I'm just going to say what works for me. I'd like to say what will work for you but your blood, body, gender, activity, and racial type change everything about how you're going to lose weight. What works for me is-- sticking to the plan. I generally know how many calories I'm going to burn in a week. I put that in my goal tracking info on the main page then I stick to the middle of each of my food tracker ranges. That way I'm never going under or over. I workout (cardio) about an hour a day with the exception of Sunday (that's my sleepy day.) I do dance classes and in general anything that will get my heart rate to about 135 and keep it around there for 20 or more minutes. 20 min is important to maintain it because it releases acids in your body that #1 change your hormones to make you crave working out #2 cleanse your organs and #3 puts you in a weight loss heart rate zone. Monday, Weds, and Friday I do my strength training. I start on arms (bicepts, under arm, chest, and the fatty area under my armpit). Then I move to my abs with crunches and side bends. Then legs include butt, hams, quads, then standing on my toes repeatedly to work my calves. Calves I'm not really worried about because I'm a big girl so walking is toning my calves. 2 things I take into consideration- # anything over an hour at a time of working out can actually be harmful to my body. The muscles need to cool down. #2 If I'm going to go over or under my calorie burn by 500 I HAVE to put it in my weekly tracker so it knows the right calories to take in. I also watch my salt intake, eat on the outside ring of the grocery store (food that spoils, everything else is hard for your body to digest), and drink a cup of milk every day. I've lost 40 lbs in 2 1/2 months. Hopefully this helps. 3228 days ago
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