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Nemi
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Any weight loss tips?

Feb 10th, 2016, 16:21 PM   #1
 
I have now been ttc for over 2 years.

I consider myself to my relatively healthy. I don't drink or smoke. I eat a fairly balanced diet. I do eat chocolate sometimes and like an occassional glass of coke.

I don't exercise as often as I should, it sort of goes in phases of nothing one week to 4 times the next and I know I need to sort that out.

I am a size 12 and always thought I was okay.

I went to my first ttc hospital appointment this week and was told that my BMI is 26.6 which id in the overweight category

Ideally it wants to be 25 or under.

Has anyone had any experience with losing weight for ttc and does anyone have any tips?

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Feb 10th, 2016, 20:18 PM   #2
 
Not necessarily for TTC, but I do have plenty of experience with yoyo weight!
I lost 2.5 stone before my wedding in 3 months - too quick to be completely healthy mind you, and not recommended for TTC.

I also lost another 1.5stone before I got my BFP as I was on a low GI diet for PCOS (can't recommend enough, and a very easy way of losing weight).

As cliche as it is, there really are two things:

1. Portion control
2. Move more (really difficult for me, I'd rather eat even less than exercise!)

You really don't need faddy diets, literally just eat less. Even a little bit.

I used a fitness app which you input EVERYTHING into (even ketchup used, sauces, squash, drink), and you really see where your calories are coming from and what you can easily cut out. Sugar in tea was a big one for me - and once I'd cut that one, weight fell off.
 
 

 
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Feb 10th, 2016, 21:01 PM   #3
 
Agreed; move more, eat less really does work.

I have to watch what I eat quite a lot as I'm inclined to overindulge. I've always found that recording what I eat helps a lot. I used to use notebooks but use My Fitness Pal now which can be downloaded for free. Little things like measuring how much oil you use when you cook or how much cheese you put in a sandwich can make a real difference.

Wearing a pedometer is an easy way to keep tabs on general activity levels and help you make little changes eg getting off the bus a stop early, parking at the far end of a car park, taking stairs instead of lift as you can see the difference it makes.

The important thing is not to set yourself unrealistic targets and not to ban certain foods, just to limit them - there's nothing like an absolute ban on cake, chocolate or ice cream to make you crave it all the more and then binge!
 
 

 
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Feb 11th, 2016, 14:56 PM   #4
 
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Originally Posted by kittykitchn View Post
Not necessarily for TTC, but I do have plenty of experience with yoyo weight!
I lost 2.5 stone before my wedding in 3 months - too quick to be completely healthy mind you, and not recommended for TTC.

I also lost another 1.5stone before I got my BFP as I was on a low GI diet for PCOS (can't recommend enough, and a very easy way of losing weight).

As cliche as it is, there really are two things:

1. Portion control
2. Move more (really difficult for me, I'd rather eat even less than exercise!)

You really don't need faddy diets, literally just eat less. Even a little bit.

I used a fitness app which you input EVERYTHING into (even ketchup used, sauces, squash, drink), and you really see where your calories are coming from and what you can easily cut out. Sugar in tea was a big one for me - and once I'd cut that one, weight fell off.
I looked up GI diets online. All my favourite foods seem to be high GI.

I know I need to move more! I'm really good at making excuses not do it!

I'm looking at this as a test. How much do I want to be a healthy weight?
 
 
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Feb 11th, 2016, 15:35 PM   #5
 
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Originally Posted by kittykitchn View Post
Not necessarily for TTC, but I do have plenty of experience with yoyo weight!
I lost 2.5 stone before my wedding in 3 months - too quick to be completely healthy mind you, and not recommended for TTC.

I also lost another 1.5stone before I got my BFP as I was on a low GI diet for PCOS (can't recommend enough, and a very easy way of losing weight).

As cliche as it is, there really are two things:

1. Portion control
2. Move more (really difficult for me, I'd rather eat even less than exercise!)

You really don't need faddy diets, literally just eat less. Even a little bit.

