Best Fat Burning Tips for Women

I was a college athlete, so fitness was always a huge part of my life. After I graduated I spent the next few years shunning most forms of exercise, rationalising that I deserved a break. Fast forward a few years and two kids later and I found myself fifty pounds overweight. I tried a handful of diets and began and quit a variety of exercise regimes. When it became clear that I would never lose weight this way I realised it was time to make a lifestyle change.

In six months I went down seven dress sizes. So, what was different this time? Why was I finally successful? I dumped fad diets and dedicated myself to eating healthy and exercising consistently. Suddenly I was a fat-burning furnace.

Below are some fat-burning tips to help you lose the weight you have been wanting to shed:

  1. Vary your cardio workout: By alternating the type of heart-pounding exercise, whether it be walking, running on a treadmill, using an elliptical or riding a stationary bike, you develop cardiovascular fitness and thus expend more calories. If your body never gets used to doing something because you vary what you do your body will continue to have to work hard resulting in more fat burned. If you do the same exercise day after day, your body adjusts and compensates and you quit burning as many calories because you do not have to work as hard.
  2. Add Interval Training to Your Workout: Your body becomes more efficient as you push it to the brink of exhaustion and then decrease the intensity. Changing routine or intensity keeps your body consistently burning fat.
  3. Add Strength Training: For every pound of muscle that you have, it requires 35-50 calories to simply sustain it. By contrast, every pound of fat only requires 2 calories. It doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out that the more muscle you have the more calories you will burn. To increase muscle mass you must lift weights. They should be heavy enough that completing three sets of ten is tiring but not so heavy that you cannot complete the sets or complete them with improper form.
  4. Work out in the morning: There is a stronger likelihood that you will go if you make it a habit of going first thing in the morning. Additionally, it will jump-start your metabolism for the day and ensure that you are burning fat all day long.
  5. Eat five to six small meals: If you eat throughout the day you will not overeat. Doing this will prevent you from feeling deprived or hungry. The body holds onto food if it is not getting enough, so by eating a lot of little meals it fuels your body but you also burn off the calories.
  6. Vary the Intensity of Your Workouts: There are days that your body needs to recover or to allow your metabolism to recalibrate. Follow up a day of intense workout with a day of longer, stamina-focused training. Your body will have to continue to work to adjust to the changes, optimising fat burn.
  7. Stay hydrated: It is so important to stay hydrated, especially when exercising. Water helps regulate your body’s temperature. If you are not properly hydrated you risk becoming overheated. Water also helps purge the body of toxins and waste, optimising fat-burning efficiency.
  8. Cut back on saturated fats: Instead stick to lean meats, fish, fresh fruit and vegetables.
  9. Dedicate 45 minutes to an Hour Consistently: It is important that whatever exercise regiment you follow, you do it consistently. Ideally, you should strive for activity four to six times a week. If you exercise only one or two times a week or you skip weeks here and there you will not burn the calories necessary to lose weight.
  10. Read food labels: Every pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories. It is a lot harder to burn 3500 calories than it is to consume. Check everything before putting it into your body.

By making just a few lifestyle changes you will be well on your way to burning the fat away and developing the body you have always wanted. It is not easy and it will not happen overnight, but if you make this commitment it can be life-changing. Good luck.

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