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I have gained a lot of pounds ever since I joined my job.I consume approximately the same number of calories which i used to take prior to taking on my job.
I don't eat any junk food. Please help.

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Hi BackOfficePro

I can understand your concern. Basically, you are bothered by the fact that without increasing your dietary intake, you have put on weight.
Few things to consider before zeroing in on your problem!

1. Is the new work environment stressful? Increase in mental stress can increase your sympathetic activity which can lead to high stress hormones, result: water retention and fat conservation. A good way to avoid stress can be to workout (Strength Training) or go for a cardiovascular exercise (Cycling, running) for atleast an hour a day to get your mind off.

2. If your work environment is not stressful, have you altered the type of calories you consume? for example new workplace can have meals which are calorie dense. So you might think you are consuming same amount of calories, but instead you are consuming much more. Do a dietary audit!!!

3. Fluids. Many a times we substitute water with carbonated drinks, sugerfree or not, these drinks dehydrate us further and cause us to consume more and more. The net effect is high calorie intake through fluids.

4. To lose weight (Without any harmful effects) try to increase protein intake . The leaner the protien, the better. Prefer Chicken, Eggs over red meat. Decrease the portion size and increase the meal frequency.

Hope this will help. If you have anymore issues, I would be more than happy to help a colleague out!!

Cheers.
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When I was in the process of trying to lose weight, I found it helpful to be gradual with my changes to my lifestyle. The first thing I found helpful was drinking much more water than previously. I would aim for 8-10 glasses of water a day, and because of this, I was way better able to satisfy my hunger with a reasonable calorie load. I hope you have great success with your health goals

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There are few pointers i will give you from my experiment s with weight loss
1.Add boiled egg whites to your diet . 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening .
2) Reduce your carb intake .If you eat 1 plate eat half . You dont feel hungry if you drink a lot of water.
3) avoid tea coffee at work .Its hard but believe me it works .
4 ) for emergency times keep some peanuts or almonds with you .
5 ) never eat a lot after 9 .

Last - exercise - skipping is the best start with 500 counts morning and evening and then pushups and squats .

Trust me it helps .

note - increase your exercise if you hit a plateau . increase your protein intake if you feel tired a lot.




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souravsaggar wrote:
There are few pointers i will give you from my experiment s with weight loss
1.Add boiled egg whites to your diet . 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening .
2) Reduce your carb intake .If you eat 1 plate eat half . You dont feel hungry if you drink a lot of water.
3) avoid tea coffee at work .Its hard but believe me it works .
4 ) for emergency times keep some peanuts or almonds with you .
5 ) never eat a lot after 9 .

Last - exercise - skipping is the best start with 500 counts morning and evening and then pushups and squats .

Trust me it helps .

note - increase your exercise if you hit a plateau . increase your protein intake if you feel tired a lot.




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These ideas sound great and practical. +1
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What works for me:
Walking more.
Drinking more water.
Not eating 3 hours before bed.
Making portions smaller.

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i would recommend eating more smaller, lighter meals throughout the day rather than larger, fewer meals. the other posts really do a good job of boiling the problem down to its easiest solution: exercise is your best friend and there's no real way around it.

i would also add the following: stress and a lack of sleep can lead to weight gain.

we all wish you the best!

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e1414 wrote:
i would recommend eating more smaller, lighter meals throughout the day rather than larger, fewer meals. the other posts really do a good job of boiling the problem down to its easiest solution: exercise is your best friend and there's no real way around it.

i would also add the following: stress and a lack of sleep can lead to weight gain.

we all wish you the best!

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Many people underestimate how much of a role stress can play on the metabolic control of the body!
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Hi BackOfficePro

I can understand your concern. Basically, you are bothered by the fact that without increasing your dietary intake, you have put on weight.
Few things to consider before zeroing in on your problem!

1. Is the new work environment stressful? Increase in mental stress can increase your sympathetic activity which can lead to high stress hormones, result: water retention and fat conservation. A good way to avoid stress can be to workout (Strength Training) or go for a cardiovascular exercise (Cycling, running) for atleast an hour a day to get your mind off.

2. If your work environment is not stressful, have you altered the type of calories you consume? for example new workplace can have meals which are calorie dense. So you might think you are consuming same amount of calories, but instead you are consuming much more. Do a dietary audit!!!

3. Fluids. Many a times we substitute water with carbonated drinks, sugerfree or not, these drinks dehydrate us further and cause us to consume more and more. The net effect is high calorie intake through fluids.

4. To lose weight (Without any harmful effects) try to increase protein intake . The leaner the protien, the better. Prefer Chicken, Eggs over red meat. Decrease the portion size and increase the meal frequency.

Hope this will help. If you have anymore issues, I would be more than happy to help a colleague out!!

Cheers.

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souravsaggar wrote:
There are few pointers i will give you from my experiment s with weight loss
1.Add boiled egg whites to your diet . 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening .
2) Reduce your carb intake .If you eat 1 plate eat half . You dont feel hungry if you drink a lot of water.
3) avoid tea coffee at work .Its hard but believe me it works .
4 ) for emergency times keep some peanuts or almonds with you .
5 ) never eat a lot after 9 .

Last - exercise - skipping is the best start with 500 counts morning and evening and then pushups and squats .

Trust me it helps .

note - increase your exercise if you hit a plateau . increase your protein intake if you feel tired a lot.


Thanks a lot for great tips! But why should I avoid drinking tea?

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How to keep yourself motivated? That is the question.
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Exercise, exercise and exercise. Drink lemon water instead of just water.


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Stress made me gain weight. Yeah, drinking lemon is magical!

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mkrishnabdrr wrote:
Exercise, exercise and exercise. Drink lemon water instead of just water.


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Stress made me gain weight. Yeah, drinking lemon is magical!


I like to also add mint and oranges slices to my water. It tastes delicious like this.
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