Feb 072014
 

lose pregnancy weight, lose weight after pregnancy, fat loss after pregnancyIf you’re looking to lose weight, especially around your belly after having a child, you don’t have to starve yourself or work out until you drop. If you make a few simple lifestyle changes, you will be on our way to losing weight the right way–and that means keeping it off for good. If you’ve just had a baby, here are three ways to start lose weight after pregnancy, burn fat, and flatten your belly.

1. Eat Smaller Meals Throughout Your Day

You’ve heard this before, right? The idea is sound. Eat smaller meals more frequently and you will boost your metabolism. Your body will actually use the calories you ingest instead of storing them as fat on your body. Your stomach will shrink, feeling fuller on less food.

  • The Problem: Who has time to make five or six meals a day? No one, especially if you have a newborn. This is why new moms tend to fail at this crucial fat loss step.
  • The Solution: Start eating half meals! Eat a normal breakfast. At lunch time, instead of eating your entire lunch, only eat half of it. Save the other half to eat as a snack a couple hours later. Do the same at dinner time. You’ve just eaten 5 meals and prepared 3 or less. If you’re already having a small lunch or dinner, consider adding some higher calorie snacks as one of your meals.

Bonus Tip: Eat as often as your baby (just a little more than your baby!) and your metabolism should skyrocket and help you to lose pregnancy weight.


2. Exercise Consistently

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 Not harder, but more often.  This tip has been beaten into your head for years. We all know we should work out, but it’s hard to stay motivated and stick with it. 

  • The Problem: Heading to the gym is out of the question with a new bundle of joy at hand. Slipping out to the garage to workout for an hour will never work–even with the baby monitor nearby. We can’t get our work out in with the time we have available.
  • The Solution: HIIT. High Intensity Interval Training. Workouts are anywhere from 8 to 12 minutes and are functional. This means the moves utilize your entire body. You will burn more calories and get cardio and weight resistance training in one workout!

Bonus Tip: It’s better to workout 8 minutes per day for 5 days a week than it is to workout for an hour one day a week. Call these short but intense workouts “baby steps to fat loss!”

3. Drink More Water

This is one of the easiest ways to step up your fat loss, but it’s the one many of us forget about. Eight 8 oz. glasses per day is the MINIMUM and we usually don’t reach that goal.

  • The Problem: We forget to drink. We get wrapped up shopping for baby clothes online or too involved in our day. Suddenly it’s 5:00pm and we’ve had one glass of water.
  • The Solution: Set a timer to go off every two hours. When it does, drop everything (but gently put down baby) and drink a full glass of water. Eventually, you’ll train yourself to drink more regularly. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel.

Bonus Tip: Whenever you’re feeling hungry, you might actually just be thirsty! Try drinking a big glass of water, wait about 10 to 20 minutes, then decide if you still need to eat.

Fat loss after pregnancy doesn’t have to be painful. Follow these tips and you’ll start to make real changes to your body.

Feb 152012
 

(courtesy of http://feelrich.com)

feel rich, health is the new wealthFitness for Free: Save a Buck & Work with What You’ve Got

by Max-El Saffold —

For those of us concerned with our health and fitness, fitting it into our budgets can be rough.

Along with our bills, car notes and rent payments, there’s also an endless stream of toys, trinkets, gizmos and gadgets on a mission to stick us for our paper, making it practically impossible to fit a gym membership into our financial plans. With such devious forces at work against our physical and fiscal fitness, many of us feel forced to put our aspirations of getting right on hold until we think we can “afford it.”

Well, we’ve got a message for you: That’s totally unnecessary. You can start getting right immediately and it won’t cost you a dime.

With parks and playgrounds all over just about every municipality in the country, a gym membership is truly a fitness luxury, not a necessity. You don’t need fancy equipment, air conditioning or walls to get yourself together. You can get a great full-body workout with a park bench, a jungle gym or bar to hang from, a lot of open space and your own bodyweight.

That’s right, kids, the word for today is calisthenics — or “bodyweight exercises” – and we’re gonna show you a few simple moves you can start doing today:

JUMP SQUATS
What you need: Enough space to jump up and down in.
Muscles/Areas worked: Quadriceps/Hamstrings (Front/Rear Thighs), Calves.

How to do it: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent. Squat down until thighs are about parallel with ground then jump straight into the air as high as you can. Land on soft knees (bend knees to absorb impact) and repeat.

PULL-UPS
What you need: A bar to hang from. Jungle gyms and tree limbs are perfect.
Muscles/Areas worked: Latissimus dorsi (back), biceps (front of arms).

