How to Lose Weight By Walking – Walk to Burn Belly Fat

How to Lose Weight By Walking – Walk to Burn Belly Fat
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Walking to lose weight. Burn fat by walking

Can you lose weight by just walking an hour a day? Learn how to burn belly fat by walking and lose up to 40 pounds in 3 months.

Do you wander if walking is considered a good exercise for weight loss? Can you burn fat and lose weight by walking? How long should you walk to lose weight? How much do you have to walk to lose a pound? Can you lose belly fat by walking? Dr. Richard Schofield, the author of Weight-Walking: A New Path to Health and Fitness, provides you with the ultimate guide on walking to lose weight.

While walking helps you burn calories and thus lose weight, walking combined with exercises for the upper-body muscle groups helps you burn more body fat and get even better results. Recently a new term “weight-walking” has been introduced.

Is walking a workout? How can I start walking for weight loss?

Weight-Walking is for “regular” people. All you need is somewhere to walk, sensible shoes, and a pair of light-weight dumbbells. No spandex is required. Most women would use a pair of 2- or 3-pound dumbbells, while most men would use 3- or 4-pounds. Basically, you should be able to lift both weights above your head ten or twenty times without undue strain.

Why is walking good for health?

On the health and fitness front, you will:

  1. tone up all of your upper-body muscle groups from the “Weight” component,
  2. tone up your lower-body muscle groups from the “Walk” component,
  3. increase your overall cardiovascular fitness,
  4. burn fat and lose weight (assuming you eat sensibly).

Can you lose weight by walking 30 minutes or an hour a day?

Each Weight-Walking session should last 30 to 60 minutes. During this time, you will typically do between 1,000 and 3,000 lifts, stretches and swings. For serious weight loss, you should Weight-Walk for 60-minutes at least five times per week (assuming this is your only exercise). For maintenance, 30 to 45 minutes three-times per week is enough.

What time of the day is the best time to exercise? Is it better to exercise in the morning or in the afternoon?

Preferably, you should Weight-Walk when the temperature is about 70-degrees, whether that is first thing in the morning in the summer or before lunch in the winter. For weight loss, the best time is right before a meal.

Lose Weight by Walking

What is a good pace for walking to burn fat and lose weight?

Regarding pace, you should power-walk, but not at race speed. If your health permits, you should aim for 3.5 to 4 mph. If not, stick to whatever is comfortable and can be maintained for the entire session.

How many calories do you burn by walking for an hour?

Most people will burn 300 to 600 calories in a one-hour session, depending on their weight and level of effort. Most noteworthy, the more overweight you are, the more calories you will burn.

Is walking enough for weight loss? Can you lose weight by exercising and not dieting?

The book does not prescribe or endorse a particular diet, although it does offer some hints, suggestions and meal plans. The focus is on applying commonsense and willpower to your existing diet plan, and creating a sustainable health regime. Weight-Walking can be used as a tool to augment whatever diet plan you have selected.

How much weight can you lose by walking?How long does it take to lose 30 pounds by walking?

I personally lost 40 pounds in three months.

Are there any health risks to walking?

No exercise program suits everyone, but Weight-Walking comes close. Pilates is not for everyone…but if you can walk, you can Weight-Walk. You can walk in the park, on the hiking trail, on the treadmill, or just walking in place in front of the TV.

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179 COMMENTS

  1. I’m a 42 year old female and I’ve already lost over 100+ pounds over the past 4 years using my treadmill. I started off just walking and then got bored w/ that so I started doing intervals of walking and running for about 40 minutes. I’ve been at a plateau for a while now and my weight doesn’t seem to budge but the problem I’m having now is my knees are really sore and I think it’s from running on the treadmill.I don’t think I can lengthen my running routine on my treadmill w/out damaging my knees more. I do not want to stop exercising. I have type 2 diabetes and I want to keep myself healthy and I still have more weight to lose. I’m 5’4″ and about 163 so I would like to try and lose another 20-30 pounds. Any suggestions?? Could I walk just walk on treadmill and lose weight? If so, for how long and what mph?

  2. I just started walking with 3lb weights. i avg about 3 to 4 miles a day, 5-6 days a week. I’ve already noticed toning in my upper body. I’ve incorporated so many upper body movements for biceps, triceps, shoulders, back, waist, and chest. do you have any suggestions or calculations on how long it will take to lose 15 lbs. I weight 148, 5″4 and 43yrs old. I eat 85% healthy, which includes lean meats, salads, fruit and drink plenty of water.

  3. I get too frustrated & impatient is my problem, I walk almost 2 miles & I’ve been doing it for a week & I’m about to increase my laps (that is on the land where I live, around the path) from 10 to 12 & up from there.
    I’m reminded of a Nike slogan: Just DO IT!

  4. I started walking on Oct. 17th. 2 miles a day. 2 weeks later, i upped it to 4 miles a day. I missed one day only. I started at 200 pounds. I am 5’8″. Now nov. 25th , my scale says 195, last week it said 190. I have cut back and have been eating healthy. I am so discouraged right now i could just cry. Should I get rid of my scale and just keep going. I could see it going up a pound or two, BUT 5????? Yes, some of my clothes feel better, but the nuber just slaps me in the face. I have walked 143 miles since I started, I just thought i should have lost a lot more. I srart at 3 mph and after 5 min. I do 4 mph. Sometimes I jog a bit, and I am constantly mesing around with the incline, so it’s like I am doing hills. When i am done, my hair is soaking wet with sweat. I should be further than I am!!! Help!

  5. female
    age 31
    height 5ft 3″
    weight 193lbs
    walk 30min. at 2.5mph
    just started 300 calorie/day diet for next 7 days. how much can i expect to loose?

  6. i really want to loose weight,cause im not happy with the weight that i am right now. Am turning 16 in may and i weight 52kg and i want to loose 7 kilos. But i don`t know if i should loose that weight or not,but i really want to loose that weight cause everyone said to me that am fat and i feel uncomfortable with myself all the time. And i don`t know what i can do to loose that weight because i really want to loose it badly. And i just want to know if the weight that im in right now healthy or not.if not wat can i do about it.

  7. I started walking back in October 3 miles a day 5 days a week and lost weight, now I am walking 8-9 miles a day 5 days a week and I have gained 14 pounds and look fat. I am eating a lot of fruit and vegetables and a very balanced diet and wondering why the weight gain, which appears to be belly fat. Is it muscle? that I am gaining? according to my Dr I need to lose 25 more pounds and suggestions?

  8. hi my name is Andria and i am 14 years old but i have a serious problem to solve.i am 103kg and my height is 1,66.i so dont know what to do because i look at my friend that is 70kg and i get really jelous.when i want to get on the treadmill i feel so lazy and cant be bothered to do it.usually i get tired easilly and i sweat fast depending on what speed im using to walk.what do you believe i should do?i want to start aerobics but i have to keep a diet and ill try my best but usually i give up and i start eating sweets.i also have thyroid but i take my tablets for that.i wish to lose my weight in six months but i am so depressed because m allways sitting on the couch and i cant find something to do….what do you believe i should do?i really need some advice.

  9. I’ve got a cocker spaniel dog and she thinks the fact I’m wanting to lose weight and power walking her 4 times a day is great. lol xx

  10. Power walking is one of the best ways to drop weight. It is low empact and builds stamina. To get the most out of power walking, I recommend a 4 mile walk with the goal of walking it under one hour. My best time, when I am focused is 53 minutes. I also recommend some conditioning exercises 3 to 4 times per week. And of course, diet and hydration are important.

  11. Okay listen. I am 5’3 and I weigh 160 pounds. I am very unhappy with myself and I want to change. I am willing to diet thats not a problem for me. I like the whole walk on a treadmill for and hour and a half every day idea. It sounds simple and easy to do. But I really need to know if it will work. I’m sick and tired of doing new workouts and exercises that dont work. I just want to get rid of my flabby stomach and huge thighs before spring. So please give me somee feed backk !!

  12. Rhonda–

    Don’t be impatient, and don’t weigh yourself frequently. Salt intake, water retention, time of day, there are a multitude of things that will affect the number on the scale. The most successful and healthiest weight loss is very slow and very steady. You are doing just that– losing more than a pound a WEEK is EXTREMELY hard to keep off. Know that you are making a life change, you will be healthier (much more important than being skinnier), and you will wake up one day in six months with the epiphany that you didn’t just shed weight magically overnight– you worked hard and changed your lifestyle.

  13. I wonder why my stomach is flat one day then big the next .How can this problem stay down. I’ve been walking 4 weeks and still see very little results. My husband is way bigger and people have noticed that he has lost quit a bit of weight. This really makes me feel I,m not doing nothing but wasting my time .We do the same and eat the same foods. Please help!

  14. I love walking, especially outside. I do not own a treadmill or any other equipment (which sucks during Michigan winters!) nor do I live anywhere near a gym, so walking is my ideal form of exercise. Ive been walking 5 miles daily for the last 2 weeks up and down huge hills (I live next to mountains) and Ive lost 3lbs so far 😀 😀

    Thats just the bonus though, the biggest reason I do it is because walking makes me happy. No matter how bad my day has been, when I go for my daily walks, I can just let it all go.

  15. Every new workout needs time to show its affects. Persistence and patience are key to any weight loss program.

  16. Thank you for sharing your experience. It is very inspiring. I just wanted to warn that 1200-calorie diet is not for everyone. For some people it may be too low. It may be tempting to go even below 1200 calories a day to lose weight faster but you should never do it. You do not want your body to go into starvation mode which means your body will try to burn as little energy as possible.

  17. If you are not very short, 52 kg is a healthy weight for you and you are definitely not fat. However, people may look fat without being fat if they do not exercise. I’d recommend that you go in for dancing. It really helps to look great. For example, try hip hop or latin dancing.

