#4. Take a Fat Burner
Want the most bang for your buck? Then you need to up the fat burning potential of your workouts by taking a fat-burning supplement that includes highly effective ingredients such as caffeine, green tea extract, synephrine and capsaicin. That being said, you should be aware that there is no size-fits-all approach when it comes to fat burners – you will have to try a couple of different products before deciding what works best for you. Note that caffeine won’t produce optimal results for people who are regular drinkers of coffee and other caffeinated drinks.
Then, after you find the fat burner that works the best for you, keep in mind that your body’s response to it won’t remain the same forever. In time, the body will most probably adapt to the active ingredient and its once potent effect will slowly fade away. That doesn’t mean that the ingredient isn’t working, it just means that your body is smart and has quickly caught up with the change. All you have to do is stop taking the product for a few days, and then reintroduce it.
If it still doesn’t produce the wanted effects, try something else. Oh, and by the way, there isn’t a fat burner in the world that can compensate for a crappy diet. Taking supplements is just a way to intensify your gains even further, while the foundation has to include proper diet choices and an adequate training program.
#5. Lower Your Room Temperature
New research shows that brown fat offers some unique benefits for the human organism. While white fat ups the risk for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic health problems, brown fat has been found to be actually quite healthful since it helps us burn calories and reduce the amount of white fat in all areas of the body.
As it turns out, exposure to lower temperatures increases brown fat activity – for example, one study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that men who sat in a 63-degree Fahrenheit room for two hours a day over the course of six weeks burned up to 289 calories more than those who sat in a room with normal indoor temperature!
More specifically, lower temperatures increase the activity of a gene that converts white fat to brown fat, which contributes to a higher resting metabolic rate and speeds up weight loss. In addition, when you get too cold, rather than turning up the heat – perform a few sets of jump squats or burpees to warm up and stimulate white fat burning even further!
#6. Change Your Weight-Training Strategy
No matter what your current weightlifting strategy is, it’s time to replace it with the opposite method. If you prefer lifting heavy weights for low reps, try reducing the weight and increasing the number of sets and reps; and if you’re used to high training volume in the form of high reps and low weights, switch it up and try working with heavier weights for very low reps. Just like with the cardio sessions, the idea is to make your body work as hard as possible to adapt to the new stimulus.
In other words, your body should be less than optimally efficient at performing the exercises, thus spending more energy to complete the tasks. Without doing this, you can’t expect to keep building muscle nor speed up fat loss!
The hardest things are usually also the simplest, so don’t overcomplicate things anymore – these 6 diet tips are all you’ll ever need to get absolutely ripped.
Sounds impossible? Try following them for six weeks and see what happens. You won’t believe the results.