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How many miles should you walk to lose weight?


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2015-06-10 14:39:44
2015-06-10 14:39:44


It's not so much how many miles should you walk to lose weight as the how much time should you spend walking and at what speed.

For example, start out with 10 minutes of brisk walking each day for a week. Then add 2 minutes per day for another week. Continue to add 2 minutes to your walking time each week until you are spending 30 to 45 minutes per day at a brisk walk. If you do not add extra calories to your diet, you should begin to lose weight.

There are two kinds of exercise that burn fat, namely, fitness and weight/strength training.

Walking to lose weight is mild cardiovascular (cardio) fitness exercise. Any exercise or activity that increases your heart and respiration rate for a specific period is cardio exercise. There are different degrees from mild to intense. Intense cardio exercises include running, interval training, and graded exercise protocol. Brisk walking is an example of mild cardio exercise.

Here are a few further examples of cardio exercise:

  • brisk walking on a treadmill or outdoors
  • jogging on a treadmill or outdoors
  • running on a treadmill or outdoors
  • trampolining
  • minitrampolining
  • nordic walking
  • aerobic dancing
  • rowing
  • cross-country skiing

Cardio exercise is good for health or weight loss, when done correctly, but only if combined with correct eating habits. The correct way to eat, when walking to lose weight, is to cut right down, or eliminate, refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat). Over consumption of refined processed carbohydrates is a major cause of weight gain, obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and many other diet related diseases. Replace the refined processed carbohydrates with the so-called 'fat burning' foods, and take full advantage of the thermic effect of these foods. You must also drink plenty of water to enable your body to do this.
The themic effect of fat burning foods enables you to lose more body fat, stops you feeling hungry, and helps to control food cravings. If you are unsure what these foods are, at the bottom of this answer you will find a page link leading to a list of refined processed carbohydrates, and a page link leading to a list of fat burning foods, plus more detailed information about the thermic effect of these foods.

The free plans, lists, and information to help you with your walking to lose weight, are given below.

  1. Free Cardio Walking to Lose Weight, Plan 1 (the easier plan)
  2. Free Cardio Walking to Lose Weight, Plan 2 (the harder plan)
  3. Intense Cardio Exercise Plan 3 (in case you later wish to upgrade your cardio exercise)
  4. Refined Processed carbohydrates to avoid when walking to lose weight
  5. 15 Fat Burning Foods (to replace the refined processed carbohydrates, and more about the thermic effect

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