Tuesday Tip: Where to start with fat loss 🏃🏼♀️
The weather is becoming milder and it’s the time of year when people start thinking about losing weight and getting back to fitness. Sometimes it can all be a bit overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to start. Here are my top tips to get started.
It sounds obvious but you have to decide you want to make a change. YOU have to put in the work every day, so this commitment and decision have to come from YOU!
Walking is a free, easy way to increase your activity right from day one. So don’t wait, don’t even think about it, just get out and walk – even if only round the block!
#3 Have a goal
The goal can be anything but making it something tangible or measureable is best – fitting in to a certain pair of trousers, being able to do X push-ups, managing a 5k run – whatever it is. Write it down and pop it somewhere visible – like on the fridge!
#4 Work out your why
Why do you want to lose fat? What’s driving you? Is it so you can be fit enough to play with your kids? To feel good at an upcoming event? To improve your health and ensure you’re around as long as possible? Find that emotional driver, right it down and pop it on your fridge.
#5 Track your food
How can you make changes if you don’t even really know how much you’re eating anyway? Loads of studies show that people tend to underestimate the number of calories they’re eating by on average 1000cals a day, so take the guess work out and use something like my fitness pal to track your calories and see where you need to make cuts.
#6 Switch to water
An easy, quick way to cut calories is to stop drinking them. Cut the juice, fizzy drinks, sports drinks, booze – switch to water , or zero calorie drinks.
#7 Pay attention
When you eat pay attention to that, not the Tv, or your phone or laptop. Many studies have shown that not paying attention to what you eat increases calories consumed and decreases feelings of fullness. So look at what you’re eating, take your time, chew well, and enjoy it.
Happy Tuesday 🤗