Unwanted fat slows you down and makes you feel less confident. Fortunately, if you take the right steps, you can burn off pounds of fat faster than you eRun like Crazy: You’ve got to want it, but if you’re willing to spriver imagined.
How can you get started on this mission? With these nine fat-burning tips…
Fat Burn Tip #1: Hit the Weights: Losing weight is always a good idea. Unless you’re losing so much you’re also burning off muscle. By adding weight training into your routine, you’ll ensure your muscle is here to stay.
As an added perk, muscle burns more fat faster, and you burn more fat and burn it for longer after an intense weight-lifting session than you would with just cardio.
Fat Burn Tip #2: Drink more water. I’ve said this to you before…but are you doing it? Water is your body’s prinipal chemical component. Having a properly hydrated system aids in digestion, aids in the breakdown and absorption of nutrients, energizes you and improves your skin. This one is free and easy. Do it.
Fat Burn Tip #3: Down the Green: It may seem odd that drinking unsweetened green tea can help you burn fat, but try a cup of it after working out. Not only does it taste good, but it will cause your love handles to fall off your sides faster.
Fat Burn Tip #4: Work Out Early: Like everyone else in the world, you’ve got a lot to do in the day. Imagine if you could get to the gym or run a few miles before it all gets started? By hitting your routine when you first wake up, before you even eat breakfast, your body will burn fat like there’s no tomorrow!
Fat Burn Tip #5: Go to Sleep: Just because you’re awake doesn’t mean you’re doing good things for your body. Live in a constant state of sleep deprivation and you won’t be able to work out as hard as you should, and you’ll likely wind up making poor food and drink choices—especially late at night.
Fat Burn Tip #6: Walk more. We have a very sedentary culture. Do you go to the gym but then spend the rest of your day sitting? Not good.
When you’re at work, get up to talk to your co-worker down the hall rather than emailing or calling. Take the familiar advice and park further away from the mall entrance to get a few more steps in. Take your dog for a daily walk like you said you would when you got him! Like drinking water, we all need to add more daily movement to our lives. Taking a walk is the easiest way to do that.
Fat Burn Tip #7: Wait for Seconds: Your instinct may tell you to grab a second helping of meat and potatoes as soon as round one is over. But if you want to burn off fat, give yourself 20 minutes after eating your first plate to let your brain catch up to your stomach. Most likely, you’ll feel full after that amount of time and will avoid adding unnecessary calories you’ll just have to burn off later.
Fat Burn Tip #8: Add Ice: Want to burn more fat faster, without even trying? Then stop drinking room-temperature water. Instead, drop some ice into your water and drink it when it’s nice and cold. It may seem like an old wives’ tale, but drinking cold water has been proven to force your body to burn calories in order to warm the water to body temperature.
Fat Burn Tip #9: Go for Lean Protein at Breakfast: Protein has been proven to stabilize blood sugar and can lead to less carb and sugar cravings throughout the day. If you’re not fasting, try 30-50 g (ladies on the low end, gents on the high end) first thing in the morning. You’ll find it acts as a natural appetite suppressant.
Remember, it’s the small things you do that will turn into daily habits, and it is then that you’ll see an impact on your personal fat loss.
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Sweet & Tangy Grilled Chicken
Serve this delicious grilled chicken at your next barbecue. The honey-mustard glaze has a wonderful tangy flavour. Remember to add healthy side dishes for a summer meal that will satisfy without weighing you down.
Here’s what you need:
- 4 Tablespoons honey
- 4 Tablespoons spicy mustard
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Pre-heat your grill. If using coals, heat until the coals turn gray and there are no longer strong flames, 35-45 minutes.
- Combine honey, mustard, lemon peel, soy sauce and garlic. Mix well. Reserve a few tablespoons of the sauce. Add chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for 40 minutes.
- Cook the chicken 5 to 6 minutes per side. Brush with the reserved sauce, and continue cooking for an additional 3 to 4 minutes per side, until chicken registers 170 degrees F on a meat thermometer.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 183 calories, 2g fat, 13g carbohydrate, 0g fibre, and 28g protein.
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