Fat loss is one of the most common fitness goals that I hear from clients. Because of this I felt drawn to create a mini-training and blog to speak just. to. this. Here are 8 strategies that, if implemented correctly, will get you the fat loss results that you desire.
1. Calorie Deficit
A calorie deficit is when you consume less calories that your body is burning. Eating less calories than you are burning forces the body to burn the calories that you have stored, a.k.a. Fat. Another way a calorie deficit can be achieved is by increasing your exercise intensity to burn more calories.
2. Sufficient Protein
Eating a diet with a sufficient amount of protein is important because it aids the body in preserving your muscle, as you are losing fat. Many people want to lose fat to feel good and tone up. Eating enough protein daily is a great way to facilitate fat loss while maintaining your muscle mass.
Drinking enough water daily is an important factor for fat loss. Water is a vital nutrient for fat metabolism. This means it is necessary to drink adequate amounts of water on a daily basis in order for your body to metabolize and burn fat.
4. High Quality Sleep
Giving your body the proper rest and recovery it needs is one strategy for fat loss. When we are getting high quality sleep it greatly reduces the production of stress hormone in our body. If the body is deprived of quality sleep it believes it is under stress. To cope with the stress hormone it stores fat. This is why it is very important to get high quality sleep, especially if you are wanting to lose fat.
5. Nutrient Dense Food
Nutrient dense foods are important for everyone, not only those who are wanting to lose fat. Our bodies use the food we eat as an energy source. By eating a diet rich in high quality food you are providing all the nutrients your body needs to function properly. People who eat high amounts of quality food often feel more energized and vibrant than those who eat low quality foods.
6. Strength Training
A strength training program is often paired with a fat loss regimen. Why? Because resistance training is known to boost your metabolism and the body's ability to burn fat. Implementing strength exercises is also a great way to maintain and build muscle mass while losing fat.
Simply going on a walk is an effective way of getting your heart rate to rise. As your heart rate rises it causes the body to burn calories which are often stored in the body as fat. By walking daily you will increase your body’s ability to burn fat and improve your cardiovascular health.
Consistency is a vital part of accomplishing any goal. You have to show up for yourself consistently to see results. Implementing any one of these strategies for fat loss is a good way to start showing up. Using a tracker, a partner or a coach is also a great way to hold yourself accountable. As you consistently implement any or all of these strategies you will start seeing tangible results.
I hope this provides some structure and guidance for fat loss. As always, if you are looking for more support on your fitness journey, I am here to help you through. Feel free to reach out. Until then, good luck on your fitness journey!