Saturday, August 30, 2008

Buff Bridal Tips | How to Enhance Your Exercise Routine

You have been working out consistently, and you have lost some of the unwanted excess weight. And you keep on with your exercise routine expecting to continue losing the weight. But it doesn't! You suddnely stop seeing any results, and yet you are doing the exact same exercise as before. So are you not seeing the results?

How do you stimulate change when your body stop responding? Well, as human beings, we are all creatures of habit. We have the tendency to do the same exercises repeatedly, in the hopes that we will see some results. But this does not work because the body becomes accustomed to the same type of work-out stress and becomes 'energetically efficient'. This means that when you do the same exercise over a period of time, the body becomes so efficient at performing that exercise that it burns fewer calories while doing it.

Firstly, if you use the treadmill (or another machine) 3 times a week, your body progressively burns less calories each time (as long as the speed, incline and duration remain the same). Your body will become accustomed to the routine, and it can become increasingly difficult for you to meet your fitness goals. To get continuous results, you need to adjust one of the 3 above factors.

Secondly, following the same exercise regimen repeatedly not only gets boring, but can lead to an exercise plateau that can decrease your results. Even with music, TV or a magazine for distraction, the exercise might become mundane, which also can decrease the likelihood you'll continue working out.

What is the solution? Try to mix it up! Do you exercise at a gym? Well, instead of 45 minutes on a treadmill each time, jump on an elliptical machine, or the exercise bike for 30 minutes, then spend 15 minutes on a stairclimber. Or you can Swim one day, lift weights another. You can also play sports like tennis or squash every now and then - such high intensity games can give you a very good work out as you use multiple muscles (and different ones too).

Remember that change is good because it stimulates fat loss.

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I know I have said somewhere on my blog that fat people bother me because the extra weight they carry, to me, signifies a lack of control over their lives. But contrary to what some people imagine, I am not at all against or discriminatory against fat people. In fact, a really good friend of mine from my schooling days has been obese all her life. But that has not stopped me from being a good friend to her! Even if I wished she was thinner (ie visibly more in charge of her life), it is the person she is inside that matters more to me.

Still, it was a wonderful day indeed when she called me and told me about this online program, Fat Loss 4 Idiots, which she has been on. She has been on a secret mission to lose all that extra weight and she was actually making it happen this time. The reason why she did not tell me about her plans was that she has tried multiple online programs such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, and she had failed. Not this time. And the proof was in the photos she sent me - she looked so much slimmer. She told me that she has lost 30 pounds in 30 days!

Amazing! I don't usually buy into all of these weight loss gimmicks - I believe in hard work and proper diet. But then again, I have been trying to lose my extra 5 pounds for ages by pounding away at the gym for 1 hour, three times a week, and not seeing any real difference. So my friend's recent photos of her slimmer self was the motivating factor.

I got myself into the program - and I recommend it! The site itself is cool - attractive colourful cartoons, and it explains things in an easy to understand manner reminiscent of the XX for Dummies book series. But there is nothing idiotic about the subject matter.

Actually, this program may be more beneficial to those of us trying to lose some weight rather than for the grossly overweight - the program targets 9 pounds in 11 days, and focuses on the food we eat rather than exercise. Those who have to lose a lot of weight should incorporate exercise routines as well, but that is not the focus here. Nevertheless, it does contain valuable information on food intake, which the grossly overweight could use. For the rest of us, sometimes it is changing what we eat rather than those extra hours at the gym that will help us lose that tough bit of extra pounds we need to.

Excerpt of the type of information proposed in the program:

"You are overweight for the most simple of reasons -- because you're eating the wrong foods, the wrong types of calories per meal, and you're also eating meals in the wrong patterns each day. Think closely about what we're about to tell you, since it's going to change the way you think about dieting. FOOD is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills, because the FOOD that you eat can either make you THIN or FAT. You don't get fat because of a lack of exercising, that's a myth. You get fat because you don't eat the right foods at the right intervals each day. Also, the pattern that you choose to eat your meals each day is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills. This is true because your body is like an "engine" and it only needs certain foods at certain intervals each day, and if you don't eat the right foods at the right times then it won't burn those calories -- and you'll wind up storing those calories as fat tissue. (Hint: You need to eat more than 3 times per day to lose weight, but we'll show you the details later).You have gotten overweight by eating the wrong foods, that much is a fact. And guess what? You can get SLIM by eating the RIGHT FOODS at the RIGHT INTERVALS each day. It's not really any more complicated than that, and the way to start losing weight has nothing to do with starving yourself or jogging ".

And I liked their list of Top Fat Burning Foods! Not bad at all :)

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