I (Nate) am writing this blog in JANUARY…and it’s FAT LOSS SEASON, people!!
Fat loss is easy for some and very difficult for others. Genetics play a huge role in our ability to lose fat and can be source of frustration for many.
If you’re in that hard loss category, check out these fat loss tips to make sure you’re doing everything you can!
I’m sure my clients think I’m a broken record with this one but sleep is absolutely the most vital part of fat loss. Without sleep, you will tend to make poorer food choices and have less lean mass as well as retain more fat. 7 hours is a MINIMUM for someone who does not work out and professional athletes get up to 12 hours a night!
2. Take Vitamin D and Magnesium
Magnesium gets used up in huge quantities for active people. Supplementing can make a big difference in your ability to lose fat.
3. Prioritize Fiber
The average American gets very little fiber in their regular diet. Ramping up fiber increases the TEF (Thermal Effect of Food), or the amount of calories required to DIGEST your food. High sources of fiber include Avocados, raspberries, pears, prunes and beans.
4. Move more
Calories in vs Calories out works…it just does. Unfortunately, we tend to move less as we’re losing fat so keep track of those steps by using a pedometer, Fitbit, Apple Watch or OURA ring!