What’s the best way to lose fat?
We all know that losing fat is not a matter of doing one thing only, but rather it’s a process. On top of that, while the energy we introduce and the activity we execute may be the same, the results will vary based on factors such as activity, background, health, age, profession, weight and injury history. That’s one reason why it’s not simply a matter of cutting calories, but a more involved process. Ideally, if you can work with both a trainer and a nutritionist on a personalized program, you will put yourself in a great position to succeed.
Another “best practice” to success is to set up goals. Write them down. Repeat them to yourself every day. It’s a pattern that highly successful people use and it’s free! I love to set goals for myself. Make them a challenge, but make them attainable. Mix in a variety of short and long term goals. For instance, if you’re a size 16 maybe, a long term goal, is to fit into a size 12. Your short term goals however, might be: lose 5 pounds, walk to work at least 2 times per week or join a swimming class. Reaching your short term goals is what keeps you going after, and attaining, your long term goals.
Watch out! When you lose weight too fast, most likely you are losing muscle along with fat, and that’s not what you want. When you lose “lean mass” that’s bad for the tone and shape of your body, and also bad for your metabolism. Time, a targeted workout, and clean diet will allow you to lose that fat forever. When I say forever I am not promising the moon. I know some of you may be rolling your eyes, but nothing breeds success like success. When you change your life habits, eat better and lose the extra weight you want, you will feel better about yourself. You’ll have more energy and gained confidence, not only in your looks, but in accomplishing your goals.
If you have ever tried to lose fat in the past, can you share what your experience has been?