5 Quick Tips On How To Lose Fat
Losing weight and learning how to lose fat can be confusing and frustrating. There seem to be a million different blogs and online coaches all telling you different ways to achieve results.
These days, you can lose fat through many different methods including pills, creams, and procedures. However, there are also plenty of natural means and use of supplements that you can undertake to lose fat.
Here are 5 safe and healthy ways to lose fat and keep it off in the future.
Build muscle mass
Muscles need a lot of energy to function and thus help your body burn fat continuously and in the long run.
One good way to build muscle is to get involved with strength training. Make sure that you have a guide in doing your strength training exercises and you seek guidance from a fitness trainer or trusted partner as well. This is to make sure that you don’t injure yourself and do the exercises correctly.
Aside from helping you lose fat, it also helps a lot towards building the strength of your bones and tendons in the body.
Don’t forget your cardio
Cardio exercises should not be out of the picture if you want to lose fat. In fact, using cardio as a way to put yourself in a calorie deficit by working out is a great fat loss technique. Losing fat is key when trying to achieve muscle tone or see the definition.
Muscle starts to develop under your layers of fat so if you want to see all of your hard work then cardio is a great way to start. You can start your cardio exercises with regular walking. Thirty minutes every day can be a good start. You can also do cycling, swimming or enjoy your favorite sports like tennis or badminton.
As long as you’re up and moving around, you’re getting in a cardio exercise.
Switch to a high fiber diet
Eating healthier is another good way to lose fat quickly. More high fiber vegetables and fruits in the diet, as well as protein, will help you burn more calories and avoid more fat deposits in your body.
You can also add more fat-burning foods in your diet like lemon, oranges, grapefruit, as well as some spicy foods. Cut down on processed sugars, fast food and high-fat, high sodium foods. As an added bonus, switching to high-fiber foods will also help you stop your cravings.
Think about it this way, if you don’t accumulate that much fat in the first place, you won’t have to work as hard to keep it off.
Drink plenty of water
Sometimes your body may mistake thirst for hunger. To combat this, make sure you are drinking enough water every day to help you curb hunger and help your body function well too.
Plenty of functions and systems in your body require water to keep themselves going, so not only will you curb your hunger, but you’ll also have more energy and feel better as well.
Since water has no calories, you will naturally lose weight if you are replacing what would have been small meals or snacking with more water.
Try not to overeat
Overeating will make you miss your body’s signal that you are already full.
To lose weight, you only have to take in fewer calories than your body is eating every day. It’s that simple. Eating small portions that satisfy your hunger and energy requirements is all you need.
Focusing on your metabolism is also helpful and will allow your body to use what you eat and convert it to energy more efficiently. One good way to increase your metabolism and burn more fat is to eat moderately or eat smaller but more frequent meals.
Bonus Tip: Using Supplements
Fat loss supplements come in pill form, and some are drinks like milkshakes or teas, and while some claim big benefits, they might come with significant risks and side effects. Here are some healthy options.
- Green Tea – Green tea is a prime example of a supplement. It is healthy and safe, with no real side effects, and contains no drugs or synthetic ingredients whatsoever. Green tea is reported to speed up your metabolism and therefore make weight loss that much quicker.
Obviously, the best way to include this tea in your diet is to drink it with healthy and balanced meals. It has been said that Green tea works without dieting and exercise, but the results will be seen much quicker if you combine the package.
- Hoodia- Hoodia or Hoodia Gordonii is another extremely popular supplement. This is another plant extract supplement, and it’s renowned for working as an effective appetite suppressant.
It works by decreasing your hunger pangs and makes you feel less hungry, so you eat less throughout the day. The less you eat, the fewer calories you take in. That means that your body doesn’t have to work as hard to remove the calories you have ingested, bringing about successful weight loss.
About The Author:
My name is John Welborn and I’m a personal fitness coach and fat loss specialist in the Portland/Fairview Oregon area. I specify in helping overweight and obese individuals transform their bodies, lives, reclaim their freedom and confidence, and reach the best shape of their lives. You can get in touch with me by checking out my fitness website.