The 3 Hidden Keys to Burning Stubborn Fat

You're about to learn three "power tips" for burning fat that fitness models, athletes, and high-profile personal trainers use to bring out those sexy abs, arms, and thighs in no time...

I'm a little sick and tired of hearing the same old "top 10 fat loss tips" circulating in magazines and on websites. You're smart enough to realize that regular exercise and dieting will help you lose fat, but you're looking for better advice, something powerful, yet easy to follow. The following tips offer the solution you've been looking for.

Tip 1:
Replace breads, pastas, and rice with fruits and vegetables. No, this is not the Atkins diet, because you are not avoiding carbs -- you're just replacing the "types" of carbs you eat.

Fruits and vegetables provide a fast-burning source of carbohydrates, which means that they are used for energy rather than being stored and converted to fat.

Basically, by eating fruits and vegetables, you'll have a lot of energy throughout the day.

Conventional sources of carbs, such as breads, rice, and pasta, are notoriously slow-burning sources of carbs and eventually convert to fat if not fully utilized for energy.

Additionally, most breads and pasta are highly processed and not nutritious, so it's not a good idea to consume them for proper nutrition.

Fruits and vegetables are 70-80 percent water, which means that by eating them you'll stay properly hydrated throughout the day. Also, they are high in fiber and enzymes, so consuming them throughout the day causes the fat to "melt away."

As a general rule, eat at least 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Whenever you have a craving for something sweet, grab fruit! Don't underestimate the power of this tip -- it is one of the well-kept secrets of fitness models, bodybuilders and celebrities worldwide.

Tip 2:
Drink at least 16 glasses of water a day.

The truth is, 8 glasses is OK for the average person, but if you want to burn fat as quickly as possible, 16 glasses will get the job done.

Water helps to supercharge your cells, flush out harmful toxins, and boost your metabolism.

Consuming a lot of water makes it hard for the fat to "stick" to your body. However, this doesn't mean that you can pig out and expect the water to flush away all the fat.

Additionally, by drinking 16 glasses of water a day, you most likely won't have a need for coffee because your energy and concentration levels will rise.

Be careful, because tap water is not a good choice. Ideally, you want to drink purified water, either through a commercial filter or boiled.

Boxers and athletes drink tons of water a few weeks before game time, to get as lean as possible.

Tip 3:
Do 20 minutes of light resistance training before cardio.

If you want to burn up to 200 percent more fat during your aerobic or cardio workout routine, then you must do a light session of weight lifting or resistance training for about 20 minutes.

Your body does not burn fat for the first 20 minutes of any exercise. If you run for 20 minutes without doing any exercise before-hand, you will only be burning glycogen, not fat. Glycogen is the source of energy used by your muscles.

Basically, you have to elevate your heart rate for at least 20 minutes before your body starts burning fat.

The best way to elevate your heart rate and kick-start your metabolism is to do light resistance training for about 20 minutes before your cardio routine. What this does is two things:

1) You break that 20-minute "plateau" your body needs to start burning fat.
2) You raise your metabolism 100-200 percent, so while you do your cardio/aerobic routine, you'll literally burn up to two times more fat.

Resistance, or weight training, boosts your metabolism like no other form of exercise, often for a period of 24 hours or more. So your body will burn fat even while you sleep, as your muscles recover overnight.

Now you know why all those successful aerobic videos usually require resistance bands or small dumbbells as part of the workout routines.

You can use resistance bands, free weights, or machines. Keep in mind that you must do "light" resistance training so you still have plenty of energy to do cardio.

To see fast results from your workout routines, follow this strategy for maximum fat loss.

OK, so let's summarize the three "power tips" for rapid fat loss:
1. Replace breads and pasta with fruits and vegetables.
2. Drink 16 glasses of purified water or spring water a day.
3. Do 20 minutes of light weight lifting (resistance training) before your cardio routine.

These specific strategies will drop pants sizes and bring out the curves faster than you can buy a new wardrobe.

Author Bio
Faisal Khetani is a health and fitness consultant and editor of the Dream Body Fitness Newsletter. Check out his website for scientific workout routines that deliver fast, maximum results: www.weight-lifting-workout-routines.com/Fat-Loss

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