Run for an hour at a modest 5 mph and burn almost 600 calories (the average American can not run for an hour). Weight loss is a matter of burning more calories than you consume, and it takes a 3,500-calorie deficit to lose just one pound, so you can lose weight doing hot yoga.
I have weighed myself before going in the room, and immediately after. I lose 2-3 lbs a class. Yes, it is water weight and calories burned. Practicing will flush out that much water and you will drink it back over the day. Your body will function so much better and your skin will glow and feel soft. You will not gain the fat back unless you overeat.
How many calories should you be consuming? Take your ideal weight and multiply by 10. An example: Ideal weight 130 x 10 =1300 calories a day.
If you eat 1300 calories, your body will adjust and you will become that weight. There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. If you create a 500 calorie deficit a day for a week you will lose a pound of fat.
By adding in a yoga class every day for a week you will lose more than a pound of fat per week. If you decrease your calorie intake you are also likely to lose even more.
I have seen miracles happen in the rooms of hot yoga - trimming, slimming waistlines are just one of them. Diseases have vanished right in front of my eyes such as diabetes, asthma, and hypertension just to name a few.
You can find a 60, 75 or 90 min yoga class to fit your schedule at Bikram Yoga North Scottsdale. I would love to meet you Sundays at 3:30 pm for the 60 min Express Bikram Yoga.
Privates classes are also available, at www.crystalwaltman.com