Lifestyle change is key to fat loss

Ryan Donohue, owner of Fitness Formation.
Ryan Donohue, owner of Fitness Formation.

This week’s column covers some of the key factors that you need to have in place when fat loss is your goal.

Recent research has found that we spend almost 32 years of our lives dieting. It also found that we are some of the biggest spenders in the world on healthy foods, yet we are classed as one of the most obese nations.

People often think that long term fat loss is as simple as eating the right foods. It will stand you in good stead, but it is a lifestyle change that will get yo to where you really want to be.

Here are some helpful tips to get on the right track.

Lifting weights will help you to burn calories when at rest, and even when you are asleep.

Resistance training should make up the core of your program, if you want long term improvements and to see a real change to your body shape.

Regardless of whether you are male or female, you really need to get on this.

You cannot out train a bad diet. It’s as simple as that.

Nutrition is the key element to you achieving results, and getting the rewards that your endeavours in the gym really deserve.

Eat more lean meats, fish and poultry. Eat more greens. Eat more whole grains. Eat less refined foods. Eat less sugary foods. Drink less alcohol. Drink more water. Move more. It’s not rocket science.

Exercise intensity will help to increase your metabolic rate. Make sure you make the best use of your workout time, and focus on form. Keep your rest periods short between exercises, sets or rounds.

Keep track of what you are eating. It will help you to keep an accurate control of your daily calorie intake.

A fantastic and free tool to use is the My Fitness Pal app.

It’s an outstanding app that you can use when you are out and about or at home. You can document everything, and it contains millions of foods, and ingredients. Use it on the go to keep up to date when you’re out, and about.

There you have it. Some methods to help you on your fat loss journey.

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