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10 Of The Best BeachBody Workouts For Weight Loss

10 Of The Best BeachBody Workouts For Weight Loss

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In this article are 10 of the best Beachbody workouts for weight loss, learn how you can get access to all of them and many more. Click the button below or read on to learn more.

Everyone is familiar with the beachbody brand, and is very aware of what it can do as far as body transformation goes. But when it comes to weight loss, finding the best beachbody workouts for weight loss can be a bit tricky with their large library of workouts to choose from.

Losing weight is about burning more calories than you consume. The more intense your workout is, the more calories you will burn during that workout. So you want to shoot for a workout program that is about 45-60 minutes long and is intense.

So if you’re unsure of which beachbody workout will give you the best chance to get results, below I will provide you with a list. Below you will find some of the best programs beachbody has to offer in terms of variety and effectiveness.

For those that are new to exercise and want to try out some of the workouts beachbody has to offer, just keep in mind that many of these workouts are pretty intense. Recently I wrote an article about the best beachbody workouts for beginners.

I would recommend taking a look there before jumping into the more advanced workouts. But if you’re determined to push yourself, then you’re more than welcomed to choose from the list I provide below.

80 Day Obsession

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Here is a new program instructed by one of beachbody’s best trainers, Autumn Calabrese. Not only is this workout designed to help you lose weight, but also burn fat and build nice lean muscles.

So if you’re someone that is bored with their current workout routine, then I would highly recommend trying out this workout. The reason I say this is because with this program, everyday is a different type of workout.

You get a different workout everyday for 80 days. On top of the that, you also get a meal plan that is designed to feed your body with the correct meal portion to maximize results. Basically a complete guide to helping you build a better body.

One of the most important factors when it comes to getting in shape are the tools. And with beachbody, you are given some pretty cool tools to make sure you’re successful. Some of those tools include:

  • A starter guide
  • Workout calendar
  • Eating plan
  • Tracker sheet
  • Support videos

These tools should help keep you organized while pushing through this intense workout. Also each workout is anywhere from 30-60 minutes long, with most workouts being at least 45 minutes long. This will make sure that you’re able to burn the most amount of calories possible.

Some things you will need in order to perform this workout are:

  • Dumbbell weights (light, medium, or heavy depending on fitness level)
  • Beachbody resistance loops
  • Beachbody strength slides
  • Beachbody portion control containers
  • Mat for comfort

80 days is a bit intense, but is very necessary for the long term success of your health. Not only will this program be motivating, but it will guide you to healthier habits in the long run. So don’t be afraid to challenge yourself mentally and physically with this workout.

Core De Force

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Fighting type exercises are becoming a huge trend in today’s fitness world. More and more people are looking for workouts that involve either boxing, or kickboxing as a way to get in shape. So if that’s what you’re looking for, then core de force may be for you.

The only difference is that you won’t have an actual bag to punch and kick with. So if that’s cool with you, then you should have no issues getting in shape with this workout. This workout uses more mixed martial arts type moves rather than boxing though.

But the great thing about that is you will be training the entire body, which is very effective for burning the most amount of calories. And like I said earlier, the more calories you burn, the more weight you lose.

This program is 30 days long and each workout is about 47 minutes. And for those that are not looking to spend additional money on other equipment, this workout uses just the body weight as a form of resistance.

The workouts are formatted like an actual competition where there are rounds. You get 3 minutes for each set of workouts which brings a bit of uniqueness while you train…Read More

Body Beast

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One of the most effective ways to lose weight is by combining both cardio training and resistance training. And one of the best forms of resistance training is weight lifting. So if you’re looking to build some serious muscle mass, body beast is a good program to choose.

This program is for 90 days and each workout is about 53 minutes long. So you can expect to get into some pretty hardcore weight lifting to help you build out the nice lean body.

And for the females that tend to get a little intimidated when it comes to building muscle, well I’m here to tell you no need to worry. Although this program is designed to help you build nice lean muscle, there’s no need to worry about getting bulky.

A big reason for that is the female body doesn’t produce enough testosterone to build large muscles. Even if you tried, you would have a hard time developing the muscle mass the male body is capable of producing.

Unless you were taking some type of chemicals of course. And worst case scenario, you could always dial it back if you find yourself getting too big for your liking, or ditch the program all together.

The Master’s Hammer and Chisel

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For the females that feel that body beast seemed catered too much for the guys, here’s a program that has some female appeal. With Autumn Calabrese as one of the instructors, you can get the female perspective of how to build lean muscles.

This is a 60 day program where each workout is about 40 minutes long. You will be performing exercises that are designed to target the largest muscles in your body. Which will help you efficiently burn the most amount of calories during and after your workout.

Because the focus of the workout is to build muscle, you will need some form of resistance. So expect there to be weights involved in each workout. The actual weight will depend on your fitness level of course.

