Losing Body Fat – Top 10 Things NOT to do
Losing body fat is a challenge. So, if you’ve been hitting sessions with your personal trainer, have reduced your calories but you’re still feeling like you’re not losing body fat, then there are a few changes that you could make toyour daily routine to say “goodbye” to that fat.
Don’t drink your calories Avoid all sugary and calorific drinks and top yourself up with water, and unsweetened tea and coffee.
Don’t skip meals Eat at regular times so that your body’s metabolism is ticking over. Eating regularly also prevents you reaching for a quick bite of some junk food later in the day.
Don’t snack Sticking to regular meal times and giving your body the nutrients that it needs means your body has enough time to digest food and burn fat.
Don’t stay up late When you don’t have enough sleep, your body’s blood sugar levels are higher and this results in feeling hungrier. Get a bedtime routine going, and you’ll see a noticeable difference in your energy levels.
Don’t focus on carbs For decades we’ve been told carbohydrates are an important part of a balanced diet, but the truth is, if you want to lose fat, reducing your carbs will work wonders. Begin by cutting out bread, rice and pasta and see what a difference this makes.
Don’t work out without a plan Not every person can work out the same, and different exercises are more effective for some than others. However, if you have a particular goal you want to achieve then really plan your workouts. Bicep curls every day are no good if you want to work on your abs!
Don’t forget to prepare Prep those meals and prep those training sessions so that when it actually comes to leaving for the gym or eating dinner, everything is already done for you.
Don’t do workouts you hate Find something that you love so that you don’t give up. Whether it’s joining a tap class or signing up to abseiling lessons, you need to love what you do to stay motivated.
Don’t reward yourself with food Again, if you prepare a protein and nutrient rich meal for after your workout you won’t be tempted to justify a trip to that pastry shop that you know you should be avoiding…!
Don’t put off what you can do now! It’s so common to hear “I’ll start the diet/workout plan on Monday” but Monday rarely ever comes. Stop kidding yourself and plan out your daily routine and meals. Once this is done, you can focus on living your life and having fun.