What Is The Best Way To Lose Your First 10 Lbs?


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Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Walking is great for this, walk at a good pace, and do it 4 to 5 days a week. Don't make it a walk around the block, pick a distance and work from there. Hope this helps.
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Anonymous answered
1) Take stock of what you are doing in your life that is causing you problems.  If you drink soda, eliminate it.  If you are eating an unhealthy snack every day, go for the rule of 3--deny yourself the first two cravings, and only give in on the third craving (or third day if you have the craving multiple times a day). 
2) Choose healthy snacks over unhealthy.  One apple is about 90 calories.  One cookie is double that.  And the apple is more likely to fill you up, whereas you might still want another cookie after the first one. 
3)  Start an exercise program with things you enjoy doing.  If you force yourself to do it, you'll probably burn out and not want to continue it.  Start slow--even ten minutes a day twice a week, and then every couple of weeks, add to either the frequency or the duration. 
4) Realize it's a lifestyle modification, not a diet.  Accept the fact that you're not going to lose the weight overnight, and there may be times when you actually gain a little bit of weight back, but it's not the end of the world.  This also means that an unhealthy snack doesn't mean that you've gone off your "diet."
5) Give yourself a non-food related treat when you reach your first 10 pounds or whatever goal you set.  If you want that new CD, tell yourself that you're not going to buy it until you have lost the weight you want to lose. 
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Lisa michalski
Lisa michalski commented
I like # 4&5 of your answer this is something of what I'm looking for motivation is the problem,which in my case its getting started.Thanks!
Cindy Thompson Profile
Cindy Thompson answered
Eat five small meals a day. Making sure that you eat 5 fruits and 5 veggies within these meals.Stay away from fried foods. Drink eight glasses of water or more a day if it is hot out. At first you will gain water weight but then you will lose weight. Peace
Phillipa Pook Profile
Phillipa Pook answered
Try and give up foods that contain Gluten, there are many nice substitutes that are made with corn or rice.
Make sure you drink plenty of water and eat fresh veg and fruit and walk around the block or use the stairs rather than the lift. I have a mini trampoline which I use while watching TV. This is simple but effective.
I personally use this and my weight is kept under control. I hope this helps.
Moe Pence Profile
Moe Pence answered
I lost 15 pounds one year by cutting everything I ate in half.  Didn't matter what it was, dinner portions, dessert, a cookie, a sandwich, a candy bar, everything got cut in half and I was not allowed to eat the other half until another day.  By the end of the second month, I had lost 8 pounds, was still eating what I wanted, but no longer wanted larger portions.  I also started doing 3 aerobic exercises whenever I could in the house.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
To lose the first 10 pounds is easy, just drink 8 cups of water a day and no snacking, the 1st 10 pounds is liquid, not fat so its easy to lose
Christy Muller Profile
Christy Muller answered

When you first start losing weight, a good portion of the weight loss the first week is going to be water weight, so right off the bat you're going to easily lose about 3-5 pounds (depending on how overweight you are).

The other 5-7 pounds will come off through diet and exercise.

The lowest you should go in calories to lose this weight is 1,200 calories/day.

For your diet, find foods you enjoy eating to make staying on the diet easier.  But make sure that the majority of your diet is veggies/lean meats and fruits as these tend to be low in calories yet relatively filling.

Be strict and count every calorie you put into your mouth....weigh you food with a food scale (costs $20)...get meticulous about this...

A lot of people say eat 5-6 small meals/day but really, it doesn't matter if you eat 5, 10, 50 or 1 meal a day, all that matters is the TOTAL calories at the end of the day.

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