Have you been running and not getting anywhere with weight loss? Well, join the club. Running CAN help for weight loss, but most people do it completely wrong. I'll let you in on the secret so you can UNLOCK your NATURAL ABILITY to lose weight almost instantly.
Running for Weight Loss - What You Need to Know
First off, a lot of people who jog eat up their muscle tissues. Jogging is very catabolic. Notice how most joggers don't have much muscle tone!
Well, the problem with that is the fact that a pound of muscle requires you to burn about 50 calories a day... as opposed to a pound of fat which requires your body to only burn 2 calories to maintain it.
As you can see, the pound of muscle helps to speed up your metabolism due to the need to burn more calories to maintain it. So if you jog and lose muscle because of it, you're drastically slowing the speed of your metabolism. OOPS... that's a NO-NO.
So what can you do instead?
Well, what you can do is called HIIT... high intensity interval training. Basically, you run hard for 10 seconds and then you either walk or jog slowly for 20-30 seconds.
This burns fat LIKE CRAZY!
Also, it isn't catabolic since you don't need much time to do it... maybe 20 minutes maximum. So run as fast as possible for 10 seconds and follow it by 20-30 seconds of slow jogging or walking... and keep doing that over and over for 12-20 minutes.
The reason why HIIT burns a lot of fat is because it creates an "AFTERBURN" effect on the body... your body burns calories and fat at an ACCELERATED RATE for up to 18 hours after you're done. With normal jogging, once you're done, the calories stop getting burned off.
So running for weight loss... the above is all you need to know if you're plan on doing any sort of running or jogging to lose weight.