5 Tips to Improve Fat Loss
1. Drink Plenty of Water
Water is extremely important regarding your overall metabolism. Your body’s cells have metabolic processes that need water and nutrients in order to function - water is what helps these nutrients arrive at the cells. A great general recommendation would be to consume 100-120 ounces of water per day.
2. Build Muscle
Weightlifting/resistance training can help increase the number of calories you burn in a day because it helps stimulate and create lean body mass or muscle tissue. Muscle tissue is very metabolically active, while fatty tissue is not. 1 pound of muscle will burn roughly 8-10 calories per day while at rest, which is about 3x more than fatty tissue.
3. Eat plenty of Protein
To help rebuild and repair the damage done from training, you want to consume protein. It helps provide the nutrients needed for the body to have energy and rebuild itself. It also has a high thermic effect, meaning it takes more energy to break down proteins, so you will burn more calories while digesting proteins compared to other foods.
Walking is the most underrated form of exercise for improving overall health, fat loss, and life span. Not only does walking help you burn more calories and more body fat in general, but it can also help with natural energy levels. When your energy is up, you will feel more like working out, it's easier to say no to temptations, and you're more likely to stick to your plan.
Plus, it is a sustainable habit that we can build into our healthy lifestyle long-term!
Sleep is very important in regulating your metabolism, hormones, and appetite. When sleep-deprived, it can have a negative effect on your body's ability to burn calories and increase hunger/cravings. Plus, people are more likely to skip workouts due to lack of sleep, as they feel "too tired" to head to the gym.