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What are the best workout programs that you've done and managed to lose weight? Any recommendations for the best workouts?

All this staying at home and snacking has caused me to put on weight! I'm willing so please share them haha

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Jia Min
Jia Min
Level 5. Genius
Answered 2w ago

Hello, I think regardless of workout programs, the key to losing weight is consistency in exercising regularly. And a balanced nutritious diet plays a part too.

Many years back, I managed to lose 8kg in a span of a year - I did morning jogs thrice a week without fail, for a few months and reduced my rice intake by half.

Recently, I've been exercising to Body Project workout videos on Youtube. Its easy to follow, and some videos do not require any fitness equipment.

In short, being dedicated, consistent and patient will help you in losing weight. All the best!

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I haven't followed any workout programme, but I have been going for lengthy walks at night when the weather is cooler, and have lost a bit of weight. The weather is good and there's no traffic or anyone blocking the jogging paths.

I'm not in a hurry to lose weight, but shedding a few more kilos won't hurt. I'll probably continue this after circuit breaker is over.

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Kearney Tan
Level 2. Rookie
Updated 2w ago

As most of the answers have pointed out, consistency is key. Choose something you can do for the long term.

The FIRST thing you should do is focus on cutting your Calories as a whole. There are somethings you got to take into consideration like your age and amount of physical activity on a day to day basis. There are various calculators online that can help you calculate the amount of calories you should consume to maintain/lose weight, whatever your objective may be.

There are many diets out there you can try and at the end of the day choose something consistent. Personally I’ve been doing intermittent fasting (eating only from 12pm-8pm) and I have lost about 3kg with minimal exercise. I work a mostly sedentary job. Why didn’t I try other diets? (E.g cut carbs) because I knew I couldn’t sustain it, and the truth is if you can’t sustain the diet, the rebound is going to be worse. This is a scientific fact that has been proven. This is because when you take in lesser calories, your body naturally lowers its metabolism rate and when you go back to the normal diet, your body doesn’t shift its metabolism rate immediately thus, causing a huge weight gain when you stop your diet.

As for workouts, I’ve been doing HIIT as well! Lots of videos on YouTube. Remember to get your heart rate up to burn calories (there are online calculators to calculate your optimal heart rate for exercise to burn calories). My optimal heart rate is above 140 beats per minute so I try my best to hit that level in all my workouts. Also remember to change it up occasionally as your body does get use to exercises that are done repeatedly and will lower their effectiveness overtime.

In conclusion, do it for the long term and don’t worry about not doing enough exercise (moderate will do) because at the end of the day, the key is calories out > calories in.

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Matthew Tan
Matthew Tan, Incoming Undergraduate at NTU
Level 5. Genius
Answered 2w ago

Sounds cliche but similar to growing wealth, fitness is about the long term journey too haha. The main goal is to increase your daily activity level during this CB period. Pick some workout that you enjoy and can stay committed to! Theres no great benefit if you commit to something intense for 2 weeks but stop after that.

That being said you can go for walks/runs or have a zoom session with your friends to make things fun! I think a popular one right now is the chloe ting ab workout.

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Summer
Summer
Level 5. Genius
Answered 2w ago

Hey there! I think if your goal is to lose weight, you should focus on two things which is exercising and also your diet.

For exercises, you may use workout apps or just any routines you find on Youtube. If you are someone who has not exercised for long and you commit to a regime for 1 month consistently, you would definitely see results haha! Just make sure that you are also maintaing a healthy diet, which means you eat healthily and cut off all snacking to a minimum.

For a start, you can try light exercises and trying to eat regular meals at a consistent timing every day. I say this because some people tend to snack at night or eat lunch/dinner really late and this is actually really bad for the body! Hence, try to have a good eating habit first before going into dieting :)

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Penny Chong
Penny Chong
Level 5. Genius
Answered 2w ago

Hey there! Good job for getting up from the couch potato routine and wanting to exercise for a change :)

I would recommend using the Nike app! It is really good as they will tailor a workout routine for you according to your current fitness level, goals and number of times or duration you want to commit. The instructional videos are also clear and easy to follow! They give you a selection of workouts for you to choose from every day, which makes it fun as you can change things up everyday!

Been using it to exercise lately and my experience has been good so far. The best thing is that IT IS FREE!

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Amanda
Amanda
Level 5. Genius
Answered 2w ago

Intermittent fasting!

I lost 5kg from doing intemittent fasting (without exercise cos I was busy for the last 2 months)! But do note that you shouldn't be doing it long term. I realised after about 3 weeks or so I stop losing weight as much as I did compared to when I first started.

Now my diet is back to normal! But I do watch what I eat these days, avoiding instant noodles especially!

Personally I feel diet is very important! Not saying that exercising is not important, but if you exercise and do not eat clean you are still going to put on some weight.

This week I just started working out and I really enjoy the workouts by Emi Wong on youtube!

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Shaun WQ Lim
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered 2w ago

Diet and exercise go hand in hand.

I do intermittent fasting and follow HIIT videos on YouTube. 😝

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