Strategies to Lose Weight
Maybe you have been having a difficult time to lose the extra fat you have been carrying around on your body and nothing seems to be working.
Perhaps you have been even doing many hours of boring exercises like running or other cardio activity and even that doesn’t seem to budge the extra pounds.
Maybe what you need is another approach, one that will actually work. That is what bodybuilder Carolyn Hansen has to offer in her course called Hot Metabolism.
Forget about following old weight loss programs that don’t give you the results you are looking for because most of them will leave you feeling tired and irritable and frustrated at the lack of results.
All you really need is a new direction. That means finding a newer and perhaps better way to get rid of those unwanted pounds forever.
What is the new direction? What I found was that focusing on my metabolism there ended up being important happenings after my workouts. The old approach focused on what happens during exercise and that for sure wasn’t working for me.
Now I was able to focus on the health of my metabolism which is essentially my body’s engine that gets fired up to burn extra body fat throughout the day.
Let’s look at the main strategies that can help boost metabolism and have the body release all those extra pounds you want to get ride of and the easiest way possible.
Exercising the Right Way!
Strength Training: You will be doing strength training exercises about 60% of the time. This will help improve your lean muscle tissue so that your body will burn the fat you are carrying. The more muscle, the more fat is burned!
If you haven’t been doing any strength training or haven’t done any for years, your body’s “engine” just is working hard enough to burn fat. When your body’s engine is small, it will burn less fuel.
Putting it All Together
Burn less fuel and fat is more easily stored on your body making you overweight and unhappy with your appearance.
Toning your muscles using moderate strength exercise won’t mean that you will end up with big muscles. What you will notice is that your waist, hips and other areas of the body will start to shrink and you will look better, be leaner and stronger.
The better muscle tone you have the leaner the body will be and the body’s engine will do its job of burning more fat.
Interval Training: Once or twice a week you will be doing exercise that uses short bursts of activity. This kind of exercise burns more calories and as well elevates your metabolic rate. The reason you want this to happen is that your body will continue burning fat long after your interval training exercise session is over.
This kind of exercise doesn’t take a lot of time but it can be harder to perform so you will need to build up the amount you do over time. To start you will want to do 8-12 seconds of an exercise such as sprinting and then one minute of walking. Repeating this eight to ten more times is all you need to do to get your metabolism running stronger.
Getting Your Eating Right!
The meal will consist of some protein along with lots of raw or cooked vegetables and a small portion of rice, pasta or sweet potatoes. To make it easier try to prepare the meals the night before so you can pop them in a lunch bag in the morning and take to work. If you are at home, the meals are waiting there for you when you need them.
That’s it! Pretty simple right? These strategies will get you on your way to having the body you want in no time and you will not only look better, but you will have more energy and gone will be all the frustration around losing weight.
If you want to learn more about this great program on how to fire up your metabolism, check out Hot Metabolism so yo can finally take control of your body’s fat burning machine!
Metabolism: What’s It All About!
I bet you have heard many times people blaming their metabolism for their weight gain? It’s not hard to understand why many of us think that is the problem when we pile on the pounds.
Recently completed research shows something entirely different. Nearly half of us don’t understand the role that metabolism plays in helping us put on or lose weight. If we did, we would know how to help burn calories faster.
When it comes to weight, unless you have certain medical conditions, it’s all about supply and demand. It is a balance between the energy you consume and the energy you use.
In order keep this balance you need to consider four factors:
• the amount of food we eat.
• the type of food we eat.
• the number of calories we burn each day through activity and exercise.
• our basal metabolic rate (BMR).
There are all sorts of information available about the types of food we should be eating to stay healthy, along with food we should avoid. As well we all know the importance of exercise for calorie burning. But what about the last factor? Your BMR accounts for around 60 to 70 percent of your total energy expenditure when at rest. In other words, you need approximately two-thirds of your total daily calorie requirements just to stay alive.
The good news; the higher your BMR the more food you can consume without putting on weight! However, your BMR is not constant. The results of yo-yo dieting, the lack of regular exercise and the passage of time can all lower our body’s basic energy requirements.
Here Are The Factors That Can Play A Role In Determining Your BMR:
Your Weight: Now for the bad news. If you have been blaming your weight gain on a “slow metabolism”, you would be wrong. The truth is that the more you weight, the higher your metabolic rate will be. This is because it takes more energy for a larger body to function.
Your Age: Children have a higher BMR than adults because their bodies are growing constantly and as a result they require more calories. Unfortunately BMR decreases with age. After the age of 40 it drops between two and five percent with each decade.
Your Body Composition: This is the ratio of lean muscle to fat. For every pound of muscle burns you have you will use 35 calories a day. However, with every pound of fat you have on your body you will only be able to burn just 2 calories a day. The more muscle you have the higher your BMR will be; it is as simple as that.
Your Gender: Men have a higher BMR than women because generally they have more muscle mass.
Your BMR can go up as well as down. Here are a number of ways to increase it.
Exercise Regularly: Working out can boost your metabolism by 10%. This not only happens during the exercise session itself, but also for at least a few hours afterwards. If you do strength building exercises to build muscle you will be able to burn even more calories.
Eat More Often: The act of digesting food can burn more calories. A number of studies have shown that eating smaller more frequent meals (5 to 6 a day) rather than the usual three a day helps keep the metabolic rate up.
Increase Your Calcium Intake: Recent research shows that increase your calcium intake can help your body burn fat by boosting your metabolic rate. As well it may act as a mild appetite suppressant.
Lower the Thermostat: Since your body will burn more calories to stay warm, all you need to do is turn down the thermostat a degree or two.
Gwyneth Paltrow: At one time Gwyneth was an advocate for juice cleanses but now warns that they have the potential for decreasing the metabolism and leading to weight gain. Today her diet consists of lots of steamed vegetables and chicken. As well she says that she will often use the stairs, take a brisk walk or climb a hill. She notes that these exercises create good muscle tone and boost the metabolism.
Jennifer Aniston: Whether she is at home or on vacation, Jennifer participates in yoga, cardio and Pilates at least four days a week. She says this is how she stays trim. Working out regularly increases her metabolic rate.
Heidi Klum: Supermodel Heidi says she doesn’t go more than three or four hours without a snack. She believes that starving actually slows your metabolism down whereas eating more often keeps the metabolism working to keep her weight in check.
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