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How You Can Lose 50 Pounds In 90 Days

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As a nurse, we hear about the obesity epidemic more now than ever. You see it in your patients and sometimes in yourself. As nurses, we are looked up to by our patients and should represent the image of health. Yet, this is often not the case. . If you are struggling with losing weight, you are not alone out there. Today, I am going to give you five ways you can start becoming a fat burning machine. You are reading page 7 of How You Can Lose 50 Pounds In 90 Days. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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I had lap band converted to gastric bypass 5/25. Today I'm 28lbs lighter and it's only been a month. So I can see how weight loss surgery can produce 50 lbs in 90 days. I'm not certain that I could be that successful dieting. This surgery had been very educational for me. The way that you have to progress into eating makes you realize how much eating is psychological versus hunger. Sweets and sugars are automatically out of the diet and cause Dumping Syndrome so are avoided. The foods that I used to love & crave are no longer of interest. The cravings and food addictions are gone. I am able to introduce exercise again tomorrow. This is a lifestyle change that is maintainable for me as I do not feel deprived. Diets in general were never maintainable for me. Everyone needs to find a program that they are able to maintain.

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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Eating real foods and cutting sugar (especially the hidden sugars) is very effective for weight loss, but I'm skeptical that anyone would safely lose 50 pounds in 3 months.

8 pounds/ month is average without surgery.

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How do you know they had longevity ? short lives I would presume and it a serious subject. No pixs of ancient man exists nor do their bones depict what they ate. The terrain from today's world very different, nature at it's best....

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How do you know they had longevity ? short lives I would presume and it a serious subject. No pixs of ancient man exists nor do their bones depict what they ate. The terrain from today's world very different, nature at it's best....

I'm not saying they had longevity, I'm saying eating a paleo diet now, without the harsh environmental exposure plus all of our modern advantagss is the idea behind the diet.

I don't follow a paleo diet but I don't get the criticism of it. It's not an unhealthy diet and it's obviously much better than the average American diet. With our obesity and chronic illness epidemics, I would never discourage someone from making an attempt to improve and/or maintain their health.

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As I'm getting older, I find that I have less tolerance for meat, dairy and processed food. It actually makes me physically ill.

Every morning I make fresh juice: lemon slices, kale, berries and a scoop of vanilla whey powder. You can mix any combination of fruits you like and blend it.

Snacks are usually eggs, oatmeal, nuts or more fruit.

Dinner is vegetables and brown rice. I'll eat ground turkey or chicken twice a week and fish another day.

Everyone is different, but the processed foods and hidden sugars are terrible and promote weight gain.

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Surg-OncRN has 11 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg., Oncology, Observational Units.

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Thanks for reading the article NrsCathy! One misunderstanding is that fat can be taken from certain areas of the body like the belly for example. The best way to lose abdominal fat is by losing fat over your entire body. Apply the concepts in the article and as your body decreases it's fat percentage your belly fat will disappear as well. Don't pay attention to anything that says it will help you lose fat in one area of the body and not the rest. People store body fat in different areas and ways than other people may. Keep a lot of good fats in your diet and it will make the process much more enjoyable. Lose body fat is about hormones(insulin and setting your body up to burn fat not hold on to it) not calories in and calories out.

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Don't pay attention to anything that says it will help you lose fat in one area of the body and not the rest.
I concur. Spot reduction is a big, fat myth (pun intended).

If a person aims for comprehensive fat burning via moderate to high intensity cardio exercise and some weight training to raise the metabolic rate, all areas of the body should lose fat proportionally.

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Surg-OncRN has 11 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg., Oncology, Observational Units.

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Thanks to everyone who has read the article. I have appreciated all the comments. The good and the bad have given me lots of information to see what you guys are thinking. I am here to help the nursing community be as healthy as possible.

The title of the article is totally doable, but it depends on how much weight you need to lose, your motivation, and how tightly you will stick with the concepts mentioned. One purpose was for the title to catch more attention, and it worked. The more people who read this information the better. I see so many of my fellow nurses who need this information and need to put it into action in their lives. This information has not made it into main stream medicine for the most part and that is why their is so much confusion and controversy over this topic. Applying this information will not make anybody any money and that is one reason it is very slow to move into mainstream medicine.

