How to Lose Weight for a Pear Shape
You have a peer-shaped body if you carry a major part of your weight on your hips, thighs and butt. Although, fat around the hips, thighs and butt is less dangerous than fat around the belly, you would still want to trim down a little. By cutting down the calories and starting an exercise plan, you can lose weight in all the bulging areas of your body including the lower half. Here are some ways in which you can lose weight.
- Eat a low-calorie diet. You must burn at least 3,500 calories to be able to get rid of 1 lb. of fat. You can lose an average of 1 to 2 lb. per week by reducing 500 calories per day and exercising. To keep a track on the number of calories you are consuming per day, start a food journal in which you enlist all the food items that pass your lips and keep tab on the number of calories each food carries.
- Exercise for at least 60 minutes per day. A pear-shaped body demands a lot of exercise to be able to drop weight. Work out for at least 60 minutes to burn enough calories to make a visible difference.
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- Take part in interval training. You will need to indulge in high-intensity workouts to get rid of hard-to-lose fat around the butt, hips and thighs. You can easily burn a lot of calories by way of interval training that includes warm-up, high-intensity aerobics and cool-down session. Some of the machines that have in-built interval training routines include treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes.
- Indulge in strength-training exercises to tone the lower body. Lunges and squats can work the lower body and help you achieve a firmer look. To do a squat, keep the back straight and bend down a little while making while ensuring that that your knees do not go past the toes. The legs should be shoulder-width apart. Use the muscles of the legs to return to the starting point. To do a lunge, keep your legs at least shoulder-width apart. While one of the legs remains stationary, lunge forward with the other. Return to the starting position and practice the same position with the other leg. Aim to do three sets of 10 to 20 reps for each exercise. Make sure that you talk to your doctor before embarking on a weight loss regimen.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team May 25, 2012
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