4 Daily Fat Burning Tricks
Achieving ultimate fitness, weight loss, increased energy, and performance goals require a lot of effort and there is no ‘one thing’ that will get you there.
It’s more like a recipe––you have to have the right ingredients, follow the right directions, in the right order. And, like recipes, there is no ‘one right way’. The recipe depends on your goals, your body type, along with countless other factors.
However, there are a few ‘rules’, tricks, or whatever you want to call them, that are so easy to implement and will make a big difference in your day and your body.
Whether you are on a training plan or not, these simple additions to your routine will enhance everything you are currently doing.
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What do you do as soon as you wake up? Turn the coffee on? Brush your teeth? Chances are you probably have a ‘routine’, right?
The best thing you can do is to literally ‘wake up your’ body.’ Get your energy up, get the blood flowing and set off your metabolism for the day by spending just 3-5 minutes doing some stretches and active bodyweight moves. Your body has been asleep all night, so warm it up, get those muscles working and get a burst of energy.
You may think, “What is 3-5 minutes going to do”?
The answer is a lot! Not only will you have more energy as you head into the day, but you will also be burning more fat all day long.Try some of these tips to get your activity in: Lazy Hacks
Start each day with a wake-up and energize drink. No, don’t reach for your coffee quite yet.
First, as soon as you wake up drink one large mug of hot water with freshly squeezed lemon. Then aim to drink at least one full liter of water in the morning and one in the afternoon (with more if you are working out hard or at different altitudes).
When you are hydrated, the rate at which you burn fat and calories is higher and you absorb nutrients better.
Unfortunately coffee does not count as part of your water consumption. In fact, it actually requires you to drink more water.
Apples and pears are a good daily ‘must have’ along with water. Tasty, easy to throw in your bag, low in calories, and high in fiber–these little fruits help you feel full and curb your appetite.
Pro Tip: Try munching on an apple or pear before heading out to a decadent meal or party, as it will take the edge of hunger and make you less likely to over do it.
The short of it is this: sleep is not overrated! Aim to get 7 -9 uninterrupted hours of sleep each night.
This may not be new news, but here are the added tricks:
- Ensure most of your sleep is during darkness (try not to sleep in past 7:30 am)
- Avoid electronic use (such as laptop or phone) within 45 min of bedtime
- Establish a wind down routine (such as reading, guided meditation, hot bath, or calming tea)
- There are very good natural supplements you can take to help, and worth exploring
What about you? What tips have you found to be successful in helping you get better quality sleep? Tell us in the comments!