I would suggest maybe purchasing a set of adjustable dumbbells so that you can quickly go in and out of each exercise. This will help you avoid all the clutter that comes with purchasing a bunch of dumbbell sets.

P90X2

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If you’re familiar with the P90X program, then you know how hardcore that workout can be. Unlike that program which is geared towards helping you build muscle, this second version is geared more towards building your stabilizer muscles.

With a focus more on stability, you will be performing exercises on an unstable platform, forcing you to engage more muscles. Not only will this help with any muscular imbalances you may have, but also help prevent common injuries people get from performing normal movements.

This program is 90 days long with each workout being no more than 60 minutes. If you’re wondering what type of equipment you will need to perform this workout, weights is definitely on the list. Along with other things like:

  • Dumbbells or Resistance bands
  • Pull up bar or door attachment for your bands
  • Yoga mat
  • Stability or medicine balls
  • Plyo mat, yoga blocks, and push up stands are optional

For that last one, although you can complete the exercise without any of them, to get the full effect, you will.

For those concerned about the effectiveness of this type of workout, here’s what I would take away from it. A lot of common injuries we see today in places like the knees and shoulders, can somewhat be linked to lack of joint stability.

So this type of training is crucial to making sure you strengthen that area, at the same time burn off some calories. After the 90 days, you will notice performing common movements around the house not as difficult as before…Read More

Insanity Asylum Vol 1 & 2

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The insanity workout is no doubt one of the most intense programs available for beachbody. It was so effective, that they created a volume 1 and 2 for those that were looking to increase the intensity.

If you’ve never tried this workout before, I would suggest starting off with Insanity, then moving yourself up the ladder as you improve your fitness level. Granted all are considered very advanced when it comes to fitness level.

The original program is 60 days with each workout being 60 minutes long. Compared to the volume 1 and 2 only being 30 days long, but still 60 minutes for each workout. So the original is a bit longer, but all pretty much have the same type of intensity.

Like with most of Shaun T’s workout programs, you will be using your body as the main source of resistance. This is great for those who aren’t into buying all the fancy equipment that come with a lot of workout programs.

These workouts are primarily cardio based, so you can expect to move every part of your body to burn off those calories…Read More

Turbo Fire

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If you’re looking for a really intense workout program that gets the heart pumping, then you might want to check out turbo fire. This workout uses HIIT training to help you burn that fat and build the necessary endurance to live a healthy life.

Not only that, but being able to burn calories both during your workout and after your workout is one of the most effective ways to reach your goals. And with this program, you get just that due to the intensity of the workout.

What I really like about this workout are all the things that is done leading up to the actual workout. Like taking before and after photos so that you can get a visual of your progress. Watch a starter class video to learn the all the moves.

They even have challenges where you can win prizes. These are all things that can help give you motivation to push yourself when things get tough.

And we all know that there’s no better motivator than using cash as an incentive. Which has been known to be highly effective when it comes to weight loss.

This program is 90 days and is up to 55 minutes long for each workout. There are no equipment needed to perform this workout. The only form of resistance you will face is your own body. But don’t expect it to be any easier.

ChaLean Extreme

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When it comes to building muscle, one of the biggest fears for women is getting too bulky and looking like a guy. And although that may be the case for some, more women are starting to understand that building muscle is good for better health overall.

The great thing about this workout is that you’re getting the perspective on how to build lean muscle from a women. Someone that understands the emotional block many women deal with when it comes to building muscle.

The fact that developing muscle can help you burn calories even if you’re not working out. This is great for burning fat as your body is constantly working to help feed your muscles with the proper nutrients to stay lean. By speeding up your metabolism.

The program length of this workout is 90 days and each workout is anywhere from 30-45 minutes long. Expect to perform many exercises using weights and bands as a form of resistance.

They do recommend using the bowflex selecttech dumbbells which will allow you to quickly adjust the weight amount. This is just one of the many forms of adjustable dumbbells you can use to perform this workout.

P90X

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The first workout program I ever tried with beachbody was P90X. I didn’t have a gym membership at the time and was looking for a way to build muscle. So I tried this workout and all I can remember is the intensity that came with it.

If you’re familiar with Tony Horton, then you already know he’s one of the top trainers with beachbody. Not only is he one of the top trainers there, but the man seems to never age being someone that is pushing 60.

But when it comes to motivating you to get into shape, he’s one of the best to get that done. With this workout, his focus is to help you lose weight by building lean muscle.

This is a 90 day program with each workout lasting 45-60 minutes long. You will be using both bodyweight training and weight training as a form of resistance for each workout. Some of the equipment that is recommended for this workout are:

  • Chin up/Push up bar
  • Beachbody jump mat
  • Protein powder

As someone that has tried this workout, you can perform a lot of these exercises without a lot of equipment. Although I would recommend getting a mat and either dumbbells or resistance bands to do the bicep curls. Other than that, you should be good…Read More

21 Day Fix Extreme

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For those that have tried the original 21 day fix program, this is a more advanced version of it. You still get the meal plan that is crucial to getting the best results, but you should expect your workouts to be a bit more extreme.

