Looking to lose weight fast? Then unfortunately there is no substitute for simple exercise and healthy eating. While this is true though, it’s also true that you can make life a little easier for yourself with a few smart tricks to speed up the process and help you lose weight more efficiently.
Read on and we’ll take a look at some of the best hacks out there for more rapidly melting away fat…
Cut Out Sugary Drinks
Did you know that a soda drink like 7Up has as much sugar in it as multiple Cream Eggs? Too often we forget about what we drink but actually, this is often responsible for a lot of additional calories.
Just as important as this are creamy coffees like cappuccinos which are also very calorific and of course alcoholic beverages like beer.
Switch to water and you’ll instantly burn a lot more calories!
And the Rest
There are other sources of calories that are very often overlooked. These include things like butter on your bread and sugar in your tea.
Make sure that all calories are accounted for!
Eat More Slowly
Eating more slowly can help you to feel fuller and digest your food better meaning you get greater vitamin and mineral absorption.
If you struggle with this, make a conscious effort to chew a certain number of times on each mouthful.
Drink More Water
Drinking more water will accelerate your metabolism and once more help you to digest your food better and break it down more.
Exercise First Thing in the Morning
While you sleep, you are not able to eat. This means that you are essentially fasting and when you wake up, you will have very low blood sugar and a high amount of fat-burning hormones like adrenaline.
If you exercise during this time, then your body will have no choice but to burn fat. Studies show that as a result, fasted cardio helps you to burn more fat and more calories than regular exercise. Try going for a run first thing in the morning.
Eat Carbs After Exercise
Another reason that fasted cardio works well is that it lends itself perfectly to carb backloading.
This is a system where you consume carbohydrates only after intensive exercise. By doing this, you are able to ensure that the calories you consume are used to replenish depleted stores of glycogen in your cells – rather than being stored as fat.
Double up on these strategies by running early in the morning before breakfast and then eating something with complex carbs when you finish.
Take Cold Showers
A cold shower will not only burn calories directly (as the body uses energy to try and heat itself back up) but will also increase the release of adrenaline and not to mention testosterone.
One of the times we burn the most fat is when we sleep, so make sure you are getting enough and that the quality is high too.
Finally, note that one of the very best ways to burn fat is to walk more. Look for ways to fit more walking into your routine and you’ll burn fat without tiring yourself out!