I’ve Been Gaining Weight Lately, Could You Please Help?

I've been gaining weight

I received an email from a guy who is currently having issues with his weight (See Below):

[su_quote]Hi, I seen your page on Facebook, I’m 18 and a student, I’ve been gaining weight lately, just wondering if you could help? Thank you Leon[/su_quote]

Hi Leon,

I’ll do my best to answer this question and give you the advice to help you get over this weight loss hurdle that is currently bothering you. But it really depends on weather you’re already exercising and eating healthy meals.

You may need to make a couple of lifestyles changes if you want to reach your ideal body weight. This is as simple as cutting junk food out of your diet completely. I find have found that no matter how intense my gym sessions are, if I eat junk food regularly, I won’t burn enough calories.

So my best bet is to be well aware of what you put into your mouth. It literally took me years, through trial and error to know what foods were healthy that would help with weight loss. But eating healthy is not enough. You should do some form of exercise, whether it’s playing football, walking, swimming or jogging regularly. Because you are only 18, chances are you live with your parents so It can be difficult to eat healthy if you eat what is giving to you everyday.

You don’t need to skip meals to lose weight, all you should do is eat healthy snacks through the day and incorporate 3-4 days exercise.

[su_quote]It all comes down to a simple equation The weight will fly off if you burn more calories than you eat![/su_quote]

I know guys who who complain about their weight and go on really strict diets and after weeks still remain the same weight as before.

It’s Not Rocket Science

If you are eating fried food, sugary food,fizzy drinks, alcohol,white bread, pizza included you will put on weight. You really should be counting your calories and at the very least cut down or remove this food from your diet completely. So avoid eating this kind of junk no matter how yummy it looks and tastes.

It’s really just a habit that you are use to. It can be hard to resist your favorite junk food and give it up completely.

That would be impossible. Most of us love eating out and ordering Chinese takeaways and Pizza.

Just make a commitment to eat your favorite junk food once a week. You’re allowed cheat days, as long as it’s only once a week.

Here is a prime example of the food I use to eat that made me put on weight. And that’s not all!

example of unhealthy food

As I mentioned it took me some time to learn what foods was causing me to gain weight. As soon as I learned to eat healthy and exercise regularly the weight flew off me.

I cut out fried food altogether, so instead of adding fat (Oil) I oven bake and grill my food.

Here is an example of what I eat now:

healthy diet plan to build muscle and get lean


Pretty healthy huh?

There is literally tons of information on internet to do with weigh loss but don’t be overwhelmed by it. All you need are the basics on this post is a great start to help you with your weight loss goals.

More Tips that will help you lose weight

  • Drink plenty of water – 6-8 Glasses a day
  • Get a weight lifting program
  • Do some kind of Cardio 3-4 days a week (Either Walking, Running, Jogging, Cycling)
  • Eat 5-6 small healthy meals throughout the day

…And if you are already pretty fit you can try this one exercise that will literally burn off a lot of body fat in a short amount of time. It’s a tough workout but very effective. It’s called “High Intensity Interval Training”.  Visit the link here Interval Training on a treadmill for beginners

I hope it has helped you and would love to hear your comments below. I will do my best to answer them all.

Your Pal,


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