1. Follow the 50-30-20 Rule
fat-burner-300×247[2]Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you sleep, your body’s metabolism slows down and doesn’t rev back up until you eat. Try to eat 50% of your daily calories in the morning, 30% during the middle of the day and 20% during dinner time. The 50/30/20 rule will insure by the time you go to bed, your stomach will basically be on empty and it won’t be able to store any calories as fat.
2. Lift Weights
Bottom line, muscles need calories to function. The more muscle you have, the more fat calories your body is going to burn to maintain those muscles. And muscles are sexy!
3. Drink Green Tea
New studies shows the active ingredient, catechin, in green tea may crank up metabolism. Recently, a series of studies found that those who went green lost more weight than those who didn’t. This suggests that catechins may improve fat oxidation and thermogenesis, your body’s production of energy, or heat, from digestion.
4. Get a Good Nights Sleep
Your body is like any other machine – if it isn’t working efficiently, then it’s going to break down more often and not work very well. Getting a good nights sleep is key to keeping your body firing on all cylinders.
5. More Protein, Less Carbs
Your body loves to use carbs as a fuel source. If you consume high amounts of carbs throughout the day, your body is going to use them as a fuel source. If you are able to limit, or completely cut out processed carbs from your diet, then your body is going to be forced to use another source of fuel, you guessed it… FAT!
6. Grazing is good for you!
When you eat big meals, it takes your body time to burn/use those calories. When your body doesn’t use those excess calories it stores them as fat. By keeping your meals small, your body will use all the fuel in a short period of time and won’t be able to store it as fat.