Here’s 5 fat-burning tricks for the new year! Studies show that the average person gains 5-8 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Try these non-conventional tips if you’re looking to get back to your pre-holiday weight.
Why it works: It takes most people 8 to 12 hours for their body to burn the sugar stored as glycogen. Most people never deplete their glycogen stores because they eat three or more meals a day. This teaches your body to burn sugar as your primary fuel and effectively shuts off your ability to use fat as a fuel. When Intermittent fasting, you can & should still eat the same amount you’d eat in a normal day… the only difference is that you’re eating in a more compressed time frame. Eating in an 8-hour window with daily fasting of 16 hours allows for twice the minimum required time to deplete your glycogen stores and allows your body to start shifting into fat-burning mode. Please keep in mind that proper nutrition becomes even more important when you’re fasting and/or cutting calories, so you really want to address your food choices before you try any form of fasting. For more information on Intermittent Fasting, check this out. It is not for everyone. If you have adrenal fatigue or fall into any of these categories, you should refrain from fasting.
Tip 2: Try Insanity Max 30. We all have our excuses for skipping a workout, but lack of time seems to be the #1 reason. With Insanity Max 30, you can get an efficient, fat-burning workout in just 30 minutes with no equipment necessary.
Why it works: Insanity Max 30 uses a High Intensity Interval Training method (HIIT). HIIT can increase VO2 max (maximal oxygen consumption). You want this number to be high because it enables the body to use more fat as fuel instead of glucose. It also increases POC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), resulting in an elevated fat loss state for up to 24 hours after you finish your workout – something you won’t get from lower intensity exercise. To learn more click here.
Tip 3: Add lemon to your meal or water.
Why it works: This almost effortless habit helps to keep your glucose levels stable and may help blunt insulin response during a meal.
Tip 4: Take a Garlic extract supplement. I recommend using an aged-garlic extract (AGE) with high allicin potential that includes all constituent parts, including S-Allyl cysteine. If you are going the whole-food route, use it in your cooking! Talk to your doctor before taking this supplement. Warning: garlic may limit your brain’s alpha-wave function, causing brain fog for some people. Test it out and skip it if it’s not for you.
Why it works: Allicin (a major biologically active component of garlic), if delivered in a stable form, appears to have the ability to inhibit fat regain.
Tip 5: Start your first meal of the day with 2-4 tablespoons of Bulletproof Collagen. Collagen protein powder contains 7.6 grams of clean protein (no sugar) that is tasteless. It is an easy addition to your day… you can even dissolve in your morning coffee! Eating 15-30 grams of protein in your first meal of the day is much better for your energy levels than having a carb-based meal. Don’t go overboard though! More than 30 grams of protein in one meal may be too much for your body to handle.
Why it works: Making protein a priority in your first meal of the day may aid weight loss because of its effects on hunger and appetite. Protein-rich food takes longer than low protein food to leave the stomach, causing you to be full for a longer period of time. It’s also effective in keeping blood-sugar levels steady, preventing sudden hunger that results after a big drop in blood sugar. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, you burn more calories eating protein, since the body requires more energy to digest the nutrient than it does fat or carbohydrates.
I hope you can benefit from at least one of these fat-burning tips. Please let me know if you have any questions! Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you all for your ongoing support.