Burning fat is the holy grail of weight watchers everywhere, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several things. However, there are 11 effortless ways you can do to keep shedding those unwanted love handles.
1. Chill out—literally
Cold is one of nature’s most powerful metabolic boosters, helping increase your levels of “brown fat,” a type of fat that burns more calories, even at rest.
Going outdoors in cold weather can increase your non-exercise thermogenesis (NEAT) score, helping you blast fat away. The metabolic act of staying warm is an easy way to boost your metabolism without breaking a sweat.
2. Eat an apple before eating anything else
Adding more apples to your diet can help your shed unwanted fat. All you have to do is eat an apple before you eat anything else.
You don’t have to make any other dietary changes. This can decrease your overall calorie intake because of the satiety the apple provides.
I’ve seen clients increase their metabolism and lose 10 pounds by making this one change.
3. Amp up your water
Drinking plenty of water is one of the best things you can do to support a healthy metabolism but, let’s face it, plain old’ H2O can get boring.
To help you drink more of it, try adding flavor to your water with sliced fruit or frozen berries. Or try changing the temperature for an extra metabolic increase. Nothing wakes you up like hot lemon water.
4. Use the bathroom on a different floor
When it comes to burning fat, every little bit of movement helps. So look for unusual ways to work in a few more steps, especially stairs, into your day.
One way to do this? Only use a bathroom located on a different floor of your office or home. Those runs up and down the stairs add up.
5. Make sure you get enough magnesium
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for your health.
Magnesium is required for the body to produce and store energy and yet 75 percent of Americans do not get their dietary reference intake (DRI) of this important fat burning-boosting mineral.
You can find magnesium in leafy greens, seeds, nuts, legumes, and other foods.
6. Eat something already
It’s common for people looking to lose weight to slash their calories. This can make you so tired and grouchy that you skip your workout or end up bingeing on junk food later.
Several studies suggest that restricting calories can slow down metabolism, including a small, 2010 study in the journal Physiology & Behavior.
It found that people who lost weight due to calorie restriction and fasting had a reduction in metabolic rate that played a role in their re-gaining of the weight.
7. Have a protein shake
You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to benefit from a protein shake. Many nutritionists themselves eat more protein to help the body burn more fat, even at rest. And protein shakes are an easy, cost-effective way to get more protein in your diet without having to turn on a stove.
8. Eat your greens
Veggies take more work for your body to digest, helping increase the metabolic afterburn of your meal. This extra calorie burn from eating plant foods can last up to four hours. It raises your metabolism, and the extra energy you’ll feel will make you want to move your body more.
9. Go low-carb at breakfast
Skipping breakfast won’t necessarily kill your metabolism—that’s a metabolism myth—but what you eat can impact your metabolism for the rest of the day.
To improve your body’s ability to burn fat, start your day with low-carb, no-sugar foods that provide protein and enough fat that you’re not hungry.
Have a plain Greek yogurt topped with a handful of berries and nuts, for example, as a quick and easy low-carb breakfast.
10. Skip the soda when eating out
What’s tastier than a hamburger with an ice-cold root beer?
Lots of people love ordering a sweet drink along with their dinner, but a 2017 study in the journal BMC Nutrition suggests that drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage while eating a high-protein meal causes the body to store more of the meal as fat and slows down your metabolism.
It maybe be a better idea to swap the soda for water or sparkling water.
One last thing… you should try this odd “carb trick” that burns up to 1 pound of belly fat per day…
“All this by Flavor-Pairing?” I asked.
I met an old friend for lunch last month and I was super impressed with how good she looked.
She said, “It’s not so much about the Flavor-Pairing, but more about how it re-awakens what the Japanese call, ‘the weight loss doubling molecule’ which signals 22-hour a day fat-burning effect in the female body.”
Even though I was skeptical, I’ve been struggling with my weight over the last few years, so I gave it a shot and watched the same video she did.
Well, it’s only a couple weeks later and you know what they say about how “you can’t transform your body overnight”…
They’re right – it actually took me 16 days to lose 22 pounds.
Now it’s my girlfriends asking ME what I’M doing differently 💅