Newbie Fitness 101 – How to Start Losing Fat Efficiently

Dreaming of the perfect body isn’t enough to make it happen. You need to put in the effort and start working towards your goal. Only then will you see the changes. It might be difficult, but it’s not impossible and instead of wasting time and energy, it’s time to direct your efforts into the right methods that will get you the body you’ve always desired with these tips.

By simply using one or two of these tips will start you in the right direction. You will be healthier and happier, but you will not be efficient in your fat loss efforts. The efficiency with fat loss, muscle gains, and even general health only comes with overall lifestyle improvements including hydration, exercise, eating clean, proper sleep, and above all else discipline with frequency. Check out the tips below to get yourself started on the right path.

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Use Weights 

Contrary to popular belief, unless you’re lifting extreme amounts of weights, you will not bulk up. Lifting weights helps strengthen the muscles, which in turn increases the rate of metabolism and reduces the percentage of fats in the body. According to Dumbbellsreview.com, weight training helps achieve faster results as the body continues to burn fat even after your workout. That’s why building more muscles make getting the body of your dreams more attainable. 

Exercise Regularly 

When deciding to start exercising, it is easy to get all hyped up for a couple of weeks and then just let it die out. However, the key is in fixing regular weekly appointments to make your exercises a constant thing. Start off with once or twice a week, and gradually move up to a minimum of three times per week to increase your fitness levels and burn more calories. That way you will gradually work towards making exercise a given priority and sculpting the body you long for. 

Eat Healthily 

While exercising definitely helps in achieving your goals, it comes second to nutrition. There are many pieces of research that suggest that fitness only plays a 20% role to weight-loss, while nutrition plays a whopping 80%. If you’re really determined on achieving that body, then it’s not enough to just replace junk food and sugars, but it is essential to follow a healthy diet and get the protein your body needs after the workout to be able to repair and build muscles. According to your goal, the calories you take per day will vary, as you’d need to be in a deficit in order to lose weight. In most cases, it is better to follow up with a nutritionist to ensure you’re following a healthy plan. 

Stay Hydrated 

The body is made up of around 50% water. A large amount of this water is released from the body per day in daily activities, like sweat on sunny days or from working out. For that reason, it is essential to keep the water balance in the body constant by re-filling the lost amounts. Drinking 8-12 glasses per day are necessary for the healing process to continue and the body to recover. If you need to drink more, your body will be a good measure as it will let you know if it’s still thirsty. 

Sleep Properly

According to data from a sleep study, nearly 80% of US citizens aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep each night. Men in the US average only 5 hours and 45 minutes of sleep, and women are slightly better, at 6 hours and 9 minutes. It is important to understand most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep to function properly and since athletes put more strain on their bodies during the day, we need more sleep. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete, a part-time gym rat, a weekend warrior, a bodybuilder, or an average person just trying to burn fat – the extra strain on your body requires that you get adequate rest to recover.

Consistency is key when trying to achieve a goal and that is nothing but true for attaining the body of your dreams. With constant effort, building muscle, eating healthy and making sure you’re always hydrated, you’re on the right track to transform your dream into a reality. 

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