Always try to consume food that nourishes your body and makes you active. When you feel healthy, you are more likely to live an energetic lifestyle. I’ve discussed some steps that if followed, help alot in reducing overall body fat.
Eat 5 times a day.
Cut down on the size of your breakfast, lunch and dinner, and add a snack in-between your breakfast and lunch and your lunch and dinner. By breaking up your meals in this manner, you are allowing your body to digest your meals fully. You are keeping your body satisfied and increasing your metabolism.
Focus on proteins and vegetables
When selecting your meals and snacks, use vegetables and proteins. High protein meals and snacks will satisfy you better and keep you feeling full longer. Protein helps you build muscle while vegetables increase the fiber in your system. Both promote body fat reduction.
Take Healthy Portions.
Portion control is necessary if you want to reduce body fat. According to portion control standards, adults should consume no more than 3 oz. (90g) of protein, 1/2 cup (87.5g) of starch and 1 cup (175g) of vegetables. Consuming more than the recommended portions will increase the fat in your body. Eating less will cause your body to retain fat for fear that you are starving. Discuss portion control servings with your doctor to ensure that you are reducing body fat while getting adequate nourishment.
You should check with your doctor about the amount of calories you should be consuming in order to reduce body fat. You should also be more aware of the calories you are consuming so that you don’t take in more than you burn off in a day.
Make Water Your Number 1 Drink of Choice.
On a normal day you should drink 8 8-oz. (226.8g) glasses of water. But if you are specifically trying to lose body fat, you can increase that amount. Water not only hydrates the body, it increases your energy and keeps you feeling full. Avoid drinking sodas, as they will add calories to your diet and increase body fat.
Do as much Exercise as you can
Put together a regular exercise routine that will work in conjunction with your diet to cut body fat. You should build upon your current activity regimen. Whether you opt for low impact exercises such as swimming or walking, or a more intense routine like kickboxing or weight training, make sure you work out for at least 30 minutes daily. Exercise promotes a solid trim physique.