No amount of weird contraptions or stimulant based pills will ever replace an intense—sweating from areas you didn’t know existed—type of workout.
However, there are a few short cuts that can make a major difference when trying to burn those extra calories.
Follow these 5 simple tips and you will begin to notice the impact they have on your overall fitness.
5 Tips to Increase Fat Loss
Muscle building helps to speed up your metabolism since they consume more energy than fat.
Try adding weights to staple exercises such as lunges, squats and crunches to maximize your calorie burning.
Circuit training instead of repeating sets helps to burn almost twice as many calories. Why?
Researchers say it’s because your heart rate stays elevated for a longer period of time post workout—what some refer to as the after burn effect.
You can repeat a series of 5 exercises, three times each to increase calorie burning.
Decreasing the body’s temperature can help trigger ‘good’ or brown fat to burn calories in order to generate the necessary heat to warm up the body.
This is due to the process called Thermogenesis, which is your body’s method of heat production.
Since your body functions at an ideal temperature, going below that point forces your body to expend energy in order to keep you warm.
Shivering is a perfect example of when this process is happening.
For more information on cold exposure, check out this TedTalk by Nasa engineer Ray Cronise.
Doing so can help you lose weight by increasing your metabolic rate whereas dehydration slows down your metabolism, so drink up!.
It also keeps your sense of thirst in check which is often confused by your brain as hunger—often a cause of over eating.
Snacking Throughout The Day:
Eat healthy snacks throughout the day to keep your digestive system running smoothly.
Firstly, this will prevent you from overindulging later with large meals.
Secondly, going too long without eating or snacking will slow down your metabolic rate and cause your body to burn less calories to conserve energy.
So don’t forget to pack some good ol’ fruits and veggies for next time.
Have any tips of your own? Let us know in the comments.