If you're looking to make the most of your weight loss program, finding the most effective ways to burn fat will maximise your results and reduce your waistline!
Follow these 8 killer tips for fat burning if you want to lose weight and lead a healthier way of life.
1. Drink More Water
One of the best weight loss secrets is to stick to water! Are you drinking much water right now? If the answer is no, then this could be impacting your weight loss goals. Experts say you should drink approximately eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and healthy. Instead of turning to calorie-filled or sugar-rich drinks, grab a glass of water. I talk about water regularly in my challenge groups and how important it is for the body. Don't underestimate the power of drinking plenty of water every day. Drink a glass of water 20 minutes before each meal too and this will help you to feel fuller and as a result eat smaller portions and reduce your calorie intake.
2. Work Out with Weights
One great way to maximise the amount of fat you are burning is to add a weight program to your work out routine. Weight training will not only tone your physique, but will strengthen your body and improve your general health. Lifting weights will also burn calories and fat more quickly than traditional exercising, and it will also boost your metabolism. If you're not currently incorporating weights into your workout week then why not sign up for the 21 Day Program which is a great introduction to using weights at home and will help you shed up to 15lbs in 21 days and have you feeling leaner fitter and stronger.
3. Choose Protein
Choose protein-laden foods for boosting your metabolism and enabling your body to burn fat rapidly. In addition to burning fat, consuming a protein-enriched diet will help you rebuild muscle after work outs and maintain leanness of that muscle. Some great protein examples are chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, Shakeology (try your 7 day workout and Shakeo offer here), cottage cheese, Greek yoghurt. If you're vegan, organic tofu, lentils and beans are some great examples. Protein rich foods will have you feeling fuller for longer so increase your protein and decrease your carbs.
4. Reward Yourself
When you have reached your next fitness goal, be sure to reward yourself. It may be you buy yourself a new pair of workout leggings or a funky headband. Give yourself a reward to aim for. When you complete a program you could also treat yourself to something new like a new book, piece of furniture or even new fitness equipment. This will give you something to focus on during the tough days.
5. Avoid Marathon Work Outs
The biggest mistake people make when looking to burn fat and lose weight is to have one long, extensive work out session. Instead, break up your work out plan into small chunks throughout the day. Take a brisk walk in the morning, enjoy a work out at lunch, and then exercise more in the evening. In addition to staying active all day long, breaking up your work out will better maintain your metabolism.
6. Mix It Up
Choosing to engage in a variety of quality exercises will keep your interest and best allow you to maintain your goal of burning fat. Include cardio, resistance and recovery training. And instead of doing the same exercises each day—mix it up! Follow a program that will mix it up for you. Check out Beachbody on Demand for access to over 1200 workouts which will help you mix up your routine. Never do the same workout twice, unless you want to. Or opt to swim laps one day, jog another, and bike the next. Rotating your activities will not only allow you to experience a variety of athletics, it will also allow you to better tone your body.
7. Find Ways To Increase NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)
What do I meant by this? Well, increasing your activity throughout the day have have you burning hundreds of extra calories per day and make a big difference to your fat loss efforts. So a few examples could be, standing at your desk rather than sitting, walk around when you're taking a call on the phone, take the stairs, park further away from the supermarket or dance around the kitchen when you're cooking. You'll be surprised how many extra calories this will burn.
8. Develop a really good night routine
Sleep is just as important as your exercise or nutrition. Don't try and skip this one. Don't kid yourself that you don't need as many hour sleep. If you're sleep deprived you'll produce more of the stress hormone cortisol. You're more likely to be tired during the day, less likely to exercise and more likely to grab for the nearest chocolate bar. Time to get your sleeping routine sorted.
If you're looking for support to implement it all then get in touch and let's chat through your goals.