-600 and exercise?

  • Kazeai84

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    Jun 12, 2007 9:32 PM GMT
    Okay I've decided that I need to monitor my nutrition in order to get down to a better weight. But I'm confused, I know I need to have a 500 to 600 calorie deficit in my diet in order to burn more fat but do I need to have the deficit and exercise? Or am I supposed to have a 300 calorie and then exercise enough to burn an additional 300 calories in order to get that 600? I don't want to put myself into starvation mode because I've been doing that to myself thus far and it's not been very successful. So if anyone can help answer this question I would be most grateful! I swear I don't know how the jocks back in high school did all this and still managed to be so stupid. I mean with the amount of nutritional algebra and quadratic body mass formulas you have to do to get a better body, it's a wonder so many of them failed math....sorry that's a little joke for myself.
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    Jun 13, 2007 12:07 AM GMT
    Well, you definitely do not want to starve your body. The best way to avoid doing this is to break up your meals. Always have something healthy to snack on to keep your metabolism burning calories. I've seen people lose 20-30 lbs by sticking to a strict meal plan, and eating 6+ times a day, often eating more while 'dieting' - it's just the proper foods.

    As for the -600 in your calories, how you choose to do that is up to you. You can do a combination of diet and exercise, but I really feel that the best way to do it is with exercise. Granted, it can be tough to burn 600 calories unless you can commit to doing an hour of exercise (spinning, jogging at about 5MPH or swimming). So, if that's tough for you, start lower and work your way up.

    Cutting calories isn't going to do much for your overall fitness. Burning the majority of them with excercise will encourage your metabolism to run higher, release endorphins and contribute to your overall health.

    Best of luck!