Chances are you’re reading this because you’re dissatisfied with your body composition and you want to work towards a change.
Here is a list of 5 principles you should follow in order to lose fat:
1. Drink Only Water and don't drink Soda
Soda and diet soda are loaded with sugar and it is easy to drink in a short period of time.
Drinking water helps boost your metabolism, cleanse your body of waste, and acts as an appetite suppressant. Also, drinking more water helps your body stop retaining water, leading you to drop those extra pounds of water weight.
2. Eat More Protein and Eat 20-30 Grams with Breakfast
The main reason I like this is that diets high in protein help improve satiety. You can go longer without feeling hungry. This will automatically work as a calorie control method for you to help reduce the amount of food you eat. Getting a high protein breakfast is an easy way to knock off a big chunk of your protein requirement for the day. It’s an also an easy way to start your day off with a win.
3. Make Sure to Consume Vegetables with Every Meal
Eating vegetables with meals helps to boost your satiety, and the fiber will help to keep you going for number-2 regularly. It’s also much harder to eat 200 calories worth of mixed vegetables (the equivalent of almost six cups) than it is to eat two ounces of cheese or half a candy bar.
Start with a single large handful of vegetables with every meal.
4. Get Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep can lead to lowered glucose tolerance, increased cortisol, lowered leptin (the satiety hormone which helps to regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger), and higher levels of ghrelin (the hunger hormone which increases appetite).
Sleep isn't a luxury. It’s as crucial for your health as diet and exercise.
Most adults need between 7.5 and 8.5 hours of sleep per 24-hour period to function optimally.
5. Be Active
Introduce movement into your daily activity. Take short walks, wash the car, keep the house looking clean, and then when you are ready to introduce more exercise. Incorporate exercise in your daily routine and you will feel more positive and energetic.
Losing fat isn't easy, but it can simple. If you're able to create the correct systems and follow the above principles you'll be able to see dramatic results within a few weeks.