Optimising Your Workouts For Fat Loss (Part 2 of 3)

Hey, and welcome to part 2 of my Optimising Your Workouts For Fat Loss series. 

If you haven't checked out part 1 yet I recommend that you do. 

PART 1: https://becomeaplantbasedbabe.com/blogs/news/optimising-your-workouts-for-fat-loss-part-1-of-3

Once you have read through part 1, you are ready for part 2... so read on! 

4. Get Your Nutrition Right

Yes, this is about optimising your workouts for fat loss, but without having your nutrition right, you won’t see the results you want.

So having your nutrition spot on is an easy way you can optimise your workouts for fat loss.

Now depending on your personal goals, where you are at now, what kind of training you are doing, and any small nuances with your body, there will be variations from person to person as to what the right nutrition plan will be.

I have two previous blogs that I have written to help you work this out for yourself. You can check out this blog HERE if you want a macro strategy to follow, or this blog HERE will show you how you can write your own meal plan.

Or, if you want me to write you a meal plan, you can find out more about that HERE.

For some people intermittent fasting might be right, for others a more regular meal strategy.

Some people respond better to higher fats, others to more carbohydrates. There really isn’t a one size fits all approach. So it is hard to give a definitive answer. But those two blogs above will help you start to determine what is possible and what can work for you.

Also, here are some basic things to consider when it comes to your nutrition:

  • Drink more water at least 2 to 3 litres per day.
  • Eat lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and leafy greens. Bowls like this Buddha Bowl are perfect!
  • Avoid overly processed and packaged foods
  • Allow yourself one or two free meals per week where you can indulge, have dinner out, do something nice etc. But no more, and don’t sneak in ‘extras’ - they add up quickly 

Be mindful and purposeful when you eat, don’t allow mindless snacking or eating

5. Purposely Pick Hard Exercises

You want to know the shortest way to fast results?

Challenge yourself in totally new ways.

If you always do what you have always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always had!

If you want to take a shortcut to results, push your body like never before.

This doesn’t mean to go stupid, or lift weights above what you should be lifting.

This can mean….

Doing 5 more reps past when you want to quit
Choosing to do challenging exercises like burpees or pull ups, when you don’t want to

By not taking the ‘easy route’ you will challenge your body in a totally new way, and also challenge your mindset and your own limiting beliefs.

You will push yourself to new places, and your body will follow.

Listen to your body, but don’t be afraid to challenge your body either.

6. Mix Up Your Training

If you have been training a certain style for awhile and have stopped seeing results, then it might be time to mix things up!

Been training heavy and doing steady state cardio, throw in a HIIT session or a circuit based weight session.

Been doing a lot of cardio? Start doing some weights.

Mix it up slightly so your body has to adapt, change and ‘get used’ to something again. This can increase fat burning as your muscle has to work harder, and so does your brain as you need to learn new skills. Fun fact, research has shown that thinking accounts for around 20% of our total caloric burn on a daily basis!! So boost up that by throwing new situations at your brain so you aren’t having to just go through the motions on autopilot!

Part 3 is live now... you can check it out HERE

In the meantime feel free to ask any questions in the comments or in th Facebook group.

 

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