Brad Gouthro is a certified trainer, author and producer of various several workout programs and DVDs. In this video he shares some of the most amazing weight loss tips that can help lose that stubborn body fat. One thing that you need to keep in mind is that weight loss is a gradual process and even small changes in your diet and lifestyle can bring about a whole lot of change in your body weight. However, you need to be patient and consistent in your efforts.
So here are 8 amazing tips to lose weight:
1. Workout to Create a More Effective Calorie Deficit
The simple logic is that your lose weight when you burn more calories than you consume. Its simple math and anybody can understand this. Problem with most of the people is that they eat more calories than what they burn. This results in weight and fat gain.
A regular workout can help you burn a lot of calories. This can help boost your metabolism and also increase muscle. More muscle in your body is likely to burn more fat.
2. Focus in the Quality of Workout and Not the Quantity
How you workout plays a very important role in determining weight loss as well as building muscle. Isolation exercises such as biceps, triceps etc. are not supposed to be so effective for burning more fat.
Afterburn exercises such as squats, deadlifts, presses etc. are a perfect example of exercises that can help give a powerful boost to your metabolism. Quick and hit cardio workouts are a far better option as compared to running on treadmill for 90 minutes!
3. Try to Get Most of Your Calories from Proteins and Fat
If you are trying to lose weight, you must eat smart. Diet control is important but it is equally important to consume the right calories. Try to get most of your calories from proteins and fats rather than from sugary carbs.
Try to replace your sugar breakfast with a meat and nuts breakfast. While meat is a great source of proteins, nuts are rich in essential fats like Omega 3 Fatty acids that are required by your body for the production of anabolic steroid hormones like testosterone. However, you must try to consume a moderate amount of such fats. Overeating them can be counter productive.
A protein and fat breakfast can help keep you energy levels high throughout the day. It can also help you feel satiated so that you do not experience cravings for sugar rich foods. It’s important to note that its excess sugar that gets stored as fat in your body.
4. Stop Drinking Calories
One of the biggest mistakes a lot of people do is that they consume a lot of sodas and soft drinks through the day. Sodas, soft drinks and even fruit juices are rich in sugar and calories. They can make you pile up kilos very quickly. Try to drink a lot of water in place of such drinks. More often than not, when you feel hungry, your body requires more water.
5. Change Your Mindset
Living lean is a mindset. Don’t think of how you can lose weight by starving yourself. Try to make sustainable changes in your lifestyle that can help you stay lean and slim for all your life.
6. Cook Your Own Food
Food marketers do not worry about your health at all. Forget about packaged and junk food. Try to cook your own food so that you known how many calories you are consuming.
7. Learn the Basics of Nutrition
Invest some time in learning basics of nutrition and the micronutrients of your foods that include fish, meat, poultry, nuts, seeds, vegetables, eggs etc. You must know how much of these foods you must consume in order to stay lean and healthy.
8. Sleep Well
7-8 hours of peaceful sleep each night will help your body to rejuvenate, grow and recover. Poor sleep leads to food binges and can make you put on a whole lot of extra weight. Its also important to keep in mind that sleep deprivation can reduce human growth hormone secretion in your body, which can affect production of fat burning hormones too. So make it a point to hit the bed early, switch off all the distractions like you cell phone, ipad, TV etc. before you get to sleep.
I am sure if you follow these little tips, you would be able begin losing weight sooner than you can think of!