Does Yoga really help you loose weight and maintain weight loss?

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I just started doing Yoga consistently 3 times a week for a couple weeks now and I LOVE IT!!!! I have lost about 18 lbs through exercise and eating healthy, but I’m wondering if I can cut back on the strenuous and high impact cardio, and simply maintain the weight loss by doing yoga (my passion). Anyone speaking from experience?

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sarah

i personally have not done yoga, but my mom has. she tried replacing cardio with bikroom yoga (not sure how to spell it, but its basically like doing yoga in 110 degree rooms). she did not loose any weight this way, but she was able to maintain her weight that way, you really just have to watch your calories, and you’ll be fine.good luck!!

granola_gal

Yes! I love yoga too. Depends what kind you do whether or not you lose weight, I think. Vinyasa can be a challenging workout. I especially like the Rainbeau Mars DVDs.

minootoo

Congratulations.
No one must engage in real strenuous and high impact cardio it is bad for joint and the bones, but do not stop, just taper it down to low impact less strenuous.
Yoga can help but must say very little. But combination wil do wonders ( Yoga and low impact less strenuous exercises).
Read the rest for fun and surf the site for info.
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Tips for Loosing Weight
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minootoo
You must count calories and at least in initial stages write down what you are going to eat and when then stay on that list. Your total calories for the week must not exceed, 1500 x 7 = 10,500 calories this will give you leave way to indulge at special occasions like wedding and parties, but you must write down what you eat and account for the calories latter and adjust the total intake next week.
Please read my article on this subject and follow them.
While at it build your body too, while reducing by doing body parts specific exercises.
If you are not too old, then best way to reduce your weight is to increase your height.
Vegetarians have a big advantage, in loosing weight, it cost less and they can satisfy the hunger more easily, some vegetables have only 1 calorie per pound, so they can fill themselves up with it before enjoying each meal, and never go hungry.
Most people should take one a day water soluble multi-vitamins when on this program; they can be purchased at the pharmacy near you.
http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html
http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi….
http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv1-mdp&p=Calories+chart
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Increasing the Height
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minootoo
In rare cases, you can increase the height up to age 30.
Cycling is good exercise and fun too.
You need to adjust the seat so that when you paddle from seating position you will actually stretch your legs, it is a difficult position but doable. For safety you need to be on track and not in traffic, safety first.
The FEW things I did at least helped me.
Swimming.
Not just playing in water, but serious laps type swimming, do not try to beat the clock but steady full strokes swimming. Remember slow and steady wins the race.
Stretching exercises on floor.
Find them on line.
Chin ups.
Full stretch type.
Swinging from a rope.
Full stretch climbing.
In other words do things that require stretching.
STRETCH-STRETCH-STRETCH-STRETCH
PS
In the morning after good night sleep every one is about 1/2 inch to 1 inch taller. This is because the soft tissue between the bones recovers during the time when there is no weight on them.
Older people loose height due to bone loss. I was 5′, 7” I am only 5′, 5″.
Issue of Genes:
You know only the active genes but genes can stay dormant for generations.
I believe that every one has some tall height genes, dormant or active; I again believe that certain exercises can activate those.
Again Swimming:
You will start out with half a lap and build up day by day, half a lap at a time. Then you will swim non stop for 1/2 an hour.
The speed is not important but you must use various strokes and do them correctly, completely, slowly and perfectly. This way you will have full stretch, and its benefit.
Eating healthy foods and taking rest as specially sleeping soundly at night is very important. Most people need 8 hours of good sound sleep per night, some need more and few get by with 4 hours only.
In the mean time use high hills and take advantage of hair-do, wardrobe can do wonders too; vertical striped clothing can create a taller look for most people.
Hormones:
Under strict supervision of a doctor they do wonders but the side effects are delayed and unpredictable so doctors do not like to use them.
Surgical Procedures:
There are surgical procedures but most doctors will not do them till the person is 30 years or so. They also have to be very short.
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Life Style Change Program for Loosing Weight
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minootoo
Who needs to loose weight?
Answer is simply not every one, only the over weight person.
Who is over weight?
This is simple, it is easy to find out and it is available on line, it is call Body Mass Index, and calculations are simple. According to this calculation if you find your self say only 10 pounds more, you may not be over weight. Remember every one is slightly different and you can just watch it, on your own and not let it get out of hand.
What is the reason for being over weight?
This is also simple, have doctor check you out for any physical or hormonal abnormalities. The doctor should be advising you of your ideal weight even though you have already figured out the ideal weight and you are seen a doctor because your weight is not where it should be according to BMI.
Basic understanding of loosing weight.
Every one uses calories at all time. There may be some exceptions to this rule, for most of us; the rate of use, even when we are resting, we use 65 calories per hour minimum. This comes to1560 calories per day. The actual range is between 65 and 100 calories per hour. This is consistent with heart rate of 60 to 80 bits per minute.
Simply put any person eating only say 1500 calories a day will not put on any additional weight. At this level of calories consumption the person should loose some weight over long haul, depending on the individual rate of metabolism.
What is a healthy weight loss?
When one tries to loose weight, one should loose excess fat; there should be a healthy loss of weight. Loosing muscles tissue is unhealthy.
How much is one pound of body fat?
One pound of body fat weight is approximately same as one pound of butter. If you look at a one pound package of butter, you will see it contains between 3200 to 3600 calories. This means that each time a person burns 3600 more calories then what the person takes in, the person will loose one pound.
How many pounds should a person loose in a month?
Any one that is trying to trim down can figure out how long it took to put on the excess pounds. The fact is; it did not happen over night. It usually creeps up, but the person realizes one day suddenly.
This is why a person should not be in a hurry to loose weight. The person should start at once but go slowly. Do not wait for New Year.
Taking above in to consideration a person should not loose more then 2 pounds per month. If a person looses any thing more then that, chances are that the person will not be able to maintain the weight loss. It will take extra efforts to loose and it will take extra efforts to keep it off. Remember slow and steady wins the race.
When an overweight person should start loosing weight?
At once. The person should not be in a hurry to loose weight. The person should start at once but go slowly. Again do not wait for New Year.
How does body react to weight lose?
Any time there is depletion of fat beyond certain level, the body reacts by slowing down metabolism, so that it can build up fat. If the body is use to say 2000 calories per day and detects only 1500 calories per day for considerable length of time it reacts to the situation by reducing the rate of metabolism. When this happens one need to help body by increasing activity. Usually takes about four weeks for body to react.
What is the relationship between body and body fat?
Under ideal condition fat act as a reserved energy source for our body. Certain level of fat is good for healthy living and even may save our life in certain life threatening situations. Every one should have minimum required level of fat on their body.
What if there is no weight loss at 1500 calories in take level?
This is a rear occurrence. Do not panic. The body has slowed down the metabolism to such a great extent that you must help it. The only way to help is to increase activities, this means you have to exercise. You do not need to join Gym but you can go on an an half an hour walk every day or batter still engage in a power walk for same duration. Power walk burns 250 calories per mile and walk burns 100 calories per mile approximately.
What is the importance of body fat for a female?
Females require little more body fat then men. In the absence of certain required level of body fat, females are not able to function properly; in particular they may not be able to conceive. You can find lot more about this on internet.
At 1500 calories intake per day what one must drink and eat?
Drink
One gallon of liquids most of witch should be in the form of water (zero calories).
Calories should be accounted for all other liquids.
Why water?
Water is a universal solvent, means it dissolves almost every thing at least in very minute quantities. This helps purification of body.
Eat
What should be your proportionate in take of fat, Proteins and Complex Carbohydrates?
This depends on what your need are.
1.Need to reduce fat.
Fat: 10 percent of 1500 calorie per day = 150 calories.
Complex Carbohydrates: 30 percent of 1500 calories per day = 450 calories.
Proteins: 60 percent of 1500 calories per day = 900 calories.
2.Need more energy.
Fat: 10 percent of 1500 calorie per day = 150 calories.
Complex Carbohydrates: 40 percent of 1500 calories per day = 450 calories.
Proteins: 50 percent of 1500 calories per day = 750 calories.
3.Need to reduce weight only.
Fat: 25 percent of 1500 calorie per day = 375 calories.
Complex Carbohydrates: 25 percent of 1500 calories per day = 375 calories.
Proteins: 50 percent of 1500 calories per day = 750 calories.
4.Need to increase muscles bulk, but still reduce weight.
Fat: 10 percent of 1500 calorie per day = 150 calories.
Complex Carbohydrates: 15 percent of 1500 calories per day = 225 calories.
Proteins: 75 percent of 1500 calories per day = 1125 calories.
Exercise the muscles you want to develop, you can find right ex

