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smyrah
08-04-2008, 04:46 PM
Drink water
Train low intencity before breakfast
After youíve eaten do high intencity cardio
Avoid refined sugar
Avoid complex carbs
Donít eat within two hours of dinner
Train with weights
Do some light cardio after dinner
Eat fruit
Eat vegetables
Increase protein foods like meat, fish, eggs, etc.
Take a multivitamin
Take a cod liver oil supplement
Run hills and climb stairs
Increase your intensity each workout
Eat leafy green vegetables
Keep active inbetween workout sessions
Swap your work chair for a fitness ball
Keep fitness equipment like dumb bells, etc. in every room of the house
Find someone to train with in the mornings
Find someone who is better than you at fitness to train with
Make fruit a whole meal instead of a snack
Replace television with active past times like walking, etc.
Join a sport team or a fitness class
Experiment with martial arts and tai chi and yoga
If you are doing weight training and cardio, do the weight training first
Choose cardio exercises that work the whole body, not just the legs
Try not to mix fats and carbs in the same meal (ie cheese and pasta)
Avoid coffee as it leads to bad diet habits
Drink green tea for its health and antioxidant properties
Drink more water
Drink even more water
Make committments to train with different people at different times in the week to keep active
Take the stairs instead of the lift no matter how you are feeling
Park your car further away from your destination or get off the bus early
Make a big pot of vegetable soup on the weekend and eat it for snacks during the week
Pre-cook as many meals as you can and keep them handy at work or at home for Ďjunk snackí times
Keep your Ďcheat daysí healthy by choosing resteraunts that have healthy foods like salads, meats and fish
Eat chilli - the burning sensation is your metabolism speeding up
Eat more often but not more
Eat six meals a day with a two hour spacing inbetween
Use a small bowl or plate to create the illusion of eating a lot
Replace chicken with lean red meat
Find someone you donít like to do cardio or sport with as you will try harder to win and be more competitive
Experiment with mixing weight training and cardio together with circuits
Read as many weight loss books as you can
Avoid alcohol and late nights as it DOES impact on fat loss training and progress
Donít hang around Ďjunk food friendsí at times you know you will cheat
Go to the shops on a full stomach
Drink a glass of water before every meal
Avoid diuretic fat loss gimmicks as the weight loss will only be water
Keep a record of the foods you eat during the day
Measure your calories for everything you eat for one whole week (youíll be surprised)
Start developing habits that foster weight loss like eating at the right time and not using food as an emotional crutch
Add more resistance to your workouts by increasing the weight, leverage or anything else you can to make it more difficult
Let your work mates and your family know you are trying to lose weight - they will support you
Turn dreams into goals by writing them down and regularly reading them
Read and research into everything you put into your mouth - calories and unhealthy substances can be squeezed into many places
Make short term goals and long term goals achievable and measure your progress regularly
Take days off - its ok to relax occasionally
Donít worry too much about progress - enjoy the fitness
Train outdoors - sun and air are good for you
Watch shows like The Biggest Loser for inspiration
Read about the health problems associated with being over weight and get determined
Drink more water
Hire a personal trainer if you find it really hard to get motivated
If you are lazy at home join a gym
Do cardio with up-beat music
Donít get sidetracked by gossiping to the hot guy/girl at the next treadmill
Buy a nice pair of shorts or t-shirt that you want to (realistically) be able to fit in by summer
Donít be self concious at the gym - no one cares
Milk is good for you - donít cut it out on account of losing weight
Just do it - stop making excuses
Use big compound weight training exercises like the squat, bench press, chin up, dip, military press and deadlift instead of isolation exercises
Avoid fancy gym machines and just use free weights
If your really bored with free weights, try gym machines for variety
Try and relate your weight loss goals to helping people - it helps
When you are struggling to take another step on your jog pick an item in the distance and aim for it
Read inspiration stories about sports champions
Attend sport matches like football, athletics and bodybuilding contests
Instead of weighing yourself use a tape measure
Use maths in weight loss - ie one bowl of iced cream cut out of your diet each night = 10 mins less on the treadmill tomorrow
Eat less man made food
Opt for organic foods and unprocessed things
Learn that you cannot íspot reduceí - fat comes off from the whole body not just one section
Muscle and fat do not co-exist well so build some muscle
Take spas, massages, etc. to help muscles recover faster - thus being able to train more
Never train through injuries or when muscles are still sore
High intensity training is harder and better - donít believe hype about low intensity cardio burning more fat - high intensity keeps your heart rate up long after you leave the track
Stretch muscles that are sore and stretch before, during and after training
See a doctor before doing hard weight loss stuff
3500 calories = one pound of fat - diet is more important that hours on the treadmill
Skipping meals wonít burn fat - keep your metabolism burning by eating more often
Hot water will burn calories as well as being a Chinese medicine. Cold water will do the same
Replace a smaller meal with a protein shake - liquid food is better for you
Donít wastre your money on pills or quick fixes - change your habits
Never sacrifice your health to lose a bit of fat
Be creative with cardio - running and biking isnít the only way
Never train for more than one hour at a time
If you lose motivation, re-check your goals and ambitions and make them firm
Drink more water!



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Spoz
08-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Totally agree with martial arts. Just started tai chi and I LOVE it!