Sunday, November 9, 2008

Burn Fat For FREE

Burn Fat for FREE is a concept i have been having in my head for a long time, but was looking for the right place to share it. It was too short to be an article in my magazine, so i think this blog is probably the best place for me to share this, so here you go.

What does Burn Fat for FREE mean? Basically, the concept of burn fat for FREE consist of 2 main areas:-

1) It should not cost you anything to do it (except some unwanted fat deposits)
2) As far as possible it should not take additional time out of your busy schedule to do.

If the routine meets both the criteria above, then it will be a burn fat for FREE routine.
Sound interesting? Of course it is. I want to share with all of you one simple routine that all of you can do right now, even if you are the busiest person in the world with no time to spare or if you don't have money to spend on a gym membership or both.

So here is how you can burn fat for FREE easily and the best part, you will lose weight without you even realizing you are doing it.

Take the stairs at work / apartment whenever you can. Most of us work in buildings which have elevators and i know we all love to take the elevator even if its just a mere 3 floors or worse, some even take it for 1 floor. Well time to change all that. Whenever you have to go up to your office, make sure you use the stairs. If you live in an apartment, ditch the lift and take the stairs as well. Of course the immediate question in all your minds is, what if i work on the 40th floor of a building... am i supposed to walk up all the way? Well if you could, that would be great... but of course i am not expecting you to do that. If you work on the 40th floor, take the lift to the 37th or 35th floor. Walk up from there to your floor. Even when you have to go down, walk down the stairs to the 35ht floor and then take the lift from there. Same goes for your apartment... take the lift to a few storeys below your actual floor and walk up from there.

I would highly recommend all of you to start off with at least 3 floors first and as you get better, keep increasing it by one or 2 floors at a time. If you can climb up 3 floors at least 4 to 5 times a day(meaning 4 times up and 4 times down), you are doing good. And to get these numbers are easy. When you are going to work, when you are going to lunch, when you are going out for a meeting or a cigarette break, when you are going back home... it all adds up.

Now the most important thing that you need to know / do for this to work is consistency and continuous improvements. If you can ensure you do it everyday and keep increasing whenever you can, i guarantee you will see your fat melt away.

How much does this cost you? Absolutely nothing. How much of your family time or work time is this taking away from you? Nothing.

I had another colleague who loved this concept so much, she began carrying her laptop with here wherever she went, and hers was one of those old bulky and heavy ones. Why? Because the laptop is heavy and the more weight you are carrying with you while you are walking or climbing the stairs, the more fat you are going to burn. In short, 5 minutes of walking without carrying anything burns less fat than 5 minutes of walking while carrying something. The more you carry, the more you are going to burn. Again, if you are planning on doing this, start with something light and keep increasing as your get better. I have seen enough people who dive into the deep end because they are excited only to ditch the whole program 2 weeks later because they couldn't take it. Slow and steady... that is the key.

Does this work? Absolutely. If you stick with this for at least 6 months everyday without fail, i guarantee you your weight will reduce, your heart will be stronger and your legs will be stronger. The important thing is, you have to stick with it and you have to keep improving. If you do it for 2 weeks and stop, then you probably won't see any results. Of course this is no match to joining a gym and doing a full work out, but i gurantee you visible results within 2 to 3 months if you stick with it, and keep improving.

All i can say is, try it and see. What have you got to lose besides a few inches in those unwanted areas. If you guys have other routines that fit the burn fat for FREE concept (now that i have got you inspired and thinking), please do share as i would love to hear from you guys.

16 comments:

hesslei said...

Breakfast foods like Oatmeal, skimmed milk and whole grain cereal and even spicy foods containing peppers are considered as foods that burn fat. Oats are a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. The capsaicin present in peppers induces the body to produce more stress hormones which in turn revs the metabolic rate burning more calories in the process. Soy is the wonder product, which has chemicals, which help fat from being deposited and also helps to act on the fat deposits in the body by breaking them down. Soybeans enhance the body’s ability to do away with fat.

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hesslei...........

white hat seo

Rajan said...

hesslei: Thanks for the Great tips and i love it. With just some simple switches to your diet, you could start burning fat without acutally incurring any additional costs.

