Imagine you knew exactly what you should do, and exactly which supplements you should take in order to walk year around with a tight waist and a lean physique without destroying your mood, depleting your energy, and eliminating your social life.
Well, you don’t have to imagine these things anymore, because in this article we are going to lay it all out for you, so you can get rid of it once and for all.
First of all, I think we can agree, we've all had that "problem area" in our body at a certain point of our life.
Losing belly fat/man boobs/ back fat, etc.. is a very common weight loss goal. The truth of the matter is that you can’t really choose a specific spot to lose your fat from. In order to get rid of your belly fat, back fat, etc.. you need to focus on losing overall body fat!
How do you do it? Let’s dive in..
1. Create A Moderately Aggressive Calorie Deficit
Put simply, in order to get the lean, shredded physique the calories you put in have to be less than calories you put out.
Our main goal when dieting for fat loss, is of course to lose as much fat as possible while still maintaining as much strength, muscle, and high levels of overall performance.
How well you do this will be mainly determined by the size of your calorie deficit.
We recommend starting with a deficit of 20 to 25%.
If you stick to this range while going high in protein, lifting weights to drive your fat loss, and using cardio as a tool, you can safely maintain a 20 to 25% calorie deficit and maximize fat loss while minimizing muscle loss.
2. Lift Heavy
If you read some of our blog posts, or tried any of our programs you already know that we are big believers in heavy, compound weight lifting in order to get really strong, and maximize muscle mass.
Now, when it comes to getting lean, lifting heavy has two big fat loss benefits:
1.Maintaining strength = Maintaining muscle mass.
Lifting heavy when you are trying to get lean will help you preserve your strength which in turn helps you preserve your hard earned muscle.
2. Lifting heavy will increase your BMR also known as your basal metabolic rate for several days after each workout. Studies show that this type of training can result in hundreds of more calories burned than workouts performed with lighter weights. More calories burned=More fat loss
3. HIIT Training
High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is one of my favorite styles of cardio to do when trying to get lean & improve my overall performance.
With HIIT you alternate between periods of (almost) all-out intensity and low-intensity recovery.
The idea is simple: pushing yourself to your limits during your high-intensity bouts, while trying to catch your breath during the low-intensity periods, in preparation for the next round.
Why should you go with HITT instead of traditional low-intensity steady-state cardio?
Research shows that HIITT can:
1.Increase your BMR for up to 24 hours which results in burning more calories.
2.Improve your muscles’ ability to burn fat for energy.
3.Raise growth hormone levels, which aids in more fat loss.
4.HIIT workouts are short. They don’t have to be longer than 20 to 25 minutes to be effective, compared to low intensity steady-state cardio.
5. Shorter cardio sessions help you better preserve muscle and strength.
4.Get Enough Sleep
Over the past several decades, the amount of time that Americans spend sleeping has steadily decreased as has the self-reported quality of that sleep.
Our sleep affects everything from your brain and mood, to your energy levels, and even to your weight loss.
You need to sleep so your body can heal properly, repair and grow more muscle.
You need adequate amounts of sleep for proper hormone production, and better metabolism.
Not getting enough sleep will also lead to more cravings, and as a result will make it harder for you to lose weight & get lean.
No matter what your goal is, drinking plenty of water should be a priority.
Drinking water allows better digestion and absorption of the nutrients that you eat, and can even help improve your circulation.
Also, drinking more water can help with eliminating cravings, and decreasing overeating which will make it easier for you to stick to a long-term nutrition plan
6.Take supplements proven to maximize fat loss
Supplements aren't magic pills and they aren’t the key to fat loss.
With that being said, when combining the right ones with a proper diet and training routine, you can dramatically speed up your process.
In order to speed up the process you need to use a supplement that is specifically formulated to simultaneously target the 4 key factors of weight loss.
Our fat burner, HEAT-X was specifically formulated to simultaneously target the 4 key factors of weight loss: Appetite, fat storage, energy, and metabolism.
So although losing weight can be a discouraging and frustrating process, the mood and energy boosts from HEAT-X can help you get through it with ease.
Remember that the key to getting lean comes down to being consistent with a good caloric deficit nutrition plan and training program that sets you up for success.
Taking supplements can and will help along that process, but it’s important to keep in mind that there is no magic diet or magic pill that will do the work for you. They all work together to help you earn the results you're after.