Thursday, 22 November 2012

Pushing Your Weight Loss Further Forward

By Russ Howe-Pti

If you have hit a wall with your fat loss progress, today's article is designed to teach you a couple of basic yet proven facts. When it comes to figuring out how to lose weight these steps have been proven to yield results time and time again in the gym so if you're looking for a way to reach the next level you will enjoy today's post.

As fitness instructors we know that there is so much misinformation when it comes to fat loss that it's almost criminal. Particularly online, where people constantly have an agenda to sell a miracle pill or extreme fat reducing product of some kind. These steps today are simple, proven and cost nothing.

When trying to get rid of unwanted body fat, there's a couple of really easy to follow steps which will help you get there faster. They are even easier than you probably think right now.

The First Rule - Utilize Snack Tubs.

Rule Number Two - Take A Day Off.

The majority of people who find it hard to stick to a diet tell us that their biggest vice is snacking on junk food. Usually this happens when they are at work. This makes sense. Half way through a long shift at your job, with work piling up and stress levels climbing higher it is easy to give in to the temptation of the vending machine staring at you from across the break room. We get it.

Some people crave junk food just because they tell themselves they aren't supposed to have it. We call this forbidden fruit syndrome, and it's a sign of somebody who isn't ready to diet. Others, however, simply lust after the quick fix feeling of hunger satisfaction that comes from scoffing a chocolate bar. Their body doesn't want the food itself, it's more of a mental thing.

We associate junk food with immediate satisfaction, that's why we crave it. in terms of actual nutrition, however, it does nothing for your body's needs when you need an energy boost or long-term fat loss results. But something tells me you already know that.

This week pick up a few relatively small snack boxes from a local department store and pack them with a protein rich food. This will not only keep you satisfied but also help your body to avoid bad fats.

This easy trick is usually enough to eliminate junk food cravings at work completely. Not only do you feel fuller and work more efficiently because your body is actually using the nutrition now, but you also don't want to waste food you prepared at home so you subconsciously force yourself to stick to it.

Secondly we want to focus on the importance of having a day off from your diet once per week. Some people don't need a day off every week, but we would recommend taking one at least every two weeks even if you don't want to. Again this is more of a mental thing than a physical thing, but the benefits are proven.

You shouldn't ever feel like you are punishing yourself just for wanting a better body. Cutting out all of your favorite foods is the number one way to fall off your diet in spectacular fashion. You will begin to crave things you used to enjoy, and rightly so.

The trick is to enjoy your favorite foods on a designated day off every single week.

Sure you might consume more calories on this day than the rest of the week but you cannot do very much damage here unless you deliberately go crazy. Remember, there is a difference between a cheat day and Christmas day. In fact, enjoying your favorite snacks or junk foods on one day per week or one day every two weeks actually turns out to be a good thing for your fat loss goals because you will find you can stick to your healthy lifestyle for far longer than you have ever done before.

These two little rules have helped countless people just like you. There are so many people who get lost when wondering how to lose weight it is easy to see why there are so many misleading miracle pill products on the market. Apply these two tips today and you'll never need that stuff ever again.

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