The key to losing fat is calorie control. There are lots of ways to describe different diets and eating habits, and lots of “gurus” out there who will claim to have the definitive answer.
Ultimately, however, losing weight comes down to one simple rule:
Calorie Intake < Calorie Expenditure = Weight Loss
If the amount of calories you eat total less than the amount you use / burn / metabolize in a given period – let’s use a day for simplicity – then you will lose some weight.
Now, the type of weight you use – fat, muscle, a mixture of both – is largely determined by other factors, such as exercise and the sorts of foods you are eating.
We’ll get to muscle retention through food intake soon, but most valuable to you right now is probably the ability to eat less.
Physical and Mental Aspects of Calorie Control
Dieting is difficult for two main reasons:
Physical – your body is used to a certain way of doing things, food intake included. If you change this, then in simple terms, it will initially protest and feel a little discomfort (hunger), perhaps weakness until it starts to actually feel better from it. The timeline varies between individuals.
Mental – food is a comfort when you are feeling crap. Eating is an activity when you are bored. Sweets and junk are basically a drug, and fat just makes things tasty. Let’s not talk even talk about starchy carbs!
There’s a huge psychological factor to consider when you are dieting. Sometimes you’re not even physically hungry, but you still stuff your face with fast food. If that isn’t a mental thing, then we don’t know what is.
There are tricks you can use to defeat both the physical and mental goblins, and we’re going to talk about a very specific one right now.
The root of the Konjac plant is home to a type of fibre (/fiber) called Glucomannan. It has an interesting property that not many other natural fibres have.
It can absorb many more times its own volume of water. This interested scientists and supplement companies for the purpose of losing weight.
In the stomach, Glucomannan forms a comfortable mass, which can reduce the physical cravings for food.
Products Containing Glucomannan
A brief internet search will find you a lot of brands that have made a Glucomannan product. This might be a good option if you are going the cheap route and just want to try it out.
The best products we have found are those that combine the glucomannan into a formula with other ingredients: fat-burners, appetite suppressors, carb blockers, energy boosters and so on.
Of course, being the conscientious sorts that we are, we have an excellent product recommendation for you.
Instant Knockout is the best fat loss product available as far as we are concerned. It contains the perfect blend of fat burners, energy boosters, nootropics and, of course, Glucomannan.
It contains a great formula which gives actual results, and is endorsed by some of the world’s fittest people – including professional fighters who live and die by the weight category they have to make for a competition.
Not only that but it’s available at some great price deals, and can be shipped anywhere in the world.
When we found it, we jumped on it immediately.
Take a look at our review by following the link below.