Who else wants advanced fat burning workout and nutrition tips? Here are two fat loss secrets to help you lose more fat fast.
Previously, I put together an extensive list of the most important things a beginner-to-fat-loss should do to get the ball rolling …
Now today, I'm going to discuss what you need to do if you are getting close to your goal and need some advanced fat loss tips.
1) Do not cut calories too much.
This is something that happens a lot as people get closer to their goals, and especially when people hit a fat loss plateau.
But you can not do it.
Among other things, your food intake and energy balance help to control your metabolism (most likely by altering levels of various hormones in your body).
When you cut your calories too much, you probably knock your hormones levels for a loop, causing them to send a collective message to your body that you are not getting enough to energy in … and therefore, that shuts down your fat loss systems .
Here's one reader's account of the pitfalls of an excessively low calorie diet …
"I'm on the weight loss track again. I found I was not eating enough calories (1000 kcal / day). walnuts / almonds helped get me there. Eating 1500+ is where I need to stay to lose weight and keep my energy up. – Holly
With men, I generally cringe when I hear they are eating less than 1800 calories per day (and are trying to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time). And with women, anything less than 1500 calories per day. So you probably want to stay above those levels, and absolutely avoid any sharp, sudden decreases in your energy take.
2) Do not exercise too much.
For very similar reasons to point # 1.
Exercise intensity and frequency also help to control your hormone levels. If you over-exercise (ie tons of cardio everyday, weight training everyday, etc.), then your body does not get a chance to recover and keep your hormones at the correct level.
After all, exercise is another form of stress on your body … and you all know how your body and mind can get messed up from too much stress.
Resist the urge to exercise for the sake of exercise. Do not go adding 60 minute stairmaster sessions everyday before breakfast if you're already on a well-designed, consistent workout schedule. That could be too much stress on your body.
Stick to structured, purposeful exercise.
I've been around the exercise block so to speak, and I often know how much is too much for most fitness levels.
A great way to accelerate your fat burning is by adding in some bodyweight circuits (starting at 10 minutes per day and working up to 20 minutes maximum) done in the morning or evening.
(If you do regular workout in the AM, do your bodyweight circuits after dinner; otherwise, do the bw circuits first thing in the AM, and then do your regular workout at lunch or later in the afternoon or evening.)
After two weeks, take a break from this routine and allow your body to recover.
Two other things you can do during this two weeks of extra training …
a) Add 10 seconds to the length of each interval.
b) Add 1 set to each of the exercises in the first Superset of the workout.
So now you have more volume, performed at a high-intensity of course, but without over-taxing your hormonal system.
But remember, you should only do this increased training volume for 2 weeks. Then you need to take a break and reduce the training volume to normal – to allow your body to adapt and recover.
More fat burning workout and exercise tips to come.