As a woman that has battled with my weight for years, I am always looking for ways to lose weight. About a month ago, I started a weight loss program and started counting calories very strictly. One month later, I am down 19 pounds.
However, I want to continue my weight loss and incorporate more exercise, preferably a fat burning regimen. After many, many hours of research, I have found the following tips to help us ladies shed that excess fat!
Timing your pre-meal snack by eating a low carbohydrate protein type bar ninety minutes before your workout will allow you to exercise longer and harder. This result will be that your body will be burning more calories – according to the MyPill research.
Breathe through your nose instead of your mouth will allow you to stabilize your heart rate. Resulting in your body working harder and burning more calories. This process takes time to perfect.
Do cardio last, because it takes about 15 minutes for your body to warm up and start burning fat. Therefore, if you do weights first and then cardio, you will be burning fat for the entire workout period.
Try mixing up your workout with a variety of exercises and equipment. If you develop a routine on a regular basis, your body may adjust to the routine and stop burning fat.
Try not to slouch during your exercise. For instance while riding a stationary bike, if you slouch you are not taking in as much oxygen as you would if you are in good posture. Taking in oxygen will help your body burn fat!
Try to workout on the treadmill and elliptical machine in intervals. Try working out at different levels for certain amounts of time and change it up during the workout. Elliptical machines can have tension variations to change up the routine. Most treadmill and elliptical machines have programs built in for this reason.
Adding weights to normal exercise can help burn fat. If you walk or just stair climb, add a few weights and you are toning muscle and burning fat.
Keep a journal of all your foods that you intake. If you have not been doing this, you might be very amazed at the calories and you may not have discovered. Read labels carefully, make sure the portion size and the calories you are keeping record of, are correct.
Try to find out your basal metabolism, this is the amount of calories that you burn when you are inactive. Check online for charts that can help you determine your basal metabolism, then you will know how many calories you will need to burn to lose weight.
Make sure that you develop a routine three to five times a week. When you have established a routine, your body’s metabolism will increase, therefore allowing you to burn more calories even while inactive.
There is no magic pill that will allow us to drop excess weight overnight. With a little hard work and diet, you will see results. Be patient and do not overwork your muscles and risk injury, this will only set you back. Exercise at your own pace and increase gradually.