What should we prioritise for fat loss? 🤔
Contrary to popular belief, fat loss is NOT about endless cardio, detoxes, herbal teas, fat-burners & fad diets 🤦🏻
On the contrary, sustainable fat loss comes down to achieving CONSISTENCY in FIVE key areas ⬇️
1️⃣ A MODERATE CALORIE DEFICIT ⚖️
Consuming fewer calories than our body requires for activity causes the body to utilise internal fuel sources (e.g. fat or muscle)
2️⃣ STRENGTH TRAINING x1-4 TIMES PER WEEK 🏋🏽
Lifting weights gives our body a STRONG message to preserve muscle whilst we’re in a calorie deficit. This encourages the burning of FAT. Strength training also has the unique ability to shape & sculpt our body.
3️⃣ PLENTY OF PROTEIN 🍗
Alongside strength training, increasing our protein intake helps us preserve muscle whilst in a calorie deficit. In addition, it fuels recovery post training, and helps us manage our hunger levels – since protein fills us up faster and keeps us full for longer. Win, win, win!
4️⃣ MANAGING STRESS & SLEEP 💤
Stress and sleep are often overlooked as factors that might impact fat loss. However, both can be a HUGE hindrance if not properly managed. How so? Well, whilst they don’t do damage DIRECTLY, BOTH have the power to fuel food cravings & and negatively impact our food choices. Moreover, if we’re awake for half the night, we’re likely to eat more! Sufficient sleep allows us to recover, rejuvenate and ensures we’ve sufficient energy for training sessions.
5️⃣ PATIENCE ⏱️
Success fat loss is STEADY & SUSTAINABLE fat loss – it is NOT rapid & short-lived. Results don’t happen overnight. It takes weeks & months to burn fat, and even longer to build muscle. Fat-loss is a long-term lifestyle change, not a short-term diet. Trust and ENJOY the process! 😁
6️⃣ CARDIO 🏃
Cardio comes with LOADS of health benefits and it’s a useful tool for burning bonus calories towards our weekly calorie deficit
Stay awesome & keep going! ✌️