You begin with your Fit journey and you want to achieve your goals as fast as you can. Sometimes you go really fast, but the next day it looks like nothing happens. We give you tips to lose fat, so you can achieve your goals step by step.
1. EAT ENOUGH AND DON’T SKIP MEALS
It’s a fact that you burn calories if you eat less than the amount that you burn calories. But when you are going to eat less calories, your body will adjust and you will burn less calories. Try to gradually reduce your calorie intake and plan a day in the week that you eat a bit more calories than normally. That’s how you prevent that your body will adjust too much.
2. COMBINE CARDIO AND WEIGHT TRAINING
Yes, cardio can have a positive effect on your calorie intake on a day. But you won’t achieve your goals by only doing cardio! At least, if you want to keep your muscles. During cardio you burn fat, but proteins are also extracted from your muscles. Try to find a good combination between cardio and training with weights, that works for you. Besides, lots of muscle mass ensures a higher fat burning, that makes losing weight easier!
3. LEAVE THE SCALES
I think everyone has been through it once: you think you are going pretty good and think that you have lost a lot of weight. But when you step on that scale, you see that nothing has changed! At least, you think that. Keep in mind that muscles also weigh and try to get away from that scale. Instead, try to have your fat percentage measured, that gives you a better picture of how it’s going.
4. DON’T BE SCARED OF FAT
To lose fat, you have to eat them too. It sounds weird, but it’s true. Your body needs fat to function and restore. Fats are a good source of energy, but it’s good for your sight, muscles and heart as well. Fat stays longer in your stomach, so it gives you longer the feeling of satiety. Your body needs a balanced diet. Good fats are for example fish, avocado, nuts and peanutbutter!
5. DRINK ENOUGH
Drinking water stimulates your metabolism, which in turn causes that you will burn more. Besides that, it’s a good ”check” if you are really that hungry. You automatically grab a snack, but you could have solved that with a glass of water. And it’s of course a good replacement for soda. It contains zero calories and it’s super good for you!
Hopefully you are a step closer to achieving your goals now, with these tips. And a last tip: be nice to yourself and have patience. If you really want something, you can achieve everything!
Disclaimer: every body is different. You just have to find what fits for you.