This article will serve as yet another short discussion on one of the simple things you can do to lose weight. It’s crucial to understand you don’t have to follow some ridiculous diet or quick-fix program to achieve a “six-pack” physique. First and foremost, getting to that point is unnecessary. Don’t believe you need a six-pack abdomen to be healthy. And quite frankly, many of those people you see on the cover of fitness magazines are unhealthy. To reach such a low-level of body fat often requires drastic measures, which can compromise one’s health and well-being in the process.
Rather, let’s focus on what you can do to lose some of your body fat so you can return to a healthy weight. If you have high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, or are a Type 2 diabetic, this piece of advice will benefit you as well.
One proven weight loss strategy you may not have tried consists of pushing back your first daily meal as late as you can. So if you are used to eating breakfast, it means you are no longer going to eat first thing in the morning. You will skip breakfast entirely, and eat lunch a little later than usual. The longer you can push back your first meal of the day, the better.
When you resist eating for as long as you can without becoming too irritable or unfocused, will ensure your body burns as much fat as possible during the fasted state. Instead of immediately beginning digestion at the start of the day, your body will be required to draw energy from its supplies, as opposed to breaking down the calories it is usually provided with from eating breakfast.
You’re likely familiar with the fact eating fewer calories than your body requires is what ultimately causes you to lose weight. Though this is just the second best technique to lose weight. The best weight loss strategy involves periods of time where you don’t eat anything at all.
Avoiding meals in the evenings and going to bed on an empty stomach essentially accomplishes the same feat. But not everyone can end their day with a stomach that begs for some sustenance before going to sleep.
We encourage you to give this technique a try. Have your usual morning coffee, and don’t eat anything for as long as you can wait. Have a light lunch in the afternoon, don’t snack afterward, and reward yourself at the end of your day with a satisfying (but sensible) dinner.
The only thing to improve this weight loss strategy even further would be to include some physical activity in your daily schedule. It goes without saying exercise is also beneficial for weight loss.