Two of the Most Overlooked Keys to Fat Loss Success!
I often get asked Tara “what is the best FAT BURNER,” should I do a FASTING protocol “ or basically how can I fast track fat loss. Everyone wants the quick fix, right? Before I suggest any fancy Nutrition Tricks or Training Protocols I ask them this:
DO YOU DRINK WATER THROUGH OUT YOUR DAY? ARE YOU HAVING VEGETABLES AT MOST MEALS?
Of course most answer yes. But let me tell you a 500ml bottle or two of water in a day is not enough and never mind if you are exercising! The same with veggies, I am not talking about having a piece or two of broccoli at dinner.
As boring as this suggestion sounds, this is SO important for FAT LOSS!! Before you spend money on the latest fat burner or supplement seriously increase your water and vegetables!
WATER it helps you lose weight!
Most people think they drink enough liquids throughout the day to keep them hydrated. However, they are often actually dehydrating themselves by only having coffee, tea, pop, alcohol, Gatorade. These do not hydrate the body like filtered water can. Some people are walking around actually dehydrated and they don’t know it because they don’t feel necessarily thirsty. Most people need at least 2-3 litres. It depends on the person and their activity level but as you see, much more than most people are getting.
A few reasons how it helps Fat Loss:
It helps avoid Fatigue
Often times we feel tired or a headache and we are just dehydrated. You would be surprised how having some water will bring up your energy levels. If you have more energy you aren’t going to skip your workout. You also will have more will power to stay on track with your clean eats.
It helps avoid Digestion Problems
Water helps with the elimination process and without eliminating the foods we digest we gain weight, gain toxins, and feel terrible! Being constipated will work against you and your fat loss efforts.
It helps avoid Eating Extra Calories
Many times when we are thirsty we eat food rather than drink water. This can cause unnecessary weight gain, especially for an Inactive Person. Drink a few glasses of water before you grab that muffin, you may save yourself some unnecessary calories in your day.
Why Vegetables help you lose weight?
1)Vegetables help keep you full for longer. The fiber and water in vegetables fill you up way more efficiently than eating processed carbs that are deficient in fiber.
2) They help prevent dips in your energy levels. Once again, the fiber in vegetables helps regulate your blood sugar. If you’re eating plenty of veggies you shouldn’t experience that late-afternoon energy slump that you may encounter when eating processed carbohydrates.
3) Vegetables are also lower in calories than most other options.
You get the idea! I know it is not a sexy answer but it is key to your health and your fat loss success. So before you go and follow the latest trend simply take the time to increase your water intake. Drink more between meals and during your workouts as well as gradually increase you greens in your day. I bet you feel fantastic and will notice your waistline getting smaller!
I always have your back. Feel free to contact me with any of your Nutrition or Training questions.
Coach T xo