If you’re like many people, one of the primary goals that you likely have for yourself is to get lean and lose fat. In today’s world where obesity levels are on the rise, it seems like there’s constantly some new ‘quick fix’ diet that’s coming out on the market.
You have to watch out though because more often than not these quick fix plans are only going to leave you wondering what happened to your results. If you want to get lean and lose fat successfully, you’re going to have to focus on the top strategies for seeing success that have actually already been demonstrated to work.
That’s precisely what we’re going to go over here. The following tips can be used immediately to help push you closer to your goal to get lean and lose fat. Let’s take a look.
Eat more protein. Right off the start, the number one thing that you must be doing if you want to get lean quickly is make sure you’re taking in enough protein. Protein is the one macronutrient that’s really going to help speed up your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories on a daily basis.
When it comes to fat loss, this really is the single most important thing – burn more calories, lose more weight. By eating more protein, you’ll do this automatically.
Eat regularly. Second, another thing that you should focus on is eating regularly throughout the day. By eating regularly you’re going to keep your blood sugar levels under control which means you’ll have better control over your food selection. There’s nothing like low blood sugar levels to send you running to the nearest drive-through or heading first into your pantry to see what you can find.
Aim for five to six meals spread out over your day – your body will thank you for it.
Cut your sodium intake. Sodium is a big culprit of what causes many people to look overweight. While it may not actually represent pure fat gain itself, if you have a very high sodium diet you’re going to find that you’re constantly bloated and don’t look lean at all. To instantly make it seem like you’ve dropped ten pounds, cut your salt intake. Be sure to watch for hidden sources of sodium such as canned vegetables and pudding.
Fill up on fiber. Finally, the last way to get lean and lose fat in a hurry is to make sure you’re filling up on fiber. Fiber is not only going to keep you feeling full so you consume fewer calories but it’s also going to promote good health. Fiber is found most concentrated in fruits and vegetables so these are the foods to be focusing on, which are also conveniently low in calories.
So there you have some quick tips to help you get lean and lose fat. Make sure you start adding them to your lifestyle today for almost instant results!
Cabel McElderry is the director of One-to-1 Fitness in Red Deer. He can be reached at 403-341-4041. Also check out www.personaltrainingreddeer.com for more information.