3 Exercises to Pair with the Bread for Life Diet

The Bread For Life Diet was created by nutritionist Olga Raz. Raz states that individuals can lose up to 20 pounds in eight weeks on her meal plan, even while consuming generous amounts of bread every day. One reason for this claim is that by eating large amounts of bread, your body will excrete serotonin, which is the neurotransmitter that regulates mood. By feeling better, you should have ample amounts of energy to exercise while on the Bread For Life Diet. Moderate exercise is promoted on the Bread For Life Diet.  Individuals are advised to complete aerobic exercise 45 minutes a day, 5 to 7 days a week. Ideal forms of aerobic exercise include walking, jogging, bike riding and swimming. Because the diet does not outline any strict workout to follow, please see below for recommended exercises on the Bread For Life Diet.

Exercise #1: Aerobic Kickboxing

This exciting and challenging class will increase your strength, flexibility and stamina, all while burning calories. Aerobic kickboxing combines aerobics, boxing and martial arts in a class that may last 45 minutes to one hour. Classes typically begin with a 10-minute warm up, 30-minute section with kicks, knee strikes and punches, and then a 5-minute cool down. Some classes may feature a stretching section at the end. Know that aerobic kickboxing is a high-intensity, high-impact exercise. You may want to begin with a standard aerobics class and advance into aerobic kickboxing if you are unsure about your fitness level.

Exercise #2: Spinning

In spin class, you will challenge your body by doing sprints and hills. These classes are great for individuals of all fitness levels and it only requires workout clothes, tennis shoes, a water bottle and a towel. This is an excellent interval style workout that will blast fat. Classes range from 45 to 90 minutes. Typically, when you enter the class, you will find a room filled with spin class bikes. Ask the instructor to fit you properly to the bike. Bikes often have clip in pedals or cages for your sneakers. You can expect a warm-up, tempo sprints, climbs and then a cool down. When in spin class, you control the level of the workout by the resistance dial on your bike.

Exercise #3: Aerobic Walking

Aerobic walking is an exercise that can be preformed nearly anywhere and reaps tons of health benefits. This low-impact exercise will help you improve your overall aerobic fitness level, increase lung power and burn calories. A good length of time to aim for during an aerobic walk is 50 minutes. You should begin with 5 minutes of basic stretching, 5 to 10 minute warm-up, where you gradually increase your pace, then 30 to 50 minutes at a brisk pace. You may want to wear a heart rate monitor. During this phase, you will want to have your heart beating at 70% to 80% of your maximum heart rate. Cool down at a slow pace for 5 to 10 minutes and then gently stretch for 5 minutes.

 

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