Still using a combination of cardio, yoga and pilates to help get you in shape, this extreme version has incorporated some resistance training. Which for me is great as I believe combining both resistance training and cardio training is the most efficient way to lose weight and burn fat.

As the name suggests, the program is for 21 days and each workout is 30 minutes longs. Since it’s only 30 minutes, you can expect it to be pretty intense and almost nonstop. This will ensure that your heart rate is constantly up helping you burn the most amount of fat.

Things To Consider When Choosing The Best Workout For You

When deciding which workout program will get you the best results, it’s important to first understand the different type of training methods. Some are better at burning calories than others, and some are better at burning fat than others.

Cardio Training – the great thing about cardio training is the amount of calories that can be burned while working out. Whether it’s running or bike riding, if you’re looking to burn the most amount of calories in a given workout, cardio training is the way to go.

The one negative about cardio training is that too much of it can break down muscle mass. So if you’re looking to get nice lean muscles, it would be hard to do just doing cardio alone.

Resistance Training – this type of training could also involve bodyweight exercises, but for now, I will mainly speak about resistance training that involves lifting weights. Weight training is great for building muscle and helping speed up your metabolism.

And although you don’t burn as much calories as you would doing cardio, the great thing about weight training is that you burn calories both during and after your training. This is considered very effective for burning fat and helping sculpt your body.

Bodyweight Training – this form of training could be used for both resistance and cardio training. So depending on the type of workout, you could burn a good amount of calories while building up your muscles.

For those that suffer from joint pain and are afraid of risking injuries with weights, bodyweight exercisesare a great way to get in shape. Just keep in mind that when it comes to building muscle, you are somewhat limited in the amount that can be built.

How to Get Access To Over 700 Beachbody Workouts

I can understand how difficult it can be when looking for workouts to help you lose weight. But what makes beachbody so unique is their streaming features. They allow you to get access to over 700 workout videos to help get you in shape.

So if you’re not really feeling one workout, you can always move on to the next one. As opposed to DVDs where if you purchase it, you’re pretty much stuck with it. But if workout dvd’s are your thing, then you should def take a look at my article on the best workout dvd’s.

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So let me know what you think about my list of the best beachbody workouts for weight loss. Which one is your favorite workout to get you in shape.

7 Of The Best BeachBody Workouts For Beginners

7 Of The Best BeachBody Workouts For Beginners

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In this article you will find some of the best beachbody workouts for beginners. So if you’re new to exercise and looking for a way to get started, check out some of these workouts below.

Creating a workout program can seem like a foreign language, especially if getting in shape is new to you. Luckily for you, fitness programs like beachbody have developed a system to make getting in shape simpler.

But which one is good for beginners?

Finding the best beachbody workouts for beginners is going to be key to how you progress with your fitness. If you start off with something too advanced, you could easily find yourself getting discouraged and possibly giving up.

That is why I will be providing you with some of the best workouts beachbody has to offer for those new to working out. Most of the workouts I have listed are a few weeks long in program length, allowing you to build up your body up for more intense workout programs.

A Little Obsessed

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If you’ve heard of the beachbody 80 day obsession workout, then you know it’s a workout designed to get you in some serious shape. For those that feel they aren’t up for the challenge yet, the “a little obsessed” workout program was designed to help you get ready.

What I like most about this workout is the way they have it setup. There are 5 different workouts that last only 30 minutes each day. You will be working on a variety of different body parts that focus on the lower body, upper body, and the core.

These workouts are very simple in design, and was created to help build your body up before trying the main workout, which is the 80 day obsession. This will give you an opportunity to find out if the workout is for you.

It’s very quick and easy to follow, which is something many beginners need when starting out. There are some things you will need before getting started equipment wise.

So if you’re someone that prefers to do bodyweight training vs weight training, then at least this is good to know before getting started.  

Some of the items include:

  • Dumbbell weights (light, medium, or heavy depending on fitness level)
  • Resistance loops
  • Strength slides
  • Workout mat
  • Tracker sheet that comes with program
  • Portion control containers (check beachbody website)

I know that getting some of these things may be a bit much if you’re not yet sure if you want try the program out. But if you’re confident you will, but just need a program to help build you up to it, this would be a great option.

Once you’ve gone through the program and feel it is something you can handle, all you have to do is jump right into the 80 day obsession workout. And the best part is that you know exactly what to expect with it.

21 Day Fix

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I think one of the biggest struggle for those looking to improve their health is trying to manage both the diet and fitness aspect of it. Not knowing how often you should exercise to lose weight, or what types of foods to eat.

What makes this workout program so unique and helpful to beginners is the structure they provide for your health and fitness routine. By providing you with step by step instructions on how and when you should eat and exercise.

