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Initial post: Mar 5, 2009 2:57:55 AM PST
roland says:
It REALLY sucks, ya know. Here I am, just taking my first steps into my 20th year and i'm suddenly fighting the Mid Life Spread. I've always been normal leaning a little towad chubby growing up, but then suddenly, I expanded.

How did this happen???

And it's not just me either, a LOT of my other friends are slamming into the fat wall just like I am.


any opinions on this????

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2009 3:20:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2009 4:18:00 AM PST
Grumpy Tech says:
You really don't want to hear my opinion on a 20 yr old getting fat.

There is a cure, it's called exercise. and that's all I have to say.

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 3:21:38 AM PST
Hoopcheese says:
20? mid-life spread? go do something besides eating.

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 3:28:50 AM PST
Ken Barton says:
Isnt it nice to sit in judgement of everyone. Roland you can only strive for perfection like these others. I would suggest Atkins low carb approach. This plan allows you to eat as much as you want, as long as there are restricted carbs.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2009 5:17:53 AM PST
Grumpy Tech says:
Ken B.

This is not judgement. He ASKED for opinions and I am sure he will get many of them. He is trying to avoid the issue by saying it is not just him. Atkins may work so will weightwatchers or most other diet plans. BUT research has showed the best way to weight loss is exercise.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2009 5:29:21 AM PST
When I was around your age I gained a lot of weight (called college 15, well 25 for me, too much beer and pizza). However when I got out of college I started to watch what i ate and joined the gym. I did loose to the weight and went down 3 sizes. It just took time. It took a long time to slowely put on the weight and it takes time to take it off - no crash diets. Just do not give up.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2009 5:43:15 AM PST
Coming from someone who works out 1 hr a day, eats 1200 calories a day, and still has a weight issue due to a health issue as it turns out ... get it under control now the proper ways. Unless you have a really truly medical reason behind it, don't hide behind or make excuses for this issue. When I was your age, I was on college crew team, in karate club, and more. I never had to deal with bulge because I was active and ate right.

I work wiht 20 to 25 yr olds who are already having issues, and have seen them eating .. chips, fast food, and such, while lamenting about why do they have a weight issue. I bite my tongue, but what I want to say to them is "The answer is right in front of your face ... you are sitting here being sedentary, eating junk food, not taking proper care of your body."

Any diet will work to lose weight, as long as you eat 400 calories less than it takes to sustain the weight you have per day.

Good luck.

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 5:44:07 AM PST
Reny says:
And please don't get into the diet cycle. Take it off, then put back on more than you lost. The only thing that will really work for a lifetime is a lifestyle change. Try to watch what you eat, more fiber, less bad fats and more exercize. Good luck :O)

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 5:49:36 AM PST
Stephanie says:
Do what you can to change your diet and lifestyle now...losing weight only gets harder as you get older. In my 20's, I could diet for a couple of weeks and lose 5 lbs. In my 30's, it took a couple of months. Now that I'm 40...forget it...I eat right, I exercise, and 6 months after starting, I've lost a whole 2 lbs.

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 6:03:06 AM PST
Carolle says:
Walk instead of drive. Eat right. Control those portions. Drink alot of water. Dont deny yourself a treat here and there. Think of it as life change not diet life. If you screw up tommorows another day.

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 6:16:20 AM PST
BenB says:
It doesn't take a lot but it requires you keep at it. When I cut out between-meals and walk at least half an hour a day, every day, I lose weight. But the "every day" is what does the trick.

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 6:26:25 AM PST
MDSasquatch says:
You need to have your Thyroid Function tested, at your age, a good metabolism is expected.

If you are a permanent fixture on a couch, then I second the exercise comment

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2009 6:41:44 AM PST
T. Wilson says:
20 is a tad too young for a mid-life spread.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2009 6:42:39 AM PST
T. Wilson says:
If he truly wants to lose weight for life, Atkins isn't the way to go. It's a quick fix. Try Weight Watchers. They actually teach you to eat healthy and it's not a diet.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2009 6:54:29 AM PST
A Payne says:
Exercise counts for only 15%.
Fill up your plate like you normally do and then put 1/3 of it back. You still eat whatever you want but are getting 2/3 of the calories you used to.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 5:32:18 AM PST
SLAYER says:
Battle of the Bulge

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 5:52:27 AM PST
Plant-based diet. Better for you, better for the planet. As Michael Pollan says: "Eat food. Not too much. Mainly plants."

Watch/read Forks over Knives or The Engine 2 Diet.

P.S. Weight Watchers is a diet. No, it's not a "lifestyle." It's a way of eating designed to lose weight. That's a diet. A lifestyle is jetting around Europe among the rich and famous or divesting yourself of all possessions and moving to Calcutta to help the impoverished. Not eating and counting points.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 6:07:31 AM PST
SLAYER says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 6:16:43 AM PST
lorriet says:
Check out You count calories and folks are really losing weight. It is a fun way of losing weight, get your friends to join and support each other. Find some kind of activity you all like to do and have fun with it. You can do this.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 6:22:09 AM PST
D. Misal says:
You are completely right about Weight Watchers. They hold your hand and walk you through how to get back on track and make good food decisions.

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 11:28:36 AM PST
SLAYER says:
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