To keep it simple, the point of exercise when it comes to losing weight is to put you in a calorie deficit (you burn more calories than you eat).
It is vital you are eating correctly and are in a calorie deficit. You need to cut down portion sizes, stop snacking and drink plenty of water. It is also very important you cut out sugar, if you consume too much sugar the liver turns it into fat, so this is a big one to cut down on.
There are different types of training you can choose from; high intensity interval training (HIIT), strength training and low intensity cardio.
High intensity interval training is very simple. You work hard for 20 seconds up to a minute, then rest or complete low intensity cardio, that’s from 10 seconds up to a minute. This has proven to be the most effective way to burn fat and lose weight. You can use whatever you like to preform HIIT, whether it’s a treadmill, bike, cross trainer or your bodyweight.
Strength training is also a great way to burn fat. Studies show that completing a heavy 90 minute strength session will keep your metabolic rate higher for a prolonged period of time, meaning you will keep burning calories even when you’ve left the gym. It also helps to improves body composition, your strength and reduce the risk of injury. You’ll lose weight, burn fat and also build lean muscle.
Low intensity cardio has its benefits when losing weight because it is low stress. Even though the other to methods burn calories once you’ve left the gym, low intensity cardio can benefit your immune system. This form of training can never be over looked when trying to loss weight.
1. Be in a calorie deficit
2. Stop snacking
3. Cut out sugar
4. Drink plenty of water
Thank you for reading. I hope this information helps you to achieve your goals. If you ever have any questions on anything discussed on this blog please get in touch.
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