Lose Fat: How to Get Started
The first steps to take to start losing fat:
- Set Your Fat Loss Goals
- Control Junk Food And Carbo Intake
- Don't Skip Breakfast
- Keep Your Weight Loss Metabolism Going
1. Set Your Fat Loss Goals
The first thing you have to do when you want to lose fat is to set your fat loss goals. And at this point, set realistic goals that you can manage to achieve. Remember that if you set unrealistic goals, you might feel discouraged and dismayed when you don't get near to your goals even after so much effort.
But when you set a realistic goal and you can see your progress through visible results, you will feel motivated and you will keep right on losing. If you have quite a lot to lose, you can take the process one step at a time.
2. Control Junk Food And Carbo Intake
First, don't eat certain types of food that are high in fats and will counteract any previous effort you've exerted. These foods that should be avoided include junk food, food from fast food restaurants, and anything fried, all of which are very fattening. Also, control your carbohydrate intake. Carbohydrates are often found in foods like pasta and bread.
3. Don't Skip Breakfast In Your Lose Fat Quest
Second, don't skip breakfast. Some people tend to skip breakfast so that they have less food intake. Skipping meals is not a recommended weight loss option, but if you must skip a meal, make sure it's not breakfast. Eating breakfast pumps up your metabolism at the start of each day, and it gives you a feeling of fullness in the morning so you will less likely crave for a snack.
4. But Keep Your "Weight Loss" Metabolism Going
But here's a fat loss twist. In trying to lose weight, you'd want to get rid of your calories, but not all of them. Your body requires calories so that you'll have the energy to move around. If your body doesn't find calories, your metabolism automatically slows down so that you will still have calories to convert to energy. And when your metabolism slows down, you'll find it hard to lose weight. The bottomline is that you need to keep a balance.
Studies shows that for long term weightloss, you need do stay within 600 calories of your daily use. Most people spend around 2000-2500 calories daily (if working out 2-3 times weekly). Which means that you should stay between 1400 and 1900 calories daily and avoid the mistake in going too low on the total calory count. This is a golden rule of the body that is often overlooked.