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10 Top Tips for Fat Loss for Summer

With summer on our doorstep, many of us are looking to shed some excess fat and feel our best for the season. If you're pressed for time and constantly on the go, don't worry! We've got you covered with these '10 top tips for fat loss' that you can easily incorporate into your busy schedule. Let's get started!


1 • Prioritize a Balanced Diet: Focus on consuming a well-balanced diet that includes a good blend of protein, carbohydrates and fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Opt for whole, unprocessed foods as much as possible and limit your intake of sugary snacks, refined grains, and processed foods. Keep it simple by focusing mainly on your calories and protein intake. You can use my calorie calculator here. For protein aim for 1g per lb you weigh.


2 • Portion Control: Watch your portion sizes, especially when eating out or on the go. Use smaller plates and bowls, and be mindful of your hunger and fullness cues. Eating slowly and savoring each bite can help you feel satisfied with smaller portions.


3 • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and support your body's fat-burning processes. Carry a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go to remind yourself to drink water regularly. Aim for 2-4 litres per day.


4 • Include High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Incorporate HIIT workouts into your routine to maximize fat loss in minimal time. These workouts involve short bursts of intense exercise followed by brief recovery periods. HIIT can be done in as little as 15-20 minutes so are very time efficient in return for the calories burned. I would prioritise this approach over walking on a treadmill for example.


5 • Make Time for Strength Training: Include strength training exercises in your fitness regimen. Building lean muscle mass can help increase your metabolism and burn more calories throughout the day. Focus on compound exercises like squats, lunges, deadlifts, and push-ups that target multiple muscle groups.


6 • Increase Non-Exercise Physical Activity: Look for opportunities to increase your daily activity levels. Take the stairs instead of the escalator, walk or bike whenever possible, and incorporate short bursts of physical activity throughout the day, such as a quick jog or a set of bodyweight exercises.


7 • Plan and Prep Your Meals: Spend some time each week planning and prepping your meals to avoid relying on unhealthy convenience options. Prepare nutritious meals in advance and pack them in portioned containers, so you always have a healthy option on hand when you're busy or on the go.


8 • Choose Snacks wisely: Stock up on healthy snacks like fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, Greek yoghurt, or cut-up vegetables. Having nutritious snacks readily available will help you resist the temptation of unhealthy choices when hunger strikes. If your water intake is good this will suppress cravings as being dehydrated and hungry give off the same feeling in your stomach.


9 • Get Enough Sleep: Prioritize quality sleep as it plays a crucial role in weight management. Aim for 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night to support optimal recovery, fat loss and overall well-being.


10 • Manage Stress Levels: Chronic stress can contribute to weight gain and hinder fat loss efforts. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as practicing mindfulness, deep breathing exercises, engaging in hobbies you enjoy, or spending time with loved ones, if you enjoy their company that is...


Conclusion: Getting in shape for summer doesn't have to be overwhelming, even if you're always on the go. By following these 10 top tips for fat loss, you can make sustainable changes to your lifestyle and achieve your goals. Remember, small steps add up, so be consistent and patient with yourself. Get ready to enjoy a healthy and confident summer!


All the best

Alex

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