Fat Burning Tips To Boost Your Metabolism

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 No Commented
Categorized Under: Weight Loss

People that are looking to lose weight today are more confused than ever before as to which is the most effective way they can burn fat and lose weight. With all the hype and chatter on quick weight loss programs they are also confused about which method is the most effective and how to use it so that they can achieve the kind of bodies they desire.

If you’re like many of the countless number of people looking to burn fat and lose weight by hitting the gym or a fitness center several times a week; or if you’re at home putting in your half hour routine on the treadmill, stair-climber or some other exercise equipment in an effort to burn fat and lose weight; or if you’re trying out the latest diet craze that’s all the rage, with those expensive meal plans – the odds are good that you won’t see the results you’re looking for!!!

Why not? Well first you first need to understand the process by which the body uses energy and how that effects how you will burn fat. Too many times you will hear that you need to do a prolonged low intensity workout and that you need to do this several times a week. While this may sound like good advice, in actuality it’s not.

When doing long duration low intensity workouts you body becomes accustomed to this activity level and the initial weight loss and slimming down that you realize comes to a halt as the body adjust itself to efficiently use its energy resource at this low intensity workout state. For some people their bodies will actually increase their fat reserves so that they can be ready for the next low intensity long duration workout. This can also lead to other problems that are not good for your health.

What you need to do is focus on the most efficient way to boost your metabolism so that it burns fat at a much faster and higher rate; this can be done with short high intensity works. For these workouts to be as effective as possible you need to vary the intensity and the type of workout you do so that the body does not get comfortable with any one type of exercise training routine. You need to challenge your body on a continuous basis; your goal is long-term weight loss.

To begin you need to create an effective meal plan that allows you to take in fewer calories than your consuming each day, but that provides you with the nourishment your body needs. We are not looking to starve the body like diets do, instead we’re looking to reduce our caloric intake.

For instance if you’re consuming 3500 calories per day and your physical activity is only consuming 2000 calories per day that means in a given week you’ve added 10,500 calories to your body. This means you’ve added 3 pounds of fat in just one week. Now this is an extreme example but it easily illustrates why a sensible meal plan is needed if you’re looking to lose weight. It’s not just about the exercise.

Aerobic Workout
Next you need to integrate an aerobics workout into your fat burning weight loss program.
A treadmill is good for this, it is low impact and you can vary the workout you get on the machine. Additionally you can exercise on a treadmill irrespective of the weather conditions outside. For your tread mill workout to be effective you need to do what is called interval training.

Interval Training
After you’ve warmed up for about 10 minutes with a light jog on the treadmill you then go into a 30-30 high-low intensity run.
This means for the next 5 to 10 minutes you’ll increase the speed of the treadmill so that you’re running for 30 seconds then reduce that pace so that you’re jogging for 30 seconds. You’ll repeat this process for 5 or 10 minutes depending on your fitness level and time you have available.
Once you’ve with the 30-30 high intensity interval training reduce the treadmill speed so that your body can come down gradually from that physically activity.

Resistance Training
To this you need to add some resistance training; yes this means adding weights to the mix. Weight lifting is an important and needed exercise if your going to burn fat and keep the fat off. Weight lifting strengthens the bones and builds muscle, and muscles burn fat. The more muscle you have the more fat you’re going to burn.

Weight lifting also boost your cardiovascular fitness that you’ve achieved with your aerobic workout. You can get good results with a 20 or 30 minute workout about 3 times a week. Do your strength training every other day. This gives your body time to recover and for your muscle to grow.

Some Final Thoughts.
When ever you’re working out in a fitness training routine make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water a quality sports drink that adds need minerals to you body. Forget the coffee, soda and drink mixes since they provide little nutritional value and are full of sugar (think calories folks).

Get plenty of rest, those 8 hours of snooze time help the body to recover and to work more efficiently when you’re doing your fat burning workouts.