Exercise Smarter Not Longer & 6 Other Weight Loss Tricks
Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey, or maybe in the midst of a weight loss slump, truth be told there are a quite a few neat tips and tricks to help fire up your metabolism so that you can lose weight faster – and even more effortlessly! And lucky for you, today I’ll be sharing 6 of my favorite speedy weight loss tips. Plus, I’ve thrown in a 7th bonus tip!
1. Exercise on an empty stomach
When it comes to weight loss, fasted training – aka exercising on an empty stomach – is easily one of the most underutilized methods to burn body fat faster, and it’s really unfortunate that so many people are totally unaware of the amazing benefits of exercising on an empty stomach. That said, the subject of fasted training is fascinating to say the least, and if you’d like to learn more about how exercising on an empty stomach can be used to help you lose weight faster, check out my Fit 411 episode .
2. Stuff yourself with greens.
So you’ve heard that eating greens like spinach and kale are good for you because they contain tons of healthy goodies like B vitamins, calcium, iron, and lots of fiber to help you feel fuller longer. But here’s another reason why you should eat more greens– fucoxanthin. And what is fucoxanthin? Well fucoxanthin is a special compound that’s found in chlorophyll bearing plants like spinach, kale and kelp. And what makes fucoxanthin so special is that it has been shown in studies to help burn fat! Another great reason to load up on those green veggies!
3. Exercise smarter not longer.
A good rule of thumb in fitness and in life is to work smarter, and not necessarily harder. And when it comes to weight loss this rule is even truer when we look at different exercise protocols, such as high intensity interval training (HIIT), which involves short, intense bursts of exercise with slow recovery phases (i.e. sprinting) – rather than longer, more traditional workouts (i.e jogging). Simply put: Studies show that that shorter, more intense HIIT workouts can help your body burn fat faster while also boosting your metabolism 24+ hours after exercise – which is something you won’t get from long duration, lower intensity exercise. Plus, for those who have tight schedules, HIIT can also prove to be more effective because these types of workouts are easier to schedule and commit to.