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Losing Weight with Exercise Workout Routines and Dieting

Updated on May 14, 2010

It seems like everybody nowadays is trying to drop a few pounds! When you turn on the television, you are bound to come across a commercial that relates to weight loss. The products advertised come in a wide variety, with companies offering anything from workout machines to diet pills; and everything in between, including "miracle diet" programs and Acai Berry products. However, with all of these diet crazes, fads and styles going around, how does one know exactly which one is the best? Well, for the most part, it truly depends on who you are, and what your dieting style is. Nevertheless, it is usually a good idea to stay away from the weight loss programs that guarantee extremely fast weight loss. In fact, there is only one way to lose weight in a healthy manner, which is having a good diet and exercising regularly. In this article, we will explore only some exercise workout routines and other healthy weight loss tips.

Let us begin with dieting. Dieting is one of the most important factors in losing weight. Besides, aren't you trying to burn the calories you have already consumed? The answer to this is, for the most part, a solid "yes." However, really, eating healthy is the most important part of dieting. For example, let us say you went on the treadmill for one hour and burned about 500 calories. While that is a fantastic workout, there is a good chance that you probably would not have optimized your workout by eating the chocolate cake. Eating when dieting can get very complex, many programs such as Weight Watchers has entire point-based systems based solely around what you eat. There are many good rules to stick by when dieting. These include eating wheat instead of white bread, cooking white instead of dark meats, and avoiding things like sugar, sodium, trans and saturated fats while leaning towards foods with a high fiber content. Another great thing to know is your food pyramid. You can use your very eating plate as an organizer for what you eat. A good thing to do is "cut" the plate into fourths; one fourth is your meat, another starches, and one half your vegetables. This will ensure you get a properly balanced and portioned meal.

Now it is time to talk exercise. In fact, this is almost a "no-brainer!" Exercises can come in a variety of forms. This includes anything from running the treadmill for an hour a few days a week, or playing your favorite sport. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you enjoy it! There is no use in doing an exercise that is un-enjoyable; doing this can easily make you lose motivation. A good routine would be to run the treadmill for 45 minutes to an hour three days a week. It is important to give yourself adequate rest between each exercise.

With these and more healthy weight loss tips and a good exercise workout routine, losing weight can be easy, effective, and most of all: fun!


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