Tip of the Day: Effective Ways to Burn Fat
Fat helps our bodies to function and it can keep us healthy, yet too much fat can cause serious health problems. To make sure your body does not store too much fat use these effective ways to burn fat and shape up.
Eat dairy – A lot of people wrongly assume that in order to burn fat you have to steer clear of foods that contain dairy, however a study that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating dairy helped to reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs.
Similarly, a study in Denmark found that those participants who ate a lot of calcium in their diet tended to excrete more fat in their feces. This means that people who eat foods high in calcium will absorb less fat.
Lift weights – You may not want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, but lifting weights can help you to burn fat and lose weight, and just because you do the odd bench-press does not mean you will get arms like Arnold.
Exercise before breakfast – It can be hard for some people to find the motivation to get out of bed early and exercise, but hopefully a study conducted by the University of Northumbria will help give you the incentive to throw back the covers and get moving.
The researchers who directed the study found that the participants who worked out before they ate breakfast burnt twenty per cent more fat compared to those participants that worked out after their breakfast.
If you fancy doing an early morning workout before your breakfast you could go for a gentle jog, do an exercise DVD or go for a morning swim – you can’t get a much better start to your day.
Do some interval training – Interval sessions are great because they force the body to burn fat for fuel because training at a high intensity causes you to use up your carbohydrate stores and your body then burns fat for energy.
If you want to burn fat by doing some interval training sessions you should aim to work at a high intensity, for example sprinting for a minimum of 10 seconds and a maximum of three minutes, then you should take a rest period where, for example, if you had been running you would walk.
You would repeat this run/walk scenario until the end of your session.