I think you will agree with me when I say:
“We all want to get under 10% body fat at some point in our lives”
Especially if we plan on going to the beach this summer where we have to take our shirt off.
Most guys would rather have a body they are proud of rather than a fat sloppy physique.
In today’s article I’m going to provide you with 10 quick tips that are going to help you get rid of that fat and reveal rippling six pack abs.
10 Quick Tips On How To Lose The Last Pounds Of Fat
1. Drink Only Water
Many guys make the mistake of drinking high calorie drinks when cutting.
Only drink water.
Don’t drink fruit juices, milk or anything that contains calories when you are cutting.
Fruit juice actually contains as much sugar as sugary sodas.
2. HIIT 3 times per week
To speed up your metabolism and cut the fat faster you must do some kind of cardio.
HIIT is one of the most effective form of cardio to burn off fat.
Do HIIT 3 times per week!.
An example of a HIIT workout:
Sprint for 1 minute then walk for 1 minute repeated 10 times.
You can do this outside or on a treadmill.
3. Lift Heavy Weights
Many guys think they need to lower the weight they are lifting and do more repetition if they are cutting.
This is false and you’ll end up losing muscle mass and strength if you lower the weight you are lifting.
Keep it heavy and try to improve your strength levels when cutting.
It will result in a more sharper and a harder physique once your cut is over.
4. Limit the carb intake
When cutting a good way is to limit your carb intake.
I have 2 rules regarding carb intake that I follow every time I’m cutting.
1.ONLY eat carbs around your workouts.
2. Never eat carbs after 8PM.
This will help you to shed off that fat faster.
5. Use A Fat Burner
Fat burners will help us to boost the metabolic rate of the body, reduce hunger cravings, increase energy levels and burn off more calories.
That’s why they can be a good addition to your diet if you are trying to drop a few pounds of fat.
See my article on the best 3 supplements to get ripped here.
6. Keep the protein intake high
It is very important to keep the protein intake high when cutting.
If the protein intake is low you risk losing muscle mass, strength and your cut may become harder.
Eat eggs, fish, meat and protein rich foods to ensure that you are getting enough of protein.
7. Eat green leafy vegetables
Green leafy vegetables are very low in calories and filling.
So you can eat as many green leafy vegetables as you like without thinking about it.
Try to include 1 cup of green leafy vegetables to most of your meals.
8. Prep your meals
If you are someone who easily falls of their diet you may want to prep your meals.
This means cooking some of your meals before the day and taking them with you.
That way it’s less likely for you to cheat on your diet and you won’t miss meals.
9. Avoid eating too little
The fastest way to crash on a diet is eating too little.
In fact eating too little food screws with your testosterone levels and ruins your metabolism.
So you will be burning less calories with each day that goes by.
Aim for quality foods and don’t let yourself get too hungry.
It may take longer than 1 week to reach your goal physique.
Don’t get discouraged it might take you a longer time to drop fat than you originally thought.
So keep consistent and never stop!
Even more tips to lose fat fast (bonus)
1. Don’t Weight Yourself too Often
The scale is only one way to measure your progress. Some people weigh themselves daily which is ridiculous because your weight can vary based on what you have been eating, how much water is in your system, etc.
Also, just because you gained weight it doesn’t mean you gained fat. It’s possible that your put on muscle which means your body composition is improving!
Instead of relying on the scale just look in the mirror – if you see your body improving then keep doing what you are doing. Weigh yourself only once per week and use it as just one indicator of progress.
2. Eat Healthy Fats
Although they are called fat it doesn’t mean you should avoid them.
Health fats help boost testosterone production, recover from tough workouts, build muscle and fire up your metabolism.
Omega 3s found in fish, nuts, monounsaturated fats, olive oil and egg yolks are all examples of healthy fats you should be including in your diet.