How do I lose Fat?
Losing weight is actually very simple. What is difficult is being motivated to lose weight. There are so many options for people to lose weight that it becomes confusion about what is the way to lose weight. Atkins diet, Zone diet, South Beach diet, Glycemic Index diet, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, the list goes on….
Every diet plan, weight loss plan boils to the simple principle of energy consumption. Whether you buy products or watch your diet yourself, ultimately what you need to do is control calorie intake. As long as your calorie intake is less than calorie burn, you will lose weight.
Is it weight loss or fat loss?
When we talk about losing weight, we really mean losing fat. Weight loss can be muscle, water (fluid), or fat. Your weight does not tell us how much fat or muscle do you have in your body. You can get a good measure of body composition by buying one of these Body Fat Monitor Scales. These scales provides you your body fat percentage. This is what we need to focus on.
Omron Body Fat Monitor and Scale
Escali High-Capacity Bathroom Scale with Body Fat/Body Water Monitoring (440lb / 200kg)
Tanita BC554 Ironman Glass InnerScan Body Composition Monitor Elite Series
Omron Full Body Sensor Body Fat and Body Composition Monitor
How do you lose fat?
As I mentioned earlier, it’s a simple law of energy intake and expenditure. Eating more than you are using means you gain weight. Burning more than your eating means you lose weight. Unfortunately the real outworking of this is not so simple.
There are 3 principles to keep in mind – Diet (Nutrition), Exercise (Cardiovascular & Weight lifting), and Motivation (Dedication). Even the perfect diet plan can fail if you cannot stick to it.
How is weight training help me lose fat?
Weight (or strength) training is very important to lose fat. A weight training workout boosts metabolism for the whole day and helps build lean muscle. Muscle is metabolically active – it needs fuel – and therefore helps you burn more calories all the time. If you are thinking about weight training – think on this:
Do I want my body to be strong and useful, or is my body only for people to look at?
Lifting weights makes your body strong and useful.