- Step 1: Eat more frequently Eat smaller meals more frequently to keep your metabolism humming and your blood sugar from dropping too low.
- Step 2: Cut out processed foods Cut out processed foods high in fat and sugar and low in nutritional value, such as snack foods, soda, and fast food.
- Step 3: Switch to lean meats Switch to lean meats like chicken, turkey, and especially fish. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish encourage your body to use fat as fuel.
- TIP: Omega-3 fatty acids are also mood elevators and have been known to improve cardiovascular function and lower your risk of heart disease.
- Step 4: Drink more water Drink more water to stay hydrated during your workouts. Water also keeps your body lubricated like oil in an engine.
- Step 5: Get moving Emphasize cardio workouts with exercises like bike riding and walking to burn excess calories.
- TIP: Join a gym or see a personal trainer to stay motivated.
- Step 6: Focus on interval training Focus on interval training that combines near maximum exertion with a moderate rest period for shorter, more intense workouts.
- Step 7: Combine strength training and cardio Combine strength training with cardio workouts to significantly increase your fat burning potential and get the body you've always wanted.
- FACT: According to the Centers for Disease Control, 70 percent of students do not attend daily physical activity classes during a school week.
You Will Need
- A diet plan
- An exercise plan
- A gym membership (optional)
- A personal trainer (optional)