Looking for new and effective ways to help you lose fat successfully?
There may come a point in your life when you want to start melting off those pounds that have been building up over time and get back into the shape you enjoyed when you were young and invincible.
Through a lot of hard work, dedication and a great game plan, you can definitely to make it happen.
But the truth is, in the beginning most people are able to lose those first 10 to 15 pounds fast and then the weight seems like it just won’t budge.
And this is where most will throw in the towel and call it quits.
Hitting a small plateau in your weight loss should not be a reason to quit; it’s merely a small bump in the road that can easily be conquered with the right tools.
1. Prevent Injuries With Stretching
We’re going to start out with something so simple you may have overlooked it; many people do.
Did you ever consider a warm-up to be an effective method to maximize fat loss?
It may sound a bit silly but in fact, a proper warm up program is essential for the success of any fat loss program.
Far too many people have to opt out of their weight loss routine, for a few days, weeks and in some cases even permanently, due to a nagging injury, pulled muscle or a strain.
The truth is something as simple as a pulled hamstring can set you back weeks, if not longer.
And any time off from working out not only sets you back physically, but also wreaks havoc on your motivation to keep going, especially if you have been absolutely killing it with your diet and training sessions.
So why take that chance when all you need is to take the time and do a light 12 to 15 minute warm-up before your main training session.
The best medicine is prevention and a little bit of stretching goes a long way!
2. Boost Metabolism With Resistance Training
Want the best kept secret for quick weight loss?
Here’s a hint: it has nothing to do with the treadmill, elliptical, Stairmaster, Spinning or Zumba.
You see, too many people fall into the trap of spending countless hours focusing on cardio.
Although cardiovascular training has its time and place in a weight loss program, it comes second to resistance training for burning belly fat and keeping it off.
The greater the amount of muscle mass that you carry on your frame, the greater the amount of calories that your body will burn throughout the day.
Fat doesn’t function and burns zero calories, so your best bet is to build some muscle on your frame for a metabolic boost and greater calorie burn.
An increase in muscle mass will also hype up your BMR, which is your resting metabolic rate.
This means that in addition to the loads of calories that you burn while training at the gym or at home, you will also increase the amount of calories that you naturally burn while performing your normal everyday activities, even at rest.
And what all this pans out to is turning your body into a fat burning machine and finally achieving weight loss success.
3. Create A Solid Plan Of Action
What you eat plays a huge role in your ability to burn belly fat quickly as well as your ability to maintain lean muscle mass.
This is why a good diet is essential for your weight loss success.
But the real key that is often overlooked is to find a specific plan to follow and then stick with it.
Far too often people bounce from one fad diet to the next without ever giving any one program time to work its magic.
Or worse yet, others don’t even follow a specific diet plan at all and try to make things up as they go along.
So pick one plan that you feel is going to work best for you and then stick with it long enough to see it work.
There are many different types of diets out there that you can follow, all of which are very similar in nature.
Most of the weight loss programs out there involve a combination of fibrous vegetables and greens as well as lean protein and moderate amounts of healthy fats.
And then are others which take carbohydrate restriction to the extreme, such as the ketogenic diet.
All of these programs have been shown to be effective in one way or another, so it’s just a matter of figuring out which one you can see yourself sticking to for an extended period of time.
Now that you have your eating program out of the way it’s on to the other half of the fat loss equation; exercise.
Similar to the challenges that are so common with diet, there are far too many people out there who simply “wing it” when it comes to working out.
In order to lose fat you need to find a specific workout plan that is geared toward that specific goal.
Just like with your diet, find a fat loss workout program that suits your needs and then stick to it.
There are a few different options when it comes to choosing a training program.
If you have at least some experience under your belt, you can find a good workout book or pre-made program online that you can follow.
That option is relatively inexpensive.
On the other hand, if you don’t have much experience working out, it is a good idea to hire a professional trainer that can help you reach your goal.
Hiring a trainer can be an investment up front, but in the end, it will save you a lot of time and energy because you will be on the right track from the start.
Trainers can help you not only in setting up a program specific for your needs, but also help you avoid injuries by teaching you correct exercise form.
Another added benefit is that your trainer will push you harder in your workouts than you are able to on your own and hold you accountable so you show up for your workout sessions.
No matter what option you choose, the key is to stick to the program until you see the results you are after.
4. Supplement For The Extra Edge
And now on to everybody’s favorite; supplements.
Judging by the widespread popularity of fat burning products used by fitness and physique competitors for competition prep, there’s no doubt that supplements do play an integral part of any fat loss program.
So if you are interested in getting the most out of your fat loss diet and exercise program, you might want to consider adding a supplement into the mix.
There is something you need to understand when it comes to supplements though.
A supplement is just that; something you use in addition to a proper diet and exercise program.
That means you need to get your training program and eating habits down pat before you even think of adding a diet pill into the mix.
So be well aware that even the best diet pills and fat burners can’t work on their own without some type of effort on your part.
If you think that you can simply take a product and then sit on the couch and watch TV day in and day out while melting fat off your belly, you are in for a rude awakening.
It just doesn’t work that way.
But, when used in conjunction with the rest of your fat loss program, supplements can lend a whole lot of benefits to give you the advantage that you need for success.
5. Set Weekly Weight Loss Goals
This is one topic that you will see discussed time and time again here on EPIX Weight Loss Solutions and there is a good reason for it.
No matter what the endeavor, goal setting is what sets the champions apart from the has-beens and have-nots.
And what that means is that your weight loss success starts with setting clear objectives that you want to achieve.
Having a clear target makes it much easier to stick to the program when times get tough.
There are obviously going to be times when you don’t feel like working out or you want to devour a box of doughnuts instead of a healthy salad.
If you’re human, you probably have even experienced times like this and said “I’ll just get back on tomorrow”.
But the truth is, it’s just not worth it.
Giving in to times like this will only end up killing that spark inside you that brought you along this far, because tomorrow never comes.
The scale will seem to be stuck on the same number and your momentum will rapidly come to a halt.
When you set daily and weekly goals for yourself, you are much more likely to stay on track when you hit those unavoidable bumps in the road.
Make Fat Loss Success Yours Today!
So there you have it; 5 killer tools that you can implement into your lifestyle to guarantee fat loss success.
Some of these tips may seem obviously simple (like #1) but don’t take them lightly; they can make a huge difference in the outcome of your program.
As with all weight loss tools, the first key is to actually start doing them and the second key is to be consistent and keep doing them.
With a little bit of determination and discipline, there is nothing that can stop you!