If the title of this article isn’t going to grab your attention then nothing is. Now this may sting a little, but to have 6-pack abs, chiselled chest and strong legs, you will have to make regular trips to the gym. BUT, you can lose weight and still stay healthy without schlepping all the way to the nearest ‘house of pain’. This is not your ‘Everyman Joe’ article telling you to stay positive and re-assuring you that muffin tops and love handles are healthy. Most nutrition and fitness articles that litters the internet today are total poppycock based on outdated information where they encourage you to eat a high carbohydrate, low fat, moderate protein diet. Notice how in today’s society, there is a high rate of heart attack, obesity and stroke but may so-called experts still stick to the avocation of this lifestyle? See the correlation?
Well, this article provides proven methods to lose weight and stay healthy without going to gym and lifting heavy weight hours on end. And before you let your friends or family convince you that this methods are ‘unhealthy’ or ‘bad for you’, take notice of what shape they are in. Try these ideas and feel yourself more energized with healthier looking skin, boosted metabolism, thinner waistline, as your weight on the scales drops easily.
Intermittent Fasting – This a dieting protocol where you fast (not eat) for 16 hours and get all of your eating for the day done in an 8 hour window. No this is not hard, and you will not starve apart from the very first day of implementing this. I have had great experience with this as have other friends I know. Wake up, have a cup of black coffee to get your metabolism kick-started, and don’t eat until around 2-3pm. For the next 7-8 hours, eat HIGH Protein, HIGH/MODERATE Fat (yes high fat, fat is good for you), LOW Carbohydrates. Carbs is what gets people overweight as excess carbs turns to sugar and the energy does not get utilized. Get your proteins from lean meat, chicken, eggs and fish. Get fats from avocados, fish, nuts and peanut butter. There is also a healthy helping of fat when you eat moderate amount of steak. And gets most if not all of your carbohydrates from fruit and veggies (Steamed broccoli with small amount of pink salt – delicious, trust me). After a couple days of doing this, you will not be hungry in the mornings as you should be packed full of protein from the afternoon/night before.
Fasted Cardio – Before you freak out and say “I thought we didn’t have to go the gym?!”, don’t worry you’re not. Before your morning coffee/green tea, first thing you do as soon as you roll out of bed is to strap on your runners and go for a 20-30 min walk. You’ll be surprised how fast this time goes and how refreshed you feel afterwards. You may not even want your coffee after this. Cold air in the morning gets your heart pumping and burning more calories. If you’re feeling adventurous, do 10-15 minutes of sprints at your local field. Make sure to either WALK or SPRINT. Prolonged jogging wreaks havoc on your joints and atrophies (degrades) muscle. Ever see some distance runners that look like anorexic 90-year olds. While sprinting builds muscle and cardiovascular endurance, walking helps you burn calories with minimal effort.
Dietary Supplement – Now don’t ever believe that supplements are a waste of money. However, beware of the supplement scams with bogus claims and misleading titles such as ‘EXTREME WEIGHT-LOSS’, ‘ADVANCED FORMULA’, or ‘GUARANTEED RESULT’. Most of such products are overpriced amino acids pumped with caffeine. However, there are good quality supplements that have shown to help lose weight without spending tons of money.
• Raspberry Ketones – Metabolism booster and increases availability of naturally occurring lipase which is responsible for cutting up stored fat.
• Greens Formula – Fruit and Veg mix in a tub. Delicious and more bio-available than solid fruit and veggies. If you find it difficult to get your daily fruit and veg intake, smash a glass of this a day and feel yourself glow.
• Fish Oil – Brain and Joints. You just feel better using this stuff.
• Multivitamin – Minerals and antioxidants are a must for anybody. I promise you that you are likely deficient in at least one vitamin. Take a multi!
With these proven methods to follow as well as the obvious healthy formula (HIGH Protein, HIGH/MODERATE Fat, LOW Carbohydrate), you will feel and look better all while dropping the excess pounds.