Many people are looking for the best fat burning workouts, miracle supplements and fad diets, which supposedly will bring them the best results. But you need to understand one important thing – the best of anything is a very subjective term. What do I mean by that? Well, one exercise can be the best for one person, yet it can feel like an extreme torture to another.
The same applies to food. For example, many nutrition specialists say that tuna, or fish in general, is a very good source of protein, amino acids etc. But I absolutely hate everything that comes from the ocean.
I hate it so much that I have a gag reflex whenever I smell fish. That’s how bad fish is for me. Oh, and I am not allergic, I just happen to hate the smell and the taste of fish.
However, I do have advice for you, which will definitely help.
The Best Way to Burn Body Fat is…
Combining a well-balanced meal plan, which is tailored for your own taste with a moderate intensity workout that you’ll be able to do in the morning on an empty stomach. Also, you must maintain a caloric deficit, while doing all of this.
It will become the best way for you the moment you are able to perform this routine 3-4 times a week, without any hesitations. So what does that mean? It means you’ll have to spend a week, maybe two figuring out what is it that you enjoy. Like really enjoy.
Well-balanced Meal Plan
A well-balanced meal plan is the most important variable in the equation of fat burning. Your daily calorie intake should consist of 40% carbs, 40% protein and 20% fat. Don’t listen to people, who want to limit themselves to a particular macronutrient, because that’s plain crazy and unsustainable. All the latest ridiculous diet fads, just make me wonder how did the humanity come to this?
Basically, you want to construct your every meal like this;
- Carbohydrates (energy) – rice, pasta or potatoes.
- Protein (rebuilding muscle fibers) – chicken, pork, beef, fish, or beans if you’re vegan.
- Fat (amino acids and vitamin absorption) – olive oil, butter, nuts and seeds. Also some fat comes from meat.
- Vegetables (vitamins and fiber) – any vegetables you prefer, frozen are perfectly fine. However, fresh ones are obviously the best.
Rinse and repeat. Personally, there is enough variety for me, all these things are quite cheap. If you invest in a few spices, you can make incredibly tasty food, which doesn’t even come close to the junk food everyone seems to be obsessed about.
Moderate Intensity Workout
The second variable in the fat burning equation is, of course, exercising. Your ideal exercise, or workout is the one you don’t hate. Period.
For example, I tried to pick up jogging, but I cannot stand it at all, it’s just not for me. Forcing yourself to do something you don’t enjoy all that much is going to lead to inevitable failure.
So, figure out what you like and able to do first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Why on empty stomach? Because after an 8 hour sleep, food in the stomach has been digested and your body will be forced to use body fat as an alternative energy source during the exercise.
But what does moderate intensity mean? Preferably, you want to keep doing this exercise for 20-30 minutes with little breaks between sets. You should never let your body rest completely between sets. Try to rest for 1-2 minutes at most and continue the exercise. Even if your performance suffers, the fat burning still continues, because if your elevated heart rate.
After the exercise is complete proceed to your well-balanced meal. Follow this formula and the fat will be melting like an ice cream on a hot sunny day.