5 Steps To Lose Weight & Keep Fit

Lose Weight

 

Now first things first before getting into these steps is understanding that this is all on you. If you want to make it happen you can make it happen.

 

Step 1: Get Rid of Carbs.

Carbohydrates are the #1 reason why people become overweight.

To get started on your quick weight loss plan you need to do a carb detox. You need to flush all of the bad carbohydrates from your body.

Doing a carb detox will reduce your calories and force your body to flush out any excess water weight. Don’t be surprised if this results in a 5-8-pound drop in weight during the first week.

This is also why many people gain the weight back so quickly after they get back to eating carbs such as a plate of spaghetti.

 

 

Step 2: Get enough sleep.

Not getting enough sleep and staying up all night either working, gaming or partying what so ever isn’t good at all.

Many people that are trying to lose weight fail to do so because they don’t get proper sleep. It makes sense because you don’t really associate sleep with losing weight, but it’s a really big deal.

One of the worst things about getting a lack of sleep is that your willpower reserves start to drop. When your willpower is low that’s when you begin to make poor food decisions. It’s a slippery slope from thinking that one Oreo won’t hurt to finally eating the whole pizza on your own.

Good sleep also ensures that your hormones are functioning properly. There are Hormones that have a diurnal rhythm which means that their level is at it’s peak at the beginning of the day. You never want to throw your hormones out of whack because it completely disrupts everything that you have going for you.

 

 

Step 3: Eat a Lot of Protein

 

Okay, so you’ve cut out the carbs and have an awesome game plan for getting a good night’s sleep, but you probably want to eat at some point.

So, what do you eat?

When you are doing your detox, you want to consume a ton of protein every chance you get. The reason why is because your body has to find a new energy source since you are depriving it of all of the sweet sugars you used to give it. Protein becomes that new energy source.

Since carbohydrates contain 4 calories in each gram also protein provides 4 calories per gram.

Foods like organic chicken and eggs, beef, and salmon are a great source of protein. If you aren’t trying to chew food 16 hours a day then consider finding a good whey protein to add to the mix.

The fun doesn’t stop there. You will want to cover these foods in high-quality fats. Not pig lard, but extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil.

If you think these fats are a bad thing you are sorely mistaken. They are a blessing. Not only do they add awesome flavor to your meals, but they also provide another energy source for your body Since fat provides 9 calories per gram. Be sure to add some low-carb vegetables to the side as well. Such as:

  • Bell Peppers.
  • Broccoli. Broccoli is a true superfood. …
  • Asparagus. Asparagus is a delicious spring vegetable. …
  • Mushrooms. …
  • Zucchini. …
  • Spinach. …
  • Avocados. …
  • Cauliflower.

 

Step 4: Anaerobic Exercise 3x per Week.

This is a tricky step because common sense tells you that you should be exercising while dieting and at some point you should. It shouldn’t happen when you are going through your detox though because your body is adjusting and it’s pretty hard to convince your mind to eat differently and start a new workout routine.

Because of the carb detox you will already be losing weight so you want to keep that momentum going. Working out requires your body to burn through its energy sources and because your body is still adjusting that usually means that if you work out now that donut looks much more appealing later.

However, once you’re done with your detox you can start to insert some exercise because you will start to eat some carbs again. The reason why you are taking this approach is because you want to prevent something called the down-regulation of metabolism.

It is when your body’s metabolic rate slows down because you are eating less food. You want to include exercise in your regimen so it doesn’t continue to slow down and all it takes is exercising 3x a week. So you would want to keep the metabolic rate as high as possible to keep burning the excess fat in your body and continue losing the excess weight.

The best type of exercise you can do for this in our opinion is walking or jogging 30 minutes a day.

 

Step 5: Focus on the Quality of Your Food.

Knowing how to read food labels is important, but you never want to end up just reducing your food to numbers. You want your body to enjoy everything that you consume and you want to feel good about it later.

The problem with just reducing food to just numbers is that you can find sneaky ways to get a box of chocolate chip cookies into your daily diet if you skimp out on other things.

But how are those cookies going to make you feel? While they may help you reach your daily carb limit are they providing any other nutrients that your body needs?

A huge mindset win for you will occur when you can stop thinking about just the taste of a food and also start thinking about how it is going to make you feel later.

Almost everything good that I like to eat that is bad for me results in me feeling even worse later.

 

Reminder

Keep in mind that as long as your calorie consumption doesn’t exceed your basal metabolic rate your body is not going to store any excess carbs as fat and you will continue on burning fat and losing weight.

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