Become A Fat Burning Machine
In order to lose weight, you want to become a fat burning machine. There are many ways to do that, most of which are not difficult at all. Here are some things you can do every day that will help you to burn more fat.
1st, Increase Your Protein
One great way to start burning more fat on a regular basis is to eat more foods that contain protein. With more protein in your diet, you are going to start increasing your energy. Higher energy, as you know, also means a higher metabolic rate, which helps you to burn more fat and calories. Protein also helps to build lean muscle, which can also help to burn more fat throughout the day. Some good options for lean protein are turkey and chicken, nuts, and some veggies. If you are working out but not getting enough protein you actually run the risk of burning muscle for fuel. This is not what you want. So make sure you are getting enough protein.
Not sure to know if you are getting enough? Use this calculator to see where you fall.
2nd, Stop Skipping Breakfast (unless you are intermittent fasting)
Breakfast still remains the most important meal of the day, so if you only have time to cook one meal, it should be breakfast. This is going to get your engine running, providing the energy you need for the day. Plus, if you enjoy a filling meal in the morning, it can help to curb your appetite and reduce cravings throughout the rest of the day. For breakfast, try to enjoy high-protein foods like eggs, oatmeal, or a smoothie with protein powder in it. This is going to get you ready for burning fat all day long. Don’t forget your healthy fats too! Getting plenty of healthy saturated fat also helps to maintain the full feeling longer.
3rd, Mix Up Your Workouts
A common mistake people make when they start exercising more often is doing the same type of workout constantly. If you want to lose weight and burn fat, you need to mix it up. Weight loss plateaus are often the result of eating the same thing, but also doing the same workout. So if you can, try circuit training or at least different types of workouts each week ie HIIT, Tabata etc. Add an extra day of weight training or try indoor rock climbing over the weekend instead of going on your normal run. This will work different muscle groups, burning more fat in the long run. Keep your muscles and your metabolism guessing.
4th,Drink More Cold Water
Not only should you be drinking more water in general, but you should try to drink cold water. The colder the water it is, the higher it raises your metabolism. Keep a pitcher of water in your fridge so you aren’t using plastic bottles all day long (most plastics mimic estrogen). This is also a good time for making infused water and keeping the pitcher cold in the refrigerator.
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