There are thousands of diets and workout plans out there. Many of these work but the truth is most people already know how to lose weight but they are looking for a short cut. There is an exact science of nutrition and exercise but the basics work well on almost everyone. I’m about to list 10 tips to burn fat and lose weight, read this post here.
1. Eat.- Eat 5 or 6 small meals everyday. The reason some people are naturally really skinny is because they have a fast metabolism. The way to work out your metabolism to make it faster is by eating.
2. Eat right.- Lots of people try to not eat carbs. This is bad because your body needs carbohydrates for energy. You need to eat some carbs so you can have energy but the key is to know what carbs your eating and at what times you’re eating them. There are 2 types of carbs you should be aware of, complex carbs and simple carbs. Complex carbs digest slowly in your body and simple carbs digest quickly. So in terms of energy you should eat complex carbs in the morning and simple carbs during active parts of your day. Simple carbs are your sugars so you don’t need a lot because the excess will be stored as fat. Also you don’t want to be eating any transitive fats or saturated fats. A simple diet that gives good results is to avoid eating cheese, sweets, and white bread while eating lots of fruits and vegetables with some meat for protein.
3.Run.- Cardio is the kind of exercise people that want to lose weight should be doing and running is the universal favorite.
4.Mix it up.- running is a good base for cardio but biking and swimming are things you can do on top of that to maximize cardio.
5.Play.- I’ve been stressing cardio and sports do exactly that and give intense training that jogging doesn’t. Play a sport like racquetball or basketball. When you have to sprint and stop constantly you are burning a lot of calories.
6.Sleep.- Sleep is very important to staying fit. All of your muscles do their repairing while you sleep and your body burns a lot of calories during sleep plus you can’t eat while asleep.
7.Eat immediately when you wake up.– this starts your metabolism right away so replace that cup of coffee with a bowl of oatmeal (oatmeal should be your breakfast anyway).
8.Think good thoughts.- I know it sounds cheesy but a good attitude helps out a lot, the body responds to your mindset.
9.Drink less alcohol.- alcohol can help in getting fat but it usually isn’t the substance that actually give people the gut but the poor diet choices and less physical activity does. It’s ok to have a few every once in a while but just keep it reasonable.
10.Drink lots of water.- water is the only thing you should drink besides fruit juice and vegetable juice. Soft drinks are generally all bad for you.
These tips shouldn’t be your fat loss Bible, but are a good start towards the right direction.