To whoever said you gain weight faster than you lose it: It's different for everybody! The only universal truth is that there are ways to consume thousands of calories in just a few hours but sadly no way to burn that much in that little time. But if you just eat healthy and clean and stop when you're full... because of the fact that you burn calories during every moment you are alive, weight-loss doesn't seem so scary. And some people have an awful hard time gaining weight, and some who think they have "slow metabolisms" start eating healthy and exercising and find they don't!
To the OP: 30 lbs in 3 months is a bit too much for you. The most we should really lose a week is 1% of our body weight- so 1.7 lbs the first week, then 1.683 lbs the next, etc. Running 20 min will burn probably 150-200 extra calories, depending on your personal fitness level and how hard you push yourself, so 20 min of running a day burns you an extra 1050-1400 calories a week- or look at it as 0.3-0.4 lbs gone- without changing your diet. So, you'd need to lose about 1.3 lbs more via your diet, which means cutting 4,550 calories from your diet each week (that's 650 a day). What that means is that based on your stats (I put in 30 for the age, because I figure that's average, and assumed 8 hrs/sleep and about 2 hours of walking around the house, cooking, cleaning, eating, bathing, etc), each day you would need to eat 1450 kcal/day to start out with.
So, the point here is: yes. But don't just mega-restrict yourself. Enjoy yourself. Enjoy food for being FOOD. Find love in the sensual experience of eating. Don't just restrict yourself. People who restrict or go too aggressive to start end up going back to their old ways.
Edited by: REYNINGSUNSHINE at: 12/22/2012 (04:04)
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