Lynna F

Now whenever it comes to weight loss you should follow these simple steps that have helped me tremendously lose weight, pretty quickly if you ask me. And I’ve been trying to lose weight forever and finally found the correct system to help me out…
The first thing you need to do is about 30 minutes of cardio everyday, try to get at least 3-4 days of that people…Exercising is one very important issue you don’t want to be lazy in.
The second thing you should realize is that you cannot eat everything in sight that probably got you looking the way you are right now or the reason you want to lose weight. The pounds come with the food you eat. How do you stop yourself from eating and get a little boost with ousting fat from the food you eat? Simple…
The third and final step is the correct natural weight loss supplement. For me, I found Proactol to be the best. Now this isn’t aimed towards lazy people that want to take a pill and sit on the couch all night and day. These are to tremendously help out with dieting and exercising. For me they were great because with my diet, they basically take out up to 28% of the fat you intake. Not to mention the killer appetite suppressant Proactol is. Every day you will fall under your calorie intake and find yourself one more day closer to your goal.
These steps really worked for me, you should try them out for yourself even if you want to lose very little or that extra mile. Also at the time of my 3 month supply purchase of Proactol, I saved a lot of money on it at theweightlossplace .com
Good luck and I hope this helps you out for your weight loss goals.

chaker s

Yes yoga helps loosing weight when done right, through practicing Yogic Asanas.
Also, be aware that the “yogi breathing” exercises play a big role on loosing weight.
In fact, practicing yoga is one of the best and most comfortable ways to loose weight 🙂
Best,
Chaker

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