We all know that losing weight is incredibly difficult and we all want to lose that weight we’ve gained during the holiday season. So what is the best way to go about losing weight in 2022? Well lucky for you, we have 7 proven tips to help make your dream a reality:
How To Lose Weight In 2022
1. Increase your muscle mass
A lot of people think building muscle is just for looking good or improving athletic performance, but there is a third benefit that they leave out… It increases your basal metabolic rate because your body needs to burn more calories in order to maintain the muscle. So in theory, if you gain more muscle, you could lose weight while eating the same amount of food!
2. Do HIIT Cardio
High Intensity Interval Training is very effective at 2 things: burning calories and causing a spike in human growth hormone levels. This spike helps burn fat incredibly fast in all of the crucial areas: abdomen, arms and face.
3. Adopt a fasting practice
Abstaining from eating food for prolonged periods of time is one method Australians are using to force their body to burn fat stores for extra energy. This is called intermittent fasting. Not eating for an extended period, like 12 hours, forces your body into burning fat for its energy.
4. Eat in calorie deficit
In order to lose weight, the basics of energy in vs energy out mean you need to eat less calories than your body needs to maintain itself. This forces it to burn fat stores to make up the remaining amount needed. The result is weight loss! You can use a simple Basal Metabolic Rate calculator, such as this one, to calculate your daily energy needs.
5. Eat Low GI foods
Insulin is the hormone that triggers the storage of fat and high GI foods such as sugar, animal fats and white bread will trigger an incredibly high Insulin response. Avoiding these high GI foods to keep Insulin as low as possible is a very simple strategy you can incorporate into your weight loss strategy right away.
6. Make sure you get 8 hours of sleep
I know, this one has probably already been drilled into your head. Nonetheless, it is still vital for ensuring that your hormone levels recover completely to make sure you do not gain weight due hormonal imbalances.
7. Have a meditation practice
The stress hormone Cortisol also promotes the storage of fat. So it’s good practice to try to keep your stress levels as low as possible. This can be achieved by starting a meditation practice, even if it’s just 10-20 mins a day.
And there you have it! 7 tips to get you started on your New Year’s weight loss journey. It is important to remember that you don’t need to do all of them right from the word go. The trick is just getting started – choose a couple to start incorporating into your daily routine and build on it from there.
When starting any new diet or nutritional program, we recommend that you seek the advice and support of a qualified professional to ensure that it is suitable for you and your individual circumstances.