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Posted: 02 Jul 2014, 16:35
i want to loose my tummy and upper body.i have been going for aerobics for several months but no change, i now have decided to use equipments and weights in the gym. i am confused whether they will help me loose weight or tone without shedding

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Posted: 02 Jul 2014, 16:52
if you are getting the right amount of calories and enough protein you can build muscle while burning fat.

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Posted: 02 Jul 2014, 17:38
You are not seeing results because of your diet not your exercises, loosing weight is about creating an energy deficit in your body.

Aerobics is more efficient the anaerobic in creating a deficit but anaerobic is better at other things.

You will lose weight with both of them, and if you are not losing weight with aerobic it’s very unlikely that you will lose with an exercise that burn even less calories. Now the problem is not the exercise but your diet.

Last thing you can’t build muscle while burning fat the human body does not do this.


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Posted: 03 Jul 2014, 13:44
I am losing fat and gaining muscle,but its a slow process. Start using weights,have someone show you how to use them correctly.(This is important)I had a weigh and measure yesterday, and although the scale showed a 2 lbs gain, which happens, I am way down in inches. Go to the Before and After group, my back photos are there. It is self explanatory. You also need the correct diet, you can't starve yourself. BTW, I'm 59, it took me way to long to realize all this, but I'm in better shape now than when I was 30, no exaggeration! Good luck!

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Posted: 03 Jul 2014, 14:51
thanks to you all..i was thinking muscle cant form on top of fat so the fat has to go away then the muscle will start forming.what do you think? i am now eating healthy and cant wait to see the results.

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Posted: 03 Jul 2014, 17:27
Muscle and fat are completely different things; they don’t really interact with each other, fat is just stored energy.

The thing that both fat and muscle have in common is that you need an energy surplus to create it without the energy surplus your body will not create fat but it also will not create muscles.

The same is true inverse if your gaining muscles you will also gain fat.

What you try to do is minimize muscle loss and maximize fat loss when losing weight.

Or you’re maximizing muscle gain and minimizing fat gain when gaining weight.

There is no way around this law.


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Posted: 30 Jul 2014, 00:48
It's all math. You simply need to burn off more than you take in. The 3500 calorie rule has been tossed around for years, though it isn't that hard and fast. It's just a guideline. Old school thinking says that if you want to lose a pound a week, you need a calorie deficit of 500 per day, as 7x500=3500. So either eat 500 less calories or burn 500 more. Then you get into the inflated numbers of how many calories a given activity burns... do some basic research about what you are eating and come up with a good estimate of what you are burning, make sure you have that 500 calorie deficit every day, and you'll get it done.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2014, 09:27
Exercise alone is not the answer. Eat healthy, lose weight, and exercise, it all works together. The exercise is good for firming you muscles, strengthening your bones, and your overall health.

Enjoy the summer and the sunshine.


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Posted: 08 Aug 2014, 03:43
Anytime you spike insulin, you will have a tendency to grow your fat cells. Probably not what you want to hear, but stay away from sugars, flours, alcohol, anything high glycemic-indexed foods. What type of calories DO matter. A calories is NOT a calorie. And yes, it's real fat you put on, not water. And yes, it's real fat your fat cells release and use when you allow your body the chance. Don't take my word for it. -- Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It 2011 Gary Taubes. The more of the wrong food you eat, the more gets stored in fat cells with little food left for actual energy. Then we are hungrier still.

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