“If I had a life or death problem and only one hour to solve it, I’d spend 55 minutes getting the question right and the answer would naturally follow.”
What a profound statement.
Sensible weight loss! With a matter this important – let’s make sure we get the question right!
Especially because we know that radical diets are ridiculous and dangerous.
On top of that, how many people have gained and lost the same 20 pounds over and over again?
Let’s get it right this time! So, if the right question is
What is the Most Sensible Way to Lose 20 lbs of Fat?
This is the healthiest, most sensible answer. It’s the simplest plan that you can follow.
I’ll say it again. It is the simplest plan that you can follow.
What good is an extensive, elaborate plan that you don’t follow?
It leaves you feeling defeated – again!
What if you could make some simple yet effective changes that would change your waistline?
I will share a plan with you that when my clients followed – they lose all the fat they wanted to lose.
Remember it’s a simple plan and it works!
If you want to set yourself up for success, there are three factors that you need to consider:
Did you know that the amount of sleep you get affects your fat storage?
Now that’s an important question!
Physiologists have shown us a direct correlation between sleep and fat storage.
So, how much sleep are you getting?
If you aren’t getting 8 hours of sleep a night, you’re missing out on the simplest way to lose weight!
Simply increase your sleep to start the weight loss process!
If you aren’t sleeping at night, you are more metabolically active at night.
This means you’re tired or more easily stressed during the day.
Your body is in a non-metabolically active or sedentary state.
It is not burning the fuel that you’re taking in during the day – so it is stored as fat!
So sleep more at night to burn more calories!
Exercise makes a huge impact on weight loss.
It burns calories and builds muscles.
It changes your metabolism and helps boost your mood.
What type of exercise do you currently do?
Short duration – high intensity bursts mixed with long duration – low intensity activity has been shown to be the best, most effective way to lose weight.
What does this look like?
Choose your activity. It could be elliptical, treadmill, bike, swimming or rowing.
First, warm up. You could walk for 3-5 minutes on the treadmill with a small incline.
Then you would run for 30 seconds to 1 minute at a high intensity.
Follow that with 3 to 4 minutes of low intensity activity. Repeat for 20 to 45 minutes depending on your fitness level.
You should do this type of exercise 2 or 3 times a week.
On your off days, you should spend 30 to 45 minutes doing light activity which can include walking, gardening, cleaning.
The key is to be physically active 30 -45 minutes of activity every single day, with every other day being high intensity activity.
This is the area that will take effort and energy to complete!
Our third and final component is nutrition.
The most important factor with nutrition is to understand which foods feed your muscles and which foods feed your fat.
Some foods feed your muscles and make you feel vibrant and energetic.
Simply stated your body needs:
Protein and Produce to lose weight and feel great.
Just remember the 2 Ps and you will be strong and lean and that everything else is feeding your fat.
So that means, you are looking for lean protein.
Chicken, turkey, eggs, lean cuts of beef, fish, or protein powder.
Protein is the building blocks for muscle.
Of course, your body needs more nutrients than protein alone can supply.
You can get those nutrients from plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables.
You should eat fruits and vegetables in abundance.
The more forms and colors the better!
If you focus your nutrition toward protein and produce, you will have a major positive impact on your weight.
If you get 8 hours of sleep a night, do high-intensity aerobic exercise and focus your nutrition on the two P’s you will lose body fat and gain muscle!
I invite you to place your comments below and dialog with me, ask me any questions you want. I’m here to help you. 🙂
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