Re: 3 Ways To Lose Weight Fast And Easy
Yes, and no. It is all about diet and excercise, but it's about the right combination of the two, along with drugs. Supplements can play a huge role in dieting. Green tea supplements can help your body to burn more fat, and protein supplements can aid you in recovering and increasing muscle strength, which is important for fat loss.
Originally Posted by mark74
A lot of the stuff in this thread is absolute garbage. I could go into a ton of detail on the rights and wrongs on it, but costarica and voyage touched up on the most important points. I want to go into something that I have not seen in this thread:
Hacking your body.
If you understand how your body works, then you can understand how to manipulate it to do what you want. For example, let's talk about thermogenics. Ever wonder why Michael Phelps could eat so much without hitting the marker for extreme obesity? It's because competition-grade swimming pools are cold. Not only did Phelps have to work his body to move through the water fast, his body also had to work to keep his body warm. Here are several things you can do to kick start your fat burning and muscle growth processes with cold:
- Take cold showers every morning
- Drink a liter of ice water before breakfast (I personally do it before every meal just to keep my metabolism up and to guarantee I'm hydrated)
- In the evenings, put an ice pack on your upper back - neck area for 20-30 minutes
- Take ice baths for 20 minutes (this is very painful, so I wouldn't really recommend it)
- If you live in colder regions, take a 20 minute cold walk wearing nothing on your upper body but a t-shirt and some gloves
If you want to read a great book on this, check out The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferris. I wrote a review on it in my review thread, and time and time again I have seen amazing results with it. Already, after being in my new diet stretch for two weeks, I have lost almost 20 pounds, and my muscles are starting to become much more defined.
Oh, and here's an interesting thing I forgot to mention about the book: There's a whole chapter dedicated to Neil Strauss' involvement in Tim's experiments.
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