Sometimes ditching fat feels like a real struggle. It seems that no matter what you do, it doesn't budge. There is so much information out there about diet and even more information about exercise, that it can be an overwhelming and confusing space to navigate.
But fret no more! By following these 4 simple
, and straightforward pieces of advice, you'll be seeing amazing results in no time at all!
"All women need to gain as much muscle as humanly possible,” says trainer Tia Falcone. “That's what's going to make you smaller, and it raises your base metabolism permanently."
The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism. Not only will lifting heavy weights make you strong and toned, it will affect hormone levels which can lead to your body continuing to burn fat well after you've completed your workout. For over 80 hours of on demand workouts that include weight training exercises, check out SweatFlix℠
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Eat More Protein
If you have been counting calories in an effort to torch fat, it is time to shift your focus. High protein foods make your body work harder to "digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them," says Esther Blum, R.D. Eating an adequate amount of protein also helps you to repair and maintain muscle which is something that is lost when on a low calorie or low protein diet.
Go to Bed
Sleep is such an important tool when it comes to fitness. "If you're not sleeping enough or properly, your whole system and circadian rhythms are off," says trainer Jennifer Cohen, author of Strong Is the New Skinny
. This can have a really negative effect on your metabolism. Besides, lack of sleep leaves you feeling sluggish which can lead to skipped workouts and poor food choices. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep a night.
Staying hydrated is very important when it comes to metabolic function. One study found that participants who drank 8-12 glasses of water a day burned more fat than those who drank only 4. Plus, thirst can often masquerade as hunger. Drinking your H20 can prevent you from reaching for that cookie jar!
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Source: Women's Health