If you want to look slimmer and more toned, then you need to burn more fat. Unfortunately, even if you’re exercising and trying to eat healthily, you might not be burning optimum levels of fat. Here are some tips to help you change that:
Lift Before Aerobics
You probably know that it is aerobic exercise which burns fat and weight lifting that builds muscle and improves tone, but did you know that if you life for 20 minutes before doing cardio you could burn a lot more fat? Give it a try; I guarantee you’ll be amazed by the results.
Try the HCG Diet
The HCG Diet is one of the best diets there is if you want to actually lose fat – not muscle or water. In fact, it’s so good that you could lose as many as 1-2 pounds per day on this diet, which works by reducing the appetite, so that you naturally want to eat less and your body has to dip into your fat stores.
When you run, you will continue to burn calories long after you’ve finished your workout, which means that you’ll burn more calories and eat into your fat stores much more quickly, especially if you run for at least four hours each week.
If you spend the first half of your workouts giving it your all, and the second half exercising at a gentler pace, you will, on average, burn 23 percent more fat than you would exercising at a steady pace.
40 Minutes at 80 Percent
Research has shown that if you spend 40 minutes working out at 80 percent of your maximum heart rate, your metabolism will be speeded up for the next 19 hours, which means you’ll be able to burn significantly more calories for the rest of the day if you exercise in the morning.
Doing a 20-minute kettlebell workout will burn as many calories as running a 6-minute mile! So, if you’re looking for the most time efficient way to burn fat fast, look no further.
Switch to Green Tea
Green Tea contains something called Epigallocatechin gallate which is known to boost the metabolism, so by switching your regular cup of tea or coffee for green tea; you could increase your fat burn without really doing very much else.
Walk with Poles
If you like to walk, you will burn 20 percent more calories if you use Nordic poles to help you do so! This is a great way for people who are unable to exercise intensely for whatever reason, to boost their fat burn.
Increase Your Protein Intake
People who eat more protein during meals burn more fat after eating than their peers who eat meals low in protein. So, cut down on the carbs and increase the amount of fish, chicken or tofu you eat if you want to burn more of your excess weight away.
As you can see, when it comes to burning more ft, you have a lot of options – some easy, some more intense. Pick a couple to get you started, and it shouldn’t be long before your pants feel looser.