It’s quite hectic when you’re on the weight loss program because you’ll come across tons of information about fitness. while one site say “this” the other says “that” in a way that sites contradicts each other and end up making you confuse.
To makes things much more simple, here are 6 basic principles that are just what you need for your wieght loss.Follow these principles and you’re assured of definitely seeing a difference in your weight.
1. Always stay hydrated
Water is an important component for weight loss. So try to have a bottle of water around at all times. Staying hydrated helps keep your metabolism in check. Your metabolism is what helps you burn up more calories throughout the day. To avoid peeing all the time, add a pinch of salt to your water.
2. Strength training is as important as cardio training
The truth is that you can’t lose weight without building muscles. So inasmuch as you’re during your regular cardio workouts daily, you should also remember not to leave out strength training. Don’t ever underestimate the importance of weight training.
3. Don’t try to out-train your bad diet
Many people make the mistake of eating anything they feel like and at the end still expect to lose weight efficiently, simply because they feel that they can put in an extra work in their workout routines.
The hard truth is that diet is as important as exercising if you want to reach your weight loss goals. The two go together.
4. Eat enough protein and fiber
Eating enough protein and fiber is an important component of an effective weight loss plan. There are so many different ways that you can add protein to your everyday diet. It could be simply adding eggs to your breakfast, or adding nuts to your early morning smoothie, or eating salmon, tuna or other fishes high in protein at lunch.
Foods high in fiber include beans, apples, pears, lentils, and avocados, to mention a few. You could also make a smoothie out of any of these foods. Or you could have them as snacks instead of the normal unhealthy junk snacks that are so readily available these days.
These foods will help you burn up more calories at rest, because unlike sugar and other foods, they take a while to get broken down. Another beautiful thing about these two foods is that they keep you feeling full for longer and thereby limit overeating.
5. Get enough sleep
Statistics have it that most of the obese people in the world today don’t get enough daily sleep. So you shouldn’t joke with your sleeping time at all. Try to have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily.
6. Don’t buy into the supplement hype
In as much as we would want to believe that there’s a magic pill out there, an instant weight burner that would just make us melt and grow lean all of a sudden, the reality is that most of the so-called fat burning supplements are very ineffective.
What most people fail to understand is that not everything that works on mice and rats can work efficiently on human beings. Apart from them not being effective, another reasons why you need to avoid these supplements is because they have side effects like insomnia for example.
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