Tips For Healthy Weight Loss
November 9, 2010
Nutrition and more specifically weight loss has been a topic that I have been intrigued with for a long time. I tried to gather as much knowledge on the subject as possible for my own benefit. I enjoy the sport of boxing and have always struggled with making weight. I typically walk around at 180 LB. and I compete at 165 LB. In my early years I achieved my weight goal from starving myself along with eating lean cuisine meals. I was on such a low calorie diet I noticed that I was weaker and fatigued much quicker during competition. I also noticed how quickly I gained weight back after I began to eat like a normal person.
Essentially I was making things much harder than they had to be. One of the biggest mistakes with weight loss is under eating. By starving myself I was forcing my body to burn muscle, which caused my metabolic rate to crash. This can be a viscous cycle and is the culprit of many high protein/carb fad diets. Our Metabolism is the key to successful weight loss and weight maintenance. The more muscle we have the higher our metabolic rate will be.
The quickest way I have found to drop a pant size is through a well-designed weight-training program that is designed to target the major muscle groups. Along with interval cardio workouts, which will elevate our resting metabolism into the next day. This should be our goal; we want to be burning more calories at rest the next day. Personally I have had the best success losing weight when performing a weight-training program 3 days per week. The workout takes about 45 minutes and I will do a quick high intense interval at the end of the workout, which turns the body into a so-called metabolic machine the following day.
Weight is not lost over night, 1-2 pounds a week is great progress. If you are patient and consistent with a properly designed training program you can achieve your desired weight. If you like to feel your best and look your best…..eat smart and train hard, and if you have any questions regarding specific training techniques or personalized programs, please contact me. I am ready to help you reach your goals.