Plateaus suck. Especially when you’re working hard in the gym and in the kitchen to make sure you’re doing all the right things to lose fat. You workout a few times a week, right? You’re eating healthy, right? You’re doing your cardio, right? What more can you do?

Oftentimes, all you are a few simple tweaks and you’ll be back on track, shedding fat, and getting your six pack. Get back to the basics and jump-start your fat loss this season with our ten tips, all of which are guaranteed to work. Within a few weeks, you’ll start seeing more definition in your arms and midsection without sacrificing the gains in the weight room.

No. 1: Drop Your Calorie Intake By 500


To slash fat, you must maintain a caloric deficit: you consume fewer calories than you burn per day. Yet, often, we underestimate how much we intake and overestimate how much we use.

Instead, keep a food journal for 3 to 4 days and track exactly how many calories you’re eating and drinking. Then, gently reduce your caloric intake by 500 calories per day to boost your fat loss. Measure your body fat every few weeks with fat calipers to make sure you’re moving the right direction.