Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lose 20 Pounds in a Month

If you are overweight, you are putting your body under tremendous stress. Your muscles and bones have to carry the extra weight around, and your heart and digestive systems need to produce the extra energy required to do so. The fat deposits on your key organs make their functioning more difficult. The function of your immune system might be slowed down and you might be more prone to diseases.

Reduce the calorie intake: Slightly reduce the amount of calories you consume in a day. About 100 calories can be decreased from your diet. Care should be taken not to reduce high amounts of calories.

Drink Water: Water is the biggest catalyst of body metabolism which needs to be taken throughout the day.

Split your Meals: Eat five to six times a day to keep the body metabolism active.

Fiber Contents: Include fiber contents in your diet that promotes digestion and prevents constipation.

I recommend Saturdays as your “Dieters Gone Wild” day. I am allowed to eat whatever I want on Saturdays, and I go out of my way to eat ice cream, Snickers, Take 5, and all of my other vices in excess. I make myself a little sick and don’t want to look at any of it for the rest of the week. Paradoxically, dramatically spiking caloric intake in this way once per week increases fat loss by ensuring that your metabolic rate (thyroid function, etc.) doesn’t downregulate from extended caloric restriction. That’s right: eating pure crap can help you lose fat. Welcome to Utopia.

Exercise Tactics to lose 20 pounds in a month

Exercise twice a day – One 20 minutes workout in the morning and another one in the evening.

Do weights once every second day – Getting muscle will help your body burn more fat. The muscle takes a lot of calories to maintain while fat takes nearly none.

Split your cardio workouts between high and low intensity – High intensity to burn a lot of carbs off and low intensity to finish of the fat hanging around

Cardio is 20 minutes of hard cardio – Hard cardio is defined as keeping your heartrate up around 80% of your max. This will raise your metabolism for a long time 12 – 24 hours.

Walking or casual exercise can be an hour long – This is a great way to burn fat as you can exercise low impact by walking for an hour.

Weights should be basic exercises – Basic exercises are things like squats, bench presses, lunges, military presses. These exercises work a lot of muscle groups at once.

Healing between workouts is most important – Now that you are working out it is a good idea to get a lot of rest and sleep so that your body can recover. Your body only recovers when you are sleeping or at least resting.

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