The 6 Key Health Components to Burning Fat
There are so many myths out there on how to burn fat. Now days, everyone thinks they’re a personal trainer/nutritionist and people are being misinformed. Throughout my 7 years working as a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, I have seen what training and nutrition methods continue to give results to a wide range of clients. I am about to share with you what I have found to be the best ways to burn fat fast!
1. Complex Carbohydrates
Carbs are loaded with dietary fiber, which is responsible for making us feel full faster. When we don’t eat enough carbs, we end up consuming too many empty calories at once because it takes longer to get full and suppress appetite. When we consume more calories then the amount required to burn fat we go into a calorie surplus which is great for bulking but not cutting.
2. Calorie Deficit Meal Plan
You need to be on a calorie deficit meal plan in order to lose fat. A calorie deficit is when you burn more calories through exercise than you consume.
Being consistent is the fastest way for you to achieve results in anything your doing in life. The thing I love about health and fitness is you cannot cheat your efforts. If you do the right things in the gym and in the kitchen it will pay off.
When entering a calorie deficit its important to include the proper amount of protein consumption in order to maintain or build lean muscle. Amino acids, which help restore muscle tissue, are found abundantly in protein. Protein is proven to make the stomach feel more full after a meal, thus reducing our urge to snack. A protein heavy diet will energize the body throughout the day.
5. HIIT Training
The most effective training for burning fat is HIIT or high intensity interval training. HIIT is training is an all out burst of energy for a short period of time repeated over and over taking minimal rest between sets. One of the most beneficial things about HIIT is its after burn effect know as EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. This increases your metabolism and burns calories up to 24 hours after interval training, so you can lose fat while you sleep!
Sleep is important for recovery of the CNS (central nervous system) which is crucial for fat loss. Sleep is also a stimulator of GH (growth hormone) secretion. Growth hormone is one of the most powerful fat loss hormones in the body. We need at least 7.5 hours of sleep per night to maximize growth hormone release and increase fat burning potential.
Believe it or not I have personal training clients who have been working with me three times a week for 3 or 4 years. Have they gotten in better shape? Yes! Have they reached their physique goals? No! Why? Because they only spend 2 or 3 hours a week with me.
Proper nutrition and fitness is a full time commitment which is why virtual personalized programming is so effective. When a clients knows exactly what to eat and how to workout every single day they are guaranteed results if they follow the program.