Originally Posted by john mac
I need to lose about a stone off my gut and ar*e now!
I will be going back on the bike this week and will start swimming and lifting weights again.
I have been told to cut out bread and potatoes completely and eat more rice instead. Will this work?
I have never had problems with my weight as i am usually very active, however I was diagnosed with osteoathritis in my knee joint 2 years ago and struggle to keep fit for the sake of it as I used to play lots of sport as a hobby and kept fit while enjoying myself, now motivation to go the gym has reached zero!
Getting back on the bike should be OK as I love being out on the road!
There are a bunch of us here who have lost a ton of weight, including me (30 pounds).
The biking should be good for your osteoarthritis. It is generally recommended by physical therapists.
You need to take Glucosamine (and if possible, add Chondroitin) for your osteo. It actually builds back the cartilage.
As to diet,
1. Only whole grains - oatmeal, whole grain rice, whole wheat bread, etc.
2. Low fat meats and other protein.
3. Lots of veggies of all sorts
4. No sugar, candy, sweets.
Eat six small meals per day with a small portion of protein, carbo and all the veggies you want.
Do weight lifting and other resistive exercises.
Good luck. You can do it.