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3 Key Factors in FAT LOSS

The first step to successful fat loss is to set a goal. Your goal should follow the principles of SMART goal-setting (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based). Once you have set your goal, then you need to look at your nutrition.

Your diet should be individualized for you, to ensure that you get the results that you want in the time frame that you want them. Your diet should follow the principles of adequacy, balance, energy control, nutrient density, moderation, and variety.

The last piece of the fat loss puzzle is exercise. Your exercise program should follow the FITT (Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type) and SOAP principles (Specificity, Overload, Adaptation, Progression); and include resistance training (2-4 times weekly), cardio (predominantly in the form of high intensity sessions), and flexibility (to aid your joints and muscles).

As long as you are eating right for you and for fat loss, doing weights 2-4 times per week, doing cardio 3 or more times per week for…