Biggest Loser Trainer Bob Harper Says Diet Trumps Exercise In Weight Loss

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So how important is dieting when you are trying to lose weight? Very Important!

According to “The Biggest Loser” trainer Bob Harper:

“It is all about your diet. I used to think a long time ago that you can beat everything you eat out of you and it’s just absolutely not the case.”

Harper has assisted people in losing weight, both on “The Biggest Loser” and off cameras, he even has DVD workouts and a book called “The Skinny Rules,” which gives advice on dropping excess weight.

But aside from promoting a healthy diet, Harper’s big part of his exercise regimen consists of lunges and core-strengthening exercises.

Harper says that this exercise helps people to get their heart rate up and once doing so, they can be able to burn fat.

Dr. Mark Kelly, an exercise physiologist at the American Council on Exercise believes that indeed diet can lower weight, but exercise allows the lower weight to stick.

Well we just want to say keep up the great work Bob, we hope to speak with you here at Fit With Fallon!

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

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How Sports Drinks Can Boost Your Workout Performance

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Who would have ever thought that a sports drink can help boost performance aside from quenching your thirst?

According to a study by the University of Central Lancashire, gargling and spitting out a sports drink can give you a better workout.

The study showed that cyclists who swished with carbohydrate-rich sports drinks covered more distance and felt less tired.

Study author Lindsey Bottoms says:

“When performing high-intensity exercise lasting less than 60 minutes, using a carbohydrate rinse for 5-10 seconds can improve performance. It could potentially allow you to train harder.”

How it works: Brain scans show that specific regions light up when carbs are in your mouth. The longer you rinse, the more time the carbs have to stimulate sensors in your brain. Bottom explains that it is really a mind trick.

“The concept of mouth rinse supports the idea that the brain is very much playing a key role in fatigue,”

Swishing boost your workout performance 2% and also helps prevent indigestion which people often experience from swallowing carbohydrates during a workout. This study proves to work on short term workouts.

So the next time you get that sports drink, instead of gulping it down, try a gargle.

Fitness Correspondent: Hannah Townsley

Photo Credit: Yahoo!

Via: Yahoo! Sports