It was not meant to be an end all be all article about fat loss, but I did want to get some new ideas out there you may not have been thinking about. The purpose of the article is to stimulate you to do your own research on the topic, but get you going in the right direction. Not where the marketing machines want you to go.

Weight loss is about hormones and satiety(with fat) not calories in and calories out. Calories in and calories out is a sure way to having a miserable experience, being malnourished, increasing your cortisol level which puts your body in a stressful state(impossible to lose weight), and putting all the weight back on again. Approach fat loss by optimizing your hormones(decrease insulin) and keeping full or satisfied. This is done by including a lot of good fats in your diet and minimizing calories from carbohydrates in your diet(most vegetables are fine because they do not have any calories). Carbohydrates are different for everyone, but generally it should be between five and thirty percent. Males usually do better on a low carb diet due to more testosterone in their bodies.

I promise if you gave it thirty days you would be amazed at the results.

I hope the article was helpful for you and that you will continue to share it with your fellow nurses, friends and anyone that can benefit from the information.

I am looking forward to writing more article for Allnurses in the future about health directed at nurses. Please PM me with any suggestions you have for future articles or roadblocks you have come up against in you health journey. I look forward to continue to serve the nursing community.

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I did the ketogenic diet and lost quite a bit of weight. Definitely could have done 50 lbs in 90 days, if I had kept at it. I had some personal issues that made it impossible to continue at that time. I fully intend to return to the lifestyle change when I am able. I felt so much better, could think more clearly and did not need as much sleep while on this diet.

And one of the huge benefits, for me, was decreased pain and joint stiffness. I have symptoms of a pinched nerve in my left shoulder/arm, with pain extending down to my fingers. I also have arthritis in my left knee and generalized achiness in my joints. I noticed that while eating ketogenically, this pain disappeared. I was so shocked and thought I was imagining it, but my husband even remarked that I had not been complaining of pain in my shoulder and that I was moving better. Now that I have returned to my old way of eating- carbs, carbs and more carbs- this pain and stiffness has returned. I can't wait until my personal situation changes, so that I will again be able to return to, what is for me, the best, healthiest diet.

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I did the ketogenic diet and lost quite a bit of weight. Definitely could have done 50 lbs in 90 days, if I had kept at it. I had some personal issues that made it impossible to continue at that time. I fully intend to return to the lifestyle change when I am able. I felt so much better, could think more clearly and did not need as much sleep while on this diet.

And one of the huge benefits, for me, was decreased pain and joint stiffness. I have symptoms of a pinched nerve in my left shoulder/arm, with pain extending down to my fingers. I also have arthritis in my left knee and generalized achiness in my joints. I noticed that while eating ketogenically, this pain disappeared. I was so shocked and thought I was imagining it, but my husband even remarked that I had not been complaining of pain in my shoulder and that I was moving better. Now that I have returned to my old way of eating- carbs, carbs and more carbs- this pain and stiffness has returned. I can't wait until my personal situation changes, so that I will again be able to return to, what is for me, the best, healthiest diet.

NurseJoy sometimes it can be the gluten in bread that causes the joint pain. I am not advocating for gluten free foods because a lot of them are not good for you. I heard an expert the other day talking about how when her clients eliminate gluten out of their diet their arthritis basically disappears. So you may not have to give up every carb to get pain relief but for maximum weight loss ketogenic diet is definitely best.

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I'm not a nurse yet, but I've lost well over 40 lbs, but not in 90 days. I know what I can do better to lose that weight and more faster, though.

You know those hundreds of different diet books that promise you stuff? Throw them out.

All it comes down to is calories in versus calories out. It's that simple. You do need to watch what you eat and exercise, too.

I used a Cybex Arc Trainer and burned 50 lbs in 6 months. I wasn't counting my calories, so I didn't maximize my burning potential.

Find your basal metabolic rate using a good calculator online.

Find your BMR, then eat a few hundred calories below that.

While doing that, use the Cybex Arc Trainer. Before doing 8 sets of high-intensity 10-minute intervals, I'd take 3 'Meta-Ignite' pills. Before you say anything, they worked for me, and I'm wearing scrubs 3 sizes smaller than I did when I started.

