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How to lose weight dedicating less than 10 minutes per day

Updated on August 19, 2013
Guilty pleasure from the holidays
Guilty pleasure from the holidays

What would you say if you could find a way to burn fat 24/7? If you are overweight this may be the answer you’ve been looking for. If you are already fit this may give you the chance to eat those guilty pleasures without feeling guilty! Either way, Christmas and New Year’s Eve just passed by, so here is an easy and fast way to get rid of the holiday weight we may have won.

We might dedicate one hour a day to workout, if we realize we are losing weight too slow then we add another hour -maybe a whole hour of just running-, next we recognize we are burning fat very very slowly or not burning it at all! “This is impossible!! What can I do? The more effort and time I dedicate to exercise the less I lose weight; I give up”. Please, do not just yet! The problem is not that you are not working out as long as you need, the problem is you are not working out in the way you need.

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Allow me to explain myself…

When you exercise 1 hour, your body needs fuel to last that hour of workout (understanding “fuel” as our food and fluids, meaning vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, fat, minerals, water, etc., all of them in the right amount, as obvious as it may sound). When you realize you are not losing as much weight as you wanted, then you add another 60 minutes into your routine, now your body needs to make the adjustments in order to make the same fuel last twice as long, meaning your metabolism will decrease its speed; so what it used to take 60 minutes for your body to burn out, now takes 120 minutes.

If we think about it, the previous means we can manipulate our workout to alter our metabolism to increase its speed too, this will make our body burn fat faster, even if we are not exercising at all! We could be asleep and still be burning fat, since we manage a way to not only burn fat through to the high temperatures our body gets during the exercise time (which could easily be just water melting, not that much fat).

Let's assume you already run for 30 minutes per day and your body is ready to take charge for that; but now you say, "I want to burn more fat", and probably you are thinking, "Well, if I want to burn twice the fat, I need to run twice as much", the bad news are that your metabolism will become slower in order to make the energy last twice as long. All we need to do is to understand how your metabolism works, this will lead us to find the right way to burn the calories faster.

If we can regulate our metabolism the way is presented in this hub, our body will keep burning fat during the rest of the day, even if you are not working out, that means you will be getting fitter 24/7. If you combine this routine with healthy eating habits you will feel better and better, and see actual results in no time.

Our bodies were designed to automatically modify their behavior as needed in order to keep living, they were not intended to look good, to keep in shape or to keep the right function of the organs as a main target; their main target is to keep us living (I hope I am explaining myself). So since my body will protect my life, it is my responsibility to take guard of its good shape, and the organs, and this will make it easier for it to keep me living, and to improve my quality of life. Plus, I will feel more attractive.

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Alright, stop beating around the bush and get the point…

How to lose weight dedicating less than 10 minutes per day? Make your metabolism work faster, no need for a longer workout, you just need to do it in the way your body understands it has to burn the fuel faster. Almost any cardio exercise will do it, if performed in the right way and time. Here is how to do that (this is just one way, there are many others).

Put on some comfortable clothes and running shoes. Warm up by walking fast and steadily during 150 seconds. Jog for 90 seconds, and get your body ready for action. Run as fast as you can during just 60 seconds. Now jog for 90 seconds again, to decrease your body levels. And finally cool down by walking steadily during 150 seconds one more time. And that is it! A total of 9 minutes worth of cardio exercise.

To sum up...

Time (Minutes)
Intensity
To
2.5
Walking
Warm up
1.5
Jogging
Get ready for action
1.0
Running
Accelerate metabolism
1.5
Jogging
Get levels back to normal
2.5
Walking
Cool down

From the second week on you can do this routine twice and then thrice, but this is only optional, you can keep doing the same 9-minute routine from above for as long as you want.

Keep in mind…

Walk, jog and run is completely free of charge, there is no need for a special gear, or a partner to practice it. It can help you get in a better mood, and lose tension, among so many other benefits!

Remember, you MUST check out with your doctor before engaging in any workout program; this is for your own benefit. It will also help you a lot if you consult a nutritionist to recommend you an eating program personalized for you.

You may also want to consider... this routine will increase your heart rate, so you may want to pace yourself before trying it, specially if you have not done any cardio exercise for a long time. And do not try it if you are morbidly obese, or have heart problems. If this is your case, a good walk-routine may be an excellent choice. No need to risk yourself.

I have been trying this routine for a very long time now, never had a problem, in fact I get great results from it, plus it is really fun! That is why I wanted to share it with all of you!

Keep it safe, keep it healthy.

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      Ruben Marcelo Lagos Olguin 4 years ago from Santiago, Chile

      That's so very true!! Thank you for your collaboration and your insights!!

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      Dr-Will 4 years ago

      Very good and efficient, I think this type of workout is very efficient for persons that are overweight, this is one of the reasons why dancing is a great exercise, but this is better is you are in the run. We have to keep in mind that this isn't the best exercise for persons with morbid obesity. Great article! Voted up.

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      Ruben Marcelo Lagos Olguin 4 years ago from Santiago, Chile

      Thank you!! exactly, you can do it in the treadmill or outdoors!! It will always work!! Thanks a lot!!!

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      OanaBoteanu 4 years ago

      Stop and go motion, extremely efficient!! I normally do this on the treadmill as part of my interval training, but awesome idea to also do it outside. Thanks for this. Voted up.