Can machines like treadmills accurately read my calorie burn?
Treadmills, elliptical trainers, and stationery bikes can count your calories. However there is a 10-15 % margin of error. The reason for this margin of error is due to the fact that the machines don’t take into account your body fat percentage, height, gender, age, resting heart rate, or whether you’re holding onto the handles, which reduces workload. So don’t count on them too much but you can still use them as an indicator.
Will I stay fat – no matter what I do – if I have the wrong genes?
The answer is no. You may have a slower metabolism than usual or put on weight easier than your friends but it does not mean you cannot lose weight and keep it off. Human beings have different body types but there is no such thing as an unhealthy body type. The only thing standing between you and your ideal weight is you.
I’ve been gaining weight despite exercising and eating healthy. Why is that?
You shouldn’t get frustrated when you step on the scale after weeks of exercising and notice that you have gained weight instead of losing weight. You’ve probably gained muscle mass and lost body fat. A better way to track progress is to measure your waist, hip, and thighs on a weekly basis to see how much inches you’ve lost.
Will I gain weight if I eat before going to bed?
Many people have asked this question more than once because of conflicting statements by experts. To be completely honest it all depends on what you eat before going to bed. Your success in losing weight depends on how you manage your calorie intake. Weight loss ultimately boils down to calories consumed versus calories burned. So if you eat a light healthy snack you will be ok. However the majority of people who raid the fridge before going to bed eat unhealthy food in large quantities and end up exceeding the recommended daily calorie intake required for them to lose weight.
Will I lose weight if I eat breakfast every day?
Eating breakfast is the best way to kick-start your metabolism. Skipping breakfast is actually harmful to you because it makes your body think that it’s going to be starved. This in turn puts the body into conserve mode and slows down your metabolism. Skipping breakfast also causes you to feel hungrier during the rest of the day and you end up eating more.
Should I try taking diet pills?
People who take diet pills are in reality looking for the “magic pill solution” which we all know doesn’t exist. Losing weight is about changing your lifestyle and about dedication. Some diet pills may help you in the short term but the unpleasant side effects and dangers to your health far outweigh any little benefits the diet pills may have.
It is safer and better for you to eat high-fiber food such as oatmeal and whole grain which can act as appetite suppressants. A high-fiber high-protein diet will definitely make your stomach feel full longer.
How many meals a day should I eat to lose weight?
Some experts say five or six small meals a day will keep your metabolism burning continuously. It is however vital that you do not skip any of the six meals in order for it to work.
Others say having three meals a day without snacking is better as it encourages the body to burn more stored fat. I would once again like to emphasize that it all boils down to your net calorie intake.
If you have a busy schedule it might be difficult to have six meals a day without skipping any. See what works for you best and remember to enjoy your meals.
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