Weight loss

The Branch Manager

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Wife and I were Mojave Desert Rats for a number of Years. In that enviro, Ya really gotta be aware of Electrolyte Balance, 'cause Sweating (even if not noticeable) carries out precious Salts and Electrolytes.
That's why I have to salt my food. I drink an average of 10 bottles during the workday (3 shirts worth) and several more at night. My sodium is ALWAYS low when I get my bloodwork done.
 

Catapult

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What is the best solution for weight loss? Any advice, please.
It depends on what kind of weight loss. If a person is morbidly obese it is wise to seek medical advice before diving into a weight loss plan. Also of concern is the condition of one's heart and organs. Obviously hereditary concerns need to be addressed. However if the person is generally fit and healthy - complex carbs and quality/lean meats with plenty of juices and water are a sure-fire way to prep the body for sustained weight loss. No soda, no junk foods (candy, etc,) and limit alcohol.

Lastly, but importantly, every task or exercise has a caloric burn rate. They can be found on line. Print them out and use it sum the approximate calories you burn daily. Then, plan your daily diet to not exceed that amount (by much). If/when you add a exercise regimen you can then adjust your calorie intake to account for it. By no means starve yourself. It does more harm than good.

Good luck.
 
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Wow. Thanks, guys. What you think about clenbuterol . I know that many celebrities use this drug for fast weight loss.


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SSG Nasty

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It depends on what kind of weight loss. If a person is morbidly obese it is wise to seek medical advice before diving into a weight loss plan. Also of concern is the condition of one's heart and organs. Obviously hereditary concerns need to be addressed. However if the person is generally fit and healthy - complex carbs and quality/lean meats with plenty of juices and water are a sure-fire way to prep the body for sustained weight loss. No soda, no junk foods (candy, etc,) and limit alcohol.

Lastly, but importantly, every task or exercise has a caloric burn rate. They can be found on line. Print them out and use it sum the approximate calories you burn daily. Then, plan your daily diet to not exceed that amount (by much). If/when you add a exercise regimen you can then adjust your calorie intake to account for it. By no means starve yourself. It does more harm than good.

Good luck.
This^^^^^ and how much weight we talking about?
 

Josh

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Wow. Thanks, guys. What you think about clenbuterol. I know that many celebrities use this drug for fast weight loss.
My views on supplements is that most of that stuff isn’t worth what you pay for it. If I was an athlete or a movie star with personal trainers, dieticians, and the money to spend on it all then every little bit helping would add up to a faster/better end result.

Me just being an average dude I’ve had the best results with sticking to a work out plan, using good portion control, taking a good multivitamin, fish oil for my worn out joints, and using whey to boost my protein consumption to aid in muscle recovery and growth.

The fundamentals of diet and exercise will take you a lot farther than anything else especially starting out. Once you’ve got a good feel for the basics then I’d say check into other stuff once you‘ve established the discipline needed to maximize the benefits you can get out of supplements.
 

Mel's Cookin'

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Wow. Thanks, guys. What you think about clenbuterol. I know that many celebrities use this drug for fast weight loss.
If you have a horse with asthma, you should probably consult your veterinarian on appropriate treatment since clenbuterol may not be the best option for your particular horse.

If you want to use a steroid that is banned by all of the athletic groups, led by the World Anti-Doping Agency because it is a steroid, which have medical uses under supervision, but wreak havoc on your body when used inappropriately, then trading one physical problem - weight, for another physical problem - the health effects of steroid usage, doesn't make much sense at all.

"Many celebrities" using something is never a recommendation. Just because someone can put on makeup, a costume, and pretend they are acting out a part, does not make them an expert on medicine. In a lot of cases I've seen, it doesn't even make them an expert in acting.
 

Inazone

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So, we all caught up? Is "Quarantine 15" loss or gain? :D

Honestly, my routine didn't change much over the course of 2020. Fewer lunches out because there was nobody to go with, me being one a very few office staff remaining onsite. I started walking 2-3 miles at lunchtime a few days a week, weather allowing, and cutting out my evening meal entirely unless the wife absolutely insisted that I try something. Well, that and finish what the kids didn't of their own dinner, as I loathe seeing food go to waste. I likewise cut out 90% of my pop intake, significantly limited the sweets, and upped my water intake. End result? I might see my weight drop a couple of pounds, but within the "margin of error" over a given week. Meh.

However, with the missus gone at Army training for just over two weeks now, I decided to change it up again. I am not one to really count calories, but I gave some serious thought to my caloric intake compared to my general physical activity, and concluded that I'm not some for whom "recommended daily values" necessarily hold true. For instance, according to the alleged experts at WebMD, a "moderately active" lifestyle at my age (45) calls for 2,400-2,600 calories per day; "sedentary" brings that down to 2,200. OK, so let's say 2,400 is a fair number. Problem is, I know I'm not taking in anywhere near that, and things being the way they are, my prospects for a drastic increase in significant calorie-burning opportunities are slim to none. So, I've become much more focused about reducing intake, which means making sure I balance out what I am consuming as much as possible. I am one of those people who everyone refers to as slim or slender (never athletic due to my own laziness) but when I do put on weight, it goes right out in front. Well, after two weeks without the temptation of honest-to-goodness home-cooked meals (since I don't cook) I am down 8-10 pounds, again allowing for a margin of error. Pants fit just a little better, shirts are less inclined to reveal my belly button lint collection, etc.

Still a long way to go, but I consider this a sort of preliminary reset. There is an exercise angle to this that I'm incorporating into my current WFH environment, but will have to be adapted once I go back to working onsite in a week or so. I don't see conditions changing for several months as far as COVID is impacting my onsite work routine or dining habits, so this ought to be sustainable. And if the wife stages a violent protest due to me not eating her cooking, I guess I phase out lunch instead. Eating at my desk is boring, anyway.