11 Jul Removing the Complication of it all
If you’re trying to lose weight, I’m sure at some point you have been very, very confused in regard to how to go about it. You’ve probably read numerous articles from fitness magazines. Listened to podcasts. Watched YouTube videos. Heck even watched documentaries on the TV. And you have also probably noticed that a lot of it suggests conflicting information.
Well fear no more, as I am going to attempt to simplify everything once and for all. So, stick with me on this……
Let’s firstly attack this with activity. You may feel you have to do hours of physical exercise to burn fat. When in fact this isn’t 100% true. Yes, exercise can really speed up and increase fat loss through a greater caloric burn, but it’s not the most crucial factor or fat loss. If you really don’t like to hit the gym, or fitness class, or even do a workout at home, that’s fine. What I’m suggesting as a member of the fitness industry is that you focus on being more active. Walking more. Increasing those steps. I’m sure you’ve heard of the 10,000 steps per day. Do that. Almost every watch or smartphone now has the ability to track your steps to a fairly accurate level. So that’s the first aspect of fat loss.
Like I mentioned above, if you want to speed up fat loss, that is where more vigorous exercise can come in handy. It can increase the number of calories you burn, and in turn burn more fat. Winner.
Now onto the main focus of fat loss.
Nutrition. Yes, I heard the yawns from here. But while it may seem boring, it doesn’t have to be. Most of us associate healthy eating with salads and lettuce leaves. But what about this……What about you can eat certain foods you love. I know right?!? That’s amazing. Well that’s a sure-fire way to create sustainability within a healthy nutritional program and still burn body fat. How does it do this? Simple. Through a calorie deficit. This is a popular phrase currently. But the science backs it up. If you are in a caloric deficit, you will burn body fat. The best part is that you can still allow for a biscuit or two, or a takeaway, and still get results. It’s all about balancing your daily and weekly calories. If you can learn to master this, then you will be well on the way to fat loss results.
So, don’t be put off by salads and an hour’s graft in the gym to burn fat. Those days are long gone. The key now is to find a way that works for you. But we still need a few constants. To be more active, and to stick to your calorie deficit. If you stick to those two principles, and maybe add a few more to the structure, you will speed up and results and feel fantastic.