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Stop walking to lose weight!

Once you cross your mid 20s, most people who think about weight loss, first try to fix it through diet only, since that seems simple. If that doesn’t work, they try to do walk off the weight! If you’re one of those people trying to stay fit by walking, our guess is that you’ve been walking for a while now, but your weight is stagnant.  Wonder why? No its not your age, or genetics, or your body chemistry..

You’re not losing weight because you’re walking! Walking is a really light exercise. When you first start walking, you might lose some weight, since your body is not used to any exercise. But within a month of walking exercise, your body gets used to walking. So, walking the same distance is less strenous- as a result, you burn fewer calories.

So, how can you lose weight by jogging/running? Simple .. do some more strenous exercise, like running (or jogging.. same thing). Running will not only burn upto 40% more calories for the same distance, but it helps to build muscle… along with a host of other running benefits. Read this articles to see running weight loss benefits how running is better than walking!

Is there an age limitation to jog/run? No, there is no limitation. You could be over 50 and run on a regular basis. As you get older, your metabolic rate slows down, so to avoid putting on weight, you need to work harder at it.

Along with exercise, its also important to watch your diet. Get a proper diet plan to manage your weight, and get some exercise to keep yourself strong.

 

 

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Mistakes in Common Weight Loss Diet Plans

Previously, we told you why self made or free diet plans are not effective at weight loss. There are plenty of mistakes that people make in diet plans. See what’s keeping your diet plan from helping you lose weight effectively!

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Fruits Only Diet: The most common mistake people make is eating only fruits in their diet. The fruits provide vitamins and carbohydrates, but there is no protein and fat in your diet. Without protein, your muscles will shrink. So, you will lose weight, but it will be valuable muscle weight, not fat that you lose. Also, removing fat from your diet, will reduce the absorption of nutrients in your digestive system. Besides, lack of healthy fats in your diet, promotes skin wrinkling and other unhealthy side effects

Early Dinner Diet: The other pitfall is eating dinner to early and skipping breakfast. If you eat dinner over 3 hours before you sleep, then sleep for 8-9 hours, then have breakfast 1-2 hours after waking up, that can be a 14 hour gap between meals. With such long gaps in your meals, your body goes into starvation mode, and it starts storing more fat.

Fat Free Diets: Many diets focus on low fat foods. Most low fat foods besides depriving your body of its daily fat requirements, use processed products, that increase carbohydrate content in the processed food product. As a result, your body gets excess carbohydrates and stores them as fat!

Diet Foods Diet: Diets that have a lot of diet foods using sugar substitutes can be very harmful. Many sugar substitutes are being promoted are healthy replacements for sugar in our diets, but with all the chemicals used in production, they can have serious side effects in the long run.

So, what is healthy weight loss?

Healthy weight loss is losing weight from reducing the fat in your body. If you can increase muscle in your body (for both men and women), it will only help further in reducing fat.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo

Are Frooti drinkers fat and unhealthy?

Have you seen the new frooti ad? (watch below) It is full on unhealthy looking people. Most of them are really out of shape. Is Frooti trying to imply that its drinkers get unhealthy like that? Mango is healthy, but mango flavoured drinks like these are loaded with sugar, and we all know that Sugar Makes you Fat. If you keep drinking sugar loaded drinks consistently, you will promote fat storage in your body, and become unhealthy.

Indians are a higher risk of diabetes and hypertension- India is projected to be the diabetes capital of the world by 2050. Obesity is also on the rise in India. Indians already lead such sedentary lives, that its important for us to ensure we stay healthy and fit.

If the video doesn’t work, view it here- YouTube Frooti New Ad. On a side note, we think its an interesting ad film :)

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo

Is walking good for weight loss?

Walking is boring. It takes so long, and we believe that unless you don’t have a physical limitation holding you back from running, you should not be walking. Start running.

There are so many reasons to start running now- we’ve listed a few for you:

Burn calories while you rest: Running raises your metabolic rate, so you burn calories even while you rest. So you burn calories while watching TV, while sleeping, even while taking a shower!

Walking good for weight loss?

Build great leg muscles: Running can build muscle in your legs- gives you great calves, quads and butt muscles- your way to look good in shorts : ) Also, it increases in your body’s muscle. Muscle burns calories just to maintain itself, so your burn even more calories.

Running can improve posture: When you run correctly, it helps to work the muscles in your lower back and core. As a result, it can improve your general posture, while burning fat. Since many of us have belly fat and fat around the lower back and hips, running can help you lose that also.

Running suppresses appetite- Researchers found that running for over 60 minutes lowers levels of the hormone, Ghrelin (appetite increasing hormone), and increases levels of the hormone Peptide YY (appetite suppressing hormone). So, you probably won’t be scarfing down a huge meal after a good run!

Look hot: With all the fat you lose, the muscle you build, you only get hotter!

Save time: When you run, you do the same amount of work in lesser time. So, you burn calories faster, and you save time to do anything else that you want.

Need a place to run in Delhi? Here’s a list- Siri Fort Sports Complex, Jahanpanah City Forest, Lodhi Garden, Hauz Khas Deer Park. These are all in South Delhi and Central Delhi.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo