5 Fat-Loss Habits
Would you like to lose a little fat?
Pretty common for most of us, right.
As you start on this journey ask yourself these 5 questions to help get the momentum rolling.
1. Are you eating slowly enough?
In our fast paced world it is easy to blast through a meal in no time and get on to the next thing.
But keep in mind your satiety mechanism won’t start kicking in until 15-20 minutes after you start a meal.
Therefore breezing through a meal can lead to over-consuming calories before your body has the chance to tell you it’s full. Shoot for at least 15 to 20 minutes per meal.
2. Are you getting enough protein?
In our standard diet it is common to come in under the recommended daily amount of protein per day.
However, protein is a nutrient that can keep us filling fuller, longer therefore reducing overall calorie consumption.
Protein is also a building block for lean tissues which can in turn increase our metabolic rate.
3. How is your fruit and vegetable intake?
According to recommendations you should be getting between 3 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
Try filling your plate with at least one fist-sized portion of vegetables per meal and get some handheld fruit to supplement the other servings throughout the day.
4. Where does your carb intake sit each day?
Carbs are a vital nutrient throughout our day, but we generally tend to be overfed on them.
Monitor how your carbohydrates balance out with protein and fat intake and consider saving a majority of your carbs for after workouts.
5. What is the source of most of your fats?
Not all fats are created equal. Whenever possible choose from whole food sources such as eggs, meat, fish, olives, nuts and seeds for your daily serving of fat.
Asking these questions will most likely give you a solid place to start from.
Pick one, yes JUST ONE, area to address, then work on it for 2-3 weeks before moving on to the next.