A Focus On Weight Loss

A FOCUS ON WEIGHT LOSS

Most of the students who come in to my school looking for weight loss solutions think they will find the answer in more rigorous and physical exercise. Many of them come in for rhythm class, or martial arts, trying to find a quick way to shed pounds. There are a couple points each person should know.

First, weight loss is a simple mathematical equation that is hard to implement. You must burn more calories than you consume. If you are not losing weight, this is why.

Secondly, exercise burns calories and the more intense the exercise the more calories you will burn.

Third, each pound of fat in a body contains approximately 3,500 calories.

Forth, my body (200 pounds, 6 food 3 inches, 35 years old) burns about 2000 calories a day to stay alive, maintain temperature, think, breath, etc.

Fifth, 1 hour of walking for pleasure (relaxed pace) burns an additional 130 calories per hour.

Sixth, 1 hour of cardio kickboxing burns about 600-800 calories.

Why is all of that important to understand? Its just information that we can all use to help know how much we need to eat to regulate our own weight. If I do 2 hours of kickboxing, 7 hours of martial arts, 6 hours of tai chi every week, plus my normal burn rate, I need to eat around 3500 calories a day to maintain my weight. So i should eat a fair amount of caloric energy. If I’m looking to lose weight, I should cut about 500 calories out of my diet, or I should add 1 kickboxing class a week.

Each person will need to consider and reflect upon the best way for them to get to the weight they need for their height and build. If I want to lose 1 pound a week, then I should eat 500 less calories each day then I burn. That means you need to learn how to be a little hungry every day.

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Master Mo WILLIAMS

Master Mo Williams was born in a small town in Washington State where he spent his days camping, hiking, and backpacking. After moving to Los Angeles, he discovered Pa Kua and it changed his life. He credits his practice with both his physical and mental successes. More than that, he found a home in World Pa Kua that gave him a purpose. Master Williams teaches both adults and kids. He holds a black belt in martial arts and is currently training for his second black belt in weapons. As the newest addition to the team, Master Williams hopes to give kids and adults a safe place where they can discover their true selves.

“You don’t have to feel stuck, you don’t have to let anxiety control your life. We all deserve to be treated with respect and to hold our heads up high. That’s what I want each of my students to understand.”