It’s something we all notice, especially after the Christmas period. If we’ve found ourselves gaining weight, and not heading to the gym as much, or we are looking for a way to slim down, we are usually on the hunt for a quick fix. Either so we can get back to the way we were, or we got a big event coming up. With this in mind, are there any ways for us to lose weight or tone down quickly, but also healthily?
Using The Filling Hacks
While there is still some debate about the whole calories in, calories out conundrum, we can still ensure that if we feel fuller, the less temptation it is to snack. The two simple approaches to this are protein and water. Protein makes you feel fuller, so if you can consume more than you usually would, and reduce your carbohydrate intake at the same time, you should find the pounds start to slip off. Another hack: make sure that you drink water before your meals, as you feel full as a result. The same works with sparkling water, and in fact, many people do this in which to cheat fasting. But it’s not recommended that you do this without speaking to a medical professional first.
HIIT The Gym
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is one of the most popular ways in which to lose weight quickly now. The great bonus of high-intensity training is that you can get the benefits in a shorter space of time. High-intensity interval training can consist of Tabata sprints, similar intense protocols, like Insanity training, but also something high-speed like spinning classes, can put you into that fat burning mode. Beware, as the name suggests, it’s pretty intense!
Using The Weights To Lose The Weight
Most people believe that if they want to lose weight, they need to get running, but cardio is one of the least effective forms of exercise in which to lose weight. As far as putting your body under stress as concerned, weights win each and every time. And if you think that you are going to build lots of muscle because you’re using weights, the fact is, it serves as a way to tone up. You can build muscle if you overdo the weights, but you still have to eat to supplement it.
Don’t Forget About Your Mindset!
It’s far better for you to be specific in your goals. This is what will keep you on track to lose weight. People have generalized goals when it comes to weight loss. This isn’t enough, it’s far better for you to have a target weight, so you can stay on track, and ensure you plan meals that will help you to hit that target. Every week, check if you are heading in that direction, and if not, then you need to ramp it up more.
Getting slimmer can be quite a fad, especially with the numerous diets out there. But the fact is, there are a few simple ways in which to do it, but you don’t need to be unhealthy.
Love Ya`ll A Latte,
Faith Ellis is the creator and writer for Ladies, Lattes, and Lifting. She aspires to help women on their fitness and health journey and provide them with real and safe ways to reach their weight loss goals. In her free time, Faith enjoys writing fantasy novels, meal prepping, and spending time with her husband and two furbabies in their home in North Carolina.