If you are a gym goer, you can certainly understand the hype associated with a sweat drenching cardio session. In fact, that 30 to 45 minutes of cardio including a run on the treadmill, cycling and cross trainer often proved more horrible, left you out of breath that you never really loved it. But you obviously thought that your cardio sesh was insane and you lost a lot of weight. However, technically what you just shed off was your water weight. That water weight eventually comes back as soon as you fill up on those liquids. So what do you really need for a sustainable weight loss program? Well, not much but a couple of things only.
As a matter of fact, our calorie intake is the biggest determinant of our weight. The only equation that helps us is the one in which our calorie consumption is superseded by our calorie burn. Simply put, you have to burn more calories than you consume in one day. You can use calorie counters online to calculate the amount of calories in your food and make adjustments accordingly.
Studies suggest that strength training is more effective for fat burn as it helps you build lean muscle. Strength training includes weights, resistance bands and body weight. The most popular forms of strength training include squats, deadlifts, push-ups, lunges and bridges. Strength training increases your body strength, endurance and improves your health.
This is most important. A sedentary lifestyle is the biggest cause of fat accumulation. The more active you are, the faster your metabolism will be. Limit your sitting time, stretch more, walk more, use steps instead of elevators.
All these tips will help you burn more fat than just focusing on cardio. However, if you’ve been trying to lose weight but haven’t seen any significant changes, a bariatric surgery might help you kickstart your weight loss journey. At Houston Weight Loss Centre, we offer free bariatric consultation. All you have to do is just make a call and talk to our experts.