Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Best Fat Loss Tips...

Real fat loss tips

Successful and permanent fat loss is something most of us make much too complex. Fat loss is all mathematical. It’s slightly than this depending on your body type, age, and personal habits, but generally speaking, one pound of fat stores around 3500 calories. Calories are units of energy. If you’re inactive, it takes a long time to use up calories because little energy is being expended. Calories only come in as food and drink. Less energy coming in, combined with more energy going out as activity, creates successful fat loss. All math, all cause and effect.

I watched a cable TV documentary where a man lost fourteen pounds in around 12 hours. How? He swam across the English Channel. While not one of the most useful fat loss tips for most of us, it serves as a perfect example. Since he didn’t eat while swimming, his body had no choice but to use fat stores for energy- muscle and organ mass are affected slightly. Calories burned as energy depends on the person and the activity. In his case, around 49,000 calories of energy were consumed from fat in 12 hours.

That’s how basic fat loss and fat gain is. It’s totally in the math. However, not taking an honest look at the cause and effect of this math will make easy fat loss nearly impossible. Not being honest when it comes to what we eat- and how active we are- is where too many of us set ourselves up for failure before even beginning.

So my number one successful fat loss tip: Take a real honest look at what you eat and how active you are. You can’t fix a problem you refuse to see. All the free fat loss tips in the world can’t help without a honest lookat things.

My next most helpful fat loss tip is to eat natural food. Junk food is simply not what your body was designed to use. Highly processed foods make it even more difficut for your body to use the fat you have stored for fuel.

By the way, these real fat loss tips apply to men or women.

Next helpful fat loss tip; get moving. Just like the guy that swam the channel, your body burns fat much faster when it’s being physically challenged. If I had to pick my most effective fat loss tip, it would be this: Do a quick 20 minute cardio workout first thing in the morning on a empty stomach. Then wait about an one hour before you eat. Then for your first meal, eat nothing but protein- like eggs or a protein shake- for breakfast.

Do you understand why this fat loss tip works so well? You wake up with no fuel in your body, so when you get active, your body has no choice but to burn body fat for fuel.

My last "fat loss explained" example is this: Take action. You can know every honest fat loss tip in the universe, but it won’t do you one tiny bit of good until you get started doing something. This is very personal, but I would go about this one little step at a time. Trying to change all your habits at once, while possible, can be very challenging. The real key to successful and permanent fat loss is learning what works for you- and then to never stop making progress in the right direction.

Unfourtunatly, you can't take short cuts. Fat loss only works ONE WAY. You must burn off more calories than you consume. I hope to have exposed some fat loss myths. I have other free fat loss, diet, and fitness articles on my New Body New Life blog.