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Hello. First I am asking you to avoid going to see a professional. So, please do not reply go see a professional.

So I am the biggest I have ever been in my entire life.! I am 26 years old and weigh 267. I usually weigh 150 lb. I am short 5'5" and I recently decided that I am going to lose weight. I am very serious about this. I bought an elliptical, witch I LOVE using. I use it every evening for 30 minutes. I have started drinking large amounts of water a day instead of my usual soda. Even though I am a larger person I am very strong, especially for a woman - thanks to farm life. here is my question and concern. I am scared that I will be one of those poor people that have excessive skin? how do I avoid this? I also understand it is important to just lose 2 pounds a week. However my first week I lost 5! I am eating but not eating out like I was before I am eating salads, fresh foods, and lean cousines. Any pointers? also I understand an elliptical is more for your arms, legs and butt.. Will I still see decrease in my belly with this machine?

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Unfortunately unless you have very good genetics you will most likely have skin that sags. As for your weight-loss 2 pounds a week is optimal except that because of your size initially you will lose more weight per week. Just remember that diet is the most important part of weight reduction. Another thing is that you should look at less as dieting and more as a life style change, the reason being is that you would be amazed at how much food you can actually eat if you are eating healthy nutritious foods such as vegetables. I recall when I lost all my weight that by eating vegetable which are low calorie high water content I was full most of the time.

Well good luck and thanks for writing

Larry

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I am able to answer questions in regards to losing weight, proper nutrition and exercise while losing weight,diet modification, and preparing healthy nutritious food while dieting. I can also help people by explaining the importance of BMI, BMR,and body fat. I can help people with no meat types of diets and special diets. I can help those who need information about beginning a running regimen. One of my favorite subjects to answer questions about is organic life style and whole foods.

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I own Healthy Life Consultants, which is a company that helps people lose weight through diet modification and exercise. I also am the Founder and owner of the Tenchi Budo Martial Arts System and The Natural Healing Center.At the Natural Healing Center I help people through the use of Alternative Therapies and Medicines. For fun I compete regulary in running races mainly 5K'S and 10K'S. I spend much of my free time studying about anything when it comes to nutrition,alternative medicine,and exercise.

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