Topic: Lose weight in 10 days?
June 19, 2019 / By Elinor Question:
I want to lose a bit of weight ( mainly stomach & thighs ) and I was wondering if anyone here knew any good diets or workouts or anything like that - or even any useful tips to loosing weight. I haven't got a target yet and it doesn't Need to be in 10 days but I would like to see a bit of difference at least. What foods are good to eat while trying to lose weight? Thanks for any help! :)
Chloe | 10 days ago
The key to fat loss is not exercise, it's diet.
Any exercise will burn calories but no exercise will burn fat unless your diet allows it. You can burn fat in your sleep or you can run all day and never burn any fat. It all depends on your diet.
Fat loss is determined by calorie control, not by exercise. Good exercises for burning calories are speed walking, biking, swimming, dancing, etc. and ANY other physical activity which makes you move a lot of weight for a long time. But NO exercise is good for burning fat if you eat too many calories because you can always eat more calories than you can burn but you can't always burn as many as you take in.
Too many people waste energy and time because they do not understand this one simple point. The result is too often giving up in frustration, abandoning gym memberships they continue to pay for, and many other unnecessary problems not the least of which is a lack of success.
An average person must walk about five miles every day for a week to burn the calories equivalent to a pound of body fat. So, unless you think walking about five miles a day (or doing an equivalent amount of exercise) with no guarantee of fat loss makes sense, focus your fat loss program on diet.
Diet for fat loss. Exercise for fitness.
When you are in a fat loss mode and burning body fat, it is your body (based on your genetics) and only your body that determines where that fat loss will happen. You have absolutely no control over where your body loses fat first, last, and in between no matter what you do.
It is not possible to lose fat only from a specific part of your body of your choosing. Where your body stores and removes fat is determined by your genetics and there is nothing you can do to change that short of radical procedures such as liposuction. And, in general, where it stores fat first is where it will lose it last and visa versa. The world of health and fitness has an unfortunate abundance of myths and spot reduction is one of them. There is no exercise, no pill, no supplements, no spa treatment, and no natural way to spot reduce. Your only choice is to create a caloric deficit with diet and preferably some exercise, burn fat, and wait for it to leave the desired body parts.
Some women may be disappointed to learn that they can't remove their unwanted belly fat without losing a cup size or two. And, some men may be disappointed to find out they can't get a ripped abdomen without cutting into their essential body fat.
To find out how the best minds in nutrition in the world (at the US NIH) have recommended for decades we lose fat, read my answer about how to lose fat --> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=As615QJM4X_3ID9_05qmmlXty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111028185603AAVcP4D
Losing weight is okay but it's only the beginning. What's more important is keeping the fat gone and if you think you can just deal with that later, think again.
It's important to understand why you got the fat you want to lose and then habituate good and proper eating habits so you will not only lose it, but you will keep it off as well.
When you lose fat, you weigh less and, hence, burn fewer calories. Your BMR will be lower so you'll have to eat less on maintenance than when you were heavier. And, losing the fat is only the beginning. Once fat is lost, you have to keep it off for the rest of your life and that may include such difficulties as the "Freshman 15", college drinking culture, soirées and social drinking, pregnancy, somatopause (age-related slowing metabolism), a more sedentary lifestyle, affluence and access to more expensive, tasty, and fattening meals, etc. This truth is born out by the fact that 3 out of 4 adult Americans are overweight or obese. That's means only 1 in 4 adult Americans has a healthy weight. (See: http://www.obesityinamerica.org/statistics/index.cfm ). It only gets more difficult to stay slim as the years roll by. It never gets easier. So, now is the time to establish good eating habits...the kind that will keep you svelte and fit in the days ahead and for the rest of your life.
Good luck and good health!!
PS: Here are some good websites you may find useful.
• BEST SEARCH ENGINE http://www.usa.gov
• A MUST FOR DIETERS http://www.freedieting.com/
• BEST DIET TOOL ON THE WEB http://www.myfitnesspal.com/
• BEST FOODS FOR YOU http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html
• NUTRITION DOT GOV http://www.nal.usda.gov/food-and-nutrition
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Be reasonable. Crazy goals like losing two dress sizes in a fortnight will almost always end inside tears, lost motivation and greater than a little comfort eating. You can only ever resemble a thinner you – so set standards you know you can achieve.
People who plan their weekly meals are more successful at losing weight than those who don’t. Plan your dishes to feature healthy carbs such as nice potato and wholegrain pasta, green vegetables and lean proteins, buy every one of the ingredients in advance and don’t be tempted to enjoy out or order in.
Banish salt out of your foods wherever you can. Not merely does it raise your blood pressure and dry up your blood, but sodium causes you to retain water contributing to overall ill health insurance and weight gain.
Banish salt from the foods wherever you can. Not simply does it raise your blood pressure and dry your blood, but sodium causes you to retain water contributing to overall ill health insurance and weight gain.