Burning fat isn’t straight forward, but here 3 simple tips to help finally lose that annoying stubborn body fat once and for all!
Everyone has prayed for the scale reading to miraculously drop every time they go to weigh themselves, only to be left deflated and discouraged at the reading staring back at them. Using the scales is not an accurate indicator of your progress.
Your body weight will fluctuate throughout the day and multiple factors will influence the reading anyway. If someone built five pounds of muscle and lost 5 pounds of fat, the scales will say no weight has been lost. Instead, check progress through visual appearance, in the mirror, in photos, and by how your clothes fit.
Another thing to ditch is the idea that eating purely ‘healthy’ foods will equal weight loss. It’s actually about how much food your body is taking in rather than what the food actually is. Calories are energy, so if your body is getting more calories than it needs, the extra calories will be stored as body fat. Quantity first, then quality for weight loss. To lose body fat at a healthy and sustainable rate, find out how many calories you need per day then eat a little less than you require to shift into fat burning mode. Drastically reducing calories can lead to health problems so lower them gradually, then NOW you can focus on eating all the lovely healthy food.
Even if your goal is solely to lose body fat, you still need to train with weights. Weight training isn’t just for those looking to bulk up, it will help speed up the fat burning process and will help prevent any of the weight you lose from being muscle to get the lean toned look. The more muscle mass you have the more calories you will burn each day so combining both cardio and weights means you increase the calories you burn at rest after your workout. (yes you will be burning fat when you’re back home on the sofa!)
Right, now you’ve got these three tips sorted – Ready… go!
Article by Sam Capps
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