7 Ways to Boost your Burn... Just in Time for Summer! - 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition

7 Ways to Boost your Burn… Just in Time for Summer!

Boost Your Burn #1: Track Everything
Counting calories, weighing out food portions, and keeping tabs on how far and fast you run isn’t the most exciting thing to do. But if you want to be as efficient as you can be, you need to do it, at least for some time. Without tracking your intake and outtake, you will never be able to figure out the weaknesses in your fat-burning program. Once you grow accustomed to keeping track, it becomes very rewarding when you have a good day. And since you live in the 21st century, tracking the amount of fat you consume and burn is made easier thanks to all sorts of electronic devices and apps. So make use of those that make the most sense to you and stay on top of your calorie-burning game. If you need suggestions, we’re here to help.

#2: Power Up with Protein 
Every time you eat a meal, try and toss some protein in for good measure. Whether you go with lean chicken or beef, beans, lentils, or Greek yogurt, plugging protein into every meal helps your body stay full and fueled. When you keep protein in your system, it’s much easier to say no to whatever unhealthy temptation comes your way. It’s a great way to boost the metabolism, as well!#3: Eat and Work OutYou don’t want to gorge yourself on everything you can shove into your mouth before working out, but eating a bit beforehand can work wonders. With a protein-rich snack 90 minutes prior to working out, you’ll find yourself to be more focused and better able to push your body harder and longer than usual, leading to faster fat burning success.#4: Forget Your Weight

This may seem contrary to popular belief, but if you really want to push through those troubling, frustrating phases, you’re going to need to ignore what the scale says. When the goal is burning fat and toning up, you’re going to want to add muscle, which, of course, weighs more than fat. Aside from that, there are so many other factors that can influence your weight on a daily and weekly basis that it’s often truly best to leave this one alone.

#5: Resistance Train

Since you read the last tip, you probably saw this one coming. If you’ve been frustrated by your weight fluctuations and plateaus in the past, you may want to consider more of a structured strength training routine. That doesn’t mean you have to become a professional body builder or push yourself until you can bench press a small car. What it does mean is that you need to include weights and strength training as part of your overall program, a few days a week. If you’re new to lifting weights, reach out to us and we’ll assess your goals and get you on a program that’s just right for you.

#6: Go Green

It may seem like magic, but green tea is rumored to aid in fat burning. Actually, the connection between drinking green tea and burning more calories is well documented in research. It may be a great alternative to all of that coffee you’re drinking!

#7: Change It Up

Been eating the same stuff and doing the same workout routine for a few months? Not seen any change along the waist line? Then your body may be asking for some variety. Changing up your exercise routine on occasion will work your body in new ways, forcing it to respond accordingly. So if your weight loss has plateaued, variety will get the burn heated up once again.

Remember that the most effective fat burn comes as the result of a consistent and challenging exercise program. Call or email today to get started on an exercise program that will change your life forever!

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