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The 5 Most Important Fat Loss Factors

Since overweight is a common problem in today’s society a huge amount of people searching for the quickest way to lose weight and advice on how to get rid of their fatty pounds. Advertisements of the latest magic fat loss pill or some useless equipment claiming to burn away fat without doing any work are as common as ads of McDonalds promoting their new burger. This article shows you the most important and at the same time, most ignored factors to losing body fat. Not paying attention to these factors is the reason why most fat loss attempts fail.

The winter is gone and as the temperatures get higher it’s time to get rid of those muscle hiding layers also known as body fat. But what’s the best and fastest way to get rid of body fat? That’s probably the question most persons ask themselves (or Google). Unfortunately weight and fat loss is a billion dollar industry so the market is stuffed with bullsh** products that promise quick weight loss and an attractive body in no time. Advertising makes you believe you don’t have to watch your diet, training and lifestyle. But if it was really that easy why the heck are millions of people overweight and desperately trying to lose weight? Why are people getting fatter and not leaner?

Simple answer: Because they just don’t know what they’re doing. They think some pills do the job but they forget the most important aspect of any diet, whether you try to gain weight (muscle mass) or lose weight (fat). Furthermore it’s important “what kind of” weight you lose, most likely fast weight loss comes in combination with a great loss in muscle mass and water, also called skinny-fat. Trust me on this; you definitely don’t want to look skinny-fat.

Well, what’s the most important aspect when it comes to losing weight i.e. body fat? Your mindset, nutrition and activity are the answer. That’s never going to change except you let your fat be removed by surgery which is probably the most stupid thing you can do because you’ll eventually gain back your fat since you don’t know anything about adequate nutrition and proper training.

Losing weight sounds like a pretty simple process: Burn more calories than you take in. Actually it doesn’t just sound like a simple process, it also is if it’s done right. Since this article isn’t about fat loss in general it shows you the most important factors you’ll have to pay attention to when dieting.

1. Set Goals

Setting goals is absolutely crucial because without one you don’t have anything to pursue. How much pounds do you want to lose? How do you want to look afterwards? How will you feel after achieving your goal? What’s your motivation?

2. Weight Lifting

Weight lifting increase lean muscle mass, makes you stronger and burns calories. More muscles increase your BMR (basal metabolic rate) i.e. more muscles equals more calories used.

3. Proper Nutrition

The most important factor whether you’re trying to lose or gain weight and guess what? That’s where most people fail to achieve great and permanent fat loss. Nutrition is fuel for your body so make sure it’s high quality and suited to your goals.

4. Cardio

Besides weight lifting another activity that burns calories and for optimum results you should include both weight lifting and cardio into your workout routine. If you have to chose one or the other then go for weight lifting as it has more benefits, which makes it more effective.

5. Change your Lifestyle

You won’t realize your goals without making dramatic changes in your life. Be motivated. Quit drinking and smoking. Stop eating like a pig. Be disciplined and strict with yourself. Reward yourself after getting something done. Get out of your comfort zone and start fighting.

Now that you know what’s important you’ll just have to start your journey towards a new body and life. Every change has its beginning in your mind so start immediately. Dedicate yourself to your goal and eventually you’ll achieve it.

2 Responses to The 5 Most Important Fat Loss Factors

  • Phil,

    Another key element for keep your body leaner is to get enough sleep. It’s a great way to keep leptin doing it’s job, which as the hormone responsible for telling the brain when to stop eating. When the levels get too low you might find yourself getting more hungry.

    Also, sleep helps the body to recover from your workouts. It’s a great way to prevent symptoms of overtraining. The worst thing is to stall in your progress because you don’t allow yourself to recover properly. It such the motivation killer.

    -Mitchell

  • Milena says:

    You dinfeitely haven’t lost anyone who mattered, dude! Your true support will always be solid.

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