Staying committed to a weight loss plan can become trying at times. This is especially true when you don’t see the expected results even after following a plan for months. The fact is just working out regularly will not be that effective unless you tweak your food habits and lifestyle for good. A good functional training program can provide you with more insight about the little changes that make a big impact on your weight.
Eat Well throughout the Day
Eat three major meals in a day i.e breakfast; lunch and dinner. This keeps the hunger pangs at bay and you don’t feeling like snacking on unhealthy food at all hours. Also, your metabolic rate remains steady which means your body continues to burn fat throughout the day. Skipping meals slows down your metabolic rate and your body stores more fat as emergency option to release energy in the absence of food.
Drink Plenty of Water
Your personal trainer will tell your that drinking plenty of water can also help you lose weight. Water flushes out toxins from your body thereby giving you a leaner look. Drinking water before your meals makes you feel fuller so that you eat less. Eat more fruits and veggies that have higher water content such as cucumber, pineapples, watermelons, tomatoes, grapes and the like. These keep you full for long and also have some nutritional value.
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When I studied atvFunctional Fitness Courses we were told to always eat 5-6 meals a day, to cut starchy carbs and to increase our lean protein intake. This advice has served me well over the years and I follow this nutrition plan today.
Begin your day with a wholesome breakfast and you won’t feel hungry before lunch time. A nutritious breakfast also stimulates your metabolic rate so your body burns fat at a quicker pace. Moreover, you will feel more energized and will be able to remain active which again helps your body to burn fat.
Follow a Protein-rich Diet
Any functional fitness trainer will tell you that in order to lose weight fast you need to consume more protein rich food. This is because protein helps in building lean muscles that consume more energy. This energy is released by burning the fat stored in your body. Moreover, protein rich food takes longer to digest and you remain full for hours. Naturally, the urge to snack intermittently is significantly less.
Organize your Pantry
A small step in the right direction is organizing your pantry and removing all unhealthy food and snack options. Do not buy processed food, energy bars laden with sugar, chips and cookies, rich deserts, alcohol or other items that serve for a quick snack or ready-to-serve meals. All these contain harmful calories that are stored as fat in your body. So if you don’t buy them you will not eat them; as simple as that!
Kettlebell training is a fantastic way to lose weight, I have had hundreds of clients lose lot’s of weight with just kettlebells. I recommend you hire a personal trainer who has been certified through a recognised kettlebell course.
Concentrate on your Food
Most of us are inclined to do something while eating; maybe like watching TV or speaking on the mobile or working on computers. However, this means you are not really careful about how much you eat and you can actually end up consuming more. Learn portion control from your personal trainer. Use smaller plates so that even a small serving looks large enough for visual satisfaction. Take time to chew your food and enjoy each bite.
If you are located in Sydney I highly recommend you contact the guys at Functional Fitness Courses. These are the best in the business at delivering functional training programs.