It’s one of the biggest problems of modern-day life (you don’t have to check the obesity statistics to see this in its full glory), and unfortunately it’s not going away anytime soon. From both a general health and aesthetics point of view losing fat is a big deal for millions of people – which is quite surprising when the equation to rid your body of it is actually quite simple.
We’re not going to bore you with the technicalities of the calories burned versus those consumed calculation. We all know it exists, but translating it into actionable advice is quite difficult.
Therefore, it’s that “actionable advice” that we are now going to turn to. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to shed your fat for good.
It’s not just about what you eat
According to Sono Bello, one of the main reasons patients check into their clinic with obesity-related problems is because they are stressed. Of course, this isn’t the only reason, but the correlation between stress and weight gain is plain for all to see – and there is scientific backing as well.
It has been found that higher stress levels result in increased cortisol. The upshot of this is that your appetite will be on the rise, while you are more likely to have abdominal fat.
As such, one of your primary tasks should be reducing that day-to-day stress. There are umpteen ways to achieve this, we’re not going to speculate, but you might be surprised at the overall effect to your waistline.
Resistance training can be your best friend
Something that seems to be drilled into a lot of our minds is that cardiovascular training is absolutely essential if we are to burn the dreaded fat.
Well, let’s put this myth to bed for good.
Sure, cardio training has its place, but to say that it has to be at the centre of all of your training in your quest to burn fat is a gross exaggeration. In actual fact, one of the best forms of training is with weights.
Weight training is something that can gradually increase your rate of metabolism through the course of the day, meaning that you will continue to burn calories hours and hours after your actual workout concluded.
None of us get enough sleep
Sleep might sound “lazy”, but used correctly it’s one of your most powerful weapons. Unfortunately, very few of us get anywhere near as much sleep as we really need.
Countless studies have shown that without sufficient sleep, your waistline is going to balloon. Not only that, but these very same studies have shown that most of the population don’t get anywhere near the right amount – which is thought to be in the region of eight hours per night.
The problem is heightened for those of you who train as well; your body doesn’t have enough time to recover and this just impacts your results no-end.