1) What is the quickest way to lose weight?
Losing weight isn't a mysterious process. It's burning
more calories than you eat. However, if it were really that simple, none of us would have a weight problem. The real secret
to weight loss is this: make small changes every day and you'll slowly lose those unwanted pounds. Forget about quick results.
Never starve yourself through crash diets. Cut out refined carbohydrates, eat lean proteins and limit fat intake.
Exercise about 3-4 times a week for approximately 45-60 minutes. Vary your workouts with a balanced cardiovascular,
strength training and stretching routine.
2) Is exercise more important than diet?
Diet is more important
than exercise. Diet contributes about 75% towards your weight loss or fitness goal. Not enough fuel and nutrition
will result in little or no progress. On the other hand, too much food or an unbalance diet will neutralize any results from
your exercise program.
3) How do I reduce the size of my gut?
Diet along with your genetics play important
parts in determining where the body stores fat. Spot reduction never works despite what infomercials show you. Unfortunately,
we can't pick and choose which parts go first. Follow my recommendation above for losing weight.
Do you recommend that I exercise every day?
No. I rarely endorse training more than five days a week. Rest and
recuperation is just as important and should be part of a well-planned exercise program.
5) When would be
the best time to exercise?
Exercise when it is most convenient for you. There are both pros and cons to working out during
the morning as well as afternoon or evenings. If you are better off exercising after work then do it. That's better than not
getting up to workout in the morning.
6) Will my muscles convert to fat when I stop exercising?
Your muscle will never turn to fat. Muscle needs fuel to function. When your food intake is less than your body's and
muscles' need to function, your body uses up its fuel reserves, which is your body fat. When you stop exercising, you decrease
your muscles' need for fuel. Therefore, if you do not proportionately decrease your food intake as well, you will store
the extra fuel in the form of fat.
7) Is walking as good as jogging?
The kind of exercise that you perform
for cardiovascular endurance, is not as important as the intensity and duration of your workout. Cardiovascular exercises
burn fat, aid in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, release serotonin (a feel-good hormone) and improve stamina. Don't
make the mistake of working too hard and get injured or burned-out, or not working out hard enough to not see any results.
8) Am I too old to exercise?
No. If, however, you have medical problems get your doctor's clearance first.
Otherwise, there's no age limit on starting an exercise program. The improvements you see will include improved balance
and coordination, increased strength and flexibility, and weight management. The risks associated with not exercising are
greater than a safe strength-training program.
9) Will lifting heavy weights make me bulk-up?
heavy weights will not make you bulk-up. Lift heavy-enough weights that your muscles fatigue between 8 to 12 repetitions.
With a moderate strength-training program, both men and women develop tone, not bulk.
10) Is it better to
do cardio before or after lifting weights?
I tell my clients that if they lift after a cardiovascular workout, they will
not have the same power than if they lifted first. To burn more calories, I recommend lifting first, cardio second.
However, this may not hold true for someone who needs to improve cardiovascular endurance for say, a triathlon. To improve
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