Many people ask the same questions about how to lose weight as well as how to eat a healthy diet while losing that body fat. It is very possible to do both, and to enjoy the food you eat too, as you will see further into this article. The best way to lose fat is by having a good healthy diet, and having an exercise program that supports this fitness drive. By concentrating on food and exercise at the same time, you will be able to achieve good results, fast, and you will get fitter in the process.
Now there are plenty of exercises that you can do to help you lose that fat, whether it is belly fat, or total body fat, but be aware that it probably took you years for your stomach fat to accumulate, and because of this you can know for certain that it is not going to disappear overnight, no matter what you try. We shall concentrate here on fat loss without pills or drugs of any kind, as we believe that this is the best approach for everyone. Now of course, if you are going to start an exercise program or a fat loss diet, then you need to see your medical doctor first to make sure that it is a healthy decision for someone with your particular medical history.
Now, we shall look at the best exercises for losing fat a little later, but first let’s just quickly cover what our diet should be for us to lose weight. You probably have a good idea what you should not be eating, and that’s junk food. Your body is not made up to live on this kind of food, and it will only lead to serious health problems if you continue to eat junk food. Now, an occasional treat is fine, provided it is just that, occasional! If you know that by eating one junk food meal you are going to be back eating more junk, then don’t even treat yourself this way, but find something else to treat yourself with that will not have you back doing bad habits.You have plenty of food options without fast food.
Fruits and vegetables really are good for you, and we have far more choice these days than in the past. We are no longer limited to just the produce grown locally, but because of all the advancements in transport, and the growing of food, we now have a wide selection of vegetables and fruits available for a good portion of the year. By eating a wide selection of fresh produce, you will not get bored with having the same food over and over, so in that way, it has become much easier to become healthy through diet alone.
While meat and dairy products can also be local, unless we live close to farmland, the chances are that our meat products have had further to travel. This is not a problem. However, what is a problem for your diet, is if you eat too much meat, especially the fatty variety like lamb, as animal fat can quite easily increase your cholesterol levels, which is something you do not want to do. So, eat low fat meat, and you probably want to reduce the portion size too.
One of the best ways to start losing body fat is to cut down on the amount you eat, and you can do this quite easily. Instead of eating only 3 large meals a day, eat 5 or 6 smaller ones, or 3 smaller meals plus 2 or 3 snacks during the day. You will start to lose weight, provided you are eating less than you normally would. There are some advantages to eating more often during the day. First of all, you are never more than 2 or 3 hours away from your next intake of food, so even if you get a little peckish, you will not have long to wait for food. Next, these smaller amounts make it easier for your stomach to digest, making it a more efficient process, and giving you energy faster. This will help you to feel more energized, as the energy will be converted from the food faster.
Now, you can put this new found energy to good use by exercising, and interval training gives some great results for burning body fat. How does interval training work? Let’s imagine you enjoy jogging, and may be you do, then for 5 minutes you would jog along normally, then for the next minute run faster, before returning to the jogging speed for the next 5 minutes, and so on. These bursts of speed will help you to burn off more fat than staying at the same speed all the time, so this is exactly what you want and need.
There are plenty of more exercises that you can do that will help you to lose even more fat, but it is important to do a variety of different exercises, not stick to the same one for many repetitions.
If you choose to do the same exercise every day, you will soon get bored with it, and you may not concentrate enough on the exercise that you are doing, and it may not be as effective for you. Your technique is important, so go back to the basics, and make sure that every exercise is completed as perfectly as possible.
Squats are another good way to burn up some of that fat, as squats involve using many different muscles all at the same time. Muscles burn fat when you sue them, so go ahead, use them as often as you can, and your fat level will fall, provided you are not overeating!
The stomach vacuum exercise can be done any time and anywhere, so it is useful to know. For this you can be stood upright, and you just suck in your stomach as hard as possible, and hold for as long as you can. This gets your stomach muscles back in use, and gets your stomach muscles used to contracting, something which will happen more and more as you lose your belly fat.
So, you know the need for a healthy diet, and now you know a few exercises that are good for fat loss and burning up fat. To start with, you need to see your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program, just to make sure, all is well for you, and then there is plenty for you to work on here to lose fat while you eat and live well.