On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m talking about how to get started losing weight when you are obese.
Most people know they need to exercise.
But the question is, what is the most effective and safest way to begin losing weight when you are obese.
You may be surprised by my answer.
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Now, let’s move on to today’s topic.
Here is your beginners tip to end obesity and start losing weight safely.
I want you to begin your weight loss journey with low intensity aerobic exercise to initiate the fat loss process.
Yes, I said low intensity aerobic activity, but I also said initiate.
In other words, to start the weight loss process.
I only want you to do low intensity steady state aerobic exercise, also known as LISS, for the first 8 weeks.
If you don’t believe me, just look at the bored to death people that continuously do the same cardio workout, day after day.
Can you say comfort zone?
I will not allow you to be one of those cardio zombies.
For the first 8 weeks, I want you to do 3-5 low intensity aerobic workouts a week.
Anymore than 5 workouts, and you can run the risk of suppressing your immune function, thus getting sick, and missing workouts.
This is not what you want to do during the early stages of your weight loss journey.
Also, aerobic training can cause oxidative stress, so be sure to take in a lot of antioxidants from food to offset the oxidation in the body.
If you’re not eating enough antioxidant rich foods, antioxidants can also be consumed via supplements.
Here’s a link to a greens powder antioxidant supplement that I love, use, and trust.
Do you think your workouts are only going to be comprised of low intensity cardio?
Not when I’m training you.
You’re going to start your workouts by lifting weights.
I know what you’re thinking.
My main goal is to lose fat, not build muscle.
You didn’t just say that did you?
Bad Live Leaner.
When your main goal is to lose fat, you always want to increase your lean body mass i.e. muscle.
When you add more muscle, your basal metabolic level goes up.
This means you’ll be burning more calories even when you sleep.
How cool is that?
So the more active muscle tissue you have, the more calories you’ll burn, and the more fat you’ll incinerate.
After lifting weights you’ll then finish your workout with low intensity cardio.
This is important.
Weights first, cardio after.
If you want to know why, here’s a video post on why lifting first and cardio after is extremely important for more effective fat loss results, ever.
Let’s wrap this up.
Each workout consists of weight lifting first, then low intensity cardio after.
Do this for no more than 8 weeks.
Once the 8 weeks is up, we’ll move you into an interval training program, like my Live Lean Afterburn 2.0 program, to kick up the fat burning to the max.
Be sure to consume a lot of antioxidants to offset the increase in oxidative stress.
So that’s it.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.