Trying to lose weight? Here are our top 5 tips to start seeing results fast!
1. Track your food intake and make sure you are in a calorie deficit
The only way you will see results is if the calories that you burn are more than the calories that you ingest. Now you don't want to push it and cut your calories too low. A deficit of 200-400 calories depending on your current weight and health status is a good place to start. Prioritize getting the majority of your calories from whole food sources. This will allow you to eat more because whole foods aren’t as calorie dense as processed foods and they are also more satiating. You will also ensure that you're getting your micro nutrients in as well so its a win win with whole foods.
2. Incorporate resistance training into your workout routine and decrease the cardio
Resistance training will speed up your metabolism, give your body those curves that you want and as you build muscle the number of calories you burn at rest will increase which will make losing weight and keeping it off so much easier.
Now when it comes to cardio it's definitely important for maintaining healthy heart health and we are not telling you to completely eliminate it but you don’t want cardio to be your main focus for weight loss. Too much cardio can cause your body to adapt and start slowing your metabolism and we definitely don’t want that.
3. Make sure you’re getting good sleep
Too little sleep will slow down your metabolism and contribute to weight gain because too little sleep triggers a cortisol spike. This stress hormone signals your body to conserve energy to fuel you while you're awake.
Researchers found that when dieters cut back on sleep over a 14-day period, the amount of weight they lost from fat dropped by 55%, even though their calories stayed equal. They felt hungrier and less satisfied after meals, and their energy levels were shot.
4. Drink lots of water
Drinking enough water throughout the day is so important for your results. Water is so important for every process going on in your body and being dehydrated will only slow your progress down. A good rule of thumb would be to drink half your body weight in ounces of water every single day.
5. Consistency is key!
We know; life happens and some days will be better than others but staying consistent is the only way you will see results. Celebrate every little win to keep yourself going and think of it as a lifestyle change rather than a quick fix. Changing your mindset about living a healthier lifestyle will help you stay on track even after you lose the weight.
Those are our top 5 tips to implement into your life if weight loss is something that you are trying to achieve. I hope you found this to be beneficial!