Fat Loss

Fat Loss

Always make carbohydrate intake a priority

In the early stages of physical adaptation the body will have to, "learn" how to utilise fat as a priority fuel source. This takes some weeks to achieve with regular practice (gym sessions) on cardiovascular exercise. In the meantime, I advise from day 1 that you have sufficient carbohydrate in your diet each day to facilitate energy for doing that initial 20 minutes session.

Always remember that fat loss is all about long term goals.

Burning fat takes time, but the more you do it the easier it becomes and the greater the amount of fat burned will be. When performing fat burning exercise it takes about 20 minutes for an unconditioned person to actually start burning fat. An average conditioned person will take about 10 minutes, whereas an elite Tour De France athlete takes only about 5 minutes. This is an important fact as it shows that for an unconditioned person, 20 minutes of fat burning exercise is not enough. The aim, therefore, is to progressively and safely reach 45 minutes. It takes a fit person about 11 sessions of a 45 minutes fat burning exercise period to burn 1 lb of fat, which is 3500 kcal. People new to exercise will always take longer.

Never eat too little

It is generally accepted that 1 or 2 pounds is the very maximum amount of fat that you can lose in a week without sacrificing intra-cellular water and lean muscle tissue. In order to achieve this, the maximum calories you can cut from your diet is 1/7 which equals about 15% of the total calorie intake. This limited reduction will also ensure that you lose body fat without slowing down your metabolic rate.

Never choose low in fat, always choose low in calorie

Low in fat does not equate to low in calorie. A lot of these products are filled with sugar in order to make them taste better. Always check the calorie content to make sure that you are in fact buying something that is low in calorie