Posted on : 05-12-2010 | By : GuestPoster | In : weight loss
There is a conflict between relaxing and indulging yourself in the pleasures of the Christmas holidays and getting fit. You can’t to both and you need to be prepared to sacrifice one or the other. The summer is coming and this is the test you will have to pass if you want to get ripped and have a beach body by summer time. If you can pass this test you will lose belly fat without problems. It’s the ultimate test for any gourmand.
Christmas holidays are coming, but that doesn’t mean you can take a break from your workout schedule. You are still interested in fast weight loss aren’t you? You have a goal and you need to sacrifice some things in order to get there. Keep doing your workouts, try to refrain from eating too much or drinking too much. If you can keep doing your workouts doing the Christmas holidays you can do anything. I’m not saying to excuse yourself from the Christmas Family Dinner. The tradition that has been in your family for 400 years. But do you workout in the morning and you will be free for the rest of your day.
Eating healthy during Christmas
Traditional Christmas food is not healthy. It’s not junk food either. Well maybe all the sweets and cookies are on the side of junk food actually. If you are going to eat that food push yourself a little bit more during the workouts. You can eat healthy during Christmas too. The secret is to be careful what you buy, instead of trying to refrain yourself from really tasty specialties afterward. You can even ask your wife, parents or the host to buy some whole integral bread or some of the things you normally have in your diet.
Fruits instead of Sweets
Cookies are your biggest enemy this holiday. Replace them with fruits. Buy or make some honey cookies. There are some really great Turkish and Greek honey cookie recipes. With those and fruits you won’t miss other sweets this season. Whatever you do, don’t just give in and indulge yourself in all the pleasures, and give up working out too. You will regret it later. If you will be able to pass this test and keep your weight you will have a huge confidence boost. You don’t want to miss that!
Posted on : 18-05-2010 | By : GuestPoster | In : Uncategorized
Many people need to lose weight in the quickest time possible. This usually occurs when there is an event coming up and they have found out about it at the last minute, or they had plenty of time but put off the weight loss until the last minute. Losing five pounds as quickly as possible is actually pretty easy if you follow some tried and true methods of losing weight. This merely boils down to cutting your calories and exercising. The following tips will help you with your exercise program and diet plan. Implement these fast weight loss tips and watch the pounds simply melt away.
Losing five pounds in a couple of weeks may be quite easy by simply taking note of what you are eating. Many people have no idea how many calories they are consuming in a day and would be shocked to find out. However, this is exactly what you need to do. Take note of everything you eat and drink in a day’s time and write down how many calories you ingest. You might want to be sitting down when you look at that final number.
The next step on how to lose weight in 2 weeks is to plan your meals with as few calories as possible. Skipping meals is not wise. You will need to exercise and stay active in conjunction with your diet to lose weight. Therefore, you will need to take in a certain amount of calories to give your body the energy it needs. By simply eating several small meals a day instead of three traditional large meals you can supply your body with a steady stream of calories to keep you going and burn them as you take them in.
Once you have your meals planned it is time to start implementing an exercise program for your quick weight loss. To reach your weight loss goal you may be required to exercise more than one time a day. This may sound harder than it actually is. By simply going for a brisk walk in the morning before work and another one in the evening after dinner you can greatly accelerate your weight loss. This would also be a great time to mark off some of the things on your household list. Yard work and other things such as a cleaning out garages and attics can be a great workout.
Exercise like crazy and cut as many calories from your diet as you can and you should be able to lose that five pounds very quickly.
Weight loss is a simple idea and it is not a difficult concept but it can be very difficult to implement because it takes long term consistency and adherence. Creating weight loss as a byproduct of some other activity is a great way to take your mind off of the actual weight loss and allow you to focus on something besides the scale.
I propose that you start a marathon training program to get down to your ideal weight. Before you flinch and dismiss the idea as far to difficult or time consuming realize that if you stick to the program you are guaranteed to loose weight and do something you thought impossible and with the right program it isn’t even all that difficult. Just like Ray Crock has a formula for the perfect hamburger made perfectly every time all across the country if you follow a simple formula you can have results as predictable as Mcdonalds.
The program consist of 3 to 4 days a week of running. This program also assumes that you are relatively healthy and can run 5 miles. If you meet the requirements read on.
You will start with an easy 3-5 mile run at a pace a one minute per mile slower than you plan to run the marathon. If you don’t know this don’t worry you will be able to work this out during your program as you develop a feel for different paces. The next day will consist of hills or sprints on alternating weeks. If you do hills one week do sprints the next. Vary your intensity and distance of both the hills and sprints and be sure not to overdo it. This needs to be hard but not damagingly so. Take the next day off, then on the 4th day of the program do another 3-5 mile run at the same pace as the other easy run. These easy runs should be enjoyable and pain free and run at a pace that is at first difficult to keep yourself at because it feels unnaturally slow.
Skip a day and then on day 6 do your long run. Start out with an 8 mile run and weekly increase this long run by about 10% until you reach 20 miles. At which point you will only increase by 10% every 2 weeks, with an off week long run of half the distance. Work up to as long as 30 miles and you will be ensured not to hit the wall during a marathon. Do these runs at a pace :30 per mile slower than your other slow runs. Plan on a long enjoyable day and look forward to the opportunity to get outside and enjoy your body.
These long slow runs will strip fat off of your body at an alarming rate because you are not operating at an intensity high enough to signal any type of cortisol release and you are putting your body in a fasted state because of the high calorie burn. On these long runs eat if necessary but realize that eating can be difficult and counterproductive for fat burning.
Good luck at achieving the goal of fat loss and finishing a marathon, these tips should make both easy and achievable.