5 ways to a fitter body
With warm weather upon us, we’re sure you’re already thinking about how to get fit and look even fitter this summer. While there may not be a single path to success, our PowGen thinkers have compiled a list of things that can make reaching your goals simpler.
1. Lower your carb intake
You must have heard this piece of advice a thousand times – for a good reason! Refined carbs have had most of the nutrients and fibre removed, meaning they are empty calories and lead to spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels.
Avoid them as much as possible and opt for low-carb food such as meat, fish and seafood, eggs, veggies, dairy, nuts and berries, and avoid sugary drinks.
2. Prevent water retention
Have you ever experienced swelling, puffy skin and bloating? These may be signs of water retention. One of the most common consequences of this is a lack of visible results when you’re trying to lose weight.
What you can do to mitigate this is to decrease your salt intake, avoid processed foods, consume more fruits and vegetables, replace red meat with fish and include wholegrain carbs in your diet. Try to keep your portions smaller and eat at regular intervals.
3. Always aim for a daily calorie deficit
To lose weight, you want your body to burn more calories than it takes in. To calculate your goal calorie deficit, you need to estimate what you are consuming and factor in what you burn.
You can achieve a deficit by either eating less or exercising more; however, PowGen's experts strongly advise a combination of both. Try one of the many mobile apps to help you calculate the calories, and remember that you can't work out a poor diet – a balanced plan and dietary supplements are crucial for success.
4. Fat is important, but…
Aside from trans fats, most fats have beneficial or neutral effects on health. But how much fat is beneficial? There is no one right answer, as it really depends on your calorie requirement for weight loss or maintenance, as well as on your overall diet. If you're on a low-fat diet, these are some estimates of a suggested fat intake per day:
- 1,500 calories: about 50 grams of fat per day
- 2,000 calories: about 67 grams of fat per day
- 2,500 calories: about 83 grams of fat per day
If you're on a keto diet, the numbers are of course higher:
- 1,500 calories: about 83–125 grams of fat per day
- 2,000 calories: about 111–167 grams of fat per day
- 2,500 calories: about 139–208 grams of fat per day
5. Regular physical activity
This is a no-brainer and you know it! Be active – consistently and moderately. Regular workouts, both cardio and strength training, go a long way and are a must if you want to burn more fat and achieve a leaner, better looking you!
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