Saturday, December 28, 2013

Take the Bull...New Years Resolutions...NOT TOO LATE!!!

We have all had our good and bad years. 2013 feels like it has been a bad one for me. I am a college student that is in a computer program. I don't always get out of the house to work out and work on my weight loss. I was playing Ultimate Frisbee and I got dumped on my head when I jumped for a pass. My shoulder and neck have been relatively disabled for about a week. Before I got hurt I was doing 100 push-ups a day in one sitting and I was doing 100 kettlebell swings. 2013 has just been yucky. I am proposing that we put all of these bad things that have happened in 2013 behind us, and that we take the bull by the horns! Let's do this!

1. Make New Years Resolutions that are Attainable
Make New Years resolutions that are attainable. The worst thing that we do when we make New Years resolutions is making resolutions that are not attainable. Make small goals and resolutions. We call these micro-resolutions. Make a bunch of micro-resolutions that are attainable and you will see more of your goals being met and accomplished.

2. Stop Making Excuses
We are going to stop making excuses in 2014. Successful people do not make excuses, successful people get past the excuses and get results. Make results, not excuses!

3. Tomorrow is NOT the best day to start a diet!
This tip coincides with the second one. Tomorrow is not the best day to start a diet. If we keep thinking that tomorrow is the best day to start a diet, we will never start our diet! Choose to start your diet and trudge through and make the best of it. Yeah, diets stink! I know that you want to eat your favorite foods and splurge, but we can't do this with our New Years Resolutions.

4. Start Off Slow
If you are someone that can't stop doing something cold turkey and begin something immediately, then you can start slow and work your way up. Most people have to start off slow. If we start off slow, then it will give us room to grow and expand. I am someone that can quit cold turkey and am someone that is all or nothing. If I start something, I START something! I encourage you to go hard or go home!

5. Take the Bull By the Horns!
Stop running from the bull that is staring you in your face. The bull may be chocolate, your workout machine, or any other crutch. Choose a crutch (something that gives you pleasure that you rely on and can't live without) and give it up for six months. By then you should be in full weight loss gear and you will not miss it much. By taking that bull by the horns you inspire and empower yourself to follow through with your weight loss. Take it from someone that knows!

I encourage you to take pictures of what you look like before the New Years resolutions and have a picture of a famous actor and actress that is your goal of what you want to look at! Shoot for those small goals and grab 2014 by the horns! I inspire you...conquer your weight loss and obesity TODAY!

~Obesity Overload


Friday, November 15, 2013

Supplements: The Pitfalls to Working Out?

Hello, and welcome all of my faithful readers! We talked a little bit about protein shakes in a blog post last year and mentioned once over the past blog posts about how protein shakes are the only supplements I take when I work out. I want to clarify a little bit about protein shakes and some other supplements. There are a lot of different articles about protein shakes and supplements and if they are good for you. I want to give you guys an accurate glimpse into a few of the most popular supplements on the market right now. Are supplements the pitfalls to working out?

1. Protein and Protein Shakes
There has been a lot of heated debate around the topic of protein and protein shakes. Is added protein to your diet good for your body, your weight loss, and your overall diet? I would say that protein shakes are an added supplement for those people that are serious about putting on some mass muscle in a short amount of time. I added a good ten pounds of muscle in a span of two weeks just by adding a protein shake to my diet 3-5 times a week. It is for ADVANCED bodybuilders or for people that know what they are doing. Let's focus for now on how to get rid of the fat, not how to build the muscle. Besides the obvious chance of overdosing from eating or drinking to many protein shakes, the only side effect for those people that take it in moderation is the chance of laxatives and gas.

2. Creatine or Creatine Kinase
Creatine or Creatine Kinase is a powder that you can mix into drinks that will boost muscle growth in a very short amount of time. Creatine is NOT a steroid! It is found in red meats and fish in minute levels. Creatine reduces fatigue. It is a myth that Creatine is a steroid. Creatine allows you to do more reps and more sets which provides you with more lean muscle mass in the months following your beginning to take the supplement. The side effects of Creatine are the same as protein or protein shakes. It CAN in rare cases cause stomach or gastrointestinal issues. The huge problem that bodybuilders and athletes have with Creatine is that it puts H2O into your muscles which allows your muscles to look bigger naturally. That water weight can be and is heavy. Due to having that water in your skin and muscles it makes you look softer instead of more solid. Creatine can be used, but is NOT in any case needed right now in your weight loss journey.

3. Nitric Oxide
Nitric oxide is a newer bodybuilding supplement that has recently been released by supplement companies. Nitric Oxide is a natural gas that allows the body to communicate in between cells. It releases more adrenaline and more hormones. NO allows more blood through the veins and to muscles. The fatigue of the muscles doesn't exist for long because the increased blood flow allows your muscles to heal. The hormones and adrenaline that is released helps you to go longer and harder. If you have high or low blood pressure you should consult your doctor before taking Nitric Oxide.

As with all of these supplements, there is always a chance of overdosing. We are not responsible for your supplemental intake, overdose, how you take it, or death. You should consult your doctor before taking any supplements. Supplements can be good, but you should know how much to take and how often to take it. In the long run, supplements are pitfalls to your working out at this point in time. When you are trying to lose weight, muscle is going to do you no good. You can build a little bit of muscle to help you burn more calories, but you will end up looking fatter because you are growing the muscle under the layer of fat. Stay on the path of just burning the fat off.

Happy weight loss!

~Obesity Overload

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Explosive Afterburn Workout

Hey guys. So this morning I figured that I would share another video with you guys on another workout to inspire you guys. I hope that you guys adopt these videos and use them. Mike Chang is a Personal Trainer that has laid out his wisdom and knowledge about losing weight in many many videos. The first video describes what the "Afterburn Effect" is. It is really in depth and I will let him explain it to you. :-)

The second video is the main one that I want you guys to focus on. It is a workout that requires no equipment and you can do it at home. The best part is that Mike Chang will do it with you. He uses the concept of the Afterburn Effect to burn fat and help you lose weight.

I have used many of the videos that he has made. I would like to bring up that he has offered an apology that says that he has cheated and he wanted to apologize to those people that support him. He has come clean and I still would say that his videos are still applicable. I agree with using supplements if they help you build muscle. I agree with using protein powder or drinking protein shakes. Stick to that supplement only if you must consume one. I have lost a lot of weight and have gained considerable muscle through it all. I urge you to give him a second chance and watch these great videos!

"From the home gym, the underground training facilities, and the octagon,"
~Obesity Overload

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

1 Video that Will Boost Your Weight Loss During the Holidays!

Welcome fellow readers to my humble home gym that is my abode! I was just thinking that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years is coming and we all need help. I have been working out hard and have been losing weight, but I really found a gem in this video. My stomach is getting smaller and smaller and there is more and more muscle. The weather is nice outside the home gym and it is fun to get out and run or do something outside. Now is the time to build that beach body. Then when summer comes you will be ready for volleyball on the beach!

Mike Chang from Six Pack Shortcuts is a genius and is somebody that has really given people on a smaller budget something to work with. I have always been someone that has had a bit of trouble with dedicating money to my own weight loss. Mike Chang has done a video that shows that repeating four exercises over and over can accomplish a lot of weight loss. He really knows what he is doing. Without further torture and ado, here is the one video that will boost your weight loss during the holidays!

Mike Chang is the brains behind Six Pack Shortcuts. There is another YouTube workout prodigy that has shared his wisdom with calisthenics with the world. Fortress is a guy that uses nothing but a pull-up bar to get ripped. Here is an extra video that he uses to introduce people to the muscle building world. Technology from my home gym has shown me that just about anyone can lose weight if they can put their mind and body to it. Check out this EXTRA video to help you guys during the holidays!

