The numbers on the bathroom scales are getting smaller, but you still can’t seem to budge that muffin top. Is that blubber ever going to convert to a sexy six pack? The answer is yes. You may just have to change your diet and exercise pattern for better fat burning results. Try these very best fat burning tips and say farewell to the love handles and cellulite forever.
Include healthy fats in your diet.
What? I can hear you thinking. Isn’t this how I ended up with the muffin top in the first place? Well, eating donuts and hot chips will have certainly contributed to the extra pounds, but we are talking about healthy fats here. Research has shown that including a very small amount (like a teaspoon) of foods such as avocados, peanut butter, nuts, extra virgin olive oil, and seeds, will allow your body to burn fat. It is important to keep the amounts limited though as these foods are quite calorie dense. A fat free diet will encourage your body to retain the fat it already has in reserve.
Eat lean protein with each meal.
Incorporating lean protein with each meal is good for fat burning for several reasons.The most important being that protein is a low GI food which means that when you eat it you are not causing a spike in your blood sugar. High GI foods cause raised blood sugar which when not burned off results in the excess being stored as fat. Another great reason to eat lean protein is that it keeps you feeling fuller for longer on less. Banishing those afternoon sugar slumps and nibbles will go a long way in burning off that excess body fat. Great examples of lean protein include seafood, eggs, poultry, beef, tofu, beans, cottage cheese, yogurt, and some leafy green vegetables.
This is a highly efficient fat burning workout, as well as being time effective. Basically, you want to incorporate some activity into your routine that is harder than what you already do. So if you walk for 30 minutes, you would walk for 5 minutes, and then jog for 5 and so on. Fans of exercise bikes would play around with the programs so that there are more challenging parts to their workout. If you already jog then you would include some running intervals interspersed in your workout. This sort of training burns calories faster, speeds your metabolism, and burns fat better.
Drink plenty of water.
This tip is simple and easy. Your body is never going to be able to break down the fat and get rid of it, if you don’t drink water.
Conclusion. With some simple changes to your diet and workout routine such as the inclusion of interval training, healthy fats, and lean protein, you can shift that muffin top.