Even though fat burn is a question of calories consumed vs calories burned, there are still some things you can do to speed up the fat burning process. Check the list below and see if you are doing all of these things.
1. Drink more water
Believe it or not, water is the best fat burner on the market. Your liver, which processes the fat, needs lots of water to function properly. Dehydration reduces the fat burning rate and a has bad influence on muscles and joints. If you want to avoid dehydration, drink more water.
We are sure that you have heard the advice to drink 8 glasses of pure water a day. Although this is a good start, your weight, diet, activity level, etc. – affect your water needs. Judge how much you need to drink, by the color of your urine. If it is from a pale yellow to clear, the water you are already consuming is sufficient. If it is a deep yellow color, you need to drink more water.
If you drink enough, you will not feel hungry. “Thirst is often confused with hunger,” says Gaspari team athlete Ashley Kaltwasser, IFBB Bikini Pro contestant. If you feel hungry, you could just be dehydrated. If you suspect that this is the case, simply drink a few glasses of water a day – before your meals.
2. Do not believe in fancy diets
Although bizarre strict diets, such as the grapefruit diet or the cabbage soup diet can help to lose weight quickly, the results won’t last long. As soon as you return to your normal diet, you will look worse than you did before the diet. Moreover, these strict diets lack key macronutrients that are essential for health.
Kaltwasser believes that the best way to burn fat is to use a diet that you can stick with for a long time. Adhering to a diet longer than a week or two can help you burn fat faster and allow you to keep fit for a long time.
For example, the clean eating diet is a great way to keep bodyweight and fat levels in check.
3. Lift heavier weights
Perhaps you’ve heard that in order to lose weight, need to do more reps with lighter weights. Wait, do you think that 20 repetitions with ten pound dumbbells is better than 10 repetitions with 100lb ones ? This makes no sense. The more muscle mass you have, the more energy it requires and more fat it burns to sustain itself. Light weight is not an option.
The weights should be a challenge for you each time you lift, but do not sacrifice form for the sake of heavier weights.
4. Eat after your workout
Post-workout meal is critical for normal recovery, muscle building and energy replenish after a hard training session. It is probably the most important meal of the day.
However, you can not rely just on this meal alone. What you eat before exercise and throughout the day is an important factor in weight loss.
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