These days we are all looking for ways to find more time in the day for the activities we would like to do. Exercising seems to be one of those activities that continues to get pushed to the back burner. Unless we exercise and get a proper diet under our belt we can never hope to achieve our fat loss goals. Fear not though, because losing fat is not at all difficult.
The “secret”, which seems to be a popular term these days, to losing fat is not a secret at all. What you need is to get the right amount of nourishment and exercise. That’s it! You may be saying now wait a minute I know that, but do you know how much? You need to exercise more and eat more. Thats right, I said eat more, but intelligent eating is whats needed. You need to eat more nutrient-dense foods. this way you will consume less calories.
Although there are a lot of processed foods out there that claim to be healthy for you, they really contain little to no value when compared with the calories that are packed into them. If you want to feel fuller and satisfied longer, try to get over 50 percent of your calories from fresh fruits and vegetables. This will automatically decrease your calories intake, while the fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients go up.
If you don’t have a lot of time why not try some nutrition packed snacks like figs, dates, or raw cashews. As you begin to decrease your calories intake your muscles may begin to lose mass. The way to combat this is by engaging in weight bearing activity.
Strength training will improve bone density and build lean muscle, all while helping to trim the fat. Resistance training also burns calories for hours after you are finished. I love that. Start off with small steps. Don’t try to change over night because you most likely you didn’t gain that unwanted weight over night.