  18. Heather what is more important is your health. People always want a magic bullet “cure” to lose weight. Losing weight is not easy and it can and will be discouraging. I am also very unhappy with myself, but I have begun a daily plan of healthy eating and walking. When I started walking I was only able to walk a mile before I was tired. I’m now hitting 3 miles (in less than 2 weeks of walking). I am aiming for 3 miles. Once I do three miles a day, I will up it to 5 miles. When you walk or exercise, you are not only burning fat, but you are building muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, so you will initially not see any results on a scale. The numbers may fluctuate – go up and down. That’s also normal. In the long run, you will have cut your chance of heart attacks by 50% as well as a number of other dreaded diseases or illnesses. You will be much healthier and able to do a lot more things. Yes you will lose weight, but it will not be magic and certainly not overnight. Try walking and adding in strength training routines three times a week for your thighs. Good luck to you!

  19. i started walking 10 miles a day and i am hoping to lose 100 pound in 6 months does anyone think i can do it and i am eating between 600 and a 1000 calories a day. what do you think my chances are of reaching my goal.

  20. i think you are doing a great job keep it up and 3 pounds is great but how do you feel. has the walking become any easier since you started

  21. What you are planning on doing is CRAZY!!! and will do NOTHING for you. If anything, you WILL gain weight. Will that little calories, your body is going to hang onto every piece of fat you have and then pack on every single calorie you put in. This is becuase your body thinks you are starving. Just eat regularly and do the walking.

  22. stand on the scale after you take a dump… and before you eat breakfast =) weight yourself that way every day and you will see whats up.

  23. i have been exercising and not eating all that bad. My scale goes up and down and is very deppressing. Any suggestions to boost my metabolisim?

  24. just treadmill it all day i aint got a treadmill you are luky so just treadmill for two hours all be worth it

  25. i am 5″1″ weighing at 207lbs istarted walking at a fast pace and ive been walking for 3 wks and actually gained about 4 lbs more and i walk at least 35 mins which i walk about a mile and a half. Im upset at this i feel like im realy not doing it right can you help me lost in San angelo tx.

  26. I get on the scale 1x a month, some times it likes my workout some times not.
    I am doing 4 miles every day with my 70 pound stoutly built dog, the vet says he’s fat I say he’s ok.
    I read the posts, and yes it’s hard to get out of bed every morning, here the park laws have it not friendly to dog owners but we can use it at 3:30 am to 5:15 am so making it there on time is the factor, to those having a hard time make a goal for yourself, aim for three month thing for me I didn’t see any change in myself for that long, then one day I just felt great my clothes got lose and I had a lighter feel to my being.
    But you will hit lows, just add more to your doings I have 1 & 5 pound strap on sand weights I use em on walks and in the house, I do house work and the workout, I do an hour of stairs, just walking up & down my house stairs, in the 1st month of that my behind got comments as to wow your looking great.
    Just stick to it, remind yourself the best styles are in the smaller sizes I am almost at my size I want, all I can say is the work is worth it.
    By aug. I will be a medium down from 2x, so it works if you work at it.

    (and my puppy’s pot belly is firm and he bounces with every step)

  27. I am no Jillian but try waliking for 15 minutes then sprinting as fast and hard as you can for one minute. Do this for an hour and I know the pounds will fall off.. Only 5 days a week ….Stay on a 1200 calorie diet also…. I lost 26 pounds in a month in a half.

  28. Hi Andria , the healthiest way to lose weight is obviously to reduce your calorie intake and increase your exercise 🙂
    Be patient 🙂 it will work believe me !! if it works for me it will work for anyone !!have confidence in your own ability and determiation 🙂
    Go easy on yourself Andria if you want it , it will happen !!! Don’t compare yourself to your friends ,we’re all different with different metabolisms as you will know with your throid condition .
    I also have a underactive thyroid and have become very successful with my weight loss 🙂
    I started by checking fat content and saturated fat , and of course calories before eating or even buying the food item .
    Drink plenty of water (8 glasses a day ) and fruit and veg, cut down on your unhealthy food intake and replace it with low fat and lower calorie items that you will still enjoy !! also with the thyroid its better to eat smaller meals but more often as this also boost the metabolism .
    As for exercising , go walking take you ipod and off you go any bit of exercise you do is more than you were doing before and as you get fitter you can increse pace and amount 🙂
    One thing I must tell you that surprised me , is how great I began to feel , I have come to really love exercising and walking which I never dreamt I would hear myself say !!! you will feel much better , your self esteem and confidence will be heightened and your mood will be lifted !!! All this will motivate you to continue to eat and be healthy , and you will notice all the benefits,I wish you well in this lifestyle change and remember thats all it is ,the changes you make should be ones you will be able to keep ,you can still enjoy things you really love to eat….but you will also discover things you hadn’t even tried before :)I love chinese food and i still have my fave dish once a week !!you don’t need to deprive yourself of everything !!life is for enjoying , i feel it’s about being more careful and health aware that’s all soon it will all be second nature to you 🙂 there are lots of websites you can get helpful tips from , google” weight watchers ” ,”lose weight the healthy way ” etc…. just take the hints and tips you feel will help you 🙂
    I hope I have been of some help to you , it’s hard to get all that I want to say down on this , don’t want to averwhelm you with too much info !!!
    I wish you well and success 🙂

  29. This is a little difficult. But I’m tyring to find a a way. I’m a 31 male, 5’8 at 228lbs. My problem is I drive a semi-truck 6 days a week. I leave at 7pm and usually finish up about 6am. I stay in a hotel for about 12 hrs than drive back home. And I get home about 3am to 6 am. Then I have about 13 hours before I go out again at 7pm at start it all over again.
    I’ve change my eating habits. Less red meat(WHICH WAS REALLY HARD!) more chicken. Less coke, and more water. I try to eat enough with health snacks throughout the day or driving shift. Snack’s like banana’s, grapes, baked potato chips, yogurt and Special K granola bars. I’m trying not to starve my body. My wife is a nurse has warned me about that.
    But the walking and or exercise I need is hard to do with my schedule. When I’m home on days off every other week. I ride my bike 5.2 miles every day off. But I only get 3 days off every other week. So basically I work 6 days one week, 4 the next week.
    But when I’m at the hotel, their is no gym, and by the time I get in at 6am, I’m just to tired to go for walk and wanna sleep. Same when I get home. So the exercise days I’m getting is on my days off. 1 one week, 3 the next week. Now I know I need more than 4 days of exercise in a 2 week period.
    I guess my question is. Is that enough, or do I need to suck it up and do a walk every morning before I got to bed at either the hotel or my house.
    I hope I explained that well.

  30. How can I movate her to loose weight, Ive cut out the salt in our food. I’m always asking her to walk with me.I walk at lease 4-5 miles 4or 5 days a week, I bike 2 of the day that I walk. I’m hoping to get her off the blood pressure medication as well as myself. “CAN YOU HELP!

  31. My prom is in 2-3 weeks and I want to lose some weight by then. If I do this weight walking on my treadmill while fast walking for an hour, approximately how many pounds will I lose? I’ll be using a 5 lb dumbbell too.

  32. how fast do you think i will lose weight if i walk 8 miles a day and cut out all the starches i eat? not to mention i am a marine and do more physical activities other then that a day.

  33. Dear Michelle, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We do appreciate it. We’ll be glad to see more comments from you.

    Also, I’d like to remind our readers that all comments on this web site are personal opinions, not medical advice. 1200-calorie diet with 60 minutes of exercise recommended in the previous post may be very good for some people but it does not mean it suits everybody. You should always consider your individual health conditions. The idea that you should not go below 1200 calories without medical supervision is very sensible.

  34. I’m 14 years old 5’1 weighing at about 113! How much am I supposed to weigh? I want to be 90 how can I loose 23 pounds in two months?

  35. Weigh yourself ONLY once a day. That is only in THE MORNING after you pee and before you drink or eat anything. DO NOT weigh yourself after that. If you do weigh yourself at night it can be up to 5 lbs more that you normally weigh, and is VERY discouraging. Drink LOTS of Water!!

  36. She NEEDS to walk with you whether she wants to or not. Cut out the ‘Whites’ as we all should know by now!! White bread, sugar, rice, flour. No-no to sweets. But you CAN have a ‘cheat day’. Never deprive yourself, I have found that out, too… Buy some bottled water and the bottled Diet Lipton Citrus Green Tea (which is actually not bad!!) and stock it in the fridge. (I’ve found that my kids drink MORE water if I buy bottled water ~ more than they would just getting a cup and getting tap water ~ which to me is worth the cost.) 0 calories, 0 carbs, and grab it as you go. My 12 year old son and I are on the path to slimness! (within the next 6 months is our goal) UUhh. It’s not easy but it will be worth it. We recently bought a great treadmill on Craigslist for $200 that was normally $800, and barely used! We LOVE it, and use it daily. Yep, I too am about to throw my scale across the room. I am exercising, eating right, drinking lots of water, and from my scale’s point of view, the pounds are not coming off like they should be! Yet, my butt feels like it is getting smaller. Compared to a few months ago when I told my coworkers I could ‘feel my butt getting bigger’. And what I mean is I could ‘feel’ extra jiggles back there when I walked!! That’s the only way I know how to describe it!! Now it feels like my butt is firming up (Yeah!! yet the scale doesn’t reflect it and that’s F’ing frustrating) and I’ve noticed a few less dimples back there, which is very encouraging. I’m 38 and yes weight loss is more tough as you age. I’ve heard people say that for years, but now I do really believe that.!! Definitely not as easy as it was 5 years ago. We can all do it together. I just think Positively of the END RESULT and it keeps me moving!!! Good Luck to all… 🙂

  37. If you walk 8 miles a day you will burn at least 800 calories a day, assuming you burn 100 calories for every mile you walk. The more you weight the more calories you will burn for each mile your body walks. You should lose at least a pound every five days with out changing your diet (5 x 800 = 4000),since a pound equals 3,500 calories. What ever else you are doing is all to the good.
    Don’t cut out all starches though. You need to eat at least 3 servings of complex carbohydrates a day, like whole grains and whole wheat. If you cut this out you will start to get weak and will eventually stop exercising. It is better to cut out fats, sugars, and alcohol.
    It sounds like if you continue to walk and reduce your calories by at least 500 a day you will easily lose 2 to 3 pounds a week,if not more.
    Good luck! I’m trying to lose weight too. Best not to get tied down too much with the numbers.

