Running to loose weight...?
Topic: Running to loose weight...?
June 16, 2019 / By Bliss Question:
this summer i am going to try to loose alot of weight, i am hoping for at least 30 pounds, & i weigh alooot, like 220 lbs :/ i am about 5'7.. and im wondering how much weight i will loose or if i will loose any.. if i drink tons of water, watch what i eat/ eat verry healthy. and run 3-5 times a week, for as long as i can.
plus i dont really no what else to do, would getting two 5 lbs dumbbells be good also, to loose weight?
thanks so much!
& any other suggestions on what i should do?
Best Answers: Running to loose weight...?
Airlia | 6 days ago
Losing 10 lbs a month is a good and safe target. Any faster weight loss is likely to be temporary only and in most cases you regain it all.
Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, push ups, sit ups, squats, brisk walking and power walking all help for weight loss but dieting helps more.
You can always eat negative calorie foods for weight loss and below is a list of negative calorie foods that will boost your metabolism.
Negative Calorie Fruits:
Negative Calorie Vegetables:
Chile peppers (hot)
These foods don't actually have negative calories but when you eat these foods raw or slightly cooked your body burns more calories digesting and processing them than what is in the food itself.
For a healthy weight loss add some of these foods to your diet each day. Most of them are full of healthy nutrients.
Web search for "list of negative calorie foods"
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Originally Answered: What is better to loose weight ...biking or running?
If biking makes you huff and puff like running does then biking will work just as well. It probably depends on how vigorously you are biking.
Her are some tips for weight loss:
It's really very simple.
There are 2 categories of workouts and you only need to focus on one of those for weight loss.
1. Resistance training - weight lifting, sit-ups, push-ups, etc.
2. Cardiovascular Training - walking/running, swimming, jumping jacks, dancing to the oldies, etc.
You need only to focus on #2 for weight loss. #1 is good for muscle tone but does little for weight loss.
Cardiovascular exercises are simple and you don't need any fancy equipment. For successful weight loss, all you need to do is any body movements that get your heart rate higher than normal. That's what cardiovascular workouts are all about. They simply get your heart rate up and burn off fat.
You will need to keep your heart rate up for longer than 20 minutes per session in order to achieve a successful burn. The body takes that much time to warm up and begin the burn. Any huffy-puffy activity will work such as walking, running, going up and down stairs, vigorous dancing, jumping rope, just anything that makes you huff and puff. That's the key - huff and puff for over 20 minutes a session. This is how your body burns off fat.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ADVICE ON THE SAFEST WORKOUT FOR YOU.
Don't get discouraged!
Contrary to popular TV, there is no such thing as "targeting" an area of your body for weight loss. The reality is that you will see the fattest part of your body lose weight last! You will notice it first in your face. The thickest fat is the last to go so don't lose heart if you don't see your “targeted area” going anywhere at first.
Simply create a huffy-puffy workout for yourself that lasts over 20 minutes per session and stick to a daily routine for best results.
Another tip is don't rely on what the scales say everyday. That will discourage you. The better way to monitor your progress is to observe your clothes getting looser. The scales can be misleading because as you lose weight, typically you are also building muscle mass. This dual change may look like you are not losing fat when you actually are.
Checking your heart rate. Take your fingers of your left hand and place them about an inch to the right of the center of your right hand wrist as it faces palm up. This should be at your right-hand wrist below your thumb. You should feel a pulse there. Now count the number of beats in a 6 second period. Multiply that number by 10 and that's your heart rate. A reasonably safe and effective heart rate during an exercise burn is about 120 for most people 30–50 years old.
A bland diet will speed the weight loss up for sure. But if you're like me, starting a daily exercise program plus starting a bland diet is just too emotionally stressful (wink, wink). So, I say, for those of us who want some type of reward for working out everyday, continue enjoying your favorite foods - just cut your portions down. Train yourself to learn when you are satisfied as you eat a meal and stop eating at that point rather than eating until you feel full. You'll be surprised at how early in the meal you are satisfied. So, just stop eating at that point. Make a habit of it.
I am a 52 year old male and I am using a programmed treadmill which uses a combination walk/ 5 mph. run workout for 30 minutes a day. I am losing 2-3 pounds a week just doing that and cutting my favorite food portions back the way I mentioned before. My peak heart rate during this routine is 140. (Just telling you this in hopes that it will give you some idea of what 30 minutes a day will do for you so you can adjust your workout to suit your targeted weight loss time frame.)
Good luck! I hope this helps.
Running is a great exercise! It's hard to say how much weight you would lose. The important thing to remember is not to increase how many calories you are eating (or at least not by much). You don't want to counteract your exercising efforts. Also, you won't see results right away. Initially the main thing you will notice is a decrease in how much you struggle with the workout. You will probably also see an increase in your energy levels.
I would suggest that you start off slowly because if you injure yourself the recovery time can quite long. Also getting an injury can be very discouraging and you likely will not continue running if you hurt yourself.
If you haven't been active/eating healthy then make small changes. Drastic changes are EXTREMELY hard to stick to. Small changes are much more effective.
Staying hydrated is good but drinking too much water will just make you feel sick (I've done this before and I got really cold and could feel the water "slooshing" in my stomach. Not to mention that I was peeing like every 5 seconds, lol. It was not fun).
With your running do some High Intensity Interval Training. It is really good for burning fat. Starting out, do 30 seconds of sprinting as fast as you can then walk or jog for 90 seconds. Repeat 6-8 times. Once this gets easy move up to 30 second sprint, 60 second rest (walk or jog) 8-10 times. Eventually the goal is to sprint for 30 seconds and have a rest period of 30 seconds.
Weight training/strength training can definitely help you lose weight. Here are some exercises you can do with a dumb bell:
There are also tons of strengthening exercises you can do without any equipment such as push ups, sit ups, full body crunches, bicycle crunches, wall sits, wall push ups, supermans, the mountain climber, star jumps, jumping jacks, planks, side planks, burpies, squats, sumo squats and many more.
Be patient with all of this! It WILL take time for results to show. In the first couple of weeks you may even gain a few pounds because your body will be in shock a bit. But if you stick to exercising and eating healthy you will get results. More calories burned and less calories in will result in weight loss.
Good luck on your weight loss journey!
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All those weight loss advertisements you see? All lies. Here's the trick; eat less, exercise more. Even walking for a good 45 minutes a day will benefit you greatly. Try not to eat until you are completely full, and eat soup if you like to eat a lot. (It satisfies hunger, especially if it is a well-made one.)
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avocados can be your secret weight loss partners theyre high in fiber and healthy fats giving you a meaty tasting meat alternative
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eat a rainbow of colors have at least one brightly colored fruit or vegetable in each meal and if appropriate eat the skins thats where youll find a powerhouse of antioxidants
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Originally Answered: Can you loose weight just by dieting and running (no other form of exercise)?
You can loose weight by eating right and doing some exercise. So your idea is OK, but 1000 calories a day is too few. After a few weeks, maybe a month, when you eat that little your body thinks you are starving and shuts down on calorie burning. Do some research and find a diet that is healthy and that you can stay with over time, as it should become your normal diet, not a starving diet.