By Elizabeth Piraino |Staff Writer|
Here’s a diet where you can eat your heart out and still lose weight.
Adding these two routines can give you the workouts you want, while having fun, and still being able to eat pizza. The secret to this diet is eating normally for five days of the week and severely limiting your calories on two non-consecutive days.
“The scientific evidence is strong that intermittent fasting can improve health,” stated to Dr. Mark Mattson, professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. “The Fast Diet” was written by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer, who put their research together in their book “The Fast Diet” by Atria Books. “The Fast Diet” is filled with scientific data on how this diet works, mostly involving the glycemic index.
Mosley stated, “There is nothing else you can do to your body that is as powerful as fasting.” A fasting day allows men to eat up to 600 calories while women can consume up to 500 calories. “The Fast Diet” includes eight days of menu planning with some recipes included, which will cover a 30-day period of normal eating and eight days of fasting.
The menus are full of vegetables, fruits, lean protein and complex carbohydrates. One of the menus for men starts with a breakfast of a mushroom frittata and a bowl of strawberries. Dinner is seared tuna with grilled vegetables for a total of 595 calories.
AIRobics is a low impact, fat burning aerobics class done on a trampoline and burns over 1,000 calories per hour, according to Sky High Sports in Mira Loma. AIRobics includes all the normal moves you would find in a regular aerobics class plus bouncing.
There are also several moves that can only be done on a trampoline. Sky High offers four different AIRobics classes offered several times throughout the week. AIRobics Speed is a high intensity class designed to get your heart rate to maximum level for short periods of time.
AIRobics Strength is a whole body workout and Sky High stands by the mantra “No muscle left behind.” AIRobics Endurance will get your heart rate to the optimal level and keep it there for the longest period of time. Sky High asserts AIRobics Endurance will produce the most weight loss out of its four classes.
AIRobics All Around combines moves from the other three classes. Sky High Sports requires everyone to sign a liability waiver before using their trampolines. Trampoline jumping is considered an extreme sport and has comparable rates of injuries.
Combining AIRobics with the Fast Diet is a recipe for success that will give you fast results that you can keep for a lifetime.