Want to burn body fat?
Then stick to the tested and proven ways to do it.
Sure, maybe that eating in front of a mirror will make you eat less because one study found this and that…
But if you want to banish belly fat for good, then focus on these 4 tried-and-true ways to do it.
1- Cheat Wisely
Cheating to burn fat?
That’s exactly what this woman did. She ate one dessert every day and lost 5 pounds in a week.
In this example, the reason why she can lose weight and still have ice cream as nothing to do with the ice cream itself.
It has more to do with all the treats that she will NOT have as a result of allowing herself only one dessert a day.
If you drink soda, eat junk food and have pastries on a regular basis… you could literally transform your body by cheating wisely and having just one dessert a day.
Perception is reality.
And cheating wisely is a smart strategy to trick yourself into eating more of the good stuff that will help you burn more fat.
Another strategy that will actually speed up your metabolism and accelerate fat loss is to have one cheat meal every week or so, you can read more about it here.
2. Hit YouTube 5 Days A Week
You know that exercising would do wonderful things to your body… but somehow you can’t get around it?
Or maybe you quite enjoy working out but you can’t find enough time to do it?
If so, it’s time to stop beating yourself up and shift gear a little bit.
You don’t have to workout hours upon hours every week to reap the fat burning benefits of exercising.
In fact, you don’t even need to hit the gym.
And when you think about it, going to the gym 3 times a week, will never turn into a habit.
That’s why being consistent can be so difficult.
We are what we repeatedly do. And if you want to be fit, you have to work out often.
An easy way to do that is to turn to YouTube.
There you will find many home workouts ranging from 3 to 60 minutes.
Our Friends at Hello Abs, focus on quick, yet super-effective workouts. Just like this Muffin Top Workout:
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Ultimately, if you workout 5 to 10 minutes a day, and show up from Monday through Friday… you will see results.
Now, I know what some of you might think… “Working out 5 minutes burn almost no calories. You’re a fool! How can this be a surefire way to burn body fat?”
Well, hear this:
Working out consistently will lead to something much greater than how many calories you’ll burn.
That is, you will acquire a new, healthy habit.
Not any habit though, but a keystone habit.
Charles Duhigg, author of “The Power of Habit”, wrote that a keystone habit can spark a “chain reactions that help other good habits take hold”.
Meaning that, once you’ve acquired the habit of working out, suddenly acquiring other fat burning habits (like eating 5 portions of vegetables every day), becomes so much easier.
And by acquiring healthy habits, you are pretty much guaranteed to end up with the body of your dream. Take that naysayers!
3- Don’t Diet
If you want to gain weight, go on a diet.
Because dieting almost never work. Heck, studies show that dieting is now a predictor of future weight gain.
A simple, yet sure way to burn body fat with food, is to increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Only 1 in 10 people eat enough fruits and vegetables in America.
I get it, a muffin tastes better than a carrot. But flat abs are sexier than a big belly.
To banish belly fat, don’t search for the best diet of the year.
Instead, come up with a plan or set yourself a goal to eat more fruits and vegetables.
If you eat on average 2 or 3 portions of fruit and vegetable a day, set yourself a goal to bring that up to 4 portions.
It will pay off.
4- Track Like A Maniac!
You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
And you can’t fool yourself when you’re monitoring yourself.
Want to increase your daily step count? Then wear a pedometer.
Do You Want to increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables? Then every night write down how many fruits and vegetables you had that day.
Would you like to get the number on the scale to go down? Then jump on the scale at least once a week.
Keeping track of what you do (and don’t do), is a sure way to stay accountable to yourself.
Sometimes our intentions never turn into actions, and that’s normal.
But if you want to guarantee fat loss, your intentions NEED to turn into actions.
There you have it, 4 tested and proven ways to burn body fat.
Even though it’s a small list, it can feel pretty overwhelming.
I get it. We’re not simply talking about drinking more water here.
And so if you feel compelled by only 1 of these ways… implement just that one. Because small change can lead to big change much faster than you may think