A Step-By-Step Guide To Successful Fat Loss
When it comes to dieting, ideally we should make small changes in order to see big results. It doesn’t matter if your goal is either for functional performance, bodybuilding or general aesthetics – going from zero to hundred too quickly will inevitably end in failure.
Over at Breaking Muscle, they have a great post which breaks down what a successful weight loss plan includes. By planning a strategic and progressive diet you can ensure continued fat loss and prevent plateaus from setting in:
First Things First, Food Sources
The first variable is obvious: cut the crap. By making the transition to whole, non-processed, natural foods – including lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats – the body will achieve more stable blood sugar levels, sustained energy, and a better position metabolically. Not to mention, it will benefit from an overall increase in the thermic effect of food.
Next Up, Calories
The next variable that comes into play is caloric intake. By decreasing calories in a step-by-step manner, it’s less likely you will hit a fat-loss plateau early in the diet. When too many calories come out too quickly, the body beings to make adjustments to protect itself. It lowers certain hormones to conserve energy and essentially works to store fat instead of burning fat.
Remember, recognizing these variables in your diet and adjusting them accordingly will help you avoid plateaus and metabolic slow down and damage. In addition, you’re more likely to reach success in a healthy, balanced and sustainable way.
Although there are a number of methods to approaching fat loss, this step-by-step guide is something I would highly recommend to anyone. So what are you waiting for? Make these changes ASAP!
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