Hands down the key to any successful fat loss journey will be 1) diet and 2) exercise. In general, diet will be the biggest factor in reshaping the body. Diet alone, although it will take more time, is enough to lose fat. When restructuring your diet for fat loss, one should aim to make the new diet more health-focused, including ample veggies and some fruit.
A key point when it comes to changing your diet for fat loss is to pay attention to your calories; you need to be aware of how many calories you are consuming daily. Since you will be reducing the number of calories you eat, it is imperative that the calories you do consume are voluminous and nutritious. Veggies, whether cooked or raw, are nutrient dense and low calorie; eating a lot of veggies (let’s say 8oz) will take up a massive amount of space in your stomach, making you feel full, while also improving overall health markers. If you are the person who will have a diet that is predominantly lean cuts of meat, lots of veggies, and some fruits, be aware that you may need to eat more meals per day than before; fruits and veggies are low in calories and the lean cuts of meat are predominantly a protein source and will not provide energy to get through your day. Although you want to reduce overall calories, reducing them too low can prevent you from or make it unnecessarily difficult to lose fat or weight.
Once a nutrient dense, low-calorie diet is in place, weight training and cardio training can and should be implemented to accelerate fat loss. Whether man or woman, everyone should be using both to see faster results. Building muscle, by tearing muscle fibers when you lift weights, is metabolically expensive; the calories and protein from your diet will be prioritized to repair muscle fibers, increasing the likelihood of your body using body fat for daily energy needs. Cardio training (running, swimming, biking, boxing, Zumba, or anything else that gets you breathing hard for an extended period of time) burns calories as you do it and is generally good for you heart, circulatory system, and lymphatic system. The combination of diet, weight training, cardio training, and consistency is honestly all you need to body the results you desire.
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