So you have taken on the challenge of weight loss. Well, first of all let me congratulate you. Now, one of the toughest challenges you are about to face is burning fat. Of course you can use aids like ayurvedic fat burning oil (google ‘how to use fat loss oil) but there are also some natural ways through which you can ensure that your body burns fat.
You should know that as popular as ‘zero-figure’ may be, it is an exaggeration. There’s no such thing as 0% body fat. Know why? Because our bodies need fat in order to survive.
You should not start your fat loss phase with impossible goals in mind. In fact, it is better for you to not set an arbitrary body fat % goal at all. And if you must have a % in mind, be realistic and remember that your first and foremost priority is to be healthy.
Now, the point is not to discourage you from losing weight at all. In fact, weight loss comes with numerous benefits such as better sleep, better hormonal balance, reduced joint pain, stress relief, and better memory.
And fat loss has many benefits as well such as maintenance of good cholesterol levels, lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, better mental focus, better blood glucose level, and of course, glowing skin.
In a study, the effects on the heart of losing weight through a low-carbohydrate diet was compared with a low-fat diet for 6 months. Each of the diets contained the same amount of calories. It was found that people on a low-carb diet lost an average of 5 kilos more than those on a low-fat diet. Another good thing about low-carb diets is a higher quality of weight loss. As you lose weight, your fat reduces, but you often end up losing lean tissue (muscle), which is not desirable. On both of these diets, there was a loss of about 1 - 1.5 kilos of good lean tissue along with the fat. So the fat loss percentage was found to be much higher on a low-carb diet compared to a low-fat diet.
Physical activity directly burns fat around the belly. The reason that the virtues of exercise are extolled so much is because you get your money’s worth when it comes to body composition. Exercise especially burns belly fat because it reduces circulating levels of insulin. This insulin generally signals the body to hold on to fat. This makes the liver use up fatty acids, especially the nearby visceral fat deposits.
How much you should exercise to lose weight depends on your goals. Generally, the recommendation is 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise nearly every day.
People tend to ignore the importance of fibre when it comes to fat loss. But soluble fibre has repeatedly proved to be beneficial to those who want to tone up. It is very important for a healthy gut biome. This biome promotes fat loss by curbing appetite. Not just that, just eating more fibre and not making any other dietary changes is enough to start your weight loss journey. To make sure that you have a fibre rich diet, eat at least 30g of fibre in a day. Good fibre sources are fruits, nuts, wholegrain bread and rice, and vegetables.
Coffee is a hugely beneficial drink. It improves your brain by increasing your focus and alertness. And the most important thing - it reduces your waistline. Coffee has 0 calories. Drink it as much as you like. Do not add milk, sugar, honey or any other sweetener to it though, as these do contain calories.
But the main reason coffee is so useful for fat loss is caffeine. Caffeine raises your metabolism, increases the oxidation of fatty cells as well as your exercise performance. This means greater exertion and more burnt calories. Coffee is the best fat burner in nature.
Finally, as long as you follow the above advice you will be well on your way on losing some serious amount of fat. The most important thing is to not get discouraged by slow results. Keep going. Remember slow and steady wins the race. Good luck!