How to burn fat and lose weight faster
You want a flatter stomach and a smaller waist, but, despite hours of exercise and a strict diet, you're just not seeing the results you expected. Maximuscle's fat loss range will work as part of your nutrition and exercise programme to make sure the time and effort you invest in the gym pay off. You'll lose weight, drop inches from your waist, and your favourite clothes will fit you once again. Discover the way to a leaner, fitter you...
1. Create a calorie deficit
To lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than your body needs to maintain weight. This creates a calorie deficit. To maximise your weight loss, the combination of a healthy lower-calorie diet and good exercise regime is vital. This will give you far faster results than that achieved by diet or exercise alone.
2. Adopt the optimal eating pattern
To reduce hunger and speed up your metabolism, eat five to six small meals a day. This is easy when you include sports nutrition products – check out the example daily menu opposite. Your calories for the day should be split between these regular meals. Skipping meals reduces your metabolic rate and allows your blood sugar levels to drop. A regular intake of high-protein calories throughout the day combats this effect.
3. Introduce sports nutrition products to assist your goals
It has been shown that using meal replacements high in whey protein (such as Promax Diet) not only preserves muscle when dieting, but also reduces hunger pangs and so enables you to reach your weight loss goals more easily. People who use additional products such as Thermobol and Promax Diet bars will see results more quickly. These products promote weight loss when used in conjunction with the advised exercise and diet plan, and contain ingredients that research shows could increase fat loss.
4. Exercise regularly
Muscle is metabolically active – in other words, it burns calories. If you lose muscle, your body's demand for calories decreases, making weight loss harder. The best way to preserve muscle and give your body that attractive, toned look is to train at least three times a week for around 45 minutes. Aim to complete three weight sessions per week and gradually add cardiovascular training (running /cycling /aerobics) to your regime up to two or three times per week. This will increase the calories burnt and so increase fat loss.
5. Stay hydrated and lose fat
Aim to drink two to three litres of water a day to maximise your performance and fat-loss goals. This is easily achieved by drinking small, regular drinks and/or low-calorie rehydration drinks, such as Viper.
6. Recover effectively
If you're doing a lot of exercise, especially resistance exercise (e.g. weight training), then it's vital to maximise recovery by getting the right nutrients inside your body straight after training. This will help to replace lost energy and allow damaged muscles to repair and recover faster. A high-quality protein formula such as Promax or Promax Diet taken immediately after exercise will help you recover in time for your next workout.