Weight Loss Tips for Men
Weight loss is one of the most popular health and fitness goals I encounter with my clients – both women and men alike!
But there are a number of reasons why men and women need to approach this goal a little differently.
First, men often have the additional goal of building significant amounts of muscle mass. They also have higher levels of testosterone, which naturally improves their ability to build muscle and burn fat.
So I’ve compiled a list of my top weight loss tips for men. Take a look, and give them a try – you can’t go wrong!
Top Weight Loss Tips for Men
1. Don’t Give Up on Cardio
This one has become a little controversial in popular culture. Many fitness experts claim you don’t need to do cardiovascular exercise at all, while others still support it. I have definitely seen some cases where guys get in shape without cardio, but this really doesn’t work for everyone.
If you’re trying to lose weight and cardio’s not part of your workout, then I suggest giving it a try. I don’t like any fitness regimen that includes too much cardio, but adding short bursts of high intensity cardio can really make a big impact on your body’s ability to burn fat. There’s no doubt about it – cardio burns a ton of calories.
The fear is always muscle mass, as it is possible to burn muscle if you do too much cardio. The ideal cardio workout is one that includes resistance training. This is why I’m a huge fan of high intensity interval training (HIIT). You’ll get better results in a third of the time, and still burn a ton of calories and fat. Take a look at my article on HIIT here for more details.
2. Eat a Ton of Protein