If you’re searching for a fat loss diet program that actually works, it can be an overwhelming task due to information overload. To make matters worse – much of it is false or hype. There are fat loss pills, machines design to sculpt your abs, and e-books and magazines all claiming to have the newest and best workout and diet techniques. Then there are news reports and reality TV shows giving you tips about how to get rid of that stubborn belly fat and lose those unwanted pounds.
Well, in this article I’m going to lay the truth out for you in a very simple way. If you follow the instructions below to the letter, I guarantee you will lose body fat faster and more effectively than with any other diet pill, workout machine or specialized diet. The tips I’m going to give you are simple, effective and proven to work.
Most people think that working out is the key to losing body fat, when in fact it is not. Working out is great and it can help you stay in shape and get lean, but the majority of your fat loss is going to come from diet. If I had to break it down, I would say it is 70% diet and 30% daily exercise, to make up a lean and fit body.
If you’re going to lose fat you need to cut your carbohydrates. Even though breads and cereals are at the bottom of the food pyramid you’re, going to need to cut them out completely. You also need to cut out sugar, almost completely. You’d be surprised how many foods have sugar. If you want to lose body fat, you need to be very conscious of exactly what you’re putting into your body. Check the nutrition labels of everything that you’re eating and make sure that it’s extremely low in sugar. Sugar is your worst enemy when you’re trying to lose weight.
Many people think fat is the enemy, when in fact you need healthy fats to lose weight. Some good examples of these healthy fats are nuts such as almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, hazelnuts and peanuts. Avocados are another example of a healthy unsaturated fat that will help you lose weight. Eating vegetables is also key to losing weight. They have the vitamins and nutrition you need but are extremely low in calories and carbohydrates.
One important thing to remember is that you need to eat small meals throughout the day rather than large meals. Eating small meals will keep your metabolism going whereas eating large meals will cause you to store excess calories as body fat. Six small meals is much better than three large meals. Snacking is great for losing weight contrary to popular belief. You just have to make sure that you’re eating the right snacks. Some good snacks include cottage cheese, nuts, low sugar protein bars, and even one piece of fruit per day is okay.
It’s as simple as eliminating sugar from your diet, cutting your carbs and replacing those calories with protein, healthy fats and slow burning carbohydrates that are high in fiber (like beans). I’ll break this down into a list for you;
Things to Avoid:
Carbohydrate rich foods
Sodium (one of your worst enemies when you’re trying to lose weight. It will not only cause you to retain water but it also makes your body hold onto fat)
You do need all of the above things, however you’ll get more than enough of them even when your trying your hardest to avoid them.
Common Foods to Avoid:
Breads (too many carbs)
Pre-packaged store bought foods (extremely high in sodium)
Best Foods to Eat:
Talapia and other types off fish
Protein Powder – see protein powder for weight loss
Lean ground beef
Old fashioned or steel-cut oats
Fruit (no more than 1 piece per day)
Peanut butter (organic)
To sum up: avoid carb rich foods, sugar, saturated fat and sodium and eat more lean protein, vegetables, beans, healthy grains and healthy fats and drink lots of water. Eat lots of small meals throughout the day. Follow these steps and I guarantee you will see those pounds literally fall off. This is a fat loss diet program that really works! You can actually work out with moderate intensity 2 to 3 times per week with this diet and get extremely lean. It can be very difficult to keep a diet like this for the long term, so to make it easier you should allow yourself one “cheat day” per week. On this day you can eat whatever you want. It will improve the chances of you being able to stick to the diet for a longer period of time. Once you reach your goals you can slowly start eating more carbs and sugar to make the diet more manageable. It is much easier to maintain a lean body than it is to get lean in the first place. Your BMI will go down and your overall health will go up!