Is this good for losing weight?

This week I started walking ever other day (sometimes twice a day) for about 30minutes say Monday, Wednesday, Friday And Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday I’ve been doing yoga/ballet type workout I have (which doesn’t really even make me break a sweat)

Also I feel like I’m starving to death after I get done working out. I try to eat healthy, but I do not want to end up eating too much or the wrong thing after a work out. I’ve heard people say such and such is the best thing to eat after a workout. Is there a reasoning why something would be best to have right after a workout and if so what would make it be good?

Also are supplements really worth taking? Thanks for any advice

Answer #1

First off, to answer your question, you eat right after a work out because you need to give your body something to break down for energy. If you don’t it will start breaking down muscle (not fat).

Ok, here are some tips and I will expand on some others have given.

Drink lots of water. This is a good one. You want the water to be as cold as possible. The reason is that your body has the heat the water up when it is in your body. Heat= energy so you burn calories to heat up the water =D.

Spread your calories over 5-6 meals. This keeps your metabolism working all day. Never skip a meal, especially breakfast. Breakfast tells your metabolism to get out of sleep mode.

Find out the calories you need to intake to maintain a healthy weight. Never eat less than this from more than 3 days at a time. Any more than 3 days and your body will adjust to a lower calorie diet and your metabolism will slow down.

Resistance training such as weight training burns more calories and fat than cardio.

If you are going to do cardio do HIITs as apposed to steady state. Studies show that HIITs burn 9 times more fat than steady state and is better at improving endurance by 25%. (if you don’t know what HIITs are google it. There is lots of good info on them)

Answer #2

Your plan sounds smart, exercise and concern about your body’s nutritional needs. Good for you.

The best way to make sure you’re successful is to make sure you’re hitting your target heart rate for at least 25 minutes of your workouts. Optimally, that’s going to be 60-85% of your maximum heart rate (most common formula to find this: 220 - your age.) Cardio at this level encourages your body to use fat for energy and gives you a metabolism boost. Gaining muscle will also help your metabolism to pick up.

Also, think about eating less more often. An hour before you work out, have something small, mostly carbohydrate (think 1/2 whole wheat bagel with turkey, or so) and then when you finish, something with a little more protein and carbohydrate. If you eat enough before your workouts, you shouldn’t be quite so hungry afterward.

Good luck with your plan. I hope you continue to focus on health rather than super-skinny-right-now.

Answer #3

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  Hi Jenni. I read your profile. Sorry for your recent loss.

How to LOSE weight?

First, determine from the information below, what your weight should be. Then set yourself goals of a week, 2 weeks, a month, 3 months, 6 months and a year. As you see yourself meeting your goals it becomes easier. Remember, you didn’t gain your weight overnight so don’t expect to lose if overnight. Plus, weight lost slowly is more likely to stay off than weight lost in a hurry.

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years.

BMI Classification

18.5 or less Underweight
18.5 to 24.99 Normal Weight
25 to 29.99 Overweight
30 to 34.99 Obesity (Class 1)
35 to 39.99 Obesity (Class 2)
40 or greater Morbid Obesity

Check out your BMI at the bmi calculator site below to see where you stand.

bmi calculator:

If you need conversion info, 1 kg = 2.2 pounds and 2.54 cm = 1 inch (12 inches = 1 foot)

Info if you are trying to LOSE weight:

“How can I Lose 1 pound of body weight per week?”

One pound of body fat is equal to about 3500 calories. So to lose 1 pound of weight per week, you need to eat 500 calories/day LESS than you burn.

But it’s not a good idea to lose weight simply by cutting calories. As well as decreasing calories you should increase your daily physical exercise. This helps to burn calories and build more lean tissue which in turn burns more calories.

“What should a minimum calorie intake be?”

As a guide to minimum calorie intake, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that calorie levels never drop below 1200 calories per day for women or 1800 calories per day for men. Even these calorie levels are quite low.

Normal Adult Height-Weight Range Table

Average Teenager Weight

Check out this link for exercise information:

Another thing that helps to lose weight is to always eat a good breakfast. That helps to jump start your metabolism which helps start burning calories. Also, try to drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water every day. One before every meal (except breakfast) and before all snacks. That helps curb your appetite which helps reduce caloric intake.

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