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Running Tips for Weight Loss, Weight Loss and Running Tips

Have you turned to running as the ultimate answer to weight loss?

But now you are questioning its effectiveness?

Let me help you further.

Running is one of the best ways to lose weight. But you can’t just run and expect to lose weight.

There is another important thing to consider and that is your diet. Keep eating more than your required calorie intake in a day and your body won’t be able to burn the extra calories unless you work extra hard as well.

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How to lose inches and pounds easily without dieting

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this article will easily demonstrate how I lost 10 lbs and about 4 inches off my belly in only a matter of 6 weeks with little to no change in diet.

How to lose weight without dieting

I stopped going to the gym for weeks and didn’t see much change, I was still looking good in my summer clothes and everything fit properly. However, weeks eventually turned into months and within 6 months I could see a noticeable change in my jeans. My summer clothes fit like I had bought them at Baby GAP. I had to do something and I had to do it fast.

I remember taking a health class in university where we got a handout that showed the different amounts of calories burnt during certain day to day activities like sitting down vs. standing up. You burn way more calories simply by standing, you burn even more by walking, running, swimming and so forth. What really caught my attention was the drastic change from sitting down to standing up. I love eating new foods and dining out is part of city life, so changing my diet drastically was out of the question. I didn’t have a gym in my condo and paying for a membership close to where I live or work was not an option. So I opted to try my own exercise routine called: DONT SIT STILL.

Simply put, other than sleep, I am constantly in motion. Getting up every 5 minutes or just stretching would count as staying in constant motion. As I write this article I have moved my laptop from my desk, up stairs to the loft, back down the stairs to the kitchen and am now outside on the veranda. I’ve been doing this since early July 2012 and I have lost probably close 10lbs and easily lost 4″ around my waist. All without drastic changes to my diet or exercise.

Give it a try,it’ll take a while but you’ll notice a chance slowly over time, make it a habit to get up constantly and stretch or do push ups on the ground during commercials. If you have success with this method to please share it below. If you would like to see before and after pictures of me comment below and I’ll post them. Good luck!

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Lose Inches Step by Step

“1…Don’t eat late-I have to admit I no hunger compares to the hunger I feel about 30min before I go to bed. When I was in college we used to call it taco time. For most people this is the biggest hinderence to moving toward their weight goals or to lose inches.
I am sure you have heard the metaphor of the body being a machine, food being fuel, fat being stored fuel, etc.. Well this late night hunger is actually an indication that your body has used all of its fast fuel. The mistake that most people make is that they feed the body more fuel, fuel that if not used before you hit the sheets, will be turned into stored fuel or fat while you sleep. If you ignore the hunger the body will start to break down fat cells and use them for fuel, subtracting fat instead of multipling it, causing you not to lose inches.
MORAL: Set a goal not to eat within 2 hours of going to sleep.

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2…More meals less food- The human body is an accomidating creation, it will expand(sometimes to our shagrin), contract, get stronger, get more flexible, to fit our daily use. The inner organs follow the same pattern. Your stomach will expand or contract to fit its contents. Its overall capacity is directly related to how much gets put into it. Overeating over time will cause your stomach to expand, requiring more and more food to indicate it is full. Unfortunately, in most cases the rest of the body doesn’t need the extra food, so it will store it as fat (Extra fat=bad). This is why many people have had surgery to make their stomach smaller. With less food as fast fuel the body will begin to burn more fat.
Most people don’t want or need sugery, which is why any nutritionist will tell you eat less, and eat often. As a rule you should eat 6 to 8 meals a day, with no meal portion larger than your fist. This will give you body the energy and fast fuel it needs to function properly and prevent the continued enlargment of the stomach over time. Perhaps most importantly it will increase your metabolism and help you lose inches.
MORAL: Eat 6 meals a day, none larger that your fist.

3…Drink water- It is really simple…Drinking water, 8 glasses a day, speeds your metabolism, prevents soreness, increases energy, supresses hunger, aids digestion, and is incredibly easy. Just get a sports bottle and drink a little at a time. Refill it once every about 3-4 hours and you are there. Hint: drinking water is a great way to control your hunger during that 2 hours before bed.
MORAL: Drink water (yes it is that simple)

4…Eat breakfast- Think of breakfast as a jump start. Breakfeast is really the only indication to you inner organs that you are awake. When you eat breakfast you are telling you body to begin function. I am not saying to lay out the buffet (remember-no larger that your fist), I am saying it is important that you begin you day with a light breakfast.
MORAL: Eat a light breakfast to wake your body, before begining your day.

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5…Cut the Fried Food- I don’t have exact numbers, but I would venture to say there are less than 2% of heart attack survivors who would say the all the fried foods they had were worth it. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer in America and sadly most people who suffer from its effects could have avoided it by changing their eating habits. We all know that over time the consumption of fats and oils from fried foods can cause the arteries within the heart to clog. What we don’t realize is how simple it is to cut down or out fried foods.
MORAL: Try the food that hasn’t been soaked in grease.

6…Put down the “soda”- because of the complex nature of describing the effects of soda on the cellular level, and my promise to speak english, I am just going to share with you a two testimonials…
I have a friend named “Bob”. Bob is not a small man by any means (6’5″, 200+lbs). Bob stopped drinking soda for a month, he did not exercise, Bob lost 10lbs(from doing nothing), his wife noticed, Bob doesn’t drink soda anymore.
I have a friend named “Susie”. Susie is not a large woman (5’4″ maybe, 130ish now). Susie stopped drinking beer, Susie lost inches, Susie discovered her long lost six-pack, Susie’s boyfriend noticed, he stopped drinking beer, Susie;s boyfriend lost 15lbs., no exercise.
MORAL: Put the cans down!

