What are some exercises to lose weight in the midsection?
My friend and I have recently started jogging (yesterday) and we want to make a routine. Our goal is to lose the weight on our sides and tummys. We have eaten a few too many sweets i guess. What are some exercises that we can do for an hour each day besides jogging. and is jogging good for losing weight fast? please no negative comments they are not appreciated.
weight loss cardiff answers:
To lose weight quickly, follow this simple diet routine, proved to be more effective:
General Motors Weight Loss Diet, a.k.a. The GM Diet* – An e-mail received from Shri M Siddique (who recd from Ravindra Jaju)
Have you heard of the Physics Diet? As common sense goes, prevention is always better than cure!
The following diet and health program was apparently developed for the employees and the dependants of General Motors Inc.
The program was developed in conjunction with the grant from the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was first tried at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors of General Motors Corporation at a general meeting on August 15, 1995 .
General Motors Corporation wholly endorsed this program and is making it available to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food service facilities.
It is the management’s intention to facilitate a welfare and fitness program for everyone.
This program is designed for a target weight loss of 5-6 Kgs. Per week. It will also improve your attitude and emotions because of its systematic cleansing effects. The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the foods eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value. This plan can be used as often as you like to without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter by atleast 10 pounds. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.
During the first seven days you must drink 10 glasses of water each day.
All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consists of all fruits you want. It is suggested you consume lots of watermelon and cantaloupe.
All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the new and cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the account or type. Avoid oil and coconut while cooking vegetables. Have large boiled potato for breakfast.
Any mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet and no potatoes today.
Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. You can also have one bowl of vegetables soup.
Today is a feast day. You will eat 1 (one) cup of rice. You also have to eat 6 (six) whole tomatoes and drink 12 (twelve) glasses of water today to cleanse your system of the excess uric acid you will be producing.
Today is another all vegetables day. You must eat 1 cup of rice today and eat all the vegetables you want cooked and uncooked to your heart’s content.
Today your food intake will consist of 1 cup rice, fruit juice and all the vegetables you care to consume. Tomorrow morning you will be five to eight kilograms lighter than 1 week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. Repeat the program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you rest for three days before every repetition.
You have your system under control now and it will thank you for all the purging and cleansing you just gave it. Even more than a diet program it is good to follow this diet once in a while to clean your digestive system and remove toxic substances that have a accumulated in the system.
The most important element of the program is the 10 (ten) tall glasses of water a day. You can also flavour the water will some lemon to make the drink easier. While on the program, take only black coffee and never more than one teaspoon of oil. Preferably do not use oil because the high calorific content. No fruit juices before day seven.
Here is what happens to you body while you are on this program and how and why it works.
Day 1: You are preparing your system for the upcoming program. Your only source of nutrition is fresh fruits. Fruits are nature’s perfect food. They provide everything you can possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.
Day 2: Starts with a fix complex carbohydrates in the form of a boiled potato. This is taken in the form of a boiled potato and taken in the morning to provide energy and balance. The rest of the day too consists of vegetables which are virtually calories free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.
Day 3: Eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from fruits. Your system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will have cravings, which should start to diminish by day four.
Day 4: Bananas and milk. You are in for a surprise. You probably will not be able to eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed during the last three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets and you will be surprised at how easy this day will go.
Day 5: Rice and tomatoes. The rice is for the carbohydrates and the tomatoes are for the digestion and the fibre. Drinking a lot of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. If you do not feel like having one cup rice, you may eat less. But you may eat six tomatoes.
Day 6: It is similar to day five. Vitamins and fibre from the vegetables and carbohydrates from the rice. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today compared to day one.
Day 7: You may celebrate with champagne. You may also have white wine instead of champagne, but in all practical programs, and in all surveys done to measure the success of the program, General Motors employees have always preferred champagne to white wine.
More than one cup of coffee with milk is especially forbidden. Milk and oil add empty calories to your diet. Avid coffee lovers can console themselves with black coffee. However, after the first week, it will help your digestion and set your stomach. The key thing to remember is that if you are hungry at any time, then you are not following the diet correctly. Almost all people give up the diet when they are hungry because of dieting. The secret of this program is that you should never hungry. If it is a vegetable day, eat so much vegetables that you are never hungry. If it is a fruits day, eat so much fruits that you are never hungry. You may be bored of eating vegetables all day, but you should not be hungry. You can take any amount of General Motors wonder soup on any day.
GENERAL MOTORS WONDER SOUP
The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to drink large quantities of this soup.
· 23 oz water
· 06 large onions
· 02 green peppers
· 03 whole tomatoes
· 1 cabbage
· 1 bunch celery – add herbs and seasoning as desired.
