1825274 tn?1317541719

little weight loss

I need help in understanding why my weight is coming of so slowly when I have changed my diet from a poor one 2 an acceptable lvl ie ive cut alot from my diet and changed it 2 fruit+veg+chicken from pizzas,pies,crisps and so on.I also swim 7to8hours aweek bike ride 1to5hours aweek light weight lift 3times aweek but my weight lose is as little as 1to2pounds aweek.Im a male 5f10in 17s3Ibs was 18s9Ibs any tips 2 help me beat this brick wall im facing.I also still eat choclate 2bars aday but I don`t drink acohol.
                       like yesterday I weight myself for the week and I had lose 1.6pounds then went on a bike ride for over 3miles but 2day im back 2 17s 5Ibs I know ur weight changes through the day but I can see the scale be at 16s12Ibs only for it then go back 2 17s5Ibs in less than 1 day It makes u feel so defeated any tips any reasons any help please.
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
1825274 tn?1317541719
thanks for taking ur time 2 help, great info good advice I have also stopped the 2 choco bars aday, I lost 2.6pounds lastweek so thats better and im still going in the right way weight wise down!! down!! down!! thanks again Jamie
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
First give up the 2 chocolate bars every day!

Then start the Peak 8 routine it will quickly raise your heart rate 8 times for very short bursts, with a cooling down period in between. Ideally you’ll be sprinting or cycling full throttle for 30 seconds with a 90 second cool down in between each outburst.

This is the fastest way to lose fat and build muscle in the body. Peak 8 actually stimulates the growth hormone in the body. I encourage you to visit Dr Mercola’s site to learn more about Peak 8 fitness because I personally feel that it is one of the best ways to exercise, especially considering the speed at which you can lose fat and build muscle.

I highly recommend you read this article and watch the videos on the page. It will give you all the information you need to know about Peak 8 – Flood Your Body With This “Youth Hormone” In Just 20 Minutes

What you eat after Peak 8 training does matter

It’s recommended that you do not eat sugar or carbohydrate for 2 hours after the Peak 8 exercise because these foods can impact the release of the growth hormone in the body.  The link is below

Figure your heart rate by this formula
The Karvonen Formula is a mathematical formula that helps you determine your target heart rate zone. The formula involves using your maximum heart rate (MHR) minus your age to come up with a target heart rate range (which is a percentage of your MHR). Staying within this range will help you work most effectively during your cardio workouts.

an example of the Karvonen formula for a 23 year old person with a resting heart rate of 65 beats per minute (*to get your resting heart rate, take your pulse for one full minute when you first wake up in the morning or after you've resting for a while). This formula also includes an updated calculation of maximum heart rate (the previous formula was 220 - age, which has now been shown to be inaccurate):

206.9 - (0.67 x 23 (age)) = 191
191 - 65 (resting heart rate) = 126
126 * 65% (low end of heart rate zone) OR 85% (high end) = 82 OR 107
82 + 65 (resting heart rate) = 147
107 + 65 (rhr) = 172
The target heart rate zone for this person would be 147 to 172

First thing in the morning before you get out of bed have a clock with a second hand and check your resting heart rate then figure your rate by the
Karvonen Formula above.
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Exercise & Fitness Community

Top Healthy Living Answerers
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
Learn About Top Answerers
Popular Resources
14 super-healthy foods that are worth the hype
Small changes make a big impact with these easy ways to cut hundreds of calories a day.
Forget the fountain of youth – try flossing instead! Here are 11 surprising ways to live longer.
From STD tests to mammograms, find out which screening tests you need - and when to get them.
Tips and moves to ease backaches
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.