I gave my friend the right advice didn't I?

my friend is a bit on the heavy side, and she wants to loose weight. but she finds it really hard to stick with her diets because she doesn’t see results quickly. so I told her just stick with it and once you see even I little result you will want to stick with it because you know ti does work, and then it wont seem as hard.

is that true? because that’s what happened with me. (but now I can’t stop dieting) but is the right, because I hate to think that I lied to her.


Answer #1

I am heavy, and always have been, except for about a year when I was 18-19. I lost about 100lbs by drinking water and milk(one glass a day) and by portioning my food. In the morning before school I would do stretchs and little exercises. I would run in place for a minute, do 10 sit ups, 10 push ups, 10 toe touches and 10 jumping jacks. I did all this before my shower every morning. I would fill a small ziploc baggy with fruit loops and I would snack on those and water until lunch time. At lunch(I was in school at this point) I would eat a piece of cheese pizza(blotting the grease with napkins first) and a spoonful of lettuce with cheese and light ranch with a small carton of lowfat milk. Throughout the rest of the day I would drink a lot(like 6 20oz bottles) of water. When I got home I would take one of my dogs for a walk and I would eat an apple and water. For dinner I would eat whatever my mom made, but I would only eat a little bit. For the first probably month I was hungry, but then my stomach got used to the amount of food I was eating and I was fine. Then I got on the depo shot and gained 50lbs back in a matter of 3 months. It’s hard to lose it again because of the horomones the birth control has in it. Just tell her to keep at it. Maybe you can workout with her.

Answer #2

You aren’t wrong for that. It sounds like you fear that she’ll become addicted to dieting like yourself…Just help her see that it is working,

To help her see the results, even if they are barely noticeable, have her keep a record of her measurements. That way, if she really can’t see the difference, she’ll have proof by the record. It may take a while, but it will happen eventually with consistent work!

And for you, if you lost the weight you wanted to in the beginning, dieting isn’t what you need to do anymore…just eat healthy. Three meals a day, stay away from the junk food, and drink lots of water. That way you can maintain your weight and not drop more than you really need to with dieting!

Weight loss is her goal, and maintaining can be yours. Then when she reaches her target weight, you can teach her about maintaining it so you’ll both be healthy!

Good luck to you both! :)

Answer #3

How to LOSE weight?

First, determine from the information below, what your weight should be. Then set yourself goals of a week, 2 weeks, a month, 3 months, 6 months and a year. As you see yourself meeting your goals it becomes easier. Remember, you didn’t gain your weight overnight so don’t expect to lose if overnight. Plus, weight lost slowly is more likely to stay off than weight lost in a hurry.

If you need conversion info, 1 kg = 2.2 pounds and 2.54 cm = 1 inch (12 inches = 1 foot)

Info if you are trying to LOSE weight:


“How can I Lose 1 pound of body weight per week?”

One pound of body fat is equal to about 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound of weight per week, you need to eat 500 calories/day LESS than you burn.

But it’s not a good idea to lose weight simply by cutting calories. As well as decreasing calories you should increase your daily physical exercise. This helps to burn calories and build more lean tissue which in turn burns more calories.

“What should a minimum calorie intake be?”

As a guide to minimum calorie intake, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men. Even these calorie levels are quite low.


Normal Adult Height-Weight Range Table


Average Teenager Weight


Check out this link for exercise information:


  Another thing that helps to lose weight is to always eat a good breakfast. That helps to jump start your metabolism which helps start burning calories. Also, try to drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water every day. One before every meal (except breakfast) and before all snacks. That helps curb your appetite which helps reduce caloric intake.

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Answer #4

No, that’s totally true, I’m not trying to lose weight, but to improve my fitness, and I found it so hard to keep up with eating healthy and doing regular exercise until I saw even the smallest results (which took quite awhile) so now it’s not nearly as hard to stay fit and healthy!

Answer #5

its true that she wont see results right away it could take weeks, even months to see a result but yes, generally when people notice a difference theyll want to keep at it however noticing that difference isnt always easy, because a lot of people cant see one but tell her to keep up regular exerscise, maybe even buy a workout dvd/video and she needs to have a healthy diet shell need to do both to see results that last

Answer #6

Sure, good advice - make sure you notice even little changes - effective also for motivation: tell everyone you’re losing weight - that puts the pressure on you not to let them down…I wish you both the best !!

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