Sabtu, 09 April 2011

Yoga won't make you slimmer

No matter how hard you try, none of the new-age methods will help you loose the pounds piled up on your hips and bottom.
This is because yoga, pilates and all other yoga-like exercises are aimed at achieving good body posture and alignment while increasing flexibility and ease of movement. You may want to believe pilates is all Madonna needs, but trust us, she puts in a lot of running, fat free yoghurts with nothing but green salad and a lot of water.
Yoga can be great for your soul, and to keep your muscles flexible, but in order to loose weight you'll have to do more than that. One of the sanest advices a girl dieting can get is:
exercise 20 minutes a day and eat less. The pounds will melt right off.
You see, a pound of fat represents approximately 3500 calories of stored energy. In order to lose a pound of fat, you have to use 3500 more calories than you consume. This can be achieved by eating only 500 calories (FYI that's one Big Mac) a day less then needed and going to work by foot, playing tennis or joining a gym.

For this you first have to calculate how much you eat at first place, so browse to Calorie Counter where you can find all nutrition values you want. Even if you like to pig out, be true to yourself and calculate correctly.

Don't scare your body and soul by taking away too much food. Take off only 500 calories at first, see how you're doing and take off some more in a week or two. Your goal should be 2000 – 2500 calories once you reach near your wanted weight. That much energy your body needs to sleep, breathe, work and play.

Second, the hardest part, you do need to exercise. If you exercise in manner to spend additional 500 calories, you can loose up to 3 pound a week. How much exercise does that mean? Browse to Activity Calorie Calculator and find out. The great news here is that the more you weigh, the more calories you spend exercising. And once you get in the habit of exercising, and your muscles start moulding, they'll burn more fat. So, you see, you can't loose anything except fat by exercising!

On this diet you are bound to loose at least one pound a week (if you exercise only sparsely), which is a healthy weight loss plan. If you want to accelerate pound loosing, exercise more. No one promised it to be easy, but this way the pounds you once loose are not bound to come back, which is the result of many popular yo-yo diets, such as Atkins, South beach and similar.


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