No matter how many products come out that promise people to expedite their ability to shed fat, people will continue to throw their money at them. We want efficiency and we’re willing to pay for it.
Whether we think about it or not we are all concerned about doing things as efficiently as possible.
We rarely drive within the confines of our legal speed limits, we buy food from drive-thru windows, and rarely take the time to adequately rest our bodies. All because we’re concerned with saving time or being more productive with the time we have.
Losing a significant amount of body fat can take months to accomplish. Therefore, it goes without saying that anything we can do that will speed up the process is a welcome addition to our daily routine. As long as it doesn’t take too much time, of course.
Well, I have good news for you…
Today I’m going to give you three ways that you can accelerate your fat loss results. And they won’t cost you hardly anything in either additional time or money. Actually, the first method I’m going to provide you will probably save you money.
1. Fast in the Morning (Skip Breakfast)
Intermittent fasting is a method of accelerating fat loss and there are many ways to implement intermittent fasting to achieve that end. One of the simplest and most seamless ways to use intermittent fasting is to skip breakfast.
Skipping breakfast not only eliminates hundreds of calories from your daily intake, but it also serves to mitigate your appetite. I realize it sounds odd to say that skipping a meal would help to control your appetite, but it’s true.
Most breakfast foods are laden with carbohydrates: fruits, cereals, bagels, toast, juice, milk, yogurt and oatmeal, to name a few.
Once the body is fed carbohydrates the rise in blood sugar and subsequent insulin response that follows actually triggers a response in which the body will crave more carbohydrates. If you’ve ever eaten a big breakfast and were hungry a couple hours later, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Skipping breakfast will keep you from the food cravings that typical breakfast foods will induce and provide you with an easy way to cut out several hundred calories from your daily intake.
2. Do Cardio in the Morning
It’s no secret that cardiovascular exercise (like jogging, jumping rope and elliptical workouts) is the best kind of physical activity for burning off unwanted body fat. But many people fail to realize that the timing of their cardio workouts can make a world of difference.
Cardio in the fasted state is ideal. This is when the body’s blood sugar level is at its lowest, forcing the body to oxidize its fat stores to fuel physical activity.
The optimum way to structure your cardio workouts to maximize the fat burning benefit they’ll provide is to do them first thing in the morning and skip breakfast to continue fasting for another three or four hours after your cardio workout is finished.
After a cardio workout your metabolism will be running in high gear and keeping your blood sugar in check by not eating will allow you to get the full fat-blasting benefit of having a revved up metabolism for the next few hours.
Even if you don’t plan on skipping breakfast, cardio in the morning before eating is the most effective in terms of cutting fat.
But remember that if you can swing skipping breakfast, and fasting after completing your cardio workout, the fat shedding impact will be greatly enhanced.
3. Supplement with Caffeine
Besides a quality whey protein powder, I can think of no other supplement that can compare to the bang for your buck you get from caffeine.
Caffeine promotes the free flow of fatty acids, which not only allows you to burn fat faster, but also helps to target stubborn pockets of unwanted body fat plaguing your body.
The best way to use caffeine to accelerate fat loss is to drink a cup of black coffee (or coffee sweetened with stevia) about a half hour before your cardio workout. If you’ve never drank coffee before you should be forewarned that it is definitely an acquired taste.
If you try it and absolutely can’t stand the taste of coffee you can substitute drinking a cup of coffee with taking a caffeine pill such as PhenQ about an hour before your workout. Caffeine pills usually come in a dose of 300mg of caffeine per pill. You’ll probably want to start out by taking half a pill, as 300mg of caffeine is roughly equivalent to almost three cups of coffee.
This can make you quite jittery if your body isn’t used to taking in that much caffeine at once.
Faster Fat Loss is Possible
Before I wrap up I need to iterate the fact that the tips I’ve given in this article for speeding up your fat burning efforts will only be worth using if you’re following a nutrition plan that’s placing you in a caloric deficit and not filled with empty calories that bog down your liver – crap like processed foods and refined sugars.
However, when used in conjunction with a healthy nutrition plan and consistent exercise they will allow you to burn fat faster and reach your goal weight, or ideal physique, in less time.
Eat healthy, work hard and stay consistent. Remember that significant fat loss takes time. But, if you use the tools I’ve provided you above, the time it ultimately takes to transform your body will be reduced.