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How to Lose Weight by Jogging Walking and Gain Muscles

Updated on August 8, 2022
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Miebakagh57 is a retired Chief Administrative Officer. I am passionate about aerobic exercises, food, nutrition, and good health.


During cold weather, many people like to stay indoors. The disadvantage of this is that such persons gain weight. In fact, the increase in body mass is unhealthy, which can lead to diseases like cold, flu, and high blood pressure. But one can take advantage of cold weather to lose some weight, and gain muscular weight. Here I will reveal the ropes.

Chilly Weather

Weather conditions are global in character. Some countries experienced chilly conditions at least two times a year. Your winter condition may have some features very different from my harmattan. But one thing in common is that both seem to be cool and chilly.

This chill condition means your body will be using much heat or fuel in food or, it will be using any reserve the body has stored up. You are expected to eat extra fat at such periods.


At this time, the human body seems to resist the cool and chilly feeling. We control the resistance by putting on warm clothing, staying indoors if need be and warming the body near a fire; at the same time, increasing our consumption of good food like roast corns with fresh sardine and mullet fishes. All this effort is geared to keep our body warm. Doctors, the World Health Organization, and Dietician recommends you increased your consumption of fats and oils two-fold or more. This helps keep your weight constant, or rather increase in body mass index.

Losing Weight

If you have tried to lose weight, and have not achieved the desired result, do not worry. You can take advantage of any chilly season to lose some weight quickly. Many agreed that if you do not take extra foodstuff, your health is bound to go under. In other words, you will lose some weight, cold issues aside.

The reality is that the body’s reserve food in the form of adipose tissue will be burnt to release energy. This energy is the channel to keep the body and other bodily functions in good, workable condition. If you are not aware of this reality, you can do so now to lose the desired weight.

Eat Varied Vegetable, Fruits and Seeds.

Fruits and vegetables contain various micro-nutrients that can contain a cold virus. Fruits in particular like citrus lime, lemon, and grapefruits contain excellent and high vitamin C contents. Blackcurrant is very rich in vitamin C. Leafy greens like kale, broccoli, cabbage, and pumpkin are rich sources, but contain fewer carbohydrates, fats and oils, and proteins, the energy-yielding foodstuffs.

Your fish or pork chops for breakfast should contain three-quarters of fruits and vegetables, instead of half of the chop plate fruits and vegetables, as recommended by the MyPlate guide or the Food Pyramid.

If you eat 3/4 of fruits and vegetables in a fish chop, include avocado or coconut meat and its milk. This will help increase your metabolic rate.

Seeds and nuts contain unsaturated or polyunsaturated oils. Eat a handful with every meal. Peanuts, cashew nuts, chia seeds, and your favourites are all great. Enjoy them liberally.

According to Professor Trustwell, eating a variety of grains and seeds with fewer animals and fish meals can help in giving that slender body you desired. In his book on nutrition among the Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, he accounts further that the grains used as foods result in the tribe being free from cardiovascular diseases.

Vegetable-Fruit Salad

Due to their high fiber content will keep your satiated.
Due to their high fiber content will keep your satiated. | Source

Eat Fewer Animal and Hydrogenate Fats

Animal and hydrogenated fats contain a higher percentage of saturated fats. On oxidation, these only increase your body mass index. Instead, go for nuts, seeds, as mentioned earlier, and extra virgin oils. These are healthy and can help you control your weight down. That is why avocado and coconut meat helps raised your metabolic rate after eating these foodstuffs. Eat less lean or fat meat, eggs, milk, cheese, and butter. A chop plate of brown or unpolished rice with vegan stew helps here. I made a vegan stew with onions, garlic, ginger, fresh pepper, and tomatoes, with peanut oil.

Unpolished Rice with Stew



'Proper hydration is extremely important for your health'.-Brianna Elliot.

Hydrate Your Body with High Water Content Fruits and Vegetables

You should eat fruits and vegetables that are high in water to hydrate the body. Such fruits and vegetables will carry water between 80% to 90%. Cucumber, watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe, and grapefruit have 90% water content plus. Their distilled water is an electrolyte helping the body to function healthily. Others are strawberries and blueberries.

Leafy greens and fruit vegetables will include celery, broccoli, tomatoes, zucchini, and iceberg lettuce. Green peppers and spinach, contain 92% water.

These fruits and vegetables are also high in sodium, potassium, and magnesium salts helping the body system balance the blood pressure, 'positively charging' the body cells, and 'help muscle contraction and the rhythm of the heart'.

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Mixed Your Meal with Various Fruits and Vegetables

A vegetable chop
A vegetable chop | Source

Muscular Workouts

'It is most important that every normal person should exercise the muscles of the body actively, so as to produce free sweating, full action of the lungs, increased action of the heart, and more rapid circulation of the blood'.-F. Daniel.

Steps That You Can Take

Here are some steps that you can take to advantage of this issue.

  1. Maintain regular workouts. Go for jogging. Jogging will help burn more body fat than ever. Why? You may ask. My answer is that your body needs extra heat to raise and maintain body temperature. Jogging will give the best result. Jog briskly to cover half a mile or just one mile and back, Or you can take a long walk of a mile. When you jog or walk, fats stored as adipose tissue are burnt to release energy that heats the body.
  2. Take a Long Walk. Brisk walking helps here. Walk the dog for a mile and back.
  3. Do one or two high-intensity exercises for 30 minutes daily for three weeks. Then follow this up two or three times in the week for the same 30 minutes.

Additional Steps

  • Drink water. Water is scientifically regarded as food. In addition to eating fruits and vegetables high in water contents, drink water. This is the time you should drink like 5 or 6 glasses of water daily. This helps in controlling your eating habit and hence reducing your weight.
  • Cut down on very high carbohydrates, fats and oils, and proteins in foods. These will keep your weight down. Also, cut out all junk foods.

Jogging Will Help You Lose Some Weight

5.00 AM joggers
5.00 AM joggers | Source

Brisk Walk

Brisk walking helps reduce body weigh
Brisk walking helps reduce body weigh | Source


Try as much as possible to keep a balance in your choice of kinds of foodstuffs. You should choose wisely. It is unthinkable that if you continue with much-processed, high fat and protein, and carbohydrates, or junk foods, all your efforts will be lost. Maintain a balance.


1. Health Science and Physiology for Tropical Schools by F. Daniel, Oxford University Press, London.

2. Nutrition: A Consumer's Guide to Good Eating, by Sheila Bingham, CORGI BOOKS.

3. ABC OF NUTRITION, by A. Stewart Trustwell, BMJ Books, London.

4. Cut calories.

5. Cantaloupe water content.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2015 Miebakagh Fiberesima


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