Generally, fat loss is one of the most popular goals for those following an exercise and diet program. With all the information available at our fingertips, however, the sheer amount of best practices, tips, and tricks out there can be overwhelming. Here are 12 actionable ways you can burn body fat better and reach your goals faster!
Start Weight Training
Building lean muscle is the most efficient way to increase your fat metabolism.
Avoid Alcoholic Beverages
Alcohol inhibits the body’s ability to burn body fat content, as well as protein synthesis in the recovery of muscle.
Say No to Sugary Beverages
According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, 25% of American’s overconsumption of calories is directly related to soft drinks and juices.
Pass on Pre-Made, Packaged Foods
Frozen food meals and snacks are packed full of fat-storing chemicals and preservatives.
Cardio Ain’t Gonna Cut It to Bust Body Fat
If the entirety of your exercise routine consists of low-intensity cardio, you are far less likely to reach your fat loss goals.
Win With Water
Selecting water as your primary beverage will help you burn more fat, perform better in the gym, and flush more toxins from your body.
Fad Diet Fails
Stop falling for fad diets promising big results in a short period of time. You will waste your money, time, and effort.
Reduction in your stress can lower cortisol levels, increase motivation, and increase the likelihood of healthier lifestyle and eating habits.
Viva la Veggies
Vegetables should be your primary source of carbohydrates to help you chisel up.
Cut Out Processed Carbs
Bread, white rice, tortillas and other processed, starchy, carbohydrate filled foods will help you pack on pounds you do not want.
Confidence is Key
If you don’t believe in yourself, you should have quit before you started. Confidence in your ability to succeed is the best weapon in your arsenal.
Have someone in your life who can motivate and keep you on track – it will ensure fat loss success!
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