As with any other area of your life that you want to be successful at, and this includes fat loss, you must plan ahead and follow a certain plan. This article will present you the 10 commandments of fat loss, which, if followed religiously will yield excellent results. So, lets begin:
1. You will plan ahead
This is the simplest and yet most profound commandment. In order to be successful in any area of life, you need to plan ahead.
2. You will eat clean foods 90% of the time
Following a clean food diet, 100% of the time would make some people go insane. That’s why everyone needs to enjoy their favorite meal every once in a while, like a piece of cake, a tasty burger or a pizza, whatever they like. That’s what the other 10% mean. The important thing here is that you don’t feel bad about eating junk food thinking that you broke your diet. This is where many people simply break down and start binging which is definitely not good.
That’s why people plan ahead and reserve a special meal once a week where they can just enjoy themselves, also known as a cheat meal. As soon as you’re finished eating your cheat meal you should go back to your diet and eat clean foods as you were before. If we do the math and assume you eat 4 meals a day, 7 days a week, that adds up to a total of 28 meals. 90% of 28 is around 25 meals comprised of clean foods and 3 meals where you can eat anything you want.
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3. You will eat protein with every meal or snack
Protein is very satiating. It helps you repair the damaged muscle tissue and recover properly from training. Replacing the simple carbs found in white bread, cookies, pastries, sugar etc., with lean protein sources is a smart move for continuous fat loss.
4. You will lift weights
This is the most logical commandment, actually. If you want to achieve a perfectly sculpted body, you must incorporate some kind of resistance training. Cardio will not be enough, so if you’re already walking and running and thinking that is enough to transform your body, it isn’t. Any type of meaningful resistance training will suffice. You can do bodyweight training and you will definitely see some results.
5. You will include vegetables in each meal
Some people believe that it is preferable that you consume vegetables at night. This is wrong. You can mix them in your eggs and have a healthy breakfast, add them in a wrap for lunch, or you can add all sorts of them in your salads and at every possible meal. There aren’t many foods in your diet that can give you more bang for your buck than vegetables.
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