Is losing weight easy? For most people who have struggled with being overweight, the answer to that question is no. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and hard work to burn just one pound of fat. So, why do the majority of people fail? The problem has less to do with motivation and dedication and more to do with RESULTS. Nothing kills someone’s motivation more than the lack of results.
While losing fat takes work, the good news is that anyone can do it, and in fact, it doesn’t have to be a complicated process. To put it simply, it’s basically a number game.
Tip 1: Monitor Calories Like A Checking Account:
It takes burning 3,500 calories to lose one pound of fat. For someone looking to lose 2 lbs of body fat a week, the treadmill alone will not cut it. A combination of resistance and cardiovascular training, along with a strict diet and proper supplementation, is proven the most effective combination. Let’s begin with nutrition.
Tip 2: You Cannot Go To The Gym Enough To Out Train A Bad Diet:
The first step is to determine the proper calorie range. There are many tools online to aid in this. Based on various factors such as age, weight and activity level, a recommended daily amount is given. Only use this as an estimate. Record everything consumed for 2 weeks, being sure to remain 500 calories under the given maintenance amount. Two weeks will be enough time to assess how the body will react to the test range, allowing small adjustments until the desired weekly results are obtained. A daily deficit of only 500 calories is reasonable for most people and results in 3,500 calories burned, or better put, 1 pound of fat loss per week, without breaking a sweat. Nutrition is the most important part by far. Now to the fun part, training!!
Tip 3: Train Hard And Smart
Combining functional training with circuit training results in something called E.P.O.C (Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) E.P.O.C results in a slight increase to the metabolism that can last for up to 36 hrs after training. The number of calories burned from an intense workout, compared to a slower-paced one, can add up. Come into the gym on a mission! During 45 minutes of intense circuit training, one can burn 400-700 calories or more, due to the recovery process. Resistance training 5 days a week can burn anywhere between 2000-3500 calories or better put, ANOTHER LB OF FAT. The greater the intensity, the more fat loss.
Tip 4: Supplements Are Used To Supplement, Not As The Solution
The use of quality supplementation can play a helpful role in any exercise routine. The first thing to look for when choosing a product is quality. The truth is, amazing results are EARNED through hard work, dedication, and sacrifice in the kitchen. That being said, supplements can definitely play an important part when the other aspects of training are dialed in.