News Lose Weight.. For Good!

Lose Weight.. For Good!


Have you tried unsuccessfully to lose that pesky extra twenty pounds every time swimsuit season rolls around? Every summer I have faced this predicament. I usually end up losing about 5 pounds simply by cutting back on food consumption. Many of us fall into the trap of using pills and ‘wonder diet’ methods of trimming down. I personally have never utilized these methods simply because I know the weight lost from these methods is not permanent. This summer I decided to mix it up a bit and try a new strategy.

Step 1: Build a Support Group I joined a website called This website is sort of like a free Weight Watchers. It provides the user with a community of eager members all working towards similar weight loss goals. When registering, you input your personal details such as body type and activity level and are provided with a personalized Recommended Daily Intake. Using the ‘Diet Calendar’, members can record the food they eat throughout the day and are shown the percentage of their RDI that they are consuming. The food database provides the nutritional information for basically every food and meal out there including restaurant meals and a variety of brand name products. Another benefit of Fat Secret is the community of fellow weight-losers. Every member has the opportunity to network and join challenges with other Fat Secret members. This provides a sense of unity and support when facing your weight loss goals rather than going it alone. Personally, I have strictly participated in week-long challenges in order to pace my weight loss.

Step 2: Exercise The best exercise to lose weight varies from person to person. This summer I’ve experimented and I believe I’ve found a very successful and healthy workout routine that, combined with the healthy eating plan outlined above, can lead to a successful drop in body weight. This routine combines two different types of exercise.

Cardio- For my cardio workouts I would do two a days on the treadmill. In the morning I would walk two miles on the treadmill and walk half a mile backwards on the treadmill. It’s a very well-kept secret that walking backwards burns more fat that walking forwards. This happens because walking backwards involves leg muscles that are very rarely utilized. Around noon I would do another two miles on the treadmill at a faster pace. Important** Never do cardio on an empty stomach. This will not help you burn fat, but instead your body will begin to eat away at your muscles. Muscle development is very beneficial when losing weight.

Strength Building- When I was doing this regimen, I lifted weights in the afternoon. When you’re trying to decrease the number on the scale, you shouldn’t push yourself when lifting weights. It’s better to do a lot of reps of a small amount of weight rather than a lot of reps with a lot of weight. A lot of weight will build a lot of muscle material and muscle weighs more than fat. Small amounts of weight with a lot of reps will burn fat and help you reach your desired weight.

Combining this workout strategy and utilizing www.fatsecret.comand its welcoming community is without a doubt the most effective and healthy weight loss method that I have used.

Lose Weight.. For Good!
General Contributor
Janice is a writer from Chicago, IL. She created the "simple living as told by me" newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers about Living Better and is a founder of Seekyt.

Latest news

Japanese Owl Meaning and Symbolism

If you're wondering about the Japanese owl meaning and symbolism in Asian cultures, the Owl, along with Maneki Neko...

What Are the Signs of Depression in Women

Gender and depression have long been the scope of research in the field of emotional disorders; most authors believe...

Top 7 Superfoods for Men to Stay Young

Superfoods are generally regarded as targeted foods that provide the maximum nutritional benefit - thus these foods are nutritionally-dense...

Best Brain foods for Kids – Boost Brain Power and Keep Sharp

A child's brain is developing rapidly and if you want them to improve their performance in school and their...

7 of the Best Brain Foods for Studying

The foods that you eat can improve the functioning of your brain. Just like drugs, foods have amino acids,...

B12 Shots for Dogs – 10 Key Benefits

The end of 2010, my little dog -- a 7-pound Papillon -- became very stressed after a flood in...

Must read

The Mindful Way through Depression – Mark Williams et al.

The Mindful Way through Depression by Mark Williams,...

Discount Luxury Bedding Ensembles

People who're keen on being kind to the...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you