How to lose fat
Losing weight is on the main worries for anyone who wants to get back into shape. But instead of focusing on how long it will take to lose weight, there are other considerations to make.
Let’s make a vital point clear right away.
When the calories you take on by eating or drinking are more than those you burn – via physical exercise for example – there will inevitably be an increase in weight.
Finding the right diet and the necessary balance for our bodies through physical exercise is extremely important.
Often we tend to adopt excessively low-calorie diets, or even worse, restrictive diets with very limited choices, united with super-intense exercise in order to lose weight faster.
By undertaking such measures the body will lose weight not only fat, but also muscle tissue and liquids.
In order to eliminate only fat, our diet and physical activity need to be balanced in an optimal way.
Let’s take a look for a moment at the differences between a low-calorie diet and a ketogenic diet.
The differences between low-calorie and ketogenic diets
How should we eat in order to lose fat? There are varying points to take into consideration when choosing which diet to follow:
- A low-calorie diet: this eating style simply means that you take on fewer calories than those you required by your body. You need to eat balanced portions, eating carbohydrates on alternate days, of meat and fish together with pulses and vegetables.
- A ketogenic diet: this diet involves the complete elimination of carbs from the diet, which are held responsible for fat accumulation, and the consumption instead of good fats and proteins – which balance blood insulin levels. Most of all meat and fish are on the menu, with just oil as a dressing and lots of vegetables.
To get results from a low-calorie diet you need lots of patience, and will begin to see results after a few months, whilst a ketogenic diet will give you results in just a few days.
Also it is worth pointing out that a ketogenic diet is an extra weapon for those carrying fat deposits, which are so damaging to the body.
Top tips for losing fat
If your goal is to improve your general health, or simply to lose some fatty weight, over and above diet and exercise follow this advice too:
- Sleep more: going to bed earlier and setting the alarm to gain a few extra minutes in bed can help you increase your rate of fat burn and prevent weight gain. Remember that lack of sleep can contribute to hormonal highs and lows which may affect hunger levels and your appetite.
- Don’t worry about fatty foods: increasing the consumption of fats can help you to prevent weight increase, above all in a ketogenic diet where it is used as a source of energy.
- Drink at least a litre of water a day because it will help you overcome hunger pangs, or alternatively have a milk protein drink such as the Banana Split flavour drink.
Losing fat is not such a simple feat, and requires patience to ensure you balance your diet, physical exercise and achieve the fine-tuning of our tips. But once achieved, you will feel hugely proud of yourself.