Another year is in the books, and that means it’s time to look back and see how you did with your 2019 resolutions. Was your goal to build more muscle, lose that extra 20 pounds, or maybe run a mile every day? If you were able to keep your 2019 resolution all year long, congratulations! However, more than likely you forgot about your resolution halfway through February.
One of the top resolutions every new year is to lose weight. Most people do that by adjusting their diet and hitting the gym much more often. If you’re looking for the best fat loss diet for 2020, we have it right here. Keep reading to learn how to keep your weight loss resolution this year.
There are a lot of possible diets to choose from when looking to lose weight. The following diet plans are some of the most popular:
- Ketogenic Diet (Very low/no carbohydrates)
- IIFYM (If it fits your macros)
- Low Fat Diet
- Paleo (Only whole foods)
So, which one of these diets is best for losing fat in 2020? The answer is all of them, and also none of them. The key to finding the perfect diet is sustainability. One of these diets may be perfect for you but terrible for another individual. The best, most scientifically based diet in history is worthless if you can’t sustain it.
If your goal for 2020 is to lose weight and get fit, you need to choose a diet that you can stick with long term. The problem with short-term diets is that they tend to encourage eating habits that aren’t healthy in the long term. Completely cutting out certain food groups from your diet might help you lose 20 pounds quickly, but ultimately your body needs those food groups in the long term and once you begin eating them again, you will likely gain the weight back. Ideally, you should make small adjustments to your regular diet to find what works for you.
Now, if your regular diet consists of 100% junk food and candy, some drastic changes are needed. However, most people should be able to look at their normal diet and find a few places where they can improve. Cutting out soda and added sugars is a great place to start.
Something to remember when planning a weight loss plan is that the type of food you eat does not make you fat. This is a very common misconception. Many people believe that carbs and fat make you gain weight. However, these two macronutrients are extremely important for the way your body functions. The thing that affects your weight gain or loss is actually quite simple.
If the number of calories you consume on a daily basis is greater than the calories you burn, you will gain weight. On the flip side, if you burn more calories on a daily basis than you consume, you will see the weight on the scale go down.
Being mindful of how much you’re eating and how many calories you’re burning will go a long way in helping you keep your weight loss resolution.
Wearing a fitness tracker can show you the number of calories you burn and is a great way to keep your goals at the top of your mind. Additionally, spending a couple of days per week in the gym can help burn extra calories and build muscle which will improve your body’s ability to burn calories.
Hopefully, this information will help you achieve your health and weight loss goals for 2020. Good luck this year! If you’re looking for gym equipment, home or commercial gym design services, or personal training, Balance Fitness can help you out! Contact us online or give us a call today to get started.