How to do it: Hang from bar/limb with hands palms-out and slightly wider then shoulder-width apart. Pull yourself up until your chin is at the same level as or higher than your hands. Slowly lower yourself back to the starting position, then repeat.

*Pointer: Change your hand position to palms-in (facing you) and vary how far apart they are to hit different areas of the back. If this move is too difficult to perform alone, have a partner assist you by holding your feet.

KNEE RAISES
What you need: The same bar/limb you did the pull-ups on.
Muscles/Areas worked: Abdominals (stomach)

How to do it: Hang from bar/limb and bring your knees straight up to your chest. Slowly lower them to starting position, then repeat.

*Pointer: Vary this exercise and isolate your obliques (side abs) by raising knees up to the sides. Do the same number of reps on each side.

PUSH-UPS
What you need: The ground and a bench.
Muscles/Areas worked: Pecs (chest), deltoids (shoulders), biceps/triceps (arms)

How to do it: Everyone knows how to do a push-up, but it is important to make sure that you get the full range of motion by lowering yourself until your elbows are at a 90-degree angle before pushing back up. Vary the width of your hands to hit different areas of the overall chest. You may also vary the exercise by placing either your feet (incline) or your hands (decline) on a bench to focus on the upper or lower chest, respectively.

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Do these very basic exercises regularly and you’ll be well on your way to having the body you always wanted. As time passes, you’ll begin varying these moves and adding others to your repertoire. By exercising outside you’ll not only be saving money, you’ll also be adding a fresh-air cardiovascular aspect to your workout that you just can’t get while strength training at a gym.

It’s a win-win.

Feb 042012
 

how to burn belly fat fast, how to burn belly fat in a week, how to burn off belly fat fast, how to burn belly fat quickly, how to burn belly fat quick, how to burn belly fat in 2 weeksBelly flab.  Ew, right?  We all want to burn it off and we want to get rid of it as fast as possible.  We find diet recommendations and exercise programs that claim if you follow their advice, you will learn how to burn belly fat fast.  There are inherent problems with their claims that point directly to the reality that they are being dishonest with you.

Can you really learn how to burn belly fat in 2 weeks?

If you read or hear the ads, I can understand why one would get drawn into the hype.  I mean, if I could learn how to burn belly fat in a week, I could go back to living my life how I do now!  Seriously, we all want a quick fix–and advertisers know this–so there’s no surprise there are a kazillion “remedies” on the market.  Here are a couple of reasons why these remedies that seem like miracles are more like maladies that will mess with you or even harm you.

You can throw your body out of whack

Many of these spot reducing diets have you eating like you’ve never eaten before.  To some that is a good thing.  To others, it messes up their gutty works!  Influxing massive amounts of fruit, protein, lettuce only, and so on, my plug you up or cause you to even go anemic.  You need to be very careful as to what you ingest based on the recommendation of some of these crazies.

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Not Yo Yo Ma!  Maybe you go on the diet and the pounds start to come off–and fast!  You lose 20 pounds in two weeks.  Hooray!  That is, until you go right back to your old eating habits.  Even if you introduce 25% of your previous menu items back into your diet, you will most likely see a 50% regain of weight!  That ain’t good!  Back on the diet you go, only to fail a few weeks down the road.  Up, down, up, down.  It’s not good for your body, your heart, or your psyche.

You can’t spot burn the fat on your body

Bummer, huh?  It seems we can spot “add” fat to our bodies, doesn’t it?  When you start to lose the fat on your frame, you lose it all over, not just in your problem areas.  So, if you come across any device or diet that says it will melt the pounds from your thighs or belly, understand that they are not being truthful!

The good news is, as you lose weight you are doing so over your whole body including your problem areas.  So the question shouldn’t be about how to burn off belly fat fast but more about how to burn off fat in general.

How to burn belly fat quick and permanently

It’s called eating less.  All you need to do is consume less calories than you burn off on a daily, or more weekly basis.  Sure, that’s easy to say.  The downside is that no one actually gives you a good way to eat less without starving or restricting yourselves to the point of passing out or getting bored with the menu.

There is a way to eat less while eating all of your favorite foods.  I’ve been following the Half Meal Habit and it shows you how to  eat half meals (that you don’t have to make) and not ever feel hungry, starving, or craving your favorite foods.  Mainly because you can eat whatever you want.  You just eat less of it.  Here are my results.

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My Before & After Pics! (100 days!)

Adding their suggestion of 60 minutes of exercise per week (not per day!) and their hydration plan is all you need to know how to burn belly fat quickly and to keep it off permanently.

