Your body is like a business. When you consume more calories than your body burns, you get fat (or you build muscle if you are lifting weights) If you consume less calories than your body burns, you lose fat (and some muscle if you lose to much fat)
In order to loose fat, you must consume less calories than your body burns.
HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE BENEFITS
Why would you want to lose fat in the first place? Here are some health and lifestyle benefits.
Lower risk of diabetes
Easier on your heart
Lower risk of heart disease
Lower risk of cancer
Less pressure on joints
Better daily performance in life
More physically attractive
And many more benefits.
CONSUME LESS CALORIES THAN YOUR BODY BURNS
In order to loose fat, you must eat less. Track your daily calorie intake for a week and see on average how much you are consuming per day. Then take off some calories (not too much, don’t starve yourself) and at the end of the second week see how much you weigh. Keep doing that until you have lost body fat and reached your goal.
EXERCISE TO BURN MORE CALORIES
You have taken care of the eating part which is part 1. Part 2 is exercise. Logically you could reach your fat loss goals just by tracking your calories but exercise will help you get there faster.
Do cardio and lift weights. Cardio will make you lose fat the fastest as it burns a lot of calories. Weight lifting will burn calories but also build muscle (because if you have fat you can build muscle because you are in a calorie surplus all the time) when you build more muscle, those muscles burn calories to maintain themselves. The more muscle you have the more fat you will burn anyway.
Don’t worry too much about your weight if you are using normal scales. Because the weight you are reading is not an accurate reflection of your body composition. For example you lift weights and build muscle while burning fat and your weight stays the same but your body fat is less and muscle mass more. Get yourself some body composition scales.
So does this mean I can eat whatever I want and still lose weight as long as I consume less calories than I burn? Yes. However you will not be healthy if all you eat is junk food. Follow my eating guide here.
If you find yourself getting hungry throughout the day instead of eating 2 or 3 times a day break in it into 5 or 6 smaller meals.
That’s how you lose fat guys. It seems simple but that’s how it works. Remember your body is like a business. If you spend more than you make you get broke (lean) if you make more than you spend you get rich (fat) how’s the irony hey?
I hope you enjoyed my article on how to lose fat. Please leave any comment or question bellow.