I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th yesterday and that you all were able to enjoy some good food and good company.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been on a bit of a fat loss kick here on the blog, mainly due to the fact that I’m in a fat loss phase myself and it’s on my mind quite a bit.  This morning I have three quick, easy tips to aid you in your quest for fat loss.

1. Work with a few meals

One of the easiest ways to shoot yourself in the foot with fat loss is to over think things.  This most commonly happens in the food department.  People don’t have any kind of plan of what they’re going to eat and in turn don’t take anything with them to work and wind up eating either fatty, greasy crap or nothing at all instead of something that is going to help move them towads their goals.

The way that I’m working against this is by having only a few meals that I eat over and over.  This takes all the thinking out of what I’m going to make as well as what I need form the grocery store.  It also gives you the opportunity to make a ton of food at once and save yourself a lot of time through out the rest of the week.  Yes, eating the same thing day after day can get a bit old, but I promise you it’s worth it when you can stroll down the beach with a six pack.

2.  Take advantage of NEPA.

NEPA stands for non-exercise physical activity.  This means you should do things like go for a walk, play with your kids in the park, ride your bike.  Increasing your activity level in non-exercise related ways provides you with an opportunity to burn additional calories without the need to recover from your expenditure.  In other words, it helps you get leaner without wearing you out.

As often as you can, be active.  If you find yourself sitting around watching TV, get up and go outside.  This simple action, done regularly, can have a profound impact on your physique when trying to lose body fat.

3. Cut your grain intake

Grains are a hotly debated topic right now, however I would argue that anyone who is offering any advice in the fitness industry should know that grains are not necessary for a healthy diet, do a good job of helping people stay fat and are highly irritating to a good majority of the population. 

I’m not saying that grains are the devil and you should never eat them, but what I am saying is that if you’re serious about getting to a significant lower body fat percentage, you should cut the amount of grains you are taking in considerably, if not completely. I wont go into all the science behind this right now, however if there is an interest from readers, let me know and I’ll post a blog on the rational behind it.

So there you have it, three easy ways to take you to the next level of “leanness”.  I’ll post a few more tips in the next few days.

Feel free to chime in with your own tips to lose body fat in the comments section, and as always feel free to share on Facebook and Twitter.