Here’s a couple easy things you can do to burn fat easily and make your training more efficient. Let’s start with the nutrition side. Replace the harmful carbs in your eating; these are grains and sugars, with helpful fats such as olives, raw nuts like almonds or pecans, coconuts and coconut oil, organic egg yolks, avocados…to name a few.
Yes, eating good fats to burn more fat! Your body will take 6-8 hours to burn through your average sore of carbs. By limiting the replacement of carbs and having healthy fats your body turns to burning fat. Not just what you consume, but what’s on your body as well. To bring this to the next level, try skipping breakfast once in a while.
After a good nights’ rest, and a night before of not eating grains and sugars, your body is ready to burn fat as fuel.
Also, if you keep your eating to a 6-8 hour period your body will have 16-18 hours of fasting which is enough time to switch over from burning carbs to burning fat. To really super-charge this, do some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). For a good starting workout go all out for 30 seconds, then active recovery for 90 seconds. Do 7-8 cycles of this on your bike/spin bike, elliptical or tread mill. Note, I don’t recommend doing the 30/90 with weights as the risk of injury increases dramatically. If you’re interested about using weights with this let me know and we can blog on the topic.
All the above presumes you are not diabetic, pregnant, nursing, or have health issues. If you are/do please check with your physician first.
So there it is. Give it a try and see how your cloths fit in a few weeks.