Burn fat … An impossible task? Not at all. We know that each person has a specific type of metabolism, which makes it more or less easy to lose weight. But if we get our bodies accustomed to these simple habits, we will see how little by little, we can do it! Here are 10 simple ways to help you burn more fat throughout the day.
1. Start the day with an infusion of cayenne pepper, lemon and green tea
This simple remedy is more than ideal to speed up your metabolism. We’ve already talked about the properties and benefits of green tea in other blog posts, hence, now we want to encourage you to put them into practice. Their secret? Very simple. The infusion of green tea, cayenne pepper and lemon increases our body temperature, accelerating the metabolism and forcing the body to burn fat, plus we obtain a sense of satiety, all this means we burn calories almost without realizing it. It is known as the thermogenic effect (aka thermogenesis).
Remember that it is more beneficial to drink this tea cold, since a cool temperature forces the body to use more energy. Remember, just a bag of green tea, a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper and all in a cup of boiling water. Allow the concoction to mix well and then add a little lemon juice. Leave it in your refrigerator for about 10 minutes before you drink it, it is best to drink it fresh.
2. Never overlook your breakfast
Essential. Breakfast is the key part of the day. Just so you understand we will give an example. There are some people who while trying to lose weight prefer to skip eating dinner and breakfast. This means that they only eat one large meal throughout the day, or they end up snacking between meals. Skipping breakfast causes our metabolism to slow down. When we don’t give it work to do, there is no energy to burn, thus, the body stores fat.
This is a mistake. You need to eat a good breakfast, a balanced and sensible breakfast. All natural juice, oatmeal, coffee, if you wish, and eggs are very appropriate because they provide us with lean protein and make us feel full. If we eat a good breakfast we will have more energy, we will prevent headaches and we will put our metabolism to work. Do not forget!
3. The benefits of vitamin D
Several studies, such as the one that appeared in the British Journal of Nutrition, tell us that many women who have problems burning fat and losing weight improve their situation by increasing their dose of vitamin D. Did you know that vitamin D is found in salmon, yogurt, cereals, tuna in oil … they also sell vitamin supplements that can help us.
4. The 20-20 rule
The 20-20 rule is a sort of popular password for those looking to burn fat daily. This is something simple which in turn requires, yes, some willpower. When we get up in the morning we should do 20 abdominal exercises. Throughout the day you should also run or walk for 20 minutes, and of course, climb 20 steps. Why not put this in practice?
5. Drink 2 liters (64 ounces) of water
This is always the advice that is the best known, the most simple and that we do not always follow. Do you normally drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily? If you find it difficult to do so, remember to add a little lemon juice. This makes it more palatable!
6. More fiber, please
Fiber is ideal for burning fat, regulating our metabolism and improving our digestion, avoiding as you know the classic constipation. It is ideal to start the day with a bowl of oatmeal. For dinner you can have broccoli, asparagus or cauliflower which are all great. The bread that you consume should be made from whole grains, and if you have not tried rye bread, try it and you will see the many benefits it brings you.
7. A green apple a day
This is another tip that is as common as it is effective. You can carry one in your purse for those mornings when you suddenly have a craving. Remember to wash them well and eat them with the skin, because it is in apples’ skin where you will find many of their beneficial properties that help us lose weight. Healthy, tasty and medicinal. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
8. Escape your routine
“Escape from your routine.” It sounds like a self-help phrase, we know, but the thought behind these words basically involves a change of mindset whereby you will burn more fat. How? It’s very easy: choose to take the stairs instead of the elevator, take the longest route to go home, do not sit so many hours on the couch; it’s better to go out and walk with your friends rather than just sit in a cafe… simple things that do a lot for you.
9. Take care of your sleep hygiene
When we talk about sleep hygiene we refer to the need for adequate rest. You might be surprised, but adequate sleep helps to burn fat. The secret is that our body purges toxins when we are deeply asleep, eliminating anything that we do not need through the lymphatic system and the liver. All this means that we can more easily burn fat and remove it as well. You should sleep between 6 to 8 hours daily. Do not stay up late but go to bed at least two hours after eating dinner.
10. Laugh a little more!
We finish this article with a smile and a reality: smiling helps burn fat. Different studies tell us that laughing between 15 to 20 minutes a day allows us to burn up to 50 calories. It’s as easy as that.
Why not put this in practice starting today?