15 Essential Fat Loss Tips

Did you know that it’s really important to hone your fat loss rather than look for weight loss. Losing pounds feels good, but if those pounds are muscle, then you’re actually hurting your overall ability for fat loss. In order to ensure that the weight you’re losing is actually fat and not muscle, make sure you follow the following steps.

Fat Loss Tip #1: Keep Track

Your willingness to track your food intake is equal to your desire to lose fat. When I want to check if my clients are doing well, I don’t ask them how many sessions they missed, but how many meals. Being serious about losing fat means taking ownership for everything that passes your lips. Writing it all down is a great way to do it.

Fat Loss Tip #2: Eat Breakfast

Possibly the most fundamental eating tip of all time, a healthy breakfast with a good protein source will help keep you full until lunch time, without being tempted by that mid-morning muffin.

Fat Loss Tip #3: Avoid Getting Too Hungry

Dieters often fast until they can’t take it any longer. Unfortunately, many poor choices are made in the heat of the hunger moment. Keep healthy (high protein, high fibre, moderate carb) snacks nearby to stave off hunger and drink plenty of water to avoid eating when you should be drinking.

Fat Loss Tip #4: Don’t overestimate your workout

Yes, you just worked your tail off in a training session. But you probably didn’t burn as many calories as you think. To keep from overeating after a workout, grab a bite immediately after, like a protein shake. Then wait. Your brain needs time to tell your body it’s full.

Fat Loss Tip #5: Stay Home

Your favourite restaurant may be calling your name, but stay strong! By cooking your own dinner at home, you’ll sidestep a variety of pitfalls that occur while eating out. I’m not saying stay at home forever, but for the most part, eat most of your food away from your favourite restaurant.

Fat Loss Tip #6: Reduce Alcohol Intake

It helps you relax and — if you drink red wine — can offer health benefits. But alcohol also comes with a lot of useless calories. To avoid having more calories to burn than necessary, skip the bar and grab another glass of water.

Fat Loss Tip #7: Redirect

Sticking with a fat loss plan gets hard. The next time it gets unbearable, grab your phone and walk out of the danger zone (your kitchen) and call a friend or loved one. Ask how life is going or plan a movie night — just talk about whatever will take your mind off the temptation that will ruin your efforts.

Fat Loss Tip #8: Hit the Hay

Remember when your parents gave you a curfew because “Nothing good happens after midnight”? This is particularly true when fat loss is your goal. Get to bed to avoid late-night snacking and help your body function its best!

Fat Loss Tip #9: Go Green (First)

Start your meals with some green veggies, then load up on the meats. Meat and veggies should be the bulk of your diet. The add in carbohydrates which suits your current body composition.

Fat Loss Tip #10: DONT Weigh Yourself

You might like the idea of jumping on the scale but it doenst tell you how much fat you have lost. It can be a terrible way to measure your progress. Use pictures and how you feel in your clothes as a better measure.

Fat Loss Tip #11: Disconnect Diet from Life

Life comes with ups and downs. Your diet should not. When stressed, don’t go to the vending machine. Put on your walking shoes and get going.

Fat Loss Tip #12: Keep the Burn Going

Working out is not supposed to be easy. To push your body to its potential and to burn more calories, don’t take long breaks between exercises. Keeping the rest time short, increases lactic acid production which eventually helps burn more body fat.

Fat Loss Tip #13: Goodbye Sugary Sweet

Everyone needs a quick sweet on occasion. Try and have some whole fruit at the end of a meal. Refined sugars and high-fructose corn syrup increase your likelihood of weight gain more than anything else.

Fat Loss Tip #14: Move Now!

Maintaining a consistent, challenging exercise programme is essential for your fat loss, but don’t let that be your only exercise. Build NEPA or Non Exercise Physical Activity into your day, such as taking a brisk walk. You’ll be more alert at work and the pounds will keep dropping.

Fat Loss Tip #15: Don’t Give Up

You may think it’s too easy a tip to list, but very few people have the will power necessary to keep with a programme long enough to see the desired results. Commit yourself today to being one of those few.