3 Tips for Fat Burning
Most often one would expect this list to be extensive, 10-15 tips perhaps, though there are key factors to fat-burning, it can and should be simple. Keeping in mind that consistency is the key, try following these simple steps and watch unwanted body fat melt away!
- Stay away from sweetened beverages! Most people do not realize that they consume as many or more calories by drinking than by eating! Fruit juices, soda, coffee and other popular beverages typically contain high fructose corn syrup- a no-no when trying to maintain good health. Eliminate the sugar you add to your coffee or tea; cut out the artificially sweetened juices; and be conscious of your trip to Starbucks (most of their lattes are loaded with artificial sugars)! Drink water instead, or other all-natural, low-calorie beverages. Brewed teas for example are not only calorie-free, but can help give you energy, enhance your focus and improve your mood. Most people can lose 5-10 pounds the very first week of eliminating unnecessary sugars from their diets
- Cardio, Cardio, Cardio! It’s simple. Get moving! Its cliché, but it could not be truer, getting active supports not only cardiovascular heart health, but fat burning as well. You don’t need to get fancy; you don’t NEED a FitBit to monitor how many steps you take; you just need to get up and walk around! Though cardio is relative to each individual, make certain that you are making an effort to get 30-40 minutes of low-intensity cardio(walking, bike riding or swimming) consistently. Try performing cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Not only will it kick-start the fat-burning process, but your day as well.
- Maintain Proper Eating Habits! Well yes… it is important! And though it is listed last, you can rest assured that it is by and far the most important tip! Think protein, think clean carbs, think balance! A good rule of thumb is to eat 3-4 smaller meals per day. When sitting to a meal, it should be as simple as 1-2-3. 1. Choose your protein. Each meal sould consist of a high-quality protein (lean poultry, white fish, lean cuts of red meat, eggs or legumes). 2. Complement with a fibrous carbohydrate. Great choices are green vegetables, sweet potatoes, oats and grains. 3. Add a fat source. Choose high quality fats, including olive oils, avocado, coconut or macadamia nut oils. If eating a balanced meal is a challenge, then drink one! There are plenty of high quality protein shakes out there that will help supplement your diet and provide convenience.
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