6 Sensible Tips For Fat Loss

By on September 1, 2011

By Jill Rodriguez –

If you are looking for sensible, efficient & effective means to tone up, lean out & lose body fat, but you are not seeing results, there are 6 essentials to keep in the forefront of your plan.

1. You must eat to lose weight.
I still hear people say they hardly eat a thing thinking they are being “good.” Yet, they wonder why they’re still are not losing weight. I don’t mind being a broken record when I say you must eat to lose fat. Make a commitment to fueling your body every 2-4 hours to keep your metabolism simmering your fat burning potential. This is a must for fat loss and retaining lean muscle.

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2. Each meal must consist of Healthy Fats, Protein & Fiber Filled Carbs.
All three nutrients must be included in each of your meals spaced 2-4 hours apart. Examples of Healthy Fats are nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado, or fish oil supplement. Lean Proteins may come from meat, legumes, or a protein powder supplement. Fruits and vegetable are Fiber Filled Carbs. Never have fresh fruits and vegetables made anyone gain fat.

3. Starchy carbohydrates after your workout only.
Your body can best digest and utilize the energy from starch filled carbs after exercise. Include a serving of starch filled carbs after your workout by choosing sweet potatoes, legumes and beans, cereals, rice, grains, and breads. Be sure to choose only the whole grain variety.

4. Know your portion sizes.
You’ll notice, as many of my clients have, that eating consistently throughout the day will force you to eat smaller portions. Surprisingly, smaller portions to most of us is what’s considered a serving size. Follow these guidelines:

  • Healthy fats – the size of 1 die
  • Protein – the size of a woman’s palm (2 palm sizes is a serving for men)
  • Fiber Filled Carbs – 1/2 cup

5. Lift Weights.
Women lose a good percentage of our muscle mass each year. This decrease in muscle mass plays a major role in slowing our metabolism. But that does not have to be the case. No matter what your age, the only way to a lean, svelte figure is to weight train. Contrary to popular opinion, we do not have the hormone levels to get big and bulky by lifting weights. Lifting weights leads to more fat loss

6. Do the right kind of cardio.
Unless you are training for an endurance event, the best kind of exercise for fat loss is interval strength training. Interval strength training combines timed intervals of exercises using weights, your body weight, cardio, and rest.

Jill Rodriguez, Expert Fitness Trainer and Nutrition Coach. Sensible, Efficient, and Effective Weight Loss – Guaranteed! Her Website: http://www.jilltrains.com/.

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About Jill Rodriguez

Jill Rodriguez is an Expert Fitness Trainer and Weight Loss Coach whose passion is helping women in the prime of their lives, get in the best shape of their lives. She specializes in sensible, efficient and effective weight loss strategies for women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s by providing them with total wellness, fitness and nutrition training and coaching. Her 20+ years experience in the fitness industry shines through in her work, as evidenced by her recent awards including: Best Personal Trainer in Chicago, Chicago Reader 2011; Trainer of the Month, Power Plate North America 2011; Woman Blogger to Watch, We Magazine for Women 2011; and International Coach of the Year, Runner Up 2010. Jill is certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2004 and with the American Heart Association in CPR and AED since 2004. She is also a Level III Master Trainer with Power Plate® North America since 2007. She continues to grow her knowledge base by keeping up-to-date with the latest fitness, nutrition and wellness information so that you don’t have to. Her website: http://www.jilltrains.com.

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