No one is perfect, even though we all strive to be, and sometimes we don’t care which road we will take to get to the goal. It can be tough and exhausting to get in shape, and people forget that it’s a process rather than a product, and that it simply can’t be reached overnight. Understandably, not eating anything will soon make you look thinner, and consequently ruin your health, perhaps even permanently. You should approach the matter of weight loss carefully, and steadily work your way up.
Take in fewer calories
This is simple: if you eat les calories and keep doing the same activities, you body will be spending more of that stored fat and you will lose weight quickly. Sadly, this advice can be misinterpreted, and people end up eating barely anything so their bodies can burn fat more effectively. This has the exactly opposite effect, your body will be traumatized thinking that you don’t have anything to eat and next time you eat a proper meal, it will all be stored at once in case you ‘run out of food’ again. The best thing to do is to eat low-calorie food instead. There are some delicious low-calorie snacks which are going to make you feel full and not burden your body with extra fat.
Indulge your cravings
Moving away from all your bad habits and not allowing your ravings to overpower you is a good thing, is shows the strength of your will and dedication to your goal. Nevertheless, if you stop indulging your cravings altogether, it can make you feel miserable and sad, and you might lose will to stick to your diet altogether. This is why you should allow yourself to eat some chocolate or two slices of pizza form time to time, but be careful not to push it, two slices of pizza are enough, you don’t have to eat the whole thing.
Workout on an empty stomach
Stubborn fat on your belly and thighs sticks there because blood flow in these areas is reduced. There is a research which shows that training in a fasted state is a great way to lose belly fat since blood flow in the abdominal region gets increased when you’re in a fasted state. This does not mean that you should starve yourself before you workout; on the contrary, that move can lead to muscle breakdown. This means that you should wait at least two hours after your meal before you hit the gym.
Watch glycemic index of your food
If you can, pay special attention to the glycemic index (GI) of the foods you’re eating. GI gives a measure of how quickly your blood sugar levels rise after you’ve eaten certain food. It also estimatesjust how much will each gram of carbs raiseyour blood glucose level after you’ve eaten the food. The lower the number, the better your blood sugar and insulin levels are. Low-glycemic foods are better for you, your weight, and overall health, so pay attention to GI of your favourite food.
When setting your goal, it is only natural that you set the bar high and work hard on your way to it. Nevertheless, this also means that you will not be paying attention to smaller changes you’re going through, and overlook good things happening to your body. Set yourself realistic goal, and once you get there, set yourself another one, this time higher. This is the right way to get the best possible results and enjoy the process of weight loss along the way.