Losing weight at home

Discussion in 'Losing Weight' started by PeroxcideFlowers, May 17, 2016.

  1. PeroxcideFlowers

    PeroxcideFlowers New Member

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    Hey guys,

    My S.O. and I were wondering what would be the best way to lose weight and keep it off. We're hoping for a results-at-home kind of thing as neither of us can really afford to go to a gym since we're trying to save for a house. We're both average-weight people but we want to shed between 5 and 10 kilos.

    My S.O. works 9am-5pm, 5-6 days a week and plays volleyball once a week, so he doesn't really have a whole heap of time (or energy) to do anything. He's also put on weight around the waist and thighs. Long story short, he doesn't fit into a bunch of his really nice shirts or pants
    As for me, I mainly just want to be a little more fit. I've got more time on my hands as I work 9-5, 3 days a week and I don't exercise.

    Anyway, does anyone have home exercise routines, youtube videos, diet ideas, etc. they'd recommend?

    Thanks so much! :)
     
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  3. flow

    flow baked beans Connoisseur

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    eat better
     
  4. Venkman

    Venkman Well-Known Member

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    If you're only looking to drop weight, then you can do it in the kitchen. As for routines, you should be able to find some decent body weight routines online. I don't do them, so can't help there.

    Download My Fitness Pal. Log your food for a week and see how much you're eating. Then drop the calories by 500.

    As for keeping it off...Don't let yourself eat as much as you were before. There's no magic routine or diet that will keep fat off. This may help:
    http://www.aussiegymjunkies.com/showthread.php?t=1169
     
  5. MRSA

    MRSA $'+--_"'van¤©®damme_@$§ Staff Member

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    Lot of people have seen good results with the addition of early morning fasted cardio ..
    even if its just a brisk walk around the neighbourhood ..
    Probably even find your energy levels increase

    The work hours mentioned dont sound especially hectic?
    guess its
    Just how badd you both want it
     
  6. StrungOut

    StrungOut Well-Known Member

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    This sounds like a massive cop out and an excuse to me. Most of us work 9-5 jobs or more. I am going to guess doesn't have time for an hour in the gym but can sit and watch 3 hours in front of the television. Most people don't have energy for something they don't want to do
     
  7. hardcore

    hardcore Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    Thats quite an open ended question. There's a lot you can change but id suggest baby steps. so the task doesnt feel insurmountable and you give up before you even begin. [MENTION=2376]MRSA[/MENTION] is spot on with the fasted cardio. get up 40 minutes earlier and put on some shorts, grab a water bottle and go for a brisk 30/40min walk every morning. at a pace that you can still hold a conversation. get back and have poached egg on toast. if you start your day off well it sets the tone. Dink 2lt of water a day, cut out the sugars and crap in your diet, increase the veg, proteins and complex carbs like brown rice, sweet potato, baby potatoes ... and take it from there.

    Best of luck
     
  8. Eidolon

    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    Too true. Since embarking on unfattening myself, I probably watch as much TV in a week as I used to do on a daily basis. Much hotter ass in the gym anyway :eat2:
     
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    And in the dungeon ;)
     
  10. PeroxcideFlowers

    PeroxcideFlowers New Member

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    Thank you to those who gave helpful hints, links and ideas! We're definitely keen to start on them :)

    I'd like to know what peoples' thoughts are on fish. I'm aware salmon, although my favourite fish, can be quite fatty, so what would you guys suggest?
    I also have a tin of Sustagen that a mate gave me last week. She said it was to curb hunger? Once I finish that tin, should I keep buying it or...?
     
  11. hardcore

    hardcore Well-Known Member AGJ Supporter

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    Salmon is excellent as its one of your "good fat" sources. The problem is not knowing what you're consuming every day (or how you are preparing it) its difficult to say how much. White fish as much as you want though. I suggest you keep a diary of your meals/snacks/drinks for a couple weeks to get a better picture of what needs to change. or better yet one of those calorie counting apps (someone on here could tell you which ones are good)
     
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    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    Can you please leave the key under the mat? Need to do drop off a new addition tonight. I think this one will be right up your alley :icecream:
     
  13. Eidolon

    Eidolon Bit Fatty

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    If your only goal is to lose weight, you don't need to do much more than walking more and eating right. I used to get off a tram stop earlier at first, for instance, and eventually just got to the point where I was walking for about an hour every day without even knowing it. Once your fitness improves, you'll have more energy to do more challenging things, but keep it simple for now.

    Don't expect to be spoonfed a diet, unless you pay someone to personalise one for each of you. It's very little effort and cost in the bigger scheme of things, but it does require a bit of commitment from your side. Small lifestyle changes is all you need.
     
  14. StrungOut

    StrungOut Well-Known Member

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    MyFitnessPal is a decent app for tracking stuff, and has a reasonable scanner of barcodes also. The problem is some stuff may be wrong in the calories/macros but most is relatively correct these days
     
  15. Jesse1987

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    I work 6 day weeks 12.5 hour shifts and have wife 3 kids and still train everyday as does my wife who works full time we take no time away from the kids we either train 4 am or late at night depending if I'm day or night shift There is no excuse . Sacrifices have to be made !!
     
  16. LDouglas

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    The key is definitely finding a diet program that is tailored to your personal needs and lifestyle. I tried one3one method - https://131method.com/ and I reached my goals in 12 weeks, so I must say that this program is exactly what my mind and body needed.
     

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