Finding fat loss tips is easy - but are they healthy? There are many different claims about why people are fat. Some will tell you if your arms are flabby you are simply out of shape. Others claim you can eat at fast food restaurants and still lose fat! With all the advice out there - how do we know what works and what doesn't? The best advice is to read everything and see what "resonates" with you. We are all born with different personalities and must work in different ways. Some like to exercise while others don't have time.
Many like to experiment with something different. No matter which program might work for you, there are some rules that are common to all programs and work for most people. They are listed for you here. Fat Loss Tip 1 - Check your thyroid. If this is low, it is way too easy to store fat and way too hard to lose it. A very low thyroid can be dangerous and cause serious health problems.
So - be safe and get it checked. Fat Loss Tip 2 - Exercise does work. There are many types of exercise out there but the following theories prevail throughout all fat loss programs.
You must do cardio exercise 30-40 minutes a day. During this time you should try to hit "peak" target heart rates while strengthening your muscles during your workout. This is generally done while lifting weights, stair stepping or even on an exercise bike. Another newer concept of fat burning exercise is interval training.
This is especially good for those who have less time to exercise. This type of workout is generally about 20 minutes long. During this time you alternate low to moderate intensity exercise with very short periods (30 to 60 seconds) of high intensity exercise.
It can be done on an exercise bike, a treadmill, stair stepper, or even an exercise rebounder. Fat Loss Tip 3 - Exercise first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This helps your body lose more fat. One reason this works is because during the night you are basically fasting for 8-12 hours. This will deplete your body's stored glycogen.
When your glycogen stores are low - your body burns more fat. Both of the above exercise fat loss tips are used by fitness experts and body builders. These are the people to use as role models for your most effective fat loss. Fat Loss Tip 4 - Eat 5 small servings of protein throughout the day. The best proteins to lose fat include fresh, organic eggs, lean beef, skinless chicken, yogurt, tuna, salmon, and turkey.
Fat Loss Tip 5 - Eat less starch. This includes breads and pastas. The extra proteins make up for the calories so you don't lose muscle. Fat Loss Tip 6 - Eat healthy fats. Healthy fats actually increase thermogenesis (fat burning ability), help increase muscle, keep your mood elevated and even wards off degenerative disease! Including fish into your diet will provide Omega 3's and 6's, which are healthy fats. Other foods include avocadoes, olive oil, flax seeds, and walnuts.
Taking a "essential fatty acid" supplement will also help your fat burning abilities. This might be a good option for those who avoid fish because of allergies. There are many diets and other ways to exercise to lose fat for good. Read as many as you can, put the pieces together and you will find what works for you.
Cindy is a Certified Nutritional Counselor, health researcher and author. She has been working and teaching in the health field for 15 years. Find more fat loss tips and free tips to body cleanse before you start any fat loss program.