Put quite simply, to burn fat, you must expend more calories than you ingest. Certainly, this rule can prove hard to conform to. However, with a little perseverance and discipline, the pounds will come off.
Before you eat, ask yourself if you really feel hungry or if you want to eat because you feel bored. If you are hungry, eat, but only until you feel full! Steer clear of greasy fast food, t.v. dinners, and junk food. Peruse your local farmer’s market and stock up on goodies like fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and beets. Eat these natural foods and stop eating when you feel comfortable, not Thanksgiving-level full. You’re probably thinking “how to burn fat in addition to eating right?” Of course, eating well plays an integral part in weight loss, but one should also exercise.
I have experienced the best results when I run first thing in the morning before I have eaten anything. These morning runs eliminate the need for coffee—which saves calories and money—and I noticed myself getting toned faster than when I did afternoon workouts. Run for twenty to thirty minutes and change up your course so you do not get bored. After running, do ab workouts and lifting. After a month, you may want to change the order of these activities to preserve your interest.
Just remember, if you really want to burn fat, do not lose focus. Keep carrots or celery with you at all times to fight snack attacks at the office. Stay motivated in any way you can—I do this by reading superficial magazines such as “Shape” and “Glamour.” Go with some of the old tricks; weigh yourself every week to monitor your progress and put a mirror up on the fridge. Celebrate your weight loss victories by rewarding yourself with, say, that expensive garment you have always wanted. Most importantly, be realistic. Do not expect to lose more than a pound or two per week.