Summers are marked by scorching heat and sweat, which inspire folks to wear shorts, mini skirts and bathing suits. People who are obese or overweight are often hesitant to wear such summer clothes because of of their weight. Te simple solution is this: shed those extra pounds!
Luckily, there are several easy ways to lose fat without making any big modifications. All that is required for burning fat are the proactive ideas or tips for developing new habits. Although weight loss will not be achieved overnight with these steps, these tips promote an approach to long term weight loss without fad diets.
Run, Run, and Run!
If you really have no time to hit a gym, consider this easy cardiovascular exercise to a slimmer you. According to the issue of ‘Journal of Applied Physiology’ of the year 2005, running five miles a day for four weeks can help you shed belly fat. Walking is the perfect beginning to running, especially if you combine walking with sprints – short spells of higher-intensity running followed by lower-intensity spells of walking. Intersperse 20 seconds of running with walking for 10-20 minutes a day! This interval training results in improved fat burning.
Water, water, and water!
According to the Obesity journal (2006 issue), consuming 17 oz. of water just prior to meals helps in increasing metabolism and in losing weight. Increase your daily consumption of water to help your body naturally deal with extra fat deposits in your body.
Fiber, Fiber, and Fiber!
Instead of counting calories, experts recommend to count the fiber intake. Consuming 35 grams of fiber each day will help you not feel hungry. Fiber rich foods include beans, fruits, green vegetables, and flax seeds. These foods are rich in fiber and are also low in calories. Since fiber makes you feel fuller, you will be able control the calorie intake to meet the weight loss equation: Calorie intake < Calorie burned daily.
Whole grains, whole grains, whole grains!
According to the ‘American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Jan 2008)’ replacing refined grains and sugars with whole grains helps in losing more abdomen weight. Replace the refined carbs present in soda, juices, cakes, and cookies with whole grains.
More proteins, more proteins, more proteins!
Most experts have come up with the finding that lean proteins are essential for losing 1 lb. every week. According to a study made in 2005, gaining 30% of calories from these proteins tends to decrease the appetite, which results in consuming 500 calories less on a daily basis.
Making these adjustments to your lifestyle and diet will put you on path to a slimmer body this summer!