Losing fat is different than losing weight. When losing body weight, water and muscle mass could potentially be contributing factors to the weight loss. However, when focusing on losing body fat, you must train accordingly and eat with great discipline to shed those unwanted love-handles, flabby arms, and stomachs.
The Proper Diet
Dieting is a major component in any weight loss or fat loss program. Most health professionals recommend eating 5 to 6 small meals per day to help control the appetite, increase metabolism, and to control cortisol and blood sugar levels. Cortisol can be a huge hurdle to overcome when trying to lose fat. Reducing the amount of unhealthy fats, carb timing and healthy dosages of fruits, vegetables and lean meats are also strongly recommended for a fat loss diet.
Increase Your Metabolism
Increasing your metabolism will help to burn off more calories and to shed body fat. There are several ways to boost the metabolism. The safest, non-supplement, ways are to eat foods that boost one’s metabolism and to participate in regular exercise programs. Additionally, drinking cold water has been found to give a small boost to the metabolism due to forcing the body to warm up the water.
High Intensity Cardio
Over the last few years, high intensity interval training has become the preferred method of cardio for losing fat. It involves intervals of intense, near-maximum effort with a more relaxed/resting effort. For example, you would spring for 10 to 15 seconds and then walk or lightly jog for 45 to 50 seconds. This methods helps to keep the metabolism burning body fat long after you have completed your cardio session. 10 to 20 minute sessions are the norm for H.I.I.T training.
If you are performing H.I.I.T training for cardio, then you have more flexibility in what you can do with a resistance training program. However, when trying to lose fat, rest time between sets becomes a major factor. The less time you rest, the more you force the muscles to work, burn and experience a comparable aerobic workout. Multiple sets, reps and exercises are all important variables in a fat burning resistance training program. Combine this type of weight training with your newfound style of cardio, and you will be burning fat in no time.
Plenty Of Rest
Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of any weight loss or fat loss program is sleep. Numerous studies have linked lack of sleep to making poor food choices like eating items higher in fat or sugar. Additionally, your body needs plenty of rest to recover from working out especially if you are participating in high intensity interval training.
How To Put Everything Into Action…
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