5 Simple Rules For Fat Loss Without All The Myth That Goes With It

Burn More Calories Than You Consume

Burn More Calories Than You Consume

Anybody familiar with an elementary school-level grasp on mathematics should be able to get their head around this one. If you choose to eat lots and lots of calorie-rich foods, there's no amount of exercise that can account for it. That is, unless you're un ultra endurance athlete, but you guys are a whole other world of crazy and probably not reading this!

If you're actually trying to lose weight for real, this should be the very first thing you consider. You don't need a health professional or weight loss specialist to come to terms with this most basic of concepts. Get a calorie counter to help you. It might help you realize just how many calories are in food you thought was okay.

Protein Rich Foods

Protein Rich Foods

Often, when people talk of protein rich foods, they picture a muscle-bound dude knocking back a pitcher full of raw eggs and tucking in to a steak bigger than his head. The truth is, however, that we can all benefit form protein rich foods; especially those looking to shed pounds.

Three things about protein;

1 Protein will keep you feeling full for longer, which makes it central to losing weight.

2 Protein requires more energy to break down than carbs, so it will speed up your calories burn.

3 When you suddenly eat less calories, you might lose muscle mass too. However, a protein rich diet will prevent muscle loss.



Healthy Fats

Healthy Fats

Fat in foods you eat doesn't necessarily result in you adding fat to your waistline or elsewhere. But it does depend on where you get you fats from. Animal fats, coconut oil, and avocados are the places to find it. Believe it or not, these types of fats will help you lose weight (and result in increased energy levels and libido too).

Aim for around one quarter of your calories to be these "good" fats, and keep trans fats as close to zero as possible. Basically, if it's natural then you're good, if it comes from a fast food joint, it's not good.

Make Yourself Stronger

Make Yourself Stronger

Getting stronger is an important part of losing weight. You don't have to lift like this big guy, just get stronger than you are now; whether a guy or girl. The problem for people trying to lose weight is often that they just engage in cardio as much as possible. Combine this with a caloric deficit and you simply get smaller and weaker. This isn't the healthiest approach. You might lose fat but you'll be weak and susceptible to injury and illness.

Building (even just a tiny bit of) muscle underneath that fat will put you in a far better position when the fat comes off. Plus, intense weight training will help raise your metabolism and burn calories anyway!



Getting Sleep

Getting Sleep

This one is the easiest of the lot, or so it would seem. Basically, if you don't get enough sleep, your body will hold on to more fat. You may have heard of this before, but very basically, if you don't get enough sleep your levels of cortisol will go up. Cortisol is a stress hormone which tells the body to hold on to fat storage. There's not a lot of gray area there....