any suggestions would be appreciated.
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any suggestions would be appreciated.
thank you. that is very helpful. how would eating one pack of ramen and like a banana for a snack, along with a bunch of water work for like 2 or 3 days?
okay. good advice from all of you guys.
right off the bat, it's not "binge eating" at night. it's maybe a bowl of cereal, i have actually been staying away from ramen late at night as of late. and the only time i do this late night eating is when i'm at home for summer. i will definitely work to cut that out though cuz that's my first goal.
it's hard not to have pre-processed foods at college cuz that's almost all my food options. when i eat at the dining hall i add a salad, cereal, fruit to get me full so i don't have to eat so much of the unhealthy options. because of this i actually do a great job of keeping my weight down at school.
it's just when i get home and all these good snacks are available by just walking downstairs, my aforementioned lack of self restraint kicks in and i gain a few pounds. it's actually easier to eat healthy here as well because we have a bunch of healthy food too.
i probably made my typical diet sound a lot worse than it really is (because ramen noodles are not part of the equation normally). i actully do eat a lot of fruit and good carbs like wheat. i rarely eat fast food and don't drink soda and all that jazz.
so i don't mind the harsh words. it's actually what i kinda expected from here.
okay, i have another question. i've always heard that "don't eat after a certain time" thing, so i was wondering. if your sleep habits shift towards a later time (like going to bed at 4-ish and waking up around noon) doesn't your body also change its cycle, thus allowing you to eat a little bit later without too many negative effects?
and i definitely know about unhealthy snacks. last month i had a pre-packaged muffin and a bag of lays and that was over 800 calories alone. crazy!
what's like the BEST thing that'll keep me full for a long time, cuz i can't seem to find anything that does.
and i'm already heeding your guys' advice. like i said before i was panning on eating just ramen and a banana for the day. but i decided against it. i made myself a bowl of broccoli. and it was very filling for the miniscule amount of calories it has.
also would you mind telling me some of those recommendations for quick water weight loss? i just wanna hear what it is.
Changing sleep habits require quite a while to get used to, now imagine changing how your entire body reacts to what you eat, that takes even longer. It took me years to break my fast acting metabolism and put on mass, and thats only with difficulty, so I wouldnt bet on your body adapting to your new habits. Its funny, because the body adapts much more quickly to other things, but how you digest food ect ( metabolism) takes a long long time to change unless your on meds
As far as filling you up for a long time, look for slow acting carbs. Yams are great, as is %100 mutligrain products, oatmeal is fantastic for keeping you full. I would also eat plenty of vegtibles, as they are mostly water, but can be very filling
And my reccamendations for water loss, either involve the use of legal dieuretics ( ie dandilyon root) combined with small dosages of caffeine, you can also get water shedding compounds at GNC, but that is soley for short term water loss. It will not burn any fat whatsoever. And you should consult with a health care practitioner or a doctor before using any type of dieuretic, solely for water loss.
i appreciate the concern. the motivation for losing this bit of weight so quickly is because i'm going on vacation on friday. going to vegas (buffets and what not) and disneyland and universal studios where i'll be doing a lot of snacking, and not the healthy stuff, so i'm trying to build a bit of buffer room. i already feel like i look best at around 120 pounds and the 3 extra pounds i have don't sound like much, but it looks so much different in a mirror. luckily everywhere we're going entails a lot of walking, so it won't be SO horrible.
i can assure you that i don't have any sort of eating disorder, in fact my mom is constantly commenting on the amount of food i eat for my size. my biggest problem on a regular basis (when i'm not trying to lose some weight) is that when i eat, i don't have any self restraint and i don't always eat the healthiest stuff. also i don't eat the typical 3 meals a day or 5-6 small meals. i have never been one for that, mainly because when i eat a meal, i don't get hungry for a really long time. i ususally eat in the late afternoon, but i get hungry again after midnight, and eat some cereal or ramen then. i know eating late is really bad for you, so that's the first thing i was trying to cut off.
i was thinking of the ramen/banana as my meal for the day and not merely a snack, but now i think i'll throw in some broccoli or oat meal as a snack when the hunger gets really bad.
once again, good advice and i will listen to it. especially the disclaimer, i've had that woozy feeling before from not having much to eat and it's not very pleasant.
also, can you tell me the recommended caloric intake for a 19 year old guy? i saw somewhere like 2900 calories, and that seems way excessive to me.
Doesn't ramen contain a ton of sodium? if so it'll cause you to retain water weight.
Any particular reason why you're looking to lose a quick 5 pounds?
Medically speaking, you're currently well under your ideal body weight of 145 lb if female, and 155 lb if male, based on your height of 5'9". You must have an extremely thin body frame of 120 plus pounds.
If you are looking to make a lower weight class, the easiest thing to do is eat a larger portion in the mornings for breakfast, and as you progress through the day, cut your serving sizes down. Please do not forget to include protein; remember you have essentially been fasting for 8 hours (or whatever number of hours) during sleep. Consider cutting complex and simple carbohydrates 6 hours before you go to sleep at night. Vegetables and fruits are still appropriate as long as its in moderation during this 6 hour window.
Eat small meals, if possible fit in 3 regular meals and 3 snack periods in between (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, extremely small snack). Protein for breakfast and protein for dinner is important. Fruits would be your best friend for snacks. Consider hydrating yourself well with water given its lack of caloric yet filling effect.
Consider doing sit-ups, crunches at night on a empty stomach, either nightly or every two nights (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Also do not forget to stretch your abdominal muscles. Consider back extensions. Simply contracting muscles makes them fuller. Exercise balls are great here. Stretching the muscle helps to elongate them. Your abdominals need that stretch factor too. Have a glass or couple glasses of water post abdominal workout. Sleep on an empty stomach.
And obviously, a quick unhealthy, rapid and highly effective method would be to skip meals entirely. Consider the breakfast and afternoon dense meal, followed by two snack attack, and skip your dinner meal. We want to keep your metabolism revved up, so snacking would be great to curve any hunger that might devastate your short term weight loss goal.
One key to remember is that VEGETABLES and FRUITS would be your best friend. They are low in calorie so you can load up on them to keep yourself fuller.
Ideal Body Weight
Body Surface Area, Body Mass Index