3. Consume plenty of protein
Protein is a critical macronutrient for good health because it is involved in numerous biological processes and the creation of hormones, neurotransmitters, bodily tissues, and more. Protein is particularly important when trying to lose weight because it allows you to maintain your muscle mass and lose primarily fat.
Good sources include meats, fish, dairy, eggs, protein powder, nuts, seeds, beans, and lentils.
4. Use CrossFit and resistance training effectively
Love it or hate it, resistance training is essential for effective weight loss. Providing your muscles with a strong stimulus signals your body that the tissue is valuable and needs to stick around.
This creates an environment in which you burn fat while keeping your muscle around. That way, you end up looking lean, not simply ‘thin’ – you become stronger and more athletic. And you don’t have to do a lot of volume in the gym, either. Three to four sessions of 45 minutes each will be plenty for you to use resistance training effectively.
Are you sick and tired of endless minutes on the elliptical or treadmill trying to burn body fat? If you are, give CrossFit a try. Combining resistance training and bodyweight exercises is a great way to increase your caloric expenditure while improving your overall lean muscle mass.
Lean muscle mass helps to burn more calories at rest, which in turn will help to reduce overall body fat storage.
The most fundamental element in any fat loss plan is adherence to exercise, and Crossfit can help to break the monotony of traditional exercise routines.