To burn one pound of fat you must burn about 3,500 calories – most diets suggest an intake of about 1,500 per day and so, I think they are suggesting an exercise program of about 5,000 calories. Have you ever, been on the treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical or any machine at the gym that comes close to burning that about in a reasonable time frame. Even the hardest working laborer is pushed to consume at that rate. The 5,000 calorie daily burn is obviously too high, but spread over week manageable, say 500 to 1,000 calories over intake.
At the weekend, I watch infomercials; and there are numerous slots given to exercise guru’s who encourage you to exercise to lose weight, that is their product. They provide you either with a machine, or an exercise routine that is convenient (5, 10, 30 minutes a day). Remember that to lose weight you must burn more than you consume, so at 2,000 intake if you burn 2,500, then you burn (consume) 500 calories of fat (~ 0.2 lbs) and if we do that all week, we have lost our pound.
Watch the infomercials again, they add into the offer a bonus, in order to encourage you to buy, they are trying to persuade you that by adding value you will perceive their product better – it will probably be their bonus diet plan – a 100 page book. They have to, because their original claim is somewhat flawed – you will lose most of the weight through the diet. When the fat is gone, then you can tone it up.
Let’s do the math again, this time we follow the diet 1,500 and we don’t do the exercise, we just do our normal work routine or if we are a desk jockey, we get off out back-sides and walk for 30 minutes, maybe an hour, nothing too strenuous. In my experience, my normal day is around 5,000 steps, my perfect day is over 10,000 steps and my weekend can be as much as 20,000 steps. We probably could lose the same 0.2 pounds per day, by keeping to a 70,000 steps per week regime.
However, if we push the body through exercise, the brain is probably going to recommend we eat more, somehow the body prefers to store fat for when we really need it. Here in the US (and practically everywhere else) food is readily available, so storage is not a problem really. And guess what, most of us would agree to eat more – which is why we are over-weight. So I stopped watching exercise infomercials, controlled my calories somewhat, but I didn’t lose weight or gain weight. I was again wrong, sorry.
Evidence is now available that excessive exercise might cause the a weight loss plateau. Much like consuming alcohol, sugar (including natural fruit sugar) and carbohydrates.
I thought I would be better off swapping out all my food for everything diet, or low-fat, no carbohydrate, quit alcohol, blah, blah, you know what I mean. Or buying pre-prepared weight-loss food products that are delivered to you door. I even tried the protein shake route to losing weight, which is a very common product to sell by network marketing. Okay, sorry I have tried that, or variations of it and it didn’t work. So, at this point I was ready to try something different.
I have told this story before. I met a guy in Vegas; he isn’t a nutritionist or an exercise guru. He was just a normal guy, who cared about his health and people. His living was determined by being a people person. He liked helping people, so they liked him – funny how that works. I was there on business, so was he and we got talking. He told me about his secret and what I learned next has changed my life, you see I had heard some of the messages a thousand times, but never really understood them, totally. I had always gone half way – reminds me of the coke machine story, but that for another time. He told me, how he and some of his closest friends got together and lost weight:
- Detox the body, completely – its sick and inflamed
- Don’t exercise to lose fat, exercise to build and tone muscle
- Get a good nights sleep
- Keep hydrated
- And the last secret, well he asked me not to tell anyone, but it was the key to success and to show you to his secret room
So the day after Christmas (12/26/2015). I went to his secret room online and I started doing exactly what he said. Again, he wasn’t an expert nutritionist, but what he told me made sense. In fact the more that I listened, the more I realized that he has studied this carefully, like an expert. I was then 223 pounds and 33% fat. 30 days later, and I am 199 pounds and close to under 30% fat – so its working. I haven’t exercised, just followed his 10 page document to the letter. I don’t exactly remember the day I crossed from 199 to 200 pounds it was so long ago, but I will remember the day I went back. You can find his secret room(s) by contacting me or clicking the appropriate button below:
Seriously, if you need to to lose 20 to 40 lbs then what have you go to lose, click it!!