A handful of quick nutrition-oriented fat-burning tips you can apply right now.
Water is your helper
Drinking water is one of the easiest efforts you can incorporate to lose your fat. Drinking about 2 glasses of cold water a day can temporarily boost metabolic rate by roughly 30%. It makes you feel full. You eat less, because your stomach is partially filled with water. You save calories and you lose fat. Start your morning by drinking a large glass of cold water and lose your fat without great efforts.
It has been proved that certain energy drinks can help to lose fat; you just have to choose the right ones. The caffeine and “speedy” ingredients in these drinks can raise your metabolism, but to ensure weight loss, you have to make sure you are consuming sugar-free energy drinks. Just don’t forget that this is not the safest way to lose your weight. Energy drinks contain significant amount of caffeine, so like other dietary supplements, you should take it in moderation.
Delusion of artificially sweetened drinks
When people go on diet, they usually drink artificially sweetened drinks, which don’t contain any sugar. But that’s only a delusion. Drinking too many such drinks can actually hinder your fat-loss progress. It seems that beverages like diet soda mess with your brain’s ability to regulate calorie intake, causing you to feel hungrier than normal so that you actually eat more total calories. Other research suggests that the sweet taste of these drinks can increase the release of insulin, which can blunt fat-burning and enhance fat storage. In addition, such drinks contain one or more of the following chemically derived ingredients: aspartame, sucralose or saccharine.
Drinking artificially sweetened drinks is a personal decision. Occasional drink should not cause any negative effects, but the possibility still exists.
Increase your protein
To increase your metabolism and help to maintain your muscle mass, increase protein intake. When you eat more protein, your body burns more calories. And you will be really surprised to find out that many dieters gained muscle mass without exhausting work outs, but simply by keeping a high-protein diet.
One of the products, from which you can get high amount of protein, is soybean. Soy protein is a proven fat-burner. It can help to lose some fat by decreasing appetite and calorie intake. 20 grams of soy daily for three months will help you to lose a significant amount of abdominal fat.
Don’t forget to include fish into your protein diet. Consuming fish protein, you will control your appetite and eat less food. Fish also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can boost the health of your heart.
Whey protein might also be a part of your protein diet. If you drink whey protein as a between-meals snack, it will help you not only to grow your muscles, but also to lose fat. Comparing to carbohydrates and fat, whey protein keeps you feeling fuller longer.
NB. If you are consuming protein shakes, make them thicker by using less water and it will make you feel less hungry.
Stick to green tea
Green tea is known not only for its cancer-fighting benefits. It also can boost your metabolism, which as a result, can help you to burn some extra calories. Take about 500 mg of green tea extract in the morning and afternoon before meals and you will see the difference.
Conjugated linoleic acid for your diet
Facing the challenge of losing weight, you might also add the healthy fat Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) to your diet. It will help you to increase metabolic rate, enhance muscle growth, decrease abdominal fat and enhance immune system. And even when you finish your diet, you will be more likely to gain muscle, but not fat.