  38. i had two babies in one year( not twins) and i weigh 178 and only 5’2 im starting to walk 1 mile every day. but i dont walk fast i walk at an average pace. mainley because my 5 year old daughter walks with me. how much weight will i looses just by walking everyday? and im going to try and cut back on carbs. cuz it seems everything i eat is nothing but carbs. but another thing is i drink like 4-5 cans of soda a day to. so i know i have to cut way back on that too. but my question is will i loose weight walking, walking not fast? and how long till i notice the weight comeing off??

  39. I just started to walk 3.1 miles a day and eating just healthy. About 2000 calories a day. How long will it take to loose weight?

  40. i have tried everything liquid diets,diet pills,surgery,starvation and i find that they all work if you can stick to the plan at hand.low carb intake,lots of water,crystal lite decaf coffee or tea 1200 cal is good anything less your body will go into starvation mode and hold on to the fat as if it its not going to get another thing[lol].1200 cal is good with 60 min of exercise walk or stationary bike.

  41. Hi ,
    I am a medical student and am preparing for my exams.Recently I have put on a few kilos. usually I keep my weight under control by walking but this time I just cudn’t. My entire day revolves around my writing desk and books. I have recently started walking again and feel my body a bit toned but haven’t lost much . All I want to know is a diet which can keep me alert and still help me loose weight without feeling hungry all the time and diverting my focus from the studies.I really want to lose weight not only because it’ll make me look better but also because I want to feel good when I write my exam in late January and not depressed.My problem is that I am not out rightly obese, am just a few extra kilos, so it becomes slightly difficult to see quick results on the scale.I am 5.2 and weigh 58 kgs (was 54 kgs earlier)

    PS. just loved the article and I should tell you this,walking is the only exercise I truly love(I am sorry I discontinued).I am glad that you came up with such a good article about this, with all the facts and figures in a simple didactic language. nicely done !

  42. hello my question
    im a 5’4 femle weight current weight is 362Lbs
    i just got back on a exercise routine i sarted walking april 6 doing 15min monday thr friday at 6:30am
    on my gazelle and today im doing 20min also i park far when i go to work to get extra walking and that another 2mins how long would you recomend to walk for and also how much do you burn every 10mins

    Thanks alot

  43. Kay,

    If you stop drinking the reg. soda all together and just switch to diet soda alone you will loose weight! Just think a 150calories each soda multiplied by 5 or 6 sodas you saving that much calories a day and just with in the week you’ll loose some weight! Slowly pump up your walking to two miles and then do walk then run walk and then run routine. Eventually get in a habit of running most everyday and definitely watch you carbs. Eat more veggies and fruits and high fiber items. If you need help go to the doctor and get a appetite suppressant for a little extra help. You can get down to 130- 145 by the end of the summer for sure… I started at 240lbs and i’m currently at 165lbs. My goal weight is 130 135lbs. I have gained about 10lbs roughly from our longer TExas winter. I’m back on my routine of running. I’m running my second marathon June 6th in San Deigo California! My goal is to be a 135lbs by the end of the summer! My weight before kids was just 145lbs. So, thinking about be 135lbs puts extra excitement on the weight loss goal. I know all this is said easy, but it not its mind power and will! Be very consistent you will have set backs,but keep your mind straight and regular routine! Do something everyday! It’s a life change! Eat healthy gradually! Choose your portions wisely! Good luck to you and your weight loss goals!
    -Gayla

  44. I lost 145lbs and i did it by eating right and walking on my treadmill and lifting weights. But, i stopped everything and gained most of my weight back. So, what i wanted to know,if i start exercising again will i lose my weight fast or will i struggle to lose my weight????????

  45. having dealt with body shape and weight issues all my life, the general rule of thumb for women is 100# at 5 ft and add 5 lbs for every inch over. Body type and build should be taken into consideration too.
    At 5’1″ 90 lbs would probably be too little. Do not focus so much on what the scale says. Eat fresh foods, not processed, and make sure you are moving around at least 1 hr everyday. Go for a walk with a friend, parent, dog, or sibling. Try some basketball, tennis or soccer.

  46. Hello, i’m 16 and am currently not doing alot in my life. i spend pretty much all day at home because i am not old enough to actually drive myself anywhere and i live in a SMALL country town so i spend most of my days inside. i am 173cm and i weigh around 68kg, i have a pot belly happen (really sucks) so here’s my question

    if i walk everyday (it’s about a 50min walk and is up a hill aswell) how long will it to take me to lose about 5 – 10kg? cause i wanna be able to have a flat stomach, and i wanna be toned and sexy before i hit 17.

  47. I am 42 and have wt about 115 kg. i walk daily for 50 minutes and covers 6 kilometer daily 7 days in a week. i lose wt 4 kg in 2 months by controlling my diet and walking daily. i want to lose wt more rapidly. what can i do. icant run due to overweight and fracture in my right foot. suggest any diet and any thing else thanks.

  48. im 5’10 and weigh 200 pounds and i want to lose weight . I walk everyday for 2 miles … so how much weight can i lose in a week? and a month?!!! and i eat about 1200 calories a day .. and i eat healthy i eat fruit and and veggies.. and drink plenty of water .. so how much will i lose i want to be around 160 or less pounds ..

    Thank you please answer

  49. Someone said to change to diet soda, but I want to encourage you to read about suger substitutes before doing this. Fake suger is linked to causing diabetes and it like so many other things that are man made, just isn’t a good option. The better option is to cut back on the soda some or all together. (I am adicted to Pepsi myself, so I know the struggle).

    Blessings.

  50. I would suggest placing your child(or children) in a stroller and stepping up your speed as well as your number of miles. I suggest at least 5 miles 5 times a week to see great results. However you must be consistent in your regime. Good Luck!

  51. Does BMR stand for Basal Metabolic Rate in your comment? If so, it cannot be 635. What is your weight and height? How active are you? How long and how hard do you exercise?

  52. I am a woman at 37 having low BMR 635, fat 23%, good bone density, lean percentage 30%, HDL 38, Water retention 22 point. total chol./HDL ratio 4.08. Want to reduce weight upto 10 kg. What to do.

  53. I am 5’8 and weight 200 lbs. I have been walking/run 5.1 miles a day five days a week. I try to eat healthy and keep my caloric intake at 1500 calories a day. How much weight can I expect to loose in a 1-3 months.

  54. I am 50+ years old , weight is arround 74 kg, but my height is 5 feet 4 inches. Doctor has suggested me to loose my weight about 10kg to gein ideal weight .he has suggested me to walk 1 hour every day 5day in a week .Is the suggetion is perfect ?
    Pl suggest ..
    best regards
    –Showkat

  55. How do you feel when walking? If you feel good, you should continue walking. You may also try to reduce your calorie intake by eliminating sweet beverages such as soda from your diet. Most people get good results when they restrict the consumption of highly-processed carbohydrates such as sugar, white flour, and white rice.

  56. I am 5’2 and weigh 162lbs. I want to lose about 35lbs in 3 months, I have a walking job so when I come home don’t really want to exercise but I try to go for a walk for about an hour at a slow pace. I’m a vegetarian try to eat healthy. I have been doing this for 2 weeks but I see no difference. Can you please tell me what I should do that would work for me. Thank you !!

  57. How much weight you will lose depends not only on your exercise regimen but also on your diet (your calorie intake).

  58. I am 5’2″ and weighed 200 Ibs. I started weight-walking (1 Ib each on wrist and 2Ib each on ankles)in July last year, around 3.5 miles)on average 3-4 times a week (dependant on weather)up until end October. I lost 30 Ibs. I stopped when the weather was bad and did not resume walking again until February and found I hadn’t put on any weight during the time I had stopped. Up until 2 weeks ago, I found that I had significantly lost size (3 dress sizes) but no weight. I was quite frustrated. Two weeks ago, I started weight walking again and increased my weights to 2.5 Ib all round. I walked everyday for the last 13 days and for 3.5 miles and I lost 10 Ibs. I plan to to this for 6 weeks and I am on target in fitting in my Size 12 Maid of Honour dress at the end of June. Just a couple of inches to go (off my behind), not bad when you consider, I already lost 8 inches off there alone. However, I have a lost inches all round and I don’t diet!! Saying that I am not an over-eater. The best thing I did (apart from the walking) is joined a website called livestrong.com. I put in my traget goal to reach my ideal weight and the time I wish to get there and it told me how many calories I should be consuming every day. I document everything I eat and one thing I learned was that although I was under my calorie count was under my target, my fat intake was low but my carbs was high, I made some minor adjustments and it looks like it’s working. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t see the weight drop off the scales, losing size is so much more fulfilling.

  59. I personally started my own diet plan and lost 10 lbs in 10 days. I cut out all soda and switched to only water, replaced all snacks between meals with fruit or vegetables. I tried to eat about 5 small meals per day to keep my metabolism going for breakfast i recommend fruit and a fiber rich cereal with 2% milk, lunch i would eat a grilled chicken salad or a low fat soup with a small salad, dinners i tried to keep as close to normal as possible to avoid feeling like i was missing out on the foods i love. I make tacos with chicken instead of beef or replace the beef with beans but not refried, baked chicken or pork-chops, i pretty much tried to go by the food pyramid for recommendations on what to eat each day, you want to lose weight in a healthy way to keep it off but cutting out the soda works wonders, you wouldn’t believe how many calories and sugar you’ll be cutting out just with that simple change. I hope this helps, I’ve been battling with my weight for years and this really helps me.

