Exercise Tips That Drive Weight Loss and Burn Fat - Page 2
Tip 2: Use Protein to Increase Metabolism
Protein is your friend when trying to lose weight. Proteins are very difficult for the body to break down, and therefore don’t provide an easy source of energy, forcing the body to break into its fat reserves for fuel. Research from the Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise journal demonstrates that whey protein eaten 30 minutes before exercise boosts the fat burning metabolism for up to 24 hours after the workout ends.
Tip 3: Choose High Intensity Interval Exercise to Drive Weight Loss
Choosing the right type of exercise is essential to maximizing the fat burning potential of a training session. While aerobic exercise is important for its heart healthy benefits, high intensity interval training is optimized for metabolizing fat. Resistance exercises which train the muscles in short bursts at high intensity for 1 to 2 minutes per repetition help to build fat burning muscle. We have evolved with this ‘fight or flight’ type of exercise, and it’s the key to priming our fat burning furnace.
Exercise is the catalyst to successful weight loss, and improving the efficiency of each training session will step our metabolism into overdrive, burning stored fat for energy. While it’s possible to lose weight without exercise, most people understand that a reduced calorie diet and regular exercise are necessary for permanent weight loss. Get the most health and weight loss benefits from exercise by coordinating meal timing and food choices with high energy resistance training.