1. Clean, Natural Diet — a diet based around whole, natural, unprocessed foods is a must. The best ones consist of mainly lean proteins, good carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
2. Intense Strength Training (not suitable for beginners) – Regular strength/resistance training is incredibly effective at both burning off extra body fat and building/toning lean muscle tissue. If done properly, it can literally turn your body into a 24/7 fat-burning “machine” while also dramatically improving the way you look and feel. Circuit training and weight training at a high intensity are best (set pattern 15, 12, 10 with 30 seconds rest between sets and exercises).
3. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) (not suitable for beginners) — doing high intensity cardiovascular exercise three or four times per week is a proven way to burn calories and speed up fat loss, not to mention improving your fitness. It’s easy to overdo cardiovascular training but with the right strategies — such as HIIT you can lose the fat without damaging lean muscle or hurting your metabolism.
So there you go: the Big 3 secrets of fast, safe, and healthy weight loss. Do them all on a consistent basis and it’s almost impossible not to burn off the fat and get that lean, sexy body we all want.
Remember to start any new exercise programme gently and build up the intensity over several weeks. If you are not ready to start this programme yet, read my previous post “10 tip on Starting Running”. Also get advice from your GP if you have any health concerns or have not exercised for more than 6 months.