Monday, June 24, 2024

My Fat Loss Journey 1 (The Value of Walking)

Today was the first of three heavy-duty workouts this week at the gym. 

Somebody give this dude a haircut. 

Then I walked for an hour. Walking is hands down one of the most effective activities you can do to burn off unwanted body fat. By doing the majority of your cardio in the form of walking, you can burn calories without spiking your appetite as with other forms of cardio. This doesn't mean I'm going to stop running or cycling. However, look at this graph comparing walking (on the left) and running (on the right):

Walking uses up far more fat as a percentage of fuel than does running. So the longer you can walk, the more fat you'll be able to utilize and the less carbs. If you have the time to walk (and just casual walking will do), you are going to burn a lot of fat. 

As I said before, my goal in my current fat loss program is get from 25 percent body fat down to 15 percent or lower. According to my calculations, this will take anywhere from 4-6 months depending on how consistent I can be. But is there a takeaway here for you? If you are looking to get rid of unwanted belly fat, you could be looking at as much as 3-5 pounds of extra fat loss each month just by incorporating walking into your day. Quite honestly, it's a very easy habit to acquire, unlike those gimmicky workout programs or diet hacks you see all the time on Youtube. This is a real, legitimate strategy and one of the key things I will be doing during my own fat loss journey. It's not only a very gentle exercise you can perform, it also doesn't produce the same level of fatigue compared to more intense forms of cardio like running. And, unlike running, walking is an activity that most people genuinely enjoy. 

Talk to you again soon.