Sometimes we need to lose a stone fast. It might be a wedding coming up, or your summer holidays, or you just want to get the ball rolling and feel good about yourself.
Well the only true way to weight loss is calorie deficit. This means that you need to consistently burn more calories than you consume through your food, so that your body has to make up the difference by eating in to your fat stores.
To ensure you are in calorie deficit, you have three main methods.
How to lose a stone fast through calorie deficit
Of the three main methods of calorie deficit, the most obvious is to restrict your calorie intake to lose weight.
It is a no-brainer that you have to cut out your junk foods, such as chocolate, crisps, cake, sweets, fizzy drinks, and the like. Or at least severely reduce your intake to at least the occasional treat. You can drink zero calorie drinks, but normal fizzy drinks are a killer for any diet.
Then you need to reduce your intake of starchy foods, like potatoes, pizzas, pastas, bread, rice, etc. These tend to be high in calories, and if you don’t burn off the calories throughout the day then they excess will only be turned in to and stored as fat.
Next up is to increase your NEAT. Don’t like acronyms? Me neither, but it stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis, so NEAT is a little better!
It basically refers to all the calories you can burn simple by moving around. It amounts to loads, and will give your calorie deficit, and hence weight loss, a real boost.
Think of all the time you spend on the phone each day, week, or month. Now imagine how many calories you can burn by standing up and pacing the room during these phone calls opposed to sitting on you butt. You can burn up to three times the amount of calories!
What about jumping off the bus a stop or two earlier, or parking further away from the office, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or walking to your local shops? There are loads of ways you can increase your NEAT and burn extra calories. A load of extra calories.
And finally there is exercise. Really, if you want to lose a stone fast, then you have to add exercise to the mix. The more you do, and the more strenuous your exercise, the more calories you burn. And the more calories you burn the greater the deficit, and the quicker the weight loss.
See how to burn 1000 calories every training session to really make the most of your calorie deficit. Remember, the greater the deficit the quicker the weight loss.
Combine these methods above and you will lose a stone super fast.