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Here's 4 ways to tell how hard you're working out to lose weight…

1. Find your fat burning workout zone or your target heart rate

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  • Your heart needs to be beating -to- beats per minute for a moderate-to-high intensity workout to burn fat and…
  • Anything below-to- is considered low intensity and anything above -to-  is high intensity and…

To find your fat burning zone while exercising…

2. Rate your level of intensity on a scale of 1-to-10

3. Use the Talk test during your workout to find intensity level

4. Do a Sweat Test

You can also lose weight even faster by…

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1-35 of 335 Comments
Gabrielle

So I'm 17 yrs old and about to be 18. I'm roughly around 140 pounds to 150 and I'm 5'9. I'm trying to get my weight down to 130. Do you have any ideas on what I should eat and what I should do for working out exercises? I'm trying to get rid of my love handles and gain a little muscle in my stomach. I'm trying to get quick result.

May 03, 2016

Hi I'm emma

Hi I'm 12 years old my weight is 55 but I exercise 1 and a half out each day and I do hardcore exercise so how many days do I have to wait for my weight loss

April 28, 2016

Adrian Bryant

its going to be tough to lose weight when you dont have much to lose at only 55kg

April 28, 2016

Anon

YALL ARE STARVING YOURSELVES!!! eating around 1000 calories a day is NOT going to help with weightloss

April 20, 2016

Mari

Hi Adrian,
I am in a weight loss competition and there are only five weeks left. I exercise up to six hours a day. My weight loss is slow though even though my intensity is high. I eat between 1200-1700 calories per day though some days are lower. What can I do to lose more weight?

April 15, 2016

Lisa

Him im a mother if 4 im 5'3 and 197 pounds im need tios on how to lose weight by june 2 i want to be down at least to 150 if possible could you help me?

March 09, 2016

Lisa

Thank you, now i jus nees to get motivated!

March 09, 2016

Linden

Adrian,
I am 27 years old single mom and full time student. I currently weigh 216 lbs. I want to get down to 160 at least by June 31st. I have gone to the mayo clinic website and it says for my workout to eat 2355 to 1766 calories per day. I have been swimming an hour per day for the past three days and plan to continue to do so. Is there any other way to lose the weight faster and once my muscles aren't on fire are there exercises I can add in to do at home? Crunches and sit-ups hurt me because I had a c-section when I had my three old.

February 21, 2016

Adrian Bryant

use this workout and this diet for the perfect plan to fit your busy lifestyle

February 22, 2016

Danijela

I am 38 years old
I am 5 10 and weigh 220. I am trying to lose weight
I do zumba 4 times a week and run 2-3 miles on the elliptical day or two a week
My diet is around 1500 calories. I have lost 15 pounds since I started but in the past two weeks I haven't lost a pound. It is so discouraging

February 16, 2016

Mike

Hey Adrian, I'm almost 21, 5'9'', 194 pounds. I need to lose weight! I'm doing around 33 minutes on elliptical and 33min on treadmill 4 days a week! (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). Is that good enough?

February 13, 2016

Adrian Bryant

yes but make sure you add a diet as well

February 13, 2016

Joann

I am 42 years old I am 5'2" weight 215pounds. I am trying to lose weight. I eat less than 1000 calories a day. I started today walking for 1 hour I would say I was in the moderate intensity as I was sweaty it was actually running off of my face. I am going to walk for an hour at least 5 days a week and then in a week work up to an hour and 30 minutes. I am thinking about adding one day a week of Zumba but I am wanting to get in a habit of at least walking every day. I haven't exercised for many years due to health issues. I guess my question would be, can I lose weight doing what I am doing? When should I start adding more exercise or change it up? I do not want to overdo it and then say ugh it's too much and give up. I need to do this to be healthy for ME first but also for my children.

February 11, 2016

Adrian Bryant

yes you can lose weight doing what you are doing now but of course you will have to gradually ramp things up as your workout gets too easy and/or your weight loss rate slows down

February 13, 2016

charles petty

I'm 45yrs old and weigh 245, my doctor told me,if I lose weight it'll help with my heart failure!
I just started running 3 miles per day 5 days a week. (My first week)
I want to get down to 190. My doctor has given me the green light to do anything! Please help!

