Quick fat loss and lean muscle tone are two things that all of us strive for – no matter our age, size, or shape. To achieve this fat loss and muscle tone there are literally hundreds of tips, exercises, and changes you can make in your daily life. The following are 5 easy diet tips for quick fat loss and lean muscle tone.
Eat a big, healthy breakfast. I am not suggesting you consume a Michael Phelps-like 12,000 calorie (per day) breakfast, however relative to your other meals you should eat a big breakfast every day. You have probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal and that is because it is true. Breakfast basically gets your body going for the day. Your metabolism, your energy, and your fat burning procedures naturally in your body all get jumpstarted early in the day at breakfast time to help your muscle tone and fat loss. Grabbing a banana on the go is better than no breakfast, but try boiling an egg and whole wheat toast tomorrow morning.
Avoid sugary foods, unless it is before when you are most active. This diet tip is pretty self explanatory. However, if you are going to eat a sugary snack or drink, do it shortly before you are most active during the day. Many energy bars and pre-workout supplements actually contain sugar to give you short-term energy, but try to limit your overall sugar intake. Eliminating just one pop, piece of candy, or cookie a day can go a long way to help your lean muscle tone.
Just say no to coffee. Coffee can actually have some minor health benefits. However, your morning latte is not helping your cause for quick fat loss or lean muscle tone. Don’t believe me? Check the nutrition facts at your favorite coffee chain and check out the calories and fat content. This should be one of the easiest diet tips for you to achieve – just don’t buy it! Save those calories – and your money – for more useful and beneficial items. Substitute healthier beverages (water) to reduce calories and boost metabolism!
Cut the snacks before bedtime. Think about the first diet tip in this article. Your earliest meal should really be your biggest meal. Breakfast comes before you are least active, so (surprise!) just before bed is when you are least active – and burning the least amount of calories and fat. Cutting out the late-night snack before bed helps more than you may think for quick fat loss and lean muscle tone. Calories that are not burned away get stored in your body and can literally turn to fat overnight.
Take a multivitamin. For those who are already taking a multivitamin every day, this one seems like a no-brainer. However millions of Americans still do not take the few seconds every day to better their health. Enabling your body to receive all of the vitamins and minerals it needs helps you to build lean muscle and lose fat. No one eats a perfect diet. A multivitamin can help bridge the gap between what you are consuming and what you need to be putting into your body.