You are given a workout calendar and food containers to help you get organized which takes out all the guesswork. By using a simple formula, a meal plan is created for you based on your caloric need to help you lose your targeted weight.

The program is for 21 days and each workout is no more than 30 minutes long. I think this is great for beginners because it gives you 3 weeks to get your body built up for something more advanced.

Not only are you given a workout to help ease you into everything, but they also help you manage your nutrition as you learn. The workout does require a set of dumbbells, resistance bands, and a mat to perform the workout on…Read Review

More Reading: Best Adjustable Dumbbells – A Buyer’s Guide

Piyo

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If you’re looking for a workout that is low impact and doesn’t use any weights, then this workout may work for you. Combining both Pilates and Yoga, you can expect to build lean muscles with all the cool yoga exercises to help build a stronger core.

Although this is considered a more intense type of yoga, as a beginner, you should still expect to be able to manage the workouts. This program provides you with everything you need to get started with your fitness routine.

You’re provided with a food tracker to help you keep track of your daily servings. You’re also given a workout calendar so you have an idea of the type of workouts you will be performing each day.

The length of the program is for 60 days and each workout is 45 minutes long. This is a little bit longer than most beginner workouts I would usually recommend. But if you’re a beginner looking to slowly ease yourself into working out, this should work well for you.

I think what most users will like about this program is that it uses just the body alone as a form of resistance. No need to purchase any other piece of equipment like dumbbells. This is especially help if you are someone that struggles with joint pain as this workout is considered low impact.

Shift Shop

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If you’re someone that has always wanted to train like an athlete, or was a former athlete looking to get back into it, you may want to take a look at this workout program. This program is designed to help you train like the athletes do, but on a smaller scale.

Using color coded agility markers, this program was created to help you burn as much fat as possible, as quickly as possible. Now I know this program sounds like it would be for someone who is advanced, but I can assure you that a beginner can handle what this program has to offer.

When starting the program, the formation of the markers are set up so that it’s not too difficult to perform each exercise. But if you do find yourself improving, you can easily modify the difficulty of the exercises by spreading out the distance of the markers.

You can use dumbbell weights for this workout, and can increase the weight of it as you see fit. The length of the program is 21 days and each workout should last 45 minutes long. Although there are weights, this workout is primarily cardio based.

What is also helpful with this program is that there is a modifier that allows you to decrease the intensity of the workout if you find yourself struggling to manage it. This allows for any beginner to adjust their workout based on their fitness level…Read Review

Cize

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If dancing is more your cup of tea when it comes to your workout, then that’s exactly what you will get with this one. If you’re familiar with Shaun T, then you know dancing is one of his specialties when it comes to getting in shape.

You know with him, you will be given some really cool dance moves that will not only motivate you, but will also have you burning a bunch of calories. This program is helpful especially to those that struggle with getting motivated to get in shape.

And for those that are concerned about getting the dance moves down, the dances are considered very simple and easy to manage. Also repetition is important, so the more you do it, the better you get at it.

But if that is a huge concern for you, there is an option to show the dances in reverse allowing you to see the back of the instructors, giving you a better visual of the steps.

Your workout also comes with a food tracker along with portion sizes to help you manage the type of fuel you are putting into your body. You can write on the sheets which will allow you complete control of your dietary needs.

Clean Week

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One of the most important things when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle is having a system that guides you in that process. Too many times people are trying things without really knowing if it’s what their body really needs to get the best results.

We all know that exercise and diet is important to being healthy. But many of us are unaware of the type of exercises that should be performed, and the type of foods that should be consumed.

With this 7 day workout program, you are given a variety of tools to maximize your rate of success. And having the best weight loss tools is going to be key if you plan on getting the best results. Some of the tools this workout program provides are:

  • Workout calendar
  • Nutrition plan
  • Peer support
  • Progress tracker

The great thing about the workout calendar is that you know exactly what you will be working on that day. Things like cardio, strength, core function, and flexibility. These are key components to getting your body in the best shape possible.

When it comes to nutrition, eating healthy is all about creating good habits. And with beachbody’s shakeology program, you are given a systems that helps you get all the nutrients needed to fuel your body.

Support is always important to the long term success of any fitness goal. With this program, you will get the support you need from a team beachbody coach to make sure you are sticking to the process.

No fitness program is complete without the ability to track your progress over time. Along with your workout, you get a progress tracker sheet where you can check your body measurements as you progress through the workout program.

Pre & Post Natal Fitness

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I can remember when I was getting ready to have surgery to repair my ACL, one of the best things I did was prehab my knee. Basically building it up so that when it came to the rehab, it wouldn’t take me long to get back to full strength. So I was able to recovery pretty quickly from the surgery.

So when it comes to making sure you have a safe and healthy pregnancy, you want to make sure you do the work before and after it. And although I will never know what it feels like to be pregnant, I understand the importance of preparing the body for what’s to come.

