Fat Loss Principles That Beginners Should Use
If you are a beginner and looking for an easy way to lose fat, you may find yourself in a dilemma trying to choose the right technique. There is a lot of confusion surrounding what you need to do to lose body fat. Some people will begin by intensifying their regular exercise regimen, while others will reduce their food intake or deprive themselves of their favourite food.
Though both techniques can be helpful for encouraging fat loss, usually a mix of both is what’s best. When it comes to healthy weight loss, you have to ensure that you are following an appropriate workout regimen and reducing the right foods or you may end up losing muscle tissue, which is surely not what you want if you want to lose fat.
Good news for you as a beginner is that, just by making a few small changes, you can achieve results. Losing fat initially shouldn’t be a big thing for you. However, over a period of time, you will realize that the process of initial fat loss has slowed down. This is when you will understand that you need to make a few adjustments if you want to see results and achieve your goals.
A few points that every beginner must keep in mind:
Follow The Plate Division Rule: If you want to lose fat in a healthy manner, you need to watch what type of calories you eat. Watch what you eat no matter how annoying and painful you find it. After some time it will be easier and you will get better results faster.
Divide your plate up into quarters. One quarter should consist of a small serving of lean protein (grilled chicken/turkey/fish), another quarter should have a serving of starchy carbohydrates (potatoes/brown rice) while the other half of the plates must have fresh vegetables (green leafy vegetables, broccoli).
Follow the Walk More Mantra: Suddenly making dramatic changes to your regular workout regimen can be a really bad idea as it may leave you feeling overwhelmed, tired, and even lead to injury. Adopt a moderate approach and take realistic steps. Try increasing your cardio training by adding in more walking during the day. This small step will help you burn more calories and take you a step closer to your goal. Always remember that exercise doesn’t have to be intense to accomplish your goal of fat loss. Every small effort will count over a period of time. So just try to remain active throughout the day and you will see the results yourself. Always take the stairs instead of elevator/escalator whenever possible. Park your car away from the mall when you go shopping.
Start Lifting Weights:
Apart from your cardio training, if you haven’t tried lifting weights, now is the time to start. Lifting weights will not only help to boost your metabolic rate by increasing the number of calories you burn daily but it will help you get toned muscles that you always desired. However, you must consume both protein and carbohydrates in sufficient amount before and after your weight training workout as it will help you recover from intensive weight training. There is a common misconception that skipping foods around the workouts will help to lose more fat faster. The truth is, your body needs proper food when you work out.
When Hungry, Eat More Protein-Based Snacks: There is a chance that when you work towards your goal to lose fat and have a good physique, you will feel hungry between your regular meals and crave a snack. Unfortunately, the majority of us turn to snacks that are high in carbohydrates, sugar or fat. Such snacks make the fat loss process more daunting and difficult.
People who are dieting often choose a cereal bar. These cereal bars may look small, easy to carry around and low in calories but the truth is that they are high in carbohydrates. Moreover, these bars are not nutritious for you and eating them alone can be a really bad choice as they leave you wanting more food.
It is advisable to opt for protein-based snacks as they will help you make feel fuller for a longer time. Protein also boosts your metabolic rate, making fat loss easier.
Get Adequate Sleep: Make sure your body gets proper rest. It is very important to get sufficient sleep every day. Ideally, you should get 6-8 hours of sleep per night. If you are not sleeping enough, you might feel hungry throughout the day and also end up eating junk, fried foods. If you are not getting enough sleep, you will feel tired throughout the day and this will have a negative impact on your workout regimen/fat loss program. You will be putting less effort into your workouts and might not achieve the desired results.
Keep the above given principles in mind as you work toward your fat loss goal. With little changes, you can achieve the best results without feeling overwhelmed. These principles are easy to follow and after some time they will come more naturally to you and it will help you to lose fat in the long run.
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