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I'm about 100 lbs. over weight and we start school in 6 weeks. I want to lose at least a noticable amount. I've tried everything! No matter how much I diet I can't lose and I have $5 to my name. Someone PLEASE HELP ME!

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Emily from Fort Worth, TX

July 15, 20070 found this helpful
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I cut out caffeine. The caffeine was making me hungry!

Please remember, if you are going to lose weight do it for the right reasons--for yourself, not to impress anyone else.

God Bless!

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July 19, 20070 found this helpful
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You do not have to diet! Just cut your daily portions in half. If you would like dessert only eat half or find someone to eat the other half. Do not let yourself ever to get stuffed! You will notice how much better you feel after eating light and you will not have that tired feeling. Your body will adjust very fast to eating less food and you will not feel deprived because you are allowing yourself whatever you want to eat but just HALF of it. Dont go overboard on junk food. Stay away from restaurant food if possible. I made it through 2 holidays and lost 24 lbs in 5 months with no exercise. I now walk three times a week and I am still eating half portions. As a result, I dropped two dress sizes and still maintaining the weight. Just remember, we Americans eat way too much food!

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July 19, 20070 found this helpful
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even if you think you will pass out if you drink another plain water - drink one anyway (not if you think you will actually vomit)

- instead of a soda which makes fat worse to get rid of - someone else told me to drink tea -- & walk - put an excersize bike in front of the tv if possible & ride while you watch a movie or your afternoon soaps ! Don't forget to reward yourself once in ahwile with a popsicle or something fun! That doesn't mean loose 10 pounds & celebrate by eating a cheesecake !

Good luck - I have a lot I should loose too ! Probably more than you do !

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July 19, 20070 found this helpful
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DR. Gott says just cut out flour & sugar....

My sister used to follow the "FIT FOR LIFE" diet book. She did well by swimming 40 laps everyday before work,walked 2-3 miles on her lunch break, and Saterdays and only eat fruit before noon and salad or 1/2 sandwich at lunch and lightly steamed veggies with skinless chicken breast or grilled salmon for dinner.

Honey, I'll just be fat , but happy to be alive.

Great Granny Hugs, Vi

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful
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Emily, the problem with blanket advise is we don't know what we're covering. You mentioned school, high school or college?

Ask your doctor or school nurse if there is a registered dietician you can talk to. Someone who can give you a plan that's about you and support you in the changes.

Don't "reward" yourself with food. Food is the tool to keep you alive. If you deserve a reward go to a movie; get your hair or nails done; or something special to you. A new pair of earrings can cost the same as a box of treat food.

Keep a journal at the top of every page write something good about you. Even on the "bad" days. See the good in you.

Blessings, and what ever you do, do it healthy. It's alway ironic to me when someone dies trying to be skinny.

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful
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I believe that alcohol, although having water content, is dehydrating. It is also full of calories so should be avoided for dieting anyway.

Jess

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July 7, 20081 found this helpful
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Hi Emily,

I am 43 and it seems like I have been dieting most of my life. I lost thirty pounds this year by writing down everything I eat no matter how much I ate and by walking. I still need to loose another 30 pounds but I have learned to not get in a hurry. If I am one pound less this month than last then I have been successful! No stress in this way of thinking and I don't get hungry. I try not to go over 1600 calories a day but if I do I try to compensate for the extra thru out the week.

Eating food with lots of fiber is very important also. Oatmeal is inexpensive and very good for you, when you get some money fiber one bars and cereal are very high in fiber and good for you. The fiber one bars with chocolate chips is a great in between meal snack. Look for coupons on fiber one products also. Sweet freedom fudge bars are only 35 calories each and high in fiber. If you can follow the new food pyramid it is the best plan to follow. Go to mypyramid.gov and you can formulate a diet plan and it is free!I walk thirty minutes at least 3 times a week but my goal is to walk 30 minutes everyday. The activity is most important. If you need to talk to me just send me at email at ablssdmm AT aol.com

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September 28, 20080 found this helpful
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You may need to change your routine. There's a lot of great advice already. Eat less. Take all the willpower you can to focus on this. Distract yourself when you start to get that urge to eat; especially in the evening! Definitely exercise through whatever form you favor. I find having upbeat music on in the house and out is a great help. Don't put yourself down. One I try to follow is; imagine yourself your ideal weight and think if I were like that would I be eating this? This works great for posture and feeling good about yourself! Best of luck! God Bless.

