How to Lose Body Fat
If you want to lose body fat then you may have tried several fad diet and weight loss programs. But fad diet and weight loss drinks are not as effective as they are believed to be. To lose fat, it is therefore important to stick to right weight loss program. Below mentioned are some of the effective tips to lose body fat:
Drink more water
Drinking water and weight loss are closely linked.
- It is harder to burn body fat, when body is in dehydrated state.
- When taken before meal it naturally suppresses the appetite.
- Speed up metabolism.
- Increase calorie burning.
- If you are aiming to lose weight then you must also exercising. Make sure to half liter of water for every 30 minutes of vigorous exercise.
- Drink an extra glass of water for every caffeinated and alcoholic drink you have.
- Many people confuse thirst with hunger. If you feel hungry on odd times then drink 2 to 3 glasses of water.
Eat six meals a day
Increase your number of meals from three to six. However, the trick is to decrease portion size of your meals. Have small but frequent meals to increase body’s metabolism. Metabolism helps to burn calories and loses weight faster.
But make sure that you don’t over stuff yourself as this will make you slow and sluggish.
Exercise on empty stomach
This is because in morning you are empty stomach and your body is with least amount of sugar level. When body have depleted sugar level, your body taps into it’s stored fats. As a result, fat is burnt at faster pace.
In addition, exercise on empty stomach also boosts up the metabolism for up to 15 hours post exercise. As a result body stores less fat from each meal.
[Read: Fat Burning Foods]
Burn more calories
The amount of body fat you lose directly depends on the number of calories you burn. To lose weight you may be following regular exercise routine but is that all you need. There are many other things that must be done to lose body fat. Just get yourself up and moving. Maintain a healthy lifestyle for instance, engage yourself in your favourite sport, chose stairs instead of escalators, turn up your stereo and dance. All this will help you to lose body fat without stressing yourself.
[Read: Fat Burning Exercises]
Control fat intake
Daily fat intake must not exceed 40-70g. Replace junk food with fresh fruits and vegetables. And bad fats with good fats (unsaturated fat) which are found in omega-3 fatty acids, cold-water fish, seeds, nuts and dark leafy greens.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Oct 31, 2011
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