Practically everyone that has ever tried to lose weight has most probably tried just about everything they could to do it at one time or another. With all of the gimmicks, fad diets, useless pills, and ‘secret’ exercise methods out there it can be frustrating trying to get rid of unwanted fat.
Now everyone knows that there really is no secret method or trick to losing weight. Everyone knows that proper diet combined with exercise is the only real way to burn fat but there are a couple of things you can do to help speed the process up a bit.
If you want to work late at night, think again. When your biorhythms are off, you end up eating more. When you’re tired you produce more ghrelin, which triggers cravings for sugar and other fat-building foods.
Losing sleep can also alter your hormone production, affecting your cortisol levels that cause insulin sensitivity, prime reasons for belly fat! Get about 7 hours of sleep a night is one of the best things you can do for your fat loss goals.
2) Exercise first thing in the morning
Studies have shown that exercising first thing in the morning can burn as much as 3 times more fat than exercising any other time of the day. One of the reasons for this is because your body’s main energy source during the day comes from carbohydrates. When you sleep for 6 to 8 hours your body uses the majority of its carbohydrate stores as energy for the various bodily functions that take place during sleep.
In the morning your body doesn’t have any carbohydrates left for energy and so fat becomes the prime energy source.
When you exercise right away in the morning before you eat breakfast so you don’t give your body any carbohydrates to use as energy, you will burn mostly fat for energy and that is the prime goal.
Also when you exercise in the morning it boosts your metabolism up throughout the day which means that even during the day you will burn more calories and lose more weight. Evening exercise will still burn some fat but you will have a higher carbohydrate store so you will not burn as much plus when you go to sleep at night your metabolism slows down and so you won’t burn extra fat for as long after exercise.
So there is one last reason why exercising in the morning is good is because aside from burning more fat and having increased energy levels during the day, you will have your workout out of the way and not have to do it after a long day at work.
3) Rev Up in the Morning – Always eat breakfast.
Eating breakfast will help to boost your metabolism while skipping breakfast and waiting until mid morning or lunchtime will make it slow down considerably.
Another thing to consider is that waiting too long to eat after you wake up will make your body break down muscle tissue (catabolism) for the protein it will be looking for.
When combined with morning exercise, eating breakfast is like a double dose of fat burning because when your body gets a morning meal, it is like putting a log on your metabolisms fire.
Breakfast kicks your metabolism into high gear and makes you burn even more fat than you did during your exercise session.
By eating breakfast you also are much less likely to have those mid morning doughnuts or whatever you can get from the snack machine when you get to work. Breakfast combined with morning exercise is the best 1-2 punch you can give yourself for maximum fat burning and energy.
Here are three quick tips to make breakfast work for you!
Tip #1: Keep It Simple: If you’re not used to eating breakfast, keep it simple. Try some plain oatmeal flavored with a Truvia (stevia) packet or toasting two pieces of whole-wheat toast and top them with almond peanut butter.
A ready-to-drink protein shake goes great with either selection!
Tip #2: Plan Ahead: If you’re one of those, “I don’t have enough time in the morning” kind of gals, it would serve you well to decide the night before what will be on the menu for the following day’s breakfast.
You can even set up the toaster, leave the bread bag out on the counter, and have a knife, plate, and straw ready to go. Setting the alarm ten minutes earlier wouldn’t hurt either!
Tip #3: Stick With It: If you’re not used to eating breakfast in the morning, it may be the case that you feel as though you have to force the food down. Not to worry!
If you stick with it, the tide will turn and you will actually begin to feel hungry for your breakfast and look forward to it!
Remember; Exercise for at least 30 minutes first thing in the morning and eat a good breakfast about 15 to 20 minutes after your workout and you will burn a lot more fat and lose a lot more weight both during exercise and throughout the day as well.
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