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March 24, 20090 found this helpful
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Emily,

If you're looking for a quick fix it doesn't work that way. You have to work hard and be patient. When I try to lose weight I always use this motto. It took years to get into this shape, I'm not going to get skinny overnight. It takes time and sometimes it can be frustrating especially when you think you're doing okay and still you can't see a difference. Have you checked with your Dr.? Maybe you have a medical condition that will keep you from losing weight. Your thyroid can have this effect on you. I would suggest doing what the one person said, write down what you eat. Sometimes you think you're doing good, but when you see it in writing you can't believe how much you really eat. If you drink diet drinks or regular drinks with sugar in them, switch to water; you'll save money and calories. Don't diet, just try to eat healthier and smaller portions and try to find foods high in fiber because it fills you up longer. Exercise is another important part of losing weight. Start out slow and build up. Walking is a good exercise and it's free. Good luck and remember, it takes time but it will be worth it in the long run.

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July 15, 20070 found this helpful

You want quick weight loss and probably want to lose it for life right? Well, your answer is annecollins.com

If you send me your email - I can give you a sampler diet. I think it's the best thing you could ever follow and NOT feel hungry whilst eating dessert daily too!

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July 15, 20070 found this helpful

Nothing.

You can't do anything in 6 weeks that isn't going to make you sick or worse. Starving might work, but then you'll gain it back and more when you start to eat, not to mention permanently damage your heart. You could barf but that would damage your teeth, stomach, and esophagus. You could use laxatives but that would cost money, ruin your bowels and stomach. Get my drift? You can't do anything healthy in 6 weeks.

What you can do, is NOT DIET. Diet brings up NEGATIVE. EAT RIGHT. Go to the food pyramid on-line and follow that to a tee. I am not spouting off things I don't know, I was morbidly obese and had surgery, but didn't deal with my food issues so I've gained some weight back.

I am going to put this to you bluntly and plainly, you are NOT 100 lbs. overweight because you "diet". You are 100 lbs overweight because you are eating more calories (probably way more) than you are expending. You need to eat the proper amount of calories, say about 1,500-1,600 a day (depending on several things) can go as low as 1,200 and you need to MOVE. Plain and simple.

NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE PROMISE, THERE IS NO WAY TO DO IT HEALTHY LIKE! Don't call it a diet, call it a life change, new habits, whatever.

Check out Bob Greene's New life diet on Oprah.com, he has a lot of common sense things to say about weight and weight loss. You need to feel better about yourself, if that takes a big wakeup call and some good clean food and exercise, than so be it!

Hope that helps. Go for it! You are WORTH it!!!!

God Bless!

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

I don't think you can safely loose 100 lbs in 6 weeks, but you can definitely reevaluate what you eat and start making healthy choices in that time. You didn't mention if you exercise--that would be something to consider. Also, drink plenty of water. If you don't like the taste of plain water, get a bottle of lemon juice (near the juices in the grocery store) and put a squirt of that in your water. I think that Dr. Oz guy that's on Oprah has some good ideas about eating and living healthy. Here's a link to some stuff he has: http://www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200611/tows_past_20061102.jhtml

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July 20, 20070 found this helpful

I am responding to drinking water. Do not force yourself to drink water when you are not thirsty and drinking more water makes you feel ill. You can cause an electrolyte imbalance and pass out. Also, any food or beverage with a water content is hydrating. There is no such thing as a dehydrating beverage.

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July 23, 20070 found this helpful

Anything with caffiene is dehydrating as well. Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman who was the subject of a court battle regarding being taken off life-support, drank so much iced tea as part of her anorexia that her kidneys shut down.

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July 30, 20070 found this helpful

OK, but if we are both crossing the desert, and the only beverages in our canteens are ice tea and beer, pass them to me. I think I'll have a much better survival rate!

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July 30, 20070 found this helpful

The tragic case of Terry Schiavo has hopefully led to an increased awareness of the dangers of eating disorders. However, there is evidence that the antioxidants in tea- and not just green tea- are healthful.

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