Ready to burn through your body fat to a leaner you? Drop the trends and tame the process through five slow and steady practices and principles.
Burn Booster #1: Track Everything
Tracking calories as well as keeping tabs on how many calories you burn and running stats isn't the most exciting thing to do, but if you want to burn even more body fat you need to find a reasonable way do it. Without tracking your intake and outtake, you will never be able to figure out the weaknesses in your fat-burning program. Once you grow accustomed to keeping track, it becomes very rewarding when you have a good day; and since you live in the 21st century, tracking calories is made easier thanks to all sorts of electronic devices and apps. So make use of those apps, devices and programs that make the most sense to you and stay on top of your fat-burning game.
Burn Booster #2: Eat and Work Out
You don't want to gorge yourself on everything you can shove in your mouth before working out, but eating a bit beforehand can work wonders. With a protein-rich snack 90 minutes prior to exercise, you'll find yourself becoming more focused and better able to push your body longer and harder than usual. This will lead to more energy during workouts and the ability to achieve faster fat burning success.
Burn Booster #3: Forget Your Weight
This may seem contrary to burning fat, but if you really want to turn up your body's fat-burning potential, you're going to need to ignore what the scale says. When the goal is burning fat and toning up, you're going to want to add muscle, which weighs a little more than fat.
Burn Booster #4: Get Weighty
Since you read the last tip, you probably saw this one coming. If you want to burn more fat, you need to hit the weights. That doesn't mean you have to become a professional body builder or push yourself until you can bench press a small car. What it does mean is that you need to include weights and strength training in your routine at least a few days a week. If you're new to lifting weights, reach out to me and I'll assess your goals and get you on a program that's just right for you.
Burn Booster #5: Change It Up
Been eating the same stuff and doing the same workout routine for a few months? Not seeing any fat melt from your love handles lately? Then your body may be asking for some variety. Changing up your exercise routine on occasion will work your body in new ways, forcing it to respond with extra fat burning. So if your fat loss has reached a plateau, variety will get the burn heated up once again.
Want one more fat-burning method to get your body sleek and slim? Here it is: stop drinking fattening, sugary drinks! Whether your weakness is flavored coffee with all the goodies, sweet tea, beer or wine, these drinks pile useless calories onto your body, forcing you to have to work even harder to burn fat. Avoid this dilemma by going with water.
Remember that the most effective fat burn comes as the result of a consistent and challenging exercise program. Call or email today to get started on an exercise program that will change your shape forever.
About Nolan Ferraro, Owner, Salire Fitness and Wellness
Certified personal trainer and licensed wellness coach Nolan Ferraro has been recognized as the #1 Best Personal Trainer in New Orleans.
Nolan counts Chef Susan Spicer among the thousands of New Orleanians who have gotten in shape with Salire's Private Personal Training and high-impact fitness Boot camp programs like "Power in the Park", a month-long cross-training boot camp in City Park. He has also added a new high intensity interval training class, Body Blitz, at his studio.
Visit www.salirefitness.com for more information on Nolan Ferraro and Salire Fitness & Wellness.