7…Get out of the house- Think about this for just a moment with me. How many place do you have in your home that you can sit, lay, or lounge? Now compare that with the number of places you have in your home to exercise. Do you see where I am going? Find a reason to get out of the house. Find something you enjoy doing that might require some physical activity. It doesn’t have to be a competitive sport. You might go shopping, sightseeing in a nearby city, walking in the park, a relaxing bike ride. Take the initiative and look for fun ways to be active.
MORAL: Edevor to find something enjoyable to do at least twice a week that will require physical activity.”

 

Your Body, Tone it up in 72 hours!

Getting tone is one of the most difficult things to do. Go on a diet, you lose inches, but then you end up with flabby skin. Flabby skin that you just say to yourself, “I need to tone it up”. I stumbled upon this article that can help send you in the right direction.

 

“Most people think that toning means getting more definition and firmer muscles. And how do you get more definition? By doing more reps with lighter weight, of course! But what you may not know is that this idea of toning the muscles is only a myth.

 

So what is toning? The word tone simply describes the state of your muscles. When at rest, your muscles are in a constant state of partial contraction in order to be ready for action. The ‘tone’ of your muscles is involuntary, so you can’t change it by lifting weights a certain way.

Over the years, people have taken the word ‘tone’ and redefined it to mean how lean we are–how defined our muscles appear. In fact, it’s even a gender specific word. Women go to the gym to ‘tone up’ while men go to the gym to lift weights and build muscle but, the truth is, they are the exact same things. Becoming lean and building muscle requires lifting weights, the difference is in how much you lift.

While you can lift weights to change your body, you’re limited as to what you can really change about your muscles. In a nutshell, this is what your muscles can do:

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“I really need to get toned up.” I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard that. You’ve probably said it a million times…heck, I’vesaid and I even know better. What I’m talking about is the idea of ‘toning’ your body. Most people think that toning means getting more definition and firmer muscles. And how do you get more definition? By doing more reps with lighter weight, of course! But what you may not know is that this idea of toning the muscles is only a myth.

What ‘Toning’ Really Means

So what is toning? The word tone simply describes the state of your muscles. When at rest, your muscles are in a constant state of partial contraction in order to be ready for action. The ‘tone’ of your muscles is involuntary, so you can’t change it by lifting weights a certain way.

Over the years, people have taken the word ‘tone’ and redefined it to mean how lean we are–how defined our muscles appear. In fact, it’s even a gender specific word. Women go to the gym to ‘tone up’ while men go to the gym to lift weights and build muscle but, the truth is, they are the exact same things. Becoming lean and building muscle requires lifting weights, the difference is in how much you lift.

While you can lift weights to change your body, you’re limited as to what you can really change about your muscles. In a nutshell, this is what your muscles can do:

1. Grow larger and/or stronger
2. Shrink smaller and/or get weaker

You can’t make a muscle longer (without surgery) and you can’t etch it into a certain shape or look. If your goal is to see your muscles, your goal isn’t toning–it’s losing body fat. And, whether you’re a man or woman, wanting to bulk up or slim down, you’ll do the same kinds of exercises and training methods. The difference lies in the weights, reps and sets you’ll do, as well as how many calories you take in (more if you’re building muscle, less if you’re trying to lose fat).

You may be wondering why it matters if you believe in toning or not. The problem with the idea of toning is that it leads to that other stubborn myth…

 

Spot Training

The myth of toning is often tangled up in the myth of spot training. Someone might say, “I want to tone the back of my arms, so I’m going to do triceps exercises.” Fine…you can (and should) work your triceps muscles, but that isn’t going to get rid of the fat around your triceps, which is what keeps you from seeing that muscle. If you reduce your calories, lift weights and do some cardio, you can lose body fat. Can you lose it over your triceps? Sure you can…but only your body will decide when (or if) the fat over that particular area will go.

So, What’s the Point?

If I’ve convinced you that toning doesn’t exist and that you can’t spot train, you might be wondering why you should even bother lifting weights. If a bicep curl isn’t going to make your biceps more visible, why do it? This is where a shift in perspective needs to happen. Instead of focusing on individual body parts (i.e., I need more defined shoulders), you need to focus on the whole body (i.e., Working my whole body–with cardio and weights–will help in my overall goals). To make this shift in perspective, it helps to know what strength training will do for you:

  • You’ll build muscle, which helps with fat loss in the long-term. A pound of muscle can burn about 20-30 calories a day. A pound of fat burns about 5 calories a day. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn all day.
  • You’ll strengthen muscles and connective tissues which helps you perform better (whether in daily activities or physical activities) and reduces risk of injury.
  • You’ll preserve muscle mass as you age. We naturally lose muscle over time, unless we lift weights.
  • You’ll build stronger bones.
  • You’ll improve your flexibility, stability and balance.
  • You’ll feel better about yourself.

Getting More Definition

After all you’ve read here, you may be wondering exactly what to do to get more definition in your body. The answer is simple: Lose body fat. To lose body fat you need 3 key elements: Regular cardio exercise, consistent strength training for all your muscle groups and a healthy, low-calorie diet. Check out these Weight Loss Resources for some tips on getting started.

One last note: Whatever your goal or gender, don’t be afraid of heavy weights. It takes a lot of hard work to bulk up–even men can find it difficult, never mind women (who don’t have enough testosterone to get huge muscles).

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