The best kind of fat loss is steady fat loss. And while a slow-and-steady approach to weight loss will ensure that you keep the weight off for good, I have a few tricks to help you burn fat as fast as possible.
So if you’re ready to speed up your fat loss (and are willing to do the work necessary!) keep reading…
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #1: Bottoms Up! It’s not always easy to keep your water glass full, but if you’re going to shed pounds, you need to consume water throughout the day. The main benefit to drinking plenty of water is that it helps you feel full, which helps stave off overeating or thinking you’re hungry when you’re actually thirsty.
Drinking water instead of lattes, soda, lemonade or iced tea also keeps you from ingesting additional, unnecessary, and empty calories. And finally, if your body is going to perform at its peak, it needs to be well hydrated. Drinking plenty of water aids proper bodily functions operate well, prevents constipation, and provides sufficient hydration during exercise, especially the final stages of a difficult workout.
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #2: Be a Planner
Burning fat fast requires planning and organizing.
The beginning of discipline is a good plan. On Sundays choose which days you’ll go to the gym, make a meal plan for the week which includes calorie counts, and plan ahead for meetings or events that may tempt you with desserts or alcohol. Sunday is the easy part, and for some, the fun part if you like planning. Once you have your plan, if you stick with it, even through the tough times, your fat stores will burn away in no time.
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #3: Get Intense with Your Routine
Maintaining a steady pace on the treadmill will help you improve your overall health, but it isn’t the best tool for burning fat quickly. To speed up your fat-burning process, you’ll want to add some HIIT into your exercise regimen. During a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout, you mingle bursts of intense exercise with lighter exercise.
Running, cycling, swimming, spinning, or a HIIT class here at Full Spectrum are all great high-intensity, fat burning workouts. HIIT involves exercising hard for 30 seconds, take it easy for 60 to 90 seconds, and then going full force again for 30 seconds, repeating the entire cycle for 30 – 60 minutes.
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #4: Lift Weights
You can burn fat fast by doing only aerobic exercises, but you can do it faster and better by mixing in some personal training weight-lifting sessions. Adding weight lifting into your regular routine safeguards again muscle loss and atrophy. Increased muscle mass helps you feel better and perform the tasks of daily living with greater ease, while improving your metabolism and ultimately helping you burn more of that stubborn fat!
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #5: Eat Right
What you eat either fuels you through your day or adds pudgy inches to your waistline. Make sure your weekly meal plan includes correct amounts of vegetables, lean proteins, complex carbs and healthy fats. Combined correctly, these foods will give you the upper hand on burning fat.
Be mindful when you eat. Chew slowly, use a smaller plate, and leave the food dishes in the kitchen. After a meal, relax and give your brain time to figure out that your stomach is full, then take the cue and stop eating. These small steps may seem insignificant, but they will boost your fat-burning potential exponentially.