Weight loss is fairly simple because when you break it down it’s just all about burning more calories than you eat or drink. However, without doing the right things weight loss can become very difficult and frustrating as you may already experienced. Now if you find yourself struggling with weight loss here are 5 key methods to help you reach your goal weight:
Drink A LOT Of Water
Drinking enough water for weight loss is often overlooked, but it is extremely important because your body is 70% water and without drinking enough weight loss becomes very hard. Water promotes normal bowel function/digestion, adds moisture to your skin to prevent stretch marks when gaining muscle mass, energizes your muscles and flushes toxins/impurities from your body. Furthermore, it helps to avoid injury when training because when you lose fat you also lose some of the fat cushion that helps protect your joints. So drinking plenty of water will cushion your joints.
Another reason why you should drink a lot of water is because many feelings of hunger is actually caused by dehydration, even if you don’t think you’re dehydrated drinking some water before you eat anything will help fill your stomach up. This makes you feel fuller so that you eat less, aiding in your weight loss.
Carb cycling can help you lose weight fairly quickly because as you lower your calorie intake on your diet your metabolism will also become slower making it much harder for you to continue losing fat, so as you carb cycle the higher carb days will give your metabolism a boost back up allowing you to continuously burn fat at an efficient rate.
Do HIIT Cardio
If your not doing steady state cardio you should start with that first, but if you’re already doing that form of cardio it’s time to change it to HIIT. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) cardio is much shorter/more intense than the traditional steady state cardio and typically ranges from 10-20 minutes, it includes exercises such as the burpees, jumping squats and mountain climbers with much shorter rest periods normally less than 1 minute between each set.
The reason why HIIT cardio is so effective for weight loss is because it will make your body burn calories even after the workout is done. This will make your daily caloric deficit become larger so that you can keep losing weight without eating less food.
Try Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting will help you with your weight loss because if done correctly it promotes human growth hormone production, which helps your body burn fat, build muscle and slow aging processes. It also regulates your ghrelin levels, the hormone that makes you feel hungry so that you’ll eat less.
If your not weighing yourself everyday it becomes very difficult to tell how much weight you’ve actually lost because your weight fluctuates everyday due to a large number of factors. By stepping on the scale every morning you will have a conscious number of your current weight in your mind throughout the day so that if you gain a pound or two one day you’ll feel obligated to eat less the following day, ensuring that you lose weight in the long run.
By following 2-3 of the methods mentioned above you will find that weight loss becomes much easier to achieve. However, if you still find yourself struggling with weight loss even after following 2-3 of the methods in this article leave a comment below about it and I’ll be sure to give you a solution.