I used a fitness app which you input EVERYTHING into (even ketchup used, sauces, squash, drink), and you really see where your calories are coming from and what you can easily cut out. Sugar in tea was a big one for me - and once I'd cut that one, weight fell off.
I looked up GI diets online. All my favourite foods seem to be high GI.

I know I need to move more! I'm really good at making excuses not do it!

I'm looking at this as a test. How much do I want to be a healthy weight?

It's definitely not the "nicest" diet, but definitely is a healthy way. It was hard cutting out carbs, but definitely a quick way of dropping pounds xx
 
 

 
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Feb 12th, 2016, 16:43 PM   #6
 
I lost 2st whilst TTC. I had no choice, I was borderline for fertility treatment so had to get my BMI down from 29.5 to something much nearer 25 otherwise I knew I ran the risk of getting through all the tests before IVF and then being told no just cos I'd craved cake the week before appointment (I had nightmares and everything lol!)
I took my time as I knew it needed to be a change I could stick to in case fertility treatment took a number of years. I took up some exercise classes at the gym and started running, something I thought I would hate but I really came to enjoy the adrenaline you get from a good workout. Portion control and cut carbs is the best advice I can give on food. I had no idea what a portion of rice or potatoes ought to be until I actually looked it up and realised I would normal eat twice the recommended!!
I've put on quite a bit of weight during my pregnancy but I've just not been giving two hoots about how much I eat as food is also a massive comfort to me. As long as I am getting all my vitamins for the baby I don't care, I don't fear loosing weight anymore in fact I can't wait to get running again and feel nice and fit.
Good luck with it, you really don't have that much to loose so just a few little changes should do the trick xx
 
 

 
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Mar 18th, 2016, 17:59 PM   #7
 
My friend sent me this site because I was also looking for weight loss tips, you may want to check it out https://authoritynutrition.com/26-ev...ght-loss-tips/
 
 
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Mar 28th, 2016, 11:48 AM   #8
 
About tips on getting fit, I do some regular exercises like walking. I also drink a lot of water and eat a balanced diet.
 
 
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Mar 28th, 2016, 13:49 PM   #9
 
Here's what's always working from me. I'm not really on the big side but on times when I feel like I'm having a hard time moving, here's what I do:

1. Food intake from morning to night is like an inverted triangle. Big breakfast then I reduce intake at lunch and smaller portion for Dinner
2. Move more, I walk 15 to 20 minutes a day
3. Replace carbs with good food and reduce sweet intakes. When I say good food, I replace white rice with either boiled sweet potato or just steamed veggies pair with either fish, beef or pork.

Hope this helps.
 
 
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Feb 6th, 2017, 23:35 PM   #10
 
diet and sport. You should eat 1500 cal a day and run about 30 minutes every day. That's how I lost my weight
 
 
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Feb 16th, 2017, 22:13 PM   #11
 
I've had a lot of success with Beachbody workouts. They can be a little intense at first, but if you stick with it the results are pretty incredible. They have a 30 day free trial you can use to sample their offerings and see if any speak to you: https://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/online-workouts-videos.do
 
 
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Jul 21st, 2017, 06:56 AM   #12
 
I think you have to stop drinking Coke,because its calorie is very high!!
 
 
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Sep 6th, 2017, 15:12 PM   #13
 
There is no any working diet for me, and diets of course can bring to metabolic disease, gastritis or ulcer...That's why I always choose my own diet: no potato, mayonnaise, bread, sweets, and don't eat after 7. Of course I eat porridge, chicken, beef of fish baked with vegetables. And the main: sports as much as possible, especially cardio
 
 
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Sep 28th, 2017, 18:17 PM   #14
 
diet and sport. Tracy Anderson method works for me.
 
 
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 15:02 PM   #15
 
You don't really have to deprive yourself of eating. You just have to choose healthy food...so more of veggies and fruits. Plus, a regular exercise would definitely help. An hour of walking in the morning will help and some home exercises.
 
 
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