A few months ago I had the pleasure of having the pleasure of feeding my son, who is now almost three, and my husband, who is in his fifties.
My husband and I both had some sort of exercise problem, but I think the biggest one was me putting on weight. At the time, I weighed less than 160 pounds, but with the additional stress of having to be the person to feed, do housework, and pay bills for the whole time we were in the hospital, it was stressful.
The good news is that you don’t need to put on weight for a feeder workout. The most common thing that I’ve seen people do to get leaner is to do cardio, but cardio doesn’t work as well as it used to. I’m a competitive cyclist and I love riding fast, but if you work out for an hour, it’s not the same as being a sprinting machine doing constant intervals.
I can almost guarantee that you won’t lose any weight doing a feeder workout. If its cardio, it will be a steady pace that you’ll stay within for 5-7 minutes and then you go back to your regular workout routine. If its your normal workout routine, then you’ll probably lose a couple pounds. But that’s no different from any other workout routine.
If you’re using an electronic pedometer, you’ll probably lose a few pounds, even if youre just doing a standard workout. But if youre using an internal pedometer (one that you’ll be able to keep track of your distance and calories), you’ll probably only lose a couple pounds. We all know that our bodies are made to burn calories. So if you’re not losing it, then you’re not working out.
It’s a good thing that I’m not overweight. It’s a good thing my internal pedometer knows my actual calories and distance, and it’s a good thing that my old internal pedometer is still good. But my old internal pedometer is still good because my old body was made to be used and it’s made to be used as a workout machine.
Of course you can get in trouble for eating too many calories. I remember reading a study that said you can burn 3,000 calories a day if you eat 1,000 calories a day. But what you cant do is burn too many calories and then not exercise at all. That’s why I love my Fitbit. It’s a pedometer that knows how much I burned.
This is one of those things that if you don’t exercise you are more prone to obesity and diabetes. But if you exercise, then you are less likely to be diabetic and you can burn a ton of calories. Your Fitbit is a great example of this because it tells you how many calories you burned and it tells you how many calories you burned at a low intensity.
In the past I have used my Fitbit to help me lose weight. However, most of the time you are still using it to track your progress. And the reality is that you don’t need to track your calories all that much. For every calorie you burn you burn about 20-25 calories per minute. So if you do a cardio workout for 30 minutes then you have burned about 400 calories so far.
So far we have watched the calorie counter on my Fitbit count the calories from the cardio workout as a bonus to the calorie burn on my workout. But because it also tells me how many calories I burned at a low intensity I can then use this number to determine how much extra calories I burn at low intensity. So at this point in the video, I am burning 1,200 calories at a low intensity and the Fitbit is reporting that I have burned 400 calories using the low intensity.