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Do You Lose a Pants Size in Ten Days With Zumba?

author image Cindy Banyai
Cindy Banyai began writing in 2005 and is published in the academic journals "Rural Society" and "Asia Pacific World." Banyai received her doctorate from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, is an American Fitness Training Association certified personal trainer, Zumba instructor, yoga practitioner and former professional boxer.
Do You Lose a Pants Size in Ten Days With Zumba?
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You may have heard of many miraculous benefits of Zumba. Chances are you will not lose an entire pants size in 10 days. But, according to Zumba instructor Angie Pyles: "Zumba is what one puts into it. It is possible to burn up to 1,000 calories in a one hour class. Do that every day for 10 days and you will see great results!"

Sensible Weight Loss

Unfortunately there is no easy approach to weight loss and Zumba is no exception. You can expect to safely lose 1 to 2 lbs. a week if you eat nutritious, well portioned meals and get regular physical activity. Ultimately weight loss occurs from burning more calories than you take in and adding a vigorous activity, such as Zumba, can help you meet this requirement.

Zumba Weight Loss Program - Fitness

In 2009, Zumba founder, Beto Perez, published a book called "Ditch The Workout Join The Party: The Zumba Weight Loss Program." The plan's five-day fitness component incorporates Zumba's cardio-dance sessions three times a week, alternating the in between days with jogging or swimming. It may not get you to lose a pants size in 10 days, but adding five cardio workouts to your fitness routine will definitely rev up your weight loss efforts.

Zumba Weight Loss Program Diet

Zumba also has a nutritional component: the "Zumba Weight Loss Program" crafted by Perez's co-author, Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, Ph.D. You can try a five-day quick weight loss plan meant to jump start your weight loss efforts, but even Dr. Greenwood-Robinson admits that this means water weight. There is also a 14-day meal plan that emphasizes eating five to six small meals per day, including lots of veggies and protein.

No Guarantees

Your weight loss depends on your starting weight, diet and the vigor with which you approach Zumba. Being consistent also makes a difference in whether or not you reach your weight loss goals. Quick fixes mean quick rebounds. You'll get better results if you maintain a fitness lifestyle for the long-term, perhaps including regular Zumba classes.

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