8 Fantastic Ways to Burn Fat

In this busy world, we are always looking for quick ways to lose weight, and today we are offering 8 fantastic ways to burn fat.

1. Avoid Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates (white bread and white rice for example) cause the body to retain unnecessary water and cause bloating, especially around the mid-section.

Carbs should be limited to achieve quick fat reductions, any carbohydrates that you do consume should come from fruits, vegetables and whole grains (as these are the types of carbs that keep hunger under control and reduce sugar cravings).

2. Jump Rope to Boost Your Metabolism and Burn More Fat

Exercise is important to burning fat, but jumping rope is one of the most effective ways to quickly achieve your fitness goal. For example, jumps for 30 seconds, and then rest for 30 seconds, repeat 10 x’s (or more if your fitness level accounts for it).

3. Avoid Fat free Foods

Some “fat” is important and even necessary to the absorption of vitamins, and provide you with a full feeling. It is vital to take note of the fact that fat has double the amount of calories (per gram) as carbs and proteins.

Foods that are labeled “fat free” usually have more sugar than their full fat (or even reduced fat) counterparts. In addition, they are usually less satisfying and many people may eat more to feed fat craving.

Salmon, avocados, extra virgin olive oil and walnuts are all good choices of foods that have “good” (unsaturated) fat that helps your heart stay healthy.

4. Toss out the Scale

Realizing that many people rely on the numbers shown on the scale, but it will not change if you are losing fat and gaining muscle mass. It is more important to notice how your clothes fit, and the image that stares at you from the mirror is a better judge of your progress and hard work than stepping on a scale

5. Outsmart Your Body

When you vary your caloric consumption, you will be able to lose body fat while keeping your metabolism high.

Your body gets used to the same caloric intake, if you keep it steady every day, by varying every couple of days or so you will keep your body from going into “starvation mode” and steadily burn fat.

6. Workout with weights

Weight training burns calories, but studies show that it also burns calories up to more than 36 hours after the completion of a workout with weights (than with just aerobic type exercises). In addition, the more muscle mass the body has, the more calories that will be burned.

7. Increase Your Protein

Now that we have discussed limiting carbohydrates, it is important to encourage protein increase as this reeve up your metabolism, and keep muscle mass stable (this combination helps with burning fat). It is a fact that the body burns more calories when protein is consumed (compared to carbohydrates or fats).

There was a study conducted, and one group of individuals were put on a high protein diet (about 1 gram of protein per bodyweight a day), and the second group were given protein lower than the recommended daily allowance. The result was that the group that was given the high protein diet burned more fat cells.

Eggs are a great source of protein.

8. Drink Green Tea...

Green tea gets praises for its cancer-fighting benefits, but it may also give your metabolism a much need boost.

According to an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, individuals that consume green tea (a minimum of 3 times a day) saw a 4% increase in their metabolic rate. This basically means that thanks to catechins (an ingredient in green tea), it may be possible to burn an extra 50 calories a day!