Sit upsIt often appears that the fat loss journey is a slow process. We live in a super, fast paced world with instant messaging, fast food, apps for just about everything. We are so used to fast results that when we try to lose weight, we just cannot accept that it’s taking so long.
The body does what the body wants. We can’t rush it to burn more fat, and if we do try to rush the weight loss process, we will probably end up hitting a plateau, or experience rapid weight loss, followed by rebounding weight gain. In a worst case scenario, we may injure ourselves or become sick in the process. There is no app available to speed up our fat loss.
However, there is one secret technique we can use to keep our metabolism up throughout the day. The rate at which we burn fat is directly related to our metabolic rate. The higher it is, the more fat we will burn.
We should note that even when our metabolism is high throughout the day, our fat loss will not be instant. It will be faster but it won’t be microwave fast. So, do not have overly high expectations. Just follow this technique, to maximise fat loss and that is good enough.
Every time we exercise, either with a hard cardio session or resistance training session, our metabolic rate gets a boost and stays in fat burning mode for a while after we stop exercising. This is known as an “after burn” effect.
The more intense our workout session is, the longer the afterburn lasts. That is the reason so many trainers prefer short, hard sessions over slow, moderate cardio that goes on too long. In some cases, an intense full-body weight training session can have an after-burn effect that lasts 12 to 14 hours.
Our body is burning fat for hours and hours. But, engaging in hard training sessions daily will take a toll on our nervous system. That’s where our training session comes in.
Throughout the day, anytime we have 5 minutes to spare, we can do a quick workout. It could be 30 push ups followed by 40 mountain climbers. Or 3 sets of 10 bur-pees. These are extremely quick workouts that have only one purpose. To elevate our heart rate and give our metabolic rate a quick boost.
They do not take long and can be done anywhere. Body-weight exercises are all we need. We just need to do them rapidly for 2 to 4 minutes. This keeps our body in fat burning mode constantly. After a few hours, when our metabolic rate is starting to drop, another quick 3 minutes of exercise will perk it up again.Push ups
Do this throughout the day and not only will your metabolic rate be at an all-time high, but you will also feel more active, fit and alert. Daily life can be draggy and monotonous. These little workouts will challenge us and even if we are tired, once we do a quick workout, we will be all pumped up and ready to take on the world.
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