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By Priyanka Dixit
If you dream of a whole new body and if fat loss is on your mind for quite some time now, I am listing down the ways through which you can lose that excess fat faster.
Yes, I know you underestimate the warming up sessions at your gym and it does affect your fat loss process. Do not get started with your workout in one go – increase the pace progressively. Focus on large muscles and try ankle circles, knee circles, some light hip stretches.
Give sprints a try
When on a treadmill or a bike, start sprinting as the machine speeds up. Go all out for around 30 seconds and then slow down. Go nice and easy for around 90 seconds and then repeat. This will challenge your whole body in lesser time. You’ll be working on more muscles in one go and this is the optimum way to burn fat in lesser time.
What? How can being straight or inclined affect my fat percentage? I know you all are thinking this but when working out you need to maintain the right postures. When on a cardio machine, do not let gravity affect your form. When you’re running straight or working out without leaning forward, you are challenging gravity and, in turn, challenging your muscles more.
Focus on recovery too
It is a well-known fact that high-intensity training works better when it comes to weight loss or fat loss. You get the biggest spike in calories burned when your body is forced to transition from a state of rest to a state of full-on activity. Even if you want to start a new set after 30 seconds, do not go for it. Focus on your body and recover for around 90 seconds (taking active rest). In this way, you’ll be able to push yourself harder the next time.
Stock up on green tea
Green tea is heaven-sent for people who want to lose fat. It curbs craving, speeds up the metabolism and keeps you active. Need more reasons to try it? If you do not like the taste of green tea, you can opt for other fat burning teas.
Don’t skip breakfast
Another no-brainer but a huge chunk of people still need to understand the importance of a good, healthy breakfast. Your breakfast is a great way rev up that metabolism in no time. Also, if you work out in the morning, a breakfast with carbs, proteins and healthy fats will help your muscles recover and make you lose fat.
Whether you like it or not, go for weight training. A good session of weight training focusses on various muscle groups and keeps burning calories even when you are doing your day to day chores as it keeps the muscles activated for long.
Increasing your current water intake by 1.5 liters a day, a person would burn an extra 17,400 calories a year, resulting in about a five-pound weight loss. Keep sipping water throughout the day and opt for flavored water for extra benefits.
A few more miscellaneous points:
• Eat spicy food – to boost your metabolism.
• Grab more citrus fruits – vitamin c is known to increase metabolism and burn fat.
• Sleep well – can’t emphasize enough on this point.
• Walk and talk – don’t miss a chance to be active ever.
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