Whether you’ve been struggling with your weight for years of your just looking to lose those last few inches of unsightly fat around your midriff so you can expose those six pack abs to the world, one of the best ways to achieve your goals is to change your dietary habits. A full 90 per cent of every fitness and weight loss plan has to do with what you put into your body and how much of it you do, so mastering the art of eating smart is one of the best ways to lose weight fast and gain the body you’ve always been dreaming of.
Kick out the carbs
One of the best strategies to employ, when it comes to changing your daily eating habits, is to modify the types of food you’re eating. Cutting down on foods high in carbohydrates and replacing them with those rich in protein has been an effective weight loss method in both the short term and in the longer term, thanks to the ability of high-protein foods keeping you feeling fuller for longer, which will help you to keep your appetite in check.
Cutting back on high-carbohydrate foods will also keep your blood sugar more stable throughout the day, eliminating high points and low points in your energy and can prevent the onset of that dreaded post-lunch drowsiness that so many of us encounter after eating a large, carbohydrate-laden meal over our lunch break. Switching to a high-protein diet will also require you to drink more water, which will help you flush toxins from your body and leave you feeling much more healthy and fit after just a few days.
it’s not just a good idea – it’s the law
If you’re looking to lose weight fast, you need to learn something about physics – but don’t worry, you won’t need to learn any complex maths or anything of the sort. Instead, you need to learn all about the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which, when used in the context of weight loss, means that the energy you expend on a given day has to come somewhere.
Your body needs energy to do anything and everything as measured by calories; you eat food, which gives you fuel in the form of calories, and then you burn those calories in doing everything, from blinking your eyes to running, jogging, or any other physical activity. The trick to weight loss in this case is to burn more calories than you take in, which will force your body to metabolise fat into energy in order to make up for the difference.
Cutting back on your caloric intake, or keeping the amount of calories you eat the same but increasing the amount of exercise you get on a daily basis, will result in fat loss. There’s no way around it: energy expended needs to come from somewhere, and as long as you’re eating 1600 calories worth of food every day but expend 2400 calories worth of energy, you’re going to lose weight.
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