I’d like to share some fat burning tips with you to make your body composition goals a bit easier. Some of these things will seem familiar to you and make sense, and some will not be as obvious.
Burning body fat is not hard when you know and understand what to do. It involves eating the right foods, and doing fat burning exercises which will encourage your body to burn it’s stored bodyfat.
How and Why is Fat Stored?
How and Why is Fat Stored?
Calories are really just a measurement of heat energy. Calories you eat over and above your body’s energy needs get stored as fat. The body does this because evolution set us up to survive when we don’t have ready access to food.
The fat burning tips I will share with you work in accordance to this principle, and essentially trick the body into believing that it does not need to store the fat, and that it can begin to use the stored fat for energy, causing a net loss of bodyfat.
Fat Burning Exercises
To burn fat you must exercise properly. Contrary to what many people think, there is no one form of exercise for burning body fat. You need to do both cardiovascular and strength training for fat loss, as each has an important role in promoting the right metabolism>
When exercising intensely, the body burns glucose for energy. Fat is burned when the body is at rest. So you need to exercise to increase your metabolic rate so your body will burn fat at a faster rate when you are NOT exercising!
Interval training, where short bursts of intense exertion are interspersed with short rest periods is a very effective approach to exercise for fat loss. This allows for more calories to be burned both during and after exercise.
Of all the fat burning tips, interval training is the most valuable, because it is the most effective way to exercise for burning body fat.
Eating for fat loss
Diet is extremely important for losing FAT, not just weight! That is an important distinction. There are many ways to lost weight, so of them very unhealthy and unsustainable in the long term.
The focus of these fat burning tips is to preserve as much muscle as possible, and lose as much body fat as possible. You not only need to restrict your intake of calories, but you must eat the right ratio of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins to maximize fat loss.
As interval training is the best of the fat burning exercises, the high protein low carbohydrate diet is generally the best for burning body fat. This is true for approximately 70-75% of the population. The other 25-30% need more carbohydrates in their diet to function optimally.
For the majority of you, the intake of good healthy fats such as olive oil, fish oil, and coconut oil to name a few, will actually help you burn fat, because the body will not store as much fat, when you have a steady intake of fat into the system.
Since the body hordes what it does not get enough of, a good supply of the right fats in your diet, will ensure that your body will draw down on it’s fat stores for energy when at rest. Thus you will be burning body fat, at a faster rate, as your metabolism increases!
Fat burning tips - putting it all together
Let’s put these fat-burning tips into perspective. These are the things that you should be doing to maximize fat loss and minimize muscle loss.
I will soon be providing links to pages with additional information on these individual tips. I will be adding newer and more detailed information about fat loss and the best ways to go about it, so please check back on a regular basis for more fat burning tips.