15 Essential Fat Loss Tips
If you’re on a mission to lose weight and improve your confidence then it’s really important to focus on fat loss vs. weight loss.
Losing pounds feels good, but if those pounds are precious muscle, then you’re actually hurting your overall ability for fat loss.
In order to ensure that the weight you’re losing is FAT and not MUSCLE take the following 15 Essential Fat Loss Tips to heart…
Fat Loss Tip #1: Keep Track
Your willingness to track your food intake is equal to your desire to lose fat. Being serious about losing fat means taking note of the calories and type of calories you consume, making sure these calories contain enough protein, and stopping when you meet your daily allowance.
Fat Loss Tip #2: Eat Your Largest Meals When You’re the Most Hungry
There’s no need to have a big breakfast if you’re not hungry in the morning. If you’re more hungry at night – eat the majority of your calories then. Don’t follow someone else’s eating plan that’s based on their appetite patterns.
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 and low carb) snacks nearby to stave off hunger and drink plenty of water to avoid eating when you should be drinking water.
Fat Loss Tip #4: Underestimate Your Routine
Yes, you just pumped iron for an hour and ran six miles. But you probably didn’t burn as many calories as you think. Working out is not a permission slip to go nuts with calories.
Fat Loss Tip #5: Stay Home
Eating out here and there is totally fine, but don’t get lazy. Cook a good portion of your food at home so that you can control the food you’re consuming.
Fat Loss Tip #6: Reduce Alcohol Intake
A couple drinks here and there is fine. But drinking excessively is a fast way to gain fat and feel like crap. Keep alcohol under control and you’ll see major progress.
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 Sack
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 and Lean (First)
It’s damn near impossible to eat too many calories when you’re focused on lean protein and greens first.
Fat Loss Tip #10: Weigh Yourself
You might not like the idea of jumping on the scale, but if you don’t weigh yourself, you may not recognize your progress. Just as you should count your calories, you should also count your pounds and make adjustments to your eating and exercise routines as needed. Be sure to look at the weight trends over 10-14 days.
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: Train Hard and Smart
Working out is not supposed to be a walk in the park. Don’t aim to kill yourself in the gym, but push yourself out of your comfort zone. A little sweat never hurt anyone.
Fat Loss Tip #13: Control Your Sugar
You don’t need to go zero sugar to lose fat. However, lowering sugar is a good idea. High amounts of sugar combined with high amounts of fat is a fat loss disaster waiting to happen.
Fat Loss Tip #14: Move Now!
Maintaining a consistent, challenging exercise program is essential for your fat loss, but don’t let that b
e your only exercise. Build 15-minute windows throughout your day during which you can take 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 program long enough to see the desired results. Commit yourself today to being one of those few.
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