Most people probably have some excess fat that they’d just love to see the back of. Whether it’s on the stomach, legs, or arms, excess fat can make life a real pain. You need to make sure you wear clothes to flatter the excess fat, and you need to make sure you pose carefully for photographs. Perhaps you’ve already tried to get rid of this fat, or maybe this is the first time you’re attempting it. Whatever your situation, these little known tips will help.
Never Do Cardio for More Than 45 Minutes
Some people stay on the treadmill for hours. I get bored just watching them! The truth is, you should never do cardio for more than 45 minutes at a time. If you do, your body will begin to use your muscles as fuel, which will take away any tone that you have. Ideally, you’ll only do a session for 30 minutes. You can make this intense or steady, whatever you feel comfortable with.
Incorporate High Intensity Interval Training
High intensity interval training can be the best way to blast fat. The idea is that you go as hard as you can for around 30 seconds, before resting for 30 – 90 seconds. Repeat this 6-10 times. Most people like to do it with sprints, but some do it on a bike. Some even do it on the crosstrainer. Try different things to see what you like.
Focus on Strength with Resistance Training
As well as cardio, you need to focus on your strength with resistance training. Include bodyweight exercises as well as exercises using weights. Ideally, you’ll pick a heavy weight that allows you to keep proper form. You should find the exercise hard towards the end but not impossible. This helps you to build muscle – but not in the way you think. Women won’t build huge muscles like men. They’ll simply tighten up and get that defined look. In fact, the more muscle you have, the more fat you’ll burn while not doing anything at all! Focusing on this kind of training is one of the best ways to achieve healthy weight loss results. Just look for results on apps like Instagram if you’re unsure!
Enjoy Your Sessions
If you don’t enjoy your sessions, you won’t stick to them. Consistency is the key here, so enjoying them is important. Mix things up.
Drink More Tea
Green tea and even regular tea can give us a much needed health boost. Green tea is used by thousands of health professionals to help them achieve their goals.
Consume Plenty of Protein
Protein will help you to achieve your body goals as it feeds the muscle. Protein aids the muscle in repairing, so you keep everything you’ve built with your resistance training efforts. Of course you should also eat healthy amounts of fat and carbohydrates too. Keeping carbs low is a good idea to blast your fat efficiently, but don’t cut them out or starve yourself! Intermittent fasting is another method, but you need to do your research first.
Good luck and enjoy your fat loss journey!