Everyone’s weight loss journey is different considering our unique body types, metabolism, eating habits and other lifestyle factors.
Experts say that in the first 4-6 weeks, we lose weight rapidly, but some may shed kilos more rapidly than others depending on the age, gender, and activity level.
In this article we give tips on losing fat the right way.
Most of the weight loss initially comes from carb stores, proteins, and water and to lesser extent body fat.
So here are steps to weight loss:
Set realistic goals: one can expect to lose weight more quickly initially but one should avoid going overboard in excitement.
Generally, extreme weight loss in a short amount of time isn’t the healthiest option for your body to go through.
It can also make maintaining your weight a lot harder in the long run. So try to set realistic goals and take things one kilo at a time.
Don’t cut your calories drastically: In order to lose weight, one should have fewer calories and exercise. However, cutting your calories too much can lead to greater loss of muscle rather than fat.
Instead, aim to moderately reduce the number of calories you consume per day to minimise muscle loss while still facilitating fat loss.
Start measuring and tracking your food: People tend to underestimate the amount of food they actually eat.
Two great ways to avoid this is to measure your portions and keep track of what you are eating. In addition to the calories, you may also want to monitor macronutrients like carbs, fat, and protein.
Fill up on healthy stuff first: You can reduce the number of calories you consume by eating more leafy greens like spinach, lettuce, fruits, vegetables, complex carbs including oatmeal, quinoa, barley, legumes, and rice, foods high in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, chia seeds, lean proteins such as chicken breast, cottage cheese, and a fewer sugar-sweetened products and beverages, processed meats, and fried food.
Eat plenty of protein: Protein is important for maintaining the muscle you have and supporting new muscle growth, especially when losing weight.
Eating plenty of protein with a reduced calorie diet without weight training may not help you gain muscle, but it will help you maintain muscle while increasing fat loss.
Exercise: Exercise is the most effective way to encourage fat loss rather than muscle loss. But try not to go overboard.
Working out too hard or too often can lead to a burnout.
Also, it can increase your risk of injury. So be sure to give yourself enough time to rest after each sweat session.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. Healthy Supplies Shop is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of healthy supplies shop and we do not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.