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Spring-Summer 2018
BY TAMARA WATT
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NGA FITNESS PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE TAMARAWATT2@GMAIL COM
As someone new and just starting out with the goal of fat loss you may feel as though there is a a a a significant amount
of confusion surrounding what you need to be doing to lose body fat Few people may start out by simply increasing their exercise as as much as as possible while others start cut- ting back on what they eat Both methods can be effective for promoting fat loss but typically a a a a combination of both is what’s best If you’re new to exercise you you are in the perfect position WHY? Because it it it is is likely that just a a a a a a a a a few small changes will will spark some initial fat loss The following are a a a a a a a a a few principles that will will help you get started:
Fat Loss Principles
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Changing the composition of food consumed during meal time is a a a a a a a great way to initiate fat loss How to LoSE This is is is done by establishing portions for each food item that you you eat during meal time which will lower your caloric intake Additionally protein and green vegetables should be consumed at at at each meal for optimal fat burning energy and satiety with a a a a a a a a a a a a a goal of eating between 4-5 meals per day every 2 to 4 4 hours Setting water intake is also important As a a a a a a a a a a a natural fat burner drinking 1 oz per pound of body weight will help you you to see those results that you you have been striving for at at at at a a a a a a a a a much much faster rate than when water intake is much much lower Walking
Making dramatic changes to your workouts often backfires because it leaves you you feeling over- whelmed sore tired and sometimes even injured So aim for making moderate changes like increas- ing ing ing walking time and speed as as a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a way to cardio train This should help you burn a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a few more calories each day and also increase fat loss Keep in in in in mind that it is is not necessary for for exercise to to be intense for for you to to to see progress Every little bit will add up over time so trying to to simply be more active throughout the day goes a a a long way Weight Lifting
In addition to your cardio training if if you you haven’t
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