;What Is The Best Way To Lose Weight?
There is one common theme that runs through many people who come to the gym. They want to look better. Often that will come in the form of looking to lose excess body fat.
Here we will discuss the best way to do this and what methods have been shown to work.
Some people with weight loss advice like to make it complicated. They do this so that they can sell expensive supplements that on their own will often not work. The best way to lose excess body fat is to eat less and move more.
Eat less, move more.
It sounds overly simplistic for it to work, but that is quite simply the best way to make it happen. A calorie is simply a unit of energy. We expend calories when we move and we intake calories through food. By increasing the energy we use and reduce the energy that we intake, we can potentially lose weight. This is called being in a calorie deficit.
For you to lose as much body fat rather than muscle weight as possible, you can go further into the macro-nutrients by getting the correct balance between proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Requirements for these will depend on all sorts of different factors.
The best way to get the correct macros for your goals, height and activity levels is to talk to one of our personal trainers. They will be able to guide you in the right direction and will be able to work closely with you through regular check-ins in order to make sure you’re headed along the path you want.
Incorporate Weight Training
Another great way to retain as much muscle as possible during a weight loss journey, is to input regular weight training into your weekly exercise plans.
By effectively stimulating the muscle through using a combination of free weights and machines, you can tell your body that it needs this muscle and so it should look to break down energy from other areas. If you train the whole body across the week, your body will be most encouraged to source energy from fat stores rather than from muscle mass.
This is why at Stack House we tend to have a lot of equipment for weight training. By stimulating muscle while in a calorie deficit we can lose the right kind of weight and hold on to as much of the weight we want to keep hold of. This is commonly referred to as changing your body composition – i.e. increasing your muscle to fat ratio.
Weight loss can be made simple. At Stack House Gym we have fantastic staff and personal trainers on hand to offer friendly advice for those seeking how to lose body fat, and the equipment on hand to make your goals a reality.