Treadmill Walking To Lose Weight

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Walking on a treadmill is a good way to lose weight. But it’s worth knowing a little more about it than that.

No amount of walking on a treadmill will lose any weight if you just increase the amount you eat to compensate for the fact that you are doing more exercise. Losing weight is a matter of using up more calories than you take in.

During a treadmill workout calories are used up fast.But you need to make sure that you watch what you eat as well. Eat better food. By better food we mean food with less calories. Combining increased calorie use with decreased calorie intake is the right recipe for weight loss. Be very careful with what you eat.

You don’t need to starve yourself, just be more sensible with the types of food you eat. Regular treadmill walking routines will make a difference, but combining these with a sensible diet will make a huge difference.

Make a food diary and keep it for a month. See where you can cut out unnecessary high calorie foods. Start eating fruit for snacks. Buy a vegetarian cook book. There’s lots of things to do to alter your eating habits.

A high calorie burning treadmill workout is better the longer the distance walked.Distance is more important than time. So if you increase the amount of time you walk but slow the speed which results in the same distance walked then you haven’t achieved too much extra. Focus on increasing distance. As you get fitter you may find that you can walk longer. This is great as it both increases the distance you do and allows you to walk faster which has the same effect.

Treadmill Walking To Lose Weight

A simple calculator is that a 150 pound person will burn around 100 calories per mile. 2 miles – 200 calories. A pound of fat equals around 3500 calories so you need to use up around 3500 calories per week more than you take in to lose a pound of fat. So if at the moment you aren’t losing or gaining weight that’s 35 miles you need to walk without adding any more calories in to lose a pound a week.

As you get fitter and put on some extra muscle you will also have some unexpected benefits. At rest muscle burns more calories than fat. So as your muscle builds you’ll also burn more calories at rest.