How to Lose Body Fat - A Weight Loss Guide

One of the most important factors in losing weight is to be able to lose body fat. Unfortunately in the search for answers on how to lose weight fast many people neglect this important factor.  There are 2 different types of fat – one type that is important to maintain good health and the other which is retained by the body and is sometimes called “storage fat”.

The percentage of body fat (known as BMI) has been found to be a much more accurate guide to successful weight loss than simply looking at the scales. This percentage is worked out via a formula using the relationship between height and weight.

Eating less versus the power of nutrition

The common perception when someone begins a weight loss diet is to believe that simply reducing the amount of calories they consume will fix the problem. “Just eat less” seems to be the quick answer to everything. The truth is, however, a little more complex than that. Simply eating less food means you not only reduce the amount of fat, suger & unwanted calories etc in your diet but it also means that you are reducing your nutritional intake as well.

The body needs protein, carbohydrate, fats, oils, vitamins & minerals in order to perform the daily functions to survive. They are also important to maintain a healthy metabolism. If you don’t eat you may well be consuming less calories but you’ll probably also be consuming less nutrition.

The ideal weight loss diet should on the one hand reduce the amount of bad calories we are consuming but at the same time maintaining or even increasing the amount of nutrition. This would allow our metabolism to function properly and increase the body’s abilty to lose excess body fat which should be the overiding goal whenever you are trying to lose weight

What’s the best way to lose body fat?

Fat requires oxygen in order to burn properly but unfortunately many people who begin a weight control program tend to be unfit as well as being overweight. An unfit body cannot produce the cardio levels required to produce that oxygen consistently enough. The result for the average dieter is that despite seeing a lowering of the numbers on the scales the actual percentage of fat in the body can stay the same and in some cases even increase!

Some important points to remember:

  • To increase your metabolism raise your fitness levels gradually so you can burn more body fat
  • Don’t forget the power of nutrition – make sure you have a balanced intake of all the necessary elements needed for good health
  • Increase the amount of “fat burning” foods like protein & complex carbohydrates.
  • Get your BMI checked so you know what fat percentage you are currently – If it’s high, start work on reducing it using the above methods.

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