MSUBioNerdIt's possible, but it will take quite some time. If your weight is currently stable, if you don't change your eating habits at all and just begin walking, doing 5 miles a day would let you drop 15 to 20 pounds in 3-4 months, assuming your body doesn't acclimate to the stress of walking and become more efficient at it. If you walk at 4 mph, half an hour will get you 2 miles a day, so it will instead take you 7.5-10 months
Any form of cardio exercise will help you lose fat, but it's something you need to be in for the long haul, rather than thinking it'll happen over just a few weeks.[/quote]
Thank you! MSUBioNerd
I hope to see result in 4 to 6 months... I am trying to be realistic. Are you saying that I should walk up to 5 miles on treadmill, no matter how fast? or just try to walk briskly for 30 min? or set it at 6 mph? What is the easiest way to set up?
As for my eating habits, I cut down sugar intakes up to 32 grams per day as suggested. I already quit drinking soft drinks in 2005. I also cut down on going out to eat to once a week... I also cut down on salt intakes due to mild blood pressure. (I never liked salty food, anyway) I am currently 155 and want to go down to 135, but my friend said I will be too skinny. I did some research and find that ideal weight for my age and height is 145. So, that means I just need to lose at least 10 lbs, not 20 lbs? Please advise.