I wish you guys the best as you guys prepare for your holidays and you plan on how to lose weight during the holidays. Worry no more! Put these videos into practice and enjoy!

"From the home gym, the underground training facilities, and the octagon,"
~Obesity Overload  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Job Edition: Labor Jobs

We have all been in a position of having to do manual labor before, right? If you haven't then you, fortunately, have started ahead of most of the world. For those of us that are plopped down in our labor, retail filled, stand on your feet for 8-12 hours a day kind of jobs, this is for you guys! It is hard enough to diet let alone diet during odd hours or dieting during a job where you are exhausted after working. Well, we are going to look at what you can do to combat the labor bug.

1. Stop Splurging
The first point is to stop splurging as if food is leaving the planet! I have been in retail many a job and one thing I can say is that I was dang hungry when it came to eating after my shift. It was as if I ate everything in sight. Eat a moderate size meal and walk away from your kitchen.

2. Eat a Salad
Eating a salad will ensure that you consume less calories than you burned off in the day running around all the time. Salads are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that is essential for your diet and weight loss.

3. Work Hard
This one might be one of those, "Duh" moments, but there are people that just don't work hard at their jobs or just refuse to. Work hard and burn those calories. You will be glad you did.

4. Protein Shake
Protein shakes are not exclusively for bodybuilders or weightlifters. They are for anyone that has bad muscle aches. Protein are the strands that your muscles are composed of. Adding a protein shake to your diet every other day will ensure that you body bounces back quicker and is more resilient.

5. Sleep
Sleep is the single most essential thing to any diet. Instead of watching TV until all hours of the evening, and then waking up early in the morning and feeling like you got run over by a semi, go to bed early. Get adequate rest.

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post! Please share with your friends and family. Have a great day guys!

~Obesity Overload

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Workout Videos...Weight Loss Solution?

Have any of you guys seen Shawn T's Insanity Workout or Georges St. Pierre's Rushfit or The Biggest Loser's workout DVD's? They are all great, but are they actually giving enough results to be worth it? I have found an alternative to all of these and it is FREE! While these DVD's may give you really good results, they may not be worth the hundreds of dollars it costs to get going on your weight loss. Below is the best solution I have found as an alternative weight loss solution.

Mike Chang's Six Pack Shortcuts videos have become a very viable resource to be during my weight loss. You can chose a different workout for each day of the week and he has a perfect concept of fat burning weight loss. A lot of the DVD video series' hosts don't go through much of the workout with you. Mike Chang goes through each and every workout with you as he teaches you.

1. Afterburn Effect
The Afterburn Effect takes the efficiency of your body and oxygen to make for a seriously awesome combination. Take a look at the video below to get inside the Afterburn Effect that is the embodiment of Mike Chang's Six Pack Shortcuts.

2. Fat Loss Foods
Mike Chang has a video below on fat loss foods that will help you get going on your diet. If you guys have a good diet then check out #3!

3. A Plethora of Weight Loss and Workout Videos
There are literally hundreds of videos that you can choose from. Whether you need a workout that takes a few minutes, a bodybuilding workout, or an MMA workout. Mike Chang has all the videos you need to succeed. Check out the link below to go to his Youtube channel that has all of the videos you will need to lose weight. This is for FREE and will be a great addition to your life! Get started today!

Mike Chang's Six Pack Shortcuts 

This program is one weight loss solution that I have tried and has worked for me. These workouts are workouts that can be customized. Check it out and happy weight loss!

~Obesity Overload

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Cookies...Tasty or Fatty?

Cookies are tasty trinkets laced with sugary delightful goodness. Cookies are savory, melt in your mouth, tidbits of sunshine that make your mouth and tongue want to dance. Some of you may have heard of the "Cookie Diet" and may have even tried it. While there were results, cookies that lack nutrition are not the answer. Let's take a look at how cookies are tasty and fatty.

1. Sugar
Sugar is the main ingredient in cookies. Sugar disables your immune system and is the leading cause of fat and obesity. Too much sugar is not good for your body.

2. Fat
Butter and oils are combined in cookies to make them taste good and go down smoothly. Buttery fat includes salt and raises cholesterol. Butter contains fats and margarine contains trans fats. Either way we are doomed if we eat cookies.

Are there really any benefits to cookies? Besides splurging and having something that tastes good, there really aren't any good benefits to cookies.

3. Cancer and Disease
Cookies can cause cancer and disease. Why is this you say? When you become obese you open yourself up to cancer and disease.

4. High Fructose Corn Syrup
High fructose corn syrup has quite an impact on blood pressure levels. The blood pressure skyrockets when we consume sweeteners. HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) is an alternative to sugar and is used in unison with sugar to make snacks addictive and tasty.

We can see that cookies are tasty and fatty and are detrimental to society. Are we eating ourselves into oblivion? Cookies come in all shapes, sizes, and different levels of sugar content. Cookies are fatty and sugary and are bad for weight loss. You diet will suffer terribly by eating cookies. We have all eaten cookies. We don't eat them by the serving size, which seems to be two or three, we eat them by the sleeve full. Check out the video below to see what Brian Regan says about cookies! Can you relate?

~Obesity Overload

Job Edition: Teachers and Professors

I was running one day thinking of what I wanted to give you guys next. Then it hit me! I thought that I would give you guys weight loss tips for each lazy job in the world. I mean, with all of the tasks you have to do at the office or at school, you really don't have time to work out and lose weight. Our Job Edition posts will chose a job and then give you the tips for weight loss. we go!

Our first Job Edition features a job that is very tedious where you sit and deal with a bunch of punk kids or adults that act like kids. This is our Teachers and Professors Edition. I have been in the same place because I'm a computer major in college. While I am on the other side of things, it is very similar to what the teachers and professors have to deal with, just at a less extreme level. Here are some tips to get you off the ground.

1. Stick to Fruits and Vegetables
Sticking to fruits and vegetables will ensure that you get the vitamins and minerals that you need while being a lower intake of fat. This will allow you to burn more fat than you take in.

2. Go for a Walk
Go for a walk during your lunch break. When you get a break or a lunch break, go for a walk and burn some calories off. We all know that even though it does burn small amounts of calories, it still adds up and can be beneficial.

3. Graze
I don't know if you have heard of grazing before. No, not the kind that cows do, although it can be similar. Grazing just means eating small amounts of food, a nibble here a nibble there, throughout your day to help space the calories out. Your students won't mind you grazing on a carrot stick or two.

4. Go to Bed Early
Going to bed early will ensure that your body is working efficiently and that you will be able to burn the calories. You may have to stay up late on some nights grading papers, but try to go to bed early.

Now that you have these tips, share them with your faculty members to help them lose weight as well! We all need a push to get going. You have your's! Now, go get 'em!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Introduction: Obesity Overload

Hey guys! So I wanted to reintroduce Obesity Overload to the world. Obesity Overload is a weight loss and diet blog that is geared for any and everyone in the world! That is the beauty of this blog. Nationality does not matter!

The tips and advice are practical bits and pieces from my experience as someone that is well versed in the weight loss and diet realm. I think that if you want to fight obesity and better yourself then you should check out our blog. Pass it on to your family and friends!

Obesity Overload is here for you!

Three Quick Weight Loss Tips

We all find ourselves in the drudge of life. Its hard trying to accomplish our goals. here are 3 quick weight loss tips for you guys.

