Effective weight loss is a combination of exercise and a proper diet. It sounds simple but most people who are trying to lose weight get it wrong. The thousands of weight loss ‘experts’ promoting their versions of the best exercise and diet do not help matters. All it does is to add to the confusion and frustration of those that are trying their best to lose weight and get in shape.
The best exercise for weight loss is a combination of high intensity aerobics and basic weight training. Jogging, brisk walking, swimming and cycling are some of the best aerobics exercises for weight loss. Aerobic exercise when done continuously for 20 to 30 minutes elevates your heart rate and breathing and sustains same for about 20 minutes after the exercise.
High intensity aerobics strengthens your cardiovascular system and helps you to build endurance. High intensity aerobics when sustained for 20 to 30 minutes also takes your body into the fat burning zone.
You get the best weight loss benefit by combining aerobics with weight training. Weight training helps to build strength and muscle mass. The more muscles you have, the more calories your body burns and the faster you can lose weight. Do aerobics exercises coupled with weight training 3 to 4 times weekly to get the best results.
The best diet for weight loss is not necessarily the latest fad diet. Excess body-weight comes from consuming more calories than you burn. All you have to do lose weight is to either consume fewer calories, burn more or both. The best diet is not the one that makes you to starve. Simply reduce your intake of foods that are high in calories and increase foods that have low-calorie counts.
This means you have to avoid high fat meat and dairy products and go for the low-fat versions. It means reduction in eating pastries, alcohol and sugary food. It means whole grains, cereals fruits and vegetables will take up a larger part of your diet.
We don’t have space to go into specifics here. However, what we have discussed should give you a picture of what the best exercise and diet for weight loss should be. Keep these points in mind when you are choosing a diet or exercise program to help to you lose weight.