Q&A: I hate this, I can’t lose weight, nothing works, and no one wants to help…?

Question by Benozna M: I hate this, I can’t lose weight, nothing works, and no one wants to help…?
Hi guys, here’s the deal.

I am 18, 250 pounds.

Out of my guy friends, 4 out of 10 of them have good sculpted bodies. And I know for a fact, they don’t work out because I spend so much time with them.. I could care less about a six pack, and even less about looking like a model, they all say just eat when you feel like it, and I do that, but to no avail….

So I went on every diet KNOWN to man..

Water fast diet *nothing but water* – You can bet at how much energy I had…

Nothing up until 6 diet.. Self explanatory.

Fruits & veggies diet..
pfft… I weighed 249 when i started, weighed 255 when I ended..

and im sick of this.

My workout regimen is
*search youtube for these videos*
8minute abs
8minute legs
8minute arms
8minute buns.
20 minute cardio.

So far… NOTHING… I look in the mirror and look the same EVERYDAY…

None of it helped.
Im sick of this and I just want to know, for the people who did get slim… what did you do for your workout regimens? did it work, or didnt it..

what can I do to get what in shape?

Best answer:

Answer by Michael
I think I can kind of see what you are going through and I notice it a lot.

Everybody is looking for a quick fix. Unfortunately, there isn’t any. We have to face that some people are naturally gifted with sculpted bodies and can eat whatever they want and look skinny and fit. This is a fact that is never going to change.

8 minutes of any kind of exercise is way too little for any kind of improvement. If you are truly dedicated to shaping up and improving your lifestyle, now is a good time to start. A healthy diet should start you off right. Portion control is crucial. You would not believe how many people do not understand what a portion is. Nutrition makes up 80% of weight loss. The other is 20% hard work.

Start weight lifting and skip the cardio for now (or at least limit it to one day a week). I’m sure that once you start building muscle, your fat will start melting off your body. You need to hit the gym or use some sort of resistance for at least an hour a day for one or two muscles. Again, 8 minutes of anything is peanuts compared to a full body workout. If you have any other questions, contact me and I will try to help you out.

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  1. Jennifer A says:

    First of all, you have to believe that you can be in shape. After you believe that you can get there, you need to read the book, “Body For Life”, by Bill Phillips. Even if you don’t do the 12 week program, it has so much information on how to exercise correctly and eat correctly. I can’t express enough how much this has helped me, and I want to share it with everyone possible! I am going to school to become a Dietitian. I thought I was eating right, and exercising right, but really, I was doing it all wrong. Please, if you want to live a good healthy life, and be in shape, read this book! By the way, I don’t believe in temporary diets, I believe in life long healthy eating! It’s the only way to live.

  2. Special diets
    Special ‘wonder’ diets are often advertised, but they are often not helpful. This is because your old eating habits will usually return after a short ‘special diet’, and weight often goes back on.
    Top tip – it is not usually a special diet that you need, but a life-long change to a healthy diet.

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