Originally posted by jeffmarble
Heres a simple way to loose weight quickly ive done this a few time's with great results.
Drink water! i can't stress this enough soda, juices milk are just not necessary. This will also help with many other aliments sick drink more water,
headache? drink water. In today's day and age water has taken the back burner to other liquids.
Drink a glass of water before every meal.
Look at your portions are they to large? cut down on them.
Eat 100% homemade food even fried spend the time cooking with all natural.(no quick fixes example spaghetti sauce)
Do cardio but not the standard run till your legs give out this is flawed you wont loose weight and youll feel like crap especially if you have never
30-60's(30 second FULL SPRINT 60 second power walk) then move to 60-120's do this as many times as possible start say 20 set's and move from
i would recommend a light run about a 1/2 mile for starters than move up from there to 1.5 miles.
work on push up's, pull ups and crunches. if you cant do them the standard way look up modified pull ups and push up's.
STAY OUT OF THE GYM!
if you decide to do light jogs be creative run everywhere but don't pre plot a course this is boring and you will likely want to quit instead make
your movement decisions on the fly.
I guarantee you guys/gals will loose weight doing this.(and you dont have to pay me)
watch those pounds fall off
Lastly get real running shoes look for a store that has a treadmill to tell you the correct shoes to buy.
Where comfortable clothes for running! i wear light basketball shorts you can even go to a army surplus store and buy a set of pt shorts. these are
great for running
This is fairly good advice, but if I may offer a few tweaks.Water is very important for a number of reasons. 1) the average person has about 10-15lbs
of excess water weight. This is why all those liquid diets work, to an extent. after you lose the water weight, you will hit a plateau where you are
not loosing the weight very fast and this discourages people. 2) water is a natural diuretic. The more you drink, the less you retain. Water flushes
out excess salt and once the salt is gone, the water does not stick around.. This is why you see all those meat heads at the gym with a gallon of
water. 3) water before a meal is essential because it helps with the digestion process.
Do not eat fried foods. Fried foods are heavy in calories and the key to lose weight is to burn more calories than you ingest.
Before you do any cardio, find out what your target heart rate is first. You want to keep your heart rate 60-70% above normal to start burning fat
quicker. 70-80% is preferable because this is the aerobic zone and will improve your cardiovascular and respiratory system AND increase the size and
strength of your heart. Also, around 50% of calories burned will be from fat.
If you need motivation, I suggest going to the gym. Some gyms ban muscle heads and are geared towards average people that just want to get healthier.
You may make a friend that will help you stay motivated or at the very least, see people in your same situation and feel more comfortable. My gym is
great for just the average Joe. They have what they call a "lunk alarm" that is a spinning bright yellow light and siren that sounds when someone is
grunting loudly, slamming weights, or just actin like a meat head. They embarrass him so he will either not do it again or find another gym.
I recommend mapping out a route for a while if you are jogging so you have a finish line and goal you are working towards. A little advice.... make
the finish line back where you started. When I first got into fitness, I made it a straight line and had to suffer back the same length I came... true
Lastly and most importantly, DO NOT eat just 3 meals a day. 6 small meals spaced out through the day is the best diet. ALSO DO NOT eat anything after
Before you jump into any diet or training, research as much as possible and become educated on how the body works. If your car broke down, you
wouldn't just start poking around in the engine hoping for amazing results if you do not know an engine works.
If you are very over weight and not use to exercise, take it easy at first. Do not over exert yourself as you can easily do more damage than good.