Posts Tagged ‘Weight Loss’
“Obesity runs in the family.”
“Heart Disease runs in the family”
“Depression runs in the family”
I hear these types of statements all the time. The more that I learn about the human body, the more I realize that what we expose our bodies to every day – food, exercise, toxins, etc – far outweigh our “genetics”. Is everyone in your family overweight? It’s not in your genes. For those of you reading this, I hope you find this to be good news. You have a choice, and you can be healthy!!! :)
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You can now buy a Weight loss pill to help you burn ONE POUND OF FAT EVERY SINGLE DAY!
You can eat as much junk food as you want! You don’t need to exercise! Just swallow this magical weight loss pill once a day and BAM! You will lose FAT! No muscle lost – just fat!
Too could to be true?!
YES! I guess that’s what you get on April Fools Day ;)
Best Weight Loss Strategy
If you really want to lose weight, there just isn’t a magical weight loss pill that you can – or should! – take! The most effective way to lose weight is one that is healthy and will be long-term. No crash diets. No fads.
PS – never forget that laughter is the best medicine! ;)
Tags: Weight Loss
If you’re primary fitness goal right now is to lose weight (fat), it’s time to listen up!
The “Fat Burning Zone”
Years ago, many fitness experts believed that if you wanted to burn the most body fat, you need to just do moderate intensity exercises for long periods of time. It’s true that exercising in certain heart rate zones will allow you to burn more calories from fat in a workout, but we know that moderate intensity endurance workouts isn’t the only key to fat loss, otherwise every long distance runner would have very low body fat – which just isn’t the case.
The body will burn more calories from fat during low to moderate intensity exercises (Zone Two: 80% – 85% of Heart Rate Max). However, you burn more calories overall in higher intensity exercises (Zone Three: 86% – 90% of Maximum Heart Rate), which is what matters most when it comes to losing excess body fat because of the fat you are able to burn during and after the workout.
During the workout: If you were to burn 250 calories an hour walking, 60% of those calories burned are fat, that would mean that you would burn 150 calories from fat. If you were to burn 950 calories an hour jogging or running, 40% of those calories burned are fat, then you would have burned 380 calories from fat. As you can see, the lower intensity workout isn’t the most effective workout for overall calorie burn and ultimately, fat loss.
After the workout: You don’t need to exercise in high intensity workouts for long periods of time to see results. The wonderful side effect of utilizing higher intensity workouts is that your body is actually burning most of your calories from fat after you are done exercising, because of the body’s increased metabolism.
How To Reduce Body Fat
It all boils down to this: If you want to reduce excess body fat, you need to understand “The Law of Thermodynamics”. You need to expend (burn) more calories than you consume (eat and drink) to lower your overall body fat.
One of the best ways to burn more calories overall is to increase the intensity - not the duration - of your workouts, since it will boost your body’s metabolism and allow it to burn more fat throughout the day.
I know it’s exciting to finally learn about what you need to do to see the results you’ve always wanted, but first – it’s important that you understand how you can effectively utilize your Heart Rate Zones during your workouts to maximize your results. I highly recommend that you consider a workout program such as Interval Training, that will allow you to workout in multiple heart rate zones.
It has also been shown that if you split up your training into two sessions of equal time in a day, you will experience even more calories burned (through increased metabolism after the workout), compared to doing just one training session in a day. This means that two 15 minute workouts that include high intensity training is more effective than one 30 minute workout with high intensity training. If you can split up your workouts to twice a day, then go for it. Otherwise, exercising effectively once a day will still provide the results you are looking for.
If you want to see results, it’s all about consistency and never giving up.
Jillian Michaels is famous for being the tough personal trainer yelling at contestants on The Biggest Loser to help them reach their weight loss goals. Now, as a new mom to a newborn son and to an adopted two year old girl from Haiti, Jillian is finally realizing how hard it is to follow her own advice.
Put Yourself First?
“Telling moms ‘You need to put yourself first’?” Jillian Michaels said, rolling her eyes. “It’s impossible to put yourself first when your a mom.”
Jillian admitted to the Daily Mail that she hasn’t been to the gym for two weeks, or since her newborn was born (which her partner gave birth to, not Jillian) .
It’s safe to say that Jillian finally understands how difficult it may be for a new mom to hit the gym and lose weight – which is something she just couldn’t grasp in the past. This is great, since she will be able to relate better to her clients that are parents.
Of course, we all know that Jillian will get back into an exercise routine sooner rather than later and she will now be able to say, “I’m a mom. If I can find time to exercise, so can you!”. Truth is, she’ll be right. It may take some major adjustments when you add a little one into your life, but that doesn’t mean you give up on exercising and eating healthy. Give yourself time to adjust to your new schedule, and just make it happen!
How do you think Jillian will change (if at all) as a trainer now that she is a new Mom of two?
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Here’s a Skinny Tip for you, which may or may not make sense for you. Ready for this? Skip all those “diet” foods if you are trying to lose weight (or just trying to be healthy)!
Here’s why: Those diet foods that are labeled as “fat free” or “sugar free” contain a lot of artificial sweeteners, which cause you to retain water and it also makes you feel more hungry. Let’s face it, if you feel more hungry, you are going to eat more (and there’s a good chance you’ll be eating more junk food)!
Conclusion: Skip the “diet” foods! Focus on healthy foods that are good for your body (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats!) and enjoy living that wonderful life of yours!