Eight tips to losing weight

Losing body fat isn’t easy, it never has been and never will be and anyone who says otherwise is probably trying to pull a fast one over you. Don’t  believe them! losing fat only comes with commitment, hard work and lots of sweat! If your goal is to lose those last ten pounds or lose 40 you’re going to need to put in the work.

So here are the most effective methods of fat loss. The folowing methods can be used together or can be done separately. You can choose what one suits you. 

1: Start with easy workouts!

If you’re fairly overweight start with low intensity cardio and weight training. Don’t put too much stress on your joints and muscles. Ease yourself into it and gradually increase the intensity.

2: Clean up your diet

Theres no need to go in there and stop all the bad stuff straight away. Ease yourself into it. Too much of the wrong kind of fat can make you gain fat. So cut back on bad fats like trans fats that are found in snacks and baked goods. Good fats are things like olive oil, almonds, avocados etc have a fat burning effect so try to get as much of them as you can.

3:MIX UP YOUR CARDIO SESSIONS

Other than keeping things fun, mixing up your cardio is great. There’s loads of types of cardio you can do like walking, cycling, swimming, boxing, skipping, hiit training, dancing and more! These prevent you getting bored and will work your body in different ways.

4: EXERCISE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING

This is an interesting one but always be careful. Working out before breakfast (Fasted cardio) is a really popular way of losing body fat. The idea is you’ve used your glycogen stores overnight so your body will turn to using stored fat as fuel.

HIIT TRAINING

HIIT (High intensity interval training) is an advanced form of aerobics designed to strip body fat at a faster rate.

HIIT training is designed to burn body fat at a much faster rate. It’s tough but its an extremely effective way for people to lose fat.

So in Hit training you alternate periods of high and low intensity instead of working out at the same pace. So you would do like 2 minutes of jogging then sprint for 30 seconds.

5: STAGGER YOUR FOOD INTAKE

Stagger your food intake. If you were to say eat 1000 calories for two days and then follow it by three days of lower calorie intake you might see a benefit. Your body will hold onto fat after a period of low calories so once you raise them your metabolic rate will burn more fat. However keep in mind the higher intake days arent an open invitation to stuff your face with chocolate or crisps. Keep things clean and healthy. This tactic works better for those trying to lose that last 10 pounds.

 

6: DRINK AT LEAST A GALLON OF WATER PER DAY

Drinking water can make sure you lose as much fat as quick as you can. The burning fat process requires water to work properly. So if you’re overweight or live somewhere thats got warm weather you will need to drink even more.

7: WEIGHT TRAINING

Weight training is one of the best activities for losing weight. It doesn’t directly burn more fat than cardio but it will add and build muscle. Muscle burns fat 24 hours a day so the more muscle you have the better chances you have of losing body fat.

8: Other weight Methods

Things like Coolsculpting are an excellent way of redefining your silhouette and they’re really popular these days. The Cranley Clinic has two Coolsculpting machines available. The procedure known as ‘cryolipolysis’ will target, cool and remove fat cells without causing damage to the surrounding tissue.

WHAT TO DO AND WHEN

Some of the tips above will be more effective for someone just starting out and some of them are great for those looking to refine their bodies further. However all of them can be followed at some stage.

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Top tips for toning up

If like me you struggle with exercise and healthy eating it’s hard to try and keep motivated and on your fitness plan. Nights out, parties, and holidays can mean your programme goes out the window as you munch on pizza and pina coladas. Let’s look at other ways we can battle the bulge and tone up without sacrificing too much.

Cut the calories

Cutting your calorie intake by only 200 per day can make a big impression on your diet. Aim for low-fat high protein foods to gain lean muscle and a toned appearance. Try using food tracking apps such as My Fitness Pal which can illustrate your carbohydrate, protein and fat intake daily – it’s a good way to make you realise how much or how little you are eating each day. Weigh in weekly, add pictures to track your progress and download tasty recipes for inspiration. There are many recipes books and websites where you can find tasty recipes that will help you keep within your calorie range. Smoothies and slimming milkshakes can act as meal replacements for a lunch or dinner.   If you wish to achieve a substantial weight loss consult your doctor or a professional for expert advice.

Use weights

You don’t need an expensive gym pass for this one. Use household items such as tins of beans or try buying some second-hand kettle bell weights. Whatever you use, simple exercises each night can flatten abs, tone arms and take inches off your hips. You can easily download a programme or techniques from Instagram or Pinterest to follow – try and switch it up to something different each week though to keep different muscle groups working. Five exercises done in 3-4 repetitions 4 times a week can sculpt your body. The heavier the weight the more resistance your body has to put out, therefore, achieving quicker results. Don’t forget to fuel your body before and after your at-home workout – help muscles recover quicker with a protein shake and low-calorie snack such as rice cakes loaded with a scraping of peanut butter.

Book a fat reducing treatment

It’s the quick and easy way to get rid of fat fast and can be beneficial if you have a special occasion coming up. You won’t need to take a long time off work but depending on what area you want to target or if it’s an all over reduction you would like, carefully research reputable clinics. For example, new to the market is BodyTite™ from London’s Snowberry Lane clinic. This procedure effectively reduces surplus fat using advanced technology and is available for all ages and male and females. This non-evasive procedure is expertly done under local anaesthetic. Skin can be left feeling much tighter and less saggy after treatment, contouring the body and showing off your shape. This treatment is suitable for a number of areas on the body including hips, abdomen, upper arms and tricky areas that bother everyone – knees, back and thighs.

 

 

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Most of people think it is way easier to keep up even with a strict diet than to work out on a daily basis mainly because it is harder due to the lack of time or just because of laziness. If we don’t combine those two elements of effective weight losing, the effect might be a slightly different or just anticipated in time. Why? Obviously, we are not the only ones to be bothered by this question. The Japanese scientists also decided to discover the truth.

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