Check out this list of 5 underrated habits to lower body fat percentage and get closer, or even below, 10%.
We have previously talked about 3 habits that you should follow to get below 20% body fat. This time we are going further than that and try to look as lean as possible with a few tricks that Mario Tomic did himself.
Mario Tomic is an entrepreneur who helps other busy working professionals get fit and build a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Check out Tomic’s 5 underrated habits to lower body fat percentage.
5 Underrated Habits to Lower Body Fat Percentage
According to Tomic, these are not ideas that will give you results but are difficult to sustain, almost forcing you to go back to zero after a few months. These 5 underrated habits to lower body fat percentage are great if your goal is to get leaner and lose unwanted fat.
Walking can be considered the best way to lose body fat. Any able body can do it and it can be done anywhere. No need for special equipment and you can start straight away.
The golden number would be to walk between 10,000 to 12,000 steps daily. Do this and you will see the most significant positive impact. The difficulty is consistency, but try and you will see the results.
2. Eat the Same Meal Most of the Time
Most people that got leaner and pushed the boundaries of their physique have done this. “As long as you have some variety within a week and as long as your diet is very high quality to avoid micronutrient deficiencies, there’s nothing wrong with repeating that.”
If you have never done any kind of meal prep, start with something really simple and do enough protein to last 2-3 days and give it a try.
3. Save Calories for “Window Hunger”
Imagine your goal is to eat 2,000 calories per day. If you are hungrier during the evening, make sure to allocate more calories for the later part of the day.
Mario Tomic eats 25% of his calories in the first meal, 25% on his second meal, and 50% on his last meal. That is because he is mostly hungry at the end of the day, which helps him with sleep, and also when he usually eats with other people, so he wants to be less restrictive.
4. Feasting, Not Snacking
Tomic says the one thing most people do that is keeping them from getting leaner is reactive snacking – randomly grabbing snacks based on triggers or impulses and eating them. This can make you not feel full, but not hungry either.
If you track your calories, you should know how quickly those little snacks can add up at the end of the day.
You can either ban snacks entirely, or you can be more proactive and allocate 10% of your daily caloric intake to snacks alone so that you don’t go over your calorie maintenance.
5. Cut Out Alcohol
Tomic says banning alcohol from his life improved every area of his life, especially his discipline and ability to be consistent with nutrition.
Drinking alcohol, besides adding up empty calories to your diet, can lead to bad food decisions, general laziness and being in a bad mood.
And that was Tomic’s list of 5 underrated habits to lower body fat percentage. Click on the video below to see his full explanation on each subject.
VIDEO – 5 Underrated Habits to Lower Body Fat Percentage
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