1. Aim For Lower Carbs
Carbs are what your body uses for energy. the bad part is that if you don't use them, then they store as fat. aim for lower carbs.

2. Cut Calories
In order to lose weight you have to cut calories. Cut 500 calories a day and workout more and you are on your way.

3. Moderation
We have often talked about moderation. Its a simple concept. Eat in moderation and don't overeat. Remain calm and stop when comfortably full.

Take and apply these tips to your own life. Don't let the TV or your electronics keep you from reaching your goals.

-Obesity Overload

Friday, October 11, 2013

Holidays, Living Hell for Diets

The holidays are nearing very quickly and we need to go through the important information. Let's just admit it right now. Holidays are living hell for diets and weight loss. Are they not? I mean, we are downing the turkey, gravy, rolls, and butter as if earth is running out of it without regards to our diet! Are there ways around it? Yes! We are going to talk about how to get around gaining weight during the holidays. Let's go.

1. Cut Out the Excess Butter
I know that butter is one of those things that makes food taste indelibly terrific. There is a problem that smacks itself right into your face. Eating butter is like pasting fat onto your body. That is what you are doing to your body. Cut down a little bit on the butter. Do your rolls need half a stick of butter on them?

2. Keep the Sweets to a Low Roar
You have heard the expression, "I am going to keep it to a low roar" before. It is a simple concept. This expression can be put another way. "Everything in moderation," is another one. Eat your sweets in moderation. Eat ONE serving and then be done.

3. Eat Slow
We have often heard that it takes food 20 minutes for food to, "Hit bottom." If this is indeed true, then eat slow. Chew your food past when your normally do. Put smaller amounts of food onto your fork.

4. Use Smaller Plates
Did you know that the average plate in Europe and in the east is 30% smaller than our's in America? I wonder why they are skinnier than we are. Interesting, isn't it? I urge you to use smaller plates during Thanksgiving and Christmas. It will cause you to see exactly how much food you are eating. You will see that you are going to eat a large amount of food and that you should stop. 

I hope that you guys have a great week! Keep it up on your diets and weight loss! 

~Obesity Overload

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Be Lean, Be Healthy?

I thought that you said that eating fat doesn't make you fat. It really doesn't make you fat. It does contribute, sure, but it is not the main reason that we gain weight from fat. Leaner meats, such as fish, lean beef, turkey, and chicken are all great sources of protein that is used for building muscle. If leaner meats are that beneficial why do I still eat fatty pork or fatty beef? I have been asking this same question for years. America seems to gravitate to the beef and the pork. The holidays are an exception because the majority of Americans eat turkey instead of ham or chicken. Let's look at the benefits of eating leaner meats.

1. Metabolism Boosting B Vitamins
Leaner meats are packed with more metabolism boosting B vitamins. These vitamins get your stomach going and your food passes through your body quicker, making it prime for burning the fat instead of storing it.

2. Zinc...Immunity?
Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in leaner meats. Zinc helps your immune system to stay healthy and strong. This in turn allows you to push toward your weight loss goals even harder.

3. Heart Healthy?
Are you saying that leaner meats is more heart healthy? Yes, I am! Leaner meats contain less fat that can get clogged in your heart valves. The fat that we eat converts and some of it goes to our hearts. This is one major cause for heart attacks.

4. Lower Carbs
Lean meats are lower in carbs than most other meats. Why is that? It is due to the fact that they contain less fat and more good and wholesome contents. The fat is what causes cholesterol and is a great and devious resource of carbs.

Now that we have looked at the benefits of lean meats, go out and eat a chicken salad. Incorporate at least one meal of lean meat into your diet for a greater weight loss gain. You will than me now rather than later!

Why Do We Gain Weight Even Though We Work Hard?

Why do we gain weight despite our efforts? I sometimes feel like I tread water when my weight loss slows down. Have you ever been in this place? A lot of people have. You may not know where to start. Even when we feel like we are getting no where, we need to realize what we are doing wrong and get back to what is going to help us lose weight.

1. Back to Basics
When you don't know where you start go back to the basics. Go to the weight loss formula.
Eat Less Calories + Burn More Calories than You Take In = FAT AND WEIGHT LOSS!!!

2. Plateau
The plateau is a point in time when you haven't lost weight for a good amount of time. We all come to that time. Get back to why you are trying to lose weight and keep doing the right things. In accordance with this tip, stay fundamental and focus on what you are doing.

3. Cut Out the Sugary Drinks
Sugar adds extra fat to your diet. Cut them out to get even more from your weight loss. We don't realize the simple fact that sugar causes us to gain weight. Eating fat doesn't make us fat, eating and drinking sugar does.

4. Beer is Fattening
If you consume beer and alcohol on a regular basis you could be adding a beer belly on top of the abs that you could be gaining. This is another big reason we gain weight even though we work hard.

Implement and observe these tips in your life to get past the hard times. Obesity is plaguing our society in America. Take your stand against obesity. Don't let your efforts be lost. If worse comes to worse, start over in your weight loss, make new goals, and get started again!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Obesity Overload RELOADED!

Obesity Overload has been a great blog that a lot of you have benefited from. I was needing to ask that you guys share it as much as possible. We need a LOT of shares. If you guys want the blog to blow up and me keep writing it, then I need you guys to be wonderful people and pick one blog post and share it. I really want to reload it and have what would be a second season. This may be asking too much, but I think that if we can get this thing to go VIRAL that we can really enjoy the benefits of this blog for years to come. This is for all of you that have heard of this blog, have benefited from it, and those people that are readers of those big blogs. I really need this guys, thanks!

Now, getting back down to business. I want to talk about fats and what incorporates in the body to compose the fat that jiggles on our bellies, butts, and hips. I know what a lot of you guys are thinking, "Here we go again. I have heard this before." This will be unlike anything you have heard. Fat is a substance that can be confused for muscle when working out.

1. FAT...What is it?
Fat is a jello-like substance that stores in fat cells that coexist from earlier on in life. It is stored for those days when your body thinks that it will be starving. It begins burning that fat when it has enough energy to run the body, which, in turn burns the fat. Fat can also be formed in women's and some men's bodies as cellulite. Cellulite is formed on the abdomen area and the leg and butt area. It looks similar to cottage cheese.

2. How is Fat Formed?
Fat is not formed by eating fat!!! This is a ginormous myth that a lot of people get wrong. Fat is formed by eating sugar. Yes, that soda and those Snicker bars are making you fat! Sugar is converted to glucose (sugar or fat in the blood), and that glucose then is converted to fat that is stored in your fat cells. (On your abdomen, butt, and thighs.) Drinking sugary drinks can decay your teeth, deplete your bones of calcium, and put fat on like it's going out of style.

3. Protein Shakes 
Protein shakes are fatty and add a lot of fat because of the sugar content that is in it. You may be putting on more fat than muscle. It is a fact that you may want to look at the label. If it has more than 5 grams of fat per serving, then it is too much.

4. How do I get rid of fat?
You and I can get rid of fat by doing cardio workouts, aerobics, medicine ball workout, bodybuilding, weightlifting, and running. If you want to jog, you can burn enough calories to begin burning fat. Get outside and spend at least 45 minutes a day to burn enough calories to burn enough fat.

Now that we have looked at fat and what it is, you can be better equipped to fight it! Combat obesity with this customized program!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

4 Ways to Beat Child Obesity

There are millions of children that are overweight and obese in America today. They cry out with helpless voices for the help of the adults in America. They scream as they are picked last for sports at school and as a result they are depressed. Today in America, children are bombarded with candy, soda, and lots of other forms of sugar that are making them irritable to disease and heart attack later on. Could this be the reason why so many Americans are dying earlier and are getting sick? Sugar disables you immune system. According to the Center for Disease Control in July 2013 ( 70% of all obese children ages 5-17 years old has one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Let's take a stand to stop the madness! Here are a few quick ways to beat childhood obesity.

