Burning fat is a 24-7 endeavour – you need to know when to eat, what to eat, what not to eat and how to behave. This can all be a little overwhelming and therefore we decided to simplify it and create a list of the thing you should do to maximise fat burning.
1. Control Daily Calorie Intake
When it comes to weight loss, one principle is always the same – if you want to lose weight you have to create a caloric deficit, which means consuming less calories than your body burns. By doing so, the body will desperately look for an alternative source of fuel and it will find it in the stored fat. The stored fat will now be used for energy and our body will burn it, thus we will lose fat.
Without creating a caloric deficit you will NEVER lose weight. Therefore, you need to start eating less or have some kind of physical activity that will help you burn more calories. Ideally, you’ll do both.
2. Limit Your Carbohydrate Intake
Controlling your hormones is another important aspect of weight loss. Suppressing fat-storing hormones give us a better chance of losing a significant amount of weight and we will do so by keeping our carbohydrate intake in check and making sure there is no kick up in insulin.
However, not all carbohydrates are created equal and it would be wise to know the difference. We should limit the intake of fast digestible carbohydrates like white rice, white potatoes, white bread, sweets and rice cakes that are responsible for a large insulin burst that prevents weight loss.
Therefore, always choose whole-grain instead of refined, whole wheat instead if white and limit the intake of fast digestible carbohydrates.
3. Limit Your Fat Intake
Proteins build muscles and help us lose weight; carbohydrates have a potential to make us far, but are essential fuel for our body that gives us energy. And fat, well it does neither, but it’s definitely not useless and our body needs it on a daily basis. It supports vitamin absorption and helps manufacture hormones.
If you want to lose weight, you’ll have to limit its intake to about 20-30% of the total daily caloric intake.
4. Don’t Eat Carbohydrates Before Bed
This brings us back to carbohydrate-hormone relationship. Our insulin sensitivity decreases during the night. Or simply put, our body has to release more insulin to allow carbohydrates to be used in our body. And as higher insulin level decreases fat-burning and enhances fat storage, it seems like a great idea to avoid carbohydrates 3 hours before bedtime.
5. Increase Meal Frequency
How many meals you eat per day matters – eating 5-6 smaller meals is better than eating 2-3 larger meals. Higher meal frequency increases the calorie-burning engine and therefore helps you lose weight. Of course, your meals would ideally contain large amount of protein, as our body needs more fuel to digest it. By eating 5 times per day your body will experience five metabolic surges, which will speed up your metabolism and aid in weight loss.
6. Use Weight Loss Supplements
When you start eating healthy and doing cardio you'll start seeing results. However, the progress can be really slow and hard, and therefore you'll need help to further maximise weight loss. FORZA supplements like Fat Burner, Raspberry Ketone, Hydratrim and Shake It Slim are all great choices and will either limit your calorie intake, boost your metabolism or suppress your appetite, which will help you burn fat efficiently.