Flab Abs and Overweight
If there is one thing that covid has brought to the fore it is the "crap" health of the world's human population either because you live on that side of the world where you have too much food or the other side where there is not enough. The topic is so huge and demoralising that its easier to ignore it and hope it goes away.
Its not going away so lets start...STEP UP BEST FOOT FORWARD AND BRING IT ON...
START by asking yourself:
"have I got flab abs and am I overweight?"
If the answer is NO - forget reading the rest and go watch Poirot!
If the answer is YES, read on.
There are 100s and 1000s of products, gurus, experts out there to help you on your way (and part you from your cash) and 2 things I would say is:
Research the subject and the products out there and then decide on the product or method that is going to work for you the best out of everything out there
Once you have chosen, stick with it for the minimum duration, don't chop and change after just a week because you did not get a result. You have to give it a chance and time for it to work.
There are lots of opinions about using numbers, calculators and targets but use them with COMMON SENSE and they will assist you in your weight loss programme.
These calculators were really useful:
Of all the calculators the BODY FAT and BMI CALCULATORS I think are the most useful.
US Navy Method very useful as a double check to make sure the original calculator was not making mistakes.
I myself follow the fasting method, this very much follows the Ayurveda principles and I have done it since I was a "knee high hopper" (small child), it is part of the Indian culture and I grew up with it. Some 5 years ago fasting hit the headlines when Michael Moseley's 5:2 intermittant fasting method came into the public domain. Over the 5 years, this method has evolved, and today there is now the Fast 800 programme, check it out.
After picking your weight loss plan YOU WILL NEED TO EXERT PHYSICALLY be it swimming, yoga, going to the gym, walking, cycling, 10,000 steps, its all out there but if you want to follow a series, I started a 6 week course - Yoga Posture Exercise for the Body Shape you Want - here are the links so check them out:
So whatever path you follow, enjoy it, thats half the battle!
Credit & Talent
Thank you to all the talent below which made this post so good.