WHAT IS THE FASTEST WAY TO BURN FAT? DO YOU HAVE A DIET OR ANYTHING TO FOLLOW? IS THERE ANY KIND OF PILL THAT WILL HELP ME BURN FAT FAST? THANKS!
Unfortunately, I don’t recommend a quick fix pill to lose fat. Realistically, you’ll always be disappointed if you don’t make REAL changes to your lifestyle. I first recommend you start looking at your sleep patterns. Make sure you are getting enough sleep (7-8 hours a night) each night and in a pitch dark room with no interruptions. Sleep is a huge contributor to increased appetite, speeding up the aging process and fat storage. After adjusting your sleep, I would look at the type of exercise you do and the intensity. Aerobic exercise has long been considered the best approach for weight loss, but weight loss and fat loss are not the same things. Old school aerobic exercise burns some fat, but also strips the body of metabolically active muscle. Recent studies by Melanson et. al. (1) and Miller et. al. (2), as well as a recent report in Time Magazine have shown convincingly that aerobic centered exercise provides little advantage in creating real body change.
However, new and smarter exercise modalities act differently and are proving effective in both studies and clinical settings. In 2002, Schuenke et. al. demonstrated a circuit resistance training program, utilizing heavy weights, short rest periods and lasting only thirty-one minutes, was able to generate increased fat burning for 48 hours after the workout ended (3). Far from being insignificant, the metabolism 24 hours and 48 hours after the exercise session was increased by 21% and 19% respectively. The researchers point out that for a typical 180-pound individual “this equates to 773 calories” burned while resting as a direct result of the workout.
Many of the most famous fitness professionals today have developed exercise protocols around this new approach called “metabolic conditioning”, ex. CrossFit, P90x, Insanity, etc. Using this more intelligent exercise, you can work smarter, not longer and create the real body change your after.
Finally, I would immediately start a REAL WHOLE FOOD Diet, and DO IT for at least 30 days, before you reincorporate foods that create havoc on the body. You could try my 30 Day “Whole You” Program if you are ready. You probably are like, “what does that mean”? It means, you eat a diet that consists of lean meats, natural fats (no processed foods/veggie oils (except Olive Oil), lots of seasonal veggies, and small amounts of fruit (since fat loss is your goal) daily. You would be eliminating all grains (corn, rice, wheat, rye, barley, beer, etc), other gluten containing products, dairy, soy, legumes (beans, including peanut butter), alcohol/sugars, any processed food (except for products with only 1-2 ingredients). So how does this sound? You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain from trying a diet and lifestyle change which deviates from the standard Americans which we are all pushed into thinking is acceptable and even considered “healthy” at times.
What are you waiting for, a better tomorrow starts now. Cheers, xoxo, Amber
Sources: Melanson, et. al. Exercise improves fat metabolism in muscle but does not increase 24-hr fat oxidation. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 2009;37(2):93-101.
Miller, et. al. A meta analysis of the past 25 years of weight loss research using diet, exercise or diet plus exercise intervention. International Journal of Obesity. 1997;21:941-947.
Schuenke, et. al. Effect of an acute period of resistance exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption: Implicationsfor body mass management European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2002;86:411-417.
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