When it comes to losing weight, the main goal is fat burning rather than simply shedding extra pounds. Losing an equal amount of fat and muscle will still shed pounds, but will not have the physical changes in the body that create the preferred beach body. By learning fat burning principles and techniques, it is possible to ensure the majority of weight lost while dieting is coming from fat.
Start with Nutrition:
One of the major fat burning principles every individual must follow is a healthy diet plan. The secret to burning fat throughout the body is cutting back on caloric intake while increasing the amount of energy used throughout the day through exercise and movement. For many, fat burning starts in the kitchen.
The temptation to eat more calories than the body needs or simply to reach for unhealthy food items with no nutrition results in an increase in fat. The ideal diet plan must contain a high level of nutrients from dietary sources while cutting out unhealthy foods that have little or no nutritious value.
To burn fat, start by cutting back on total caloric intake each day by 500 calories a day. This will naturally cause the body to start burning some of the extra fat stored in the body if weight is currently being maintained rather than gained. If weight gain is the problem, it might be necessary to cut back 600 or 700 calories a day instead for the same impact.
The next part is getting appropriate nutrition. This means around nine servings of fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors each day, whole grain carbohydrates and lean protein sources.
Add Some Exercise:
Exercise is another component of fat burning. For basic good health, at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day is necessary for the body. To burn more fat, it might be necessary to increase that amount to 45 minutes a day.
Moderate exercise should combine weight training and cardiovascular aerobic methods of fat burning. Cardiovascular aerobic options can range from running and biking to swimming or even simply walking at a fast pace.
Weight training builds up muscle mass. The more muscle in the body, the more calories the body will burn even when it is at rest. Weight training can range from simple exercises like push-ups and squats to lifting dumbbells and using a bench press. The goal is building more muscle.
Visit a Doctor:
In some cases, a condition in the body might make it difficult to burn excess fat from the body. Conditions like hypothyroidism can slow the body's metabolism and result in a higher fat gain.
If more exercise and lower caloric intake does not result in losing the extra fat, the problem might relate to a medical condition. Seeking the advice of a doctor in this scenario and getting a few simple blood tests can determine if an underlying medical cause is resulting in fat gain.
Burning fat from the body is about taking in fewer calories than the body needs. Unless a medical condition is leading to weight gain, a combination of cutting back on caloric intake and exercising more will result in losing fat.