As Tiffany mentioned earlier, you can lose fat with weightlifting alone. But if you want quicker results, she recommends doing cardio and eating healthy foods. "When trying to change our body composition, increase lean muscle, and decrease fat mass, taking a moment to look at what we eat is absolutely apart of the equation," she said. Cutting out entire food groups, like carbs, isn't necessary. In fact, you'll probably feel like crap if you do.
"If there's something you feel should be eliminated, try eating a little less of it," Tiffany advised. She also recommends ditching the "good" and "bad" mindset when it comes to food. Instead, she prefers people think of foods as "every day" and "sometimes." Meaning, there are foods you should try to have every day like vegetables, fruit, lean proteins, and whole grains. Sometimes foods are foods you should eat some of the time, she explained. This list consists of things like pastries, fried foods, and candy. "If you can focus on shifting this just a little, you'll be moving in the right direction," Tiffany said.
The good news is, you don't have to do anything crazy to lose body fat. It may not happen overnight, but it's possible. Now that you've got a game plan, it's time to implement it. Here's a clean-eating plan you can follow and a four-week strength training program that will help you burn fat and build muscle.