I will ask here to come here and share what is going on. I ask her to read all this posts.
Thanks a lot for this situation.
> Has she considered the atkins diet, many
> people claim to have lost a good amount of
> weight with it. Also, the question is, does
> she want to lose weight or get in shape,
> probably a combination of both. If you focus
> first on getting in shape, (meaning,
> exercise), then losing weight will come, but
> also muscle will develop and at a certain
> point you may not 'lose' weight, as much as
> gain muscle, but your body shape and overall
> health will be better.
> Weight lifting and jumprope as well as
> swimming are excellent for getting in shape,
> if she is really serious about this, I would
> recommend she puts in at least 2 exercise
> periods a day, for about 30 min each, and
> increase as her strength increases. Muscle
> burns more carbs than fat, so as she
> converts the fat into muscle, she will begin
> to burn the carbs faster.
> Sign up to a local gym and determine to go
> there 3~4 times/week, every day if she can.
> It usually takes about 6 months before you
> see real progress, so don't give up.
> Also, don't sacrifice your health for your
> diet. Keep eating quality protein, fruits
> and vegies, and cut out starches, esp.
> processed and refined, and junk food,
> drinks. Switch from sodas to herb teas with
> honey or pure maple syrup, switch from cakes
> and stuff to fruit, switch from red-meat to
> white meat (turkey, chicken, fish), and
> drink at least 8~10 cups of water a day. I
> often add a few drops of tangerine or lemon
> oil to my water for flavor and for blood
> purification. Make sure any oils you ingest
> are pure and safe for ingestion.
> What if she keeps us updated here? For
> instance, give the starting date of the
> diet, what she is doing, her goals, etc. And
> then weekly updates? That helps one to stick
> to a committment.
> Another idea is a punishment if you don't
> make your goal, for instance, giving a
> monetary donation to the Family if she
> doesn't lose ... weight in ... months? That
> is a great incentive as well!