(Closed) Weight Loss Advice Needed

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Weight training is the best way to lose weight, IMO.

Cardio is a quick burn of calories, which makes you more hungry in order to replace them. 

Weight training is slow burn: you burn calories for days after your work out, so it’s less of an effect on your appetite.

Look up some good complexes, mix cardio and weight training (cardio is good for heart health), and up your lean proteins.

Post # 4
977 posts
Busy bee

I am type 2 diabetic, when I found out, I was on strict diet.  I lost 50 pounds by eating foods with absolutely no sugars, no carbs and no (or) very low fat content.  And I didnt drink sodas either, strictly water or unsweetened iced teas and coffee.  That was 50 pounds in about 8 months. Everything was monitored by my doctor because of the diabetes.



Post # 5
4997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree that cardio is more important if you have a lot of weight to lose, so if you have to choose I would choose cardio. That said, strength training is great too and can certainly help! What is your current exercise routine like? 

Post # 6
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would do both cardio and weight training.  You should incorporate intervals into your cardio, it ups the calorie burning and you can exercise for less time!

Post # 7
9878 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I lost ~50 lbs basically just counting calories and doing 30 minutes of cardio 5x a week. I know strength training is really important to some people but I just don’t get much for results personally.

Post # 9
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well, if you can sacrifice 15 minutes 2-3x a week to lift weights then it would be a great addition to your exercise routine. 

That’s only 30-45 minutes a week, so it isn’t detracting too much from cardio. Generally you can burn more calories in an equal amount of time doing cardio–that’s why it’s appealing for weight loss BUT you’ll look better if you can incorporate strength training as soon as possible.

Post # 10
4997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@vanilla44:  Oh man, yeah 5am is rough!! Well, you don’t have to do it every day, maybe you can say you will do a 5am workout twice during the week and then on the weekends (I assume you don’t have to do it at 5am then) and boom there’s 4 days/week! And then maybe you can do your DVDs on the other days. I love the Jillian Michaels DVDs!  Maybe look into HIIT cardio as well (just google it, there’s tons of info) if you’re short on time. 

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