Thursday, May 12, 2011
Burn That Stubborn Fat
If you burn more calories than you take in, you'll lose weight. It really boils down to simple math. There are however some tricks to help you burn that hard to lose fat that we all hate and want to lose. The first thing to do is replace starchy carbs. (breads, pastas and white rice etc.) with water based carbs. (veggies and most fruits). Fruits and especially veggies are fast burning carbs. that provide us with energy. This helps us move more and burn more calories. Starch is slow burning and the excess is stored as fat. Have at least 10 servings per day and see the difference. A tip you'll like is drink 16 glasses of water a day. 8 is fine for general health but if you want to lose fat, increase the water. You'll flush out toxins, supercharge your cells, increase your metabolism and make it hard for fat to stick to your body. Additional benefits include increased energy and concentration. Who doesn't want more energy! Drink filtered or boiled water versus tap however. The final tip is, go longer when doing cardio. Your body doesn't start to use fat as an energy source until 20 mins. into your workout. (target heart zone). Most people stop right when they start burning fat. Use a heart rate monitor during your workout and keep it over 65% of your maximum heart rate. If you have time to do weights separately, start with weight and then fallow it with cardio. You'll increase your metabolism up to 200 % and burn more calories even while you sleep.