Thursday, May 3, 2012

How to Drop a dress size without dieting


From Realbuzz.com

Top tips to tone up and lose the fat

Dieting may be a short-term fix to dropping a dress size but it will prove unsustainable in the long-term. Instead, why not drop a dress size through exercise and not dieting?
Does this sound at all familiar? You’ve tried lots of different diets but in the end, they’ve all failed. Now you feel frustrated and you wonder if you’ll ever fit into that dress size from several years ago. Well, help is at hand because the basic fact is that diets don’t work. Embarking on a diet to lose weight typically follows the pattern below:
  • Initial successful weight loss when the diet starts
  • A plateau where your weight stays the same
  • It becomes harder and harder to lose weight
  • The diet is abandoned
  • The weight is rapidly regained
  • A further weight increase occurs
Calorie counting forever is not sustainable, either for dieting goals or good health but if the diet is dead, how do you drop a dress size without dieting? The solution is to gradually introduce a structured regime of exercise that burns calories, makes maintaining a healthy weight easy and also tones up problem areas.

Super six toning areas

The 'Drop a dress size without dieting' plan focuses on training six key problem areas. By toning the ‘Super six’, specific muscles will become firmer and everything will be ‘pulled in’, resulting in an all-round leaner physique.

Super six toning areas

  • Stomach
  • Obliques
  • Thighs
  • Bottom
  • Underside of upper arms
  • Core
To target the super six, complete the following exercises:

1) Stomach exercises

Upper stomach muscles: Sit-ups and crunches
Lower stomach muscles: V-sits and leg extensions

2) Obliques (Sides of the abdomen)

Oblique crunches on a stability ball

3 & 4) Thighs and bottom exercises

Any aerobic activity such as cycling, walking, jogging, running, rowing etc, which uses the legs.

5) Underside of upper arms

Any triceps exercise, for example:
  • Tricep dips
  • Tricep extensions
  • Tricep kickbacks
Okay, you must be thinking, why did Heidi put this here when her blog's title is wanderlust? Well, based on my experience, when you are a wanderlust, you travel and EAT EAT EAT. Eating is part of being a wander woman. but hell, i can now see the effect of this to my body. Therefore, I will strive to strike a balance . Eat and don't look like I just had 5 big meals in a day! =p And I thought this is something that can help you and me =)

2 comments:

  1. helpful , thank you wanderlust

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  2. you have to build muscle . that's the key heidi

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