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12 Healthy Ways to Burn Fat Fast

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Burning fat and losing weight need not be as tough as some gurus might have had you to believe. With just the right kind of advice and consistency in practice, you should be able to shed a few pounds in no time. Consistency is up to you; we, however, have some excellent advice on different ways to burn fat fast! So, keep on reading.

1. Avoid sugar!

Yes, you heard that right! Sugar is one of the enemies that you must keep away at all costs. It isn’t going to be easy, but it will be worth it. Start by choosing diet options that contain sweeteners rather than sugar. If you have to have a sweet drink, make sure they are not loaded with sugar. The same applies to food as well. As a bonus, your teeth will thank you too.

2. Maintain a balanced macronutrient profile

To keep your macronutrient profile balanced, create meal plans that consist of high protein, low carbs, and moderate fat. Don’t go on crash dieting because cutting down on too many calories too fast will likely make you give up on a diet, which might cause you to gain even more weight.

Your goal should be to get at least 50% of the total calories from protein, 30% calories from fats, and a 20% from carbs. This makes a regular diet of 2000 cal consist of 250 g protein, 75 g fat, and 100 g carbs. This ratio works well with most people, and it’s likely that it will work for you as well. You can use the very handy MyFitnessPal app to help you keep track of what you eat. It’s free.

3. Eat only lean cuts meat and fish

Hey, we all love to grab hold of a greasy burger every so often. But if you’re on a goal to lose fat, you’re going to have to give up on fatty cuts of meat. From now on, eat only lean cuts and get the essential fats from sources that contain fatty acids as EFA’ as they can indeed help you shed more weight. You can still have your burger, but lose the bread and stick to lean ground steak with 5% fat or less.

4. Boost your metabolism by coffee or tea

Research has shown that tea and caffeine have the capacity to increase your metabolism by as much as 11%. You gain weight lesser when you digest food faster. So don’t be afraid to sip on that extra cup you so very much enjoy!

5. Avoid processed foods as much as you can

There’s a reason groceries cost more than your average meal at McDonald’s. It is because real food is healthy! Make a point to pick up as much as unprocessed food as you can the next time you’re at the supermarket as they don’t contain saturated fats and other junk that can take a toll on your health.

6. Prepare your own meals

Pre-packaged meals are not healthy because you never know what exactly goes into making them. Stay on the safer side and pack your own meals to stick to your macronutrient profile. A lean chicken breast salad with light dressing is always a good choice. Your heart will thank you for the effort!

7. Drink lots of water

Seriously, by now almost everyone knows how important water is for our overall health. But did you know that water can be used to actually reduce weight? Yes, all you have to do is drink plenty of water before meals to reduce meal energy intake. This alone can boost weight loss by as much as 44% over three months. Water is also great for detoxifying your body.

8. Fast for 16 hours a day

Make a point to eat all your daily meals within an 8-hour window and fast for the remaining 16 hours. Intermittent fasting sessions not only reduce consumption of food but also give your digestive system enough time to relax and recover.

9. Do cardio after fasting

Doing cardio is one of the better ways to lose weight. And you can improve the results by doing a fasted cardio session in the morning 3 to 6 times a week. When you’re fasting, your body will burn fat more readily as there will be no or limited amount of carbohydrates present.

10. Do HIIT cardio

Aim to do HIIT cardio at least three times a week as the afterburn has the capability to boost your metabolism and fat burning capacity. Each time you do this regime, you should feel its fat burning effects for the next 24 to 36 hours. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

11. Consider taking fat burners

To give your weight loss efforts an extra push, consider consuming certain fat burners. Be it naturally, like from caffeine or through supplements; some fat burners can really give you an edge that you never thought existed. For example, Yohimbine HCL mixed with caffeine should give you excellent results during fasted cardio.

12. Get plenty of sleep

Last but not least, don’t stress your mind and body to an extent where you can’t sleep properly anymore. We cannot stress the importance of getting good sleep enough, yet it is something that many people choose to ignore. Sleeping gives your body the time to refuel itself, need we say anything else?

Final words

If you start your weight loss journey keeping the tips mentioned above in mind, we promise that you’ll start seeing visible results pretty soon. As always, the secret to success lies in consistency, so put your mind into it.

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