10 Simple Steps for Weight Loss

10 Simple Steps for Weight Loss

10 Simple Steps for Weight Loss

1. Burn more calories than you consume

If possible, keep a food journal. This will help you keep track of your calorie intake and will be a daily reminder of the types of foods you need.

2. Remember to eat your fruits and veggies!

You need at least five servings of them per day – doing this will put you on the right track to a healthy body, because fruits and vegetables have beneficial fibers, vitamins and antioxidants. They also fill up your stomach fast so that you don’t overeat and take into many calories.

3. Choose good sources of fat

This may sound like stupid advice — shouldn’t you AVOID fat when dieting? Well, yes and no. You have to keep consuming some fat, just not going overboard. Avoid butter, bacon, whole milk, coconuts and such like the plague. Instead, make use of olive oil and fatty fish

4. Eat small but frequent meals throughout the day

You’ve heard it a million times, I’m sure, but facts remain: In order to keep an even level of blood sugar, you have to eat small, balanced meals. Divide you calories over 5 or 6 meals rather than 2 or 3. You should aim to eat every 3-4 hours.

5. Drink plenty of water

Drink at least 2 liters of water every day. If you are dehydrated your body will be less efficient and will make fat loss more difficult.

6. Make simple replacements in your diet

Use sweetener in place of sugar, diet drinks in place of full sugar drinks, use leaner cuts of meat etc. At first these changes may be difficult but you will get used to them and make vital calorie savings every day.

7. Exercise at least 3 times a week

Doing 30 minutes of cardio to a reasonable level of intensity. This will help to create the calorie deficit, weight loss and encourage your body to lose fat.

8. Avoid marathon workouts

The biggest mistake people make when looking to burn fat and lose weight is to have one long, extensive work out session. Instead, break up your work out plan into small chunks throughout the day. Take a brisk walk in the morning, enjoy a work out at lunch, and then exercise more in the evening. In addition to staying active all day long, breaking up your work out will better maintain your metabolism.

9. Work out with weights

When you diet, you’re in the danger zone for losing muscle mass most of the time. To avoid this, keeping pumping iron, and be diligent about it! Weight training will not only tone your physique, but will strengthen your body and improve your general health. Lifting weights will also burn calories and fat more quickly than traditional exercising, and it will also boost your metabolism.

10. Reward Yourself

When it comes to successfully dieting to burn the most fat, be sure to reward yourself. Everyone has temptations and favorite treats—so allow indulgence. You will be less likely to cheat on your new diet if you grant yourself small rewards. If you are a chocolate lover, treat yourself to a small square of chocolate or single chocolate kiss each evening.

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Tallenna

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