If you’re truly ready to reduce body fat, you can’t go about it haphazardly. You need to “exorcise” the anything-goes attitude and adhere to seven rules that will make your fat-burning attempts wildly successful. What are those rules? let’s find out…
Rule #1: Water Rules
To melt away the fat that’s been clinging to your body since you can remember then you’ll need to drink water, and lots of it! Every time you feel the urge to drink something, make it water…not juice…not soda, and definitely not beer. They all add sugars and calories to your daily intake, doing nothing except make it difficult to get rid of your fat stores. Drinking water also makes you feel better, helps you avoid eating when you’re not hungry, and doesn’t slow you down when it’s time to exercise.
Rule #2: Protein, Please
Burning fat requires eating differently. No more eating whatever you want whenever you want. One of the best things you can eat to get rid of fat is protein. Whether chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, low-fat cottage cheese, beef, or whey protein powder, protein at every meal gives you energy you can use for whatever tasks come your way.
Rule #3: Vary Your Variety
There are lots of exercises that help you burn fat. Actually, just about any routine helps. And that’s why you should utilize lots of them. Prefer high-intensity interval training (HIIT)? Fantastic! Just make sure you mix it up with some resistance training, strength training, and stretching here and there. Variety makes your body work differently and thus find new ways to shed unwanted fat.
Rule #4: Go Big
One of the most successful long-term plans to get rid of fat is to add muscle. The best way to do this is by utilizing compound movements. That means plenty of bench press, squats, deadlifts, etc.; of course, you may not be a “workout warrior.” No problem! Contact me to get started on an exercise program that’s just right for you.
Rule #5: Eat Less
On the path to less fat, one rule you can’t ignore is to simply eat less food. That’s right…calories do matter. Your body needs a certain amount of calories to function; so additional intake has the potential to stick around for the long haul-even if they come from fresh fruits and vegetables.
Rule #6: Go to Bed
No matter how many studies come out showing the direct connection between sleep and fat loss people still ignore their body’s signals to get more sleep. Don’t be one of them. It’s critical that you get close to eight hours every night. You’ll feel better in the morning, avoid those midnight snack temptations, and increase the fat burn during waking hours.
Rule #7: Relax
More a suggestion than a rule, but it’s a good idea to “loosen the reigns” now and then. Otherwise, you may find yourself unable to maintain consistency for the long-term. Once a week, for one meal, allow yourself to enjoy whatever food you’ve been craving. It could be a greasy hamburger with all the fixings, a pizza with all the toppings, chocolate cake for dessert…anything! Just remember, stick to a normal portion sizes, only for one meal, once a week, and return back to healthy eating immediately. If you are serious about attaining a life-altering body transformation then feel free to reach out for assistance.
Cary is the owner/operator of several local fitness facilities: clubX fitness, 1236 S. Dixie Hwy. Coral Gables, 305.667.3539; clubXmiami.com; cary@clubXmiami.com; VibeClass Fitness SoMi, 5885 SW 73rd St. South Miami, 305.397.8398; VibeClass Fitness SoBe, 1000 5th St. Miami Beach, 305.763.8428, vibeclass.com, firstname.lastname@example.org