  60. I am 19 I weigh 300lbs. I have struggled with weight all my life. I have lost 25 lbs. about a year ago and have maintained that. I need to get healthy. I have a trail by my house i plan to walk that is 3 miles. I also will start working out. i play paintball with my brothers and my dad and keep up just fine. stamina not so well. I also have a bad problem with migraines when i work myself too hard. I plan on cutting out soda totally and switching to water. i do need a food plan though if someone could please make one up for me that would be awesome thanks and god bless

  61. You should learn some basic info on how to choose foods and you won’t need a particular food plan; you will be able to choose foods that are good for you. Check this article on weight loss foods.

  62. treadmill works great! i lost my first 30 pounds on it.i still use it when it rains but i perfer the trails i like the nature walk its soothing to me and quiet. but yes use incline more f a work out 🙂 good luck

  63. hi guys! wanna share mine, been doing walking exercise for about 3 weeks/5-6 times a week/2-2.5 hours a day and at that time i was weighing around 269 pounds! i know it’s a bit heavy for a guy like me who stands at 6 feet tall… 🙂 but today after checking my weight i was really happy to see that my perseverance and hard work paid off, initially :), i lost 15 pounds! seeing the result makes me want more and more!!! so to all of you guys who want to do this kind of exercise START NOW! have a blessed and healthy day to all… :))

  64. Hello, i am 14 years old. 5’7″ & i weigh 163. Im really trying to lose weight before school starts in about a month & 2 weeks. About a week ago i began walking/running 2 miles 6 days a week. I do sit ups & crunches to help me flatten my belly. Will this routine help me lose at least 20 lbs before school starts?

  65. you have to control what you eat portion your food. i weighed 210 3 months ago and i now weigh 172.i dont drink anything but water just my choice.if you drink pop try diet.watch calorie intake.i eat specail k cereal and specail k bars.wheat products wheat bread wheat tortillas wheat chips anything wheat.chicken breast is good.try salads.subway is good i eat there.and i walk 4 miles aday if it rains i use treadmill.you can do it dont give up.i know it seems alot but you want to change how you eat as well fast foods are not healthy.im not saying you cant eat fast food you can but for what? good luck to you 🙂

  66. Hey I am5’7 and 183lb and I am walking 3 miles a day and put a plastic bag around my waistto sweat more . I want to lose 20 in 3 weeks . I got to school and don’t have a chance to eat breakfast and eat a. Small meal or a salad like at 12 and and eat like a wheat bread sandwich like at 4 is that bad ? And will that help me lose weight?

    Thanks

  67. How long it will take you to lose 40 pounds depends not only on how many miles you walk but also on how many calories you eat.

  68. I am 21 years old wants to join the navy, but they told me to lose 40 pounds, and I go for a walk 3 miles a day. How long is gonna take before I lose the weight?

  69. I am a 66 year old, 230 lb woman who has been very sedentary lately. I have arthritis in my hips, knees and lower back along with some pain in my shoulders. Heart is good. I have recently joined a gym and have started walking on the treadmill. My question is, how long should I be walking? I walk at least 3 days a week and have been striding out for 45 minutes each time at a speed of 3mph. I only seem able to get my heart rate up to 120 per minute. How long should I try to keep it there? So far I’m managing alright, except for a few blisters, but have been winding down when I start to hurt. Is there anyone who can give me some help? I cannot afford a personal trainer.

  70. Individualized medical advice cannot be provided over the Internet. You have to visit your healthcare provider. Sorry as that is not the answer you were looking for.

  71. Hi – do you want some encouragement? I power walk, run or bike 5 to 6 days a week but mostly it’s the power walking which suits me best. I have been doing it for years and years. I am down to a 13 minute mile. You may have seen me speeding around Santa Rita and along the Concho River!! Email me and we can get together and I’ll give you some tips if you’d like. Victoria :o)

  72. I am 53 years old I walk a lot, may be 45 min. 5 days a week; plus I work in the yard and do a lot of household chores. I have went from 185 to 170, but I am still having trouble on losing my tummy bulge. What else can I do to lose more weight? My goal is 155 to 159.

  73. I have hypothyroidism, I eat healthy and love to work out. I’ve not even lost one pound, and I’m takin my medicine regularly. How is it possible to hold onto weight while eating right and working out?

  74. You can put the treadmill on incline to make it easier on the knee joint when you walk. However, I believe you should not run if your knee hurts. Try swimming. It is possible it will make you feel good too. And do not forget to consult your doctor regarding the knee problem.

  75. I have lost over 110 pounds over 4 years but would still like to lose more weight. I started off walking on treadmill then went to running/walking intervals. I loved it it’s just I started having knee problems. I now use a knee brace which helps some and have switched to a Jillian Michaels dvd doing strength and cardio but I really miss the way the treadmill made me feel. Don’t get me wrong Jillian Michaels is intense but honestly I lost more weight using treadmill. I wanted to know if I walked on treadmill at 4mph using 3 pound dumbells would I see results or should I do intervals on incline or workout the entire time on incline?? Any suggestions would be helpful.

  76. Although I believe your motivation is admirable, I don’t think the way your diet will be effective. Breakfast is VERY important. If you do not have time to eat, then even a granola bar will suffice or a piece of fruit… Either way it is best to definitely eat breakfast. In my experience with the dieting part of losing weight, it is best to eat about every 2-3 hours in very small portions. It speeds up your metabolism and when you slip off your diet the weight won’t rapidly return…

    Good Luck!

  77. It is fairy common to find that you do not lose weight even though you eat healthy and exercise. It is called weight loss plateau. In short, your body needs time to adapt to your new eating habits and exercise routine. When this period is over, you will see results. Also see Losing Weight with Hypothyroidism

  78. HI IM 17 YRS OLD AND I WIEGH 225 POUNDS. I BEEN THIS SIZE FOR THE LONGEST AND I FEEL VERY INSECURE ABOUT MY WIEGHT ALL MY FRIENDS ARE VERY SMALLER THEN ME AND I WOULD LIKE TO WEAR BATHING SUITS TOO. SOMETIMES I CRY N CRY ALL NIGHT BECAUSE I JUST WANT THIS WIEGHT TO FALL OFF ME. I JUST GOT OUT OF SCHOOL FRIDAY N NOW IM ON SUMMER VACATION. N I PLAN TO LOSE WIEGHT BEFORE SCHOOL STRT BAK I HAVE 2 IN A HALF MONTHS. I WILL LOVE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL FOR MY SENIOR YEAR WITH THE BODY I ALWAYS WANTED…. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME I DNT KNOW WHERE OR HOW TO STRT…….

  79. Hi! I’m overweight myself & have started a diet & exercise program a month ago. I started drinking nothing but water & eating more healthy. I began going to my local community center everyday to walk (I have had 2 back surgeries & need a hip replacement so that’s about all I can do). I started just walking at normal pace for 30 minutes then I gradually added speed & minutes to my daily routine. I now walk 4 mph for nearly an hour a day. I bought one 8 lb dumbbell & I’ve started using it every time I sit down to watch TV. I’ve lost nearly 15 lbs over the past month! I figured it would be so hard for me to stick to this diet & exercise, but I feel so much better now that I’m eating & drinking healthy & exercising. I try to push myself harder each day & the harder I work, the more I want it. My goal is to lose 60 more lbs & I know I’ll get there. The first thing you have to do is want it. I mean REALLY want it! There are times when I just want to stop walking because the pain is so tremendously bad in my hip, but I cheer myself on (I used to be a cheerleader in high school & we had a cheer that went like this: “You’ve got to want it to win it & we want it bad!” I have to repeat that over & over in my mind most days, & it motivates me to finish my walking). The best part is even though the scale says that I’ve only lost 15 lbs, people say to me how much better I look & I can see the difference already. My clothes are getting too baggy & my face looks skinnier. I wish you the best & I know you can do it!

  80. I BEING WALKING FOR THE LAST 2 WEEKS . I WALK AT 6.00AM AND AT 6.0PM . IT WAS VERY HARD FOR ME TO START WALKIN BECAUSE i”M VERY LAZY PERSON . BUT I NEEDED TO GET MY ACT TOGETHER. i”M 4.11 VERY SHORT MY WEIGHT IS LIKE 185 CLOSE TO 200. I DONT LIKE TO SEE MY SELF LIKE THAT . I GET SAD BECAUSE OF MY WEIGHT . BUT I NEVER DID NOTHING TO FIX MY WEIGHT SO I CONTINUE BEING LAZY. BUT KNOW THAT i’M WALKING I FELL SO GOOD . I CANT WAIT EVERY DAY TO GO WALKING . I GO BY MY SELF OR WITH MY BOYFRIEND OR WITH A FRIEND. I LOVE IT.AND I WONT STOP.

  81. I have driven trucks for years. My first 5 years otr, i was in tip top shape, I gained a few pounds on the road, but worked them off, doing local work. I weigh more now, that I stopped driving, than before. You have to put your ego, to the side and not care, what anyone else thinks. Before, you check in to your hotel, try and park in an area where you have space between, your truck and the next truck. I call it popsickle pick up. I would take ten ice cream sticks, and put them at one end of my 53 ft van, and stretch, for about 1 minute. I would jog from bumper of cab to rear of trailer, and pick up a popsicle, stick. Run back down the trailer and squat, in a full squat and put it down, and do that until all ten are at the other end of the truck. I would do moderate push ups,on the steps of my cab, 2 sets of 12, and then go back to the sticks. This time, I ran top speed, to one end, breathe. sprint to the other end, and drop to pick up popsicle stick, and do three pushups… continue until all the sticks are at the other end. I had tight glutes, nice arms, perfect skin, and that iron skillet food didnt stick, to my sides… Push pride, ego..to the side, and reclaim it. PS, Im a biscuit eating country girl… GOod Luck

  82. Hi I am 33 years old, 5’4″ and weigh 135 lbs… I am looking to lose about 15 lbs… if I walk on the treadmill at a speed of 4 mph and an incline of 9-10 every day. Would I be able to reach my goal in a month?

