Fat loss is important whether you’re building muscles or trying to look good because if you have more body fat, then your muscles won’t be seen defined and toned. Your muscles will look bigger and toned if you have a lean body.
There are several ways to lose fat like controlling/maintaining your diet and cardio. But, on top of that here are a few tips which you can incorporate in order to lose fat.
1.Decreasing rest periods between your workouts
Usually, people try to increase their rest periods just to regain their strength. But, in this rest period, they talk with people, use mobile phones by which their rest period is further increased unknowingly. So, you must try to avoid this at all.
Keep your workout short and decrease your rest period to 30 – 90 seconds. Use a timer or stopwatch and use it as soon as you finish your set. Complete your set while your blood and muscles are still pumped and this will help you burn more calories.
Who doesn’t love coffee? Every 8 out of 10 people love drinking coffee. Drinking coffee helps to boost fat loss because it contains caffeine. Research shows that caffeine helps in burning fat and slightly boost your metabolism as well. If you want to learn more about caffeine intake click here.
Generally, when you are in a calorie deficit i.e. when you are taking a fewer amount of calories, you feel weak and find it hard to move around. In this case, since caffeine makes you active and gives you energy, try to drink strong coffee which will help you move around and do your work.
But, remember not to take caffeine before bed. It will cause insomnia and you won’t be able to sleep. Drink more coffee in the day time and be active.
3.Eating carbohydrates post-workout
Carbohydrates are a source of energy. Every balanced meal contains a few amounts of carbohydrates. However, if your goal is to lose fat, then try to keep your carbs of the whole day as a post-workout meal so that it is actually used for repairing muscles and not store it for energy.
4.Training with weights
You can lose fat staying at your home by maintaining your diet. However, if you train with weights, then you will burn more calories. Weight training will elevate your metabolism for 4-6 hours and in the long run, it also helps you build muscles, and the more muscles you have, the more fat you will burn.
5. Be active
Nowadays, we include fewer physical activities in our daily life. If we have to go somewhere, we use our vehicles and we hesitate to walk.
But if you engage yourself in some kind of sports like basketball, football, swimming, cycling, or whatever you are interested in, you will simply burn more calories.
So, get yourself a hobby and try to often play sports with your friends.
The concept of intermittent fasting is to restrict eating for 16 hours and eat your whole meals in between 8 hours. So, if you when you’re eating in less time period, then most likely you don’t be very hungry in this period and you won’t be able to eat more which means you won’t be consuming a lot of meals throughout your whole day.
7.More green veggies
Green vegetable contains more fiber and high in volumes. They are very low in calories. You will be full even when you’re on a diet while restricting calories. It has vitamins and minerals as well which are important once you’re on a low-calorie diet.
8.Increase protein intake
There are 3 macronutrients that help to build muscles. They are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Protein is very filling i.e. protein alleviates hunger and our body needs protein to build muscles. So, try to increase protein in your diet so that you build muscle and lose fat at the same time.
You cannot lose fat in one day or one week. It’s a slow process. Be patient, follow these tips, and be consistent and you will surely lose fat.
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