Fat loss doesn't have to be painful. Try these simple fat-loss tips and you'll see just how easy it can be.
Because when it comes right down it, every single diet or exercise program is about achieving a caloric deficit. These tips will help you achieve that easily and painlessly.
1. Drink more water
Regular water intake helps to flush away waste products in the body. Get at least six to eight 8 oz. glasses per day. An easy way to do this is to keep a water bottle handy and drink from it frequently.
2. Be inefficient
Do you need to go to the kitchen to get a couple of things? Break it up into to two trips even if you can do it in one. Being inefficient like this can easily double your activity level, burning calories without even trying.
3. Eat more protein
Sources of protein include foods such as chicken, fish, eggs, dairy, beans, lean red meats, etc. Your body burns more calories processing protein than either carbohydrates or fats. Protein also helps to support your muscle tissue, which burns calories all day long.
4. Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Any time you can add in a little more physical activity, do it. This doesn't mean you need to slog up 20 flights of stairs. Even a flight or two done regularly will add up.
5. Don't be afraid to let yourself get hungry
If you feed yourself constantly, your body will always be using the food you've eaten to fuel itself rather than stored bodyfat. There's nothing wrong with getting hungry...just make sure you don't get so hungry that you eat massive amounts of junk food when you do eat again.
6. Order small portions at restaurants
It's tough to order small french fries when "supersizing" your order is such a great "value." Take note, however, your real savings will occur in the calories that don't end up on your backside.
7. Eat more fiber
Fiber is very filling. By eating more fiber you will find yourself full sooner. This feeling of fullness will last a long time as well.
8. Wait 20 minutes between servings
Your brain takes at least 20 minutes to register that you're full. By waiting that long, you'll give your brain a chance to realize that you don't really need any more food.
9. Cheat on your diet
One thing I always make my clients promise is that they will cheat on their diet. The only thing I ask that they do is to cheat ONLY when they have planned to cheat. By planning when you are going to eat the foods you crave, you take back control of your eating habits. This way you no longer "give in" to your cravings. You "reward yourself" for sticking to proper nutritional habits. Do this once or twice a week and you will feel far more in control of your eating.
10. Eat an apple before dinner
This will very effectively blunt your appetite without adding too many calories to your daily diet.
If you follow even just a few of these 10 easy tips in the long term, you will start losing fat the easy way...without even trying!
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