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The safe and natural way to lose weight!

The safe and natural way to lose weight!

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Posted by Simon on November 06, 2000 at 04:32:56:

This is a copy of a reply I did to Lena. I thought it would be helpful to post a seperate message so everyone can benefit from this information on fat loss.
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Hi there,
Weight loss is possible for people of all ages and sizes, all it takes is dedication and motivation. If you aren't motivated enough to use your treadmill then no wonder you aren't losing weight. Regular exercise if absolutely necessary, as is eating the right foods with the exercise. Let me just explain that fat loss pills generally do not work - they are one big con! If they worked then why don't we all take them? And 'fad' diets never ever work either. True, you lose weight in the short term, but as soon as you stop taking the special weight loss drink or pill and go back to your normal diet, the pounds will come pouring back on. That is the only gaurantee that the salespeople don't tell you about!

Do not eat less because your body needs food to live! Excess food is what puts on weight, that is why you should eat just the right amount. About 12 X body weight (pounds) = calories per day.
Eat about 5 times a day, at 3 hour intervals, but eat less per meal. Drink 1.5 litres of water a day, maintaining intake throughout the day. This will keep metabolism rate steady, meaning the body will be more efficient at burning energy and consequently burning fat.

My advice to you is to take this diet information and go to one of the many diet sites and come up with a diet to suit your lifestyle. Get a balance of carbs, protein, and fat and you will be fine.

However, remember that the diet will not work without exercise. You need to have regular workouts where your heart rate is elevated for 30-40 minutes. Exercises include jogging, step machine, cylcing or anything that you can manage for this period of time. Do a cardio workout like above 3 times a week and this will work wonders. If you can do swimming along with this then that is an added bonus, as swimming is an all round great exercise and is usually relaxing.

Remember that exercising a lower rate for longer is better at burning fat than exercising at a higher rate for shorter. Eg. if you want to lose fat then run for 35 minutes at 8 or 9 km/h rather than 15 minutes at 11 km/h. The latter will be only build muscle endurance, which is not the goal in this instance.

Remember, the above program should bot be done straight away if you are just starting out. Build up over a period of weeks otherwise you may not be able to keep it up.

When this sort of weight loss is done for 16 weeks or however long it takes to reach your aim then you can start working back to a normal diet - but always be sensible with what you eat or the fat will come back. Eg. don't eat more than 2 packets of crisps a week if you really have to - they're not necessary!

When you get into the routine and see the results, extra endorphins will be released from your brain and you will feel great about yourself. Take my word for it!

Good luck to you and everyone out there.

Simon


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