Get On the Fast Track to Weight Loss in 30 Minutes a Day (Without Hitting the Fitness Club)
The Proven Formula for Weight Loss
The formula for weight loss is as follows:
weight loss (and a higher level of health) =
- a "think thin" mindset +
- strength training +
- a controlled eating plan +
- aerobic activity.
This article focuses on the strength and aerobic parts of this formula by introducing an alternative to traditional health club weight training.
Take it Easy at First
What worked for me was to start out slowly, adding one activity every one or two weeks.
I began by getting the right mindset (I Can Make You Thin). This book helped set up the eating habits designed to lose weight as well as creating a mindset for weight loss.
Then, I began walking every day.
Along the way to weight loss, I discovered sugar is definitely THE enemy, and so I severely reduced bad carbs (anything with enriched white flour).
What activity/diet speeds up weight loss for you?
Introducing the Weight Loss Accelerator
All the weight loss activities mentioned in the previous section move you toward your weight loss and fitness goals.
The last activity, reducing sugar, causes accelerated weight loss, especially in the early phases of minimizing empty carbs like soda, cake, and cookies.
You'll find a major weight loss accelerator in weight training. Muscle burns fat. Building more muscle burns bigger quantities of fat. There is a cost to learning weight training. If you're not using your own body weight, you likely will lift weights. Unfortunately, there is a learning curve to learn how to lift weights properly to maximize muscle building.
An alternative to weight training is building muscle by following an exercise DVD. The next session discusses one of the DVD programs that, when used properly, will put you on the fast track to weight loss in 30 minutes a day without requiring a health club membership.
Jillian Michaels Body Revolution
claims weight loss over a 90-day period at 30 minutes a day using a combination of aerobic activity and strength training. You can also follow the eating plan supplied with the program. Jillian Michaels Body Revolution
Body revolution definitely qualifies as a challenging fast track program. Jillian's DVDs are typically high-quality and based on solid training concepts. Body Revolution works - the Amazon reviews show positive results.
I followed Jillian's DVDs as an alternative to health club weight training. They can be used in more than one 90-day program and can be modified for injuries such as knee or shoulder restrictions.
Fast Track Your Weight Loss Program
Fasttracking a weight loss program could mean adding an eating plan accelerator such as reducing empty carbs/sugar, introducing weight lifting, or following a quality, proven exercise DVD strength-training program.
I recommend Jillian Michaels's Body Revolution for the following reasons:
- Jillian Michaels programs are based on solid weight loss and strength training principle.
- Jilian's reputation producing results as a personal trainer (The Biggest Loser).
- Positive reviews of and testimonials for Body Revolution