Losing Weight The Right Way


Summary

The number one question we get in the gym is not how to burn fat but rather how to lose weight and keep it off once it’s gone. Today’s article will show you five proven steps, all of which are free and which anybody can apply right now.


The number one question we get in the gym is not how to burn fat but rather how to lose weight and keep it off once it’s gone. Today’s article will show you five proven steps, all of which are free and which anybody can apply right now.

In a world where hype is king we all get misled at some point by celebrity gossip magazines claiming we can all lose five stones in a week without going to the gym, or bodybuilding magazines claiming a new supplement is going to help you build muscle in your sleep. This causes disappointment, depression and ultimately no results.

It’s our job to get folks out of that mentality and ensure they stop believing that it’s impossible to reach their target bodyweight. That false belief creates yo-yo dieters and they get nowhere. If you’re ready to ditch that loser mentality, let’s do that right now. [youtube:8oGRMaqPfdk;Personal trainer Russ Howe PTI explains [link:how to lose weight] effectively.;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oGRMaqPfdk&feature=related]

The following five rules will help you get started right away:

1) Use a calorie deficit to your advantage. You guessed it, this is the staple rule of any diet and it basically means cutting your daily calories down. The trick is, where so many go wrong in fact, cutting down gradually until you hit your target rather than suddenly halving your food intake and forcing your body into starvation mode.

2) Consume more protein to hang on to your muscle. You may be thinking ‘but I want to lose weight, not build muscle’, right? The truth is no matter what your goal is you certainly don’t want to be losing muscle. When you cut your calories your body will look to do this, combat it by increasing protein as you drop fats and carbs.

3) Protein is perfect for a snack. When looking at carbohydrates, fats and protein you may be shocked to realize that protein has the least impact on fat storage of all three. That’s right, so next time you fancy a snack you should look towards something lean with plenty of protein. Think fish, chicken, a quick meal replacement shake…

4) Prepare your daily snacks. A firm favorite technique with those in the know, this simply requires you to take a few small containers in your bag to work. Ensure each container is small so you cannot fit a big meal into it, just a fifty or one hundred calorie light snack. The number one place people fall off their diet unintentionally is at work, when they’re just starting a long shift and are feeling tired. This will help you miss the vending machine altogether and if you ensure your snacks are protein rich sources too you’ll get an astonishing leg up with your fat loss as well.

5) Taking a day off from your diet is a great way to prolong results. You read that correctly! Have you ever done a weight loss plan where you felt like you were punishing yourself, living on ‘rabbit food’ and avoiding everything you like? If so, where did it lead you? If you are like most people it led you directly to falling off the wagon and reaching ‘I’ll start over next month’ territory.

It is only one day and the positives far outweigh the negatives. You may add some bad calories but ultimately this will help you stick to a diet for far longer than you ever have previously, so there is no issue. You should not feel as if you are punishing yourself just for wanting to build a better body, so do not.

While we all like the idea of losing weight instantly we all know it’s silly and, deep down, we also know that gradual weight loss is the way to go if you are looking to actually keep it off once it’s gone, as opposed to piling it all back on and more like so many do. The five points above will help you a lot. Apply them starting tomorrow and you will be blown away by the results.

Writer: Russ Howe is a qualified and much followed Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor. If you are lost with your diet, be sure to watch your free video guide to how to lose weight today.