Ladies! Two main tips for effective fat loss.
Restricting all the foods you enjoy and doing endless hours of cardio will only ever get you so far. How long do you think you can keep that up for?
To get the best fat loss results we must focus on what we can do long term. Quick fixes don’t work.
We must ensure we have two things in place.
- We must be in a calorie deficit, this means we must be burning more calories than we consume over the course of the week. The most accurate way to do this is by tracking our nutrient intake and our bodyweight on a daily basis, myfitnesspal is a great app to use to track nutrient intake. Start by tracking your current intake and monitor the amount of calories your body is consuming on a daily basis. Every morning when you wake up, weigh yourself and record the weight down and track the average of the seven days and do this for two weeks. After two weeks, you will have the data from your nutrient intake and your average bodyweight. If your weight is more or the same, we must either increase the amount of expenditure or lower our calorie intake. If our weight has dropped then we will be in a deficit.
- Ensure we are lifting weights. Weights will not make you big or bulky unless you are in a calorie surplus (consuming more calories than you consume). Lifting weights will help you build muscle and get stronger, allowing you to burn more calories throughout the day and when you’re resting.
Of course there are more factors to consider when achieving fat loss results, but as long as you are consistent with these two you will achieve great fat loss results.