Your Questions About Better Weight Loss Running Cycling

by Maricela on January 30, 2013

George asks…

How do I go about losing weight now?

Ok so, I was about 350 lbs when I started this weight loss thing about a year ago, drinking nothing but water and rationing my food intake. I’ve currently lost about 50 lbs. Now the weight loss is at a standstill and I’m not sure how to go about this loss now. I’m 6’2″ and need to lose another 120 lbs. someone please help me.

Maricela answers:

You need to reduce your calorie intake further. If you limit yourself to a healthy balanced diet of between 1000 and 1500 calories a day and do 1hr of cardio exercise (running, cycling, swimming, wii fit) You will lose fat.

The only supplement you should take is a good multivitamin and minerals.

Understand that to lose weight takes time and effort. If it was quick and easy, then everyone would do it.

Ken asks…

What are some good diet plans that actually have worked?

It’s been long since I’ve been on a diet, everyday I’ve been running a mile on treadmill for a week & lost 2 pounds. But I want to lose about 10 fast are there any diet plans that work? I’m not a cooker so simple stuff.

Maricela answers:

Losing 10 lbs a month is a good and safe target. Any faster weight loss is likely to be temporary only and in most cases you regain it all.

Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, push ups, sit ups, squats, brisk walking and power walking all help for weight loss but dieting helps more.

One of the healthiest weight loss diets is the DASH diet.

The healthy DASH diet can help you lose weight safely and effectively, lower your cholesterol and lower your blood pressure.

It is based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy, with whole grains. It is a high fiber, low to moderate fat diet, and is rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

You can see further details in a web search for “dash diet” + “lose weight”.

Daniel asks…

What Are the Best Tips For Weight Loss?

Okay, So, I am about 5’5″ and 150 pounds. I want to lose about 25-30 pounds by around march or april. What are the best tips for exercising. I know to eat then exercise. Also i was going to lift weights about 3-4 times a week. What are ways along with that to help me lose the weight faster and keep it off?

Maricela answers:

To lose weight, you need to be doing cardio vascular exercise (walking, running, rowing, treadmill, crosstrainer – making sure you sweat and get puffed). This needs to be at least 20 minutes, 3 times a week. A good way to lose weight is to exercise first thing in the morning before eating. If you do at least 20 minutes of cardio, your body will keep burning calories for an hour or more.

On the food side, don’t eat carbohydrates after 6 pm, and don’t eat or drink carbohydrates and fat together. Your body will use the carbohydrates and store the fat. For example, drinking softdrink and eating a sausage (usualy very high in fat); or having butter or margarine on a sandwich.

Our body clock has three cycles in a day – 11 am to 7pm – eating; 7 pm to 3 am – digesting; 3 am to 11 am – expelling. This means you should do most of your eating between 11 am and 7 pm, which means a big lunch, and a small dinner, the opposite of what most of us do. Breakfast should be low GI, rather than loading yourself up with instant calories. A fruit smoothie, based on bananas is quick and easy, and good for detox. Just throw the following in a blender – banana, peeled orange, berries, plain yoghurt (biodynamic is best), LSA mix (ground Linseed, Sunflower seeds, and Almonds), and soy milk. If you don’t like soy milk, you won’t taste it with all the fruit flavours.

You also need to drink plenty of water. Without the water, your body will have difficulty expelling. Water is also necessary for removal of toxins, and guess what fat is used for? … Storing toxins. If you drink boiled water within 3-4 hours of it being boiled, you will absorb more water and get better hydration and detox. In the beginning, you may find you put on some weight as your body takes on more water, but you will get good results in the long run.

On the detox side, you can find out more on the web, but basically eliminate or cut down on wheat products (eat rice products instead), dairy products (use soy products instead), and as much as possible eat fresh fruit and vegetables rather than any processed foods. If you are really serious, go to a naturopath and get a program for detox.

The results for weight loss and going on a detox diet are fantastic. You can’t but lose weight.

One last guide on weighing yourself. Our body weight changes in monthly cycles (males and females). So you can find yourself losing a lot of weight in one week and appearing to put it on the next. You need to take the longer term view and see how much you have lost over the last month or two. Overall, be patient. I hardly lost any weight initially and then I hit some sort of mark and the weight just kept dropping off without any extra effort.

Lizzie asks…

Training for a 50-mile race; what exercises can I do to maximize weight loss and increase endurance?

I am training for a 50-mile running race. I want to continue to lose weight effectively while training my body in endurance running. Should I alternate with cycling? Weights? I just can’t afford yet another plateau where no matter how much I run, my weight stays still.

Maricela answers:

Swim. First start out with 6X100’s on 1:30mins, then do 4X200’s on 3:30mins. Do this set 2-3 times before you start going on a faster time interval. (note)- I don’t know your swimming abilities,but those are the intervals that my swim team uses.
Once you feel as though your swimming is improving, increase amount of repetitions, and decrese time needed to swim each set.
Also, Daily Burn is a great site to keep track of your food intake, and it’s super easy to use! Im sure that the weight that you want to loose will come right off, an you will be working tons of muscles in your body.
Enjoy! And good luck!

John asks…

How to lose weight fast and keep it off?

I really need to lose some weight because there is this wedding that im going to in 2 months and i gotta lose at least 30 pounds. Right now i weigh 185 and i need to lose before that wedding, please help!

Maricela answers:

Losing 10 lbs a month is a good and safe target. Any faster weight loss is likely to be temporary only and in most cases you regain it all.

Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, push ups, sit ups, squats, brisk walking and power walking all help for weight loss but dieting helps more.

You can always eat negative calorie foods for weight loss and below is a list of negative calorie foods that will boost your metabolism.

Negative Calorie Fruits:

Negative Calorie Vegetables:
cabbage (green)
Chile peppers (hot)
garden cress
green beans

These foods don’t actually have negative calories but when you eat these foods raw or slightly cooked your body burns more calories digesting and processing them than what is in the food itself.

For a healthy weight loss add some of these foods to your diet each day. Most of them are full of healthy nutrients.

Web search for “list of negative calorie foods”

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