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3 Easy Fat Loss Tricks for Busy People

3 Easy Fat Loss Tricks for Busy People

Losing fat can be complicated. From trying to calculate complicated calorie needs to lose weight, to going to the gym endlessly, to trying every fake fat burning supplement ever created.

It can be exhausting– but it doesn’t have to be.

The goal in life is not to become obsessed with counting every calorie and spending all your off time– your “you” time– at the gym just to lose some unwanted body fat. Otherwise, you’ll end up being unable to enjoy life in general and the mental and emotional impact of that will be extremely difficult to reverse. After all, what’s the point of losing weight if you’re not happy?

Instead of following a strict diet and obsessively watching what you’re eating, you can incorporate a few simple changes to your diet. The best part is that these changes aren’t like what you’ve tried before. They aren’t one of those crash dieting or juicing fads, which are extremely unsafe for your physical health.

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The tips you’ll read about here aren’t only effective but also safe and healthy. The idea is to promote your physical health while helping you get rid of excess fat easily. Here are three extremely easy fat loss tricks you can start implementing today to see your body fat start decreasing this week.

Protein

Protein-fat loss

    Higher protein diets are shown to be effective in long term weight loss programs. When it comes to worrying about carbs or fats or what time of the day you should eat, having a diet higher in protein takes priority over everything.

    Believe it or not, I’m encouraging you to eat more food to lose more fat.

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    Here are some awesome effects of protein related to losing fat simply:

    • Protein burns more calories when digested when compared to fat and carbs combined.
    • Protein helps prevent losing muscle, muscle that helps you burn more calories every day.
    • Protein keeps you fuller longer and decreases cravings, so you’re going to end up eating less fattening foods throughout the day.

    The best way to get more protein in your diet is to make sure at every meal there is some sort of protein source. From egg whites, to chicken and fish, to nuts and protein shakes, protein is easy to incorporate into your day and will greatly assist you in the fat loss process. You can simply choose the type of high-protein food you like and then include that in your daily diet. It doesn’t have to be excessive; just something you enjoy eating and also contains plenty of proteins.

    Water

    water

      You always hear your doctor harp on drinking enough water, but there may be a good reason behind that.

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      Staying hydrated is important for a number of bodily functions including nutrient transport. Having a higher protein intake will aid in fat loss a lot more efficiently if you are hydrated. So with the second tip, you’re actually going to make the first tip work even better.

      Aside from helping your body to shed the fat, water can act as a natural appetite suppressant and curb cravings that tend to get you in trouble. Try simply having a tall glass of water when you wake up and before every meal. This will help you get full easily when you eat, while helping you remain full for a longer period of time.

      You’ll be surprised at how well water helps you avoid bad foods and overeating. Remember that water is also good for your skin and for your overall health, so make sure to religiously get your daily dose.

      Vegetables

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      vegetables-fat loss

        We all know those leafy greens are healthy for us but they are an amazing fat loss aid as well.

        Have you ever wondered why it’s so easy to eat an entire bag of chips but eating an entire head of cauliflower (which has far less calories) is much harder? That’s because simple carbs like junk food has a very low satiety, or ability to tell your brain that it is full or satisfied, whereas fibrous carbs like vegetables have a much higher satiety. So you’re basically getting full with far less consumption when you consume vegetables.

        In a world of fast food and convenient junk food, cravings and calories are extremely high.

        By simply having vegetables cover 50% of your plate and pairing them with every protein meal, you can say goodbye to most cravings and hello to fat loss. Not everyone likes to have raw vegetables, but a light steam could enhance the taste while still retaining its nutritional value.

        Losing fat doesn’t need to be complicated. Increase your protein intake, drink your water, and eat your vegetables. Use these three tactics to start losing fat simply without feeling overwhelmed by an overly obsessive diet.

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        Last Updated on September 18, 2020

        7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

        7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

        Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

        Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

        1. Exercise Daily

        It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

        If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

        Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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        If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

        2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

        Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

        One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

        This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

        3. Acknowledge Your Limits

        Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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        Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

        Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

        4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

        Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

        The basic nutritional advice includes:

        • Eat unprocessed foods
        • Eat more veggies
        • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
        • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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        Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

          5. Watch Out for Travel

          Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

          This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

          If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

          6. Start Slow

          Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

          If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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          7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

          Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

          My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

          If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

          I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

          Final Thoughts

          Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

          Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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