Hi guys, so it's late night and I've just been throwing around some things in the forums that I've picked up over the years. I figured that I would just make a forum and post things that I've known or learned throughout my short life that could be helpful to you ^^
Now I'm overweight. And the thing is, I know exactly how to lose it, I just lack motivation or I'm affected by other factors. (Half of you are like STORYOFMYLIFE). By the way overweight = 170 @ 5'4''. 30 lbs over BMI I believe.
So I'm hoping that sharing my knowledge with you guys will get me more motivated. If not, then I can at least say I tried right?
Anyway here are some things I've come to know, some are obvious, others, might just be new for you. I'll try and organize this later... maybe.
Water: Don't drink too much, but regularly keeping your body hydrated will help flush out your body and help prevent other problems such as diarrhea and constipation.
To help flushing out your system, try tea, hot or cold, it doesn't matter.
For you chocolate lovers
If you are pretty intense in your workout, then chocolate milk
is the best recovery drink. Low to none fat though. It's suppose to replace the energy your muscles lost during your workout (carbs and protein), and of course it hydrates you along with providing some calcium and I believe sometimes pottasium if fortified. I only suggest for the more rigorous exercise jocks due to the carbohydrate count.
is actually healthy chocolate. So go ahead and add it as something to snack on. It helps your heart by lowering you blood pressure and it fights disease. It's also a source of fiber. (Fiber is important!)
End chocolate info
A reason why you could be gaining weight is that you don't have a regular schedule. IT is the reason I've gained so much weight so I put some emphasis on this matter. I know half the people on her are in college and they call it the freshmen 15 for a reason.
- In college, you probably take up a part time job, and your might not have classes everyday, and even if you do, they don't all start
at the same time. This means you don't have a sleep schedule. You probably sleep late on some nights and earlier on others, or if you sleep late all nights you don't get as much sleep as you do others.
- This causes your body to not function well because it has to constantly adjust to you. This results in you gaining weight because it works in tandem with your eating schedule, you probably don't eat at the same time everyday and you don't eat well. This causes you to gain weight. ( and a lot of it if not addressed )
That said, simple things like sleeping at the same time and getting up at the same time help maintain weight or lose it if you are doing other things like working out and incorporating healthier foods into your diet. It will also increase your mood and getting up early means you'll be able to get more done, remember time waits for no one.
You should be eating every 2-3 hours, nothing big or extravagant, but you should be eating something. Don't eat once
a day. It's the worst thing you can do! Don't think you're helping yourself because you're NOT. I call this method the sumo diet, if you're trying to gain weight try it. (Actually don't it's not healthy o.o) But if you're losing weight, you're only resulting in your body slowing down its metabolism and storing every little bit it can because it thinks your starving.
The best workouts are body workouts! Not weights. Body workouts are things you do without weights, this includes lunges, squats, push ups, calystenics, star jumps, planks etc. Try Planks instead of crunches, I swear you feel it more xD
- A body workout is the best work out because you are only relying on your own weight and gravity to do the work. You shouldn't need more weight than that.
- If you're looking to build muscle I believe this should still work, like those high intense workouts, but you know I guess you couldn't get really muscular without benching or the like o.O I'm not an expert or anything. But I know lifting weights like is not good for you body in the long run.
Running is one of the worst things you can do (who cares you all do it anyway) but it is. A person shouldn't run for more than 100 ft (Animals like cheetahs and the like usually give up on prey after running this distance if they realize they cannot catch up) It's really bad for you in the long run because of the constant strain. If you want cardio, you should try speed exercises instead, or swimming! (or dancing
That being said ,swimming burns more calories than running (if you do the equivalent amount of distance)
Try listening to your favorite music. Or listen to music that gets you going, maybe the lyrics are inspirational. When I run I listen to fast techno like DJ Sharpnel because the beat just gets me going and makes me want to move faster. But whatever it is dance to it, rock out, sing and bounce off the walls in your room, moving in any form (thrusting your hands out spinning in circles, etc etc) I mean honestly it's really intense if you keep at it, your heart will beat fast in no time.
Want to flush out your system? Try colon cleansing. It gets rid of the fecal matter in your large intestine. (makes you poop) You know those food babies after you eat, I bet it's because you have so much crap (pun intended) in your colon, go to your local health store and buy some psyllium husks in the powder form and some slippery elm bark. If you want the more natural way, make sure they're both powders and mix them in your drink (1.5 tbls of each) mix a little bit of whatever your drinking at a time, this is suppose to get to the consistency of apple sauce of but thins out by the time you get to the top of the glass. (8 oz) (It's kind of like drinking orange juice with a lot of pulp) Drink this maybe 2 to 3 times a day, preferably before meals. It'll totally flush out your system I promise. Oh and it'll be bland for the most part except for the slippery elm back, but just drink it with juice and you won't notice. I've also tried it with chocolate milk. If you don't want to do it the drink way you can just buy the pills or whatever colon cleansing pill they have and go that way.
If you're taking supplements or daily vitamins, know this, the printed mg or amount of how much is in that pill is misleading, there isn't actually that much, it's less. I can't tell you how less but I remember doing a lab for this in chem.