As an Irvine Personal trainer in Orange County, CA I discovered through experience, schooling and training that following these eight tips will help you lose weight and fat and get tone faster.

Here are the eight tips from a Top Certified Personal Trainer in Irvine:

1. Eat less and move more

2. Try to minimize sodium intake from your meals throughout the day. Excess sodium can make you look bloated because it causes water retention in your cells. USDA recommends to eats less than 2,400 milligrams of sodium per day
(http://dietbites.com/Sodium-In-Foods/index.html).

3. Choose white meat over red meat because white meat contains less fat and cholesterol.

4. Eat 5-6 small meals per day, instead of 3 big one. Because you active throughout the day so what ever Calories you consume is likely to be use for your daily activity. If you eat a lot of calories, and if your body does not use it up, it will store the extra calories as fat.

5. Rest actively between sets. For example, do 20-40 Jumping Jack or Run in one place for 30 seconds to help burn more calories during your workout.

6. Do cardio 3 to 5 times a week for 45 minutes each session, but make sure to mix up the type of cardio exercises that you’re planning to do. So your body does not adapt to it or hit a plateau. For example, you can either walk, jog or run on the treadmill for the first 6 to 8 weeks, then switch to a an Elliptical machine for the next 8 weeks or so, etc.

7. Eat less at night because you’re more likely to be less active, so whatever excess calories you consume at night will be converted and store as fat.

8. Eat healthy 80% of the time, and 20% of the other time, reward yourself by eating your favorites foods or desserts.

For example, from Mon-Fri eat healthy, Sat and Sun or Fri and Sat reward yourself so you don’t end up binge. That does NOT mean eating a whole Cake or Pizza by yourself. Only to two slices if you’re planning to treat yourself for all the hard work you putting in working out and eating healthy during the weekdays.

Disclaimer:

Fast Result Fitness and it trainers does NOT provide medical advice. This is intended for information purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional before changing or adopting any eating or exercise regime. DO NOT disregard medical advice based on this information or sample meal plans.