Did anyone watch “How to loose weight well” last night? I came across it by accident and found it quite interesting. Different eating and exercise plans tried by very different people over a set period time. Also a test on how Carbs react to different people at different times of the day and how long they take to pass through the body. Apparently later this year there is an app coming out where you can test your bodies reactions to carbs. I know from experience if I have a heavy carb day then my weight will go up for at least 3 days, then come down on the fourth. I just found the programme interesting, not usual for me to watch diet type programmes
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That does sound interesting! Can you remember what channel?
Yes it was on All4. I’ve just had a look on line and it looks like it’s been a whole set of series for a good while. So I’m prob going to trawl through to see which ones I’m interested in. It might also mean the Carb App is available now. 😊
They just felt a bit too complex for me but obviously we weren't provided with all the information the participants had. What did interest me was the biggest impact was the guy that did resistance training and weight lifting as part of his weight loss regime.
My friend is a sports therapist and she has always said that weights and resistance training is a far more effective way to help loose weight and improve fitness than cardio. Cause it builds muscles which in turn need more calories to function.
What is resistance training?
It’s just like weights but you use elastin bands to pull on on you legs and upper body 👍🏽
As pedallingMinstrel said Resistance Bands can but them on line. Or you can use your own body weight as in press ups squats etc 😊
Yes, resistance training is a big help to lose weight and to tone your body.
I love the Sling trainer and also workouts with my own body weight.
So far I only used the Deuser band to help with some stretching exercises, I will give it a try on the weekend.
Woo-hoo, I just watched 3 short videos with exercises from the Deuser band home page.
With the band you can make every exercise you can make at the machines in the gym. And without spending a crazy amount of money for it or just leaving the house.
Yeah, the next week will be a buzy one.
I enjoy the science of dieting. There is so much more knowledge now than when I was growing up and told `eat less, exercise more` and then of course the mantra of eating less fat. The years I lived on low fat orange food, little realising how damaging it was to my health with all the added sugar. Thanks for recommending. I will see if I can find the programmes.
Yes I know what you mean about less fat, but like everything else thankfully we are more knowledgable about food and it’s effects on the body. My parents were both long livers ( 96 & 94) but never ate anything they hadn’t cooked from scratch and in most cases where fruit and veg was concerned grew their own. They also used full fat milk and butter plus lard (for roasties and Yorkshire puds). Nothing was off limits but they did watch portion size. Both kept active too even if it was only going for a walk in their latter years. Old style eating has a lot of good in it.
Hi Tonakabella, We can learn alot from earlier generations. Growing up everything was cooked from scratch and I regularly walked a few miles back and fro to school even at a relatively young age. I cant remember any weight problems or diet in early years. In my early teens there was great joy when we bought a freezer and were able to bulk buy processed foods such as pies and pasties. Of course it cut down on the time my Mam spent in the kitchen cooking from scratch but I think in terms of health, it all went downhill from there.
Have to agree with you there. My parents were both fit and no weight problems at all. Walking back and forth to school was the norm. Times change, now most families both parents work and it’s for the most part what is quick and convenient to put on the table when they get in from school and work. My mum taught me to cook.... but once again cause it’s mostly convenience foods that doesn’t happen now. I think this lock down has changed quite a few people’s views on cooking and eating well. At least I hope it has 😊
Yes now we pay lots of money to gyms and fitness clubs to exercise😀. Since lockdown I have been engaging with an online `yoga with adrienne` session every morning and try to get some aerobic exercise every day, usually gardening or a brisk walk at lunchtime. Saved a fortune over last 10 months so have put the saving towards new ebike so I can cycle the 10 mile round trip to shops.
I’ve just cancelled my gym membership which I’ve had for 10 yrs and more. I make the effort to walk at least 5km everyday... good weather and it’s more. I also YouTube fitness 3 times a week. Along with trying to eat well.... I always cook from scratch ... my weight and health is good. Looking forward to spring when I can start gardening again... ground way too wet at the moment for anything. 😊😊
I watch these too with interest . The one I didn't like was a programme that was on the same night . It fat shamed people showing them the food they ate in a week then gave them unsustainable menus . I would love to see all those people next year . I moaned all the way through it .
That would have angered me. I don’t and will never weight shame anyone.... over or under weight, there’s usually reasons behind it all. I know there was with me , unhappy life so ate to compensate hoping I would feel better. Ex left, new life.... happy... weight now sorted. Yes I have blips but I get them sorted quick enough. Saw another good programme last night about eating for better immunity. Really interesting 😊
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