1. Monitor Your Children's Food Intake
The #1 way to beating child obesity is to monitor your children's food intake. If you want to stop them from eating candy or sweets, then stop them from eating it! Ground your child if they take advantage of you. You have to be hard on them or else they will have disease issues later on.

2. Keep Them Active
Keep your child active! The #2 way to beat childhood obesity is to keep them active. Each child should be getting 60+ minutes a day of activity outside. Get them interested in a team sport and keep them going at all times. It will lead to them going to sleep earlier because they won't be able to keep up.

3. Stop Spoiling Them!
This #3 way to beat childhood obesity goes hand-in-hand with our #1 way. Stop taking your child to McDonalds to get soda or ice cream. If you care enough for your child, then stop giving them cookies, cake, soda, and sugar.

4. Practice What You Preach
The final way to beat childhood obesity is to practice what you preach. When your child sees you splurging on your favorite food or drink and you tell them to stop eating and drinking their favorite things, then it will send a bad message. Instead, change your family's eating habits so that all of you can beat obesity and you will find that your child will cooperate better with your wishes when it applies to you as well.

Put these 4 ways to beat childhood obesity into practice and watch your child's weight drop. You will be amazed at what results you can get, just by following these 4 ways. Share these with your friends! Subscribe to our blog to get more tips, ways, tricks, and advice on how to beat obesity!

~Obesity Overload

Do Men Really Burn Fat Quicker than Women?

We have had a constant debate of trying to prove which sex burns more calories and fat quicker.
Where do you stand on the subject?
Do you think that women burn it quicker?
Let's look at a couple factors to see if we can prove once and for all which sex burns fat the quickest.

1. Testosterone
Testosterone is a chemical that aids in maximum body performance in men and women. Women have a minute percentage of testosterone in their body. Estrogen is the chemical that is found in women that allows for max performance. Testosterone has been proven to help the body grow quicker and stronger. Men have gobs of testosterone in their body when doing bodybuilding or working out. Men in turn build greater muscle mass and burn more fat in a shorter amount of time.

2. Body Fat Percentages
It is a fact that women are more overweight and have a greater percentage of body fat. Women have a greater deficit to overcome than men do. There are many factors that contribute to women having a greater body fat percentage. Whether this coincides with burning fat is unseen. Women tend to splurge more often than men do. I am not trying to sound prejudice at all. The fact is that women can not eat the same things as men can and expect not to gain large amounts of unhealthy weight.

3. Different Bodies
Another factor that you have to consider is that men and women have different bodies. Men have bodies that are built to build muscle, work, and go hard. Women have more delicate bodies that are built to bear children and do lighter work. I am not saying that all men and women are like these stereotypical examples, but, for the most part many people fit into these two examples. Men have the extreme advantage for burning more fat quicker than women as far as body types go.

I think that we can conclude that men really do burn fat quicker than women do. These are the hard facts that we are faced with every day. There are things that women can do to combat their larger fat deficits. If you want some tips then go to the blot post that is located below to get some tips.

Tips for Stay-at-home Moms

Hang with us as we go on this journey together!
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"~<,.Obesity Overload.,>~"

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dried Fruits and Nuts

There has been some skepticism about fruits and nuts. Are they as healthy as regular fruits and nuts? Are they a better choice? Are they worth all the hype? Let me ask you a personal question as someone that loves fruits and nuts. Are you someone that likes crunchy and sweet fruits and nuts? If you answered yes to either one of the two options then dried fruits and nuts are for you. They aren't nearly as messy and they taste really good! They are green and they are good for you.

1. Good Vitamins and Minerals
If you eat a regular fruit or vegetable, then you would know that they are packed full of vitamins and minerals. There are a plethora of good vitamins and minerals in dried fruits and nuts. They help your mind and body function better and they are really tasty. These are good foods to become addicted to. (fruits more than the nuts, but still) There are some nuts that offer special minerals that you can't find in a whole lot of other places. They are a weight loss secret weapon!

2. Secret Weapon!
I mentioned above that dried fruits and nuts are a weight loss secret weapon. If you think about what dried fruits and nuts are, then it will make sense. You basically have fruits and nuts that fill you up properly and with good food; you have food options that are low in bad fat, and are low in bad sugar. You can enjoy dried fruits and nuts in your weight loss program as a snack. Who wouldn't want they secret weight loss weapon? They are also good fuel for burning fat!

All in all, dried fruits and nuts offer myriads of vitamins and minerals to keep your weight loss program running smoothly. Please don't miss out on these wonderful choices of snacks. Click on the link below to get your dried fruits and nuts now!

'-~Obesity Overload~-'

Thursday, August 8, 2013

How Important is Breakfast?

I get the, "How important is breakfast?" question a lot so I thought I would do a blog post on how important it really is. Many people think that they can skip breakfast in order to lose weight. After all, skipping a meal counts as cutting calories, right? This is not true. When you don't eat breakfast your body is dormant from sleeping and your metabolism is slow. Here are some benefits for weight loss for eating breakfast.

1. Higher Metabolism
When you wake up in the morning your body immediately thinks that it needs something to eat. For most of us our body may feel fine without a breakfast. If you force yourself to eat a little bit of a breakfast (for those that don't feel like eating), and eat a breakfast (for those that do) it will raise your metabolism for the rest of the day. What is metabolism? Metabolism is how quickly your body consumes your food that you eat. If your body consumes it slow, then you will gain more weight from that food. When you consume it quicker, then your body uses it quicker, and in turn allows your body to use it for fuel, not for storing as fat.

2. Feed the Machine
Our bodies need to be fed before we workout. If you are someone that likes to workout in the morning it is important and vital that you feed your body. If a machine doesn't have any fuel then it will not run, simple as that. If your body doesn't have fuel, then it too will not run. Think of your body as a machine. Feed the machine and it will run properly throughout the day and through your workout.

3. Protein Shake? For Breakfast?
Yep! You heard it right! Drinking a protein shake for breakfast can give you an extra boost in energy, vitamins, and muscle repair (for bodybuilders and weight lifters). Protein shakes have Omega-3's in them that have a lot of good benefits for your body. You have to feed the machine, feed the muscle, that burns the fat. I would suggest that you drink a protein shake for breakfast 30-60 minutes before your workout.

As you can see, breakfast is very important. It is essential for weight loss in that it raises your metabolism for increased fat burn throughout your day, it feeds your body, and allows you to operate properly in your day. Get something to eat for breakfast everyday and you will be on your way to weight loss success. Success starts in the morning!

~Obesity Overload

Back 2 Basics

Okay, so how have your weight loss programs been going? I went on a sort of sabbatical/taking a break from blogging. I realized that there are a lot of people still out there that need help. I mean, if you go to the store and you are driving through the main thoroughfare, there will always be a fat person waddling by. Maybe you are that person! I am not criticizing you by any means. I used to be that person with the gut hanging over my small athletic shorts. I want to help you look like the guy in the picture to the left. I too want to be the guy to the left. I will be going on this journey as well. I will track what I am doing and my weight loss totals, as well as, giving you the tips, tricks, and self helps. I know how much we all love the fad diet programs. (WE DON'T!) In this blog post I will be going over how to get back 2 basics. Let's begin!