Also, one of the most difficult things for women to get rid of is the baby fat that comes with pregnancy. But if you can somehow keep yourself active during the process, you will find that getting rid of the fat won’t be as difficult.

This program comes with 12 workouts, each 25-35 minutes long. You get step by step instructions on how to go about exercising your body using yoga techniques. A great way to ease into the process of your pregnancy.

How to Get Access To Over 600 Beachbody Workouts

Choosing the best workout program for you fitness needs can be difficult at times. But the great thing about beachbody is that they have an on demand feature that allows you to get access to all their workouts.

So no need to worry about being stuck with a workout program that you find yourself not really liking. If you start off with one program and find that it doesn’t suit your fitness needs, you can easily move on to the next.

So not only do you get access to every one of their workouts, but also meal plans to go along with your specified workout. This makes getting results that much more effective since you have the power to choose.

So if you’re interested in getting access to hundreds of workout videos that you can stream on your favorite devices, just click the get access today link below. You will get access to the best beachbody workouts for beginners.

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Best Online Weight Loss Program For Tracking Progress

My goal for writing this article is to find you the best online weight loss program for tracking progress.

Because if you’ve looked at any transformation photos of those that have gotten results, more than likely they followed a system where their progress was being tracked. And in order to track your progress efficiently, you need the best weight loss tools.

Having the right tools will allow you to learn more about your body and figure out what is and what isn’t working. By having a system that allows you to track the changes in your body, you will then have a better understanding of what you need to do to get the results you desire.

So where do you start?

With so much information out there, it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed and find yourself stuck. That’s why I plan on going over how tracking your progress can help you, and will be providing you with a program that has a system in place to track your progress effectively.

Ways To Track Your Progress

There are many ways in which we track progress. Whether it be tracking your weight, calories burned, water intake, or the type of foods you eat during the day. Depending on your fitness goals, some of those ways will include:

  • Journal
  • Fitness tracker
  • Apps
  • Photos
  • Scale
  • Taking Measurements

These are just some of the many tools that are used. Regardless of which method you choose, it’s important to understand which one will help you achieve your goals the best.

Because let’s be honest, if you’re looking to burn fat, then a scale wouldn’t be much help to you right?

So when looking for a good online weight loss program, you want to make sure that this program puts you in the best position to succeed. And the best way to make that happen is by having the right tools based on your fitness goals.

The Impact Of Technology

I’m going to be real with you. If you’re not using technology to help you lose weight, you may be missing out on some pretty cool stuff. Not only is using technology efficient, but it can also save you a lot of money overall.

Below are some reasons you may want to start thinking about using technology as a way to live a healthier lifestyle:

  • Tracking your health and fitness
  • Personal and Group Support
  • Access To Health Professionals
  • Compete in challenges
  • Customized Plans
  • Convenience
  • Affordability

Using technology can help make your life that much easier. And the best part is that all this can be done through the thing you use most…YOUR PHONE. Technology allows us to to easily get access to all the tools we need to help us accomplish our fitness goals.

If you’re unable to afford seeing a personal trainer or nutritionist, there are online programs that can help you with that. Not only can you get access to them, but you can get it at a much more affordable cost, compared to seeing them in person.

The reasons above are just several of many reasons for utilizing technology as a way to live healthier. Especially during times when money is tight and time is limited.

The Importance of Customization

We can all agree that each and everyone of us is different. So just because a diet or fitness program works for one person, it doesn’t mean that it will work for you. Regardless of how hard you try, getting the exact same results may seem like an impossible feat.

But that’s ok. Getting results is all about finding something that works for you. That’s why it’s important to learn about your body, and find out what it needs to get the best results. Which is a big reason many programs ask for personal questions pertaining to your health.

Things like goals, eating and sleeping habits, or maybe questions about your mental health. Information like this may be necessary to help customize the best plan of action going forward.

The Best Online Weight Loss Program

If you’re struggling finding a program that will provide you with the best tools to track your progress, then you should think about trying Noom Coaching. They’re a weight loss program that uses technology as a way to help you lose weight.

Not only do they use the convenience of technology, but they offer you the support and advice you need with actual health professionals.

By defining your goals and preferences, you can get a customized plan tailored just for you. The best part, you will receive recommended daily mini challenges to your smartphone that have been developed by psychologists and doctors.

This will help them track your progress and offer feedback and support which will help you develop healthy behaviors. Because like I mentioned earlier, losing weight and getting in shape can sometimes be more than a physical issue.

The mental part plays a large role in why many people struggle with their health. That’s why it helps to have a team of specialists working with you to help you manage and overcome whatever is holding you back.

And the best way to do that is by tracking your habits, and getting feedback on the choices you make regarding your health.

Interested In Learning More About Noom Coaching?

If you’re interested in learning more about this weight loss program, then you should definitely check out my Noom Weight Loss Coach Review. There you could watch a video and learn more about what Noom has to offer.

