You are probably eager to get any information on how you can loose a few extra pounds. Well that’s why I’m here for you and unlike most of my articles I want to make this a short one because like I stated in the topic, they are ‘simple ways’ and so they will not need too much talking.
To kickoff I will start by telling you that you shouldn’t cut down too much on your calories at the begining of your weightloss program because it might do more harm than good. Studies have shown that “to be on the safe side” a beginner should target a loss of 2 pounds per week. Now here are the 4 simple ways to burn more fat:
#1. EAT MORE PROTEIN:
Protein is the highest thermogenic Macro-nutrient with 30% thermogenic effect. Meaning if you take in 100calories of protein you will burn 30calories during digestion. Protein also takes a lot of time to digest, so that means your body will work for a long period of time, expend more energy and burn more calories which means more fat.
#2. EAT SMALL MEALS FREQUENTLY:
My advice is that you eat small healthy meals 5 or more times daily with about 3-4 hours between meals. Reason being that the 1st 3-4 hours after eating the body does a lot of work to digest the food and during this process of digestion there is an increase in the body’s metabolism which causes a lot of energy to be used and that means a lot of calories will be burnt. 3-4 hours after eating, the major work of digestion is over (digestion continues but at a lower energy consumption rate)and at this stage the body’s metabolism is close to normal. Now to make sure that our body’s metabolism remains high in order to burn more calories then we must take in small healthy meals (dairy products, fruits, vegetable and so on) every 3-4 hours daily.
#3. DANCE MORE OFTEN
Unknown to many, dancing is a cardiovascular exercise. Have you ever really danced in such a way that you noticed yourself sweating or panting for breath? Well that’s because your heart rate went up in the course of dancing. Basically anything that makes you move your body for a period of time, makes your body work and anything that makes your body work, burns more calories and more calories means more weightloss. So those of us who love dancing don’t have to wait till we can hit the club anymore because we can now include dancing in our weightloss regimen.
#4. DRINK A LOT OF ICE WATER
Contrary to popular believe ice cold water actually helps to burn fat. When we drink ice water our body system reacts because the temperature of the water and that of our body are not the same. Now when our body reacts, it tries to bring the temperature of the water to the temperature of the body. While doing this the body is made to do more work and use up more energy than it usually does during rest. As we all know more energy means more calories burnt and more calories burnt means more weight lost. Studies show that we need to drink atleast a gallon of water per day and another study shows that we can burn up to 100calories a day just by drinking a gallon of ice water per day.
There you have it. Add this 4 steps to your daily weightloss program and you are bound to see improvements as the weeks roll by.
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Mr Body Perfect 2011