  83. hello i am 16 years old i am 5’9,180 pounds i want to lose 20 to 30 pounds.i am walking 2 to 3 miles a day for the past week. what will my results look like in 1-3 months.

    Please reply to me ASAP
    thank you

  84. Hello,
    I just got married in March and since then I have gained 40 pounds. I am 20, 5’9″, currently weigh 190, and not very active. I have a home-based business and so I rarely get up. I am considering going on the Atkins diet and I want to incorporate a regime on walking. What is your opinion of the Atkins diet, and how much walking should I do each week to be healthy? Thank You for your advice

  85. “I am walking 2 to 3 miles a day for the past week. what will my results look like in 1-3 months.”

    Honestly, you might as well have asked:

    “I am walking 2 to 3 miles a day for the past week. will I find a 100 dollar bill laying on the sidewalk within 1-3 months.”

    My point is there is no exact answer.
    Burn more calories than you consume, weight loss will result.
    There is no magic formula for walking x miles and you will lose y amount of weight.
    Keep track of what you did as a lifestyle change.
    Observe what happens with your weight for a month or so.
    Extrapolate.

  86. There is no exacting formula like “walk at speed x with incline y for z minutes and you will lose 15 pounds in a month”.
    If:
    1 – you were maintaining your weight beforehand.
    2 – you did not change your caloric intake.
    3 – you added exercise to burn more calories.
    then you will lose weight.
    However, going from 135 pounds to 120 pounds in one month with the only lifestyle change being additional walking is not a realistic goal.

  87. Eat healthy, keep walking, and, I believe, you will be able to reach your goal in a month or so. Good luck!

  88. I am 5’4″ and was 135 or so, and I lived in NY for a month so during that month, everyday I walked leisurely for about 5-10 miles while browsing the stores, and I dropped 10+ pounds. I didn’t really alter my diet but I did try to stay away from carbs a little bit. So I think you can definitely achieve your goal in one month. It’s do-able.

  89. Your question is difficult to answer. It depends on intensity, your new diet compared to your old diet, and what your body is willing to do. The answer straight out of the can is 12-24lbs. But that’s a broad generalization.

  90. It depends on walking intensity and your calorie intake. If every day you burn 500 calories more than you take in with food, you lose about a pound per week. If you eat 500 calories more than you burn, you gain about a pound per week.

  91. hey ive lost 20lbs in two weeks from walking 3 miles a day everyday weekends also and cutting down my kcals walking is the best way to lose weight so i do know it works gud luck with ur walking

  92. I have a family members wedding coming up in 3 months. I would like to lose weight before then. How much weight would i lose by powerwalking every day for 1 hour and going on a diet?
    Please respond urgently

  93. I work at home and made my treadmill into a desk by attaching a board across the handles. I walk all day long at 1.5 mph at an incline of 3-6%.

    It’s great for home workers.

  94. You can lose weight by walking. The faster you walk, the more calories you burn. However, if your knees hurt, you do not have to walk fast. Consult your doctor regarding your medical condition. Walk at a pace that places less stress on the joints. Putting the treadmill on incline may also help, as it is easier on the joints. You can also try swimming as there is less stress on the joints in water.

  95. Hi! I walk 10 miles daily I want to reduce my weight. I am 5ft 5in and weigh 150 lbs. I want to lose 20 lbs. What should I do?

  96. Wow I’m almost exactly like you and Im trying to do the same!! I hope you don’t mind that I am going to try and join you this summer. Good luck!!!

  97. hey…I did exactly what you are doing last year and lost 20 lbs in a month, but I also took all bread and pasta out of my diet for that time. Good Luck!!!!!!

  98. A safe weight loss rate is about 1-2 pounds a week. Five days are definitely not enough to lose 6 pounds, if it is not water weight that you lose.

  99. I’m 13 years old and 5 ft5.5in and 124 pounds and really want to lose 6 pounds in 5 days because I’m going on vacation. I think I’m just gonna run like 3 miles a day and do about 200 crunches a day. Wish me luck!!!!

  100. Hi my name is martha im 5’4 and weight 165 what can i do to lose at least 30 pounds in 2 months ??

  101. First of all calculate you daily caloric needs for the day because I strongly suspect that 1200 calories is too little. Once you calculate that subtract 500 from that number for your daily required calories for weight loss. I weigh 140 and i’m 5’4 with 22% bodyfat and my daily caloric needs are higher than yours. You are sending your body into starvation mode so it will hold on to any fat you body may carry. Realistically you can expect to lose between 12-24 pounds safely in 3 months any more than 24 and you will probably put it back on quickly. Also 120 situps a day will not do anything in terms of weight. You should be training your abs only 2-3 times a week. The way to a flatter midsection starts with your diet.

    You need to make sure that your diet is clean meaning lean meats, good fats (yes there are such things), and plenty of vegetables and fruit. Try to eat 4-5 small meals a day not 3 large ones. It will prevent you from snacking on unhealthy foods. Examples of a meal would be grilled chicken on a whole wheat pita with a side salad and an orange. Healthy fats can be found in fish, natural peanut butter, avocados, almonds and walnuts.

    If you can stand it, try to do interval training which consists of walking for a long period time with short 30 second~ 60second periods of jogging. You should only be weight training about 2-3 times a week and doing cardio 4-5 times a week for 45-60 mins each session.

    Most importantly try to make these changes gradual. It is a lot to take in but changing your lifestyle is not an easy task. With hard work you may lose 24 lbs in 3 months but it will take more effort to keep it off. Cut yourself some slack also, give your self a cheat snack every once in a blue moon and take an extra rest day if you need it. No one is perfect so you need to know going in that this isn’t gonna be a walk in the park. Losing weight is a traumatic experience for your body and your body will do everything in it’s power to fight it.

    Good Luck 😀 and for more tips visit Bodybuilding.com You might not want to end up looking like a bodybuilder but if you are looking to lose some lbs this website will definitely help

  102. I have been walking for 2.5 months now and walk only five days a week and haven’t lost any weight nor inches. I do 120 situps a day, I lift 10lbs weights, which I do 30 reps/3sets, I do squats using the big exercise ball 12reps/3sets. I walk on a gradual incline 5 minute, warm up, then 40 minutes at target speed 3.4-3.7mph and a five minute cool down…which equals 50 minutes. I run up and down my stairway 5 times consistently. I eat fairly good, low sodium..may 1200-1400 calories a day…I’m 5.3″ and 184lbs. I’m getting married in 3 months…what else can I do to lose 30 pounds within the next 3 months if what I’m doing isn’t working.

  103. I’m 14, weigh 165 pounds and I am 5,6 feet tall. I also want to lose 20 pounds. What routine is the best to do to lose that much in 5 weeks and not to have any saggy skin leftover but to be toned too? Good luck to you as well.

  104. CONGRATULATIONS! I admire your perseverance. May God Bless You and help you on your journey to better health. Have an awesome day!

  105. Hey, Girl

    I’m in the exact same boat! I’m 17 and weigh 227. Except I’m on my way to college in August (: My goal weight right now is 170. I’ve been walking 3-4 miles everyday. I’ve been doing this for a week now and have lost 5 pounds. No joke! So don’t give up because I’m right here with you.

  106. Hi,

    I am 21, 5 feet and weigh about 130 pounds. I want to come down to at least 120 pounds within next one month or so. But the main thing is I really want to lose my arm fat more than anything else. It looks really bad since I am short. What kind of diet and exercise do you suggest for me?

  107. please help me i weight 189lbs 5ft 5ins i power walk 3 miles in the morning and same in the evening 6 days a week i eat no more than 1300 cal each day i want to lose 40lbs i started with this plan two weeks ago can i lose that much by November my Dr will continue to let me take these blood pressure pills if i don’t lose the weight and i promise to do this for my health.

  108. 2 things u need to do sweetie…ready…don’t
    Eat SUGAR…and drink pure veggie juice oh yea
    Ands lots and lots of watermelon!

  109. I quit a three pack a day habit three weeks ago cold turkey and began walking. I have built up to 3-5 miles per day. I am eating very healthy and think I weigh about 250. I can not afford to gain weight from stopping smoking and am doing all I can
    to lose weight instead. After reading your article and all of the comments I will start to weight walk tomorrow, maybe just for the morning round of 3 miles to begin with.
    I am horribly out of shape, but am for the first time in my life really, I want to be in shape and be healthy!

    Wish me luck…..and share any ideas you have for success.

  110. Hi, I’m 13, 5’1, and I weigh 150 pounds. School starts in a week and 3 days, and I want to lose weigh fast. Problem is, I don’t have much time in my day to loss weight, and I’m not sure what I should be doing to lose that weight. Also, when it comes to weight loss, alot of the time, you can lose weight, but you can’t really tell unless it’s a large amount! I want to be the healthy weight of 125-130, and I want to look like it too! I can’t afford the amount for diet meal plans, or for expensive pills, and I’m not the best at sticking to these weight loss plans. Can you PLEASE help me!?

  111. Hey guys he/she is right! I’ve been at this a week and a half? And I’ve lost over 10 pounds… I know it may not seem like a ton but I’m only 20 away from my goal! Wish me luck! And I wish all of you people luck too! It’s hard at first but if you do exercises and eat healthy everyday it gets easier. Just hide all the bad foods if your having trouble with the food part.

  112. you might be building muscle and muscle weighs more then fat. so as your burning your fat your building muscle.. your scale might say your the same but try on a smaller pair of jeans and see if they don’t fit. you are probably losing inches and not even noticing cause your are more worried about what the scale says.

