Burning away unwanted fat can be hard. It’s no secret that it takes regular exercise, a good diet and the right supplementation to get your desired results. Even then it can still take some time. For those who want to cut fat quicker and see better results there are some simple ways you can speed the whole process up. Below is a list of the 6 best fat burning secrets that are guaranteed to bring you ever closer to looking shredded.
#1 Drink More Water
Obvious, right?! Drinking water is essential to normal bodily function. Whilst water is absolutely vital and you should already be drinking around 2 litres a day, without really taking into account all the gym sessions you are doing. Thing is, most people struggle to even do that. Keep a BIG bottle on you at all times.
Not only will keeping hydrated keep your body functioning properly, you will speed up your weight loss. A scientific study conducted in 2010 showed that over a 12 week period, people who drank 500ml of water before their meal experienced an increase in weight loss of 40%!
#2 Take a Cold Shower
Cold showers have been scientifically proven to help your body burn away fat. When you step into a cold shower the shortness of breath, shivering and teeth chattering are all good signs. Your body is starting a process known as adaptive thermogenesis and is quite literally using stored fat as fuel to warm you up.
Other benefits to a cold shower include increased alertness, better hair quality, and improved skin condition!
#3 Go Green
You’ve probably heard of the antioxidant effects of green tea, which is one great reason to drink it. But did you know it helps burn fat too? There’s a type of catechin in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate, which stimulates the metabolism through thermogenesis. Dutch researchers studied 76 individuals who had recently lost significant weight over a 3 month period. Using green tea capsules and a placebo, they amazingly found that those who supplemented the green tea kept off their lost weight. The placebo group put it back on.
It might be time to swap out that morning coffee!
Yeah, you read that right. Studies have shown that people who sleep less than 8 hours per night are more susceptible to over eating the following the day. Combine this with a slower metabolism and less overall energy for your workouts, not enough sleep can be very damaging to your fat loss goals.
#5 Change Things Up
Changing training methods and even nutrition can give your metabolism a major boost. Challenge yourself to try new exercises each week and experiment with a mixture of cardio and weights. Really want to accelerate fat loss? Then we’d recommend checking out cardio acceleration, where you replace rest periods with short bursts of cardio or even try and take up something out of the gym like climbing or rucking!
Trying new things will not only help with weight loss, it will keep fitness itself interesting and you could end up with a new passion. Our gym classes are another fantastic way to mix up the way you train!
#6 Be Accountable for your Goals
You know what your goals are, so why not tell close friends and family? This will help make you stick to them. The more people you tell, the greater your chances. Not only will this reinforce them with you, you might find you get plenty of support from them along the way. The more supported the better your chances.
It’s also proven that if you surround yourself with likeminded people you are more likely to reach your goals too! Another reason to head down to the gym and start meeting people!
Happy fat burning!
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