There are some tips that I can share with you which are general and regardless of the degree of burn, you should respond if you are consistent in using them and patient.
Fat Loss Tip #1
Portion control and what it means. Well, I personally don’t believe in portion control to the effect of limiting the amount of food so that you stay hungry! I do agree that you do not want to push yourself to the point of moaning and unzipping! Taste has to be a bit compromised in the way that you must not over eat items you enjoy. Control portions by having reasonable helpings of foods which are not threatening to your goals.
Do have 4-6 small meals per day — THAT is controlling your portions in my eyes, but do not limit yourself to less than three meals per day or to very low calories. Metabolism needs to be fired up to burn fat; by eating every 2-3 hours you are doing exactly that, which is the optimal way. Go big on dark leafy greens — large portions are great; fill up on that fiber and you won’t feel hungry. Then your proteins should be lean and will aid in appetite control so that your starchy carb does not have to be a large portion; keep that controlled to
moderation. Do eat good fats in moderate portions; going too low or too high is adverse to your goals.
Fat Loss Tip #2
Go dark green. As I mentioned in Tip #1, go for the broccoli, green beans, and collard or mustard greens for half of your carb intake. Then you can have orange veggies, legumes, and some higher protein grains such as oats and quinoa.
All these foods are considered whole foods, are easy to prepare, fast to cook and perfect for burning fat.
Fat Loss Tip #3
Do cardio after your weight session. You don’t get into your fat-burning zone for about 15-20 minutes, so if you do the weights beforehand you will get into fat-burning a bit sooner, making your cardio more efficient and effective. There is also a roundabout way by doing anaerobic type cardio, such as intervals or HIT training.
Fat Loss Tip #4
Avoid starchy carbs in the evening. Your body works better assimilating proteins at the end of day and while sleeping so go for lean proteins and the leafy green veggies for the carbs. Casein is also said to work best at night, but not all dairy has this so watch for what does and go for lower fat options or get the powder. This is also a sleep aid for some people.
Fat Loss Tip #5
Last but not least is resistance training. Cardio and diet alone is not enough. In order to burn more calories naturally you want to build muscle. That is not to say you need to build very obvious muscle if you do not wish to, which is not so easy even if you try! Muscle needs fuel too, so enhancing your lean muscle mass to some degree will also aid in fat burning in a huge way.