"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-02-2007, 11:07 AM   #31
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,358
GB:

It's as simple as brisk walking. The key is to maintain an elevated matabolic rate for at least 30 minutes a day 3-4 times a week. Burn more calories than you eat and you win. The fat will leave from where it's stored, your face and gut.

If you want more, buy a rowing machine, they excercize your muscles above and below the waist and give you the most benefit for the time spent.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 11:11 AM   #32
Head Chef
 
ronjohn55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,080
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
GB:

It's as simple as brisk walking.
That's what I do! I walk out to the fridge, walk back with a beer, do a 16oz curl, and repeat.

I can only do about six a night though, ever since I moved up from the 12oz.


John
__________________

__________________

ronjohn55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 11:13 AM   #33
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,358
See, GB. I was right!
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 11:18 AM   #34
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,296
LOL... you go ronjohn!!!
__________________
sattie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 11:42 AM   #35
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Ronjohn, I would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 12:29 PM   #36
Senior Cook
 
Aera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
That is an absolute nonsense. I donít know where you get your information. Yes diet might help, but exercising regularly, not even exercising, but simply walking couple-three miles a day would help a lot.
The more you exercise is the better, but even 3-4 times a week is a huge plus. Most of our weight problem comes from being inactive. When I did not have car and had to walk a lot I was size 30 now, well it doesnít matter what size I am now, but I am not 30 any more. And I eat much less today compare to what I used to eat then.
Unfortunately most people think this way, and it's no wonder so many are so fat and overweight, and it's far from being that simple. Yes, any activity at all that you do is a benefit, but what you eat plays a great role on how you look, and you cannot pick an area of the body and train it to lose fat there.

What you weigh, and how fat you are, are 2 different things. You do not have to be overweight to have a gut. I don't think the poster said he was overweight either. How your body looks comes down mostly to body fat composition, not what you weigh. You can have multiple people with the same height and weight and look entirely different. It all depends on what your body fat percentage is. The higher percentage of your weight that is fat, versus lean muscle, the fatter you will be and look. I am sure you have seen people who look very thin and who do not weigh much, yet they may have a gut. They have too much body fat. Regardless of their weight.

So if somehow has a gut, what they weigh doesnt matter, they have excess body fat. And to get rid of that fat, a combination of proper nutrition/diet, cardio, and strength training is the only guaranteed way for fat to leave the body, while mainting lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle mass, the more fat the body burns, the better you look, the faster your metabolism. Also, age doesn't matter one bit either.
__________________
Aera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 01:15 PM   #37
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Aera, I believe Charlie was commenting on you advising GB to eliminate all refined carbs and adding lean meat in your first post. No one is arguing with your comment about getting rid of fat, only your method. While it works for you, it is by no means the ONLY way to get rid of fat. Thats all Charlie was trying to say.

We've had more threads about this topic than I can count and it always comes down to one factor, you need to burn more calories than you take in to lose weight. Period.

GB, just do something to up the activity level in your life, you can tone the abs with those exercised mentioned earlier, but the "gut" will come off when you burn those extra calories.

ITK, hunger is good. You should never eat so little that your body goes into starvation mode. The key to losing weight is to consume the right number of calories (from decent food choices) for your age, gender and body type and then to increase your activity. You can eat pretty much anything you want IN MODERATION! That means you can have bacon and eggs for breakfast but maybe only one slice of bacon and one boiled egg. You can have ice cream for dessert, but just one scoop instead of two. You can have Jack In The Box for lunch, but not every day. And you need to keep walking, so your body will use the calories you take in. If your body figures you need those calories, it will use them rather than storing them. If you don't put enough fuel into your body though, it will try to store every tiny calorie that goes in...and then you build up those fat reserves. Does that make sense?
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 01:27 PM   #38
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
That is an absolute nonsense. I donít know where you get your information. Yes diet might help, but exercising regularly, not even exercising, but simply walking couple-three miles a day would help a lot.
The more you exercise is the better, but even 3-4 times a week is a huge plus. Most of our weight problem comes from being inactive. When I did not have car and had to walk a lot I was size 30 now, well it doesnít matter what size I am now, but I am not 30 any more. And I eat much less today compare to what I used to eat then.
Actually, Charlie is on the right track here. And it's pretty much what everyone else is saying, too, but in different words. Maintaining optimum body weight is one issue. Spot toning and body sculpting specific areas is another. Keeping our muscles toned an having good balance as we age is another. Obviously, they are all connected but they are different issues.
Researchers say, as Charlie says, that there is no substitute for regular exercise to have and maintain a healthy body. Walking, even in 15 minutes increments, seems to have a profoundly positive effect on our weight and health. Sedentary lifestyles contribute heavily to poor health and weight issues. Everything we do beyond that is wonderful and a very good thing, but is not a substitute. You can have a wonderfully healthy diet but if you are sedentary, your body will not function as well as it should.
__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 01:47 PM   #39
Senior Cook
 
Aera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 140
Sorry if I gave the impression that anyone should be inactive, in fact in both responses i stated doing cardio and weight training, that is far from being sedentary. And this must also be done at least 4 days a week in most cases. How much and what you eat is just as important. What I talk about is very specific and much more complicated then I can explain. But all anyone has to do is a google search on the phrases "body fat" or "belly fat" "abs" etc, and what you will find are numerous sites dedicated to true fitness and not just someone losing weight and dropping numbers on a scale where they basically become a smaller version of their fat selves. Meaning, they will weigh less, yes. But they will still be fat and out of shape.
__________________
Aera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 01:55 PM   #40
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Aera, you were not misunderstood at all. We are all agreeing with you. All of us. We are using different words, and giving many ideas, but we are all in agreement.

We just don't all think cardio training, weight training etc are the only ways to get fit. Its that whole "gym" sound in your posts that folks are sounding like they are rebelling against. We're offering different options, but with the same basic premise. You can get plenty fit and healthy without going near a gym. Does that make sense? Make no mistake though, we agree with what you are saying.
__________________

__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.