I'm in the process of trying to lose weight, tone up and enhance my overall endurance. What routines/regimens have worked for you or someone you know?? Open minded
You should follow this to reduce weight:
Walk in morning and evening.
Drink more water.
Plan your diet.
Do some light exercise.
I don't know if you're still looking for input...
Generally, I try to do some lifting 3x/week and work on different body parts each day (ie. arms monday//legs wednesday//chest & back friday). After lifting, I will run 1-3 miles depending on time constraints & energy levels. I play indoor soccer on Sundays. On the off days, I may run also.
Whatever you do, it's important that you have fun and you mix cardio & weights. For a while, I did spin classes - so much fun! I also enjoyed kick boxing.
I don't know that the cup of water w/ the lemon has anything to do w/ weight loss other than reducing your calories. Be careful with that though, b/c if you constantly reduce your calories, you can mess up your metabolism. Also, when you starve yourself, you're more likely to binge later.
Exercise and proper diet are very important to lose weight and improve fitness. Avoid all high protein food like meats, nuts, grains, cheese, fast foods, fried and dairy products. Go for walking, running, cycling, practice push ups, bench press and chair squat. It burns fat,make strong bones and muscles, boost energy, improve heart functions and improve fitness.
My diet (currently slowly leaning):
-high protein, low carb with one controlled carb refeed day/wk
-140-150 grams protein, less than 100 grams carbs day, 1300 calories/day with a refeed day of 2300 calories
2 days upper/2 days lower
tricep pulldowns (i dont know the proper name for it)
Its a good thing to incorporate ab workouts and cardio. I just refuse to do them. Not a good thing however, its not worth it to me (though I know it should be).
[QUOTE="David07;4211008"]. Avoid all high protein food like meats
Ummmm....avoid advice from this guy!!
Protein feeds your muscles. Muscle stimulation burns fat, you do the math. Look into HIIT (high intensity interval training). It sounds hard, and I'm not gonna lie, it is! But if you want to get into overall better condition, this, coupled with a diet high in lean meats/protein are where it's at. If keeping a strict diet is hard for you, my wife just started NutraSystem and has lost over 10 lbs in around 3 weeks....but she works HARD in the gym as well.
Umm... Protein is only bad if your kidney is failing, meat, especially white meat, is one of the most pure sources of healthy protein and BCAAs, nuts are a great source of good fats (not protein), and grains are 89% carbohydrates (also not protein).
It is a good idea to stay away from fried foods and dairy however. He (she?) did get that right.
David 07? WRONG!!!!!! Water n lemon? For the taste , maybe... anyway walking doesn't count . If u wanna drop weight u gotta sweat.. A PWR walk ? Much better eat 5 small meals a day, all including some type of protein( your choice) , carbs- only till 3pm non after, greens n veggies with each meal, drink more then plenty of water..,. Good luck girl u can do it....
N yes don't forget good fats almonds, nuts, coconut oil, all natural pnut butter,( small hand full, or tbl spoon) depends which one u choose .. Once or twice a day