5 Habits for Rapid Fat Loss
5 Habits for Rapid Fat Loss
The best kind of fat loss is steady fat loss. And while a slow-and-steady approach to weight loss will ensure that you keep the weight off for good, I have a few tricks to help you burn fat as fast as possible.
So if you’re ready to speed up your fat loss (and are willing to do the work necessary!) keep reading...
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #1: Bottoms Up!
It’s not always easy to get to the water cooler or the sink. But if you’re going to shred pounds, you’re going to have to keep a tall glass of water nearby. There are many perks to drinking down plenty of water. Doing this helps you feel fuller, which keeps you from overeating or thinking you’re hungry when you’re actually thirsty.
Drinking water instead of other drinks also keeps you from ingesting additional, unnecessary, and worthless calories. And finally, if your body is going to perform at its peak, it needs to be well hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps all your body function well. It prevents you from holding onto water weight and while also giving you what you need to push through the final stages of a difficult workout. Aim to consuming about half your body weight in ounces daily. Add freshly squeezed lemon to aid in digestion as well as give the water some flavour.
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #2: Be a Planner
Like flying by the seat of your pants? Then you’re going to struggle to shave off pounds in a fast or even slow manner. Burning fat fast requires you to be disciplined.
The beginning of discipline is a good plan. Know when you’re going to the gym, how many calories you’re going to eat and what foods the calories will come from, and how you are going to avoid giving in to that tempting piece of chocolate cake. Once you have your plan, you’ve got to do the hard part: stick with it. If you’re willing to do this, your fat stores will burn away in no time. I encourage all of my clients to food track. This can help you see how many calories you take in with certain foods as well give you guidelines to assist achieving your goals.
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #3: Get Intense with Your Routine
Maintaining a steady pace on the treadmill will help you improve your overall health, but it isn’t the best tool for burning fat quickly. To speed up your fat-burning process, you’ll want to add some HIIT into your exercise regimen. During a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout, you mingle bursts of intense exercise with lighter exercise.
This could involve running, cycling, swimming, or other aerobic exercises. Whatever exercise you choose to do, do it hard for 30 seconds, take it easy for 60 to 90 seconds, and then go full force again for 30 seconds, repeating the cycle for 30 minutes. You’ll be exhausted when it’s all said and done, a sure sign that you’re burning fat! The harder you workout the more calories you will burn! This can help you turn into a 24/7 fat burning machine.
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #4: Lift Weights
Think you can burn fat fast by doing nothing but aerobic exercises? You can. But you can do it faster and better by mixing in some weight-lifting sessions. In fact, if you don’t add weight lifting into your regular routine, you may begin to lose muscle. Too much cardio is catabolic (body eats muscle).
The scale may go down, but if you’re dropping muscle mass, you’re setting yourself up for disaster. This will negatively affect your metabolism.
When shooting to burn off fat, nothing helps more than extra muscle. Added muscle helps you feel better and perform tasks of daily living with greater ease, while improving your metabolism and ultimately helping you burn more of that pesky fat!
Try some of the workout templates I provide for you. Circuit training is effective to get the whole body revved up to fat burn!
Rapid Fat Loss Habit #5: Eat Right
You know that what you put in your mouth is either going to fuel you to get through the day or simply add some pudgy inches to your waistline. So choose wisely! Fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats all give you the upper hand on burning fat. 80% of our results are what we consume on a daily basis so make it count!
But it’s not just the foods you eat. It’s how you eat them. Chew slowly, use a smaller plate, and leave the food dishes in the kitchen. When you’re finished with your plate of food, relax and give your brain time to figure out that your stomach is full. Then take the cue and stop eating. These small steps may seem significant, but they will boost your fat-burning potential exponentially. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to signal to your stomach it's full, that's why eating slow is advantageous. The old saying is chew your water and drink your food.
Listen to your body and never eat out of boredom. Enjoy your food and stop when you are full. Keep hydrated, get lots of movement in your day, sleep well and make the most of each day!
I’d love to give you more of my expert, fat burning tips – call or email today and let’s get you started on my best exercise program that will get you to your ideal, toned body faster than you thought possible. I look forward to hearing from you!
Try this format out sometime:
Do the following Three Exercises 10 reps each, 9, 8, all the way down to 1 rep.
2) Jump Squats
Ascending AMRAP (12 mins)
Do the following as many times as you can until time expires.
10 Renegade Row Pushups
20 Squat Curl to Press with Dumbbells
30 Jumping Jacks
40 Squat Chops with Dumbbells
50 Mountain Climbers