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Wanting to lose a beer gut
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Agreed, diets do not work you need a lifestyle change OP. I would also consider some form of weight training as well. Whether it's resistance bands on doing 20 push ups a day.
Either way, the above is bull when it comes to the everyday person. Unless you are The Rock or some other WWE wrestler, if you are overweight and losing weight through weight training, you will be lose weight overall.
Don't forget to do Brisk Walking
Walking, the perfect way to start when you haven't excersized for some time. Make sure you go for a walk EVERY DAY
I have great respect for people who manage to lose weight through walking alone. There's nothing wrong with it, except that in general you need to cover the same amount of distance as a runner to burn the same amount of calories, which means that it takes at least twice as long.
You need to lose weight overall to reduce the gut. Walking is one the best exercises, low impact for you joints, and you can get a bit of sun.
Just to say that if you want to make the change permanent, you need to change your lifestyle and not just diet. Good luck.
Walkling is also a good exercise for older people, because as a weight bearing low impact exercise, it can help offset osteoporosis.
I sometimes practice tensing my abs as I walk - drawing in the stomach, sticking out my chest, which improves posture. It takes a while to get used to it, but now I almost do it automatically.
Eat right, exercise, try HIIT workouts on YouTube.
Don't cut everything out otherwise you're setting yourself up for failure, you need compromise!
Some people do it forever, other people phase it out and gradually change to different patterns of eating. The idea that we need to eat three meals a day, everyday, isn't universal after all. There's no reason why the weight would come back unless you just switch back to old eating habits without any consideration.
I tried it and it didn't work for me because I got too hungry on the fasting days, it's not for everyone but for a lot of people it's a revelation.
I am recovering from a major stroke so exercise is walking, physio and modified pilates. The pilates is helping my posture and flattening my tummy alongside strengthening and stretching overall.
As a side effect, my husband has lost some weight through my changing ingredients for healthier alternatives and is going to enrol in pilates to help his posture, bad back and emerging middle aged spread.