I hear it all of the time, "what's the easiest way to lose weight?", or "how do I lose the stomach fat?". Well, I can start by saying there is no easy way, there is no magic pill, no waist trainer, no surgery, no way around what you must do. Put it this way, if there was a magic pill or an easy way out, then there wouldn't be anyone carrying around extra weight that didn't want to be carrying it, and I would be out of job, but yet here I am! With that being said, I am going to give away my big 3 secrets on how to lose weight, the healthy way!
First on my list, and the most important is nutrition. Yeah, I know you've heard it before, and probably sick of hearing it, but I don't care what type of
workouts you're doing, how many times you're working out, how much your sweating, if your nutrition isn't being taken care of, I can gaurantee that you won't hit your goals. Calories and macronutrients (see macronutrient post), are what you should be focusing on. Some numbers coming at you, 3,500 calories equates to 1 pound of bodyweight. 3,500 seem like a lot and it is, but if you eat 500 calories less than what your body burns per day, at the end of the week you have just lost 1 pound strictly with nutrition. Count your calories, don't be lazy, don't give yourself excuses on why you can't, just do it and thank me later! Another huge aspect of nutrition that may come difficult to some, but must be done... Carbs. Carbs come in all shapes and sizes as veggies, fruit, pastas, breads, flour based products, and sweets. Some are good, fruits and veggies, and most are bad, pa
stas, breads, flour based products, and sweets. Start eliminating these bad carbs as soon as you read this sentence. I know most of what you eat are these products, and I am sorry to be so upfront, but it is also the reason why you don't look the way you want to. Cut them out right away, and once again you will thank me later on the difference you will not only see, but feel as well.
Second on my lists of secrets is exercise. I bet you seen that one coming. What your exercise program should consist of is lifting weights, you must lift weight to lose weight. I can guarantee you're sitting there thinking "well won't I be all bulky if I l
ift weight?". No, stop listening to these so-called fitness trends that you hear from someone who hasn't ever been in a gym before. It is very rare to see a bulky/muscled up woman, and if you do see one, they are following specific training, nutrition, supplement, and most likely extra testosterone boost programs to look like that. Plus I haven't ever seen anyone become bulky while on a coloric deficit. Now we are lifting weights, but make sure they are heavy, you need to build muscle to lose weight. Building muscle will raise your metabolism rate, burn more calories every day, help
you keep weight off longer, improve cardiovascular system, and increase your longevity of life. The amount of weight training you should do depends on the program you are on, but can be done everyday as long as you aren't repeatedly working the same muscle groups, but minimally should be training 4 times a week. So please get on a weight training program and ditch the tiny pink weights. Now we have lifting weights out of the way, we still have to do some cardio. This is only meant to be added or extra time spent exercising, weight training should still be the base of your program, but doing a minimum of 30 minutes of a cardio a day will only help you get to yo
ur goals faster!
The last secret to weight loss is your mindset. Which
can be further broken down into accountability, motivation, and consistency. To reach your goals you need to have your mind in the right place, if you kind of want to lose weight, you wont. You have to change your lifestyle permanently. Your old lifestyle got you into this mess and won't get you out, so time to start a new one. Accountability is key, only you know when you're off track or not giving 100%. You have to depend on yourself to make the right choices and kee
p yourself headed to your goals. Trainers (myself), your friends, and your family can only help you and push you onto the right path, but it's you that has to walk that path. Keeping yourself motivated can help with this as you can remind yourself why you are doing this, whatever the reason may be, always rememeber exactly why you wanted to improve your lifestyle and tell yourself this over and over again. Make a long-term goal, then make reasonable short-term goals, this will hel
p you stay motivated as you can see your small accomplishments that all add up and keep you headed to your long-term goal. Lastly, consistency. What this means to me sticking with your program throug the thick and thin. You will have times where you just smash through your goals, then there will be times where it seems like you went backwards. This will happen, and this is the true test to see if you really want to lose this weight. You can't let this plateau beat you, you have to push through it. Work harder, make small changes to your workouts and nutrition, and once again remind yourself why you started. I can tell you with certainty that quitting and going home will never get
you to your goal. One of my favorite quotes for this is by Albert Einstein, "You never fail until you stop trying", and this could not be any more true.
To sum this up, this is a lifestyle change. Once again, there are no easy ways out on this, trust me, I live this fitness life everyday, but I can tell you if you put in all of this hard work, you WILL get there and you will appreciate it that much more. To start your new lifestyle, click the DCOREFIT link below and let's change your life!