Weight loss for men is often faster than weight loss for women.. much to womens’ dismay. If you ever watch the TV show, The Biggest Loser, you’ll see that many times this is the case. A lot of weight loss websites and books are geared towards women, more than men, but a large portion of the male population could stand to lose some weight.
Here are some tips specific to weight loss for men that could help you start on a new weight loss journey or help to rev up the journey you’re already on.
Hire a Trainer
Many men working at their weight loss get faster results when they join a gym. Strength and resistance training could help you get great results and fast. Many men can lift more and do more reps than women as well as have the added benefit of upper body strength.
It can take time to get into a workout routine but a trainer can help you with the right form, can spot you, and can get and keep you with weight loss motivation while tailoring a customised work out regimen and diet that will help you reach your goals.
Switch it Up
If you don’t opt for a trainer but do choose to go to the gym, make sure you vary your workout routine every 6 weeks or so. This will keep you from hitting a plateau and will keep things interesting, too. A combo of cardio and strength training and / or boxing could be a great mix.
Set Manageable Goals and Stick to Them
While men do tend to see good results in terms of weight loss, many do set sights really high at first. Consider smaller milestones, such as a couple of kgs at a time.
Make Sure You’re Eating Enough
Men and women don’t have the same caloric requirements. Not all dieters should eat a specific number of calories daily. 1200 daily calories isn’t likely to be enough for you. Your specific requirements depend on you. Consider checking out your ideal calorie intake based on your age, activity level, and current size. There are many online calculators that will help.
It’s important to get a good mixture of carbs and protein and fat as well. Getting professional advice could help and you could take supplements, protein shakes, and vitamins designed to help you with your weight loss goals.
Every journey begins with a step. With each step your weight loss journey will produce results. Weight loss will help you with your health, wellness, energy levels, and your self esteem. Consider focusing on the above tips on weight loss for men.