And what makes you think fasting burns muscle? I know from personal experience that it doesn't. I work out during fasts and see no difference in my strength. Doctors, ugh, the worst source of medical advice.HouseMD wrote:That's literally the dumbest thing you could do. You want to burn fat but keep muscle.
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Actually, fschmidt does have a point. Far less muscle mass is lost by people who are fasting than people following calorie restricted diets. Google Dr. Krista Varady's work and USC's Valter Longo.
If I remember correctly, the weight typical dieters lose consists of 50% lean mass and 50% fat mass. Exercise will affect this obviously. But fasting individuals conserve much more muscle mass than dieters do.
Both lose muscle. Fasting causes less muscle loss than dieting, but working out with a proper diet and a slight calorie deficit is the overall best (although most difficult) way to keep (and often build, in the untrained) mass while losing fat.
i suggest you Losing weight fast usually involves doing things that are unsustainable such as starving yourself or going on diets that you can't possibly continue for longer than a few weeks.The best thing to do is to change your eating habits. See it as a life long change. You can still pig out every now and then but for 90% of your meals, eat healthy and clean. It'll be hard at first but once you get used to it, it'll be become your new normal eating habit.
Fasting for most (but not all) of the day won't do anything to burn muscle. In fact, that is something I've used numerous times to take off some pounds (fast for most of the day & save most of what I eat for a late dinner- possibly a light lunch before that). Fasting a day or two out of the week (wherever it's scheduled) doesn't burn muscle.
A good trick seems to be making a tea (that you'll need a bit of honey in, or it'll taste horrible) from one tablespoon of ginger & one tablespoon of turmeric. Real simple & it tastes pretty good with honey, in my opinion.
OK so since Christmas I have lost over half a stone, and it's looking like over 2Kg this month alone. Bear in mind I'm mildly obese (I was 78Kg) - I'm nowhere near some of the huge people who are like two people stuck together.
As a former food scientist (it's what my PhD is in) I should write a diet book but my success is due to:
* It's all about the supermarket. When you go, don't buy anything with sugar in it. Also avoid empty calorie foods - all soft drinks and all snacks like potato chips.
* Aim for a couple of wheat free days a week.
* Eat your lunch early - say 11:30 in the morning.
* Avoid coffee but drink sugar and milk free Chinese green teas and flower teas.
* The first meal of the day must be low GI. Sugar before 2pm is disastrous.
* Eat salmon once a week.
* Stay off fruit - modern apples etc are bred to be very sugary.
* Eat fat and protein. Be wary of carbs.
* Swap wheat noodles for rice noodles.
* Buy higher quality food and eat less of it. I eat expensive gym box lunch things - they're packed with nutrients but they save you money as you don't need to buy junk food. In the evening if I get hungry I eat a Graze box snack.
* Sell your car if you have one and walk everywhere.
Sugar is actually very hard to give up but persist as the headaches will go.
Well that list is rather complicated but if I had to pick one single change that has got my weight loss working it's avoiding potato chips.
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That's a really good list. I'm eating salmon three to four times a week and it really does the trick. High in good fat and protein - I wouldn't say I enjoy it but it certainly deals to the appetite.
Best weight loss tricks ever!
1. Never get too hungry
2. Be honest about your daily calorie allowance
3. Eat right post-workout
4. Use the red, orange and green rule
5. Eat one less bite
6. Be a heavy drinker
7. Kick the salt habit
8. Spice up your food
9. Don't think diet soda will help you lose weight
10. Focus on nutrient balance instead of calorie counting
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Is this help full or not.
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My best weight-loss tip: Try new hobbies until you find one that you enjoy more than eating food and watching Netflix.
The two times in my life when I lost a lot of weight was when I found a hobby that got me more excited than eating food and watching TV.
Keep trying new things. Try them for a month and see how it goes. If you love it, great. If you don't, try something else.
Be creative. Be daring. Get out of your comfort zone.
I have had the same issue. I am trying to lose my weight as well. And therefore using an equipment from fitnessgeko called sunny health fitness twist stepper step machine. I'm using this one over 2 months. Yeah, I got the results. I have lost about 3 KGs within 2 months of time. Looks like a good one.
Source: https://fitnessgeko.com/fitness/cardio- ... ne-review/