Want to know the BEST + ONLY way to reduce fat on your body?
I am sure that you have seen plenty of articles or posts about specific fat burning workouts, foods, pills, drinks, detoxes, etc that will make you drastically lose fat on your body.
Unfortunately, most of the information out on the internet is not accurate + lots of people are just trying to get you to buy something.
Fat loss isn’t very complicated. Unless you have a rare medical condition [which is probably less than 1% of people] that truly prevent you from losing fat/weight… there is only ONE way to reduce fat on your body.
In this post, I break down:
- 3 myths about fat loss
- The ONLY way to reduce fat on your body
- 3 habits to help with fat loss
3 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT FAT LOSS
1 | There are special fat-loss exercises
There are no specific exercise moves that will make you reduce fat on your body. Overall, if you’re looking to burn more fat you need to burn more calories than you’re consuming. So, look to do strength training focused workouts 3-4 days a week [which helps you continue to burn more calories throughout the day compared to just doing cardio constantly]. Click HERE to learn why weightlifting burns more calories throughout the day compared to cardio.
2 | There are special fat-loss foods
No matter what anyone tells you or what posts you might see on Pinterest, there are no special foods that will make you reduce fat on your body faster. It all comes down to eating less + moving more to get fat off of your body. Instead, focus on fueling your body with nutritious foods that are minimally processed + more whole-food based. Click HERE for my calorie counting 101 post.
3 | You can spot-reduce fat on specific body parts
I get this question SO OFTEN from my community! So many women want to lose fat specifically in one area: like in their belly, thighs, arms, etc. I know there is so much fake info out in the world saying you can do X Y + Z to spot-reduce fat, but you can’t. You can only take fat off of your whole body at one time! If you are more estrogen dominant, you’ll carry more in your legs + booty + if you have more testosterone, your body will naturally store more in your belly.
THE ONLY WAY TO REDUCE FAT ON YOUR BODY
If you didn’t yet see the trend in the myth-busting explanation above, you can only reduce fat on your body one way: by being in a calorie deficit. Meaning, burning more calories than you eat each day. That’s the ONLY way to reduce fat on your body.
Incorporating strength training, cardio, walking, + nutritious eating habits are still important! They not only will help you speed up your calorie burn every day [which is what you want if you are aiming to lose fat]. But, it will also provide you with more energy daily + will set you up for a healthier future in the long-run.
3 HABITS TO HELP YOU LOSE FAT
1 | Be on top of getting your steps in
Aim to slowly increase your steps over time so you are getting somewhere between 8-12k steps a day! The more you make a habit of moving more throughout every day, the more calories you will burn without even having to think about it.
2 | Strength training workouts
If you don’t already, start incorporating weightlifting into your workout routine. When you lift heavy weights for even just 30 minutes, your body is tearing muscle fibers + building muscle over time. You continue to burn calories long after a lifting workout — which is a great bonus! More muscle on your body = more calorie burn without trying each day.
Click HERE for a FREE full week of weightlifting + LISS workouts.
3 | Track your calorie intake
Calorie counting isn’t something I recommend anyone doing every day of their life. But, if you are looking to lose weight/fat + are struggling to see results, it’s a must that you see + understand the macros going into your body every day. Once you track for a few weeks/months + understand how much you REALLY should be eating, you can phase out calorie counting + use it for maintenance in the future.
Click HERE for my post on how many calories you need to eat to burn fat + lose weight.