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!