5 Ways to Burn More Fat

Japan Sousinon | June 21 2011 | 0 Comments

 

Want to increase your metabolic rate so that you burn more fat, and burn it up faster? Here are five ways to do it.

Make every third hour a fat-burning hour. Time your meals so that you eat every three hours, but only enough to give you energy for two hours. At the end of two hours, you will feel slightly hungry. If you are calm, your body will get energy by burning fat for an hour. At the end of the third hour, you must eat again or your body will stop burning fat as a protection against famine.

Don't stretch your stomach.
Stop eating before you are full. Otherwise, your stomach will expand beyond its normal size, thereby slowing digestion, slowing metabolism, and making you sluggish. Plus, as soon as the stomach shrinks back to its normal size, it sends a message to your brain that you are hungry--even though you still have food inside your body. That's why people are very hungry the day after a big party or feast. When you undereat, your digestion speeds up and raises your metabolic rate.

Eat nutritionally complete foods.
Each meal or snack should contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, and vitamins in healthy proportions. If you eat foods that lack essential nutrients, your body has to take missing components from itself, thus slowing down your metabolism and depleting your energy.

Get off the treadmill.
When you do repetitive endurance exercise--such as jogging on a treadmill or stationary biking--you end up burning muscle for energy and wear out your joints. Instead, do wind sprints, fast pedaling, or speed lifting--making use of quick, explosive movements. Such power workouts ramp up your metabolism and burn fat instead of muscle.

Relax your mind and body.
Learn a basic meditation and practice it once a day. Also, develop good sleep and rest habits. Meditation has been proven to speed up metabolism. When the body and mind are either exhausted (as after a power workout) or relaxed, the body burns the most fat.