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If your goal is fat loss then you should read on to find out some top tips that will help you reach your goal even faster.
Set yourself a goal
Stop making excuses and set a goal to achieve and an action plan to achieve it. The goal could be to wear your favourite jeans again. Set the date by which you want to wear them and then decide on your action plan to how to achieve it, whether by hiring a personal trainer or by following an elimination diet etc, whatever you think you
need to do. Keep a food diary or exercise log as part of your action plan.
Look at your nutrition
No matter what you hear anyone say – YOU CANNOT OUT TRAIN A BAD DIET! This
means that you must start with a clean and natural diet rather than relying on spending hours in the gym.
Look at your diet
This is essentially the same as point 2 but in more detail as there are several factors to consider:
- what you are eating
- how much of it you are eating
- when you are eating it
Aim to eat unprocessed foods in their natural state and in small to moderate quantities through the day and avoid skipping meals to keep your blood sugar levels and energy steady through the day.
Don’t be scared of fat
The media often tends to demonise fats but healthy fats such as avocado, oily fish, natural nuts, seeds and olives are not only delicious, satisfying but also they provide essential nutrients for our bodies as well.
Beware of sugar
We all know that sugar is bad for the teeth, but it’s also bad news if you are trying to reduce your body fat levels. Apart from removing sugar from your tea and coffee and avoiding sweets and chocolate you need to look more carefully at some of the other things you may consume. High fructose corn syrup is in countless products such as soft drinks, and processed foods such as “healthy, low fat cereal bars”. Stay away from this as it will raise your blood sugar levels, increase insulin production and cause you to store more fat. Most of your energy from carbohydrate should come from vegetables, fruits and some more starchy foods such as sweet potatoes, oats, brown rice and pulses but never sugar. The best time to eat these is after exercise (ideally within 1 to 2 hours) and also in small amounts at other times of day depending on your activity levels.
Ensure you perform resistance training
Often people trying toburn body fat perform hours of cardio and neglect weight training. That is a HUGE mistake, resistance training, when done correctly, will release fat burning hormones and increase your muscle mass to allow you to burn more calories at rest, and keep your body fired up all day long. Aim to do it for 20-40 minutes 3 times a week working all the major muscle groups. You can also add cardiovascular and interval training on the other days to keep your body moving every day. Suspension trainers (e.g. Z-Trainer, TRX) are examples of the ideal tool to give you a full body, resistance training workout.