With the days getting warmer and nights getting longer, some people may try to lose a few pounds before stepping back into their summer wardrobe. Whatever the reason for wanting to slim down, weight loss is not easily achieved. If hoping to speed up the results, it is important for slimmers to know what diet and workout plan will work best for them and there are some general tips which can help kick start anyone’s weight loss journey, according to Tim Digan. Eating foods high in protein and adding regular exercise into the routine can help people shape up.
Most people know they should eat healthy foods when trying to slim down, and creating a calorie deficit will also help them shift the pounds.
To create a deficit, slimmers must eat less calories than the body burns, and high-protein meals with vegetables can help speed up the weight loss process.
Tim told Express.co.uk: “For an individual might have impaired signalling relative to feeling full, I’d suggest a focus on high-volume low-calorie foods such as non-starchy vegetables.”
He also explained how important it is for slimmers to listen to their body to find out what foods they should be eating.
“We all know that eating more vegetables and protein will help us stay full but if we take things to the next level and look at our personal genetic coding for insulin sensitivity, snacking behaviour, sugar sensitivity, appetite signalling and energy metabolism,” Tim explained.
Although one diet plan will not fit all, eating foods high in protein and eating vegetables will help slimmers feel full and still create a calorie deficit.
Tim explained: “This will help target the stretch response in your stomach helping to increase the noise of the signal from the brain telling us we feel full.
“Being able to really get into the detail and nuances of our nutrition with genetic information can make a huge impact on results.”
Dieters can fill up on high-protein foods such as meats, fish, nuts, pulses, eggs and dairy.
Pairing this with regular exercise can help speed up results even more and it is best for dieters to find an exercise routine they enjoy, Tim explained.
“There are no specific exercises to help you lose weight, however when devising an action plan, it is important to consider movement patterns that not only work in line with your genetics, but that you enjoy,” he said.
If hoping to flatten the abs, using resistance training exercises can help burn belly fat.
“For a busy mum looking to tone up and blast unwanted belly fat, their genetic output may indicate they have an increased response to power training,” Tim told Express.co.uk.
“In this scenario, although other factors would of course come into play, a bi-weekly full body, high volume resistance training plan would likely work well.”
For a dieter hoping to find out exactly what plan will work best for them, a genetic testing kit can help figure out what they should be eating.
Tim said: “A genetic testing kit can be a fantastic way to first obtain a more detailed understanding of the way that your body works.
“Rightangled are the only DNA testing company in the UK to be CQC certified and I’d recommend their tests as a great starting point for anyone looking to kickstart a new fitness or weight loss journey.”
More information on DNA tests can also be found on the NHS and through the health provider, BUPA, and others brands can be found online.
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