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Old 22nd December 2012, 21:52   #601
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Try ajinomoto(MSG) and baking soda. That will make you feel you are full all the time. And it's far cheaper than these shakes and it is probably as safe or unsafe.

I am pretty sure there is nothing in the world which can make you burn 110 calories when you are sitting and doing nothing - wouldn't that disprove some basic law of energy etc.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 22:31   #602
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There is NO shortcut to weight loss folks. Even if there is, I'm sure it will totally mess up with your health. Exercise and clean diet is the only way. That's all works for me.
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Does driving help burn calories? I drive about 60 kms every day. Atleast half the distance is thru' dense city traffic which requires continuous gear changes, frequent maneuvering etc.
Unfortunately no else taxi drivers would be body builders may be some arm muscles you can gain if you drive a Tata bus with no power steering.
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Unfortunately no else taxi drivers would be body builders may be some arm muscles you can gain if you drive a Tata bus with no power steering.
Actually driving non-power steering cars does tone your arms a bit, but you need to be driving them quite a bit. Our old fiat required 3 turns of the wheel to take a U-turn, I had sore arms all the time when I was learning.

Guys, help me out a bit here. I am 28 years old, around 90 kilos and am 5 feet 7 in. In 2007, I used to be around 68, since then I have put on 10 kgs in the first year, 10 kgs in the second year, and after that I have been around 90 kgs. Mostly due to a completely unregulated life, where I eat what I want, when I want, and zero physical exercise, and complete lack of any system to my life (sleeping at odd hours, etc.).

But every once in a while I end up doing extended period of physical activities, like going on 10 day treks, etc, when my weight comes down to 83-84 kilos.

I like eating kebabs and non-veg, don't have too much of a sweet tooth, drink a coke can a day. I am without a job right now, so have lots of free time. I have a treadmill, and a cycle which I use at a leisurely pace (never lacking in equipment), and resistance bands (don't like weights). When getting ready for a trek etc, I start treadmilling 2 weeks in advance, and if I am able to hit a continous jog for about 2 kms, I have been ok on treks. Otherwise I don't use the treadmill. I love walking and can easily walk 2 hours a day without getting bored.

My sister is getting married in mid-feb, and my parents will kill me if I haven't started looking thinner by then. I want to bring it under 80 kgs/start looking like I am 80 kgs.

So do you guys have any suggestions. I want to continue eating kebabs, thats my only requirement.

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My sister is getting married in mid-feb, and my parents will kill me if I haven't started looking thinner by then. I want to bring it under 80 kgs/start looking like I am 80 kgs.

So do you guys have any suggestions. I want to continue eating kebabs, thats my only requirement.
You have a fairly simple requirement. Based on your existing state, this is what I would do:
  1. Start running 5 Kms / Day for 4 Days in a week.
  2. Cycle atleast 20 Kms in 1 Hr for remaining 2 days in a week.
  3. Since you don't have a sweet tooth, cut out processed white sugar from your life
  4. Start with Green Tea
  5. Have a healthy non oily breakfast, medium lunch and very light dinner.
  6. Reduce rice, move towards wheat. Try multigrain if possible.
  7. Ensure that you have your dinner atleast 2 hours prior to going to sleep.
  8. Reduce on oily and fried food. Kebabs are good as they good source of proteins. However avoid oily ones and have them for lunch preferably as proteins take longer to digest.
I think if you do the above, you should get to 70 Kgs within 4-5 months. But more than that, you'll reduce your girth very soon.


All the best in your endeavour.


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Thank you very much. That was set out very nicely, and looks pretty achievable. I am gonna start today.
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Hello everybody,

Has anyone tried nuform the new technology from talwalkar for weight reduction. I see lots of advertise on times of india news paper. Can anybody through some light on this, or has anybody tried this.
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I have started swimming from last 3-4 days and doing about 30-35 breadths of the pool in each day of 30-35 mins swim.

However, I am having a peculiar problem. 2 days in a row, my left feet is getting cramped. You know one finger going over another. Its pretty painful for a couple of minutes.

This happens after 30 mins in the pool, yesterday it happened right after getting out of the pool.

Due to above, I am a bit apprehensive of swimming now

What could be the reason and resolution ideas?
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Dehydration and going low on salts can cause cramping.

Some neembu paani with sugar and salt might help.
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Dehydration and going low on salts can cause cramping.Some neembu paani with sugar and salt might help.
I thought it was dehydration the first day and drank a glass of water before jumping in the pool. Yet it happened.

Btw, I am on low salt from over a year. I take my food with very low salt ( concious decision) and now even a little salt in my food makes me feel its salty ( though it tastes normal for other people)
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I have started swimming from last 3-4 days and doing about 30-35 breadths of the pool in each day of 30-35 mins swim.

However, I am having a peculiar problem. 2 days in a row, my left feet is getting cramped. You know one finger going over another. Its pretty painful for a couple of minutes.

This happens after 30 mins in the pool, yesterday it happened right after getting out of the pool.

Due to above, I am a bit apprehensive of swimming now

What could be the reason and resolution ideas?
reason is a lot of strenuous and repetitive motion (flapping feet). take it slow, stay hydrated and stretch well before and after workout. The quick remedy is to stretch the muscle in opposite direction when the cramps happen.
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reason is a lot of strenuous and repetitive motion (flapping feet). take it slow, stay hydrated and stretch well before and after workout. The quick remedy is to stretch the muscle in opposite direction when the cramps happen.
Thanks Vivek. I think this could be one of the reason. Right from day one, I was swimming as if I had a point to prove to Ian Thorpe

Will take it slow and steady till my body gets used to this brand new badgering which it was not used to now for over a decade
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Does slim tea and other such products really work? Has anyone tried these on the forum?
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Does slim tea and other such products really work? Has anyone tried these on the forum?
Not personally. I had a colleague who did. He pledged never to waste his money again. Apparently, it didn't help beyond a point. In any case why don't you see reviews on the internet? Might shed some light.
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Not personally. I had a colleague who did. He pledged never to waste his money again. Apparently, it didn't help beyond a point. In any case why don't you see reviews on the internet? Might shed some light.
Well one of my colleague is taking it and its sort of worked wonders for him. The only downside ( something that I have heard elsewhere too) is that it leads to increased pigmentation of the skin. So while he has lost oodles of weight, he has also sort of tanned. Ofcourse such remedies will only cause temporary weight loss since unless you really change your lifestyle, you will end up gaining weight again.
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