Friday, June 8, 2012

Ways To Burn More Fat

The picture above shows 15 great, easy ways to help your body burn more fat. Most everyone I know would like to learn some simple ways that they can help their body burn more fat faster so I would like to share a few things that work. 

Your body is a marvelous machine. Though you may feel that you have too much fat on your frame, your body is really just doing its job. Our bodies have evolved over millions of years and learned to store fat when it is available so we do not starve when it is not.  Both fortunately and unfortunately in today's society we have an abundance of fat and calories available to us at a low cost. We also tend to eat a lot of refined, processed foods that contain fat producing ingredients such as: hydrogenated oils, refined white flour, white sugar, and corn syrup.

These two reasons mean that we tend to put on the pounds like never before. If you want to stay lean and fit in today's times you have to make a conscious effort. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to actually burn fat naturally.

1. Jumpstart your metabolism each morning:
Your metabolism simply refers to the rate at which your body burns calories. Anybody who is exercising is going to burn calories faster than when not exercising. However, all of us also burn calories while at rest. This is called our basal metabolic rate (BMR). The clincher is that the BMR for each person is a bit different; some people just burn more calories when they are sitting still.
The good news is that you can jumpstart your metabolism by exercising. Even if you do not have the time to exercise for the recommended 20-60 minutes each day, you can jumpstart your metabolism to burn at a higher rate. Just do some exercises in the morning, like pushups, sit-ups or leg squats.
2. Drink more ice water:
Ice water actually requires more calories to burn than does regular, room-temperature water. This is because it actually requires calories to heat up the water so that your body can process it. So, drink at least 6-8 glasses of ice water every day and watch the calories melt away.
3. Green tea, anyone?
Green tea is a popular drink in East Asia. It contains two chemicals (cannatic extract and gymnemic acid) which, together, act to partially keep your blood from absorbing sugar. And, green tea also helps block a key digestive enzyme required to process carbohydrates. Try drinking green tea before meals.
4. Pack on more muscle:
Nutritionists and scientists have proven that muscle burns more calories than does fat. So, spend some time at least 2-3 days per week strengthening your muscles by lifting weights. As you do, your body's BMR (see above) will naturally increase.
5. Like hot sauce with that?
Top nutritionists have shown that regularly consuming hot, spicy foods like cayenne pepper, chili sauce and hot salsa actually increase your metabolism by up to 25%. So, sprinkle the hot sauce on more of your foods to watch the pounds burn away!
Using these five tips and the ones listed in the graphic above will most definitely help you burn off those extra pounds in no time. Just don't get discouraged and keep at it and you will see results!

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