With the new year quickly approaching, you may have a goal or two for the new year, one of which may be to get in shape in 2016. With no shortage of info circulating in your social media about how to lose weight, it can be easy to get analysis paralysis. You know, so many options at your disposal, you don’t know where to even begin…so you just don’t. Well, that’s just not gonna get you anywhere! So what will?? Check out these three body-transforming, fail-proof steps to fat loss.
Stop wasting time doing unnecessary, ineffective workouts. If you want to lose fat with focused, minimal effort, high intensity interval training (HIIT) combined with intermittent fasting is a one-two power punch against excess body fat. HIIT workouts burn 6-15% more calories compared to other workouts, take less time than steady-state cardio, and burn more calories post-exercise. Add strength training to the mix, and you’ll get even better results!
2.Eat REAL Food
Stop stressing about calories, and instead focus on eating real food. Truth is, we simply can’t expect our bodies to have the exact same nutritional needs every day. Some days you may want a giant, hearty breakfast; some mornings you may have zero appetite. Some days you may want more protein-rich foods; some days you may crave lots of fruits or veggies. In the end, if you are eating wholesome, fresh food and listening to your body, it usually all evens out. And please…don’t be afraid of dietary fat! As a general rule, healthy, naturally occurring dietary fat is always a better choice than sugar. It’s also helpful to remember that all calories are not created equal. Our bodies and hormones respond differently to real food vs. processed food. Processed foods are loaded with ingredients that lead to metabolic dysfunction, and no amount of exercise or diet supplements can counteract that effect.
3.Time Meals to Optimize Metabolism
Stop eating around the clock, and give your digestive system a break. Eating morning, noon, and night has been found to increase the risk of developing diabetes and obesity. Contrary to the notion of “keeping your metabolism burning” by eating constantly, continuous grazing tends to lead to overeating in general, and also causes biological changes that result in metabolic dysfunction, leading to unwanted weight gain and poor health. Intermittent fasting is a simple way to kickstart fat loss on a daily basis by optimizing your body to burn fat as its primary fuel, instead of sugar. To incorporate this habit into your day, you can either skip breakfast or dinner, making your eating “window” anywhere from 6-10 hours long (instead of from waking util bedtime). Which one you choose to skip depends on your personal preference and when you tend to be the hungriest. Most people find that while they eat the same volume of food overall as they would otherwise, intermittent fasting allows their bodies to burn more fat. So, you don’t even have to eat less, just for less hours each day.
Give these three steps a try consistently for 30 days, and see the sexy results in the mirror. And if you want a more detailed exercise and nutrition program, check out one of my Sexy Mama Movement programs. Many mamas have gotten fantastic results from the Sexy Mama Program and Get Real Get Sexy coaching program, both of which incorporate the three steps outlined for you in this article!