  113. First, take a deep breath. You will not be able to lose 25 pounds in a week and a half. It will actually take the following:

    * 12 weeks or 3 months at 2 pounds a week.
    * Discipline – both with eating correctly and with regular exercise
    * Support: Committing your plan to eat well and exercise regularly – letting your friends know. Also, mom/dad must support your diet changes.
    * Diet changes: No dairy. No sweets. Few carbohydrates – and ONLY “low glycemic index” type carbohydrates. Lots of vegetables (carrots, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach or leafy greens). No oils or fatty foods. Lean protein only. You are going to have to change how you eat to make a difference. Eat 4 to 6 small meals a day. Drink a lot of water. No soda, milk, sugary drinks, fast food etc…….NONE. Aim for about 1500 to 1800 calories a day (actually Look up your calorie requirements based on body type, height and gender.)
    * Walk regularly at about 3.5 miles per hour – 2 miles per day minimum.
    * Lift weights or do isometrics 3 – 3X week.
    In 3 months – your energy level will skyrocket and the weight will fall off you.

    To do this is very difficult. Your body will crave calories until your insulin levels and metabolism re-stabilize given your new diet. The first 3 weeks are very difficult….but then it gets easier to maintain eating control. Keep in mind, eating well like this will basically not fit in most food-social-eating situations in this society. It is totally worth it though. Good luck.

  114. Question is….did you keep the weight off?

    If you lose weight faster than 2 pounds a week – you also may lose some muscle mass. Taking out the bread and pasta was a good idea. Most of the time it has a “high glycemic index” and causes your insulin to spike, which then causes craving for food….

    So diet and exercise are both important. Also, the TYPE of food you eat is just as important. These changes will all help you to…

    KEEP IT OFF……

  115. Hi. This is exactly the diet plan Im following to lose weight for my wedding in 3 months. I find walking a good stress relief & have started going to the gym but if you can’t go to the gym look up Tosca Rena exercises they are miracle workers & really work if you stick with it. I now make “clean meals” from this website -the kitchen table- they have thousands of receips. Also I use myfitnesspal app on my phone to look up my daily calories and too check calories I burn & it has almost every restaurant & every food in their data base. Good luck to the 13 yr old girl. I will be cheering you on and going thru the same pain & challenges as you. Stick with it!

  116. Do you have anyone to support you? Particularly adult figures that influence you positively and/or support and affect your eating and exercise habits? This is important.

    I have put in other posts regarding diet and exercise. Some of the longer, more technical posts are more accurate. Some of the shorter posts that say just cut sugar and whatever and eat lots of watermelon (as an example) do not address a proper diet and the need for consistent, sustained exercise.

    Get informed first on what you need to do.

    Then get local, welcomed support from trusted friends or adults.

    Then, COMMIT to yourself to do what is right for you. The more you know, and the more you do it for you, with a commitment to your friends, the more likely you will succeed.

  117. Articles I have read say to at least exercise for 30 minutes a day. It can be contiguous, or broken up into two 15 minute episodes etc….

    So, you are doing 45 minutes which is good. Consider increasing it to 5X a week though.

    Next, you wind down when you start to hurt. Good. With your issues, you should be listening to your body.

    Next, speed is not as important as time. You are doing above 30 minutes. If 45 is comfortable, by all means keep doing it.

    120 BPM is OK. You should aim for 60 to 80% of your max rate which is calculated as 220 minus your age which for you would be 160 BPM as a MAXIMUM. 80% of 160 is equal to 128 BPM. This is a high end of your range so you are actually in the higher end of the acceptable 60 to 80% range for you. So that is already very good (120 BPM actual).

    Keep up the good work.

  118. I have started my diet..changing from white bread to whole wheat, cutting out soda, re-introducing fruits and veggies to my eating habits, cutting deep fried and other junk foods. I am going to start walking about 5 miles a week. I weigh 190 pounds and 5’2.

    I want to lose a good 40 pounds within a year, is there anything else I should consider doing?

  119. Im losing weight for my wedding too in Nov. I only have 10 more pounds to lose and as I said in my post above I now eat only clean meals Tosca Reno stripped book really helps me. Also the clean eating websites help me be creative with my meals. I used to do those weight lose shakes you see every where for 2 months then eat what ever I wanted for dinner I only lost 2lbs and had tons of gas! So my nursing friends turned me on to clean eating. Sounds like with all the work that you have ben putting in to it you should have much better results. Try changing to only eating foods w no preservatives and things you cannot pronounce. Also check out myfitness pal.com wishing you great success!

  120. I’m 41 years old and walking 4 miles 5 days a week. My weight is 200. I was 150 about 9 months ago. I cut back on my sodas. How long will it take to get back to my 150? I cut out all rice.

  121. Hi i am 20 years old and i weigh about 183 and i stand 5’7 1/2″. I am so disturbed by my appearance. I played basketball throughout high school so i had the perfect shape. Now i have been in college and being in the nursing program i really feel like i dont have enough time to exercise. Yesterday i started walking, power walking actually around the school track and i went for a hour. i think i may have went three miles. i have tried to change my eating habits and drinking habits but it it really hard.i am on a quest for losing weight and after reading this article i am going to begin weight walking. WISH ME LUCK AND PRAY FOR ME because excess weight does not look good on me.

  122. HI,
    I’m not sure if you are doing it already, but make sure you cut out all hidden sugars….it helps. I’m 5’2, 150lbs, and trying so hard to drop 30. Good luck to you!

  123. Hi, I have loose skin from pregnancy. I’m down to 115 but my stomach is loose and hangs. Will walking tighten it up? I’m walking everyday on treadmill with highest incline and I’ll do about 2-4 miles a day I also drink lots of water no soda and I eat decent. I also had a c-section. So is it possible to have a tight flat tummy again?

  124. Over time your skin will get better. Creams may also help. However, if your skin has lost elasticity, exercise won’t help and you’ll have to consider plastic surgery (tummy tuck).

  125. Ok i’m 27 years old an i weigh 135 pounds. How many calories do i burn for walking 2.5 hours at 4.5 mph?

  126. Hi, I’m 21 years old and am 5″3 my weight usually swings between 8″5-9″5 but recently from being on the depo injection I am now 9″9, i have noticed weight going on me in certain places.. my face, arms etc… just wondered if anybody had any idea’s how to get back down to 9″0 or at least 9″5, I was getting that stressed out about it i was going to buy some slimming tablets, but my partner advised me not to, It’s a real lack of confidence that has appeared more so, I have a border collie and take him on regular runs/walks for at least half hour-hour a day dependant on the weather, and thought that may shift it, maybe it’s my diet, but i’m not sure… please somebody reply assure me i’m not the only one.. lol

  127. I smoke about a half of a pack and I weight about 260 and I’m 18 years old.. I get these power surges that “I’m gonna exercise” and I do it for about a day or two then I give up.. So far your the only person on her that fits the same problem as me. I can’t keep a healthy diet and exercise routine.. So if you quit the smoking and lost weight I wanna hear about it.. Email me and let me know your progress my email is [email protected] and put in the subject “I quit smoking and lost the weight Amanda” 🙂 thanks for taking your time.

  128. I’m 22 years old and weight 230 lbs. I’ve cut back on my portion size and no more sweets( ex: ice cream). I was just wondering if I walk between 4 and 4.5 mph for 1 hour,5 days a week. How long will it take me to lose 80 lbs?

  129. I enjoy walking because it’s easy to do when you haven’t done any exercise program for months. But if you want to lose weight faster, it’s better to run. If it’s hard to get yourself motivated try some running music.

  130. One thing at a time. I quit smoking about 4 years ago and piled the weight on. I’m now in the (slow) process of losing it again. Don’t try to do too much. Quit the ciggies, then think about the weight. Don’t try to do it all at once, you’ll likely fail on both. Good luck with it!

  131. I started following a program 4montgs ago to loose weight. I am 36 and I weighed 196.5 now I weigh 161.5. I started walking but following the 20/40 rule. 20 carbs and 40 grams of protein. I don’t feel deprived and the weight is still coming off. I hope to be at my goal weight by my birthday in April. Good luck and I hope this helps.

  132. I am 16 years old and I am trying to lose weight, nothing seems to work, I only have a treadmill at my house, I want to lose weight so I run then walk again for about 40 minutes, any tips?

  133. Joi,

    I am a 17 year old young woman who is having some serious issues. I am currently 5’5, 195 lbs. My goal is to lose 45-50 pounds within the next 4 months. Anyone have any tips. It would really help. I don’t mind exercising much (walking, treadmill, that’s about it, haha)

  134. I have started walking 5 miles 5 days a week, I hardly eat in the week but at weekends when i go home to visit my family I eat a lot of rubbish food. I want to lose about 21lb in the next few months. Will doing this help me lose weight or will I end up putting it on due to eating crap at the weekends. The thing is when i visit family its hard not to eat rubbish we like to just enjoy our time together however after this weekend i will not be going home much so will be eating less that 1000 calories for all 7 days. Just want to be thin and hope that the walking will help me and advice would be greatly appreciated.

  135. I’m 16 and right now I weigh almost 220 (I’m 5’7″). I want to get down to at least 160lbs, if I walk 3.5mph for about an hour or so everyday and start eating healthier, how long do you think it might take to lose 60 pounds? Also, will I probably end up having saggy skin from losing that much weight?

  136. I’m 28 and currently weigh 400 lb. I have been obese since the age of 11. I have now reduced my calorie intake to 1500 calories per day, and introduced walking twice a day for 5 days a week to work and back. A total of 50 minutes walking per day. I have every other weekend off, and aim to build up my stamina enough to attempt a 10 mile walk along the river to the next town.

    I am aiming to lose 170lb over the next the next 64 weeks. I will let you know how I get on.

  137. Creams like Vitamin E works wonders with stretch marks. Do at least fifty crunches after every meal, since you had a c section it will take a little while longer to show more visible results. I used to belly dance as an exercise after I gave birth. It was fun and helped with loose skin. Wish you the best.

