Weight loss is probably the single biggest reason people start to exercise. Try these ten tips to blast that fat.

  • Don’t concentrate on losing weight – Concentrate on eating healthily and exercising rather than obsessing about weight loss.
  • Eat more often – Smaller meals eaten more regularly will keep your metabolism high and will help you to burn more fat.
  • Eat fewer calories – This is an obvious point but worth stressing. You CANNOT lose weight unless you create a calorie deficit. That is burning more calories than you consume.
  • Eat more protein – The ideal fat burning menu contains a large portion of protein.
  • Eat the right fats – Fats are very important to your diet, think oily fish however rather than saturated fats from fried food.
  • Consistent exercise – To create a calorie deficit and to tone up you MUST regularly perform both cardio and resistance training. Aim for three cardio sessions and three weight training sessions a week.
  • Weigh and measure weekly – Give yourself the boost of seeing the weight come off by weighing yourself weekly. Don’t do it with any more frequency however as body weight can fluctuate.
  • Cut down on sugar – Sugar causes insulin spikes and the sugar in your coffee or tea can really add up over the course of a day. Try green tea which is rich in antioxidants and can help burn fat.
  • Keep it hot – Did you know that simply changing the temperature of the water you drink can speed up your metabolism and burn more calories?
  • Drink hot water! – Don’t go hungry Starving yourself will just prompt the body to slow down it’s metabolism as it thinks there’s a famine so will store fat