The following post originally appeared on the Burn Boot Camp blog – as a valued partner of theCityMoms, we are partially sharing this interesting information for our readers to peruse as well. Read on, reader:
There is a reason I crossed out the word ‘easy’ and put ‘simple instead’. There isn’t much that comes with lifestyle change, health, fitness, wellness etc. that comes easy. The answers however, are simple (easy to understand). As a health fitness professional it is my desire and my passion to help anyone that I cross paths with, to reach their goals if that is what they are seeking. A lot of times, that involves enlightening them on what to believe and what not to believe when it comes to health and wellness. If you are ever promised fast, easy, effortless results, RUN. Most likely they will not be healthy, maintainable or realistic methods that you should use to reach your goals.
I want to help educate you on ways to help burn fat faster, as part of a lifestyle change, not a quick fix that is promised to you that will create miracles 3 weeks before your next planned vacation. I want to help bring out the healthier, stronger version of you through these methods which all can almost be grouped into two categories… you guessed it… diet and exercise.
So here it goes, 10 Simple Ways to Burn Fat Faster.
Increase your protein intake – Increasing the amount of protein you get in your diet will help boost your metabolism and also help maintain your muscle mass which we will talk about later. Both increased metabolism and increased muscle mass are catalysts for burning fat.
Drink more water – The more hydrated you are, the more efficiently your body will run. If you are not properly hydrated, your body will not do its job efficiently and will in turn slow down your metabolism. Slower metabolism = slower fat burning process.
EAT BREAKFAST – Kick start your metabolism from the get go! Eating breakfast will get your metabolism going early, so that your body will process properly for the rest of the day. Also, if your first meal is early, you are less likely to overeat/over snack during the rest of the day as a result of being hungry.
Increase fiber – Increasing your fiber through clean, healthy sources (fruits and vegetables) will help keep you fuller longer. Dark colored vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and artichokes are all great sources of fiber.
Increase good fat intake – When you increase one macronutrient (protein, fat, carbohydrate) you must decrease another to reach your caloric goals. By decreasing carb intake, and increasing fat, you lower insulin levels in your body. By doing this, you allow your body to access fat stores and use them for energy, while “also allowing fat to enter and fuel your muscles. More here.
MORE INFO: Burn Boot Camp has two locations in the greater Indianapolis area: 12955 Old Meridian St, Carmel and 8607 E 116th St, Fishers. Studios promote monthly specials for local class-goers or members – call the studios directly for details!