Ever wondered why there are so many diets out there and people just keep getting fatter. We now know that the fad and repeat diets don’t work, so what does! I’ve put together 10 fat loss tips under which will make things a lot easier for you on your way to fat loss.
Let’s take a look at a few:
Burn Fat: Lift Weights – Muscle determines the speed of your metabolism – the speed of your metabolism depends on how much muscle you have. That’s why people burn fat faster than women because they have more muscle.
Much of the time women are afraid to lift weights because they will get bigger muscles as well, which is not the case. Women don’t have the hormone levels to build large muscles, but they can replace the muscle tissue lost through years of crazy diets, irregular eating habits, and old age.
Yes everyone is losing muscle every year; because we are getting older, but only people who have their muscles atrophied have slower metabolisms as they get older.
Keep Your Muscles And Keep Your Fat Burning Machine! The only way to do this is to get strong and stay strong.
Toss The Scales – The scales don’t say any of the things you need to know about your body.
They don’t tell you how much fat you have under your skin, or how much fluid is in your body. However, weighing by itself can turn a perfectly good day into a miserable day as we all know. Don’t let a lifeless, household item determine what kind of day you have! You’re not exactly throwing them away.
Muscle Vs Fat – Muscle weighs two times as much as fat yet takes up half the space. Muscle is responsible for burning fat. Muscle is small compared to fat. Muscle doesn’t hang on the body in unsightly lumps.
Muscle looks toned, tight, strong and lean. Muscle is tight and hard to the touch and muscle is heavy. Fat is lumpy, soft, and flabby, takes up a lot of space, and depends on the body. Fat is also soft to the touch and doesn’t weigh as much as muscle.
Always Eat Breakfast – Research has found that breakfast is important in order to kick-start your metabolism for the day, the body slows down while you sleep and eating first thing in the morning actually wakes the body ready for the rest of the day.
Also try eating more fiber during this time as it will more effectively help the digestive system and will help keep blood sugar levels evenly distributed throughout the day.
Don’t cut back on calories – food has a warming effect on the body increasing your metabolic rate; eat no less than 1200 calories as this will throw the body into a starvation mode. Your metabolism will then slow down in order to receive the calories that you have.
Try to avoid diets whenever possible as they restrict or reduce the nutrients available to the body, which in turn slows down the flow of metabolism.
Eat Small, Regular Meals – Eat five or six small meals a day as this will trick the body into thinking that there is an abundance of food and and that will stop your metabolism from slowing down, keeping your blood sugar levels at normal levels You stop from overeating.
Try to eat most of your food earlier in the day since the bulk of the calories will be burned while you are awake and active.
Count Calories – The way to keep track of weight loss is to buy a calorie counter and take your daily calorie intake for a week. Average your calories for the day and then lower the calories by 300 to 500 (no more) then assess what happens.
By reducing the amount of calories per day to this amount, you should begin to lose weight. Any Under Don’t Go; check the mirror as well as the scales to assess your progress.
Don’t Repeat Diet – Research shows repeated dieting actually makes it harder to lose weight and easier to put it on because if you dump the diet and return to normal eating habits the decrease in metabolism caused by the diet means that your old habits actually do represent an excess of calories.
Not only do you regain the fat stores you just lost, but you can also gain costs. If you find your weight loss begins to slow or stop over a period of time, increase your walking pace a little or throw in a few hills along the route.
Keep track of fats – This seems difficult to maintain and calculate but isn’t. Almost all packaged foods these days have a nutritional label with a fat indicator per 100g of that particular food.
What you are looking for here is a number under 10g and just before 5g which is ideal. So by buying and eating foods around this area you will find yourself on your weight loss goal.
The Low Down On Fats – It is stored in the fat cells of the body. The number of fat cells is going to be around 50 billion for the average person. It can be up to 100 billion for the obese person.
Fat cells are like storage tanks of energy to be used for later use. It has been shown that obese people who binge eat can stimulate baby fat cells to germinate, increasing the number of fat cells.
Finally, once you start applying these 10 tips in your daily weight loss regime you will start to notice the difference in a short period of time.
Gary Matthews is the author of the popular fitness eBook Maximum Weight Loss and Maximum Weight Gain.