Everyone who ever tried to lose weight has probably tried just about everything they could to do it at one time or another.
With all of the gimmicks, fad diets, useless pills, and “secret” exercise methods out there it can be frustrating trying to get rid of unwanted fat. Now everyone knows that there really is no secret method or trick to losing weight. Everyone knows that proper diet combined with exercise is the only real way to burn fat but there are a couple of things you can do to help speed the process up a bit.
1) Exercise first thing in the morning
One of the reasons for this is because your body’s main energy source during the day comes from carbohydrates.
When you sleep for 6 to 8 hours your body uses the majority of its carbohydrate stores as energy for the various bodily functions that take place during sleep. In the morning your body doesn’t have any carbohydrates left for energy and so fat becomes the prime energy source. When you exercise right away in the morning before you eat breakfast so you don’t give your body any carbohydrates to use as energy, you will burn mostly fat for energy and that is the prime goal.
Also when you exercise in the morning it boosts your metabolism up throughout the day which means that even during the day you will burn more calories and lose more weight. Evening exercise will still burn some fat but you will have a higher carbohydrate store so you will not burn as much plus when you go to sleep at night your metabolism slows down and so you won’t burn extra fat for as long after exercise.
One last reason why exercising in the morning is good is because aside from burning more fat and having increased energy levels during the day, you will have your workout out of the way and not have to do it after a long day at work.
You don’t need to get into a boring cardio repetitive routine early in the morning. For optimal benefits, your exercise needs to be focused with an emphasis on your ‘breath’ and ‘body’, and the best way of achieving this physical harmony is with yoga. A daily yoga session early in the morning on an empty stomach will keep you trim, lean and balanced. And if you are rushing, then simply do as many ‘Sun Salutations‘ as your schedule permits, and that is guaranteed to get your heart rate up much better than any aerobics routine.
2) Always eat breakfast
Eating breakfast will help to boost your metabolism while skipping breakfast and waiting until mid morning or lunchtime will make it slow down considerably.
Another thing to consider is that waiting too long to eat after you wake up will make your body break down muscle tissue (catabolism) for the protein it will be looking for. When combined with morning exercise, eating breakfast is like a double dose of fat burning because when your body gets a morning meal, it is like putting a log on your metabolisms fire.
Breakfast kicks your metabolism into high gear and makes you burn even more fat than you did during your exercise session. By eating breakfast you also are much less likely to have those mid morning doughnuts or whatever you can get from the snack machine when you get to work.
Breakfast combined with morning exercise is the best 1-2 punch you can give yourself for maximum fat burning and energy.