10 tips for a fat-burning body

Quite often we don’t realise that search for the perfect six pack is redundant. In fact, you already own this mysterious , mythlike object – it’s just hiding under your abdomen fat. And since you can’t magically spot-reduce fat in specific areas (whatever you might have heard from an opportunistic PT or the interwebs), the key to losing belly fat is reducing your overall body fat percentage. To put your abs centre stage the magic number is 10%, but there is a plethora of health benefits to lowering your body fat percentage.

In simple terms that are quite easy to understand – you will live longer. The higher your body fat percentage, the lower your life expectancy. Being overweight or obese significantly increases your chance of dying from fatty liver related diseases, diabetes or cancer, as well as suffering many other health problems.

But losing weight doesn’t just help you live longer – it also helps you get more enjoyment out of your longer life. Multiple studies have shown that losing weight increases your mood and positivity, makes food taste better, improves your libido and sex life, helps your brain fire on all cylinders and reduces expenditure on unhealthy habits.

Weight Loss Tip #1: Maximise Your Muscle

Muscles are fat-burning furnaces, so be sure to do enough resistance training to build and maintain them.  Follow your workout with a drink of Magnesium Ultrapotent powder to help your muscles relax and strengthn. Building new muscle raises your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) so you’ll burn more calories every day.

Weight Loss Tip #2: Don’t Forget Cardio

Cardio improves muscle definition and burns the fat that covers your muscles, especially belly fat. Combining regular aerobic exercise with strength training will give you the slimming effect you’ve been going for. After all, toning without cardio is like building a house on a weak foundation.

Weight Loss Tip #3: Eat Regular Protein

Eat protein at least 3 times a day to avoid blood-sugar roller coasters and minimise urges to binge. Try to schedule meals at the same time each day. You can’t starve yourself and expect to make good choices at the next meal. Synd X Slimming Protein powder is an excellent way to build muscle, lose weight and stay satisfied.

Weight Loss Tip #4: Get Real

Fuel your body with wholesome, nutritious foods and limit your intake of refined carbs (anything sugary or white-flour based). To maximise the calories burned through digestion and stave off hunger, get plenty of complex carbs (fruits, vegetables and legumes) and eat protein with every meal. It doesn’t need to be meat; nuts, dairy, tofu and legumes are all good vegetarian protein sources.

Weight Loss Tip #5: Sleep Tight

Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. A recent study from Case Western Reserve University found that, on average, women who sleep for 5 hours or less per night, are 32 percent more likely to gain weight and 15 percent more likely to be obese than those who get at least 7 hours.

Weight Loss Tip #6: Drink More Water

In a small German study, subjects who drank 450 ml of water at a time experienced a 30 percent increase in metabolic rate during the following hour, burning an extra 24 calories. The researchers recommend cool water because the body expends extra calories warming it up to your body temperature. Water’s not the only healthy drink.

Weight Loss Tip #7: Focus On Your Assets

Playing up your favourite body parts can boost your confidence and draw attention away from spots you want to minimise. Sculpting your shoulders, arms, chest and back, for example, can help balance heavier hips so you look more proportionate. Plus, you’ll be firmer all over.

Weight Loss Tip #8: Do Not Over Eat

Eating very large meals takes blood away from your muscles and makes you too tired to exercise.

Weight Loss Tip #9: Control What You Can

Keep stress levels in check by managing your time, focusing on the present and not over-committing. Many studies have found a link between high levels of stress and weight gain. You don’t have to commit to regular yoga classes or meditation sessions.

Weight Loss Tip #10: Step On The Gas

Alternate the speed and intensity of any cardio workout routines to stoke your fat burners. For instance, if you’re walking, do a few minutes at a moderate pace, then speed-walk or jog for a few minutes; repeat. If you’re running, go for a few minutes, then sprint for a minute and repeat.

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