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What are some good ways to lose weight?

Discussion in 'General' started by jeniferrivers, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. jeniferrivers

    jeniferrivers New Member

    I am overweight, and I am happy with myself BUT I know that I need to lose weight =( I can't do ALOT I have lower back problems and it keeps me from walking alot cuz it locks up! I do not eat alot of junk food, or anything like that. Most of the times I just eat one meal a day (some times light snacking though out the day) I need to lose quite a bit of weight. I am shy and want to change! Can someone help me?
  2. jdude

    jdude Well-Known Member

    Welcome to ODR Jennifer. Is your quest related to an opiate or substance use or abuse type sits? While ODR is a recovery board, it may not be directly proportional to your individual issue..or issues.

  3. gettingbetter

    gettingbetter Well-Known Member

    Hi Jenifer,

    What Jay said about the substance abuse issue ... but if it is substance-abuse related, I feel your pain. I have learned a lot about managing weight healthily in recovery. The best thing you could do, especially if you have lower back issues (this will help NO MATTER WHAT and you will be able to do it), is yoga. It's a great start exercise-wise and will help your back big time. You could start with gentle yoga and work up to something more high-intensity like power Vinyasa once you got going, and it will definitely burn fat off you (I recommend hot yoga). It's very individual.

    As for not eating much and only eating one meal a day, that's part of the problem in my experience. First, you have to be active. Second, you have to give your metabolism a chance to burn things all day long. It will burn more the more lean muscle mass you have, which is why strength training is important. But also, your body will burn things more effectively and regularly if you are putting things into it all day long. Not lots of things. But small things. 200-400 calorie meals every 2-4 hours work well for me, with some variances. But it's like a furnace or a woodstove, your metabolism. You want to put a little fuel on all day long for it to work right and not jam it up one time a day. When you jam it up, it's like no oxygen can get to the fuel and it just sits and doesn't burn as well. Make sense?

    Anyway, tell us about your substance abuse problems if you have them and how they relate and we can help you more ... most of us here have struggled with weight and diet, at least I have.

    much love
  4. Sluggo

    Sluggo Well-Known Member

    I had chronic lower back pain....then I started yoga a couple of years ago....back pain GONE. still practice yoga, still find it fantastic, challenging and rewarding on many levels. (but unlike gettingbetter above, I don't like hot yoga).

    as for weight issues....first thing I had to look at was is it truly a health issue, or a self-esteem issue? My body is pretty fit, but i had tons of baggage when it came to weight and self-image. the skinnier I got, the better I felt about myself. I was trying to fix myself from the outside in, which in reality, is backwards. when I set about an internal change, the externals kinda took care of themselves. I began to eat to live, not live to eat. When I focus on the problem, the problem increased.....when I focus on the solution, the solution increased.

    just like recovery...staying fit and healthy is simply a way of life.

  5. jeniferrivers

    jeniferrivers New Member

    Hi gettingbetter,
    Thanks for your suggestion, and thanks to understand my problem.
    I have done all these yoga exercise –wise, and yes I eat daily one meal a day, and I am taking plenty of water. My main problem is after eat I am unable walk and sit. And my stomack is coming like balloon.

    Now I am 27years old, I feel shye to walk in society.
    Is there any medicine for solve my problem.
  6. spring

    spring Administrator

    Hi Jennifer,

    Do you have a problem with addiction to pain meds or heroin? This site is for people who are trying to get off drugs and has nothing to do with weight loss plans..

    I see you posted again this morning about this same subject. http://www.heroin-detox.com/hep-c-h...er-detox-person-liver-disease.html#post343556

    If you need help with your weight problem, maybe you should try doing a google search to find a website that specializes in that kind of problem ...where you will get more help.
  7. Benard

    Benard Guest

    Regular exercise and proper diet food are best for weight lose. If someone needs to lose his weight then he should do walk daily.Walk is the best solution of heavy weight.He can also do running daily.These are the simplest and easiest exercises that he can do easily.He should eat simple food like vegetables and fruits because both have lot of vitamins carbohydrates and energy that are useful for our body.

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