This program is highly recommended for women and men above 40 for whom excess weight is especially dangerous. Excess weight for women aggravates arthritis problems and leads to rapid joint decay. Pain and joint deterioration can be lessened by weight loss as weight loss removes the stress on the knee joint. Excess weight is the most critical factor in keeping good health and excess weight is responsible for the most problems including coronary diseases, heart problems, arthritis and cancer among other serious life threatening diseases. Most serious health problems can be avoided by the single function of maintaining an ideal weight. Daily mild exercise of 20 minutes is also essential. Do not tire yourself out, but being regular in your exercise and maintaining an ideal weight goes a long way in ensuring a happy, healthy and long life.
Wish you the very best in your endeavour!
How do I break a water fast without gaining weight?
I want to go on a water fast and I was wondering how many days do I do it for? And I know that after fasting, my metabolisim will be really slow so how would I break the fast with out gaining all of the weight back?
weight loss cardiff answers:
You need to be careful. And, yes, eating smaller portions is better for weight loss. But some people need to fast for religious reasons. But even if you DO want to fast to drop weight, it can be done. Please investigate the link below before you do it.
WebMD says this about fasting for weight loss:
If you weed through all the controversy, you’ll find that most medical experts agree on one thing: fasting is not a healthy weight loss tool.
“The appeal is that [fasting] is quick, but it is quick fluid loss, not substantial weight loss,” says Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, CNS, founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Weight Loss Management Center.
“If it’s easy off, it will come back quickly” — as soon as you start eating normally again, she says.
Even some proponents of fasting for other medical purposes do not support fasting for weight loss. Some say it can actually make weight problems worse.
“Fasting is not a weight loss tool. Fasting slows your metabolic rate down so your diet from before the fast is even more fattening after you fast,” says Joel Fuhrman MD, author of Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss and Fasting and Eating for Health.
Fasting for weight loss carries other health risks as well.
While fasting for a day or two is rarely a problem if you are healthy, “it can be quite dangerous if you are not already eating a healthy diet, or if you’ve got liver or kidney problems, any kind of compromised immune system functioning, or are on medication — even Tylenol,” says Fuhrman, a family physician in Flemington, N.J..
Even worse for dieters is that fasting for weight loss “distracts people from the real message of how to lose weight: lower fat intake, eat five fruits and vegetables a day, drink water and stop drinking other liquids, walk 30 minutes a day, and get more sleep,” says Fernstrom, an associate professor of psychiatry, epidemiology, and surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
In addition, other practices that are often combined with fasting for weight loss, such as colon cleansing, carry their own risks.
“Fasts are sometimes accompanied with enemas to cleanse your intestinal tract, and that can be very dangerous,” says Fernstrom. “The intestinal tract has a lot of good bacteria. When you are changing that balance, the good bacteria are affected, too.”
I have read that drinking juice only to start is a good way to break your fast. But PLEASE investigate this more to make sure you are doing this in a safe way.
What is the easiest way to lose weight?
And about how long will it take to actually lose weight?
weight loss cardiff answers:
Okay what you need to do is eat small meals throughout the day. 5-6 meals that contain fibers,protein and good fat. Aim to get 40%carbs,30% protein and 30% fat (good unsaturated fat). By lowering your carb intake, make sure that the amount of carbs you actually do intake, come from either fruit,vegetables and in limits pasta with fibers or protein,brown rice, whole wheat bread and so on. Eat a large breakfast as it will keep you full through out the morning and will give you the energy you need for a whole day. Then eat every 3-4 hours. Make sure the snacks are about 200-300 kcal depending on what you need for a whole day. It can be like fat free yogurt (has protein) with some kind of fruit (ex apples, contains fibers). Try to eat dinner 3-4 hours before you go to sleep or earlier, but make sure you wont binge before you go to bed. The dinner should not consist too much of carbs, as carbs will provide you with energy, which you don’t need when you go to sleep. If you can go for a walk before you go to bed, then good. Also get a good night sleep, approx 8-9 hours. Sleep is very essential to weight loss. Drink only water. You don’t want to waste your precious kcal on fluid drinks that won’t make you feel full anyway.Water will also cleanse your whole system inside. The protein should come from lean sources like skinless chicken, fish( also have very good fat), fat free dairy products, eggs etc. You can also try to get some protein shakes (only fluid allowed with kcal,lol), they can help with weight loss as well, especially if you don’t get enough protein in your diet. Good fat would be like fish, nuts, olive oil, canola oil, avocado, etc.
I hope this was any help. I can’t say how long it will take you. It all depends on you. But eating healthy and exercissing is the best way and the easiest way.
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