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Updated on Thursday, October 9

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QUESTION: What are some small changes you've made to your diet and/or lifestyle that have aided you in losing weight?

I work out frequently for at least 45 minutes a day (cardio, weights, etc.) and eat fairly healthy but can't seem to lose those last few pounds that are on my hips/legs/butt. By the way, I am female.

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    1. Shut up. It's calories in calories out. Obviously some peoples' metabolisms run faster than others, but it's not by a significant amount. But I'm sure you've got plenty of condishuns

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    2. Someone's mad. Sorry I don't naturally tend to have excess body fat lolololol

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    3. Nobody naturally tends to have excess body fat. Some people just eat more than others and seem to have a problem admitting it.

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    4. @1a Tell that to my 110 lb boyfriend who eats the exact same things as me and works at a desk all day, yet has been the same weight since he was 15 - while I get fatter every year despite exercising. @_@

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    5. 1d... 1c/5 here you realize if you eat the same amount as a man you will get fat right? I'm a 6 3 200 lbs male. I need to eat about 900 calories a day more than my 5 2 145 lbs girlfriend if I want to gain weight at a healthy pace.

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    6. Also the idea that you can't lose weight despite not eating many calories and exercising is basically like saying "physics is stupid I'm just not going to believe in thermodynamics laws"

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    7. I still believe genetics does play a role.
      Some people can lose that fat easier, and don't even try to deny it.

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    8. Yes people have varying levels of metabolisms.... and you know what lifes not fair. Adjust your diet to meet your metabolic requirements.

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    9. What's the difference between people who have down syndrome and fat people? People with down syndrome don't complain about their genetics: that's a rookie move - BROSCIENCE LIFE

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    1. Ketogenic diets are not appropriate for people just trying to loose small amounts of weight.

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    2. @2.a ... um false.

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    3. 2b Maybe if your plan actually involves staying keto.... but if the goal is to "go dieting" there's a high chance they will reintroduce carbs to quickly and undo their progress.

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    4. Also if you stay keto have fun with your heart attack and colon problems. Eat your carbs, fats, and proteins in the correct amounts, and you won't have a problem making gains and cutting fat.

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    5. Ketagenic diet is not healthy. The weight you lose in the beginning is mostly just water weight from your glycogen stores no longer being full.

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  3. I have cut out dairy products and bread. I also only drink water and tea now. I've lost around 10 pounds over the past few months.

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  4. Consume fewer calories than you expend.

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  5. It's important that you understand that whether a food is healthy or not is completely irrelevant to you reducing adipose tissue (extra body fat). When you are doing a bulk (where you deliberately put on weight to make muscle gains) you are supposed to eat healthy food, you just eat more of it. You want to focus on getting all your carbs, fats, and proteins in a way that makes you take in more calories than you expend (it goes for 4, 8, 4 calories for each gram of carbs,fats, proteins respectively)

    The same concept applies to cutting (trimming down in order to define your gains) You want to be eating carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in a way that causes the total number of calories you intake to be smaller than the number you expend. As a female, chances are you only expend about 1400-1700 depending on your height and weight. This means that you are going to want to eat between 1200-1500 calories a day. While it's true that you shouldn't eat junk carbs (refined sugars), close to 50% of your total intake should be from carbohydrates, 30-40% from protein, and 10-20% from fats.

    I'd suggest you start actually counting your calories... especially if you're prone to drinking a lot of things that aren't water. Things like orange juice aren't that great for you - you're better off eating actual fruit. Ever have a venti frappuccino from beetusbucks? They have about a third of your daily calorie intake.

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    1. Oh God no - frapps are my weakness.

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  6. Not sure if it is the cause, but I think it is the only change in my diet.

    Greet Tea.

    I started drinking green tea, maybe 3-4 mugs a day (you reuse the leaves several time), and I would lose at least a pound a week. I ran out and keep forgetting to get more, and I started gaining a pound a week. No other factors changed, if anything, I'm eating healthier and less to try to lose the weight.

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    1. It's because you're likely cutting out drinks with more calories

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    2. Also most people do not consume enough fluids with little to no calories, so they feel hungrier than they should and eat more as a result.

      Green tea isn't fucking magic it's just a low calorie drink. The idea that it drastically speeds up your metabolism is total bullshit. It speeds it up a tiny amount because of the caffeine in it. But if that's you're plan just rail caffeine pills why don't ya

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    3. Since I stopped drinking tea I have replaced it with water.

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  7. The fatlogic in this thread man

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    1. What fatlogic? It's been like 1-2 people, and everyone else is "calories in, calories out".

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  8. Try some stimulants. I suggest adderall if you have the money but speed will do the job. A few months on uppers and you'll be skinny, trust me.

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  9. i took modafinil for other purposes, but weight loss was an added benefit

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  10. MUSCLE CONFUSION BRO

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  11. I cut out bread, I feel a lot better and have dropped a few too :)

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  12. The best option is Yohimbine. It's available at most supplement stores and allows areas of fat which you're genetically/evolutionarily predisposed to hold onto to be broken down and utilized for energy at a rate more homogenous with the rest of your body's fat stores. Combined with calorie counting it can quickly remove the last few pounds of bodyfat.

    That being said, do your fucking research. Yohimbine has major interactions with stimulants and other catecholaminergics(as well as some other drugs, know your shit).

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  13. I have no source on this but I've heard that avoiding carbs 4 hours before you go to sleep can help you lose weight. Can anyone confirm/deny?

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    1. The reason this "works" is that people are most likely to overeat between the time they get home and go to sleep. This helps reduce that by restricting the easiest way to get calories. (Yes fats have more calories than carbs, but when was the last time you ate 25g of fat vs 50g of carbs (3 slices of whole wheat bread or one can of coke)

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  14. This thread is full of so much facepalm i can't even...

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  15. cut out refined/simple sugars! easiest way. also reducing dairy and non beneficiary fats (butter) but increase healthy fats like nuts, avocado, coconut oil. good luckk!

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  16. JUST LOVE YOUR BODY!

    By the sounds of it, you are practicing a healthy lifestyle, and I think that is more important than trying to subscribe to society's definition of beauty.

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  17. instant noodle every lunch and dinner for 1 year =>lose 15kg (I guess it's around 30lb)

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