Fitness, Nutrition

Why Aren't You Losing Fat?

fat-lossAt some point, most (if not all) people around the world want or need to lose weight. Of course, there are different methods, regimens, and tricks that can sometimes be effective to this goal. Different avenues available to losing weight or fat include, but are not limited to: dieting, exercising, weight watching tips, and more. Unfortunately, you could be doing everything right i.e. eating healthy and working out on a regular basis and still have trouble losing fat. Let's take a look at some facts.

Should Men And Women Partake In The Same Workout?

For starters, it's interesting to know that women and men can (and should) workout in a similar fashion. What does this mean? Simply put: just because a man is working out in a particular fashion, doesn't mean a woman shouldn't be, as well. In fact, it's stated that a woman could possibly even see better results than a man by doing the same workout regimen.

Why Aren't You Losing Fat?

Are you working out in a basic and simple manner? Everyone knows that exercise can become tedious after a while, and therefore new and interesting methods are created in hopes of maintaining an interest. However, like anything else in life, it's best to stick to what you know; stick to what get's results. New and inventive routines may be fun to partake in, but will they get results? Keep your gym time simple with squats and deadlifts. Squats and deadlifts are particularly helpful in burning fat, as they work more than one muscle at a time.

Cardio is fun, or can be. Running, walking, biking, climbing the elliptical—these methods seem to be overly popular at gyms across the world. However, are these methods going to burn the fat on your body that you want it to? Believe it or not, cardio isn't going to get the results that you want, but weight training will. It's been stated that while cardio does in fact burn calories, it's the weight training you partake in that burns fat. It's also known that weight training creates a higher metabolism. Of course, this doesn't mean you should scratch cardio altogether. However, consider doing cardio every other day, or after you've lifted those weights and done those squats.

According to Well Wisdom, a lot depend on what you eat, or not eat. And I don't only mean eating healthy and avoiding fatty food. Nutrition is very important, and to find the balance between vitamins, antioxidants and healthy fat.

Lastly but not least, it's important to understand that "gym time" does not mean "social time." When you go to the gym, it's important to workout; your sole focus should be on your regimen. A longer workout isn't key here, but a more intense workout is key. The higher intensity level or your workout will result in you burning more fat.

One of the most important factors when it comes to working out and losing weight is consistency. You need to be consistent with your workout plan to see results. For instances, you can't go to the gym once a week and expect to lose weight or suddenly become fit. Create a plan or regimen that works for you, and then only change said plan if you aren't seeing results.

A post by Samantha Priest (3 Posts)

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Samantha considers herself a health expert. She is also a freelance writer and an avid blogger who writes about everything she finds interest in.

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