And if you have any thoughts or opinions about this article, please feel free to share them below. This will help others who also have questions about finding the best online weight loss program for tracking progress, get a better understanding.

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7 Reasons You Should Be Using Technology To Lose Weight

When it comes to the fitness industry, there seems to be two types of people.

Those who are motivated…

…and those who lack motivation.

So for those who are motivated, it doesn’t take much to get them going when it comes to their daily fitness routine. But for those who lack the motivation to take control of their health, doing something like losing weight can seem impossible.

To help those who struggle with finding motivation, fitness establishments are trying to make losing weight and getting in shape cool. By using technology to lose weight as a way to make it seem fun. And we all know that the more fun you have doing something, the less it seems like work.

So if you’re not using technology as a way to get healthier, you may be missing out on some of the best weight loss tools that could possibly change your life for the better. Of course tools alone will not get you the results you’re looking for, but it sure does help.

Below I will breaking down for you why you should be using technology as a way to live a healthier lifestyle. To be honest, you may already be using some of these methods already. So let’s get into it shall we.

Tracking Your Health and Fitness Goals

Fitness watches are starting a be a really big deal these days when it comes to exercising. Whether you wear it for fashion purposes, or just getting in shape, it has become one of the go to tech devices in the fitness industry.

And for good reason. When it comes to getting results, tracking your progress is key to understanding your habits. Some of the most important features many fitness trackers can monitor are:

  • Sleep
  • Water intake
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Calories burned
  • Steps taken
  • Heart rate

These are just some of the many features fitness trackers are capable of keeping track of. Of course accuracy is always an issue, but I tend to use it as a guide to help me better understand where I need to focus my attention on.

For example sleep. Many people struggle with getting the right amount of rest during the night. If you’re restless throughout the night and not getting enough REM sleep, you may wake up very tired. Which can affect your performance for the entire day.

By tracking your sleep, you can monitor the amount of times your body is awake without you knowing, and the amount of REM sleep you get during the night. And based on all this information, the tracker can calculate the amount of quality sleep you are getting each night.

Personal and Group Support

When it comes to overcoming an obstacle that is very difficult, it helps to have the support of your friends and family. But we all live very busy lives, so it’s understandable if the ones closest to you aren’t always available.

Well technology makes getting that support so much easier. With things like online forums and facebook groups, not only can you find thousands of people to help give you support, but you find people that are looking to accomplish the same things you are.

Having like minded people that understand what you’re going through and are there to give support as well as receive it, makes the whole process of losing weight so much easier. The online world makes finding these type of people faster and quicker.

The one thing I would look out for is the activity level of these forums and groups. You want to make sure everyone is being active and sharing things that are helpful to the cause.

Access To Health Professionals

With the use of things like computers, cell phones, and even video games, technology has changed the way we communicate with each other. Not only do we get to choose the type of content we want, we get to do it more quickly.

So when it comes to the fitness industry, you are starting to see all things related to  health and fitness, make their way into things we use everyday. We can now get access to health professionals that specialize in a variety of areas.

On our phones, we can get workout programs from some of the best trainers in the world. Even on exercise machines like Peloton and Norton where you have a trainer motivating you through a screen.

Some services even let you communicate with a psychologist to help you understand the mental aspect of your health problems. Which makes sense because weight loss for some is more mental than physical. So having a specialist there to guide you would be helpful.

Yes, nothing beats having that one on one time with your health specialist, but at least there is an option if either party is unavailable to meet. Thus saving you both time and money.

Compete In Challenges

If you struggle with motivation, taking part in challenges is a great way to jump start it. There’s just something about competition that brings out the best in people. With technology, you can compete in all types of challenge.

And with the internet, finding a challenge shouldn’t be too difficult. Even if you have a fitness tracker like the fitbit, they have a bunch of step challenges for you and your friends to participate in.

If you don’t have a fitness tracker, there are many online weight loss programs to help motivate you to a healthier lifestyle. One I recommend is healthywage. Not only do you compete in challenges, but there is a chance to win prizes as well.

And we all know there’s no bigger motivator than having an opportunity to win a prize. So if you’re looking for a challenge, don’t be afraid to let technology be the source of your motivation.

Customized Plans

The great thing about the internet is that you can get a lot of things for free. Whether you’re looking for a meal plan or workout program, all you gotta do is search and boom, it’s there. The issue with that is none of these programs are designed for your diet and fitness needs.

With technology, health professional can customize a program made just for you. All they need are a few things like height, weight, goals, and dietary preferences, and a plan can be made based on all your needs.

A reason why this is so important is because we all know each person is built different. So what worked for one person, may not work for the other. There are so many factors when it comes to losing weight, and genetics plays a big part in that.

But what makes fitness fun is that adventure of learning about your body to figure out what the best plan of action is. And with technology, you can help build that plan much quicker.

