I have recently enjoyed being part of Shaun Hadsall's email list because he shares so many weight loss tips I have never considered. As someone trying to lose the last 10 pounds and get down to 18% body fat, its been a struggle no matter what I do at the gym!
In a recent email, Shaun talked about the easiest thing any of us can do to lose stubborn fat. When I heard the word "easy" I was hooked! As it turns out, it IS easy what he recommends.
I have to say if you do what Shaun recommends, you're bound to see some results.
Hope you enjoy the post. Feel free to contact me if you have questions!
Article: "The EASIEST exercise in the world for “targeting” stubborn fat" by Shaun Hadsall
Yesterday I talked about how walking after meals can help you
suppress deadly after-meal surges in blood sugar.
Just like I promised, I'm back today to reveal the 3 BEST times to
walk for faster fat loss.
In fact, walking can be the easiest exercise in the world for
helping you legitimately "target" stubborn fat.
But you have to time your walks properly and follow my simple
guidelines below for this to work properly on your body.
1: A few hours before you go to bed at night.
Easy movements, like walking, a few hours before bedtime activates
the parasympathetic nervous system. This will help you calm down so
you can sleep better.
And if you sleep better, you recover better and you're more
productive. All of which indirectly means more energy for workouts
and ultimately more efficient fat-loss - and better quality of
2: AFTER any type of high intensity exercise (weights, intervals,
bursts, etc). Also known as the strategic cool down.
This will help let the heart rate settle down in a healthy manner.
There's also some research suggesting this can help with post
workout calorie burning and fat-loss too, but it's more important
for the overall health of your heart.
Additionally, if the intensity of your workouts is high enough,
they'll be plenty of free fatty acids floating around in your blood
stream screaming to be burned off.
Brisk walking is one of the best ways to achieve this goal.
Which leads me to the third and "sneakiest" time to walk for extra
3: Between high intensity intervals or bursts.
Remember, when you perform a series of high intensity exercise
bursts lasting anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds at a time, your
"fight or flight" response (i.e. Sympathetic Nervous System-SNS)
will force the release of free fatty acids into the blood stream.
Lower intensity cardio (like walking) for a minute or two between
your intervals or bursts is one of the best ways to make sure these
free fatty acids get "burned off".
Otherwise there is the potential for fatty acids to be re-stored as
fat again (called re-esterification).
So this walking strategy can actually help you burn off more
On top of all of this, walking doesn't give you the metabolic
and hormonal drawbacks of chronic jogging.
As I get older I really find this walking time enjoyable.
It's a great time to reflect, be grateful, think positive, and
count your blessings. If I'm on the treadmill I'll use this time
to read over my goal cards or read a chapter in a book.
I truly believe strategies like this - that make your exercise
more fun, engaging, and productive is a key to long term success
with your fat-loss.
Additionally, research now shows that pounding away doing long
duration cardio or circuit training week after week just ages you
And let's face reality.
Sometimes we HAVE time for exercise and healthy eating, but MOST
times we don't.
And when life gets crazy like this I think it's even MORE important
for you to exercise and eat right --- because it FEEDS every
other area in a positive way.
That's why it's so important for you to have a system in place that
allows you to get it done fast when life gets too hectic.
Your Stubborn Food Expert,
P.S. If you've been told that you shouldn't eat after 6 or 7PM, you've
pretty much been LIED to. It's another myth.
The truth is that if you want to burn the MOST belly fat, it's pretty much
MANDATORY you eat before bed...
...But the trick is knowing which foods fuel your fat burning
metabolism as you sleep vs. those foods that you absolutely
must AVOID to stave off unwanted belly fat.
And that's where my good friends and top nutritionists Joel &Tim
come to the rescue. Be sure to grab your free report - right now - which shows you the 4 BEST foods to eat before bed and ALL the foods you must avoid at night to KEEP your body in a fat-burning environment.
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