So you’ve finally decided to hit the gym. You’ve stared down at your belly long enough, and you’ve finally decided to do something about it. The problem is the fat, whether it is around your midsection, arms, thighs, or under your neck. The unsightly folds on your body continue to be a source of perpetual grief every time you look in the mirror. And so, at this very moment, you’ve decided to lose the fat. But how?
Diets and exercise routines have been around for as long as anyone can remember. In recent history, countless magazine and web articles have been written on how to lose the fat. There are fad diets, guides to eating healthy, seven day programs, ninety day programs, and many others, all of which promise to help you lose fat in the quickest way possible. There are numerous medicines that claim to contain fat burning components, all the while also promising that they can raise your metabolism and keep your body burning the fat continuously. However, while many people claim that these methods work for them, the greater majority do not respond to these methods. Here are a few basics so that you can burn the fat in your body.
- Before you workout, eat a low-calorie, high protein bar. You will need to do this an hour and a half before your actual workout – what you are doing here is that you are feeding the muscles in your body with a quick source of protein, to get them ready for the workout ahead. Be sure to take the protein bar an hour and a half before your workout – any closer to the work out and your performance may be diminished, since blood will rush to your stomach in order to digest the food.
- Contrary to what people might say, make the cardio the last part of your workout. You may find this a little sketchy, as people have always said that you should have a proper warm up before lifting weights. However, it takes the body fifteen minutes to properly warm up before you start burning fat. If you begin with a thirty-minute treadmill session, you will effectively only have fifteen minutes of fat burning time. If you do the weights first, your body will be primed due to the physical activity, and therefore your cardio session at the end of your workout will be more productive.
- The key to burning fat is endurance and a healthy diet. You will want to do a lot of cardio exercises such as running, aerobics, biking or swimming. You will need these exercises to raise your heart rate and your metabolism, which will then burn the stored fat in your body.
- Also, you will want to avoid high calorie foods and fatty foods, especially those that are fried. Watch your sugar intake as well, so skip on the doughnuts and chocolates.
Finally, keep in mind that fitness is not just something you should do. It’s a way of life that you should be able to incorporate into your daily tasks.