Convenience

In today’s world, we want everything now. With a simple cell phone, we can get everything we need from our fingertips. This is crucial because with technology, it’s important to get the information as quickly as possible.

The ease at which we are able to get this information helps us especially when it comes to our fitness needs. Being able to learn about what is and what isn’t good for our bodies helps us in our food choices.

Most importantly, being able to track our progress whether it be diet and exercise, gives us a better understanding of our habits. Maybe you’re not getting enough water during the day. Or you look back at your food log and see that you made a bunch of good or bad choices.

Technology makes tracking all this possible by giving you as much detail about your daily habits.

Affordability

If you’ve ever hired any type of health professional like a personal trainer or nutritionist, then you know they don’t come cheap. As helpful as we know they are when it comes to our health, you can only afford what your budget allows you to afford.

But with technology, you can get access to many of these professional straight from your phone. Not only do you get expert advice and support, but you get all this at a fraction of the cost you would pay to see a health professional in person.

Having someone check up on you making sure you are eating right and exercising daily would be the kick you need to stay on track. With the internet, you can find online personal trainers and nutritionist to provide you with the programs you need to live a healthier life.

Although nothing beats having that person right there with you, there’s no beating the amount of money you save from doing it. And depending on the service, it could be just as effective.

Final Thoughts

Like I mentioned earlier, one of the biggest reasons many struggle with weight loss is due to lack of motivation, and lack of knowledge. So if you are one of these people, then it helps to do everything you can to find that motivation and the knowledge to get results.

One of those ways is with the use of technology. I’m sure that we can all agree that technology has made our lives in terms of productivity that much better. So why not use it when it comes to your health and fitness.

If you’re having trouble with finding a system that helps with weight loss, then you may want to take a look at my #1 Recommended service.

With the use of technology, you get everything you need to help overcome whatever obstacle is holding you back. Whether that obstacle is mental or physical, this system has many tools to help you.

So if you’re interested in learning more about it, just click the link below “why using technology to lose weight works.” And if you have any questions about what you’ve read, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Why Using Technology To Lose Weight Works

10 Of The Best Weight Loss Tools – That Actually Work

When it comes to health and fitness, one of the hardest things to do for a lot of people is lose weight. Many will tell you they’ve tried everything, but for some reason the results never show in their favor.

But what if I told you that losing weight isn’t all that hard, it’s just that you don’t have the right tools? Having the best weight loss tools is a huge factor in today’s battle against obesity and other issues involving weight.

You see, weight loss comes down to simple math. If you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. The hard part comes down to things like knowledge, discipline, and motivation.

Which is what many people struggle with when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle.

In order to find success when it comes to losing weight, having the right tools is crucial. Keep in mind, the tools needed aren’t always physical. They can also be psychological, which is a very underrated aspect in the health industry today.

This is why below I will be providing you with the best weight loss management tools to help you overcome your struggles with weight loss. Because sometimes all it takes is having the right system to help keep you on track to being successful.

Diet or Exercise Journal

With everything being so technology driven, sometimes it can seem that there’s no need for pen and paper anymore. But for those that appreciate and still feel the need to put your thoughts and activities on paper, then a journal is just what you need.

Having things written down on paper is a great way to keep track of what you’re doing in terms of diet and exercise. Something about writing things on paper, makes it seem more real.

Whether you’re writing down your exercise routine, or what you ate during the day, it’s important to have a record of it. This will help keep yourself accountable for the choices you are making when it comes to your health.

If having a journal is what you’re looking for, the fitbook is a great option for recording both your diet and exercise. It’s small, compact, and very easy to use. Keep in mind that a journal is only as effective as the person writing in it.

So it’s important to be honest when recording.

All Things Technology

It’s almost impossible to walk outside and not see someone with some type of fitness tracker on their wrist. Technology has become such a major component in today’s society, we even use it to help track our daily habits.

Habits like sleep, water intake, exercise, and diet. For example, I myself have a fitbit and one of my favorite features is the sleep monitor. I’m someone that takes my sleep very serious, and having this feature is one of the coolest things about it.

I usually shoot for a target of about 7 hours of sleep a night. It let’s me know how much REM, deep, light, and restless sleep I am getting each night.

The best part about this is you can do all of this from the palm of your hand. With so many apps out there, you can easily find one to help you keep track of your fitness and diet routine.

The best way to utilize your fitness tracker is by setting goals for things like sleep, diet and exercise. This will help you to develop better habits when it comes to your health, and make you more accountable.

Personal Coach/Trainer

For those that struggle with motivation and commitment. Having some type of personal coach or trainer could be a big help in your fight for healthy living. Knowing that there’s someone holding you accountable for the way you live can be a game changer.

One thing that many people struggle with is knowing what to eat and what kind of exercises they should be doing to get healthy. So it helps to have a someone holding your hand to make sure you are do the things necessary to get the best results.

