7 Easy Yet Powerful Fat Burning Tips



Developing good habits is essential in achieving success in whatever goal it is that you might have.  If you're reading Fat X 101, most likely, your goal is to become more fit and to lose body fat by increasing your body's fat burning capabilities.  

In this post, I will go over 7 easy yet powerful tips that will help you achieve your fat loss and fitness goals.  Turn these into every day habits and body fat will roll off! 

These 7 tips will go a long way in helping to improve your fitness level, your health and your metabolism. By improving those things, your fat burning capabilities will go through the roof!  

Before I get into these 7 easy yet powerful tips, let me give a quick and easy definition of "fat burning" so that we're all on the same page. 

 By fat burning, I mean the breakdown of body fat. This breakdown can happen via a boosted metabolism brought on by a specific diet, lifestyle and or workout methods. 

So with that out of the way, let's get into my 7 Easy Yet Powerful Tips to Increase Fat Burning.  These tips are based on what's worked for my clients and myself.  

Fat Burning Tip 1: Drink at least one glass of water before every meal.  This has many benefits. One, it will help pre-load your stomach. Two, it will prevent fatigue, both mentally and physically (symptoms of dehydration).  Three, It will help digestion. Four, it will help your body run its  metabolic functions including but no limited to delivering nutrients.

Fat Burning Tip 2: Make healthy "Fat X Approved" snack bags and or platters.  By having snacks readily available, you will stay on track with you daily nutrient requirements without straying away and adding excess non-nutritious calories from junk food. 

 I've had clients tell me they have trouble getting in all their daily macros.  Usually it's because they feel they need to sit down and have a three course meal every time.  A snack bag can be considered a meal and can fill in gaps between breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bed time.  I would suggest foods such as nuts, veggies, low fat cheese, jerkey and berries for these snack bags.  Mix and match the food in you snacks to your liking. 

A properly fueled body will help you succeed in conquering your workout goals.  Conquering those workout goals will increase your BMR (basal metabolic rate) which will help your fat burning processes. 

Fat Burning Tip 3: Make time for physical activity every day. By physical activity, I don't mean you need intense workouts or heavy exercise every day.  This just means to move your body more than the average person. 

 You can do this by parking on top floors in a parking lot and taking the stairs. You can also do this at work by skipping the elevator as much as possible.  Instead of driving a few miles to run errands, make it a walking adventure.  All in all, try to drive less and walk more. 

Fat Burning Tip 4: Plan your meals.  Planning is a requirement of successfully achieving any goal.  Diet is essential in achieving a fat burning and fitness goal.  Your meals make up your diet.   Therefore, make sure that you plan your meals so that you can successfully achieve your fat burning and fitness goals. "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."  Make it a habit of knowing today, what food you will eat tomorrow! Parlay this one with tip number 2.  

Fat Burning Tip 5
: Take mental breaks. If your mind is stressed, your health will suffer.  Take time to unwind every day.  Five minute mental breaks can go a long way.  Get in the habit of taking a few minutes to pray, meditate, zone out, day dream and or think of all the good things you have going for you in your life.  These few minutes of positivity will go a long way in relieving stress and improving your health.  A healthier mind, will pave the way for a healthier body.

Here's more on relieving mental stress:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-relievers/MY01373/NSECTIONGROUP=2

Fat Burning Tip 6
: Strive for better workouts.  Going to the gym is good, but going to the gym and getting a productive workout is better! One way to do this is to log in what you're doing at the gym.  Then, do it better, do it faster or do it with more weight.  

My Fat X Program requires that you track your workout so that the next time you do it, you have something to shoot for, times to beat, more work to be done, a challenge to accomplish.  This forces your body to push itself in order to adapt. 

That extra push is one of the factors that will create the intensity required for a good after burn effect aka EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption).  And this folks is one of the secrets to boosting your metabolism with a fat burning workout program so that you can burn body fat even while at rest. 

Fat Burning Tip 7: Drink coffee or tea (if you have no medical issues with caffeine) Tea and coffee are healthy beverages you can consume which not only will help in boosting your metabolic rate (metabolism), but they also have a variety of other anti-oxidants. They also contain caffeine which is beneficial in fat metabolization and mental function. 

Here are two articles on coffee and one on tea:
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/coffee-new-health-food

http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/947/Ten_Benefits_of_Coffee_for_Health_Performance_Body.aspx

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/tea-health-benefits-cancer-heart-disease_n_1826138.html

Some of these fat burning tips to increase your fat burning capabilities I've gone over before, but I thought I would bring them back up and wrap them up into one article. 

These easy yet powerful tips to improve fat burning are something I work on getting my private clients and boot camp members to use consistently.  They've been proven to be highly effective!  I hope they can help you.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  I want to help you succeed, because when you succeed, I succeed as a fitness coach. 



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