Monday, September 29, 2008

Fitness Fridays...on a Monday?

That's right. Last week I just didn't have much to share. This week is different because I caught the Prevention Magazine's segment on The Today Show this morning. They were talking about what you can do to tackle that plateau when you are trying to lose those last 10 pounds. But the thing is, what they said made a lot of sense.... even if you have more than that 10 to lose.

1. Our metabolism slows down 20 calories a day for every pound that we lose. What that's saying to me is that, as you lose weight, you need to adjust your caloric intake. Pretty smart idea.

2. You need to have 4 to 5 days a week of cardio. Do it in intervals...4 minutes of high intensity followed by 2 minutes of rest. Doing so will burn more calories and then you'll burn 66% more fat the next time you work out! Cool!!!!

3. Standing for 1 hour a day will help you burn 100 extra calories.

4. There's been a study done that suggests the more meat you eat, the more likely you are to be overweight. The solution? Eat like a vegetarian 3 days a week for a month.

5. Keep a diary of what you eat - and do so online. The accountability is incredible and you'll also be able to analyse your progress.

Just wanted to share these tips... remember, no pain, no gain :)


McEwens said...

great tips!! I didnt know about the fast slow one!!!! 66 % more!! YEAH

Scrappy Girl said...

These were cool! Great tips...thanks for sharing.