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Spring us upon us, which means we are heading straight for bathing suit season. With only 2 and a half months until the unofficial start of summer, now is the time light a fire when it comes to fat loss. Luckily, there are a few easy techniques that you can add to your current weight loss plan to lose fat faster.
These 5 tips are proven to help you drop inches of abdominal fat in combination with a healthy nutrition and regular exercise plan.
- Cut the carbs.
High glycemic carbohydrates, grains, and processed carbohydrates in your diet can reduce fat metabolism. When you have a high percentage of your daily calories coming from carbs, your body digs into dietary carbs for energy rather than tapping fat stores for energy. Try limiting dietary carbs to breakfast and before/after a workout, and make sure they come from fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Turn down the heat.
Cold showers have been shown to increase fat metabolism. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, brown adipose tissue was activated in 23 of 24 men studied when they were exposed to cold showers. Brown adipose tissue regulates both body temperature and body composition. By activating this tissue, fat metabolism fires up.
- Add some spice.
Studies show that spicy foods boost fat metabolism thanks to their ability to reduce insulin and triglyceride responses to food. Try adding spicy curry sauces and hot peppers to your healthy diet a few times a week.
- Cut down on booze.
Your liver metabolizes alcohol as a priority before metabolizing fat. By cutting alcohol out of your diet, you’ll remove a major obstacle to fat metabolism. Try cutting down to drinking once per week if you don’t want to quit drinking cold turkey.
- Get your beauty rest.
Sleep helps to increase fat metabolism and fend off carbohydrate cravings. When your body does not have the time that it needs to repair itself through sleep, researchers have found that you are at an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome and obesity. Try getting a good night’s sleep by cutting down on your screen time before bed, and relaxing in a dark, quiet space.
If you are working hard to lose weight and you are stuck on a plateau, try implementing these 5 tactics to lose fat faster.
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