How to Increase Calorie Burn
Does the word ‘calorie’ hover in your mind whenever you are all set to relish you favorite cheesecake? Don’t worry, there are many easy ways of increasing calorie burn. Although enhanced movement is traditionally considered to be one of the best ways to burn calories, you can choose from options that suit your body type and daily routine.
Best Ways to Increase Calorie Burn
Exercise is among the best measures to increase calorie burn. Christopher Wharton, PhD, researcher at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity rightly said, “The more time spent exercising and the more vigorous the exercise, the more calories will be burned.” Regular exercise also elevates your metabolic rate. Many fitness experts also advocate strength training aimed at building muscle strength as a significant measure of burning calories at a fast rate. Your strength training should particularly focus on the arms, chest, abdomen and thighs. As you age, your metabolic rate declines and strength training at least 3 times a week keeps your metabolism up and running.
Apart from exercise and strength training, you can concentrate on the following points to increase calorie burn:
Eat Low-fat Milk Products: According to a study, calcium-rich foods, such as low-fat milk products, are associated with lower amounts of tummy fat. Calcium in low-fat dairy may not help is increasing calorie burn, but it is helpful in reducing body fat.
Eat Smaller Meals: When we eat something, our gastrointestinal tract consumes calories to digest food and absorb nutrients. Well, this does not mean that you start eating like a glutton. All it means is to eat smaller meals throughout the day.
Breakfast is a Must: Calorie burning or weight loss is not all about reducing your diet.
Many people do not know that skipping breakfast actually adds to body weight, as advocated by the Journal of the American DieteticAssociation. Eat a light and, more importantly, a healthy breakfast if you are not in the habit of eating anything before leaving for work.
Consume Caffeinated Green or Black Tea:Caffeine intake has been found to burn calories in the body. More than that, it is green tea which burns calories at a fast rate.
Water of course is anther calorie burning measure and helps to reduce body weight. According to a German study, you can burn around 100 calories a day by drinking about 8 glasses of water.