You are exercising, you have a healthy diet and you notice that your muscles begin to strengthen. But you are bothered because of the fat that peeps over your jeans and hides your toned muscles.
Unfortunately, the process of burning fat is not so simple, nor you can force it to ‘melt’ in certain body parts (the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, etc.). However, there are certain ways that can help you get rid of the unpleasant fat and to show your figure in full glory. Here are the 8 proven ways to burn more fat:
Burn more fat – Change your cardio exercises
The more you do a particular cardio exercise, the more your body adapts to it and you burn fewer calories. Therefore, surprise your body and change your cardio exercises. If your favorite activity is running, do a fast run for 2 minutes, then slowly go into jogging mode and repeat the fast run and so on. If you like to walk, walk for 5 minutes, then slowly begin to run for 5 minutes, then walk again.
Burn more fat – Exercise with weights
Exercising with weights is not just for men and it is especially recommended for those who want to burn more fat. When you exercise with weights, your muscles burn calories and the best thing is that your muscles will continue to burn calories even when they are resting and when you aren’t active. To optimize the fat burning during training, you should make 12-15 repetitions with weights or dumbbells.
Burn more fat – Eat foods rich in vitamin C
Nutritionists recommend that you should consume food that contains vitamin C, because it is a powerful antioxidant and helps to burn more fat. Therefore try to consume more fruits like lemon, grapefruit, lime, watermelon, apples etc, and vegetables like red bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage etc.
Burn more fat – Consume dairy products
Dairy products are rich in calcium, and the calcium ‘reminds’ the body to burn more fat. Studies have shown that women who consume dairy products 3 times per day, are burning 70% more fat than women who don’t consume enough dairy products. Choose low fat plain yogurt – it is low in calories, and rich in calcium.
Burn more fat – Drink a cup of green tea before exercising
The green tea contains substances, one of which is the antioxidant Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which can actually speed up your metabolism, so during your physical activity you’ll increase the number of burned calories and that way you’ll burn more fat.
Burn more fat – Eat spicy meals
Spice up your morning smoothie with cinnamon and speed up your metabolism with chili pepper. In both cases, the spicy food will speed up your metabolism and you’ll burn more fat.
Burn more fat – Don’t starve
When hungry, your body does everything in its power to survive and begins to store fat in order to survive the ‘crisis’ period and that’s exactly the opposite of what you want to achieve. So don’t skip your meals and healthy snacks.
Burn more fat – Try meditation or other relaxation techniques
Stress can cause many health problems and it can also cause fat storage in the abdominal area. It has been proven that the hormones that are secreted during stress, increase the appetite and promote the ‘storage’ of fat in the abdomen. Find an activity that relaxes you and when you feel that you are getting nervous attack, take some time for yourself and use it to relax.
Most important of all is to aim for long term success. Fat deposits are stubborn and you won’t be able to get rid of them so easily, but you shouldn’t be discouraged and quit.