The best kind of fat loss is steady fat loss. And while a slow-and-steady approach to weight loss will ensure that you keep the weight off for good, I have a few tricks to help you burn fat as fast as possible.
So if you’re ready to speed up your fat loss (and are willing to do the work necessary!) keep reading…
#1: Stay hydrated!
It’s not always easy to get to the water fountain or the sink. But if you’re going to shred pounds, you’re going to have to keep a big glass of water nearby. There are many great benefits to drinking adequate amounts of water daily. Doing this helps you feel fuller, which keeps you from overeating or thinking you’re hungry when you’re actually thirsty.
Drinking water instead of high sugary fizzy drinks and juices also keeps you from ingesting additional, unnecessary, and worthless calories. And finally, if your body is going to perform at its peak, it needs to be well hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps all your bodily functions operate well, which prevents you from holding onto water weight and suffering from constipation, while also giving you what you need to push through the final stages of a difficult workout. When we’re dehydrated our bodies feel tired and fatigued leaving us with very little energy, so keeping hydrated is a must!
#2: Plan ahead
Like I always say if you fail to prep, you’re preparing to fail! If you fail to prepare your meals and snacks, you’re going to struggle to shave off pounds in a fast or even slow manner. Burning fat fast requires you to be disciplined.
The beginning stages of being disciplined is having good plan. Know when you’re going to the gym, what your workout is going to consist of you doing, how many calories you’re going to eat and what foods the calories will come from, and how you are going to avoid giving in to that tempting piece of chocolate cake. Once you have your plan, you’ve got to do the hard part: stick with it. If you’re willing to do this, your fat stores will burn away in no time.
#3: Get intense with your gym routine
Maintaining a steady pace on the treadmill will help you improve your overall health, but it isn’t the best tool on its own for burning fat quickly. To speed up your fat-burning process, you’ll want to add some HIIT into your exercise regime alongside with LISS (low intensity steady state cardio). During a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout, you mingle bursts of intense exercise with lighter exercise.
This could involve running, cycling, swimming, or other aerobic exercises. Whatever exercise you choose to do, do it hard for 30 seconds, take it easy for 60 to 90 seconds, and then go full force again for 30 seconds, repeating the cycle between 10-30 minutes. You’ll be exhausted when it’s all done, but it’s a very effective tool in the tool box for burning fat!
#4: Lift weights
Think you can burn fat fast by doing nothing but aerobic exercises? You can. But you can do it faster and better by mixing in some weight training sessions. In fact, if you don’t add weight training into your exercise routine, you may begin to lose muscle. The scale reading may go down, but if you’re dropping muscle mass, you’re setting yourself up for disaster. Another added benefit to lifting weights is it helps you reduce the chances of getting osteoporosis.
When aiming to burn off body fat, nothing helps more than extra muscle. Added muscle helps you feel better and perform tasks of daily living with greater ease, while improving your metabolism and ultimately helping you burn more of that unwanted fat!
#5: Eat right
The food’s you consume are either going to fuel you to get through the day or simply add some pudgy inches to your waistline. So choose wisely! Fresh fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, lean proteins, and healthy fats all give you the upper hand on burning fat.
But it’s not just the foods you eat. It’s how you eat them. Take your time and chew slowly, use a smaller plate, and leave the food dishes in the kitchen. When you’re finished with your plate of food, relax and give your brain time to figure out that your stomach is full. It takes your body around 20 minutes to recognize the feeling of being full. These small steps may seem significant, but they will boost your fat-burning potential considerably.
I’d love to give you more of my expert, fat burning tips – call or email today and let’s get you started on my best exercise programme that will get you to your ideal, toned body faster than you thought possible. I look forward to hearing from you!