One of the most common health and fitness goals is weight loss and this comes as no surprise with the USA holding one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. There is a frustrating cycle to weight gain and weight loss, through fad diets and inconsistence fitness routines mainly, because results are wanted so quickly; but everything that is worth the effort requires patience and perseverance. The focus needs to shift to what can be done to get out of that cycle and create more long term lifestyle changes to enhance your overall health, and keep you in trim also. When looking at options for weight loss and fat burning potential the biggest factor that can assist in moving you toward your goal is to work on increasing your metabolism so you burn energy more efficiently, even when at rest. Here we explore a few essential factors to be aware of when you take steps toward your weight loss journey!
There are many advantages to ensuring you use weights or body weight exercises as part of your fitness routine, and one of the main ones is that muscle burns more energy than fat (around 3 times as much); so the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, even at rest! Increasing your muscle mass is the number 1 way to boost and improve your metabolism; aim to train with weights, or through body weight exercises that use the larger muscle groups of the chest, back, and legs at least 2-3 times weekly. Yes... muscle weighs more than fat, so you may not see the numbers dropping down on the scales so swiftly, but muscle is denser, so you will look leaner and potentially drop dress/trouser size within 4-8 weeks depending on your overall exercise regime... isn’t that awesome!
Ditch the scales!
Weighing yourself on those scales on a frequent basis harms your self esteem and is not the best indicator of your body composition; actually it’s the worst indicator! The weighing scales cannot measure the ratio of your muscle mass... so someone could actually be very fit and muscular... but still those scales will say that they are overweight! Those scales cannot measure the truth of you, either in the physical form or by way of you as a human being, a person with thoughts, feelings, and emotions! Focus on a more healthy way of measuring your progress, such as dropping a dress/trouser size, or just how you feel better and more energized and document it in a fitness journal... by extension this will help to keep you motivated too. Boost your self esteem and focus on all the positives; don’t let the scales steal away from you and your progress!
Explore out of comfort zones!
We are all unique beings and what works for one person, will not necessarily work for you. It takes time to find what encourages you and keeps you courageously moving forward to a happier and healthier way of life. Don’t be afraid to try new things and step out of your comfort zones, this is where the magic always happens! Try a few different fitness classes, gym and nutrition programs that cater for you and your health or weight loss goals; seek out what fits you best and you will enjoy the fitness journey more!
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