If you are looking to get rid of fat for good, then this article is indeed for you. While losing fat for some people hardly takes any time–completely getting rid of that unwanted fat, no matter how complex the process, usually begins with a personal decision to start and end well. In here you’ll find 5 ways to kiss all that body fat goodbye, for good with a focus on your kitchen lifestyle.
1. Change your lifestyle
As exciting as taking on a program to lose body fat might sound, you are unknowingly setting yourself up for failure simply because starting a fitness program automatically implies having an endpoint, and has been the main reason most people tend go back to their previous habits.
The best way to lose fat and keep it off, is by simply making changes that you can live with indefinitely. Avoid over-restricting calories, and most of all, find an exercise program that challenges you, and offers sufficient variety so that you can maintain it for as long as possible.
2. Drink more water
Studies have proven that water is the medium in which most cellular activities take place, including the transportation and burning of fat. Also, drinking plenty of calorie-free water makes you feel full and eat less. For best outcomes, drink at least 1 ounce of water per 2 pounds of body-weight a day.
3. Consume fewer calories than you burn
To figure out how many calories you burn a day, calculate your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)—the number of calories you burn daily doing routine activities, not including formal exercise—using this formula: RMR = body-weight (in pounds) x 13.
Next, determine how many calories you burn through exercise—a half-hour of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise burns around 350 calories in the average man, and a half-hour of lifting burns around 200. Add your RMR to the calories you burn in the gym, and keep your daily calorie consumption below that total.
4. Reduce starchy carbs
The consumption of starchy foods, such as potatoes, rice, pasta and breads (especially at one sitting), provides your body with more than it needs for energy and glycogen stores. And studies have proven that anything left over will be stored as fat.
However, you don’t have to completely do away with starchy carbs, but you should really try to cut back on them when trying to shed body fat. Your total starch servings per day should be about 3-5, where a serving size is one cup of pasta, rice or sliced potatoes and nothing more.
5. Eat a full balanced diet
Since you’ll be engaging in some physical exercises, your body will definitely need nutrients to rebuild itself. That means you’ll have to avoid just catching something quick on the run instead of eating a full meal, as it can negatively impact your workout, and everything else you do during the day. Be sure to eat sufficient amounts of protein (30-40 grams), a complex carbohydrate, like oatmeal, and a piece of fruit to start your day off right.