Spicy food is great to help burn fat, but the problem in Malaysia is, people eat too much of it. Spicy food only raises your metabolism slightly, but if the amount you concumer is more than what the elevated metabolism can bur... you will gain weight.

So be prudent with how much you eat as well.

anfield devotee said...

dey . . . me bloody office doesn't have a fooking lift ok. So that's me on the fooking stairs fer over a year with no visible effect to me beer barrel. (3 floors only lar . . . but still.)

What gives?

Also me workplace has a STRICT no smoking policy; so that's another bad habit curtailed (during office hours anyway).

So why do me still feel like shite?

Rajan said...

AD: Waah... never thought you would actually write on me blog... being a fitness blog and all, but welcome and TQ.

Anyway,the problem why you not seeing results is because you cannot go down for the ciggy breaks. Think of how many more times you would have walked up and down if you could. hehehe

But on a serious note, you probably did lose some weight once you started working (because of the stairs), but the problem is it is only maintained at 3 floors...so you didn't lose enough to see a visible difference.
if you had kept improving, you would probably be doing 10 to 15 storeys by now... maybe more. And if you could do this 3 to 4 times a day, i am sure you would see results. Each time you keep improving, you will start losing more... and the secret is to keep losing till you see the results.

Also, it is important to consider if your life was more active those days while running Broadwalk compared to now... which means overall activity was much higher then compared to now... even with the stairs. I am sure it was with all the running around and being on your feet most of the time compared sitting at a desk job now.

senorita.. said...

walking's a very good form of exercise too. try to walk whenever n to wherever if u can.


not using the lift helps save electricity too! saves the environment!

=]

Rajan said...

Senorita: Yes. Actually i purposely park my car pretty far away from my office these days and it takes me about 15 minutes to walk to my office. So that is a total of 30 minutes walking a day already.

Plus with the steps, who needs a gym anymore. Truly burning fat for FREE.

anfield devotee said...

ya betul la, was probably far more hectic & active as barman than sitting on me arse behind a pc all day.

So everybody, wanna lose weight, go be a bartender! ha ha!

Rajan said...

AD: Yes... but of course there is the temptation to drink loads of alcohol as well...which unfortunately isn't very good to keep the beer belly down. hehehehehee

Sharm said...

Hie Kawan!!!!!
Just read your latest entry about taking the stairs!!!!! Honestly I have tried it before and DAMN it was real good and you can actually feel the muscles ache after a couple of days.....But I'm one of those guilty one who stopped after like 2 weeks....You were right...All we need is a little determination and we're there.....So I'm gonna continue this routine and you be the judge and tell me if you see any shrinkage happening within these few months yeah ;) Anyways, just wanna say, Good advice given.....ppl should try it out!!!!

Rajan said...

Sharm: Thanks for your comments and thanks for giving encouragement to other readers as well.

OK.. i will tell you if there are any results....but you gotta stick with it for more than 2 weeks (and i don't mean 3 weeks.. hehehee)

BTW, Do you want to pose for any before and after shots? hehehehehe
It would be good testimony to others out there.

Anba said...

bro there's another workout that is very easy to do but burns fat a lot...
Ketuk Ketampi/ free squats doin daily of 50 is good...
furthermore not much space is needed...quite good

Rajan said...

Anba: Welcome to my blog. Mmm... i remember having to that a lot when i was young...especially for being naughty. No wonder i was so skinny back then. Hehehehee. But thanks for the tip. It is indeed a good tip and it works.

chuck said...

im just 58kg.do u have tips to gain weight

Rajan said...

Hi Chuck.. yes. Give me some time to write it up, but i will post something up on bulking up within the next 2 weeks. So please check it out.

legaly blonde said...

rite...my office is a 3-storey building n my department is on d 3rd floor. I go up n down d stairs like 8-9 times a day(there is no lift in d building)...n yet after 9 months working there, i gain 10kg...n hv these lumps at my thights (which i suspects r muscle)..so what did I do wrong here..obviously, no fat were burn...duh..

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