By: TNT Pro Series | jul 11, 2017
Being lean is heavily associated with a healthy, fit and visually appealing body. For the most part, dropping some body fat will lead to a fitter, healthier and better-looking body. It is for this reason that a large number gym-goers are focused heavily on fat burning and achieving a leaner physique.
Unfortunately, dropping fat can be a tough task; it requires you to acquire a certain amount of knowledge, dedicate yourself to the goal and most importantly, take action.
With so much different, and often conflicting information available online, it can be hard to know where to begin. This article aims to solve that problem and give you some direction for your fat loss journey. Below is a list of 5 simple things you can do to start burning more fat right away.
All you need to do is take the necessary action and you will achieve a leaner, firmer body that you can be proud of.
5 Ways to Burn More Fat
The list below is in no particular order of importance, all of the different methods work best in combination with each other. However, I recommend that you focus on being consistent with one or two of them and then add the other methods in as you go.
One of the very best things you can do to bump up your daily calorie burn is to gain some muscle mass. For the females that are concerned about getting big and bulky, do not worry, it won’t happen. You don’t need to become a mass-monster to see the calorie burning benefits of building muscle.
The reason gaining some muscle mass will help your fat burning efforts is two-fold. Firstly, you need to actually exercise in order to gain the muscle in the first place. Of course, during that exercise, you will be expending energy, which can lead to extra calorie and fat burn.
The second reason is where it gets more interesting because carrying more muscle mass will actually cause you to burn more calories as you go about your daily life. The reason for this is that muscle tissue is “metabolically active”.
Metabolically active simply means that it requires energy to be sustained. As you may know, calories are how we measure energy. Therefore, muscle mass will force your body to burn extra calories as you go about your daily business.
As long as your diet is in check, that extra calorie burn should lead to a higher rate of fat burn as well.
2) More N.E.A.T
N.E.A.T stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis. Sounds very complicated but, in essence, it just relates to the amount of energy you expend through daily tasks that aren’t planned exercise or activity. It also doesn’t include the energy you burn while eating and sleeping.
N.E.A.T is the calories that are used by your body during activities such as cleaning the house, walking to work, mowing the lawn or washing the car. Increasing your day to day energy expenditure by paying a bit more attention to N.E.A.T is a very simple way to boost your fat burning.
It is as simple as parking your car further away from your destination and walking more, cycling to work instead of driving and taking stairs instead of elevators. Absolutely anything you can do to get yourself burning some extra calories every day; it all adds up.
This one carries on somewhat from the previous point since it involves calorie burn through thermogenesis again. Thermogenesis is the process of heat production within your body.
When heat is produced by the body, extra calories are burned as your body releases heat and works to cool itself down. Obviously, exercise is one way to increase the thermogenic effect in your body but there are a few other options to take it further.
Certain supplements can be purchased that promote thermogenesis. Essentially, they raise your body temperature and force your body to burn more calories as it works to cool itself down.
Another option for gaining a similar effect is to wear specially designed heat-generating clothing that is designed to raise your body temperature and use the effects of thermogenesis to help your burn some extra fat.
Belts like the TNT Pro Series Waist Trimmer are a very popular way of boosting thermogenesis and can even be worn in the gym to increase the fat-burning effectiveness of your workouts.
It may seem strange that suggesting to increase the intake of a certain food will actually lead to more fat being lost but it can help with fat burning. Don’t get me wrong here; there are no special fat burning properties to protein and if your total calorie intake is still too high, you won’t burn the fat.
However, protein is a very satiating food that can help to keep you feeling fuller and reduce hunger cravings. The main idea is that you will eat lean sources of protein, which are relatively low calorie, in order to keep you feeling satisfied and eating fewer calories overall each day.
As an added bonus, ingesting adequate protein may also help to preserve your muscle tissue while you lose weight. As you know from earlier, muscle tissue increases calorie burn so maintaining it will help your fat burning efforts even further.
Suggested protein intake varies depending on where you get your info but a solid recommendation for active individuals is to eat around 1.2g - 1.6g of protein per KG of bodyweight. I would actually suggest sticking to the higher end during a fat burning phase.
This one requires a bit of effort in the beginning but is very easy to do and well worth it if you can keep it up. Tracking your intake is a much more accurate way of keeping in control of the number of calories you consume on a daily basis.
You are also able to adjust your intake very easily depending on the results you are seeing. For example, if you aren’t losing enough fat, you can simply decrease your calorie intake slightly and see how it works out for you.
With apps like MyFitnessPal available, calorie tracking is very simple and only takes a few minutes each day once you get the hang of it. Most apps will also feature a calculator to work out your suggested daily intake based on your goals. Just be aware that the calculators are just a starting point and you should adjust your intake based on the results you’re seeing and how you are feeling.
Not only are you able to adjust your intake easily with this method, many people even report that tracking calories makes them much more aware of the food they are eating and, as a result, more likely to make better choices.
As I mentioned earlier on, the most important step you could take to burn more fat is to actually take action. So, use the methods and suggestions listed above but make sure you take that consistent action.
As long as you stick with it, you will get the results you’re aiming for. Burning fat can seem like a long process but with so many tools available like the waist trimmer belt and tracking apps mentioned above, there is no reason you can’t reach your goals.