Fat burning is serious business and there are many of us that engage in that very activity on a daily business. In the February 2011 issue of a magazine called “Health”, there were 51 methods for weight loss, Being the health advocate I am, I wanted to share them with those of you who are also on the same page. I didn’t realize there were so many ways to burn fat until I read them all for myself. Effective methods for weight loss can be as easy as eating just a bit more to keep the body from engaging in a starvation response. Or a breakfast that involves less foods that cause sugar spikes. Even caffeine in moderation.
According to the February Health magazine article, you continue to burn fat even after you jog. In fact it states that those who run for at least 4 hours weekly will increase their fat burning quotient even when they’re not actively running. This from a Yale University school of medicine report as stated in the article. Not to mention the feel good hormones that come from it as well.
The article goes on to add that drinking caffeinated drinks like green tea and coffee can rev up your metabolism to create a good fat burning environment. That’s good news for people like me that tend to be heavy on the caffeine everyday. Although too much caffeine isn’t the answer, but this article states that 2 cups of coffee or 5 5 ounce cups of green tea will work to increase the metabolism for a better weight loss effect. Good news for those of us that love our caffeine.
Eat Over 1,200 Calories
Keep your caloric intake over 1,200 calories daily so the body doesn’t react by engaging in starvation mode resulting in fat conservation. That will have you going in the opposite direction with less fat burning being accomplished than you’d experience if you stayed above that 1,200 calorie mark. Here’s a time we don’t need to be as strict about limiting calories and can eat more…let’s jump on it!
Low Glycemic Breakfast
Keeping your food of the low glycemic type, especially for breakfast, will keep your blood sugar more balanced and without high spikes. This is because these foods digest much slower and as a result, so when it’s time to work out, those food sources will still be available to your body for fat burning without having to add more food to the mix. As a result you’ll be keeping your caloric intake in check while your working out for better weight loss results.
Often, weight lifting is associated with creating a bulkier look, however high repitition weight lifting is a great way to increase your body’s capability to burn fat. Not only will you walk away from that with more of a cut look, you’ll have boosted your heart rate up and sustained it longer than would be for a workout with less repetition. In this way you’ll create a workout that’s more about burning the fat than gaining bulk muscle mass. This must be what’s referred to in the weight lifting realm as “feeling the burn” right?
Health Magazine’s February 2011 issue