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HI! I'm new here & need some help :)

So prepare yourself, this might be a bit long for your liking. I'm 22, about 4'11'' and 120 lbs. Due to my short height, every pound extremely shows up on me making me look stubby. My problem are are my legs and butt. They're big and have lots of cellulite and I have a flabby stomach of course. Arms are not that big of a deal. Yes need some toning, but nothing I'm too worried about. So heres the plan: Want to lose 10-15lbs by October. I'm an extreme creature of habit so this is what I was planning on eating for the next 3months:

Breakfast(5:30AM): 2 egg whites & banana
Snack (8:00AM) Apple
Lunch (12:00) Lean Cuisine
Snack (3:00) Tuna with a toasada
Dinner (5:00) Grilled Chicken Breast with a salad, no dressing.

Now on to the workout part, I can'tcommit to working out everyday due to my hectic schedule. Any tips on what to do at the gym to LOSE weight? I don't want to tone up my legs or butt, just to LOSE THEM! and also for stomach, I'm pretty sure plenty of crunches, situps, pushups, etc will do the trick.

Thanks so much for your help in advance!


Mon. Jul 26, 11:30pm

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Goodluck! you sound like your on the right track to me. It would help if you make a commitment like 3x's a week to excercise, and walk in between.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 9:05 AM

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I believe you're going to be very hungry following that diet, as there's almost no fat (unless the tuna is packed in oil and not water). You don't need much, but throwing in some nuts or peanut butter or olive oil/vinegar on your salad, or cooking the chicken in olive oil, or adding some avocado, etc., would be good.

Also, see if you can find something else to replace the tuna at least some days - eating that much mercury every day is not good for you. You can do canned chicken which is just as easy (though a bit more expensive) if you can't get more creative. Otherwise, something like peanut butter on whole grain bread/crackers would be a good substitute.

Finally, make sure you're drinking enough water throughout the day.

Good luck!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 5:50 PM

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I very much agree with the pp. Your body/brain does need fat, and it will help keep you full longer. You should have some fat with every meal.

I also agree about the mercury and the sodium content in the Lean Cuisine and tuna.

One last bit of advice. If you eat this every day, your body is going to become used to it. Your body, imo, needs to mix it up. Have a day or two that you mix it up with higher calories. Not to the extreme, but add a small dessert or some treat that you really like. Just keep the portion size small.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 6:37 PM

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As for exercise at the gym, there are are the strength options, like weights and squats and crunches, but you can also think about cardio. The strength training will build muscle and tone you. Muscle will beef up you metabolism so you will burn more calories even when you are not exercising. But for the quickest hit you may want to add some cardio - jogging or running, biking, swimming, rowing, aerobics classes to burn more calories. You can burn a lot more calories in a shorter period of time by doing higher intensity cardio workouts.

Bottom line, it's both eat less (consume fewer calories) and move more (burn more calories).

As for the diet, I think you need to think about more variety. I hope your menu was just a sample. You need variety both to ward of boredom and cravings and to make sure your getting a balanced diet. You just can't get everything from eating the exact same thing every day.

Good luck.

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 1:52 PM

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new and need help

iam 16 i started birth control pills about 6 months ago weighing around 120 and now i weigh 190 i only eat 3 small portion meals a day and dont eat after 6 i also exercise an hour a day can someone help iam very depressed

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 3:10 PM

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I would suggest seeing your doctor. That's a lot of weight for a short amount of time.

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 4:19 PM

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