4. Anaerobic exercise 3x per week AFTER the detox process.
This is one of the most common mistakes people make when learning how to lose weight fast.
When you start a detox, most people make a very crucial mistake.
They try to add in lots of cardio or long distance running into their workouts in order to burn more calories. Here’s why you SHOULD NOT do this.
- You have a limited amount of willpower. Making a massive change in your diet becomes much more burdensome when paired with a grueling workout routine.
- You can lose weight without exercising. It has been proven over and over again in the scientific literature that you CAN lose weight without exercise.
- Long distance cardio causes increased cravings and depletes glycogen. Long distance cardio is particularly bad because it raises your cortisol levels and will increase cravings from sugar depletion .
Instead, you want to insert exercise after you are done detoxing.
Once you have started to eat carbohydrates again, this is when you should pick up an exercise regimen. You do this to prevent something called the down-regulation of metabolism.
This is where your body’s metabolism slows in response to the lower amounts of food you are eating. All it takes is a 3x a week exercise regimen to mitigate this .
Fat Burning Yoga and Specialized Circuit Training.
These forms of exercise will help prevent your metabolism from slowing, help you build lean muscle tissue, and burn more calories the SMART way.
5. Focus on the QUALITY of your food.
It’s not that calories don’t matter. They definitely do.
The problem is that when most people look at food as simple numbers and data, they ignore many of the big questions:
What does this food do for my body?
How will I feel in 5 minutes after eating it?
How will I feel in 5 hours after eating it?
Does it have the nutrients my body needs?
Will this food make me full and satisfied?
Will it leave me with cravings?
If you focus your attention instead on how the particular type of food makes you feel, you will naturally move away from eating bad stuff.
Sure french toast tastes amazing in the moment. There’s no denying that.
The problem is the sugar crash you have in 2 hours that leaves you feeling lethargic. Then the guilt you have 2 hours after that for breaking your diet again.
Focus on getting in high-quality foods instead that make your body feel good!
Wild Atlantic salmon, lean organic chicken breast, and fresh from the farmer’s market fruits and veggies.
Do this, and weight loss will come much easier to you.
Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t make this point:
If you’re doing these things but not seeing weight loss results, then it’s time to look back into your calories.
If you’re not losing weight after doing a carbohydrate detox, then you need to count your calories.
Plain and simple, the problem will lie in the amount of food you are consuming.
While it’s extremely difficult to eat over your calories if you are focused on consuming lots of fresh veggies and protein, it’s still possible.