Aerobic Exercises – Running for about an hour at a slow pace will help you lose approximately 350 calories, depending on your body type, speed and terrain. Handy and super light pedometers can help you track your steps and their a good incentive to see your progress!Step Counters
So for an example, if you run for one hour, five days a week while maintaining a consistent diet, you will safely lose one pound. If you don't like running, you can also ride a bike, walk fast, swim, do step aerobics or dance, which can even burn more calories. Pick something you like and you'll enjoy it, and even better if you can do it with a friend! Be sure to stay hydrated…water is the best thing you can drink, so keep it handy and drink it often!
The Scoop on Carbs - keep in mind eating pasta, white rice, white bread, sweets, soda and other foods high in carbohydrates in order to compensate for the exertion of exercise will only set you back. You worked hard to burn calories, so don't just dump them right back in your body! Carbohydrates that are not used before 9 pm will be turned to fat since your metabolism slows in preparation for sleep.
While you may think you're feeding your body for your workout, if you eat more calories than you burn, you just can't lose that weight.
After Workout Food - Instead of forking down a pasta dish after a run, fill yourself with protein or a light meal such as salad with chicken or tuna (ditch the mayo, though!) Many body builders drink protein shakes packed with protein and sugar right after a strenuous workout to build muscle, so if you are interested in building muscle and want to eat something sweet, best do it right after a workout when it can actually benefit your body. Don't overdo it!