What are the consequences of one week vacations without gym?
Hi everyone. I have a bit of an obsession with my weight. I’m about 5″9 and I weight 147 pounds with a fat percentage of 8.5 percent. I go to the gym everyday for about 3 hours, doing cardio and weight training (except on Wednesdays, when I do Yoga). I’m also taking L-Carnitine and CLA pills.
I’m going for vacations for a week. My question is, without taking the pills and without exercise, will I put too much weight in one week? I mean, everyone knows we eat more on holidays, so take that in consideration!
I think that as a person who works out 6 days a week, you scare the hell out of me. If there is such thing as over-doing it, that would qualify. I think that not only will you survive for that brutal one week vacation, it might be the best thing for you.
What’s the safe maximum amount I can take for CHROMIUM PICCOLINATE ?
I used to take 200mg/day and now I take 400mg but want to take two separate doses of 400mg to speed up my weightloss or even make it more effective. Also, is it safe to combine this with L-carnitine? I have 25 lbs to lose post-pregnancy and have moderate to high levels of activity.
To those who would respond check with your Dr., you don’t have to as I already predicted some people would suggest that.
Thanks for your reasonable response.
Generally, it’s recommended that a person not take more than 600 mcg of chromium picolinate per day. That amount is more than sufficient for the bodily needs; any more than that can cause toxicity after a while.
Bodybuilding – Which of these supplements would work best to help reduce belly fat?
OK, so I already diet pretty healthy. High protein, low fat, and moderate carbs. I lift weights a couple times a week, and get my cardio from playing sports a couple times a week. However I still have a little bit of excess fat, maybe about 5 pounds, covering my abs. And its been there for years, so I’m looking for a supplement that will help give me a boost in loosing it. I’ve been trying fat burners recently such as lipo 6 and hot rox, but haven’t noticed any difference.
These are the ones I’m considering right now.
1) Taking Omega-3 supplement pills (I doubt I get much omega 3 daily, and I heard it helps burn fat)
2) Taking cortizone blockers (don’t know much about them)
3) Taking estrogen blockers (know nothing about them, or any possible side effects, or if they are worth it).
I’m planning on using Animal PAK vitamins as soon as they come in the mail, they contain omega 3′s and l-carnitine, and other stuff. Know if they help with fat loss? Or have any other ideas for me?
When I said cortizone blockers, I meant cortisol blockers.
I also heard of 2 other types….Topical creams (have searched and searched for scientific proof these work, but find nothing). And also thyroid boosters (which I don’t know anything about, but perhaps they might help considering my belly fat might be a fight against genetics, since my parents are fat)
Forget about the supplements … You’re not going to get the results you are seeking from these things. Losing weight comes down to this equation: Calories In verus Calories Out. If you are burning more calories than you are taking in, you will lose weight, other wise you’ll remain the same or gain. I would recommend taking abetter look at what you are eating, and when you are eating it. Diet is a big part of burning the last bit of fat. Or you might want to add cardio outside of your sports, particularly if the sports are stop and go like football or basketball. Also maybe consider eating more frequently as well, like every 3 hours, to increase your metabolism.
As far as rating the supplements, just in case you don’t believe what I told you above …
Omega 3′s are good for you in general, but the fat burning component of them will be very minimal. Cortisol is a stress hormone, you’re body producing when under stress, like excessive exercise. Cortisol blockers are good if you are worried about losing muscle when your exercise longer than an hour. There’s no evidence that cortisol blockers can help you burn fat. Finally, estrogen blockers are only good if you are doing anabolic steroids.
So save some money, forget the supplements, change your diet and exercise program and you should see those final five pounds gone in no time! Good luck!
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