Torch Fat with the FITME Technique
Fiber fights fat.
Medical research has shown that fiber found in fruits, vegetable, and legumes can rev up your fat-burning engines by 30%. Coincidently, research that tracked individuals over time found that those whose diets are rich
in fiber gained the least weight over the years. Ideally, you should consume at least 25 grams a day.
We’ve always promoted interval training at FitMe Wellness and in the pages of this publication. One of the reasons is that alternating intense periods of compound exercises with brief periods of rest have been shown in study after study to increase your metabolic rate during and after your workout. We love any exercise that continues to help us burn calories after we’ve gone home!
It’s a big word that describes a fairly simple concept. The colder the water you drink throughout the day, the more your body has to work to warm itself back up to stay at 98.6 degrees. Staying hydrated in the hot summer months now helps you burn an extra 50 calories a day. Not too shabby!
Mornings are critical.
Your mom was right all along. Eating breakfast is really important as it jumpstarts your metabolism and helps fuel you for the day. Skip this meal at your own risk, as research shows that you’re over 4 times as likely to be obese if you don’t regularly eat breakfast. Grab a yogurt for beneficial probiotics or oatmeal to start your day with some fiber.
While it’s true that you need to create a calorie deficit to lose weight, starving yourself delivers a double blow to your metabolism. First your metabolism slams the brakes, seeking to conserve as many calories as possible. Secondly, your body will then break down muscle tissue for energy, not fat. A good rule of thumb is to eat 3 complete meals a day mixed with two 150-calorie snacks so that you’re not hungry and your metabolism will keep humming.