There are so many myths about losing weight in the market which can be found from books, magazines, online articles and even on infomercials convincing you that their product will help you lose 10 pounds in just a week. There are those that tell you to fast and cut down your daily food intake and those that tell you to keep on doing vigorous weight loss exercises using their fitness equipment.
It can be observed that most of these marketers tend to sell more information regarding their product rather than providing their clients the appropriate quick weight loss exercises which are important in maintaining their ideal weight after they were able to shed some fats.
One of the most common errors that people who want to lose weight make is that they tend to do more resistance exercises (lifting barbells) rather than endurance exercises such as cycling, swimming and running. If you want to lose weight, you’d want to continuously sweat as you feel the fats being burned during every minute of your workout. With this type of exercise, you can lose up to 300 calories within 30 minutes.
Yet there is a problem with this method because together if done with dieting, protein can also get burned. Burning muscle together with fats is not a good way to lose weight. Researchers have shown that building muscle is essential to speed up your metabolism. This is important because it will help in speed up the fat burning process.
A study conducted at the University of New South Wales in Australia proved that a combination of both low-intensity training and high-intensity training can help promote weight loss faster and at the same time it helps in toning the muscles. This type of exercise is called interval training. The study ventured that you can burn up to six times the fat with interval exercise than that of low-intensity training alone.
This type of training involves a high-intensity workout for about 8 seconds with a 12 second recovery period. This will then be repeated for 20 minutes. Before going into this type of exercise, make sure that you have consulted your physician to avoid any untoward accidents.
A good example of interval exercise is jogging and swimming.
It is a common mistake that people make after being able to lose 10 lbs. of weight tends to stop their exercise or diet regimen because they think that they were able to get rid of the weight permanently. Actually stopping your weight loss regimen without doing some actions in order to keep the weight away would only lead to more weight gain later on.
A good way to avoid gaining the weight back is by continuously doing your interval exercise and making it habit.