  138. Go on the website for the AF, they have a fitness printout that starts from just walking.I think its a 12 week program, don’t really remember now, Ive been in for 7 years now. You are going to need to be a fairly good runner when you get to basic or you will struggle. Make life a little easier for yourself and start building up some stamina now. Get busy with push up and sit ups because you are going to be doing about a million per day for the duration. You will lose weight in basic for sure however you HAVE to be within regulation when you get weighed in at MEPS for your physical. If you follow what your recruiter is telling you, which is fine, that is a slow and safe say to start if your not accustomed to exercising. Don’t rush it, if you are not in good shape NO MATTER WHAT you recruiter says. Your time in basic will be very difficult if you don’t have a good starting point. Good Luck! Oh! and DON’T LOSE 15 pounds in 2 weeks, it is impossible and you wont be able to exercise at all from starvation. Take your time and do it right, you will be glad you did, believe me.

  139. Just as a caution, I’d first say that, depending on your starting weight (and yours is too low, in my opinion), losing more than 2-3 pounds per week is generally not a good idea.

    As far as your recruiter’s suggestion, it seems like it’d be less productive than doing one long workout. Obviously, the idea is to stay more active all day, but when doing cardio, you should aim for at least a 30 minute workout. You burn more when your heart rate is up, and if you’ve only just started to get your heart rate up when you stop, you aren’t taking advantage of your workouts.

    Good luck to you!

  140. I started to walk 4 miles at 2.4 speed since Oct 6 I have lost 26 pounds but I weight 246 now. I cut down on sugars, white flour, breads pretty much all the bad stuff. I been expecting to lose more weight but I only lose 2 pounds per week and am getting really impatient. What can I do to lose more weight per week?

  141. Hi I am a 17 year old boy and I way 11 stone I want to lose around 1 stone and for my body to stop looking so chunky anyone have a good weekly diet plan and excercise tips please I’m really desperate thanks

  142. 2 lbs a week is a great accomplishment and the heathy way to lose! Certainly don’t get discouraged, you’re doing great!
    If you want added exercise, my easy tip is: if you watch TV at night, so some sit ups, push ups, squats, etc. during the commercials. That’ll be 20 minutes of toning in 1 hour TV time.

  143. Hi, I’m 16 5’2 and currently weigh 232 , I don’t have any health problems , surprisingly my doctor says I am fine , But I still wanted to lose weight. So I started walking everyday for about 45 to an hour for 1 month and a half and lost almost 20 pounds . Just by walking and managing how much food I eat . So its not hard at all, Just do it =)

  144. my sister was in a similar situation with how much she weighed. Over the course of 3-4 months (the summer), I would say she lost around 30-40 lbs. She got a jumprope and jumped in the garage everyday. she started out slow, going maybe 20-30 seconds without stopping and then resting for a bit. She did that for around 15 minutes each day. Not long at all. Once she got used to the time interval, she bumped it up by 10 seconds. She also listened to music while doing it, which made it easier. Now she can probably go 1-2 minutes without getting tired.
    Basically, anything you do that is not sitting down will help you to loose weight, combined with a better eating habit. For the eating part, gradually change your lifestyle. First, eat the same thing you usually do, just less. The next step is to start combining healthy foods with the current foods you eat. After that, convert all the way to healthy foods. When you do it gradually, you will become used to it and will be less likely to give up on it totally.

  145. your body is gaining muscle. and muscle weighs more then fat… if you want to lose weight i suggest you do some cardio workouts for an hour and a half everyday and watch your calories. cardio burns fat and tones your muscle … i know it seems like a lot to do but once its over and done with and all the weight is lost you will feel really good and it will just turn in to a daily routine to workout

  146. hi guys, after doing the walking exercise for 7 months, I lost around 27 pounds. and now I’m enrolled in a gym to intensify my prog and lose more pounds in the coming weeks/months. after which, I intend to body build and maintain it throughout my life! cheers to all…!

  147. I also had a c-section at 22 (side to side cut). I’ve never lost the skin that hangs over the scar, and I’ve never been obese.
    I take my daily vitamins, exercise with weights and cardio on a regular basis and use all types of lotion for my belly. I’m now 39.

    Good luck and congrats if you are able to lose that skin that I never could!

  148. The idle amount of weight for people to lose ‘safely’ is 1-2 pounds per week. That’s considered the safe method. One other question, is in regards to your habits of drinking—no. Not alcohol but water. The minimum amount of water ONE person should consume daily is that of 8 cups. Yes. Eight CUPS. Believe it or not but water helps you to loose weight. At first—depending on how much you USE to drink, you’ll experience a slight weight gain—but then it’ll strip off as your body realizes it no longer needs to retain the water… Plus water is a very friendy-safe appetite cutter.

  149. Hi. I’m Autumn, and I was wondering if anyone could maybe help me? You see. I’m trying to join the Air Force–but I can’t be scheduled for a physical exam to GET into it…. If I weigh too much. I’m currently 172 pounds, and my recruiter suggested that to loose the extra weight/prepare for boot camp ((Because I HAVE to weight 157 pounds at max to go–That’s 15 pounds less)) I should walk 5 miles a day on my treadmill. I’m currently doing that at a speed of 3.0 mph. Should I increase the speed to higher? Like 4.0 mph?

    Also, I drink PLENTY of water. Before I tried to get into the Air Force. I weighed 181 pounds and managed to get to the 172 pounds in fives weeks by basically ‘eating healthier’ and drinking MORE water. So, I kinda just lost the water weight most woman carry around. I drink a minimum of EIGHT cups a day (because that’s the minimuim a person should drink daily) sometimes more. My recruiter suggested that I walk in segments, like a mile before breakfast–a mile after breakfast—a mile before lunch—a mile AFTER lunch–a mile before dinner. That’s what he’s told me to do and so far ((Since I talked to him two days ago about this)) I’ve done that for two days–today being the third day.

    I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. ((I’m 18 years of age)) Is there a way for me to loose FIFTEEN pounds in 2-3 weeks? If so, how? What should I do differently? How should I be doing it? I’ve been doing a lot of online searching for things also….

  150. I am 140lb 5’3….I have never been this heavy in entire life except when pregnant then the weight just fell off with no effort at all. I am normally 120-125lbs. I am trying to walk off weight. I quit smoking and gained this 20lbs!!! GGRRR!!!! Started smoking again thinking it would peel the lb’s off, that didn’t work. ( Now, I am fat and still smoking!!!!) Very flustered with myself at this point! I looked in the mirror the other day and was disgusted with myself. I started counting calories allowing myself 1900 a day and walking about 2 hours a day with no weights. Is this going to help me loss the 20lbs? Help!!

  151. Dude, if you have to say “not to be a jerk” before a statement you make, reconsider if you should say it. It comes across rude and like you are… a jerk. If you really are a personal trainer you should work on your delivery. I was his height and weight at his age and was very unsure of myself and felt overwieght. The last thing I needed was someone on the internet telling me i’m pretty overweight. Don’t you think thats why he’s looking at this info?

    And guys, don’t be so strict on your 1500 calories ect., just work out hard and set goals. You will be more likely to slip up if you have an extremely strict diet.

  152. Hey all,

    2 weeks after my initial post I have lost 14 pounds. I have been walking to work and back home twice a day, 5 days a week. A total of 5hours walking per week. It was horrible for the first week, as my body was not used to it, but now it is getting there. My breathlessness has gone, and I can just walk and breathe normally.

    Before I started walking, I think i was eating between 3000-6000 calories a day easily. I cut my diet to 1500 calories (or there about’s per day), and I’m also not hungry. Have been eating things like:

    1)cereal with semi-skimmed milk, fruit, water for breakfast – about 8am (350 calories)
    2)banana and 2 oranges, water for lunch – about 12pm (200 calories)
    3)pasta pack, made with milk and water on the hob, low fat yogurt x 2, water for dinner – about 4:30pm (950 calories)

    If I ever feel hungry in the evening, which is rare, I just have some more water. The walking has really inspired me, and the changes you can make are so fast. I have also joined the gym and have a meeting next week with a personal trainer.

    If anyone is reading this and is stuck in that weight loss/weight gain cycle or is fat like I am, I would say, get motivated! I also started talking about my weight for the first time in years to family, colleagues, and friends. They’re really supportive.

    Going to walk to the next town as planned on the 31st March. It will probably be painful, and I’ll hate it, but its all part of getting fit and changing my lifestyle. I urge you all to do the same. I’ll keep you posted!

  153. Hi , i m 28 year old and my ht is 5.0 and my wt is 61 , daily i m going for walking around 7.30 pm and eating very less food and having some kind of herbal drink in the breakfast and in dinner and in lunch phulka’s and subzi that’s it no non – veg also no tea and cofee also. Pls suggest some more tips so that i can reduce my weight as well as my tummy fat which wont look good according to my personality. Pls help me.

  154. Hi im 5.6 and weigh 146 , I have started walking 4 days ago up and gravel roads with mostly steep hills. I walk 4 miles and struugle sometimes. How many fat and calories am I burning and is this healthy for me? Thank you Cindy

  155. Hi I m 75kgs I started using treadmill four miles daily seven days in 15 days I reduces 1.5kg also I have reduced calorie intake maximum 500 calories per day or even less but I also run for one mile and fast walk other three my goal is to loose 20kgs I also do Hoolahupa for five minutes daily can anybody tell me in how many months I can reduce?? I m soo worried

  156. ok so im about 5’2 and have always been bigger (i cant say ive had a weight problem because i never tried fixing it before..) i have noticed recently that im alot bigger than i have been even looking at pictures of myself disgusts me…i told myself it was time to do something bout it…i walk at least an hour and a half everyday down to the end of the road and back…(i live in the country)i believe its a mile (1/2 there and 1/2 back) plus i walk other places through the day….i also only drink water…im eating fruit and i never really crave food more than once a day….so the one time i do eat is whats getting me i think….i weigh about 230 and im very ashamed of the way i look….any tips to help me stay motivated and lose it a lil quicker???