January 16, 2016

Adele

Hello Adrian,
I found your web videos by accident but I am SO glad I found you. I am 55, 5'7" and around 195. I was in a size 18 firm but after one week (4x) of your "bed sheet" video (and your stationary bike video), I am in a size 16, but can fit some generous 14's. I can't believe how this is really working for me. I want to lose weight because I have heredity-prone high blood pressure, and I know if I lose weight, I can get back off the medication. I also want to get back into my other smaller clothes (I don't want to keep buying bigger clothes). I have grown children, and never had a weight issue until I slowed my metabolism at 50, but unfortunately, I kept eating like it did not matter. I have taken a year to eat right and change my nutrition 100%, so that is no problem (no sweets, no sugar, few carbs, eat raw veggies for at least 1 meal a day, etc.), and now I also do some fasting. Can you suggest what workouts I can do to get weight to keep sliding off? The scale is showing muscle gain, or it is not going down, but the clothes don't lie, so I know I am getting firm, which is amazing. You are amazing. Thanks, any advice is appreciated.

May 23, 2015

Adele

Adrian thank you, you are a true blessing for us all. I did your workouts for 2 weeks, and in that time I gained several pounds. I had swollen ankles and kept going. You kept me going. I worked out every day and the pounds came on. Today, exactly 2 weeks from starting the bed sheet, bike and ski steps (I alternate), I lost 2 full pounds. Only slight swelling and I know it will go down. Blood pressure is going down. For anyone reading this DO NOT GIVE UP if your weight goes up at first, just keep going. PLEASE just keep going and believe it can work for you. I wish you all much success and thanks again Adrian, God Bless.

May 26, 2015

Adele

I bookmarked all of these workouts, thanks again.

May 26, 2015

Greg Magsam

Hi! I'm 15 years old I'm 6ft and I weigh 170, and I really want to get rid of some of my belly fat and build up my upper body some more yet, not leave home since I can't drive and my parents are very busy, any suggestions?

March 18, 2015

Cheyenne

Hi Adrian,

I'm 21, 5 ft 3" and have PCOS + exercise induced asthma. I weigh 197 lbs currently. I lost 10 lbs by walking on the treadmill for 30-40 mins. I try to eat between 1100-1300 cals every day. Ive recently started doing lunges, squats, etc.

However I feel like I'm not losing weight and my weight isn't budging.

I'm looking to lose 50 lbs. Will I be able to lose weight by just walking? How long will it take?

March 02, 2015

Adrian Bryant

go here to lose 50

March 02, 2015

Grace

Hello,
I am 23 5'6 and currently weigh 170lbs. I have been trying to lose about 20-30 pounds for several months now and have actually gained about 10 pounds since I started. I go to the gym daily and do cardio for 30-45 min and then do some weight training. I eat a small amount throughout the day (fruits, vegetables, a smoothie or protein bar, or sometimes a bagel) for dinner I almost always have salad, broccoli and some sort of vegetarian protein. I lost 30 pounds about a couple years ago by running daily and eating fruits, vegetables and protein but this time its not working and I'm gaining weight! Any suggestions? What am I doing wrong?

February 20, 2015

Adrian Bryant

have you tracked your calorie intake?

February 20, 2015

Sunnie

Muscle weighs more than fat. So you could possibly have a combination of already remaining fat and muscle gain so you may actually gain weight before seeing results. Don't let those numbers discourage you; keep going! Also protein bars are LOADED with sugar. I'd stay away from them. Make sure when you eat nuts you do so in small quantities, they also can add up in calories if you are not careful. Try fruits and veggies like carrot sticks for a snack or maybe crackers and grapes. Boiled eggs make a great snack. How often do you drink water? Stay away from sugary drinks as well.

March 05, 2015

Anne

Hi! I'm a 25 years old female, 192lbs and 5'1 in height. I want to lose weight but I don't know where to start. I'm confused on what exercise to do and what foods to eat. Some advice please?

February 13, 2015

Morgan

Hi, I'm a 20 year old female. I'm 5'10" and weigh 190 lbs. I've always been active and in great shape until I took a leave from college where I was a student athlete. I've put on a good 30 lbs in the year off. I've never had to diet or workout on my own to actually lose weight. I fear I am not doing enough and that I'm dieting wrong.

Daily I strive to consume around 1200 calories eating a healthy three meals. When I wake up I jog/run close to a mile and then continue my workout by doing some at home exercises such as: planks, bicycle kicks, seated leg raises, push ups, and seated body bridges. Is this enough?!

January 22, 2015


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