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3 Ways to Burn More Fat Other Than Exercise and Eating Less
When most people want to lose weight, they decide they are going to exercise more and eat less.
It makes sense at first. The problem is this isn’t what usually happens, especially in the long-term.
Most people who exercise a lot overestimate how many calories they’re burning and underestimate how much they are taking in.
Exercising more and eating less is great for the short-term but it isn’t sustainable.
Here are 3 things you can do that will help you burn more calories and are sustainable.
Increase non-exercise activity. Believe it or not, things like moving a bit more throughout the day or getting your steps in really go a long way over time. 7200 steps minimum!
Thermic effect of eating. We don’t normally think of the process of eating as a way to burn more calories. The reality is that we burn calories from all different functions and we can burn more calories by eating certain foods. You’ll burn more calories consuming a chicken breast than you will the same amount of calories in sugar!
Resting Metabolic Rate – The area most responsible for the calories you burn is something called RMR (resting metabolic rate). This is the amount of calories you’ll burn at rest. One of the ways to increase this number is to gain some lean muscle tissue through proper exercise and supportive eating. A higher RMR will especially allow you to burn much more calories when you are exercising.
At the end of the day, eating less and exercising more has its place. It’s just not sustainable as a long-term strategy.
Too many people underestimate the things that will truly make a difference like sleep and weight training. Yes, weight training will give you the “tapering” look so many people desire.
If you’re looking to lower body fat and improve your fitness over time, hit reply and let me know!