It’s holiday season, so I thought it best to shed some light on strategies that many of us tend to overlook when it comes to effective fat loss.
Hint: There’s no big secret. It all comes down to making an effort, and creating good habits.
1. Improving Sleep Quality
In a hierarchy of importance, insulin sensitivity and thyroid function are at the top of list. Both of which are highly affected by the amount and quality of sleep you’re getting. If you’re trying to lose weight and you’re only getting 5-6 hours of sleep, good luck.
In short, lack of sleep makes you fatter.
If you’re constantly looking around the market for the best fat burner and detox without addressing the quality of your sleep, you need a reality check.
Pro Tip: If you’re having a hard time sleeping, I recommend supplementing with magnesium and vitamin D.
2. Creating Structure
Attempting to execute on the fly rarely works in your favor, so develop a sound routine — one that allows you to remain consistent. For God’s sake, please don’t wing it.
Make it a priority.
Get it done.
3. Drinking More Water
So simple, and so painfully obvious, yet it behooves me to continually advocate it.
This should be a no-brainer, but it’s still surprising how a lot of people overlook the importance of adequate hydration.
It’s not rocket science. Don’t make it super complicated.
Drink a 12-16oz glass of cold water first thing in the morning to kickstart your metabolism. Then, hydrate throughout the day.
Take Home Message
It all boils to down to keeping it ridiculously stupid simple. Yes — it’s not sexy or arousing information, but it works.
Glossing over the details or what’s currently trending rarely leads to “long-term” success.
Get really good at executing the basics, and you’ll reap the benefits.