If there’s one thing in fitness that has been asked more than anything, it’s about the secrets of weight loss.
As a fitness trainer, I would attest that there are NO secrets to weight loss, only RULES, and with this comes the golden rule of weight loss which is –
Burn more calories than what you eat.
This is known as having a caloric deficit diet. It’s the only sure-fire way to burn fat. Unless you pay attention to what you’re putting in your body, you wouldn’t know if you would be gaining weight, or burning off excess fat.
Here’s a cool analogy
Let’s say that you have a car, and you want to drive it from LA to New York. Your car represents your body, your fuel represents fat, and New York is what you want your body to be. To get to New York, you’d have to make some pit stops to refuel. If you want to reach New York with the least fuel in your tank, you would need to monitor how much fuel you’re putting in your car. Regardless of how much fuel you put in, you wouldn’t get anywhere until you drive your car.
Or to put it simply, if you want a ripped body, you would need to watch what you eat, and actually do something to get your body to where you want it to be. That’s weight loss in a nutshell.
How does your body burn fat?
It’s essentially about two things – metabolism and lipolysis.
Metabolism dictates how much calories you burn to convert into energy. Some people might blame their slow metabolism for weight gain, where in fact, active lifestyles alone can speed up metabolism. While it’s true that factors such as age, gender, and genetics have something to do with your metabolic rate, it wouldn’t go as far as to completely hamper you from getting the body that you want. More often than not, an active lifestyle offsets a slow metabolic rate.
Lipolysis is about how your body gets energy from your stored fat. Either way, your body will have stored energy, just like how gas is stored in your car’s fuel tank; your body needs fat to function. The more energy you source from your stored fat, the faster you would trim the excess fat in your body. Since it converts fat into energy which can be used by your body, you can focus that energy to build more muscle mass. An increase in muscle mass speeds up your metabolic rate, which in turn makes it easier for your body to utilize the energy you get from food. It’s like having a machine with bigger cylinders – you get more horsepower, and it burns more fuel at the same time.
What can increase your metabolism?
There are certain foods that can help you with your metabolism. Green tea and oily fish are good sources of ingredients that increase your body’s metabolic rate. Stimulants like caffeine also speed up your metabolism. However, unless you really take large amounts of these food, it would barely increase your body’s metabolic rate. That’s why supplements are important for people who want to lose weight – you can only focus on the nutrients you want, and you still get its full benefits.
What supplement should you take?
LipoGenix Elite is an excellent fat-burning supplement that contains a good amount of stimulants in caffeine, and also a highly-potent blend of energy boosting supplements that help you exercise more and burn more fat during exercise. Its blend is specially formulated to increase stamina and power, which is important when doing fat-burning cardio exercises. You might also want to take Optimal Omega, a supplement rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. These are the fatty acids in oily fish that increase your metabolic rate.
At the end of the day, it’s still the golden rule of weight loss that you need to follow. Do you burn more than what you eat? Start counting your calories today, and be more aware about your body.