Half Meal Habit by Jimmy Loram
Half Meal Habit by Jimmy Loram
Get the Half Meal Habit ebook and learn how you can eat less, move more, and hydrate yourself thin. Plus, get THREE BONUS VIDEOS full of more details and tips so you can start with your very next meal! The simplest eating & exercise plan you'll ever see.
Price: $49.95
Price: $6.95

 

Jan 292012
 

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How To Burn Off Belly Fat fast

One of the biggest problem areas on us men is our lower belly.  All the BEER we drink, all those cheeseburgers, and all the items smothered in some kind of fat-laden substance doesn’t go straight to our thighs–it goes straight to our gut.  It sits right above our belt line and gives us that awesome gorgeous “muffin-top” look.  Trying to figure out how to burn belly fat is one of those “golden eggs” that we men search and reach for throughout most of our adult life.  And we usually miss it.  Here is what we usually do.  Which is why we miss it.

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You’ve heard it.  You have to “burn fat.”  How do you burn fat?  You do cardio.  So you get on the treadmill.  You try the elliptical.  You spend hours upon hours per week trying to burn the fat.  And it doesn’t work.  So why is cardio considered the way to lose weight?  Because it can work, if you also EAT LESS!  Of course, this is what the Half Meal Habit does for you, but we will get to that later.  The reason why cardio isn’t working for you is you’re not eating less.

Another reason why cardio is not doing the trick for you is because it has a fatal flaw.  It doesn’t introduce lean muscle mass onto your frame.

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So now we have the solution, right?  Adding lean muscle mass is how to burn off belly fat.  We need to pump some iron and we’ll drop the pounds.  But how does muscle burn fat?  It doesn’t actually.  It just burns more calories that fat.  The problem is, that extra muscle really isn’t burning enough calories to make a real difference.

A pound of muscle only burns about 6 calories a day at rest (see this article…if you want the boring details).  Give it activity, and it burns a little more, but not enough to truly make a big difference.  So it turns out the answer to the question of how to burn lower belly fat is not strictly lifting weights!

Lift, Run, Burn!

Ah, so I’m now one step ahead of you!  You figured out if you do some cardio AND add lean muscle mass you’ll burn off that fat!  You’re right!  We have discovered the answer to this age old question that dates back to at least the 1970’s.  So, how come we are all still tub-o-lards?

Mainly because of time.  Have  you ever tried to lift weights, then do cardio, then rinse and repeat?  Me, too, and I rock it–for a while.  But 30 minutes of cardio plus 30 minutes (or more) of lifting everyday becomes overbearing, tedious, and downright too hard.  So many people try to follow the old standards, and fail again and again.

If only there was a way to get the benefits of both cardio and lifting in a shorter period of time!  The good news is that there is! (Is this sounding like an infomercial yet?).  And I explain it all in my e-book.

 

Half Meal Habit by Jimmy Loram
Half Meal Habit by Jimmy Loram
Get the Half Meal Habit ebook and learn how you can eat less, move more, and hydrate yourself thin. Plus, get THREE BONUS VIDEOS full of more details and tips so you can start with your very next meal! The simplest eating & exercise plan you'll ever see.
Price: $49.95
Price: $6.95

Okay, NOW it’s sounding like an informercial!  Seriously, though, I will share it with you now.

How to burn stubborn belly fat

There is a style of exercise that will have you adding lean muscle mass and elevating your heart rate high enough and long enough so you reap the benefits you need.  It’s called High Intensity Interval Training.  You can research it online if you want to, but I will give you a brief explanation.

Basically, you use your own body weight (or weights, it’s up to you) for resistance, thereby giving you that weight training effect.  Then you do the exercises as hard as you can for a short burst, such as 30 to 50 seconds.  After a brief rest of about 10 seconds, you move on to the next move.  Repeat this about 12 to 16 times (for a total of about 12 to 16 minutes) and you’re done.

It doesn’t sound like enough, does it?  It is.  By raising your heart rate with the intensity, you are getting enough cardio in that workout.  By straining your muscles a lot more than regular cardio, you’re getting the resistance training. It is quite an amazing style of workout that works.  And it has changed, and continues to change, the way I look:

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If you’re wondering how to burn belly fat, I accomplished my weight loss with HIIT workouts and following the half meal habit in about 100 days.  Eat less (up to 900 calories less per day), move more (12 to 16 minutes a day, 3 to 4 times in a week for a total of 60 minutes per week), and hydrate (replenish with water at specific times throughout your day).  If I can do it, you can too!

 

Half Meal Habit by Jimmy Loram
Half Meal Habit by Jimmy Loram
Get the Half Meal Habit ebook and learn how you can eat less, move more, and hydrate yourself thin. Plus, get THREE BONUS VIDEOS full of more details and tips so you can start with your very next meal! The simplest eating & exercise plan you'll ever see.
Price: $49.95
Price: $6.95