Loose no more than1/2 lb of fat per week as any more will trick your body into thinking that you are starving yourself. If you loosing fat too quickly your body may slow your metabolism down in order to conserve the calories used as well as start using your muscles as sources of energy. Loosing several pounds of fat per month for several months in a row is more effective than loosing too much too quickly. Many toxins are stored within the fatty tissues of the body and when we loose fat those toxins are re-released into the blood stream and must be eliminated from the body. Loosing too much fat could release a large amount of toxins into the body making us feel horrible.
Avoid eating saturated fats as they are the ‘bad’ fats and will make you gain more weight. You must ingest un-saturated fats (good fats) in order to loose weight. By ingesting good oils like deep water fish, flax seed oil and linseed oils you will aid your body in riding itself of the fatty deposits found all over your body enabling your body to loose more fat. Only take measurements every 2 months as it will give you a better idea of how you are progressing on your weight loss program and how much fat you are actually loosing. Taking measurements too often will discourage you as your body will have good and bad days depending lifestyle and hormonal changes.
Do not start any ‘fad diet’ or commercial diets as they will only set you up for failure. They generally make you loose fat too fast releasing many toxic elements into the body. Once stopping the fad diet the a very high percentage begin to gain the weight back! When your goal is loosing fat a slow realistic schedule is the most successful one.
Do not eat any white sugar and cut down on all sweets including honey, molasses and any other natural sweetener. Stay away from all simple carbohydrates and eat only complex, slowly digested carbohydrates.
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Eat a diet high in fibre to help detoxify your body as you loose that unwanted fat as well as keep your intestines and digestive tract healthy.
Exercise!! – do low intensity, high duration aerobic exercise daily as well as strength training when loosing fat. By building up and using our muscles we will burn more calories through out the day. This happens because muscles burn fat even when they are not used as they need blood flow, warmth and nutrients just sitting there while fat has minimal circulatory needs or caloric needs. You will be loosing more fat sitting due to the energy needed by your muscles. If possible exercise during the mornings. After each workout your metabolism gets a jumpstart and will stay higher than normal for hours after. Those who sleep right after their workouts (work out at night) will drive their metabolism down so they do not capitalize on the secondary calorie burn after their workouts. Wait approximately 30 minutes after you workout to eat your post-workout snack or meal as you will still be burning your body fat.
Safe Supplements for Weight loss:
L-Carnitine – helps bring body fat to the muscles to be burned
Fiber – keeps digestion healthy