Looking to lose weight but not quite seeing the progress you had hoped you would? If so, you may be failing to get a few key things in place that can really prompt your progress forward.
When it comes to fat loss, there are some general rules that you should have in place that will really help to skyrocket your success upwards when they are employed in your plan.
Let’s go over three such rules that will ensure that you not only lose weight quickly, but that that weight you lose is fat mass and not lean muscle.
Eat More Protein, Not Less
The first secret that you need to know is that when it comes to structuring your fat loss diet plan, you should focus on getting more protein in and not less. Many people make this mistake and it’s a grave one.
They think that since they’re eating fewer calories, protein needs will go down. In reality, it’s the opposite.
When on a fat loss diet plan, you should be eating more protein as this will help to preserve your lean muscle mass when in a calorie deficit. Furthermore, protein also has a higher thermic effect of food, meaning just by eating it you can speed up your metabolic rate. Finally, it also helps to control hunger and blood sugar very well as well, so those are some powerful added benefits you’ll get from having it in place.
Track, Track, Track
Moving along, also make sure that you are tracking your intake of calories, along with grams of proteins, carbohydrates, and dietary fats.
While it does take some time to do this, it’s worth the extra effort. By tracking these things, you can ensure that you are getting what you need and if results don’t happen as you had hoped, you can very easily adjust a few things to get progress moving along better.
Tracking is vital and with so many tracking applications now available, there’s no reason not to do this.
Implement Breaks From Time To Time
Finally, you should be implementing breaks from time to time in your diet plan. This is going to help to restore metabolic function so that you are burning up body fat as quickly as possible. Those who never take breaks in their diet will hit a plateau far faster and fat loss will come to a halt.
Take a day or two off every 3-4 weeks on your diet to ensure you are maintaining an ideal – or as ideal as possible – metabolic rate.
So keep these three secrets in mind and you should see greater fat loss success as you move forward.