With Summer more or less beginning, the sun shining and it starting to become exceptionally warm up and down the Country, people are rapidly starting to panic that they are ‘unprepared’ physically for the weather.
Given the circumstances and restrictions most of the world has been placed under over the last 12+ months it is no surprise that a lot of unhealthy habits (particularly regarding food) have made their way back in to peoples lifestyles.
Globally, 35.82% of people reported they gained weight during the pandemichttps://runrepeat.com/quarantine-15-weight-gain-study
This post has not been created in order to slander anybody or to make anyone feel guilty for any choices they may have made in the middle of a pandemic.
But rather to assist you in lose any extra calories you may have put on.
Everybody reacted in whichever way they thought was most appropriate at the time.
There is absolutely no point in beating yourself up about it or sitting around complaining, when you can actually do something about it right now.
Here are the 5 best tips for accelerated fat loss, so you can feel more confident going into the Summer months ahead.
Cut Out Any Liquid Calories
Any calories that you are consuming in liquid form are unnecessarily being used when there are plenty of alternative, zero calorie substitutes with almost an identical flavour.
If you do like to consume alcohol, then you do not necessarily need to consume lager or beer which are high in calories compared to say a Gin & Tonic.
If it is fizzy drinks then simply choose a diet option or a zero sugar drink which you can still get the fizzy taste from, without the added sugar and calories.
Better still, switch to water.
It will not only satiate you and make you feel more full but will also be the healthiest, calorie free alternative to any other drink on the planet.
Calculate Your Calories
If you know how many calories you need to consume each day, with a target in mind then you are less likely to overeat.
If you haven’t done this before I explain the simplest method and break it down into easy steps HERE.
All you need to do is work out how many calories you need to eat per day and stick to it. It is that simple.
No fancy diet.
No messing around.
Just hit the target and do not go over it. Throw exercise into there as well, and you will soon start to recognise those changes.
Consume More Protein
A high protein diet has a whole host of benefits, with one of its main characteristics being how it can aid you with fat loss.
High protein is often associated with bodybuilding and whilst this is true, it is not only these guys that can benefit from this method of nutrition.
I have written a full article on Benefits of a High Protein Diet which you can find HERE which goes into much more detail.
Walk For At Least 30 Minutes Per Day
Walking is the most underrated form of exercise in modern day life.
People would much prefer a much more complex workout than makes them feel better rather one that actually works.
Walking 30 minutes a day can burn around 150-200 calories.
This soon adds up over a week (1050-1400 calories).
Walking does not cost a thing. All it requires is you, a bit of effort to put your trainers on and walk around the block.
You will not find an easier form of exercise to lose weight.
Lift Weights At least 3 Times Per Week
Resistance training is the cornerstone and foundation to any healthy individual on the planet.
Without resistance training, you will almost certainly be lacking in muscle mass.
The higher your muscle mass, the quicker your body burns fat when you are resting.
Whether you are asleep, sitting around or just relaxing. If you have a high muscle mass then your body will literally burn more calories just for being alive and breathing.
Gain muscle, lose fat.
If you are looking for some FREE workouts to do from home then follow this link:
This will lead you directly to my Free Bodyweight Muscle Building Programme which can be done from the comfort of your own home.
Lifting weights is not purely for egotistical purposes, but has an important function in the role of a healthy lifestyle.
If you are under 60 and are not actively looking to build or maintain muscle, then you are missing out on fulfilling your potential.
These are all relatively straight forward tips which you can get started on right now.
Summer will arrive quickly and go again.
Do not wait until tomorrow to start becoming a better you.