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Walking and losing weight?!?

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July 21, 2019 / By Baldwin
Question: I know this is not the right category but I have asked questions on here before and y'all help me with other stuff quicker than the health category. Also it is baby weight so it's kind of related lol. I have been walking now for over a month five days a week and 40 Min's a day. What i want to know is do you gain muscle weight before you start losing fat weight? I got on the scale today for the first time since I started walking and had gained about 7 lbs. I am just getting discouraged now not knowing if I am doing something wrong or what? Any help appreciated thanks! The 6pm thing does not work to well for me because I work from 6pm to 2am. I try to eat healthy even gave up drinks completely just not seeing any results I guess I need to give it more time.
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Wisdom Wisdom | 5 days ago
Do you walk fast? Why not beef it up and start jogging? You have to eat less calories than you are taking in to drop weight or rev up your cardiovascular system enough to boost your metabolism. Walking is minimal, the least amount of effort. Try jogging 20 minutes, then spend 20 minutes doing things like jump rope 5 minutes, jump squats, walking lunges, side lunging, pushups, burpees and jumping jacks. Yes building lean muscle and losing fat at the same time can even out on the weight scale, but eventually weight should start to drop or atleast maintain. 7 lbs of lean muscle takes up A LOT less space than 7 lbs of fat, so if your clothes are getting tighter in the legs and leaner around the waist, that's good. Opposite, means you've got to change your routine. The body get use to doing one thing and builds muscle memory, so in the long run it takes less work. Change it up :)
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Wisdom Originally Answered: Walking and losing weight?
there are two forces at work here. first of all, your body adjusts to what you do. you are so used to walking that it will not increase your weight loss greatly at this point. if you'd change the way you walk, ie pick up your knees or kick your butt with each step, squeeze your hiney as you push through your steps... etc... you'd probably see more changes. also, as you lose weight, the calories you burn per day goes down. so while it worked at first, you'll need to actually cut your calorie intake to continue losing. exercise is often more efective at maintaining weight loss. if you want to loose, you'll have to look at what's going into your mouth! good luck... it's worth it!

Shavonne Shavonne
When I first started walking to lose weight I hit it hard... I walked 2 or 3 miles every single day... And yes you build muscle!!! My thigh muscles were getting bulky and such... So I cut down... I started walking 2 miles every other day and the weight began to fall off!!!
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Pamella Pamella
Im guessing you are not eating healthy u have to eat healthy in other to lose weight and dont eat after 6 pm.
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Marcy Marcy
Are you watching what you are eating? If you arent paying attention to your calories, you may not be burning more than you are eating, in which case, the extra would be added pounds... You could very well be gaining muscle but you would eventually see a difference in your body regardless of if you gained because of muscle or gained because you arent losing fat.
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Marcy Originally Answered: Walking off weight?!?!?
Walking can help a bit. Although exercise can help a bit for weight loss, dieting is more effective than exercise. To avoid regaining lost weight you must not lose any more than 10 lbs a month. After you reach your target weight you need to go on a maintenance diet for the rest of your life. Supper needs to be abolished as supper calories are even more fattening than dinner calories as you don't burn them up with most of the day behind you. Breakfast calories are the least fattening followed by lunch calories as you burn them up with most of the day ahead of you. It is probably better not to have any snacks as they are all extra calories. Very low calorie snacks such as raw fruit are OK but not dried fruit as that can be fattening in large amounts. Reducing your intake of fats and calories will help but your calorie intake should never drop below 1,200 calories per day if you want to be healthy. Reducing your intake of junk sugar will help. Foods or drinks such as coke and other soft drinks, desserts, sweets, cakes, cookies or biscuits must be eliminated or substantially reduced. Cereals must be restricted to those that contain less than 15% total sugars and junk sugar loaded foods such as pizzas must be avoided. Junk sugar bowls must be abolished. Oatmeal, oat bran, wheat bran and wheat germ are good cereals that can help for weight loss. Junk sugar is a white poison as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22s... The natural sugars in fruit and vegetables are OK as they metabolise to glucose slowly due to their high fiber content so they have a low to medium GI value. Fruit and vegetables are low in calories and are not fattening. Most fruit and vegetables are metabolism boosting foods and that helps for weight loss. Potatoes and sweet potatoes are exceptions and can be fattening. You can also boost your metabolism with lemon juice diluted with a lot of water and organic apple cider vinegar diluted with a lot of water. Very high fiber foods such as wheat germ and wheat bran can also help for weight loss. Fattening combinations that you need to avoid include combinations of protein foods (such as eggs, meat, poultry, sea food, cheese and nuts) with starchy carbohydrates (such as bread, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes and corn).

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