So your on a rapid weight loss diet, becoming more motivated and now you want to do a little more to help get further into shape and benefit your weight loss some more.
Well there are some great tips and techniques that are often over looked so here we will outline some of them for you to put into practice right away. Here are 3 top tips to burning more calories.
- Build more muscle! I know this sounds strange and if you’re like me it brings images of a knuckle head into your thoughts, but you don’t have to beef up. Just think of toning up and improving your strength a little. Aside from the obvious benefits of being stroger, more muscle will need to be fed, even when you sleep. Where does it get food and energy? Yep, you got it – stored or excess calories. Even when you are fast asleep, muscle needs calories to stay alive.
- Rapid changes in heart rate. I used to be thought that you needed to get your heart rate into the fat burning zone for 20 minutes before you saw any benefit. Well new studies reveal that you will burn calories quicker with a quick, short, sharp change in your heart rate. So short sprints are better than marathons if you see what I mean. Try some short runs of just one minute then rest or even a burst of energy as you run up a flight of stairs.
- Eat smaller portions and eat slowly. Sounds like I am stating the obvious but actually many of us eat too much too quickly. Before our brain even realises we are full, we have polished off the plate! So grab smaller meals and eat slowly. This gives your brain time to realise you have taken on board enough fuel and it signals that you are full. You will be surprised how much less you need to eat.
Obviously make sure that these tips match up with any diet you are currently on. Most of the time small ‘extras’ like this work and fit in well with whatever diet you are on so take them on board and keep up that slimming work.