Weight gain - don't know how to lose it...can someone suggest something

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I am finding it difficult to lose weight and have gained lots of weight around my stomach. I love eating white rice and curries everyday. I just don't know how to change my diet. I suffer from acid reflux problems and do take medicitation for it.  For a long time. I just don't know whether I do comfort eating and how to stop eating it. I have tried weight watcher but it has not worked for me. Can someone please recommend something? Thanks

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    hi

    if you want to lose weight then you have to use up more calories than you eat.

    look at your activity levels: are you an active person, always moving around / walking etc or do you have a sedentary lifestyle with a lot of sitting down? can you increase the amount of activity that you do?

    also llok at what you eat. you say that you love white rice and curry but how is the curry made? reduce the quantity of oil / ghee that is used? eat a smaller portion? (some people use a smaller bowl/dish to help them eat less).

    you are on the way already becasue you have realised that it is not good to gain weight around the middle. how long did you try weightwatchers? why did it not work?

    best wishes

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    Hi Sarah, it is a good thing to decide that you want to shed weight because you are overweight, or putting on. Anyone can go it. It comes with a lot of discipline my dear. Exercises help but dieting is the sure way out. Try not to skip meals so you don't do binge eating. Take healthy breakfast like wheat or oats in the mornings, some vegetables for snack and eat what you love at lunch but in smaller quantity. Do well not to eat 3 hours before you go to bed. You can talk to a dietician too but reducing your fat and carbohydrates will surely help. Discipline is the way to go. Its hard work but if you are able to stay by it, you will shed some weight.
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    I am struggling with my weight too. I started cooking fresh and healthy home and give up take aways. Hope you are well.
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      I am struggling but I am going to take your advice and start cooking fresh and eating more vegetables. Very difficult to do so but I will try!
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      Thank you for your advice. I have started walking everyday at lunch time for 30 mins, I don't do any other excercises at the moment and I try to drink as much water as possible. I am hoping to make changes to my diet and lose weight. I have become unfit and don't excercise regularly like I use to. I just want to change this and regain my fitness. I had a car accident early this year and suffered whiplash injury and I still can't do classes like zumba and aerobics anymore. So I have gained weight around my stomach... i do get breathless sometimes and I also have knee pain. But I am trying to improve my health.
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      hi again

      excellent news that you have started walking at lunch times.

      if you've recently had a car accident then i think it is very wise of you to take precautions and not to do zumba and aerobics. take things very easy as you don't want to risk creating an injury.

      how about doing some of the stretching and cooling down exercises though, (eg as at the start and end of your classes), on a daily basis eg in the mornings. that should help you to maintain suppleness.

       

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