A new study reveals that blasting excess body fat may reduce your chances of having cancer. 7,000 obese individuals had weight loss procedures done to them and in a study conducted with these individuals they found that they had 85 percent fewer cases of breast cancer and 70 percent fewer cases of colon and pancreatic cancer than those who didn’t have any type of weight loss procedure.
When I read this it didn’t surprise me because carrying large amounts of weight on your body can’t do good things for you. Extra body fat increases insulin levels in the body and in women it also causes an increase in estrogen levels. High levels of insulin and estrogen are tied to cancer in obese patients.
But should you consider surgery?
I thought of surgery once for my love handles. It was shortly after liposuction was introduced to the world, thank goodness I did my homework first and didn’t do it. Since then I have learned plenty about surgery and the bottom line is, don’t do it unless your life is on the line. There are too many chances for complications and the results are not guaranteed.
Lose 2-3 pounds of body fat a week
Blast Body Fat With These Natural Steps
Exercising daily and getting on a great diet can allow you to lose 2 to 3 pounds of body fat a week. The key to blasting your body fat is to train your metabolism to blast fat 24/7.
- A geat diet is the keystone to weight loss and unless you are going to train like Lance Armstrong, exerciase alone will not get you much weight-loss. A good diet plan should not be difficult to follow and should provide nutrional support for increasing your metabolism. Gimicy diets or diets that cause a person to suffer from hunger should be avoided. A good diet changes what and/or how you eat rather than just how much you eat. I have searched the web for the best diets out there and have come up with 5 excellent diet plans. 1) Strip That Fat Diet System, 2) Top Secret:Fat Loss Secret, 3) Fat Loss For Idiots. 4) Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle and Turbulance Training.
- Aerobic exercise, running, swimming etc., only increases you metabolism, but it returns to normal almost immediately after you cool down. What you need to add to your routine is resistance training. Lifting weights for 20 minutes before doing arobic exercise will turn on the fat blasters and you will go into your aerobic exercises already in fat blasting mode.
- Log your progress. You could do this on notebook paper, or buy a fitness log, but I would suggest that you find anyone of the great online fitness logs and use it. Most are free, I have used Online Fitness Log, and Fridge Graph. Online Fitness log is a bit more extensive with a lot more tools but either one should do.
Here is a short work out that will take you 30 minutes. Do it at least three times a week along with walking or jogging.
Minutes 0:00 – 2:00
Works: Core, Quads, Glutes
HOW TO DO IT: Stand on one leg, hold on to the edge of a table for balance unless you are a yoga master. Lower yourself into a squatting position and hold it for one minute. Now do the same thing with the other leg. You’ll be surprised at the burn you will get.
Minutes 2:00 – 4:00
Works: Abs, Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
HOW TO DO IT: Lie down on your back with both knees bent. Hold a ball, the heavier the better, at chest height. Push the ball into the air by crunching your abs and hold that position until you catch the ball. Repeat this for 2 to 4 minutes
Minutes 4:00 – 6:00
Works: Shoulders, Biceps, Triceps
HOW TO DO IT: Using a dumbbell you can handle stand very straight holding your abs tight. Hold the dumbbell up to your shoulder and then push it slowly up until you arm is fully extended and then return it to your shoulder. Repeat this for one set. (10 Times) Do it with the other arm. Do as many sets as you can.
Minutes 6:00 – 8:00:
Targets: Quads, Calves, Glutes
HOW TO DO IT: Make sure that you have enough head room to do this. Squat like you are about to sit on a piano bench. (No lower than that to protect your knees.) Jump as high as you can. Repeat this at least 12 times.
Leg and Elbow Crunches
Minutes 8:00 – 10:00:
Targets: Obliques, Core
HOW TO DO IT: Lie down on the floor with you legs extended straight out. Left them about 4 inches off the floor. Keep your fingers locked behind your head. Bring your left knee up until you touch your right elbow. As you are lowering your left leg bring your right knee up and touch your left elbow. Keep alternating for at least 12 repetitions