Four Easy Ways to Lose Fat

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As a trainer, probably the most common questions I deal with are how to lose fat or burn fat.
Even though burning fat can sometimes be tricky, there are simple, yet effective, ways to lose fat.
Applying these principles will help shed some of those unwanted pounds for you.
Cut Out Unnecessary Calories.
This one is simple.
Think about all the excess and unnecessary calories you take in on a daily basis.
Soda, chips, sweets are a few.
Let's say you take in a total of 500 calories a day of this garbage.
That's 3500 calories every seven days.
It doesn't paint a pretty picture where I'm going with this.
Not to mention, all this junk provides no nutritional value.
Also, it will spike your insulin level which makes your body store more fat.
Eat for optimal health, and you will start to lose fat in no time.
Eat More Fiber.
What does eating fiber have to do with losing fat? It's a proven fact that diets high in fiber help control hunger.
Fiber also regulates your digestion, and helps lower the risk of certain diseases.
Here are some foods high in fiber: a.
Fruits: apples, pears, strawberries, and raspberries.
Grains: brown rice, whole-wheat spaghetti, and popcorn.
Veggies: artichoke, peas, and broccoli.
By no means is this a comprehensive list of foods high in fiber, but the above foods are highest in fiber by grams per serving.
Give these a try, and you won't be as hungry.
Snack All Day Long and Eat Less as the Day Goes On.
This is the one where we have it totally backwards.
We tend to skip breakfast, eat a big lunch and a big dinner with nothing in between.
You know the feeling of having no energy around 10 or 11 in the morning and then how you want to take a nap after lunch.
Instead, eat smaller portions at each meal and have a healthy snack in between.
This serves two benefits.
One, your insulin level will stay at a constant level keeping your body from storing excess fat.
Two, you will not overeat at regular meals, reducing the total amount of calories you take in.
Now, you are on your way to losing fat! 4.
Drink More Water.
How can drinking more water help you lose fat? It's quite simple, without water, it is hard for your body to metabolize (burn) body fat.
Water is also a natural appetite suppressant.
Recent research is suggesting that hunger is a sign that you are dehydrated.
Next time you are hungry, drink a glass of water and watch what happens.
You will be amazed.
What else does water do for you? Oh, it removes toxins from your body, helps with proper digestion, and improves brain function.
In other words, water helps your body function optimally and helps you lose fat quickly.
Conclusion You can see these strategies are simple.
However, you cannot overlook at how effective they are at losing fat.
Now, this will not help you lose all the weight you want.
But, if you do the small things right, they add up and pay off big! Good luck with your fat loss!
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