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3 Tips to Kickstart Your Weight Loss

Here are our top 3 tips and tricks to lose weight! No matter your fitness goal, these fitness hacks will help get you there.

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It takes a solid game plan to bring your fitness goals to life. Whether you’ve been adding muscle and you’re ready to start leaning out or you have been chasing a goal weight and you are 5 to 10 pounds shy, these fitness hacks will help get you there. 

Let’s take a look at the top 3 ways to drop those last few pounds so you can hit your target weight and look amazing.

1. Try Carb Cycling

Notice how I didn’t say carb “cutting.” For most of you out there, eliminating carbohydrates from your diet may result in backtracking. For example, you need carbohydrates to help replenish muscle glycogen, which is all but used up post-workout. At the same time, low carbohydrate diets have been shown to be effective for weight management and overall health. So why not have the best of both worlds?

Put simply: Carbohydrate cycling is when you eat more carbohydrates on your training days and less on your rest days. The type of carbohydrates that you are ingesting is also important. Here’s the breakdown:

Training Days:

  • Focus on low glycemic carbohydrates. Examples include brown rice, sweet potatoes, and pure oatmeal
  • High glycemic carbohydrates can be ingested post-workout with a high protein meal or supplement

Non-Training Days:

  • Low / No carbohydrates
  • Focus on high protein meals from a mixture of lean protein sources such as chicken breasts, salmon, and eggs
  • Be sure to increase your fat content as well – focus on healthy, all natural sources of fatty acids such as coconut oil, nuts, and seeds

Carbohydrate cycling isn’t for everyone. Yes, there have been very positive results but for some, it is going to be one tough lifestyle change. Ease yourself into it. Give it a try and see how your body responds. (3)

2. Turn Up the Heat

Most of you reading this are currently using a supplement to help you reach your fitness goals. Chances are that you have protein and a pre-workout sitting on your shelf. One supplement that may be ideal to help increase your metabolic response and support fat burning is thermogenic.

High-quality thermogenic supplements contain clinically studied ingredients that have been demonstrated to support fat burning.

SuperHD is the high-definition fat burner formulated to ramp up your weight loss results. The antioxidant and weight-loss support properties of GreenSelect® Green Tea Phytosome, a clinically studied green tea extract, leads the fat-burning formula of the legendary SuperHD.

3. Maximize Intensity

Regardless of whether you are going for weight loss or muscle building, cardiovascular training should be playing a big role in your program right about now. Forget the treadmill. Skip the stepper. Why waste an hour at a slow and boring pace when you can get better results at a fraction of the time?

High-intensity interval training has taken the fitness world by storm, resulting in an explosion of H.I.I.T. based training programs and classes. The basic formula for a high-intensity cardiovascular workout is simple: choose primarily bodyweight exercises targeting multiple muscle groups and perform them at full intensity without resting until the entire list is complete. Then repeat circuits 2-3 times through.

The great thing about H.I.I.T. programs is that the workouts support both muscle building and fat loss. Substitute this H.I.I.T. workout for your next cardio session and let us know your results (10).

Perform entire list before taking a break. Once finished, rest for 2 to 3 minutes and begin again. Repeat 2-3x:

  • Jumping Jacks: 35
  • Mountain Climbers: 15
  • Jump Squats: 10
  • Push-Ups: 15
  • Superman: 30 seconds
  • Burpees: 10


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About David Sautter

David Sautter is an NASM certified personal trainer, NASM certified fitness nutrition specialist, fitness workshop leader, and health and fitness writer who has been featured in NoTimeWheysted, Kutting Weight, and Workout Labs. With over 12 years of experience, David has been the driving creative force behind numerous fitness-related e-books, training guides, articles, and supplement research. You can discover more of his work at his website: