5 Tips to Lose Fat
Whether you're on your fat loss journey or you'd like to start, it can be difficult.
There are many factors that come into play such as stress, sleep quality, genetics, and more that could lead you to gain weight, but since you came here, I know you're ready to take your health into your own hands.
To help you on your journey, here are 5 tips for your fat loss journey!
1. Start with resistance training
When starting your fat loss journey, a regular resistance training regiment will streamline your efforts.
Before cutting out all of your favorite foods, studies indicate that resistance training produces more consistent fat loss than a strict diet. Even without losing a single lb of weight, studies have shown that participating in resistance training 2-3 days a week for 40 minutes can produce 1 lb of lean weight while eliminating a 1.5 lb of body fat a month! Cutting calories may be an effective means for short-term weight loss, but more than 90% of dieters return to their original body weight within a year after completing their program.
Additionally, as you build more lean muscle, your metabolism will improve substantially! Studies show that every lb of untrained muscle uses 5-6 calories a day for protein breakdown and synthesis, while a lb of trained muscle uses approximately 9 calories to rebuild and repair muscles.
Some examples of resistance training are:
2. Do your cardio
On top of regular resistance training, cardio is an excellent addition to not only burn more calories but also improve your cardiovascular health. For the sake of fat loss, we will discuss two cardio options: Low-Intensity Steady State and High-Intensity Interval Training.
Low-Intensity Steady State (LISS) is perfect for those that have had an exhausting day, just beginning their exercise journey, or would like to do some cardio after their rigorous resistance training routine. LISS involves participating in cardiovascular activ