The Big Loser of the Week #008: laajjo

I was planning to go on a fat loss spree since God knows how long but just like that one day somewhere in mid-March I decided to have a fruit first thing in the morning. Small step but a giant leap if you ask me since the two hourly diet that I was planning to follow prescribed eating a fruit mostly withing 10 minutes of waking up. And that very same day since I follow @SashG I saw the #bigloser tag on twitter. That’s how I came to know about it. Withing a week I found myself a kind sponsor @Rupalimk and later @sonikabhasin obliged me too.

To begin with I was non-believer, in the sense, I didn’t buy that eating simple and healthy food coupled with exercise CAN make a difference to weight. I thought there had to be a magic potion if not a spell, something *special* that people who are fit do. And then when I didn’t find the mysterious way out I decided to give the humble food coupled with exercise a shot and voila! here I was feeling better and got rid of bloating. Now I want to continue eating healthy and indulge in a desert once in a while & eat out not very often.
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Week 8: Posture during Your Cardiovascular Workout

On last week’s podcast we spoke about what counts as a cardio workout. If you remember, we said that unless you follow the thumb rules of what counts as a cardio workout, even if you spend half the day on the treadmill, it doesn’t count. This week, we’re going to continue talking about the cardiovascular workout specifically, gym cardio workouts. The reason for that is because it’s the most common and convenient workout for a lot of people. In order for your cardio routine to be effective, it’s important that your posture is correct.

There is a reason that trainers will tell you how to use the treadmill, stepper or cycle. Just like when lifting weights, good form is important for your workout. When on the treadmill, cycle, stepper or cross trainer, it’s important that you’re body is erect. Let go of the treadmill hand rails. If you’re running, it’s just dangerous to use the handrails and if you’re walking, swing your arms while doing it. Continue reading Week 8: Posture during Your Cardiovascular Workout

The Big Loser Podcast #008 (working the cardio)

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Episode 8 of the #bigloser podcast brings you a roundup of what went down this last week from @b50 – with summer sports and exercise tips, and insight from @sashg on how to amp up your “cardio” workout! We also have our big loser of the week @laajjo who wins a gift hamper of healthy snacking @nutrichoice biscuits, soy milk from @Staeta and a 6-month subscription to The Ideal home & garden @TIHGMag!

Hosted by @chhavi and produced, as always, by sonologue.

Week 7: Planning a Cardiovascular Workout

Welcome to the seventh installment of 50 tips for #BigLoser. Last week, we left off by saying a healthy diet is only healthy if there’s an exercise component as well. And chances are most of you already have an exercise routine in place. What we’re going to evaluate today is if you’re doing it right. And we’re starting our in-depth look at daily exercise with cardio.

Now what we call a cardio workout is short for a cardiovascular workout – or an aerobic workout. One that exercises the most important muscle of them all – your heart. The happy by-product of exercising your heart is that you burn fat – and… lose weight. But is that actually happening? Are you really losing weight, and feeling the benefits of increased lung power that results in increased stamina with aerobic and other functional activities? Are you feeling better, fitter, hotter? Continue reading Week 7: Planning a Cardiovascular Workout

The Big Loser of the Week #007: ohayesha

I joined bigloser on 3rd feb . I joined a gym on Jan7 and I was looking out for more motivation and I found the support in bigloser. @_PWN helped me find a sponsor and @mmanushi right away agreed to sponsor me. Even though I was apprehensive if I could really stick to a concept like bigloser, I surprised myself when I COULD really do it! Every time I fall back on my diet, the hash tag #bigloser hits on my face. Lol. And then I’m back to tweeting about #bigloser to keep reminding myself how big a difference it makes to stick to a proper diet. Just like people say its on if it’s on the paper, it’s true for a tweet too 😉 So My journey progresses as I share my views with fellow biglosers.

I was 75 when I joined #bigloser. My BMI was 27. Until now I’ve managed to get my weight down to 67 and my BMI is 24.5 now 🙂 I want to lose about 6 kgs more. So my ultimate ‘weight’ goal is 61. I also aim to stick to living a healthy life that has to do with proper healthy diet and regular exercise. I truly believe in the saying- a healthy mind resides in a healthy body and I also feel that a mind that is at peace, can make you do wonders! Continue reading The Big Loser of the Week #007: ohayesha

The Big Loser Podcast #007 (putting the cardio in your workout)

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Episode 7 of the #bigloser podcast brings you a roundup of what went down this last week from @b50 – with vacation bloopers & healthy snacks, and insight from @sashg on what constitutes a “cardio” workout! We also have our big loser of the week @ohayesha who wins a gift hamper of healthy snacking @nutrichoice biscuits, soy milk from @Staeta and a 6-month subscription to The Ideal home & garden @TIHGMag!

Hosted by @chhavi and produced, as always, by sonologue.

Week 6: What is a Healthy Diet?

Today, we are going to figure out the answer to the most common weight loss question – What exactly is a healthy diet? I get asked that question – a lot – especially over Twitter, which makes it a bit of a challenge… There are two parts to that question: the good news and the not-so-good news. The not-so-good news is that there isn’t just one healthy diet. There’s no magic food intake list that’ll help you with healthy weight loss quickly.

The good news is that you can follow a five-point set of rules to turn any diet into a healthy one… And that’s what we’re going to look at today…
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The Big Loser of the Week #006: @SmashingWizard

Here’s @smashingwizard’s story about #bigloser

I gained around 15 kgs last year as I used to sit for 12-14 hours continuously preparing for my competitive examinations.

I was gaining more weight and the lack of motivation ensured I didn’t stick to the plan for long.

Then I heard about #bigloser. The only thing I tried changing in my routine was my eating habits.

I switched coffee with fresh juices and lemon water, added lot of fruits in my diet and had home-made food only with daily half hour of yoga. Continue reading The Big Loser of the Week #006: @SmashingWizard

The Big Loser Podcast #006 (what's healthy in a 'diet'?)

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Episode 6 of the #bigloser podcast brings you a roundup of what went down this last week from @b50 – with fasts unto the death (or not) and insight from @sashg on what constitutes a “healthy” diet to new sponsors! We also have our big loser of the week @SmashingWizard who wins a gift hamper of @nutrichoice biscuits and a 6-month subscription to The Ideal home & garden @TIHGMag!

Hosted by @chhavi and produced, as always, by sonologue.

Week 5: How to Find Time for Your Workout

Hello everyone! It’s time for a quick check. How many of you have managed to stick to your new workout routines, daily runs, yoga sessions, etc that you kick-started your #BigLoser journey with? I know I missed a couple of days because of the glorious India wins against Pakistan and then Sri Lanka! But it turns out that I was in the minority, and several of you managed to stick to your workout routines even through the Cricket World Cup 2011. But it’s been two months and it’s time to re-assess –

Have you found time for daily exercise ever since BigLoser started on 2nd Feb 2011?

In Podcast #3, I said that it’s important to keep your exercise program simple. Now let’s pick up that idea again… this week I want to look at how to find time for your workout…That’s right, it might sound simple enough, but this is one of those things that deceive you into falling back to being lazy about fitness. Since we’re only getting started with all these lifestyle changing habits on #BigLoser, it’s a good idea to assess our performance so far.
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