How to lose fat in 3 simple steps
Want to lose fats? If your answer is yes, the commonest advice that you might probably get it start dieting or stop eating much. Well, how many us really know the difference between weight loss and fat loss. Or what is it exactly that we are seeking? You can lose fat in 3 simple steps.
First let’s get some facts right.
Losing weight simply means getting that number on the scale to indicate your decreasing gravity on your body. Can it ever be used to measure your fitness levels? No. Also one must keep in mind that losing weight is not synonymous with losing fat in the body. Losing weight means losing both fat as well as muscle from the system and that would eventually lead your body to breakdown at some point.
So the question is how to lose fat without wasting a single muscle because it is the muscle which imparts you the stamina and the strength to live a fit life. We have put it in three simple steps for you.
1.Save the muscle, eat more protein.
Our muscles store power-producing substances called the mitochondria in them. It is here that the fat is burned and energy is released. More the mitochondria in the body, more the metabolism of fat will take place to produce energy. Now how do you do that? Focus on the following dietary suggestions to increase your muscle mass.
Improve your protein-intake – sources include mutton, chicken, pork, fish such as tuna, anchovies, salmon, halibut, tilapia, shrimps, trouts etc. Eggs can also be consumed along with the yolk.
These food items are said to bolster the body metabolism up to 100 calories a day. The good news is higher protein also help restrict food cravings to a great extent. In time, it brings your binging tendencies to completely stop.
2.Curb your hunger-pangs, cut down starch & sugars!
Losing fat begins with minimizing sugar and starch intake in your body. More often than not, sugars/starch gets stored in the body as fat and the more we eat, its quantities increase. Absence of sugar consumption will curb your hunger pangs, thus making you eat lesser.
Cutting down on carbs is the best way to reduce starch intake. It has many other benefits such as lowering of insulin levels as well as water retention in your body.
Thus go for a restricted carb diet and you’ll never have to bother about weight loss. It is bound to happen.
Some low card vegetables include lettuce, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, cucumber, cabbage etc. For fat supplement during this phase, meals can be cooked in olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil or butter.
3.Develop a smart workout plan
Adding an extra meal when you feel hungry should not be avoided at all.
Developing a demand in the body for energy, in fact more than you require at the moment is the one of the best ways to intensify active tissue in the body. Thus working-out in a mix regimen of cardio and strength training is the best way to ensure increased production of fat-burning mitochondria in the system.
Both muscle and mitochondria need fat to remain active and hence exercising is the best way to put body on an auto-pilot mode.
Thus it is fat loss over weight loss which benefits us more. It not only improves fitness in the body but also delays ageing and greatly brings down the risk of diseases.
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