Weight Loss Programs For Men – 5 Top Tips For Minimising The Hassle
When you undertake a weight loss program as a man, a big issue that comes up is the hassle of it all. The idea that you will have to spend long hours in the gym, have to take shakes and possibly even supplements or have to run long distances in the rain like Rocky Balboa does not sound appealingly. This article will highlight 5 top tips that you can use for a weight loss program that will greatly reduce the hassle to you.
You will see that I do not advocate radically changing your diet, even if you eat a lot of chips and pizza.
You should try not to work out so much at the gym. Instead work out at home and use free weights if you can, even just dumbbells for any weight training. In addition, try to incorporate much more body weight exercise into your training program to add diversity.
The only hassle with this tip is the initial set-up of where you are going to train and what exercises you want to do. However, online fitness sites have a wealth of exercise options. The reason why it is less hassle is both that you can work out at any time once you know how, and it saves you money, either in gym fees or getting to the gym and using the other facilities.
To improve your diet, simply eat one slice less of pizza each time you have it, have 10% less potatoes, 10% less chips etc. Have one sandwich made out of whole meal bread rather than white bread.
You do not have to stop eating all processed foods; just start slowly and take some away. Over time it will easy to reduce chips and pizzas to maybe once a week.
The real power in this tip is that it works by only slightly decreasing your calorie intake (10%), which is not so hard to maintain over a period of weeks. You can also make the decision to not eat so much in the moment because you only focus on one thing, as in the slice of pizza of the number of chips.
Fill up a 2 litre bottle of water and drink this during the day. When it is finished fill it up again and drink more.
There is a great debate about the impacts of drinking water to stop you from feeling hungry. The reason I put drinking water here is that it will stop you drinking fizzy or sugary drinks. It will also stop you drinking juice which does contain a lot of concentrated sugar, even though it is natural.
Set a reminder to eat at 4 o’clock each day. Eat a bar of something but not a chocolate bar. The more you do this, you can eat fruit and nuts instead or whatever feels healthier. At the start simply have an oat bar or a nut bar.
Eating an extra meal, even a snack, is a great way to stop yourself feeling hungry during the day and ending up eating too much at dinner.
Do not give up beer or wine.
I know this may sound a bit radical, but you do not have to give up alcohol to lose belly fat. You only have to reduce what you drink slightly. If you drink 20 beers a week, drink 10 instead. If you drink 2 bottles of wine a week, have 1 instead.
It is important not to completely go off drinking, unless you have prepared yourself, because if you completely cut it out you risk a larger binge effect when you finally drink again. It is better to get accustomed to drinking less rather than not at all.
These are 5 minimum hassle tips that you can use to get you started on your weight loss program. To find out some more about an easy-to-follow method, you can download my free report.