1. Weight Loss Equation
The weight loss equation has been a forgotten friend to those people that are trying to lose weight. Maybe it is that one thing that you can't remember and it may be the reason you don't lose weight. The equation is easy to remember. You must burn more calories than what you eat in a day. In effect, you must burn 3,500 calories to burn one pound of fat. You must compensate when figuring it. If you eat 2,500 calories a day and you burn 3,500 calories, then it will take you about four days to burn 1 pound of fat. Seems simple, doesn't it? I would suggest that you cut 1,000 calories from your diet when you eat while exercising more to burn more calories; which in turn burns more pounds of fat. This brings me to my next point.

Fat Burning Foods

2. Exercising Correctly
There is a right and a wrong way to exercise? YES, there is! If you walk for an hour at 3 M.P.H., then you will burn a total of a couple hundred calories. That is not bad if you are starting out. For most of us, if you are healthy, you are going to want to do compound exercises and exercises that push you. I was doing a program a couple of months ago and we were doing about 10 miles of running a week. The twist was that we had to do our quickest mile and then try to beat it with the others. We were also doing 40 push-ups and 40 sit-ups in one sitting. This means that you get in position and do it until they are all done. You don't rest! I would also suggest that you do a medicine ball workout. I will be doing the medicine ball workout that Duke University put's their athletes through. I will put a link up for it. the medicine ball workout will cause your whole upper body to tone because it uses exercises that are compound.

Duke University Medicine Ball Exercises

What are compound exercises? Compound exercises are exercises that work 3 or more body part groups at once. Examples would be basketball or soccer. Basketball and soccer have a LOT of running in them that work upper body parts, lower body parts, and they torch your core. Another great example of compound exercises would be working with kettle bells or a medicine ball like a stated earlier. Both the medicine ball and kettle bell use exercises that will tone your whole body at once. You will find that you are working muscles you never thought you had.

3. Eat Correctly
Again, there is a right and wrong way to eat? Of course there is! Eating chips, candy, and junk food while trying to lose weight adds more calories to burn off. You body will in fact gain weight because your body doesn't burn enough calories. I would suggest keeping to mostly fruits and vegetables. They will fill you up quickly and you won't pay dearly calorie-wise for them.

Fat Loss Factor

4. 2 for 1
For every 2 hours of TV that you watch you must do 1 hour of cardio exercise. That means that you will be toning a lot because America seems to love to watch TV. Keep this 2 for 1 mentality in mind when you are watching that baseball or football game for three and a half hours in your day!

5. Cut the Sweets
Cutting the sweets out will drop your calorie intake drastically. I found that when I stopped drinking soda and eating candy everyday that I began to lost weight at a more rapid speed. It is because your body doesn't intake extra calories. Eating fat doesn't make you fat. Eating sugar that converts to fat makes you fat!

6. Cut Your Crutch
I want you to cut the one food that you love and can't live without for the duration of your weight loss. Sounds extreme, doesn't it? It is a bit radical, but it will be a motivating factor for your weight loss journey. Trust me when I say that cutting the crutch (favorite food) will do you good. It may be chocolate, soda, cake, cookies, whatever it is, cut it. I will be cutting my crutch and expect you to do so as well.

Incorporating these factors into your life will ensure that you will have a quick and successful weight loss period. I have done years of research and my methods work! I have implemented them in my own life and have lost 3-4 pounds a week consistently through it. I am not setting a time for weight loss on purpose. I want you to put these rules into practice and reap the benefits of your labor. Let's begin again and do this together!

~Obesity Overload  

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fast Food...Why is it so bad?

We all from time to time crave a big, fat, juicy burger. I mean, with the grease, oozing cheese, tomatoey ketchup, crunchy onions and lettuce, all packed on a grilled bun. Sounds good, doesn't it? Golden, fluffy, crunchy fries are a good side, or those onion rings, or maybe even mozzarella sticks. All of the things that I've mentioned are extremely unhealthy for you, especially while trying to lose weight. Let's dive into why fast food is so bad for you.

1. Ginormous Amounts of Calories
All fast food meals and items are put together to be made quickly and easily.
Along with the quickly and easily comes ginormous amounts of calories.
These calories pack right on your stomach or butt to add to the obesity that you are already in.
Some foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are high in calories, but they are good for you and don't pack on in the form of fat. These calories are fuel for your body.

2. Preservative Myriad
There is a ton of preservatives in the fast food that we eat every day.
I once saw a study and pictures of a Happy Meal that was left out for months at a time; in the weather and sunshine and all, and it wasn't changed much at all. Why is that?
It is because there is are so many preservatives in fast food.
The preservatives, in turn, give way to artificial freshness when put under heat lamps.
These preservatives weigh heavy on your stomach and body.

3. Salt and Fat
Salt and fat are the most prevalent ingredients in fast food.
The salt content that is inserted into fast food is to make the food taste better, and it is also used to preserve the food. The fat content is what makes the food taste good as well and comes in the form of dripping grease and gobs of solid fat. Sodium (or salt) can clog your arteries that run from your heart to your body.
Fat can be detrimental to your weight loss and really contributes to obesity in a big way.

4. Drinks
I hadn't mentioned drinks in the intro above because I wanted to address it separately.
Drinks such as soda, milkshakes, and frapps are dangerously high in sugar and fat.
Sugar in the body is converted to fat that adds to weight gain.
Not only is there sugar in soda, but there are toxic chemicals in soda.
My dad was telling me that cola sodas and other sodas have been used to clean oil off of concrete and to clean linoleum in a store worked in.
If there are chemicals in soda that clean oil spots and linoleum then just think of what it does to your body.

In conclusion, we can see that fast food is terrible for you.
I urge you guys to find alternatives to fast food.
Some of them are buying fresh food from a grocery and making your own food, fruit, and vegetables.
Not only is fast food bad for you and your obesity, but it is also bad for your wallet as it normally costs way more than food from a grocery store.
I have given you tips on fast food and saved you money! You're welcome!
~Obesity Overload

Monday, July 1, 2013

Obesity Overload - About Our Blog

Hello readers, it has been good to write Obesity Overload for you! I wanted to discuss what our blog was about and the elements that embody our blog. It may seem at times that we aren't covering what we first said we were going to. There are many different aspects and areas of our lives that obesity seeks to destroy. If we cover all of these, even though they may not be closely related, then maybe we may be able to chip away at obesity and help some of the millions of Americans that are affected by obesity.

1. Tools
I am here to give you guys the tools to combat obesity.
If you want to be able to combat obesity properly, then you need to have the right tools.
There are good and bad tools.
I am here to give you the best tools.

2. Facts and Figures
I have often given you the facts and figures of obesity.
We seem to be plunging into obesity more and more.
I am here to give you the facts and figures about obesity.

3. Fresh Look
I have often given you facts in different and fresh new views.
Sometimes the fact of the matter gets really redundant and needs to be explained in a different light.
This is another thing that I strive to offer you guys.

All in all I think that I have done a really great job in my past blog posts to help you with the three topics above. We all struggle with obesity. I am no stranger to that. I have seen success in my journey and the things I share are the things that have helped me. Obesity Overload was created to help people squish obesity and give you guys freedom in your lives. Weight loss seems hard enough to accomplish without the trouble of obesity as well. I do hope that you guys love my blog.

~Obesity Overload

Sunday, June 30, 2013

9 Weight Loss Tips

I thought you guys would probably like to know that you aren't the only one that needs tips for weight loss.
I searched through the internet hundreds of times for weight loss tips.
I would like to share the weight loss tips that have personally helped me.
So, here we go!