Weighing your food with a food scale to the gram and counting every single calorie you consume is how you will know your caloric intake. I've been doing that. It works. Within that caloric limit (say 2,000 calories), you need a healthy ratio of protein, good complex carbs, and healthy fats. I work with a protein/carb/fat ratio of 40:40:20. I know and use this because I am also a bodybuilder, and have experience bulking and cutting, too. Counting calories is critical, and what you put into your body is crucial.

I like boneless/skinless chicken breast that's NOT pumped with sodium, and I cut off the white fatty tidbits. Best protein source I have so far. As for complex carbohydrates I like my long-grain brown rice. For fat I opt for avocado, extra virgin olive oil, organic peanut butter, and roasted cashews. I also count the few calories green vegetables provide, and I eat them frequently. Roasted broccoli and asparagus are king.

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Thanks to everyone who has read the article. I have appreciated all the comments. The good and the bad have given me lots of information to see what you guys are thinking. I am here to help the nursing community be as healthy as possible.

The title of the article is totally doable, but it depends on how much weight you need to lose, your motivation, and how tightly you will stick with the concepts mentioned. One purpose was for the title to catch more attention, and it worked. The more people who read this information the better. I see so many of my fellow nurses who need this information and need to put it into action in their lives. This information has not made it into main stream medicine for the most part and that is why their is so much confusion and controversy over this topic. Applying this information will not make anybody any money and that is one reason it is very slow to move into mainstream medicine.

It was not meant to be an end all be all article about fat loss, but I did want to get some new ideas out there you may not have been thinking about. The purpose of the article is to stimulate you to do your own research on the topic, but get you going in the right direction. Not where the marketing machines want you to go.

Weight loss is about hormones and satiety(with fat) not calories in and calories out. Calories in and calories out is a sure way to having a miserable experience, being malnourished, increasing your cortisol level which puts your body in a stressful state(impossible to lose weight), and putting all the weight back on again. Approach fat loss by optimizing your hormones(decrease insulin) and keeping full or satisfied. This is done by including a lot of good fats in your diet and minimizing calories from carbohydrates in your diet(most vegetables are fine because they do not have any calories). Carbohydrates are different for everyone, but generally it should be between five and thirty percent. Males usually do better on a low carb diet due to more testosterone in their bodies.

I promise if you gave it thirty days you would be amazed at the results.

I hope the article was helpful for you and that you will continue to share it with your fellow nurses, friends and anyone that can benefit from the information.

I am looking forward to writing more article for Allnurses in the future about health directed at nurses. Please PM me with any suggestions you have for future articles or roadblocks you have come up against in you health journey. I look forward to continue to serve the nursing community.

The bold bit is mine.

I'm going to have to vehemently disagree with the bold bit. Losing weight is absolutely about calories in and calories out. It's very basic physics. You need x amount of energy. You eat x amount of energy - if you don't eat enough, you'll use up your reserves (fat). Now, there are obviously conditions that impact the calories out part, because it's all regulated by hormones, but those are the exception, not the rule.

Cutting carbs works for a lot of people, because carbs are calorie dense. So you cut carbs - you cut calories. Foods with heavy carbs are also less satiating because they generally lack fat and protein - both will help you feel fuller, longer.

Calorie counting is the best way to achieve weight loss goals, IMO - because it sets you up for life with an understanding of how much an actual portion is, and what marcos do and why it's important to know what's in your food. People should walk away with the understanding that ice cream isn't going to make you fat. Too much ice cream will though. You can go low carb with calorie counting, or not - it will still work.

I think everyone has to find what works for them, obviously. But having lost 90 pounds (and kept it off), while eating 100-150g of carbs a day, I hate to see people advocate for one method of weight loss only. People get intimidated by "diets" because most are really strict and therefore intimidating. If someone had told me three years ago that I could only lose weight by going low carb, I never would have tried. We need to be sending the message that there are many ways to achieve a calorie deficit and that it should be adjusted to fit your lifestyle.

People need to be educated about realistic goals (how much you can safely lose a week, to eat as much as you can while staying within your calorie goals and how to set appropriate calorie goals - not 1200 a day).

All my opinion, of course.

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