How to Lose Fat
Before we talk about how to lose fat, its important to understand how & why we gain that fat on our bodies.
Basically, some fat in the body is essential to being healthy as it has its benefits, but a fat percentage in our body, above a certain level reverses its benefit on the body, causing weight gain and increasing inefficiency.
Firstly if you consume a large amount of high calorie foods in your diet (which are above your daily caloric requirements) then the excess calories get stored as fat, which keeps on accumulating over time.This happens regardless of whether you eat carbohydrates, protein, fat, regardless of whether it in junk food or nutritious food.
Your body can metabolize a certain number of calories in a day. If you continue to eat more than your caloric requirement then your body will automatically store the excess as fat.
Now, that we’ve talked about why your body gains fat, let’s discuss how you can lose that fat
Tips on How to Lose Fat
Eat Fiber: If you have a big appettite and can not do with small portions of food then you might include fiber rich food in your diet as it help you eat less, keeps you full and the calorie intake is less helping the body to burn the stored fat.
Protein rich food: Protein rich food takes longer to digest, so it helps keeping you feeling fuller for a longer time. Check on the portions intake as excess than the body requirement may get saved in your body as fat. Drink milk, eat beans, pulses and lean meats as good protein options.
Preload with water: Drink water half an hour before your meal as it will make you eat less and keep calorie intake in check. Drink cold water throughout the day to keep the metabolism revved up. See this weight loss tip-preloading.
Exercise: You can manage the calorie intake and eat nutritious food but the fat that is there in the body needs to be burned away in order to lose it. Doing portion control can manage the fat loss to a level but to accelerate fat loss and for quick results it is important to exercise. Performing exercise helps burn calories faster and building muscles increases the resting metabolic rate resulting in quicker fat loss.
Eating Habits: One can get motivated to lose fat fast but to maintain the fat loss, eating habits need to be monitored. Eat the right portions, and eat healthy, delicious food. See these eating habits to help you lose fat.
Avoid Sweets: We’ve told you how sugar can make you store fat. Sweets are high calorie foods and contain sugar which further promotes fat storage. So, avoid carbonated drinks and limit alcohol consumption. Limit the sugar intake to two tea spoons in a day to avoid fat gain from sugar.
Try these tips, and you will see results.Author Information