These 6 Easy Tips Will Help You Lose Weight
#1 FOLLOW THE BASICS
For me the basics are: Don’t overeat. Don’t eat “crap” that isn’t food. And make sure you get enough sleep. The rest is BS.
Yup, hitting the pillow at a decent hour is surprisingly important when it comes to weight loss. Columbia University researchers discovered that people who sleep fewer than seven hours a night tend to weigh more, struggle to lose weight, and gain more weight as time goes on. So aim for seven to nine hours of sleep a night.
#2 EXCERSISE AND EAT WELL
Often people do one or the other, but not both. When it comes to weight loss you simply must exercise and eat right to get results.
Think of your body like a car. If you aren’t exercising or eating right you are in reverse and probably actively gaining weight. If you’re working out but not eating right (or vice versa) you can get stuck in neutral or weight loss moves at a glacial pace. If you’re doing working out and eating right, the weight actively comes off at a steady pace.
#3 PICK EXERCISES THAT YOU WILL ACTUALLY DO
the best workout you can do is whatever sweat sesh you’ll do consistently. That being said, here’s what she recommends for weight loss: HITTt (high-intensity interval training), resistance training, plyometrics, body-weight training, and movements that incorporate multiple muscle groups, like squats, lunges, burpees, and pushups. These exercises burn the most calories during and after the workout, she says.
They also help you get into shape the fastest, which is a huge bonus!!!
#4 CUT DOWN ON BOOZE!
Alcohol is the worst when it comes to fat metabolism and can actually inhibit it by 73 percent.”
Research has shown that when you’ve consumed alcohol, your body prioritises metabolising booze, which means burning fat and carbs take a backseat. Experts also that alcohol breaks down amino acids and stores them as fat. All bad news if you want to lose weight.
#5 USE THE 80/20 RULE
The number-one mistake people make when it comes to weight loss is following an intense fad diet that is not sustainable, these drastic eating plans ultimately damage your metabolism and instigate a vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting.
Choose a diet that is balanced. Allow yourself treats sometimes. Deprivation and extremes don’t work. Try the 80/20 rule. Make 80 percent of your daily food intake high quality and then let 20 percent be treats.
#6 MAKE LIFESTYLE CHANGES
The key is how you lose [the weight]. If you lose weight through common-sense eating choices and physical activities you enjoy, maintenance is far easier. And that means you’re much less likely to put the pounds you lost back on.