Melt Your Fat Away

People come to Next Level Fitness in Irvine, CA, for many reasons. One of the most frequently seen is the desire to eliminate fat and build muscle. There are proven exercises and dietary changes that will help you melt fat fast. That doesn’t mean it won’t take effort, because it will, but you’ll love the results. You’ll build muscle tissue as you burn fat and boost your metabolism in the process. Here are some fat-burning ideas to get you started.

Include HIIT workouts.

A HIIT workout is not a specific exercise but a way of doing any exercise. It’s all about alternating the intensity from high intensity to a recovery pace. HIIT workouts build cardio strength as they burn tons of fat. You can use this technique with strength-building exercises, too. It burns extra calories that come from breaking down fat, not muscle, and burns extra calories after you stop due to afterburn. You’ll burn as much as 15% more calories.

Your diet plays a vital role in fat burning.

To lose fat, you have to lose weight or change the fat into muscle. HIIT workouts build muscle and eliminate fat but adding a healthy diet is also vital. If you consume 3500 calories more than you burn, you’ll gain a pound. In many cases, that pound is fat. Including fruits and vegetables in your diet is vital, but so is including adequate protein and healthy fat. Healthy fat helps burn body fat and protein builds muscle tissue. Both keep you feeling full longer. Doing strength training while cutting calories can help maintain muscle tissue while burning fat.

It’s not just diet and exercise that counts.

If you don’t get enough sleep or stay hydrated, you’ll be less active and less prone to workout. That is just one problem caused by both. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body increases the amount of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, it makes and diminishes the amount of leptin, the satiety hormone. That keeps you hungrier, so you cave to temptation. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, so dehydration can cause you to eat more.

  • Do some heavy lifting to build muscles as you burn fat. The more muscles you have, the more calories you need to maintain them. Burning those extra calories can cause you to lose more fat.
  • Increase your exercise to boost the creation of irisin. The body has white and brown fat. Brown fat burns more calories. Irisin turns white fat to brown fat, increasing calorie burning by 20%.
  • Compound exercises burn more calories than isolation exercises. Compound exercises like lunges and squats work more muscles and joints. It also boosts the creation of nitric oxide, which can lower blood pressure.
  • Ditch the soft drinks, including diet drinks. Traditional soft drinks are high in sugar. Recent studies show diet drinks increase waist circumference size. In other words, it increases belly fat.

For more information, contact us today at Next Level Fitness

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