1. Start Today Don't Start Tomorrow
Starting today instead of tomorrow gets you going on your weight loss instead of procrastinating.

2. Stick to Low Fat Foods
Sticking to low fat foods is pretty essential for weight loss. Eating fat while trying to lose fat is just stupid.

3. Eat Low Cal.
Eating lower calorie foods is also an integral part to weight loss. The calories that are extra are calories that keep you from losing weight. It takes 3,500 calories to burn 1 pound of fat.

4. Stop Lying to Yourself
Stop lying to yourself when it comes to foods that look good. Just because it looks good does not mean that it is good for you!

5. Don't Listen to Your Gut
When you listen to your gut, you will find that you eat a TON of food that is really not essential for daily living. Stick to drinking water when you get what you think is hunger pangs. They see if you are hungry after the water.

6. Beer...Extra Calories
Beer is extra calories that can be avoided by drinking water. I know that it may be hard to put the beer down. Just try to cut one or two out of your life a week to safe some calories.

7. Work Out
You can not lose weight when you don't work out! You can't expect your body to get rid of calories when you don't participate in the one thing that will make the calories and fat go away. Get going!

8. Run With a Friend
Running with a friend will help you to keep going when the going gets rough. That accountability partner is what will help you get through.

9. Push Harder
Push harder when you think you have nothing left. That is the one time when you will realize that adrenaline will kick in and enable you to go further than you thought you could!

EXTRA: Go out and get it! Anything worth having is worth working for!

~Obesity Overload

Off to the Races?

So often we think, "I don't want to run.'s too hot outside!"
I want to encourage you guys to take up running for your workout.
Running is essential for weight loss in this day and age.
Running is one of the best advocates for fighting obesity.
We have to get off of our butt, off of the couch, turn the tv off and get running!
Let's look at the benefits of running.

1. Burning Quick Fat
Running is really good for burning quick fat. It doesn't take long to get a good burn going.
Use your sweat as a gauge to tell if you are running long or hard enough.
If you are not sweating and you are jogging, then kick up afterburners and run your heart out.

2. Low Cost Workout
Running doesn't cost much to do.
All you need is a good pair of shoes and a good place to run.
I bought a pair of shoes for about twenty bucks and I run around my town.
If you are uncomfortable running around people, then run in a gym, or run on a road that is not busy in a neighborhood.

3. Runner's High
People say that you can workout all you want, but it's those that are strong enough mentally that will prevail.
This is very true in the sense of running.
When you are running and you get to the point where you think you are done, keep running and really feel those legs kick in. You will begin to feel good, as if you are on a, "high".
It is almost like in drugs or alcohol, with the exception that runner's high doesn't have side effects.
You will find that your body will keep going and will kick into gear.

4. Endorphin
Endorphin is a chemical in the body that is released when you are working out.
Endorphin gives you a good feeling in your body and puts you in a happier mood.
That is why when you work out hard, you will often find that you feel really good instead of bad.

Don't forget to drink plenty of water and be wise about running in excessive heat.
As we near the 4th of July keep in mind that those beers, that candy, and the really good food you are going to eat can pack on the pounds. Try to stay away from the excess sugar and fat in the foods you eat. I urge you to eat well and go with some healthy choices. Have a great week guys! We are...Off to the Races!

~Obesity Overload.

Push-ups, the Long and Short

We have all read articles about weight loss and we often get bored of the same thing.
I am writing this blog post as an education of a weight loss exercise that will empower you to burn that stomach fat. So often we don't know how to work our stomach out. 
Obesity has plagued our nation as a whole, which has in turn led to health complications.
I really want you guys to read this and share it as it has been a mind blowing revelation that I've learned about.

In starting a workout regiment with a group of friends of mine, we started off by doing 40 push-ups in one sitting (one workout without rest) for 6 days a week. For a lot of people this would be hard and out of the question. We have since moved on to more repetitions and have moved to alternatives. The short of push-ups is that they are a good and short workout to do while not using much time or energy. Let's look at some methods and see what muscle groups they work.

1. Regular Push-ups
Regular push-ups are fantastic for working out your upper to mid chest, your shoulders, your abs, and your mid to lower back. Your shoulders will be the first muscle group that you will feel the burn in. You may not feel it in your abs until you get into the days of repetition. 

2. Decline Push-ups
By putting your feet higher than your arms, you put more pressure on your upper chest and shoulders. Push-ups burn more fat on your upper abs and chest. 

3. Incline Push-ups
Incline push-ups put more pressure on your lower part of your chest. If you want a chiseled out chest, then this one is the way to go. I have been doing push-ups with my group of friends and am seeing my chest chisel out after 10 weeks! 10 Short weeks and you can already begin to see the fat rip off and see some definition.

The regiment I would suggest is to do 15 repetitions of each of the three exercises above, in one sitting, 6 days a week. I have done this and my abs have been getting better defined as well and I have been gaining muscle while losing weight. 

***Extra Exercise
The Plank: The plank is the same position as the push-up, with the exception of holding it in the up position instead of pushing up and down. So, holding this plank for 1 minute at a time and doing 3 sets of these minute long sets at least once a week will boost your weight loss.

By doing these push-ups, you will soon find that you are losing weight, along with a balanced diet, or weight loss diet. Keep up the weight loss guys! Enjoy this blog post from Obesity Overload. Please share this post with your friends!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

6 Powerful Exercises to Strengthen Your Abs

Let's admit it. If you are here, you probably want a six pack or to lose weight around your abdominal area.
A lot of people in the United States want to lose weight on their abs.
When we are used to picking up a large soda and eating a large fast food meal for lunch, it becomes apparent very quickly that we have problems.
Today I want to talk about 6 powerful exercises to strengthen your abs.
We are going to work on building that six pack!

1. Abdominal Crunch
Abdominal crunch or the crunch is a very great exercise for building your ab walls.
The problem that many people have is that their lower back hurts when they do crunches.
I have the perfect solution for this problem.
When you go to do your crunches put a pillow under your lower back to give your back greater stability.

2. The Plank
This exercise is fantastic for its use in ripping the lower abs.
It has the same position as starting a push-up accept that you don't do the push-up, you hold it.
The plank has been used for multiple purposes.
You can lift one leg at a time up off the ground to add a variation.

3. Bridge
The bridge is one of those exercises that is easier to do.
As you get into your crunch position, lift your butt off the ground with your hands flat on the ground.
You may have to do more of these, but they will give a burn to your abs.

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4. Supermans
The Superman exercise is great because you lay flat on your stomach with arms and legs stretched out above and below your core. You lift your arms and legs off the ground at the same time.
This will give a workout for your back and abs.

5. Running High Knees
Running High Knees is one of those workouts that you can get tired on quickly, but it beneficial to your abs.
Basically you are standing in one place, running in place, but trying to get your knees as high as you can.
You can start off your workout with the running high knees to warm up and get the blood flowing.

6. Side Ab Crunch
Side ab crunches are another powerful exercise to give you that ripped look you want.
You sit in a regular crunch position except that you put your legs all the way to the side on the ground.
Then you do a regular crunch and it works the outside abdominal muscles.

Do these exercises until failure for five times a week to get a six pack that is ripped.
It may take longer for some people as you may need to start a diet to lose the fat on top of the abdominal muscle wall before you begin these exercises, but you can do it!
I believe in you guys, and I believe that if you do these exercises until failure, five to six days a week that you will get the six pack that you guys are looking for!


~Obesity Overload

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Weight Loss Tools

Hello, my faithful readers!
As you can probably see, we are bringing the blog back!
I was thinking about how hard it is to lose weight.
Here are some websites for free tools to utilize and use to help you get to your goal easier and quicker.


