Weight loss is probably the single biggest reason people start to exercise. Try these ten tips to blast that fat.
Don’t concentrate on losing weight
Concentrate on eating healthily and exercising rather than obsessing about weight loss.
Eat more often
Smaller meals eaten more regularly will keep your metabolism high and will help you to burn more fat.
Eat fewer calories
This is an obvious point but worth stressing. You CANNOT lose weight unless you create a calorie deficit. That is burning more calories than you consume.
Eat more protein
The ideal fat burning menu contains a large portion of protein.
Eat the right fats
Fats are very important to your diet, think oily fish however rather than saturated fats from fried food.
To create a calorie deficit and to tone up you MUST regularly perform both cardio and resistance training. Aim for three cardio sessions and three weight training sessions a week.
Weigh and measure weekly
Give yourself the boost of seeing the weight come off by weighing yourself weekly. Don’t do it with any more frequency however as body weight can fluctuate.
Cut down on sugar
Sugar causes insulin spikes and the sugar in your coffee or tea can really add up over the course of a day. Try green tea which is rich in antioxidants and can help burn fat.
Keep it hot
Did you know that simply changing the temperature of the water you drink can speed up your metabolism and burn more calories? Drink hot water!
Don’t go hungry
Starving yourself will just prompt the body to slow down it’s metabolism as it thinks there’s a famine so will store fat.