Talk about: Losing weight

Do you want to slim down? Get some tips from Annie as she has tried various ways of losing weight.

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Task 1

Comprehension Task

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


Hello I am from colombia, I had a personal experience in the past, I was chubby and my classmates called me with offensive names. so, I started practicing weightlifting, since that moment I started sliming down, the years passed and now I am in shape, I love working out. My suggestion is that you start doing exercise, that you create the routine and become it in a pleasant activity.

thank you for the advice , the fat body get some diseases
so, go the gym important and attention for your foods .

I think "to slim down" is a forever never ending topic for woman, even kids would easily mention it and comment on the outlook of a person. And of course, I've tried to slim down to meet the beauty standards that set by social media and I've never been succeeded. After some trials and errors I found out that the most effective way to slim down is to work out, not necessary to join the gym and pay membership fees, it can be done at home. Many videos of easy work outs can be found in the internet, such as YouTube. Too many people out there trying to be slim and super skinny, to look beautiful, to please others, to be photogenic, to gain popularity, and the list goes on. Whatever reason is it, it should be done in a healthy way. One must not attempt method that risk your health, because only a healthy body can supply us with long lasting happiness.

I agree with the author. Its very important topic. But not only for the girls in Honk Kong. Its interested for women in generally. All my adult life I am loosing weight. I have tired different method and I have wide experience of slim down. Especially for me the most effective way is mix of methods. They are going to gym, going to beauty and SPA salons and obviously maintain the diet. Its really hard keeping. And sometimes you interrupt and break your doing whereas the result is nearly. For advise, exactly morning running is fairly effective and facilitate to slim down.

I try to slim down every Mondаy ))) I tried a lot of methods and i'm against strict and fast diet, expensive medical intervention . the main thing I'm realized is a key problem goes into hiding in our brain. When you told that you want to eat more (after a lot of food) it was not real true . It was just a wrong singal in your head. When you want to lose weight firstly , you should begin with controlling your mind. You can use some trick. Do you have some yearnings ?Do you have your ideal image of your body? Yes, well. Then look at desirable food and put it on your left hand , while at the same time , put you big dream on your right hand, and you should choose more attractive and wishful.


agree with you

Obesity is not good for health. An obese people may suffer certain disease like diabetes, hypertension and so on. In addition, it may loose your confidence. Hence, everyone should try to possess healthy and fitness body to gain self-esteem.
There are variety of ways to loose your weight: diet, exercise, medication and etc. Among them, playing regular exercise like running is the best way to loose your weight.
I had tried several methods to slim but none of them is much better than exercise. Now, I go to the gym everyday, playing exercise and it is really helpful to keep my weight.
Once, I tried diet to loose weight but later I suffered stomach ache often. Taking slim pill is also very dangerous and harmful for health. So, you should avoid to use slim pills.
Trying to be slim is not only good for health but also boost your confidence.
I strongly agree with the author's words.

i strongly agreed with u

i had tried losing weight a lot of times and i had been successful,I eat whatever i like but in small portions.I usually prefer Mediterranean diet,lots of cucumbers and tomatoes,greens and spices.i shy away from frizzy drinks,and i only drink plain water.i start my day with a glass of lemon water and it's refreshing after a night's fasting.Dancing is my form of exercise in the morning for half an hour and that opens my blessed day.