weight loss

#1
Hi all I desperately want to loose weight (around my waist mainly) I have gained since I was made redundant. The problem I have is that I can't afford to go to a gym or buy weights etc, and due to my knees I can't run. I have recently started cycling but again can't ride for long distances.
What I would like to know is there any exercise's I can do apart from sit ups to help reduce my waist size, any advise would be gratefully received.
 
#3
Sit-ups won't reduce your waist size.

Eat less.











Then get used to cycling long distances, which will keep you fit - but remember, it's always much easier to not eat something in the first place than it is to burn it off.
 
#4
Same for me. Swimming is the best as there's no real strain on the knee joints. Eat healthy and lose weight steadily. Don't do fad diets. You can eat everything in moderation. Buy smaller plates so you eat less. Walking's good but stop if there's a lot of pain. Take it easy, you're not in a race.
 
#5
Hi all I desperately want to loose weight (around my waist mainly) I have gained since I was made redundant. The problem I have is that I can't afford to go to a gym or buy weights etc, and due to my knees I can't run. I have recently started cycling but again can't ride for long distances.
Have you tried adjusting the cleats on your shoes and/or the position that you cycle in? That might be an issue for your knees after a few miles.
 
#6
already started to eat less my main problem used to be that I ate late at night which i know is bad and i have started to go for a walk after I eat so hopefully i will start to see a difference soon thanks for the advise guys
 
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Screw_The_Nut

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#7
Do high intensity circuits that won't damage your knees further. Stick things like heaves, pressups, situps etc into them
 
#8
Don't eat cereal for breakfast, have fruit instead.
Have a medium sized meal for lunch, preferably rice or pasta to give you some carbs to give you energy for the day.
Have a large salad (doesn't have to be boring) or meat/fish and steamed veg for dinner.

Cut down on bread or eliminate it completely.

Keep on cycling and go for swims if you can.
 
#9
Mate, there is no secret. You say your knees are shot - that shouldn't prevent you from walking around a bit more. Have you tried joining a weight watchers or slimming world club in your area? That will give you some mutual support, with the added benefit that there are always some decent MILF types trying to lose a few pounds in amongst all the whales who are only there for the social scene! :)
I was in a bit of a rut after leaving the Army last year and just got lazy and fat. Me and the missus signed up for Slimming World in May this year and since then I have lost over a stone and a half. It is NOT a diet programme, but guides you towards sensible eating. Add in a bit of physical activity (within your limits) and Bob's your Uncle. It really is simple. Less calories in, more weight off. Good Luck.
 
#11
Me and my wife have put on a lot of weight, I can't exercise because nothing really happens, but we've both lost weight, my wife, slowly but steadily, I lost a stone, my wife a stone and a half.

She suffers from hypoglieceamia so it has to be slow.

She packed in the cereals, now has a boiled egg, plus 1 slice of toast, a big fruit salad for lunch (all good stuff... nectarine, pineapple, whatever, in fresh orange juice)

Then in the evening we try to have a piece of meat, fish etc, with veg..... but without too much carbs.

It's a long term thing.... we still have the odd small fish and chips, so it doesn't feel like punishment.
 

jarrod248

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#12
Lots of GP's prescribe and refer to fitness / gyms these days. Have you thought about that line? They can do the whole thing from dieting to actually taking you on phys.

Don't know if it's a regional thing or across the board, Jarrod or one of the medically posters might know though.

Best of luck with it in anycase OP.
Called excercise referral scheme, get in quick it'll dry up.
 
#13
It sounds daft but eat less and excercise more, it ain't rocket science there are no mystic ways. Body fat is distributed wherever your genetically designed to put it and you cannot "target" areas. The less you weigh the skinnier you will get.
 
#14
Cut all dairy, sugar and starches out of your diet - no bread, grains or potatoes. Replace with meat (at least 30 grams of protein per meal) and plenty of proper veg, keep fruit to a minimum and drink shitloads of water. That'll be enough to start shifting some serious weight without exercise, but if you really want to kick it up a gear try to get all your eating done inside of an eight hour window - so if your first meal is at 10.00 you'd finish your last before 18.00.

If you fancy getting back into good shape without knacking your knees you could do a lot worse than popping into your local boxing club.
 
#15
Change your bike if you are using a MTB on the road, if money is an issue get higer pressure slick tyres and a rigid fork for it.

Slogging along on road on knobblies soon gets to be no fun and will wear a newbie out in rapid order.
 
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exmunkey

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#16
All good advice above. Keep a food diary of everything you eat, that will help you cut down on the useless calories.

Depending how bad your knees are do a fast walk for as long as you can or if they are up to it find a tower block and walk up the stairs take the lift down and keep doing it till your legs can't take a step. Depending on what your knee prob is a brace or strapping can help while exercising

The fat will most likely leave your abdomen the last, just keep at it. I'm doing carb depleted training at the mo, ie training without having eaten first to encourage fat burn, theres pros and cons. take it slow and steady
 
#18
Hi all I desperately want to loose weight (around my waist mainly) I have gained since I was made redundant. The problem I have is that I can't afford to go to a gym or buy weights etc, and due to my knees I can't run. I have recently started cycling but again can't ride for long distances.
What I would like to know is there any exercise's I can do apart from sit ups to help reduce my waist size, any advise would be gratefully received.
If you haven't already, cut out the booze. This alone will shift me 4 lbs or so in a given 6wk period.

Good luck
 
#19
Oh, another thing you could try is rope skipping for 15-30 minutes at a time on a regular basis. Depending on your knees.

You'll burn more skipping for 15 minutes than jogging for 30.
 
#20
Firstly eat less but make sure you don't miss out on what you like ( in moderation ) .... Try not to eat later than 19.00 , go for brisk walks if not go swimming .

My Mate has managed to loose 12 kgs in 2 months by just doing that .... As someone also mentioned go to Weight Watchers or try the Cambridge diet shakes plus a home cooked evening meal ! Google Cambridge diet , all the best .
 

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