If you have decided that you finally want to get rid of those flabby arms and thickening waistline, it’s never too late to start building up your health, but before we go further, let’s just clear something up. There is no such thing as spot reduction.
Fat is deposited equally throughout the body so if you want to lose it, then it must also be done equally overall, and in conjunction with a regime of regular exercise. So you should try and forget that “lose the belly fat” goal, and instead go for the “lose overall body fat” target through following these weight loss tips.
So you might reasonably be asking what those push ups, sit ups, and other target exercises for flabby arms and other parts of the body are for if you can’t really perform spot reduction of fat. To give a for instance, the muscles are basically developed through the exercises, making the body look toned and sculpted, so what it boils down to in the cold light of day is, that if you want a well toned arm you have to reduce overall body fat and perform exercises for flabby arms. Seems eminently sensible does it not, but we often find ourselves sidetracked by promises of being able to lose fat from specific areas.
So, coming back to overall body fat reduction, the formula is fairly simple, exercise more and eat less. However, no matter how simple it may sound, doing what is required can be very hard, especially the “eating less part”, but there is actually a method here! What you have to do here is to alter your diet, by getting rid of the bad foods and eating more of the good. Following on below are some weight loss tips with regards to what food you should eat more of.
Fill up on Fiber
Whole grains contain fewer calories compared to other food types. Plus, these food types occupy a large space in the stomach so you’ll feel fulller faster. Fresh fruits and vegetables also contain fibers that could help you keep thin. When shopping, look for 100 percent whole wheat labels on your bread and incorporate more beans in your daily diet.
Studies show that a person who eats healthily plus consumes non-fat milk, loses more weight than a person who just eats healthily. The fact is that calcium is necessary, and you’ll have to consume around 1,000 of it each day, so it’s really a win-win situation.
Drink More Green Tea
Green tea has catechins which speed up both burning of fat and metabolism. It also manages to flush out both bad toxins and bad cholesterol in our body.
So, now that we’re done with diet, let’s talk about exercises. The usual problematic areas for both male and female are the arms, stomach and thighs. For the arms, you should be doing push-ups, sit ups for the stomach and lunges for the thighs, but you already know that. What you don’t know is that you don’t have to do these exercises like crazy. Evidence reveals that high and low intensity exercises combined is the best way to burn off fat.
So, what you should do is start of slow, give it 10 counts before speeding up the moves. Keep the fast rhythm for about 20 to 25 counts before slowing down again to a normal pace. The reason for this is that you are giving your body time to adjust to the new situation, allowing it to burn more fat than sticking to a strictly high or strictly low intensity exercise.
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