1. myfitnesspal

2. NY Daily News

3. iPhone and iPod 


1. freedieting

2. OnCalc

3. caloriesperhour

Running Apps:

1. runningshoesguru

2. runningnetwork

Weight Loss Exercises:

1. Six Pack Shortcuts

2. Be FiT

Enjoy these free tools for weight loss!
Get to that six pack!

~Obesity Overload

Obesity Overload Blog Website

Hey guys, so I thought that I would give you guys a website for the blog.
Here it is!

Please share!

~Obesity Overload

10 Weight Loss Tips for Women!

If you are a woman that has trouble wearing certain pieces of clothing because you don't think you look good, then this blog post is for you.
If you are someone that just needs a few tips because you don't have a clue on what to do, then read on.
Here are the 10 tips for weight loss for women!

1. Go Walking
If you are someone that loves to walk and doesn't mind a little sweat, (Many people don't like sweat even though they know that weight loss comes with it) then take a little walk around the block or a five minute walk. Even a five minute walk can be beneficial and can add up to big weight loss in the end!

2.  Add, Don't Subtract
Adding fruits to a meal for desert or as a snack can be beneficial because your stomach fills up quicker.
Also, adding vegetables to your soups and stews is good as it gives a healthier stand point.
Add fruits and vegetables to start toward energy, to feed the muscle, to burn the fat.

3. Drink More Water
This is a somewhat cliche tip for women and men in weight loss, but it is essential.
Water is like the lubricant of your body and even more energy that your body gets as it runs more efficiently.
Drink 48 oz. a day or three water bottles.
This goal is great because its a good amount of water without going overboard.

4. Eat When You're Hungry
So often we eat and splurge, even when we aren't hungry.
This tip goes hand in hand with #3 as we are often thirsty, not hungry.
Take a sip of water and step back before you go and splurge.

5. Share Your Dinner
Share your dinner with your husband.
By sharing your dinner, both of you are happily satisfied instead of overstuffed.
For those of you that love eating a huge plate worth of food, get used to eating half of it.
This will add up in the long run.

6. Stop Eating 3-4 Hours Before Bedtime
This tip is something that not many of us really consider.
By eating right up to when you are going to sleep you consume the calories and fat that, in turn, sticks right onto your stomach, adding to the fat.
Stop eating 3-4 hours before bedtime to give adequate time to digest.

7. Enjoy a Treat
Sometimes you just want a treat or to treat yourself to something that tastes good.
Reward yourself for doing well on your weight loss at least once a week.
Many people are loss-a-holics that go cold turkey, and they don't reward themselves.
You set yourself up for failure when you don't get a reward because your body begins to wonder what it has to do to get something good.

8. Food En Fuego (On Fire)
Add spices or chilies to your food to add a new spice.
Hot or spicy foods take longer to digest and boost your metabolism.
Make it spicy and enjoy a new flavor to savor.

9. Use Something Besides Food to Cope with Stress
Many people eat loads of food within a few minutes because they have a test in school coming or a deadline at work coming up soon. Read a good book or listen to music that relaxes you.
Keeping a journal or meditating can also be great for getting rid of stress without eating.
Avoid the unnecessary calories that come from eating from stress.

10. Eat at Home
Fast food is a ginormous amount of calories and fat that you absolutely don't need.
Eat at home and make a home cooked meal.
It will be healthier and will be better for you in the long run.

Women, get on these tips and act now!
Lose those pounds and boost that weight loss.
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~Obesity Overload

Monday, May 6, 2013

Need a Weight Loss Boost? Here's 5 Tips!

We all know how busy we can get. 
We are always going be people that have no time to workout and very little time to think about weight loss.
Here are 5 tips to give you guys a weight loss boost!

1. Take some time and plan your meals ahead for automated success. If it is a bad food choice and its not on the list, then don't eat it.

2. Oats are your friends! For a filling, healthy, and safe breakfast, eat a cup of oatmeal in the morning. This will prevent you from overeating in the afternoon by starting your metabolism early.

3. There are foods with healthy fats such as olives, salmon and walnuts that will help you feel satisfied. They are natural hunger depressants.

4. Skipping meals can cause your body to go into a fat-storing starvation mode, making it harder to burn calories. This means that eating a few healthy snacks in between three meals a day will keep the metabolism going at all times. 

5. Go bonkers with nuts! Eating a handful of nuts will help you stay full. Try soaking them in water for a different texture. Almonds are the best kind of nut to eat as they are lower in fat. 

Enjoy these fantastic tips and get the weight loss boost!

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~Obesity Overload

5 Minutes to a Skinnier You!

Yes, it is possible to get a skinnier you with five minutes a day!
How are we going to do this?
We can do this by taking advantage of a couple of body weight exercises.
Let's get into the short workout!

1. 40 Push-ups
This first step in the workout is essential for the livelihood of the 5 minute program.
After stretching, begin the push-ups.
The 40 push-ups can be a little bit intimidating and tiring, but they are good for your whole upper body and core. The 40 push-ups should take no more than a minute to a minute and a half.

2. 40 Sit-ups
Just like the first step, step 2 is important as well.
After the push-ups you will begin to feel the fatigue.
Don't begin to cheat if you feel to fatigued.
Take a small ten second break and then go back into the sit-ups and finish them.

It should take WAY under 5 minutes to finish these two exercises.
You are done after the 40 sit-ups and push-ups.
I have done these for three weeks and have dropped a good amount of weight as well as gained considerable muscle.
Do these two simple exercises and get to the skinnier you!
Below are videos on how to do push-ups and sit-ups.

Click here for SIT-UPS!

Click here for PUSH-UPS!

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~Obesity Overload

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MMA Edition!

For many of the professional MMA or Mixed Martial Arts fighters it is a man eat man world!
You step into that ring for three five minute rounds of blood, sweat, tears, and a glimpse of hell.
The fighters like it like that and are some of the fittest and most cut people on the planet.
Anything below that would be a low blow, those are illegal!

MMA, that sport that many would call barbaric just for the sheer fact that you get two guys in a cage and they fight it out, man on man.
It is simply not true.
The Greeks fought and wrestled to see who was the most fit and strongest among them.
So, too when a Champion gets in the ring to defend his belt, his greatness is put on the line!

What does it mean to be an MMA fighter?
What training does it take to be able to survive the first round?
Let's break it down together in this MMA Edition as we take mere glimpse at the bigger picture as we highlight some of the training that goes on!

Typically, an MMA fighter trains 6 hours a day for 6 days a week.
Exercises differentiate between abs, speed, agility, endurance, strength, footwork and lots of other aspects.
You basically rip your body apart, build it back up and rip it apart for six days at a time.
It takes a LOT of time to get cut and built as much as these guys are.
They go beyond what they think that their body can go to achieve bodily perfection.
These fighters spend countless hours crafting their martial arts to reach that mastery.
Mastery of anything is considered 10,000 hours of practicing!

Focus falls on jabs, cross-jabs, wrestling, grappling, striking, take-downs, physical conditioning, kicks, energy efficiency, knees, holds, grips, locking of joints, throws, dives, sweeps, take-down defense, cage control, and peak muscle performance and maintenance!
We have only scratched the surface when it comes to MMA and their regiment.
Perfect diet is something that we can't talk about, but it is crucially essential.

Women are stepping onto the MMA scene in the pay-per-view match February 23, 2013 as Rousey goes head to head against Carmouche. These women, like the men are some of the fittest humans on the planet, both physically and mentally. UFC 157 will prove to be history, embodied in yet another event that women can take part in as well as men!

