1. A Diet Change For The Long Run
Truly, diet must be the biggest focus of your plan – and it has to be a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. In other words, no grapefruit or cottage cheese diets are going to help you – you gotta change your eating habits and change them for good. That’s the first ticket to getting to your goals and a good, solid weight loss plan.
2. Get into a daily calorie deficit
Burn more calories than you take in, plain and simple. Any successful fat loss plan – whether it’s low carb, high fat, high protein, whatever – will have this in place. Move more, eat less, and you’ll be well on your way to your goals.
3. Regular Physical Activity
Technically, you don’t have to exercise to lose weight … but it will speed up the process a lot – and you simply can’t get the same change in body composition without resistance training. Research has shown over and over that resistance training in particular has a bigger impact on actually changing your body composition – losing inches, fitting into that summer bikini better – than does cardio. This being said, including cardio is important, too – a comprehensive ‘road map’ to your goals is really the ideal strategy.
Those three factors – getting to a daily calorie deficit, a focus on diet, and a solid and individualized exercise plan – are things you can’t get around if fat loss is your goal. Take this advice and take action – and good luck!