While it may sound too good to be true, it is actually possible to increase your fat burning potential while you sleep. The trick is to boost your metabolism, increasing the rate at which your body works, as weight loss is associated with an increased metabolic rate.
Here are five easy ways to burn more fat;
- Drink green tea
Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee and more antioxidants. Due to its thermogenic properties it has also been shown to increase metabolism and fat oxidation.
- Choose your exercise wisely
While any exercise is better than none, opting for high intensity interval training or resistance training will help you to burn more fat. Both forms of training help your resting metabolic rate, meaning that you continue to burn fat long after your workout is finished.
- Eat more wholegrains
Eating more wholegrains such as brown rice, oats, quinoa or spelt can improve your metabolic functions because of the complex carbohydrates and fibre which they contain.
- Spice up your life
You may have heard before that chilli is good for your metabolism, however it’s not just chilli that can help you to burn more fat. All peppers will boost your metabolism, even just adding black pepper to your meals will make a difference.
- Get more sleep
A very easy and appealing way to lose weight; getting enough sleep is essential in order for your body to function at its optimum level. Not getting enough sleep places a lot of stress on your body and can disrupt hormone levels leading to potential overeating and weight gain. Make sure that you are getting the right amount of sleep each night to allow your body to perform at its best.