I hope that you have enjoyed this post as we have a glimpse of what MMA fighters go through!
Next time you see MMA fights, keep in mind what it takes to step into that cage!

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~Obesity Overload

Why do we Gain Weight Despite our Hard Work?

Why do we gain weight despite our hard work?
I have written a blog post on a question like this a while back, but I thought about a couple more.
I was researching about diets and then I saw something about how we burn food off.
There was two ways we burn food and calories.

1. The first one is that we burn off sugary and fatty calories.
What I mean when I say that is that when you eat candy and pizza and junk food, it normally has high contents of sugar and fat.
That makes it extremely hard to burn fat.
It is hard because your body has to burn the sugar and fatty foods before it processes and burns the excess fat on you abs.

2. The second way you burn fat is through burning moderately to no sugary and fatty calories.
This is done by eating fruits and vegetables, as well as, fish and foods with high protein.
When your body consumes GOOD calories and carbs, (the non fat and low sugar ones) then it burns it quick and then moves on to the fat around your stomach.
Guess which one of the two I'm going to agree more with!
Don't be the person that burns the junk food and then the fat.
Be the person that burns the good calories and then the fat.

3. Another thing I thought of was how much we sit in our day.
If you are like me, then you know that sitting in college classes all day, or sitting in the office all day is detrimental to weight loss; because you have no way to burn the fat!
I would suggest setting aside some time, maybe at lunch, to take a brisk walk or jog.
If you have time and energy after school or work to work out, then do so!

4. The last reason I would say is that we don't work out properly.
What I mean is that we seem to see a workout on T.V. and then we go and do it.
This may not be the most effective weight loss workout/program for our body types.
Certain exercises burn fat better than others.
High Intensity Interval Training is a combination of body weight and aerobic exercises and is a great choice!
Also, working out your legs, the biggest muscles in your body, can give you the edge on burning that fat and getting somewhere with your weight loss program.

I hope that this blog post enlightens you to how to improve your weight loss journey.
Share these and comment below if you have other reasons that I missed.

~Obesity Overload

Paleo Diet, For the Carnivore in You!

I have been really busy in doing college and studying.
I will try to write when I can.

There is an old diet that is quickly becoming popular again.
The Paleo Diet has been used for hundreds of years.
The foods associated with the diet are fresh meat, fish, seafood, fruits, nuts, vegetables, seeds, and healthful oils (olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia, walnut and flax seed).
The foods NOT associated with the diet are dairy foods, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods.

Illnesses, Disorders, and Diseases that CAN be alleviated with the Paleo Diet are:
- Obesity
- Cancer
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Osteoporosis
- Acne
- Auto-Immune diseases
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, gastric reflux
- Gout   
- Many, many more

Proteins are coupled with the fiber from fruits and vegetables to help keep you feeling full in between meals.
The Paleo Diet is for the carnivore in many of us and is low in sodium
The only two cons to this diet is that, one, it costs quite a bit to do and the second is that you say goodbye to grains and dairy.
There is a relatively balanced concept to getting the appropriate fat, protein, and carbohydrate calories that your body needs to function well.
There has recently been found that grains are considerably fatty; so the maker of the Paleo Diet has decided that it would be better to cut out grains.

Check out this diet and see if it is right for you.
Keep in mind that this is an opinion and just my observation of this diet.
It seems to be a diet that is quickly becoming popular and could be a diet that can very well save your life in the long run!

~Obesity Overload

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Treadmill Trounce

It has been a while since we last had a blog post.
I have been hard at work in college and studying.
Let's talk about the treadmill today.
There is a lot of speculation on how fast to run or jog, whether to walk, run, or jog, how to lose weight and so forth.

1. Walk, Jog, or Run
This is a tricky subject because there are a lot of factors to figure in.
I mean, if you are 100-200 pounds overweight, chances are, you aren't going to be running.
I would walk if you are someone that has a weaker build and then move up to jogging and running.
If you have a medium to large build start with jogging and move up to the running.
If you are obese and really want to burn the pounds, then I would suggest higher inclines and faster running.

The other factor to consider here is, "How many calories do you want to burn?"
The more calories burnt the more weight you lose.
Walking isn't going to help you lose weight.
Jogging would be a good start, but in the long run faster running and inclines are going to help you.

2. The Trick About Inclines
There is a happy medium about inclines that is something that you don't need to cross.
Your heart rate will jump the second you begin to jog or run on inclines.
Monitor your heart rate and make sure that it isn't too high.
I work out at running 5 m.p.h. and 5-6% incline.
This burns fat like crazy without my heart rate going to high.

3. Treadmill Trounce
Trounce on that treadmill when you workout.
So many people go to the gym just to mess around with the opposite sex.
Get up on that treadmill, plug the earbuds in, and RUN!
Quit playing games if you want that beach body, get up off your rear end, and get going.

4. Extra
Jogging or running with weights in your hands gives you an extra fat burn and builds your upper body.
Make sure you have a great pair of shoes before you run.
Don't forget to do your stretches, both before and after your run.

Enjoy working out and losing that weight on the treadmill!
Go from treadmill to dreadmill.
That is how winners are made, by doing work!

DISCLAIMER: Check with your doctor before beginning your workout on the treadmill.

~Obesity Overload

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Remember Your Goals!

It has progressed in the year to that time when it is extremely easy to side track your new goals and resolutions for the new year and your new weight loss program.
With the Super Bowl coming up, I thought that I would encourage you guys to keep going in your weight loss and to stay away from fatty snacks and sugary drinks.

Those resolutions or goals should have been made, for better or worse, kind of like wedding vows.
If they aren't taken that seriously, then you may not have the strength to get through them.
This does not mean that you divorce your spouse for weight loss, NOT BY A LONG SHOT!!!

If you are somebody that hasn't been sticking to the program, goals, or resolutions like you would have hoped, then there is still hope for you!
Get back on track today with these five tips.

1. Redefine Your Goals and Resolutions
Sometimes we overlook the goals and resolutions that we set over champagne on New Years.
Take some time to redefine the goals and resolutions that you want to accomplish.
This, in turn will allow your mind to be reset and to be back on track.

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2. Forgive Yourself!
We all know how crucial our weight and fat loss is.
Sometimes we could die if we don't lose the weight.
Learn to forgive yourself when you mess up and go off the program.
This is essential for moving on from the mess up, and moving on in the program.

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3. Get Rid of the Junk Food
If you are someone that is a junk-food junkie, then you know exactly what I'm talking about when I say, get rid of the junk food! Get rid of it!
Having the temptation in the house, on the premises, or within walking distance from your location just makes it harder to lose that weight.
Do yourself a favor, get rid of it, and get back to going for that beach body!

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4. Buy Good but Tasty Foods
You don't have to suffer by eating terrible tasting foods while you are on a diet.
There are a lot of fruits out there that taste really good.
Vegetables probably don't taste as good for some people.
Broccoli, squash, a salad with your favorite dressing; all of these are good for you and are tasty.

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5. Put Action into the Goals and Resolutions
Putting action into the goals and resolutions that you have now redefined is the only way to accomplish them.
Saying that you are going to do the goals is one thing, but actually putting them into action is another.
It is pointless to say that you are going to lose the weight and then go and pig out within minutes of redefining those goals and resolutions.
Write it on a sticky note and put it on your fridge or cabinet door (whichever holds your largest amount of food) and have it as a reminder of your goals.

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I hope that you guys have enjoyed this edition of Obesity Overload.
Put these tips into action and watch your weight loss explode!

~Obesity Overload