Friday, June 9, 2000

How can I lose the extra holiday pounds?

Now that the holidays are over I want to get in shape for the new year. I can tell I've gained a little bit and I'm ready to try and get toned and fit and lose a good amount of weight. What do you think would be the best work out plan for me and diet as well?
My main problem area is my stomach. I'm about average weight for my height but I've always had this pooch on the bottom of my stomach that never has gone away since I was young. Right now, I'm trying to do crunches everyday and I also have a treadmill at home that I plan to start walking on everyday as well. Any other suggestions for me of things I can do?

Answer on How can I lose the extra holiday pounds?

When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
your problem areas for men and women. It's not necessarily to become a
bodybuilder or even join a gym - a couple of dumbbells will help you
to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).