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I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Losing weight is not easy. Some of you may not know this, but it takes time and hard work to lose weight. The faster you want to lose weight the harder you have to work. Don’t kid yourself when you find that you are having trouble losing weight. Gaining more weight than you would like is not fun, is it? You don’t get to the point where you don’t notice that you are gaining more weight. And for some of you when the scale gets out of proportions, your jeans start to feel a bit tighter. It may be tempting to cut back on the calories, but try to resist that urge. If you put off losing weight for a while, now is the time to get active and start working towards your goal.

Pain from improper exercise

I have noticed that some of you ladies while attempting to lose weight may start to develop some hip pain or in some cases that your knees might start aching. Please know that this is completely normal and has nothing to do with how much weight you are losing. It simply means that your body is regaining some of its elasticity, which will make it a little more difficult to train your muscles. You mustn’t push your body into shock. As you begin to lose weight, you want to lose fat and muscle. At first, you may be gaining more weight at a slower pace than you lose muscle. But keep this in your thoughts. It is crucial that as you start to exercise, your body gets used to training. If you feel some discomfort, you want to stop and rest.

The longer you rest, the more muscle you are losing

It may seem like a vicious cycle to be losing weight. Then you start to feel bad about what you might be giving up. That’s when you begin to search for alternatives that will assist you to lose weight. Please do not think that it is necessary to exercise all of your muscles as you start to lose weight. This is silly and can have a very negative effect. Just start light and slowly build up from there. Eating healthier (with the proper amount of calories needed) is probably the best thing for you. You have to get to a point where you know you can cut out some of the unhealthy foods. Stick with it. Remember, it helps, even if all you are doing is replacing two sodas a day.

Watch what you eat

Another important tip that is probably going to cause you some frustration. For whatever reason, some people seem to think that because I’m looking thin that I don’t need to worry about eating healthy. I’m here to let you know: you still have to watch what you eat. Stock up on some vegetables or something just because that’s what you’ll be eating. Your body needs protein as well as vitamins and minerals. Eating these vitamins and proteins needs to be taken according to how much your exercise. You have to burn off more calories than you take in and also you have to eat at least 3 – 5 small or regular meals a day. Set a schedule for yourself when to have what and when to eat it. Do not skip any meals simply because you are trying to lose weight.

Conclusion

From all of the reading that I have done, you probably would like to know how much you should exercise. Well, the recommendations I have given are more for fairly active people. If you are more tour doubts about how much to exercise to lose weight, please remember that you should only do light exercises and increase as exercise intensity.

  • 30 minutes – 1 hour of light jogging
  • 30 minutes – 1 hour of walking
  • 40 minutes – 1 hour of running
  • 1 hour – 1 hour of Fitness training (resistance training)
  • Make sure you have several days dedicated to exercises for both cardiovascular training. You are welcome to take a day or two off each week as your body needs sufficient rest.
  • 7 Days: 7 days of exercises, preferably in a different week.

Thinking of sitting on the couch? Do some sit-ups or leg lifts to help you build up your leg muscles. Otherwise, please get your heart rate up. You can even try skipping.

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