Keep in mind however, this type of help comes at a cost. So it’s important to figure out if this type of help can be something that works for your budget. If not, there are other ways to get the help you need in terms of personal assistance.

The internet makes finding personal trainers or coaches much more affordable. Although you don’t get that one on one attention you would from an actual trainer or coach in your area, you still can have your diet and exercise routine customized just for you.

Health and Fitness Articles

Maybe one of the biggest reasons people struggle with weight, is due to lack of knowledge. Not knowing what is and what isn’t good for them to help prevent them from becoming overweight. And what fitness routines should be done to help solve the issue of being overweight.

This is why have a go to source to find helpful tips and strategies to help you lose weight is crucial to your success. With so many different types of sites out there claiming this diet is good for you, or this pill works. It can be difficult to know what is helping you, and what is actually hurting you.

So having reliable articles as a tool is a great way to always stay informed when it comes to the health and fitness industry. This will ensure that you stay up to date on the latest trends.

Weight Loss Challenges

Participating in challenges can be a great way to motivate yourself to lose weight and get in shape. Whether you’re interested in being part of a team challenge or personal one, this can be a great tool to help you stay committed.

With so many programs out there like HealthyWage and Diet Bet, you can participate in challenges with the chance to win prizes like money. According to research, money as an incentive is a great way to improve the success rate for someone looking to lose weight.

Participating in challenges can also be a great way to get the friends and family involved in created a healthier lifestyle. If you’re struggling with coming up with ideas for different types of challenges, then take a look at my article of the best weight loss challenge ideas.

Juicer/Blender

When it comes to veggies, I’ll admit that I do a poor job of eating them. I don’t know what it is, but when it comes to preparing them, I am at my laziest. The crazy thing is, everyone is always telling me that it is so easy to prepare. I don’t believe it, but that’s just me.

So if you’re like me and struggle with getting the necessary nutrients you need to develop a healthy body, then just get a juicer or blender. I myself have the nutri ninja, and it is perfect for what I need. This is a quick and easy way to get everything you need health wise in a cup.

You can either make yourself a smoothie or protein shake, and mix all of your favorite ingredients. Not only can it be tasty, but also quick. So if you’re someone that is strapped for time, this tool is worth the investment.  

Measuring Devices

The scale is an obvious tool to use when it comes to weight loss. But with technology becoming so advanced, you can now get scales that tell you so much more, like body fat percentage. But you always have to worry about accuracy when it comes to that.

Other measuring tools you may want to use are measuring tapes or calipers. Because even though weight loss is the goal, there are many ways to achieve this weight loss.

If you are someone that does weight training, it’s important to do measurements since we all know that the scale doesn’t always tell the whole story. As for calipers, this is one of the most accurate ways to measure your body fat.

Online Support Groups

We all know that losing weight is never easy, that’s why it’s important to get the support when needed. Family and friends are always a good and expected place to start. But with the internet, getting support from online groups have never been easier.

You have sources like social media and site forums which are great places to look for like minded individuals who are also looking to lose weight. You will find people asking questions and others providing recipes that you could use while working towards your weight loss goals.

And the best part about it is it’s available 24/7. No matter the time of the day, you will find someone that is looking for answers on weight loss. The only thing I would watch out for is the level of activity in this support group.

Because it’s important that members are taking an active role in bettering their health.

Fitness Plan/Program

When it comes to getting in shape, many make the mistake of trying anything and everything they find on the internet to help get them results. The problem is, that plan you found has no idea who you are and what you’re goals are.

One of the best ways to do that is with a personal trainer or nutritionist that can customize a program just for you. A trainer will provide you with detailed workout schedule, so you know what exercises you should be performing and how often you should be performing them.

Same goes for a nutritionists. They can provide you with a meal plan so you know exactly what type of foods you should be eating. Now if cost is an issue since both a trainer and nutritionist can be a bit expensive for some, there are other ways to get what you need.

Sites like Beachbody on Demand provide you with both a fitness and diet program specific to your goals. Giving you the best chance to succeed in your weight loss goals.

Portable Food Containers

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Everything in moderation.” So when it comes to the foods you eat, you want make sure watch how much food you’re consuming at a time. A great way to do that is with food containers.

Not only do food containers help you control the portion amount of your food, but it’s also a great way to organize it as well. This is especially helpful if you are someone that struggles with time and prefers to meal prep.

The food containers will help you manage both your time and your health efficiently. And as long as you’re eating breakfast and eating everything 3 hours after that, you should be able to control any hunger cravings you may feel throughout the day.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, having the right tools is critical to your weight loss success. But more than likely, you’ve tried a lot of these tools, but still struggled to get to where you want to be weight wise. A good reason for that could be due to lack of a system.

Having a system in place when it comes to any health and fitness goal helps make using these tools so much simpler. So please share below what you think of my list of the best weight loss tools, and which one do you find yourself using the most.