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5 Quick And Easy Ways To Burn Ho...

Posted Aug 26 2008 11:50am

5 Quick And Easy Ways To Burn Holiday Fat



After the gifts have been unwrapped and everyone has gone their own way, what do you have left? Clothes that don't fit that you need to return, dishes to clean and the 5 to 10 pounds that you added between Thanksgiving and Christmas. While everyone is saying how they are going to "lose weight this year", you can start losing the fat and build a better body today. Don't be fooled by these fancy diet programs, your diets don't have to be boring and you don't have to spend hours in the gym. These five tips are excellent ways to jumpstart your metabolism and will have you looking leaner in a few short weeks.



1)Stop hunger cravings

Whenever you are feeling hungry between meals and don't know what to eat, grab a protein shake (or any protein source such as eggs or grilled chicken), 2-3 fish oil capsules and as much water as you can drink (usually 2-3 cups). This will immediately stop any cravings and also helps you to burn fat. Protein is high-grade fuel for your muscles and will actually raise your metabolism and keep you full for longer than any type of carbohydrate.Fish oil has been proven in research to help decrease the damage of a sugar filled meal when taken before or with meals. The healthy fat contained in fish oil will also keep you full and has been shown to help you burn stored body fat. Water is another essential fat loss aid that most people do not get enough of. Anytime your body doesn't have enough water, it will immediately eat up muscle tissue. Since we don't want this to happen and since water tricks your mind to think that your body is full, we need to reach for a glass anytime we get those hunger cravings.



2)Quick body weight circuits

Whenever you have five minutes where you are not doing anything, perform a quick bodyweight circuit. Bodyweight exercises are a fantastic way to raise your metabolism to burn fat for the rest of the day and best of all; you can do them anytime, anywhere, in any clothes. The circuit fashion moves you from exercise to exercise so there is no waiting around and has been shown to be at least five times more effective at burning fat then any other training method. Another tip, just jump out of bed in the morning in your pajamas and perform a quick circuit to burn stored, stubborn body fat.



3)Finish your workout the right way

Twice a week add "finishers" to the end of your workout. This is my favorite way and the preferred way of many of the top fat loss trainers in the world to burn fat instead of long, boring cardio. Finishers work so well for fat loss that they can only be done a few times a week and need to be paired with proper post workout nutrition. Finishers consist of three to four exercises done in a timed fashion at the end of your workout. This is when our body is using fat for energy so the finishers are a better substitute then hopping on the treadmill or bike. You can't beat fun and effective faster fat loss.



4) Make a power smoothie for your breakfast.

In the real world, most people don't have time to sit down and eat a healthy and smart breakfast so I won't waste your time and tell you the same boring information you've read before. Let's fix the problem of a healthy breakfast in a new way. Power smoothies are fast, effective and best of all keep you filled for hours unlike the traditional breakfast. My favorite recipe is the "Green Tea Fat Blast"

1-2 cups of Iced, Unsweetened Green Tea

1 Cup of Mixed Berries

1 Whole Banana

1 Cup of Plain, Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt

1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder

1 Packet of Stevia To Your Taste

This mix contains stress and fat fighting anti-oxidants, green tea to attack stubborn fat, protein and yogurt to build muscle and fruits to keep you full. Best of all, you can prepare and blend this in less than 3 minutes!



5) Make your training complex

No, I don't mean to confuse yourself while you train, I'm telling you to add complexes into your training. This method is as close to the ultimate fat loss method as there is and it will cause you to literally see the fat melting off. There's no reason to stay in the gym for 45 minutes to an hour when you are trying to burn fat. Complexes get you in, get a ton of fat burning work done and send you home to burn more fat while you sit on the couch, do work or relax with your family.Here's an example of a complex

A1) Push-up 3 sets of 10 reps

A2) Chin-up 3 sets of 6 reps

A3) Dumbbell Shoulder Press 3 sets of 8 reps

A4) Bent Over Row 3 sets of 15 reps

Rest: 60 seconds

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