You’re tired of yo-yo-ing your weight back and forth.
So how do you lose weight, keep it off, and stay fit? Fog City Fitness of San Francisco has some great pointers to help those who want to stay in shape.
We here at Fog City Fitness specialize in creating programming designed for your fitness level and goals. But there’s a lot of factors that go into developing an effective weight loss plan. To help you find the key to success, we’ve created our top five tips for all our San Francisco clients looking to stay fit.
Drink a lot of water.
Guess what? Drinking four cups of coffee a day isn’t going to cut it when it comes to water consumption. You need to drink a lot of water to encourage your body to shed excess water weight and stay hydrated after a hard workout. Here’s an easy way to figure out how much water you need to drink. Take your weight and multiply it by 0.67. That’s how many fluid ounces you should drink every day. Add even more water if you have an extra sweaty workout with us at Fog City Fitness.
Muscle confusion is key.
Our bodies always want to find the path of least resistance. That means if you keep doing the same workout every single day, your body will only develop the muscles used for that workout. Unless you’re challenging your body in different ways, you won’t see or feel the results you want. If you need help switching things up, we can provide ongoing programming that positively challenges your body.
Weight training is just as important as cardio.
We have great respect for avid runners. But if you’re looking for muscle definition and strength, cardio alone won’t cut it. You need to add weight training to see and feel the difference. But how do you know what dumbbells are the right weight for you? And what’s the right way to swing a kettlebell? Book with us, and we’ll get you set up with a weight training program that will make you want to trade in your treadmill for TRX in no time.
Carbs are not the enemy, and protein is always your friend.
It’s easy to get trapped in a carb coma, especially during the holiday season. However, not all carbs are bad. Complex carbohydrates and lean protein will help you stay full and fit. Strike a balance between carbs and protein, and you’ll have all the energy you need for a great workout.
Sleep and stress management play a big role in fitness.
You’re working out five days a week, and you’re eating right. So why aren’t you losing weight? You may need to look at your sleep habits and stress levels. Your body needs about eight hours of sleep a night for optimal recovery. And if work is stressing you out, your body could be holding on to fat and water weight. At Fog City Fitness, we can create a holistic plan for your weight loss journey, including reviewing sleep hygiene and stress management.
Ultimately, we want everyone to succeed and feel great about their wellness journey. And there’s a lot to remember when it comes to losing weight.
But if you’re not seeing the results you’re looking for or need help designing a new program, Fog City Fitness has got your back.