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Ideal fitness routine for weight loss

Published : Sep 10, 2019, 2:23 pm IST
Updated : Sep 10, 2019, 2:23 pm IST

Figuring out what suits your body is important.

Weight lifting is a good way to get rid of belly fat. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)
 Weight lifting is a good way to get rid of belly fat. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

Fitness goals are clearly in trend today. Whatever the reason, we always wish to appear lean and fit. But going on crash diets and taking up any exercise is just not the right way to go. It’s essential to know the right way to train and get the most of your fitness regime.

Keep your goals to yourself


Don’t go about beating drums about what you want to achieve. That’s for you to know, and to achieve. Even if the traditional advice requires you to share it with other people because it might increase motivation, ideally you shouldn’t tweet or spill it on all on Facebook.

Start small

Small practices go a long way in achieving long-term goals. Wake up 20 minutes earlier than your usual schedule and go for a brisk walk. Or remove all the unnecessary food items from your kitchen shelf; the ones you know you should not be eating.

Diet changes

You don’t have to cut out all the carbs and sugars from your diet. According to Christian Finn, a personal trainer, the ideal way is to create an energy deficit. What’s that? It refers to creating an imbalance between the energy your body needs and gets. In order to make up for that deficit, your body might want to lose fat, with the right training. Also, get enough protein. Eggs, dairy, pulses are good choices.


If you want, you can go for a ketogenic diet or intermittent fasting. But everyone ahs different bodies, so do what suits you, and be consistent. Don’t follow fads blindly to get in shape.


Lifting weights is one of the best ways to gain muscle. Not just that, it’s also good for weight loss. And it helps with the energy deficit. So it’s a win-win exercise altogether. Cardio can be done to enhance your exercise routine. But to lose belly fat, weight lifting is the best way to go.

Sleep routine

There’s no use of exercising well and eating well if you get insufficient sleep. A good night’s sleep is important for your body to function. Not getting enough sleep can mess up your hormones for appetite and hunger both, and can also decrease testosterone levels. If there’s something that is bothering you, write it down on a piece of paper and get it out.


Changing patterns

If you notice that any aspect of your current routine doesn’t work in your favour, don’t be afraid to try something else. Keep your goals fixed, but change the method if needed. Most important of all, be patient. It takes some effort and dedication, and nothing is just going to happen overnight.

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