How To Power Up Your Weight Loss

by : Medifast

Although many people just can't get their head around it, weight training is one of the best ways to speed up your metabolism. Muscle burns more calories because it is active tissue that creates energy, unlike fat which is just sitting there! Don't be afraid of adding a little muscle mass, it will do you good.

Cut back on your carbs, especially sugar carbs and carbs from junk food. Taking in too many carbohydrates is one of the big culprits in fat storage. Anyone who reduces the amount of carbs they eat will see an increase in fat loss. You should keep carbs around one gram per pound of LEAN body weight per day and make sure they come from good carb sources not junk food.

Spread your meals out over six per day instead of three. Doing this will allow your body to assimilate your food better and will also keep you from eating too much at one sitting. Your body can really only utilize about 30 grams of protein per sitting at most for example. The other benefit is that it keeps you feeling full so that you don't give in to hunger pangs.

The next hint is to eat more protein. Protein maintains lean body mass or muscle so it only makes sense that eating more protein will help you to lose fat. Muscle mass burns more calories which is a good thing. Your body needs protein to build and maintain the muscle mass.

Cut back on saturated fats because they are the ones that are the big problem in contributing to poor health and obesity which can lead to diabetes. Not all fats are bad. Some are good and some are bad. Essential Fatty Acids are just that, essential. Stay away from too much unsaturated fat.

How many times have you heard it? Drink more water! Water is crucial to the proper functioning of our bodies. It helps the body to create blood, keeps our joints lubricated, and is essential to many other functions. We can go for many weeks without food, but without water you will die in a matter of days. That should tell you how crucial water is. Drink at least a gallon a day, just spread it out so that by the end of the day you have taken in at least a gallon.

Another thing you will want to do is to make sure that you have good and reliable coaching and information. Don't try to go it alone, this is where many people fail.