Tom, the personal trainer who founded Waite Training in Leeds has many tips to help you get started on working for your fitness goals.
We have all wanted to lose weight at one point in our lives for one reason or another. It could be because we want to fit into certain clothes better. It could be for health reasons, or it could be because we have a special event such as a wedding or holiday coming up.
No matter the reason, it is essential to lose weight sensibly and ensure it comes off and stays off. Many attributes can contribute to healthy weight loss, such as your lifestyle, sleep habits, stress management, motivation, nutrition, and exercise.
If you are following these, you are much more likely to succeed. For a bit of a helping hand in your fat loss journey, there are a few things you can turn to kickstart your motivation. One such aspect that is great to help is a book. We have put together a list of the top five books that can help shed light on each of the above attributes and inspire you to keep working towards your fat loss goals.
#1. Strength Training for Fat Loss by Nick Tumminello
Strength Training for Fat Loss is a book written by Nick Tumminello, a renowned trainer and innovator in human performance. He describes the best ways to utilise the three main C's of metabolic training: circuits, complexes, and combinations. By doing this, you should maximise fat loss, maintain muscle and work your metabolism.
The book comprises over 150 different exercises to try, nutrition recommendations, step-by-step instructions, advice, and photos for workouts.
#2. Not a Diet Book by James Smith
Not a Diet Book is written by James Smith, the world's fastest-growing online personal trainer. It is his first book and is aimed at those looking to change their dietary habits and lifestyle. It seeks to denunciate dieting fads and fake trends that dominate the industry and promote a healthy life.
The book teaches about metabolism and body types, fat loss versus muscle gain, common fitness fallacies, the importance of sleep, and so much more. The book's main aim is to give the reader back control of their life and help them adopt better eating habits.
#3. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams is a book written by sleep scientist Matthew Walker. It explores our lifestyles and attitudes to sleep, encouraging readers to open their minds with a wake-up call to what sleep is and how it affects us.
It looks at everything, including how sleep matters and how it compares to other basic needs in life such as reproducing, eating and drinking. It explores what happens during REM and how caffeine and alcohol can affect the quality of our sleep. It is an excellent book to establish that good quality and enough sleep are essential for fat loss success.
#4. What Are You Hungry For? by Deepak Chopra
What Are You Hungry For? The Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul is written by Deepak Chopra. It is a breakthrough book that explores how you can bring your weight under control by linking it to your own personal fulfilment in other areas of your life.
It looks at why people overeat, follow crash diets and explores the problem of finding fulfilment that can lead to damaging lifestyle habits, including overeating. The book is aimed at helping you to be pointed in the right direction of life and be a happier, healthier you.
#5. Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir
Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir is written by Jenette Fulda and is an honest story of her own weight loss journey. Since having gallbladder surgery at age 23, she decided it was time to lose weight and this book documents the ups and downs and shows how you can do the same.
These books are all great for a read if you need some inspiration or want to learn more about what it takes to achieve the fat loss goal you so desire. If you happen to read all five, by the time you finish, you'll have a pretty great picture of all the aspects that play into fat loss success: exercise, nutrition, mindset, sleep and consistency.
Stick to a balanced diet, exercise and a positive attitude, and you are sure to feel happier, fitter and more toned in no time at all. Need to boast off some ideas? Feel free to get in touch for a commitment-free chat!