. Brown rice is also another great option and the fibre will assist in cleaning out your colon which can help you shed unwanted pounds.

To lose 20 pounds you will need to do a combination of reducing your caloric intake and burning calories through exercise. The total required is 70,000 calories. Make sure your work out contains between 30-45 minutes of aerobic workout (and I don’t mean the Richard Simmons classes although if you like them that works too)… Say for instance you walk briskly to the store which is a few miles away instead of taking the car. You would be doing your weight, lungs, heart, and the environment a big favor.

Lastly, the most important thing about weight loss is to make sure that you are not striving to be something that you are not. If you are the right height to carry 150 lbs, eat a good diet regularly, and exercise, that is nothing to be ashamed of. Lose weight to be healthy, not to fit into some societal expectation that women are supposed to look a certain way.

Best of luck! Crystal W., MPH

Linda asks…

Should I go back to the weight loss center or do it on my own?

I have lost weight through a weight loss center but it gets so expensive. I have struggled doing it on my own. I feel powerless either way and still struggle with it. I need to lose about 10 pounds to get at my goal weight. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Maricela answers:

1) Keep it simple first
here’s 2 articles on eating healthy –

AND steps for fat loss success

2) Eat steam food, vegetables, fruits, lean meat

3) drink plenty of water and green tea

4) Avoid junk food, snacks and soda drinks

here’s 5 Foods for Instant Healthier Diet

5) have 5-6 healthy meals a day (1 plate size only) to keep the tummy

If you’re not too sure on how to plan it, try this link

6) exercise – combine weights and interval training.

Here’s a review link to a worthwhile workout, turbulence training

29 exercises you can do at home to burn belly fat

For abs, read these blogs (great articles on abs) –

and for women after the age of 30

and learn why crunches is not the answer

For Thighs and Butts

7)Don’t focus on cardio only (it’ a waste of time!)

8)form a support group – invite friends, relatives, parents, partners
to participate in a healthy lifestyle, and keep you accountable. This
is important.

9) plan to lose weight slowly (1-2 lbs a week), and progressively
overtime increase your

Hope it helps!

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