How much you weigh has to do with a simple equation – it’s the total calories you take in daily versus how many calories you burn off.
To lose fat you need to either consume fewer calories or exercise more. To be as healthy as possible you might want to consider doing both.
To be as healthy as possible you might want to consider doing both.
One pound of fat is equivalent to 3500 calories (1 pound = .0.453592 kilos). To be as safe and as healthy as possible a real goal to strive for is to lose one to two pounds a week. To lose one pound in a week’s time, you will need to burn off 3500 more calories than you will take in over the course of the week it’s not as difficult to do as it sounds. Combining eating less with exercising more can put you on the fast track to losing stubborn fat especially those that struggle with belly fat.
Walking and Weight Loss
Walking is an excellent way to lose fat. Your waistline will always be the winner if you can put a significant effort into walking. To determine the amount of energy you expend when you walk you need to multiply your weight by the distance walked. The amount of time you spend walking is not as important as the distance you cover.
For example, if you can cover a mile in 13 minutes or less then you will burn more calories per mile than someone who takes 20 minutes or more to walk the same mile.
If you are new to walking, then you should first concentrate on how far you can walk before contemplating how fast you are moving. Bear this basic rule of thumb in mind – a person who weighs 180 pounds needs to burn 100 calories for every mile for the walk to make a difference in the individual’s weight.
What else is important to be aware of when it comes to walking to lose fat?
Read on for some more ideas:
Walk in a Speedy Manner
Elaborating on the point above, picking up speed as you walk will get your heart pumping at a faster rate, and it also forces your body to work that much harder is extremely beneficial when it comes to fat burning. Do not worry about walking as fast as possible until you have gotten yourself into a walking rhythm.
Once you have been walking for awhile, then quicken your stride. It is important to give your body time to get used to walking at a swifter pace. Walk fast and then slow to a more relaxed stroll throughout your walk this helps the body adjust.
Tackle the Hills
Walking uphill may seem like an uphill battle, but it’s an excellent way to burn calories and lose fat. It does not even have to be a huge hill. Even small hills or inclines can provide the challenge your body needs to fight the fat!
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