Fat Loss: Tips and Mistakes

17 January 2020

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Losing fat is the ultimate goal for those who are looking to lose weight. However, it can be hard to decide what you should be doing and what you shouldn’t be doing with all the advice and myths that are out there. In order to properly lose weight, be sure to remember these fat loss tips.

10 Fat Loss Tips

For those who are looking to lose fat, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Eat a diet that is high in protein and full of soluble fiber for the best results in feeling full and not overeating.
  2. Avoid stress, as stress is something that can make the fat stick around.
  3. Avoid drinking alcohol which is high in sugars, leading to more fat to stick to the body.
  4. Cut back on those refined carbs.
  5. Be sure to do cardio exercises as this helps to melt the fat away.
  6. Consider adding apple cider vinegar to your diet that has been shown to help with fat loss.
  7. Cut back on cooking with oils. If you must use oil consider switching to coconut oil which has less fat.
  8. Cut back on sugary foods which can lead to fat to stick around and other health issues related to sugar intake.
  9. Do consider doing some lifting exercises to help build your muscle, which melts fat faster.
  10. Trans fat is bad, so be sure to avoid this as much as possible.

8 Fat Loss Mistakes

The above fat loss tips can help you in losing the fat that you have accumulated, but there are several mistakes that you will want to avoid that many believe to be true, but really do not help in your fat loss journey.

  1. Eating less calories, but not adding in a workout.
  2. Paying attention to the scales rather than the inches that you may be burning.
  3. Eating nothing but protein, as the excess protein can get put into the body as fat. Find out what you should be eating and stick with the recommended amount.
  4. Thinking that fruit juice is great for you...it’s not! It's full of sugar which does not help your fat loss.
  5. Fasting and then overeating. There is a ton of research that shows intermittent fasting may help, but you need to do this wisely.
  6. Not getting enough sleep! This is a must in order to lose fat. If you are doing everything else properly and not sleeping, don’t expect to get results.
  7. Not switching up your workout. Doing the same thing day in and day out is going to burn you out on your fat loss journey.
  8. Giving into that feeling of being too tired to workout. This is a curse that many people deal with and it is a huge fat loss mistake.

Knowing these mistakes and these fat loss tips will ensure that you lose the weight that you have always wanted to lose.

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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