Eat right, exercise daily, sleep well.
That’s it. That’s the real Weight Loss Formula.
Nutrition. Exercise. Recovery.
Those are THE key things to focus on in order to lose weight.
Hands down, the number one key to losing weight is nutrition. Knowing what to eat and how much of it to eat. That’s the best way to shed unwanted bodyfat.
Unfortunately, most people ignore nutrition. Hoping instead to simply exercise their way to results. And that’s okay. Those people will still get decent results from just exercise. But the people who are getting the really good results – the one’s with the six-packs, and the arm definition, and the leg definition – they’re the ones focusing on nutrition first.
Because they know that nutrition is the key to getting the body you really want.
Nutrition is step one of the Weight Loss Formula.
So how do you fix your nutrition?
Well, any good nutrition program starts with real food. Fruits, vegetables, meat, nuts, seeds. Dairy if you can tolerate it. Water and coffee instead of soda and beer. Real food.
So start there.
Cut out all junk food from your diet. Chips, crackers, cookies, pastries, bagels, fast food, fried food, restaurant food. Anything in a box. And all drinks except water and coffee. Especially soda, sports drinks, and beer.
After nutrition comes exercise. Step two of the Weight Loss Formula is an effective exercise plan.
Exercise is important for a lot of reasons. But for weight loss, we want to exercise because it 1) helps burn fat, 2) builds muscle, and 3) increases insulin sensitivity. Three things that are all directly, or indirectly, related to weight loss.
The key is to make sure you’re doing the right type of exercise for your goals.
When it comes to weight loss it’s simple. Exercise 3-4 times per week for 20-60 minutes at a time (that includes warmup, workout, and cool down.) Focus on functional movements over machines. And aim for short, high-intensity workouts over longer, aerobic workouts. Think tabatas, HIIT, or CrossFit.
Or schedule a No Sweat Intro and let us write the workouts for you.
The final step of the Weight Loss Formula is to give your body a chance to grow; sleep well.
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that your body grows when you rest. That’s why newborns sleep almost all of the time. And why the best way to fight a cold is to sleep it off. And why being tired makes you feel miserable.
Sleep is vitally important to the way your body performs and operates.
And most people don’t get enough.
For weight loss we recommend a) 8 hours of uninterrupted quality sleep every night, b) turning off your phone and other electronics at least 15 minutes before you turn the lights out, and c) getting to bed before 12am every night.
The formula for weight loss is simple: eat right, exercise daily, and sleep well. Do these three things every day and you can achieve your weight loss goals. It is really that simple.