I just wanted to write a quick blog about weight management. There is people who want to lose weight and others who want to gain it. I will explain a few theories that are well published all over books, magazines, and the internet. What I have found though is that each person’s body reacts differently to different diets and exercise regimens. Take a look at some of the following and figure out what works for you.
– First off you need to be eating healthier foods if you wish to be a healthier person.
– After eating healthier, you need to reduce your calories intake, burn calories off, or do both which is recommended. Whether you eat 500 less calories a day or burn them off, it is suppose to be the same. Doing both eating less calories and burning them up is a better way. It ensures that you are working the body both inside and out.
– It is very common to hear that you should be reducing the calories you consume by 500 a day. After a week you should have lost one pound as there is suppose to be 3500 calories in a pounds of body weight.
– You need to figure out exactly how many calories you need to maintain your current bodyweight. There is plenty of good websites out there that can tell you how to determine how many calories you need to maintain your weight. Once you discover the amount you need, reduce it by 500 calories a day. Once again make sure all your calories are from quality foods. Junk food is junk food. It is still bad for you.
– If you are a very active person already and exercise a lot, your body needs more calories to maintain that body weight. You are allowed to eat more. Once again you can reduce your calories by 500 a day as well as increase your exercise.
– You can burn plenty of calories off each day by doing various forms of exercise. Some examples are doing cardio like running, walking, biking, cardio or kickboxing classes, martial arts classes, and etc,. You can also doing strength and power training with weight machines, dumbbells, barbells, bodyweight exercises, plyometrics and my favorite, the kettlebells. I personally like to mix it up with all kinds of different things.
– Do note that cardio can burn a lot of calories quickly however once you stop, so does the burning of calories. Strength and power training active the muscles and breaks them down. It takes your body more calories over a longer period of time to repair the body. So when you stop your strength training, you can be burning calories for a few days later because of the training.
-Also the more muscle you have on your body, the more calories that get burned away. Fat is just extra stored calories that we have because we consumed more then out bodies could handle.
– Also note that sometimes no matter how hard you work or what diets you go on, you will have difficulty losing weight. There is various reasons fro this. Some examples are hormones, health problems, genetics, the quality of foods you eat, and etc,. Don’t be discouraged if you are having problems meeting your weight loss goals. Go see professionals, doctors, nutritionalists, and etc,. you can help you.
– Gaining weight is a problem for some. A basic way of gaining more muscle mass is to do less cardio, lift heavier weights, and eat more quality foods and increase your protein intake. You can find plenty of resources out there that can help you.
– My basic recommendation is not to give up on your healthy goals. Do your research. Experiment with different forms of exercises and see what works for you. Try different diets and nutrition plans to you find the one that will work for you. Avoid all fads. They don’t last and rarely work.
Good look with whatever you wish to accomplish health wise in 201o.
Master Jonathan Field