Originally Posted by estrex
Hi guys i am new and i have a question.
I started to worrk out about a week ago and my question is how can i loose
fat faster? tanks for your help.
oh yeah i try to eat healthy and no soda.:banghead:
Lol, I think everyone will have their two cents about this one.
The tried-and-true method I use to lose weight, for tournaments or whatever, is I go to the store and I buy Lean Cuisines. Silly-sounding, I know. They're actually pretty decent, and they're low on calories (some as low as 150 per dinner). I eat those, a mix of some fruits, some stir-fry, skim milk, and I keep a few 100 calorie snack packs around for deserts. I usually cheat once a week so that my body gets some fat. If you don't get any fat into your diet, you will stop losing weight after a short while as your body tries to storehouse (to protect) what fat you have remaining. This is true no matter how much fat you carry on you.
Get some fruit, maybe some vegetables, and a limited number of snacks. Try to eat smaller meals throughout the day, as opposed to less frequent but larger meals. Water is always good. Very underestimated imo for weight loss.
It's better to have longer workout, as opposed to more intense ones to burn fat. The first 45 minutes you work out, your body is going to use mostly carbohydrates to fuel you. At about an hour, your body uses a significantly higher percentage of fat to keep you going. So all things being equal, longer workouts are better even if they're a little lower in intensity.
Bottom line, it comes down to calorie consumption. If you're eating more than you use, you won't lose weight very fast, if at all. If you're putting more energy (calories) in than is coming out, it just doesn't work. At its simplest level that's what dieting is all about. Trying to increase the energy out and decrease the energy in, within reasonable levels.
Make your choices realistic though, don't overdo it and pick a plan that you can't keep up with over the long term. I have my addictions that I allow just because it keeps me sane.
Hope this helps. I'm sure other people will have their suggestions too. Take what you think will work for you, and tailor it around yourself. You know yourself better than anyone, and basing your plan around yourself tends to work best in my experience.
Lol, and welcome to the site. Your first post.