Wondering why you haven’t quite god the body of a God just yet? Time to sit down (but not for long – you’ve got work to do) and work out where you’re going wrong. Get clued up on what foods you should be eating, and more importantly the ones you shouldn’t, and which exercises actually work, not just make you look half decent in front of the fitness instructor.
2 Speed up your metabolism
This can be a really useful (and quick!) way of optimising your weight loss. Research at Utah University found that a pint of water post-workout can increase your weight loss by up to 2%. Adding foods and drinks such as grapefruit, milk and mushrooms have all also been proven to help. Time to get to Tesco.
3 Know the difference between ‘good fat’ and ‘bad fat’
Yes, there is such a thing as a ‘good fat’, and they’re found in foods such as fish, peanut butter, white meat and eggs. So next time you’re heading to the fridge, swap cheese on toast for peanut butter, and a burger for chicken. Want a treat…and quite frankly a bit of a surprise? According to www.mensfitness.com, ‘most brands of chocolate milk supply around 20 to 25 grams of carbohydrates and between 8 and 11 grams of protein (per 8 oz.), which makes for an optimal post-workout replenishment choice’.
4 Find a good fat loss supplement
Possibly the fat loss pills with the best name in the business, LA Muscle’s ‘Fat Stripper’ found on http://www.lamuscle.com/products/fatburners promises an engineered formula for rapid fat loss for both men and women, that’s most effective for the stomach and thighs.
5 Focus on motivation
There are shed loads of motivation for losing shed loads of weight, but here are some serious ones to think about. According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine a daily two-mile walk will burn 200 calories and, according to, men who walk this amount are 2.5 times less likely to die of a cancer-related illness. Also, the journal Circulation says that being 7lbs too heavy means an 11% higher risk of heart failure.
6 Combat your cravings
Resisting the urge to head for a Big Mac has to be one of the hardest problems during your weight loss journey. But there are lots of things out there now to help. LA Muscle has even developed a ‘SlimGum’ which is designed to control your appetite in seconds.
7 Get a strong exercise routine
And one that you will realistically stick with. It doesn’t have to be anything extreme, as long as it works for you. And the whole ‘I’m too busy’ thing isn’t an excuse anymore. Men’s Health have compiled a way in which you can burn 300 calories in just 10 minutes, with a combo of squats, sprints and press ups.
8 Remember that your bed is also for sleeping
This has to be the easiest thing on the list, but it is surprisingly important. Recovery time is essential for your muscles to avoid injury, and so they can rest in preparation for growth. Turn the telly off, put your eye mask on and grab some zzz’s.
9 Time for your old habits to die fast
It’s not news that smoking and drinking are bad for you, but these bad habits will significantly slow down your weight loss and damage your health. Smoking has been proven to increase fat stored in your abdomen, and there are approximately 155 calories in one pint of beer. Useful to remember next time you’re ‘dragged’ to the pub.
10 Reap the benefits
Revel in your success of a healthier life, with a better body image, reduced cancer risk, improved fitness level, increased libido, more energy…The rewards are endless.
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