If you remember the following formulas…
You can discover how to lose weight, healthy weight loss and keep it off!
Calories out is greater than Calories in = Weight Loss
This formula is as basic as weight loss gets.
If you exercise and burn more calories than you eat…at the end of the day you will lose weight. Plain and simple!
To lose weight fast is all about calorie intake or creating “calorie deficiency.”
At the end of a day that does not mean you have to starve yourself.
In fact, decreasing your calories too much can have the opposite effect on your body causing shut down or “starvation” mode.
The human body is built for survival…
When you consume too few calories and not enough water, your body can actually shut down your metabolism to a point where you’ll not burn fat.
Actually your body will store water (called water retention).
So, you definietly will not lose weight and you could in fact gain weight by increasing water retention.
This is where Formula #2 comes into play:
Water + Oxygen = Fat burning
When you breathe, you move the rivers and streams of internal water within your body.
Your physical body is over 70% water and your blood is 90% water.
This water is filled with electro-conductive metals such as sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium, etc.
This is how bio-electricity is conducted through your physical body.
Basically, your body needs water with increased oxygen to burn fat as an energy source.
Water intake can be anywhere from 1/2 gallon for women.
As you drink water, your body will be able to use the retained water for excretion or detox (elimination of toxins) prompting healthy weight loss.
This is not the same as sitting in a sauna and sweating which actually dehydrates your system.
Drinking water will rehydrate your system and enable your body to burn more fat.
As long as you increase your oxygen intake by doing some form of exercise:
- Lifting weights can help with fat loss and working your cardiovascular system…
Here are some sample calorie expenditures (calories burned) for a variety of exercises for women who weigh 130 – 190 lbs.
If you weigh more than 190 lbs you will actually burn calories, more calories at a faster rate than a lighter woman:
Aerobics: 130 lbs – 300 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 500 Calories Per Hour
Basketball: 130 lbs – 475 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 675 Calories Per Hour
Pushups: 130 lbs – 480 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 690 Calories Per Hour
Child Care: 130 lbs – 210 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 300 Calories Per Hour
Gardening: 130 lbs – 290 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 400 Calories Per Hour
Jogging: 130 lbs – 410 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 600 Calories Per Hour
Pushing Stroller: 130 lbs – 150 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 210 Calories Per Hour
Jumping Jacks or Rope: 130 lbs – 450 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 650 Calories Per Hour
Swimming: 130 lbs – 550 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 890 Calories Per Hour
Tennis: 130 lbs – 400 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 600 Calories Per Hour
Walking 3 mph: 130 lbs – 250 Calories Per Hour
190 lbs – 350 Calories Per Hour
These are just a few of the popular exercises you can use to burn calories.
In fact, everything you do (breathing, sitting, standing) burns calories even while sleeping!
As you can see from the above exercise list, any activity that help you burn calaories more are the most rigorous or can be done for several hours.
Take a look at my other health related articles for information on calories as part of the weight loss equation.
It is never a good idea to limit your calories under 1500 calories per day.
In fact, you should consult a nutritionist or dietician if you plan to go under 1500 calories.
The main reason is you can lose weight but become unhealthy due to lack of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from a lower calorie diet.
Remember, the key to lose weight with any weight loss program is drinking water.
You want to eat health food and drink water while developing a fitness plan that helps you add oxygen to burn calories, fat or excess fat.
This will produce the “caloric deficiency” needed if you want to lose weight.