Here are 5 tips to help you lose fat and KEEP IT OFF in 2019.
Track Your Intake
The most important factor for losing fat is creating a caloric deficit (that is, burning more calories than you consume). Counting your calories and macros will not only help you create that deficit, it will give you a much better idea of what you’re actually eating on a daily basis. Download MyFitnessPal and get to tracking.
Prepare Your Meals
Meal prep makes life (and losing weight) easier. Eating out for every meal, even when you’re trying to be “healthy”, sets you up for constant temptation and mindless calories. Set aside a few hours per week to prepare your food to take all of the day-to-day guessing out of it.
Strength Train 3x Per Week
Strength training is the best way to transform your body. Not running. Not cycling. Not OrangeTheory.
Three training sessions per week is more than enough to build some solid muscle and accelerate the fat burning process.
Be More Active Throughout the Day
Activity throughout the day is the most underrated and overlooked aspect of fat loss. Thirty minutes of cardio can only do so much when you sit on your ass for 10+ hours per day. Download a Pedometer app and shoot for 10,000 steps per day (it’s actually a lot), take regular walking breaks at work, and consider switching to a standing desk.
Ditch the Scale
Weighing yourself on the scale can be a decent indicator of fat loss progress, but it can also be the cause of a ton of unnecessary stress and anxiety. If you have an unhealthy relationship with the scale, toss it. Instead, look to other very important measures of progress, such as how you feel throughout the day, how your clothes fit, how you perform in the gym, and how you look in the mirror.