Updated: Dec 5, 2020
This is the most commonly asked question by friends and clients and unfortunately you cannot target weight loss or spot reduce from a certain part of your body.
Rather than doing 100 crunches a day in the hopes of gaining a 6 pack and losing weight around your tum, try and exercise for at least 30 mins each day and perform resistance training at least 3 x in the week.
Eating healthy, nutritious foods, including all the macronutrients, (carbs, proteins and fats) and exercising will aid in general fat loss.
How much protein do I need?
This is a separate post in itself.
Most adults need around 0.8g of protein per kilo of body weight per day (for the average woman, this is 45g, or 55g for men). That's about two portions of meat, fish, nuts or tofu per day. If you are busy and active/training hard, then these needs go up.
Protein digests more slowly than any other macronutrient, which helps keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer. This leads to eating less overall, which again, makes it easier to lose fat.
As you gain muscle and lose fat, your muscle definition increases (‘toned’- although I loathe this word ;)
But friends remember, achieving your goals takes time. Whether you need to gain or lose weight, consistency and hard work is the key.
For more help and advice please feel free to contact me.
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