January 3, 2012
five Causes You’re Not Dropping Lbs at the Gymnasium
You belong to the gym, and you even make time to go, but still the scale isn’t budging. What gives? While your intentions should be applauded, here are some reasons you’re not seeing the slimming results you’re after.
- Cardio workouts aren’t intense enough: In order to lose weight you need to do the kind of cardio that gets your heart pumping. That means brisk walking on the treadmill or leisurely biking while perusing through a magazine just won’t do the trick. Kick it up a notch and run on the treadmill or take a spinning class. Add sprinting intervals to your workout to burn more calories and help reduce belly fat. To really see results it’s recommended to do 60-minute cardio workouts like these five times a week. I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s the most effective way to start dropping those unwanted pounds.
- Eating high-calorie pre- or post-workout snacks: You definitely need energy to get through or recover from your workout, but it doesn’t make sense to eat a 400-calorie snack when you’ve only burned 300 calories. Stick to snacks that are around 150 calories. Here are some ideas for healthy, low-cal munchables.