UGH. Burning fat is the hardest, I know. I am right in the same boat as you are. Below I listed 4 ways to start burning fat without even touching a weight. Crazy, right? Well it works! Try out these small changes and overtime you will be looking slim and trim baby!
1. DRINK WATER
My biggest secret that is not all really that secret! Drink water as soon as you wake up. When you wake up you are always dehydrated (you haven’t had water since before you fell asleep). Dehydration cripples fat loss because your metabolism slows down to conserve fluids. Drink a tall glass of water first thing in the morning and aim for 64 ounces throughout the day.
2. Eat your biggest meal after a workout
After an intense weight workout (especially my workouts, ahaha!), your body craves carbs and starches to replenish glucose levels and stop the breakdown of muscle. This is also the time when your insulin sensitivity and metabolism are at their highest.
If your largest meal is dinner, for example, but you normally work out before lunch, eat more for lunch and less for dinner. This will minimize any unwanted fat gains.
3. Take BCAA’s Pre or during your workout
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) can increase fat loss and help you maintain muscle mass while dieting. French researchers found that, during calorie-restriction, BCAAs helped athletes shed 17% more fat than a control group.
Experiment with five to 10 grams of BCAAs, taken before or during your workout!
4. Eat protein
Did you know that you can burn calories without moving at all? In fact, you burn them every day just by staying alive—it’s called your basal metabolic rate (BMR), and it actually accounts for most of the calories you burn through in a day.
Simple changes to what you eat can spike your BMR and help you burn more fat. For example, increasing your protein intake burns more calories because protein takes more energy to digest than carbs or fat. It’s also more filling, helping to keep you satisfied so you don’t risk overeating.
Aim for at least one gram of protein per pound of your body weight every day.