She requested a quick fat burning tips recap. I thought it was a great idea. The e-mail made me realize that I have written over 400 posts/articles her on Fat X 101 and it brought to my attention that someone new to fitness can easily get lost.
In this article I'll go over a quick recap going over some of my best tips. Hopefully you find it helpful. If you're new to Fat X 101, welcome! If you're a Fat X 101 veteran, I hope it serves as a refresher and maybe a motivation boost to get to the next level this Summer!
I figured it would also be a good start for those interested in doing my 12 Day Fat X Program.
We can all forget working methods and tips that we've picked up along the way. Sometimes is a good idea to refocus on the basics so we can continue achieving our fat burning (fat loss) and fitness goals. So with all that out of the way, here are the fat burning quick tips in response to that e-mail.
6 Fat Burning Quick Tips
I'll discuss each tip just briefly, since I've written other articles/posts discussing them in more depth. You can always use the search function or e-mail me directly if you get hungry for more. In order for me to succeed, I need you to succeed, so I don't mind spending time helping you.
Fat Burning Tip #1 - Drink Water First Thing in the Morning
Overnight, while you're sleeping, your body's metabolic processes and functions are still putting in work. When you wake up, you will always be at least, slightly dehydrated. Dehydration causes fatigue, and it will limit your metabolism's ability to function optimally. Leave a bottled water next to your bed and drink it first think upon awakening.
Fat Burning Tip #2 - Eat "Good" Fat at Night
The last thing you want to do right before bed is to eat a high carb (carbohydrate) meal causing an insulin spike and messaging your body to store body fat. Instead, eat something low carb and containing "good" fat (EFA's)(Essential Fatty Acids). This will help your body shift over to using fat for energy and with the absence of carbs, your body will start breaking down stored body fat for the energy required to run it's metabolic functions and processes over night.
Fat Burning Tip #3 - Use Several Exercises in Circuit Form
Constantly having to stop and shift directions or movements will intensify and enhance a workout helping to create the afterburn effect (EPOC). For example, running as fast as possibly in a zig zag line requires more work and energy than running in a straight line. In the same way, doing 3-4 weight training (resistance training) exercises in circuit fashion will require a lot more work than just doing one exercise at a time. Workouts done in circuit fashion are also more efficient and done correctly will help your fat burning goals by kicking up the afterburn effect (EPOC).
Fat Burning Tip #4 -Use Heavy Weight When Exercising / Working Out.
The heavier the weight, the more work that is required to move it. This is an advanced tip and fat burning technique that should be used intelligently. Safety first! Using more weight and doing more work will help your fat burning goals via the afterburn effect (EPOC).
Fat Burning Tip #5 - Time Your Workouts
Time your workouts and everything involved within your workout (circuits, rounds, rest periods etc.) Random workouts will produce random results! Make your workouts more like a science and track your data. I do this extensively with my private clients, and the results that I've helped produce from doing this has made me the top fitness coach (personal trainer) in the Pasadena area.
Fat Burning Tip #6 - Eat Green Stuff!
Well... not anything green! Cause there are some delicious green treats. I'm talking about vegetables and some fruits. I'm a big advocate of eating vegetables. They're usually really low in calories, yet they're nutrient dense! That's a perfect combination for fat loss and overall health and fitness. So stock up on broccoli, green beans, spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, etc.
I've been a professional fitness coach, a.k.a personal trainer, since 2001. These 6 fitness and fat burning tips have helped me become the best in Pasadena. My long list of clients are proof that these tips and techniques work and if implemented correctly and consistently, they will work for you.
If you're in the Pasadena area and you're interested in training with me, contact me and we'll set up a consultation. If I can't fit you into my training schedule, I'll recommend another trusted personal trainer in Pasadena. I also have a small group boot camp class that might have some availability.