Almost all people try in the summer to make their tanned bodies look even more perfect. Those who regularly visit the gym are well aware of what needs to be done in order to bring their body into excellent shape; and for everyone else, there are several rules that you need to follow in order to get rid of excess fat.
Train your muscles!
Why get rid of excess fat? To make your body look healthier and more attractive, right? But you're not going to just get rid of excess fat and lose weight. Despite the fact that cardio exercises can burn extra calories, they are completely useless for strengthening muscles. And too many cardio exercises with insufficient calories can weaken the body.
It really comes down to a simple equation. If you consume fewer calories than burns out in the process of daily life, then you can get rid of excess fat. This is precisely the determining factor for success in weight loss. However, do not get carried away with this idea and starve yourself. You need to reduce the amount of excess calories, but only to the level that your body needs for healthy functioning.
Many people tend to overestimate the amount of calories burned, so it is strongly recommended that you give up guesswork and keep an appropriate diary. Record your calorie intake and gradually reduce it by 500 calories per day. During the fight against excess calories, it is necessary first of all to abandon the calories obtained during the use of unhealthy foods (fast foods) and snacks in between meals.
Fats are our friends
Healthy fats such as animal fats, coconut oil, nuts and avocados support optimal testosterone levels and suppress hunger, thereby increasing the effect of training. It is impossible to achieve outstanding results without eating enough healthy fats.
Avoid carbohydrates and artificial trans fats. Carbohydrates increase insulin levels, and trans fats are known to cause heart disease.
Eat more protein
Most people find it hard to believe, but protein is also a decisive factor in determining the degree of success in losing weight. Let me explain why this happens.
First, protein needs more energy to digest, so the digestive system works more intensively, burning an increased amount of calories. Secondly, eating foods high in protein creates a feeling of satiety, and this in turn leads to a reduction in the amount of food that is consumed in between meals.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is vital for the healthy functioning of the body. Studies show that people with impaired sleep patterns usually develop obesity because lack of sleep leads to an increase in the level of cortisol, which provokes the accumulation of fat. And to top it off: sleep deficiency also negatively affects the body's production of growth hormone.
Did these tips help you get the most out of your workouts? Do you know anything else that could help? Share your opinion in the comments!