  157. hi, you’re doing a great job. I presently weigh 162lbs and am also working on myself. But u see, what you are aiming for at the moment is a crash diet!! accepted you will lose some weight but when you have gotten the body you want and then begin to eat properly again you are going to get that fat back and be back in square 1!! Also you are going to lose weight slower than you probably should because your metabolic rate will be very low and so the amount of fat your body will burn will also be low and your body goes into famine mode and stores as much fat as it can in order for it to function and so the one time you eat it holds on to the fat. There is also something called the AFTER BURN EFFECT, this is a state were your keeps burning fat all hours through the day even when you are sleep, great! right. what you are doing now helps you burn fat ONLY when you are exercising because your metabolism is low. You need to eat a proper set of 3 meals a day in proportion, also have to be healthy, drink a lot of water(you are doing that already), fruits especially citrus fruit they help in the burning of fat. before you undertake in any weight losing ethics research on how it will affect your body, I just like felt not eating food depending mostly on fruit and water was the key but that just left me feeling too weak. If possible you should consult a nutritionist to give you a wealth loss diet plan.

  158. Dude, you won’t get saggy skin unless you are extremely overweight. I’m a personal trainer, and have heard this excuse a thousand times. I had a guy lose over 160 pounds, and no saggy skin in sight. It’s all about how quickly you lose your weight. In your case, you could lose all 60 pounds in 1 month and you would have NO saggy skin. To answer your first question, you would burn about 600-800 calories walking 3.5 mph for an hour everyday. All I can say is exercising at that pace and eating healthy, you should easily lose 60 pounds in 2-3 months. You will have to change up your routine, maybe turn it into a jog, start doing some pushups and situps, and it could come off a lot faster. Not to be a jerk, but at 5’7″, 220 pounds is pretty overweight for a 16 year old. If you stay dedicated and work hard, I believe you could lose your first 25-30 pounds(if not a little more) in the first month. Good luck on your goals.

  159. Walking is a great start. I do not discourage walking 5 miles a day at all. You could lose 21 pounds doing it this way, and it WILL take a few months to do. I’ll give you some info on what you are doing to your body. Let’s say you start on a Saturday. You eat the rubbish food all weekend. You are eating nothing but fat and empty carbs, meaning your body will want to store most of it. Then, throughout the week, you barely eat, but now your walking your 5 miles a day. For about the first two days, your body will burn off stored fat, but then go to your muscle tissue for energy. For the next 3 days, your body will alternate where it gets its energy from, between the stored body fat and the muscle tissue. Your body will actually tend to keep the body fat because of the lack of energy from food throughout the week. This happens because your metabolism slows way down. So now your body doesn’t burn energy near fast enough, slowing the loss of body fat. So by the time you have lost 21 pounds, you may not be looking the way you expected to. You need to make a little change each day, eating healthier meal by meal. Whole grains, and A LOT of protein. Enhance your workouts by doing some resistance training. 21 pounds is not that much, but it won’t come off if you don’t do it properly. As a personal trainer, I always set goals for myself, extreme over-the-top goals. I once had a guy come in to my gym, his original weigh-in was 387 pounds. He was 5’9″, 34 years old. EXTREMELY OBESE. My goal was to knock that scale down as quickly as I could in the first month, just to keep my customer motivated from seeing the results. This guy amazed me. He canceled about 10 workouts in the first month, and we were only working out 3 days a week. He pretty much did everything himself, following the meal plans and exercise guides I provided him, and at the end of one month, he weighed-in at 328 pounds. I was really surprised, and asked how my setup was working for him. To my amazement, this guy said the only time he worked out was when he was with me at the gym, and that was 3 or 4 sessions that whole month. He told me he followed the meal plan spot-on, eating 5-6 meals a day(i say meals, but really are small meals, not like the average lunch or dinner meal), drinking his protein shakes, eliminating his junk food, etc. That was where he had his success. He started supplying the right kind of food for his body to get nutrients they needed. His body responded almost instantly, and eliminated a lot of stored fat. This is just one example of how important a healthy diet is. And by diet, I mean how you eat. I still don’t see why when people eliminate junk foods, they say they are on a diet. A diet is just word for the intake of your foods. You can have a healthy diet or an unhealthy diet. Anyway, eat good and eat often.

  160. You ONLY have a treadmill? That’s all you need! Most people don’t even have that! I’m not saying that you NEED a treadmill to lose weight, but it is a great piece of equipment. How are you eating? Do you exercise and burn 400 calories, then turn around and eat a cheeseburger and fries for dinner? There’s your problem. You did good burning off the 400 calories, but you made it pointless eating a 680 calorie cheeseburger, 300 calories of fries, and about 200 calories in your medium coke full of empty carbs and sugar. 1,180 calories minus the 400 you burned= a gain of 780 calories! Also, alternate between running and walking on the treadmill. Run hard for 30 seconds, walk for 1 minute, run for 30 seconds, walk for 1 minute, etc… You need to incorporate some pushups and situps into your routine as well. Shoot for 50 of each a day, in the least amount of sets you can. Have fun, losing weight is a blast. Change your diet and keep exercising.

  161. Good advice from goairforce (see above post). But the whole don’t try and lose 15 pounds in a week… why not? Obviously, don’t starve yourself. I was in your situation, except I was enlisting into the US Army. Now it wasn’t such a big deal for me being overweight, I needed to weigh 192, I weighed 207. But in the Army, you can be below 26% body fat and still ship. I was only 16%. Now for your advice. Increasing your speed to 4.0 mph, but still walking the same 5 miles a day, won’t burn any extra calories. In fact, you will just finish a little quicker. You need to workout for a certain amount of TIME, NOT DISTANCE. Start at a jog to get your heart rate up, then a brisk 4.0 mph pace for an hour would do you wonders. Keep drinking your water, and eat small meals 5-6 times a day to keep your metabolism boosted. Oatmeal for breakfast, a 4oz grilled chicken breast sandwich on whole grain bread or bun with mustard if you like, some peanuts and low fat yogurt in between meals. For dinner, have a grilled chicken salad with a glass of fat free milk. 1 hour before you go to bed, eat a cup of fat free cottage cheese. Cottage cheese contains mostly casein protein, which takes a long time for your body to break down. So while you sleep, your metabolism can stay revved up for your 8 hours of rest. Keep working out, and try to make your workouts as intense as possible. As mentioned in the previous posts, boot camp will be tough. Won’t be as tough as my army training ;), but it will be a challenge. I advise you to start doing press-ups and sit-ups today. Shoot for 100 of each per day, in as few sets as possible. Your body will thank you later. Good luck in the air force, and thanks for serving our wonderful, free country.

  162. Hi!

    I am currently 138lbs & 5’3.5 & 14 years old.
    Recently I began being home-schooled, ( no p.e ) & usually just play on the ps3 when I’m bored.

    I don’t want to be like this anymore, I started gaining weight about 4 months ago…I used to be 115 to 120lbs…

    & I want to be healthier, & set a good example for my siblings since I am the oldest of us three. There are people who are 5’7 and my weight …and people who are 100lbs & my height. But I don’t care about being super thin, I just don’t want my sister and brother thinking it’s alright too slack off all the time and eat junk food and become a chub, I mean I’m supposed to be a role model right? …I am not a girl who wants to be model thin, I am not obsessed. & I do realize that I will be sacrificing a lot…And that it will be hard & most likely painful, I just want to know how long..& what I’ll have to do…but I’ll be walking a 4mile trail, as many day’s as I can..& I need to know how many calories and what types of food I should eat.

  163. Hi Searle, I’ve read two of your post and just wanted to know how your weight loss journey is going. I’ve gained a lot of weight in the last three months due to binge eating. I was a runner prior to a knee injury and got depressed. Anyhow, I haven’t been motiviated to start up again because I know what it takes and I just don’t have the energy anymore. Many years however, I walked. I walked a lot and lost weight. I remember walking 5 miles a day but again it’s been a very long time. Reading your post has got the wheels in my head thinking. 🙂 Would love to hear how you are doing and if you are still walking and losing weight. Good luck!

  164. I am 17 years old 5’10 and i weigh 250 pounds… i keep gaining weight… i go to the doctors every three months and gain more weight each time. I always try to workout and eat better i do good for one week then forget about it. I need to lose weight..

  165. Hi everybody i was 20 stone after having a baby iv lost 1 stone however at 19 stone at 19 going on twenty clearly not good i have decided to start a simple plan to lose weight the basic basics old school no push or pull ups or any of that suite cos it would be going to fast . My plan is to lose as much as i can eating 1500 calories a day ,going on an hours walk a day . and drinking 2 glasses of water before each meal and 1 warm water after (cold water can apparently bloat some people) after my meals and cut out the crap i will update everybody as i go and hopefully will inspire other people that it might be simpler then taught. My boyfriends father told me a awhile ago he lost a good bit of weight just by walking and wearing a bin bag underneath him it help burn off the calories quicker so i will try the trick will keep everybody updated 🙂 wish me luck 🙂

  166. I’m 14 & I weigh 165 pounds & I’m 5’9. I want to lose 25 pounds in 2 & a half months. Is this possible? I’m going to walk a 4 mile trail in my town 5 days a week. I am going to consume 1,500 calories also because I know that I have to diet to lose the weight more efficiently. After I look the way I would like to, if it’s not 140 pound & 145 & I like the way I look & I’m fully confident than that’s when I’ll start toning everything up. Should I be lifting any weights right now? Or stick to cardio? Also I live in Las Vegas so it’s 75 degrees right now, so I’ll sweat for sure. 🙂 how does this sound to you? Any advice if I should push harder & if this is even possible? Thanks. c;

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