6 Ways to Lose Weight and Reveal Your Abs in 2020.
“Why I feel like I’m losing weight?” The now cultural icon status rapper Cam’ron asked nearly 20 years ago on Losing Weight, a cult favorite from his debut album S.D.E.
If it only were that easy.
Seeing how it’s the first of the month in a brand new decade, it shouldn’t be surprising for us to find “losing weight” at the top of many New Year resolutions list.
That’s why the kind folks at FLOW have decided to put together a little something something to help you lose weight in 2020.
And for those of you who are further along your path to toned abs, the perfect beach body, and the ideal life living in a tropical paradise, think of the following tips as the means to lose that last bit of belly fat.
But you should understand one thing, there is not one way to get abs, it’s an arduous process.
There is no shortcuts to losing weight, belly fat, what have you. If you’re serious about losing weight and getting rid of your belly fat, then look further than these six steps below:
The short answer to the question of how to lose belly fat is to burn more calories than you consume on a daily basis. This is what people with abs like to call achieving a “calorie deficit”.
Basically, if you’re eating 2000-2500 calories a day, which is the recommended daily calorie intake for a man, and burn 3000 calories in the same period of time, then you should be losing weight in no time, because you are in a calories deficit.
If, however, you’re consuming more calories in the form of donuts, bear claws, soft drinks, pasta, pizza, chips, cookies, ice cream and other types of snacks, even eating nuts and sugary fruits excessively can make you go other the limit in terms of your caloric limit, then you will not lose weight, plain and simple.
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Drink lots and lots of water. It’ll help flush out toxins, keep you hunger abated, and help your skin look good.
We might also be running out of water in the future, so get your share while you still can!
Intermittent fasting is becoming more and more popular, it means significantly cutting calories or abstaining from food altogether for a portion of the day or of the week, and then cramming all your calories into a much shorter time window.
The most practiced from of intermitted fating is where you eat normally for five days a week and then consume no more than 600 calories two days a week.
There’s also another strategy where you can eat anything for 8 hours every day, but can only drink water during a 16 hour fast. The recommended time to eat is between 10 am and 6 pm, this sounds about right to me.
The benefit of intermittent fasting is that during the fast, the body will run out of carbohydrates and start to take energy from the body’s fat stores, thus, helping you to lose weight and burn your body fat.
This will take some adjusting to, however, if you’re used to having a big breakfast or a late dinner.
Intermittent fasting can also feel tough at first if you’re exercising heavily.
The easiest way to lose weight is to hit the weights.
A lot of people like to run on treadmills for hours to lose weight, but that’s simply unscientific. Although. Cardio burns a lot of calories right away, weight training continues to burn calories after your workout has finished.
This is because weight training builds muscle, and muscle burns more calories than fat as you carry out your day-to-day tasks.
Electric muscle stimulation.
This can sound gimmicky but muscle stimulation can be a useful part of a controlled dietary and exercise plan. This is because muscle stimulation can cause your muscles to contract, especially tensing and intending rapidly.
You are encouraging muscle growth with electric muscle stimulation in your downtime, which essentially helps you to recover faster, so that you can get back to the gym faster.
High intensity and low intensity workouts.
You should do two types of exercises when you work out. One which makes you a little bit out of breath, and another which makes you gasp hard for air, every single time you work out.
The type that makes you a little bit out of breath requires moderate exertion e.g. steady running, cycling and swimming. It’s a very important part of losing weight for 2020, but you need to be doing it for long enough to go through all of your sugar stores, because that’s the energy that will be consumed first.
On the other hand, the type of exercise that will use up your sugar is the type of exercise that is done in short bursts, and makes you completely out of breath. It will also help you build muscle, burn fat and improve your muscle-to-fat ratio. Examples of this type of exercise include explosive weight lifting, sprinting or spin, as well as spin classes where you’re pedaling like crazy to the sound of electronic dance music.
And there you have it, if you want to lose weight in 2020, or burn that last bit of belly fat, you will have to stay dedicated to the cause. You’ll certainly have setbacks but if you stay the course, you’ll be fitter and healthier in 2020, as well as building up great habits for the future!