Diets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to lose 5 kgs. And i want an easy diet , it can be fast or slow i don't care as long as it cuts out alot of calories. Please help me and share any of your previous...


I want to lose 5 kgs. And i want an easy diet , it can be fast or slow i don't care as long as it cuts out alot of calories. Please help me and share any of your previous trials or experience. Thanks!

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William Delaney eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I have recently lost almost fifty pounds over a period of about ten months. I used the internet to find out how many calories per day would be needed to maintain the weight I wanted to get down to. Then whenever I ate or drank anything I wrote down the approximate number of calories I had consumed. (I am still doing this.) I tried to keep the daily total down to the number I needed to maintain my target weight. It has worked splendidly so far. It is not hard to determine how many calories there are in practically everything. If it isn't shown on the label, you can look it up online. Just plug in "Number of calories needed to maintain weight," or something like that. There are many sites. You would find them interesting if you're not familiar with them already. Most of them ask your gender, height, age, and lifestyle, i.e., whether you are sedentary, active, etc. And they give you the number of calories per day you can consume. I am not a cook at all, so I can't give you any recipes. I eat a lot of frozen things which I nuke in my microwave. I have also used the internet to look up low-calorie foods. Some things are so low I don't even count them. 

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

No such thing as an easy diet, in my opinion.

This depends a lot on what you eat.  If you eat a lot of snacks or calorie-heavy foods, that would be the easiest thing to cut.  Like if you drink soda often or eat junk food, it would be relatively easy to stop that.

Remember also that how many calories you use up counts as much as how many you consume.  So if you can increase your physical activity, you can help yourself lose weight.

But in my opinion, there is nothing that is completely easy when it comes to losing weight.


brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If time is not a factor, changing a few simple habits can make all the difference in losing weight for the long term.  Working out both the upper and lower body to increase your muscle mass will help, because muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue, even while you are at rest.  Secondly, try eating small meals, a few hours apart, five or six times a day.  It maintains your metabolism over the course of a day.  Lastly, eat less fat and more protein, as this is food for your muscles and the body doesn't store it as fat tissue.  Good luck!

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
The easiest diet is to just eat what you normally do, but eat less of it. Try to cut out foods high in sugar and calories. One easy thing is to just cut out soda and candy. Many people don't realize how many calories they drink. Little snacks can add up. But just don't finish your meals and you'll lose weight.

As far as diets go, it all depends on the kind of person you are and your normal eating habits, i would suggest don't eat after 8 (this helps reduce bloating), or try not to eat after then, also, eat small meals about a cup size every 2 hours instead of 3 full course meals. Exercise always helps and speeds up your metabolism, so even if you don't want to run, go out for a walk, its not only really good for your body but its very calming as well. Oh yeah, Drink lots of water.

coolnoda | Student

Thank you, I'll keep that in mind =)

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