Are you tired of hitting the gym six days in a row and all in no vain because the results are unsatisfactory? Or are you someone who’s been dieting hard but the weighing machine just won’t move?
We have all been there and where most of us would agree weight loss is not easy, it certainly isn’t hard as well provided you are committed. Yes, commitment to your routine which includes both diet and exercise, one cannot be achieved without the other and hence explains why most of us are still where we left off.
Are you overloaded with fat-loss information? Certainly yes, provided we have so many “health experts” right around every corner of the street with their own health advice, yes your social circle, friends and relatives.
The tip here is to differentiate between information from misinformation and we are here to help you through that.
Weight and fat loss is a constant process that requires,
- Hard Work
Commitment to stick to your weight loss routine which requires hard-work and consistency to see visible results. Consistency is the key and so giving-up along the way is not an option.
What if we told you there are certain tricks through which you can double the effect of your fat loss routine? So let us take you down the road of six surprising fat-loss facts that can help you get the results you have been longing to see.
As cliché, as it may sound drinking water, can help you lose fat in no time. There’s a reason why that water challenge is so popular nowadays and a great way to detox your body.
We are not talking about juices, coffees, teas or anything else, just plain water. Water helps keep you hydrated and gives you energy in ways you may not have imagined. The greatest myth by far is you only drink water when you are actually thirsty.
Thirst is a sign that your body is extremely dehydrated and needs water immediately. You sometimes tend to confuse hunger with thirst as well and should consume water instead of having calories. Drinking water before every meal not only helps in fat loss but is also an effective way to increase water consumption and eat fewer sizes of meals since you are already filled up with water. Lack of water can cause low energy and dehydration causing you to gain weight and so increase the intake of this blessing.
If you have a disruptive or irregular sleeping pattern or don’t sleep enough then that’s one major reason why those diets are not paying off. Sleep has a lot to do with the fat loss process, more than you have ever imagined, and sometimes is the sole reason why you are putting on more weight.
Lack of sleep is associated with everything, from an increase in stress to disruptive eating habits all that aids in excess storage of fats. A minimum of eight hours of sleep is recommended and helps and can help you get back in shape in no time and so change your sleeping habits to promote fat-loss.
Your gym-time or the time you exercise matters a lot. If you are one of those people who have no specific set routine or timings it’s time to have one now.
We have two major reasons for that.
One, to get your body set a routine and get used to it.
And two is to start preparing itself once its time for the work-out. Your body works in a weird way, but once you set it into a routine it will help it make more sense and start acting like it. For example, you work-out five days a week and every day is a different time for you to workout, sometimes morning, sometimes evenings or late at night. Now, what are you doing to your body? It has a new routine everyday and hence your body is not able to give you the results that you want. When you set time say 6 in the evening every day, your body will start preparing itself for the workout before that giving you twice as effective results as before which brings us to our next point ‘routine’.
Set Routines and Stick to Them
As hard and boring as it may sound routines help you from the inside as well as outside. To get effective results set your dieting patterns as well as an exercise routine to help you lose fat. The idea is to control your body which can be effectively done through a set routine.
Having small five meals a day is way effective than having 2-3 meals a day and working out is effective as long as you are taking a healthy diet along. Hence, routine your eating patterns along with diet to get effective fat loss results.
Not All Fats are Bad, and Sugar is the Enemy
One major myth regarding fat-loss is that all fats are bad, but that is not the case. Fats like butter and cream and cheese can actually be fattening but avoiding them completely is not a smart choice, a smarter choice will be to consume low-fat alternatives of these products to have a more fulfilling diet and reduce cravings.
You don’t have to be too rigid or choosy when it comes to diets, a home prepared meal is the best of options. Good fats like coconut oil, avocado, fish oils or salmon, all help lose fat then gain it and so a greater consumption of healthy fats should be encouraged. Sugar here is the big culprit, where a bar of chocolate might not seem as too harmful or two teaspoons of sugar in the tea but however they are and the major reason for fat gain than loss.
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