The truth is it can be done in half a week, but a pound a week is fine. The idea is simple, if you’re burning off more calories than you consume, off comes the weight.

One of the best ways to lose weight faster, or even the necessary way, is to burn off 500 calories a day more than you eat. This may seem a lot of work to start with but when you come to think of it, 500 calories can be burnt off in just half an hour on an exercise bike. Half an hours work, seven times a week, pound lost. You have to remember that you burn calories simply by everyday tasks such as walking, sitting, taking out the trash and anything else you might be doing. So as long as you are not putting weight on before you start trying to lose weight any extra exercise you do will start burning the calories and you will start to lose weight.

Aerobic exercise is the key. Aerobic exercise is anything that may increase your heartbeat and will result in burning calories. This will not only help you to lose weight but will also help regulate blood pressure and wellbeing. It is advised that we exercise like this for at least 20 minutes a day to stay healthy. Aerobic exercise can come in many forms. Favorite ways that people exercise aerobically tend to include:

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Skipping

My favorite way to exercise like this is simply by exercising bike. This is for many reasons. Although outdoor cycling can be seen as more fun or more adventurous, the weather does not always permit this!

On an indoor bike I can read a book, watch the television, listen to music or simply just cycle. The exercise bike usually comes with a built in control that allows the user to adjust the level or tension of cycling in such a way as to mimic uphill or downhill or anywhere in between. This is particularly useful if you want to tone muscle whilst losing those all-important calories. by selecting a harder setting you can quite easily tone whilst you are exercising aerobically. Also the exercise bike will allow you to keep track of calories burnt which helps you set realistic targets whilst ensuring you reach your goal of 500 calories.

So, the idea is to burn 500 calories a day extra, doing whatever you love best (or are willing to have a go at!) by sometimes only half an hour to an hours workout and in 1 week you can expect to lose a pound in weight, said the writer at ‘Weightalogue’. Good luck and have fun and in no time at all you will be wearing those clothes you never thought you would fit into!


There are many ways to lose a pound a week