When you acknowledge that you have unwanted fat you’d like to get rid of, it’s usually all you can think about or focus on. This can make the problem seem much worse, and you just want to get rid of it as fast as you can. While it is possible to get rid of that fat fairly quickly, you need to be sensible. Getting rid of it too quickly might result in a rebound that leads you to putting on even more fat in the long run. Plus, doing it too fast might result in weight loss rather than fat loss. Weight loss could be anything, including muscle, and that’s something you don’t want to lose! When you lose fat, you’re losing those unsightly rolls and you should be shaping up nicely. Here’s how to get rid of it ASAP, while staying safe and sensible:
Lower Calories Slowly
Lowering your calories week on week will be easier and more effective than drastically lowering them right away. Some people go from eating 2000 calorie diets to eating 1000 calories, and because they’re not used to it they feel deprived and hungry. If you do it slowly, say by 100 calories a week depending on your time frame, you’ll feel much better and get used to the amount of food you’re eating. The sooner you start to do this, the longer you have to get used to it. Remember not to lower your calories unnecessarily either. If you’re losing 2 pounds a week at 1500 calories, stick with that until you hit a plateau. 2 pounds a week is safe and easier to keep off. Losing more than that might cause you to pile it back on, and it might not be fat, as we mentioned earlier.
Don’t Just Focus on Your Calories
Focusing on your calories alone could result in weight loss rather than fat loss. Make sure you’re getting healthy proteins, fats, and carbs in your diet. You can use calculators online to work out how much of each you need depending on your goals.
Make Sure Your Diet is Healthy and Filling
Your diet should be healthy and filling in order for you to stick to it and get the best results. You can fit in a treat occasionally, but don’t tip the balance. 200 calories of vegetables is much better than 200 calories of chocolate. You’ll feel more satiated on a higher volume of healthier food.
Eat Regular Meals
When it comes to how much to eat and when, the amount of meals you fit your food into is up to you. If you only have time for 2 or 3 meals a day but you stick to your goals, you’ll still get results. I just think sticking to regular meals is better because you don’t start to feel too hungry, which could lead to binging around the wrong kind of food.
Drink Plenty of Water and Green Tea
You need at least 2-3 litres of water per day. Make sure you get some green tea in there too!
Get Some Exercise
Exercise is important, but not as important as diet. Get your diet down, then incorporate some exercise. Any kind you like and can stick to, just 3 times a week!
Monitor Your Progress Properly
Avoid the scales too often. Weighing yourself at the same time each week is OK, but you don’t even need to do it that often. Measure yourself and take pictures for the most accurate representation of how you’re doing.
Have a Consultation With a Pro
If you’re not getting the results you want, a consultation with a pro could help you. A fitness professional could design a workout routine for you. You could even go in for liposuction if it turns out you’re a good candidate. Just make sure you aim to keep up healthy habits afterwards!
Enjoy the process and you’ll do well!