- Diet & Weight Loss
3 Ways To Lose Weight Alongside Your Dog
Embark on your weight loss journey along with your dog!
Whatever its breed, your dog can motivate you to lose weight. When your dog has a few extra pounds to shed as well, have fun together meeting the set goals.
Walks are a great source of exercise for both you and your pet.
Dogs need to go for walks each day. Aside from providing the opportunity for dogs to relieve themselves, walks also keep them from becoming antsy being cooped up all inside all day.
Walks are an excellent way for both you and your dog to lose weight together. Livestrong.com explains that a 30-minute walk at a moderate pace of 3 miles per hour (mph) burns about 150 calories for the average person. Walks increase the metabolism of both you and your dog; a significant amount of calories are burned by both of you during the activity.
Try picking up the pace for a power-walk alongside your dog, or engage your pet in a jog. Increasing activity levels revs up the number of calories that you both lose over time.
Revising the eating plan for you and your dog also facilitates weight loss for both of you.
For dogs, three or four smaller meals are advisable to one or two large meals each day. The smaller meals, explains Suite101, increase a dog's metabolism. For you as the pet owner, a similar eating routine helps you also lose weight.
Smaller meals, for you, mean eating four or five mini meals a day rather than two or three larger meals. The exact number of meals consumed depends on the total number of hours awake per day on average.
When you eat every three hours, you tend to consume less calories overall in a day as you do not feel starved between meals. Frequent smaller meals also enhance digestion of the food for you and your dog.
Walking your dog is a necessary activity. The necessity of your dog's habit keeps you to a routine as well. You cannot put off going for a walk if you do not feel up to it on a certain day. Your dog therefore helps keep you on your own walking plan.
As well, your dog's eating plan keeps you in check of your own eating habits. Use the timing of your dog's meals to cook for yourself as well. Mini meals will help both of you achieve weight loss goals. You will remember to keep to the same eating schedule as your dog when you are the primary server of your dog's meals.
Lose weight alongside your dog by adapting a combination of the above tips. Have fun alongside your pet by going for a jog and bonding at the same time. Eat smaller meals throughout the day as well. Continue your weight loss journey while helping your dog lose pounds at the same time.
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