Weight Loss

Tip #69: When Trying To Lose Weight, Fix Diet Before Adding Cardio

Written by Steve

Looking to lose weight? Don’t rush out and hit the Stairmaster or treadmill just yet. Without a smart diet plan it really won’t matter at all how much cardio you do each day.

Far too often dieters make the mistake of turning to cardio as a “cure-all.” The problem with this is simple: one mile of treadmill walking only burns 100 calories. You would need to stay on the treadmill for an entire hour just to burn off one donut. Cardio is simply not an efficient fat loss method.

Before you rush off to the gym, make sure you develop and test a good diet plan. Spend a few weeks zeroing in your eating, reducing calories as needed so that you are losing weight each week without cardio. Then, with the weight already coming off, add in 3-4 cardio sessions per week.

Have you made the mistake of relying on cardio alone for weight loss? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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