Most women say that they want to ‘lose weight’, when in actual fact they want to change the shape of their body. I hate to tell you this, but losing weight does not change the shape of your body. You might get a bit smaller, but the shape will stay the same. This means you’re always going to be unhappy. Change the shape of your body and you’ll look leaner and tighter. Want to know something interesting too? Your weight might stay exactly the same!
The key is to avoid focusing on the number on the scale. Honestly, it does not matter as much as you think it does. What you should be focusing on is the way your clothes feel and fit, and what you see in the mirror. You can also measure yourself to monitor your inches lost. Most of the time, someone will feel disheartened that they’ve not lost any weight, but they don’t realise they’ve lost inches. Who cares if you haven’t dropped weight if your body has obviously gotten smaller? It’s the same the other way round: people are usually thrilled to learn they’ve lost a few pounds, but they haven’t lost a single centimetre.
So, what do you have to do to reshape your body? Take a look:
Never Starve Yourself
To reshape your body, you need to be eating the right foods. If you starve yourself, you’ll damage your body in a number of ways. First, you’ll encourage your body to eat away at your muscle tone. This is what gives you an awesome body shape, so you actually want to have more muscle in the body. You can also mess up your metabolism, which can make it harder for you to see results.
Muscle will help you to shape your body, so make sure you do strength training regularly. People often ask me how I got my abs that you can see in the photo below and I always tell them they need to get on the dumbbells and barbells.
Track What You’re Eating
Although eating clean is brilliant, you can still put on fat if you’re eating too much of it. Track what you eat and pay attention to the amount of carbs, fats, and protein. You want to be eating enough protein to keep your muscle tone. You also want good fats and carbs to help fuel your body and encourage fat loss. You just need to make sure you’re eating it all in the right amounts, so use an app like My Fitness Pal.
Exercise for Fat Loss
There are specific exercises designed for fat loss that will really boost your metabolism. Plyometric exercises are fantastic, but so is HIIT and even weight lifting. Check out these top recommended fat loss plans to give you an idea of what you should be doing.
You can’t go to the gym sporadically and expect to see results. Be consistent with your efforts, even if it’s just 3 times per week.
Don’t Rush It
This is a long process, so just try to enjoy the journey. It’s been proven that taking your time with things like this always leads to long term results, but rushing will see you back to square one fairly quickly.
Use these tips and you’ll get much better results!