Starting a fat loss journey is right about the most exciting experience for anyone who has had a taste of the flipside of plumpness. It theoretically marks the beginning of the end of an ordeal and psychologically prepares you for a better life in a new frame. The question is, are results guaranteed?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but no!
There are more than enough cases in point out there to corroborate the sad truth that your effort to burn fat is not always bound to pay off. And that’s not to say your subscription to the gym, and massive diet-tweaking have been a waste of time all this while and should be forsaken. No! You only need to start doing them right.
Below, I have prepared for you an expounded list of 8 simple ways to burn fat for this Christmas homing in on amateur oversights and things you may have wrongfully overlooked while planning your regimen.
1. Eat More
You may be forgiven for thinking that eating less is the key player in burning body fat, but then science begs to differ. Studies show that eating more if anything, chimes in better with your program than cutting down your plate size. DrHyman insists that what you eat reflects more on your headway than how much you eat.
So don’t starve yourself – just avoid anything that will trigger an insulin upsurge (white rice and white bread are good examples of such foods). Moreover, substitute it with plenty of peanut butter, fatty fish, lean meat, dairy products, almonds, berries, Enova oil, etc. Note that some fatty foods are encouraged and not just senselessly dissuaded.
2. Reward Yourself with Enough Sleep
Remember the Finnish identical twins who embraced different lifestyles and picked up unique corporeal and mental characteristics as adults? Sleep was shown to be one of the main culprits behind the bewildering result. It turns out sleep has a long term effect and having too little of it may take a toll on your weight as well.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as reported by WebMD shows that lack of sleep increases late-night snacking causing twice as much fat gain than if one had enough sleep. Another one shows that depriving yourself of sleep increases craving for high-carb foods and reduces the impulse to control yourself.
3. Go Organic
Besides ensuring you’re always close to a glass of cold water, eating more omega-3 fats (as recommended by Dr. Oz) and taking a cup of tea at least once every 12 hours, Active.com reporting a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, suggests that conventional foods contribute to weight gain as the toxins in them slow down metabolism. When you can, ask for products that are 100% free of pesticides, ionizing radiation and sewage sludge fertilizers.
4. Stand Up and Do Something
Researchers from Missouri University found out that staying inactive for four or more hours may lead to a shutdown of the enzyme that controls cholesterol and fat metabolism. Fatty liver and chronic heart diseases are among the long-term effects, but obesity has been shown by the researchers to come as an immediate effect.
It may be understandably difficult to shun this especially if you work behind a computer on a full-time basis but interrupting the long spells of dormancy by taking a walk around the office a few times will certainly cause you no harm.
5. Bon Appetit? Time to Make Peace with Pepper
Turns out the same compound – capsaicin – that gives pepper the taste that makes us hate the red monsters is what could make us think twice about them. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology, one tablespoon of chopped or ground pepper can lead to a 23 percent temporary surge in metabolism. Fries, pizza, salsas are perfect examples of foods you can neutralize your chili pepper with.
6. Increase Your Fiber Intake
Two researchers from Brigham Young University College of Health and Human Performance conducted and published a study in Nutritional Epidemiology that reveals just how important fiber is in combating fat gain in women. Insoluble fiber facilitates food passing through your digestive system while soluble fiber mix with the food and reduce the rate at which fats and sugars enter your bloodstream.
This gives you a steady supply of energy and, as the author of The F-Factor Diet Tanya Zuckerbrot puts it, reduces hunger and overeating. An added bonus is that fiber-packed foods are usually very low in calories and have little to no secondary effects.
7. Eat Watermelon
Well, this innocent fruit right here may not be everyone’s favorite but hey, do you want to get rid of those love handles or not? Watermelons contain in abundance an individual compound known as arginine which not only improves blood flow by widening blood vessels but also facilitates fat-burning.
A study on laboratory mice shows that feeding obese mice on a diet containing the compound with other factors kept constant triggered fat and glucose oxidation. While the mechanisms still aren’t totally clear, the study goes on to show that the compound also inhibits new fat build ups and enhances muscle gain instead.
Seeds, nuts, and seafood are other examples of foods rich in arginine although watermelon remains the undisputed king.
8. Boost Weight Loss with Diet Pills
Let’s think rationally – You can’t burn your fat overnight. It’s a time and effort taking process. But, in life, always there is something to help you achieve your goals in shorter time and with less effort. If you need a little help to boost your weight loss, you might want to include some popular diet pills in your diet regime.
We all know that altering a diet or gym regimen to harmonize with your goals is no way the friendliest nightmare you can put yourself through but then again when the end results are something that will give you the deserved freedom to take your old lifestyle back, why not give it a shot?
And don’t get me wrong there… shedding pounds and eventually gaining fitness doesn’t give you the right to go about wolfing down every piece of junk food you come across. What I’m trying to say is, burning fat is way more challenging and tedious than maintaining a good shape.
The above ways can help you burn fat in your belly, arms, face and neck in the safest, healthiest and fastest way this Christmas. Just make sure you keep the diet-exercise combination moderate and increase your workout intensity as your muscles slowly get used to your new program.
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