Question by Emma: overall body fat loss help!!!?
Hey! so i asked about losing weight… but this is more like getting a better body i guess.
i’m supposed to be skinny. like for my weight and height i am. i weigh 124 pounds and am 5 foot 5 inches but my stomach is so flabby. like i don’t sit down when i’m wearing my bathing suit because it just makes me look really fat. and my thighs are kinda big. PLEASE HELP!! btw i go to the gym like A LOT like i do 45 minutes on an elliptical machine and then weights

xo emma

Best answer:

Answer by splinteragentzhou
For fat loss, the best you can do is walking. Go on a treadmill and set the incline to 6-8 and set speed at 3.5 – 4.5. Do the cardio for 30 – 60 minutes 5 days a week. If you cannot exercise for long, at least to 15 min of cardio. The most important thing is the combination of cardio, resistance training and diet. Keep your diet at 1800-2000 calories a day. You’ll burn 200-400 calories each day (assuming that you do the workouts) so that would equate to 1600-1800 calories total; that is within the healthy realm of fat loss. NEVER GO BELOW 1500 CALORIES A DAY, that would be cause for malnutrition.

I lost 50+ pounds by doing this with a personal trainer. Lift weights with low weight with high reps per set. Do 20 reps per set for 2-3 sets. Then do cardio after that. Do this 5 days a week and rest for 2 of 7 days (its your decision on which days are rest days).

For diet, calories aren’t the only thing to be concerned about. The thing that you need to watch out for is the carbs. There are 2 kinds of carbs- simple carbs and complex carbs. Complex carbs are good for you, basically, they take longer to digest thus leading to less fat production and an even burn of energy throughout the day. Simple carbs are ONLY GOOD FOR BREAKFAST. They have a simpler structure and can be digested immediately. Thus results a very quick rush of energy. If you do not burn this energy soon within digestion, then it will be converted to fat.

To determine what carbs are what in your food, look at the total carbs. Say it has 20g of total carbs per serving. It has 18g of sugar. Sugar is a simple carb, so only 2g of that serving is complex carb. This is bad for a diet, but not too bad for the mornings. Remember, complex carbs are good, simple are bad- simple right?

Lastly, have 5 meals a day. Just make sure they are small in proportions and equate to 1800 cal total. For example, wake up at 6, eat, eat at 9, eat at 12, eat at 3, then eat at 6pm.

When I was on a diet, I always rewarded my self once a month with some nice and tasty comfort food. You don’t have to be too tight as*ed about diets all the time, it would drive you to insanity. Just dont pig out and eat like 3000+ calories on that once a month pig out day.

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