10 Tips to Cut Body Fat — For Good
You are working hard on gym, cutting down every fattening diets, making every possible improvements in your daily lifestyle, but you are still struggling to lose those extra pound. Often after losing some pounds, you regain them after a short period of time. You get frustrated and leave it at all. This will look you even more bulkier. Here are 10 proven tips to cut body fat which will give you long-term desired results.
1. Lower your calorie intake to 500
You must create a calorie deficit in your body to burn fat. Often times we may be avoiding fattening foods, but we fail to count calories we eat which may be blocking our path to weight loss. Keep a record of how much you eat and what is the calorie content of food you are eating. In this way you will be able to reduce your calorie intake by 500 per day.
2. Include cardio in your workout
If you are trying hard in gym and still not seeing any results, include some cardio and treadmill in your diet. Cardio increases your heart rate, causing more calories to burn in your body. The best strategy would be to do cardio for at least 30 minutes daily.
3. Include more protein in your diet
Include healthy protein in your diet like yogurt, lean meats, eggs, nuts and protein powder. Protein helps to increase muscle mass and decrease body fat. It also helps in increasing metabolism and burning calories throughout the day.
4. Boost Your Testosterone level
Low testosterone level results in fat around belly, abs and hands. It also results in low mental health, decrease in sexual libido and hormonal imbalance. You can try high intensity exercise to increase testosterone and cut unwanted fats.
5. Healthy fats are good
This sound counterintuitive but including more healthy fats in your diet will cut down fat in your body. Include healthy fats from foods like walnuts, olive oil, avocados, coconut oil, tuna fish etc. These healthy fats will also keep you full for the whole day and lower your carbohydrate intake. Healthy fats also protects your heart and other vital organs.
6. Drink more water
If you want to lose weight and get long-term results, make a habit of drinking at least 2-3 liters of water daily. This will help you flush toxins out of body and circulate healthy nutrients to the bloodstream. For great results I recommend drinking 2 glass of water in the morning as soon as you wake up.
7. Lower your carbohydrate intake
Carbohydrates are very dangerous when it comes to losing weight. Avoid white carbohydrates like sugar, refined flour, potatoes, breads, white rice, pastas, pizzas etc from your food. Replace white rice with brown rice, white bread with brown bread, milk tea or coffee with green tea and see the changes.
8. Include some fish oil supplement
Fish oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids which will not only helps you increase metabolism level, it will help you fight against constipation and lower cholesterol level as well. Make sure to include at least 6 grams of fish oil per day to get desired results.
9. Try Intermediate fasting
Intermediate fasting means skipping a portion of breakfast, lunch or dinner. To start simple try avoiding breakfast for few days and eat a healthy meal in evening. This type of fasting increases fat oxidation process and promote fat loss.
10. Get plenty of sleep
We have saved the best tip at the last. If you are following all the above mentioned tips and still not getting 6 hours of sound sleep at night, you are not going to get satisfactory results. Lack of sleep decreases your metabolism level and blocks fat loss.