Thursday, January 6, 2011

Best Way To Lose Weight Fast For The Over 50 Crowd

I have been looking for the best way to lose weight fast for over a year.

The objective - get rid of that ugly belly fat.

Finally, I stumbled onto it - at least for myself - over 50, about 15 pounds overweight, tired of the heart meds, and interested in getting fit.

Frankly, it's not a magic formula, but it makes sense. My weight loss plan, a best way to lose weight fast, is not written in a book, it's doesn't involve meds, and it requires action on the participant's end. So, here goes (all 3 parts are required for the plan to work).

Part I - The Rules

1. VERY important - See a physician before you start this weight loss plan. Heart attacks, strokes, muscle/ligament tears, and the like are to be avoided at all cost!

2. Start S-L-O-W. Do as much as you can without going overboard. YOU are the trainer, not Jillian Michaels from the biggest loser.

3. Use this plan for at least 6 months. In the beginning, you may not lose weight because you will gain muscle mass. If you quit before the 6-month period is over, YOU lose (as in not win).

Part II - Move Your Butt
Interval training on a bike or elliptical machine or by simple walking 2 - 3 times a week. I described the details in this post:

This is designed for weight loss and heart health and it does work!

Strength training 2 -3 times a week. Do a 20 minute workout for arms, legs, and core. Use dumbbells, kettle weights, free weights, machines, or stretch bands. Do not stick to the same routine, but vary it every few weeks. And learn how to do the exercises correctly so you won't get hurt and so they are effective. You cannot rush through resistance training.

The reasons for strength training are simple - people over 50 need strong muscles to continue to do the things they want to do. Let them wither and you start to act and look like an oldster. That's reason number 1. Reason number 2 - you can target problem body parts with strength training. If your abs are out of shape, the combination of interval training and building ab muscle will begin to erase that gut.

Refer to the strength training series in the right column if you want to jump start your muscle building. The more muscle fibers you build, the faster you will lose weight. My favorite is the The New Rules of Lifting for Life: An All-New Muscle-Building, Fat-Blasting Plan for Men and Women Who Want to Ace Their Midlife Exams - it is geared to those people who may have specific issues related to weight training such as knee problems.

Part III - Eat Right
Notice that it does not say to diet. I've been looking for a way to eat that will work on an ongoing basis. No dieting. A lifestyle change.

V-E-R-Y Important: Low sugar. Low carbs.

Get my free ebook to start up this restrict sugar/carb eating plan by clicking the picture below.

Free Ebook:
How To Lose 20 lbs in 1 Month

Lose 20 Pounds In 1 Month

Best of luck with this eating program. Works for me and it will work for YOU!

P.S. When you do strength training, your body needs more protein for muscle growth. Use this Protein Calculator to help you select the proper nutrition for your program aimed at increasing the muscle mass of your body.

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