How do I lose weight without dieting
By Brent Fairbanks
If you love your food like I do you'd like to know how to improve your shape without changing your diet. You've heard all your life that the only way to lose weight is to diet, cut the carbs, eat only grapefruit, blah blah blah. Is this the only way to weight loss? Do I really have to give up ice cream and chocolate?
The answer is NO! Cutting back on your eating is only one way to lose weight. Another way to lose the weight is to add more activity to your life. Weight loss (or gain for that matter) is not the result a single meal or activity. Your weight is the accumulation of years of meals and activities. If you weigh too much you have had an insufficient amount of activity as compared to the meals that you are eating and what your body requires. If you regularly expend energy through physical activity your body will adjust and reduce the energy you have been storing up, the fat.
The real problem with using exercise to lose weight is in estimating the number of calories that you are burning. The tendency is to way over estimate just how many calories you used for a given activity. You don't burn 100 calories for just changing your clothes! The unfortunate truth is that you are burning a lot less that you think. You cannot gauge how many calories you burn by evaluating how much you perspire. Any amount of weight reduction after a workout is water weight and doesn't represent fat loss. Actually when working out you should weigh yourself before your workout and then after. If you weigh less after a workout you need to dring water until your weight is restored to your pre workout weight. This will help you from becoming dehydrated and the problems that come along with it.
To lose one pound you need to burn 3500 calories more that you consume. Since you are keeping your consumption constant (remember this article is how to lose weight without dieting) you will need to burn calories to modify your weight. If you spend an hour of hard work on your exercises you will burn 500 calories or less. Remember this is for a HARD workout, not a stroll on the treadmill or a few reps of weight here and there, I mean a heart pounding take your breath away workout. Less than 500 calories that's about it. It is possible to get more but that requires a significantly higher effort.
If you do this workout 7 days a week you can lose one pound a week! You could also alter the workout for 2 hours three days a week and get similar results.
You don't have to cut back your eating to lose weight, you can burn the extra calories away. Once you see how much effort is required to eliminate overconsumption of food you just might change your mind about that extra thing you were about to munch on. The choice is yours, once you know how to change things and we have realistic expectations for our effort many possibilities open up for managing your weight and more importantly your health.
This plan will have you losing weight at a rate of one pound per week and you will not even have to give up chocolate or pasta! If you like the sound of this the you'll love my 'weight loss myths' book.
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