(Closed) fitness folks please critque my methods

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I recommend nixing the “eat less fatty foods” rule. Eating fat does not make you fat, that’s a common myth. Eat REAL food (cut out soda, junk-food, and overly-processed food), whether it has fat or not. Depriving your body of dietary-fat actually makes it hold onto your body-fat more.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would definitely increase the amount of walking.  To loose weight, an hour a day of brisk/ fast walking would be ideal (4 miles per hour).  Here is some info I found:

 

  • Daily Steps: If you are just tracking your daily steps with a pedometer as you go about your job or putter around the house, you can use 2 miles per hour or 2.5 miles per hour. That is 3.2 kilometers per hour to 4 kilometers per hour.
  • Easy Health Walk: If you take an easy walk around the neighborhood or park, able to keep up a full conversation, use 3 miles per hour or 5 kilometers per hour as a rule of thumb.
  • Moderate to Brisk Walk: If you are walking at a determined to swift pace and breathing noticeably, use 4 miles per hour or 6.5 kilometers per hour.
  • Fast Walking: Fast walkers usually know their speed or have measured it. Racewalkers can walk 5-6 miles per hour or even faster. That is 8-10 kilometers per hour.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Once you join the gym I would book an appointment with a personal trainer who will be able to do up a program for you (this might even be free with your membership, most gyms I have joined do the same thing). I think that would probably be best, they can see your body and talk about what routine will work for you. I agree re eating real food (not too much of it), and more cardio. Mixing up the cardio and weights/toning will get you looking fab pretty quick 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes, definitely increase your walking in addition to joining the gym.  Runner’s World has some good plans to get you running 30 minutes without stopping (starts by alternating running with a lot of walking), which will increase your calorie burn in whatever amount of time you have to devote to walking.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you need to dramatically increase the amount of cardio you’re doing.  The brisk walking is great.. Maybe try to do 2 miles a few times a week instead of just once a week.  I’ve found that cardio has been the key to my weight loss.  In the beginning I set aside a lot of workout time for lifting weights, doing crunches etc. but the cardio has helped me see the  most results.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Also, I bet some bees who read fitness threads are tired of seeing me write this, but do the 30 day shred!!!!  I consistently did similar weight/toning exercises to what you are doing for years while watching tv, but doing them in quick succession with cardio intervals made a HUGE difference–I lost an inch off my hips in two weeks. The total time spent with hand weights is 9 minutes, so that about matches your current ten minute limit on hand weights.

 

and worst case scenario, could you add a corset back to your dress?  

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“by fatty foods i meant like i need to quit eating big macs and pizzas”

Oh yeah, definately cut those out! They are just bad for you in general!  But you don’t need to cut out things like avacados, olive oil, milk/cheese, butter, eggs, etc.

Real foods = good
Food-like-substances = bad

And if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, don’t eat it!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you want to lose weight, you need to look at your calorie intake versus calories spent.  That is how the majority of weight is lost.  You can track your calories online with an application like sparkpeople.  Basically, you need to eat fewer calories than your body needs to maintain your weight, eating 500 less calories a day than your basal metabolism rate will help you lose a pound a week.

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