While cardio training, that is.
If yes, which combination of fruits would be the best? Preferably simple ones like apples and bananas, maybe strawberries.
If no, what would be a better alternative?
asked Oct 26 '11 at 08:13
You probably know weight loss tips, but I thought I'd give you some tips as I'm always fighting the flab and fighting to make sure my diet is good. It's tough eating a balanced diet and getting enough exorcise.
Walking short distances and building the distance up helps.
Swimming is another great way to exorcise if you are obese as it's not load bearing so will help to stop you damaging yourself although if you are image concious then you might find it tough to go to public pools.
If you find your diet to be healthy or more importantly balanced and can't seem to shift weight (remember that you might gain weight as fat turns to muscle) then it's worth consulting with a doctor.
The mantra of eat little and often and drink plenty of water is another good tip. Don't try and drink gallons of water as your stomach is only a bag and filling it with too much water might simply make you sick.
I've actually done this when I was younger to see how much water I could take, but I'd not recommend you try that.
If you are not too heavy to ride a bicycle then I would say this is one of the best bits of exorcise you can do because you use your stomach muscles, arms and legs while giving your heart a good workout and getting a good sweat up. I find cycling, like walking great for exorcise as you can implement a destination to make the physical effort of getting there a side effect.
But as I said, for every amount of sweating you do do then you need to make sure you replace the fluid. Always aim for your urine to be white in colour more times than not because this shows that enough liquid is flowing around you.
Remember why you want to exorcise. Personally during and after a long ride are times when I really feel alive or standing on top of a mountain and feel the immense insignificance of your own life compared with how huge the world is around you.
answered Oct 27 '11 at 19:14
I really wouldn't recommend it unless you have something to keep you going. Fruit only will provide sugar and vitamins but not much else, which will leave you tired and generally would not be good for you.
Summary: Fruits + tea (as you suggested). If you are cardio training: proteins!! Try to avoid carbs if you are overweight, otherwise eat enough to give you the energy you need.
If you are cardio training, I would suggest protein all the way, with the fruits. Just eat a fair amount of meats, eggs etc but try to trim off the fats, grill or bake instead of fry etc.
If you are a little "overweight", then avoiding carbs while having proteins will provide your body with the building blocks to make muscle, and will use the excess fat for energy. This works (unlike starvation diets) because you are not depriving your body - it still gets the nutrients it needs. If you do not have any excess fat, then eat enough carbohydrates to give you the energy to train.
If after a few days you still feel tired in general (not from training), then you are not taking in enough energy
answered Oct 26 '11 at 13:32
Diet is like quitting smoking.
Taper your daily dose of Calorie intake. and make sure it's BALANCED.
Remember that Physical Work burn more calories than Intellectual, So you deserve to eat more if you have physical work.
Salt in food will make you LOOK fat because of it's water-retaining properties. Tea is a diuretic. and contains caffeine.
1 Liter of water = 1Kg body weight, the more you loose water, the more you SEEM to loose weight.
what do you want to do? want to loose weight or what?
fruits can never be enough, Sudden starvation will only lead to OVER eating later when you can not anymore take it.
WILL is a strong factor to keep you going. Harness your will to do your objective and you will attain it.
avoid FAT or also known as very very complex carbohydrates.
eat only when you're hungry.
avoid doing a FULL TANK.
Aerobic Exercise a.k.a any physical work that keeps your heart rate above 100bpm for quite an extended period of time eg. Jogging/mountain climbing.
(not sure about the 100bpm, just google it.)
Physical work that is not Aerobic will not help you loose calories (eg. weight lifting)
Aerobic exercise is like Adding Oxygen to Fuel that is why they "Burn" calories.
Eat at the right time of the day, You can use fruit as replacement for snack. but not for the main meal.
Fruit diet are for girls. it's just a fad helps nothing.
answered Oct 27 '11 at 09:50
I wouldn't last a day, especially if I drove past Chipotle :D
answered Oct 27 '11 at 23:42
Thanks peeps, you guys really helped a lot. :D
answered Oct 28 '11 at 09:57
Walking is a perfect exercise. Walk thirty minutes at enough speed to make a difference in your breathing. That might be a very slow pace, but just make sure that it puts some strain on your breathing. That will mean that your heart is getting exercised.
Dieting doesn't work. There have been more studies of dieting than almost any topic known to man. All diets fail eventually and 99% of dieters "gain it all back, and then some." With a 99% fail rate, why is the word "diet" even in the dictionary?
Learning to eat well is the only thing that works. Cut out most sweets for now and eat half as much food as you're used to. Drink a lot of water, walk every day, eat some fruit every day.
The changes will be fast and dramatic. Later you can begin studying and learning more about a healthful lifestyle.
answered Oct 29 '11 at 21:25