Saturday, July 19, 2014

3 extra ways to burn fat fast

3 extra ways to burn fat fast

Need help losing weight? Want to get rid of that stubborn excess body fat? Follow the tips in this article to become healthier, leaner, and stronger. Here are 3 key fat burning tips from the experts.

1. Sleep

If you want to work late at night, think again. When your biorhythms are off, you end up eating more. When you’re tired you produce more ghrelin, which triggers cravings for sugar and other fat-building foods. Losing sleep can also alter your hormone production, affecting your cortisol levels that cause insulin sensitivity, prime reasons for belly fat! Getting about 7 hours of sleep a night is one of the best things you can do for your body shaping goals.

3. Sugar is your Enemy

Fighting belly fat is 80% healthy diet. Reduce calories by filling yourself up with protein, vegetables, whole grains, and replacing bad habit snacks with good ones. For example, if you have a sugar craving, replace your calorie laden latte with a Muscle Milk lite, one of my favorites, because it has zero sugar and a ton of protein that will satiate while also torching my sugar craving! Another great trick is a sprinkle of cinnamon in your morning coffee or oatmeal- the spice has been shown to help stabilize blood sugar. It also slows the rate at which food exits the stomach, which helps you feel fuller longer.

3. Eat more protein

Here’s where those protein shakes come into their own. Of all the macronutrients, protein ‘costs’ the most calories to digest. In other words, a higher proportion of the calories in a protein shake are used up just to digest it than those in a muesli bar.

“Thermogenesis is basically the production of body heat,” explains McGrice. “Thermo, relates to temperature, and genesis to production. So if you think of the body as a machine, when it’s working and active it produces heat and burns kilojoules. When we are exercising or digesting food our body undertakes thermogenesis.” But beware ‘thermogenic enhancers’, which often claim to stimulate fat loss.

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