How to lose weight – the simple way
When fat builds up around your internal organs, it can inhibit them from functioning properly. It can also lower your immune system, making it more likely that you will get sick and increasing your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions. Read on for the tips that fit healthy women swear by to get rid of stubborn fat.
There's truth to the classic philosophy that losing weight is all about calories in vs. calories out. The best way to increase your calorie burn, and to keep your body healthier overall, is to get physical exercise. Strength training is key to keeping your body strong, but the real way to torch fat is through aerobic exercise, that is, anything that gets your heart rate up. If you don't like to run, you don't have to spend hours on the treadmill. The best exercise to do is the one you enjoy most. This could be swimming laps, taking group exercise classes, playing a sport, or even running around after your kids. Aim for at least half an hour most days of the week.
Load Up on Protein
When you exercise, your body needs plenty of protein to rebuild your muscles and give you more energy for your workouts. Not only that but most proteins (chicken, fish, lean beef) are low in fat and require more energy for your body to digest than processed foods, carbs, and sugars. When you fill your body up with high-quality foods, it is better able to burn off unwanted fat for energy. Make your protein part of a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables to get the greatest benefits.
Don't Crash Diet
Many people make the mistake of virtually starving themselves when trying to lose weight. However, this is one of the worst things you can do when trying to get rid of fat. When your body is not getting enough calories, it switches to "survival mode," essentially lowering your metabolism to conserve the energy stores (fat) that you currently have. This is the opposite effect of what you want! It's fine to limit your calories a bit, but don't restrict yourself too much. Fill up on nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables to keep your energy levels up without consuming too many calories.
Get Plenty of Sleep
We all know that getting enough sleep has numerous benefits for our bodies and minds, and reducing fat is one of them. When you don't get enough sleep, your body produces higher levels of stress hormones, which contribute to your body holding onto excess fat. On the contrary, getting a full night's sleep (about 8 hours) lowers your stress levels and allows your body to burn that fat for energy. Try going to bed just 15 minutes earlier each night until you reach the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night.
Join Fit Healthy Women at Holmes Place
Here at Holmes Place, we have created fitness clubs that are more than just gyms. We have all the fitness equipment you need to keep your body in top shape, all in a luxurious environment that will make you feel great about working out.