Is there a medical reason you cant loose weight?? Like your Thyroid?? If not diet and exercise, more moving than eating, you have to expend more calories than you take in or you wont loose anything.
Now most people start to gain muscle which weights more than fat, so if you notice a difference in your body (like with how your clothes fit) but not on the scale that's why, your toning and building muscle.
Re: Need Weight Loss
By: Personified Moderator / Knowledgeable May 31, 2017
Post # 5
Weight loss is a tricky subject, and normally one I'd suggest more mundane means to achieve. I say this as someone who has lost literally over 100 pounsd in the last year - and none of it was magical.
As someone else mentioned, there can be medical or health reasons you struggle to lose weight. This is where I would advise you to first seek out a doctor, two doctors, and get some opinions on your weight and why you struggle to lose it. A bariatric doctor and/or a nutritionist would be good doctors to potentially look into, if you weight above a certain amount, aren't losing any more, and it is becoming a health hazard. Definitely seek out some professional medical advice along your weightloss journey. This is very important.
Changing how you eat is a big step. There are lots of resources online that can help you. It's important to find a diet that works for you but also that is livable. This is where a nutritionist could help you design a personalized meal plan that meets your expenditure needs. Exercise is also key to changing your weight. My doctor recommended I get into weight lifting, which helped me to lose weight and gain muscle instead. You should speak to your doctor about which type of exercise is best for you. Cardio can be great for initial shedding of weight.
As for a magical approach, I like some of the ideas listed above. You could do positive affirmations, mantras, and chants to motivate yourself or turn yourself away from bad habits. You might find that meditation and yoga can help you in terms of physically loosening up, and something to aid you in your exercise. Heck, even just lighting a candle, looking at yourself in the mirror, and focusing on your intent to get healthy could work for you.
that's a weight loss aid, it won't make you loose weight, but it should help with cravings and will power. i suggest speaking with a dietitian [if you can't afford one, perhaps an app that tracks calories and nutrition, this should included how much your body needs to loose weight at a healthy pace] they should be able to determine what the issue might be and how to alter your diet to help you. sugar is my big problem [and thats hidden everywhere] my other problem is i don't eat enough so my body typically stores what i eat. look into a healthy diet primarily of fruits, vegetables and legumes [not a 'no meat' but it might be wise to limit it to one meal a day just be sure you're having foods with protein like peanut butter]
gradually cut out the junk food [quitting cold turkey leaves the possibility of binge eating] try to find healthy alternatives [popcorn instead of chips, dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, infused water instead of pop] also, for exercise, try walking a little more [stairs instead of the elevator is a simple one, you could also walk around your building at lunch a step counter can help you keep track of how much or little you walk] you might also wish to research activities you may find fun, then look into either youtube videos, or local classes [classes while scary can help you meet friends and keep you motivated]
weight gain/loss can be the result of a number of things, poor diet, no exercise, stress [oh, be sure to drink plenty of water, destress, and have enough sleep, same time every day] and/or a medical issue, so you might consider hedging your bets, not only speaking with a dietitian, but also a doctor, psychiatrist, and personal trainer to see if there is an underlying issue beyond 'junk food and not exercising' [and trust me, i'm not saying that's what you're doing, i have weight problems too, but everyone likes to convince themselves what they love is healthy. so maybe it's staying up until 2am playing videogames, or smoking, or drinking a gallon of pop a day, talking with different professionals can help you pinpoint the issue] best of luck!
Re: Need Weight Loss
By: Oroboros / Novice Jun 01, 2017
Post # 7
Good advice! You do need to put in the effort in the physical world, but if making a talisman or doing a spell helps with the mental part of motivation. Do it all, and do it every day. mostly, get moving.