How to Fast and Exercise to Control Your Weight

How to Fast and Exercise to Control Your Weight

There are no real magic tricks for losing weight. Fad diets and magic pills may work for a few weeks, but after that, weight lost will come right back. Fasting and exercising combined can help you successfully lose weight, as long as you’re doing it healthily – read on to find out how to do so.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is going to cut calories a good bit. Just by doing a 24 hour fast, you will cut loads of calories but still be able to eat. It’s a known fact that cutting calories is essential for weight loss and keeping that weight off along with a good exercise program. These are both key – exercising and eat less. Intermittent fasting works for the eat less part of the deal.

Easy To Do

Fasting is easy to do and very easy to stick to. Most people don’t stick to diets so they don’t work. Most diets are also very hard to do for more than a few weeks. They are fads and then you go back to your old habits. Fasting is not that way. Anything for 24 hours is simple to do!


Fasting is easy, because in between fasts you can have what you want. Naturally, the better you eat, the healthier and better you will feel. If you don’t change a thing about your diet but fast twice a week, you will still lose (some) body fat – from here, it’s just a matter if you want it to come off slowly or quickly.

Exercising is really the fastest and easiest way to reach your ideal weight and lose that fat for good.. Dieting alone will find you more than disappointed, because the results will usually be subtle and slow. So, no matter what you do, exercise is going to have to be incorporated into your plan if you want to have fast weight loss. It is recommended that everyone exercises at least 30 minutes a day, but if you can commit to 30 continuous minutes 4 times a week, you’re good to go. However, if you want to lose weight faster, exercising at least 60 minutes for 4 days a week will be the magic trick. Try combining an intermittent fasting plan with some daily exercise, and see how easily the weight comes off. Once you know how often you need to fast for weight loss, you can increase your fasting plan accordingly. It is always a good idea to check with a doctor before beginning any fasting plan, but here are some basic ideas for ya:

Walking and Exercise

Recently the 10,000 steps a day campaign has kicked in to get people walking. People have seriously seen results. think about it- walk over your lunch hour, park at the far end of the lot, take the stairs. Doing so once won’t do anything, but doing so every day for the rest of your life will definitely have real benefits. Of course, more intense exercise is going to help you lost more weight, but walking combined with some fasting will do wonders for weight loss.


Incorporating some type of weightlifting into your exercise routine will help you get weight off. Resistance training has been proven to burn as many calories as running. It also aids in making the bones, ligaments, and muscles stronger. Weight training with fasting can help you lost a great amount of weight.

Jill Peters writes about health, finance & saving money at

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