They are many products on the market promising quick weight loss fixes. The main flaw with quick weight loss programs is that you can’t continue those programs for very long. So, you will likely gain the weight back. To burn fat and keep the weight off, you need to have consistent daily winning habits.
Below are 6 fat loss habits to keep your body lean and healthy.
#1: A positive attitude.
Everything goes better for you when you are optimistic each day. A positive attitude does wonders for your health. Make your best days even better and make your bad days better by adjusting your attitude.
#2: Get a good nutritional plan
Get a healthy, managed meal plan and comply with it at least 90% of the time. If you are trying to burn fat and lose weight, nutrition is critical. Eat more natural foods that have one ingredient–the food itself. For example, fruits and vegetables have one ingredient.
Every diet needs the macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins). Your body’s metabolism needs all 3 macronutrients to operate properly. So, diets that are very low in carbohydrates or fats will not help your body in the long-term.
#3: Drink plenty of water.
This will help you limit sugary drinks that pack on belly fat. Your body is about two-thirds water. Drink water and unsweetened drinks (like green tea) most of the time. It will help you eat less and help your body function better.
Water also helps your body flex muscles, remove wastes, cushion joints, carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells and helps convert food into energy (although water doesn’t provide energy).
#4: Regular exercise is critical.
Physical exercise helps you burn fat, manage body weight, regulate stress and is necessary for maintaining good blood circulation to the body and brain. Do weight training 3 days a week and short intense cardio sessions 2-3 days a week.
#5: Stay Active
Staying active as much as possible is very under-rated. It helps relieve stress, improves blood flow and improves breathing. Sedentary lifestyles are a huge problem in Uganda. We’ve gone from being physically active laborers (such as farmers) to sit-down jobs. So, if you have a “sit-down” job, move more during the day. When you sit, your fat-burning enzymes basically shut down.
Try to stand as much as you can during the day and take walking breaks to activate your fat-burning enzymes. Any activity is good to go along with your regular workouts.
#6: Limit prolonged stress in your life.
A certain amount of stress is good for us to live efficiently. Too much stress…well, you know the answer. Unfortunately, the nonstop stress of modern life means that your alarm system rarely shuts off. Without stress management, all too often your body is always on high alert.
Follow these recommendations for helping control stress (a) Regular exercise, (b) laugh often and don’t take yourself too seriously, (c) learn to relax by using tools such as music, deep breathing, walking, massage, meditation, etc.
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