Ways to Burn Fat Faster for Better Weight Loss

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Pump iron

Weight loss training is the ultimate way to burn calories fast. A pound of muscle burns up to nine times the calories of a pound of fat. Weight training increases your resting metabolic rate, which is the number of calories you burn while sitting on your butt. What’s more, it gives your metabolism an added boost after you exercise. It remains in overdrive for up to two hours after the last bench press. Strapped for time? Try these quick moves: squats, bench step-ups, lunges, push-ups, pull-ups and crunches. In a pinch, just do single sets of 10 for each exercise and you’ll get optimal weight loss results for the time invested.

Eat iron

You also need to eat iron. If you don’t have enough of this mineral, your body can’t get enough oxygen to your cells, which slows down your metabolism. Most multivitamins contain around 18mg, the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for adults; you can also get your fill by eating three to four daily servings of foods rich in iron, such as lean red meat, chicken, fortified cereal and soy nuts. If you are feeling symptoms such as fatigue and weakness, ask your doctor to test you for anaemia with a simple blood test at your next physical.

Water, Lots of Water

A new German study found that when you drink 17 ounces of water, about two glasses, within a certain time frame, your metabolic rate shoots up by about 30 percent. Using these results, they estimate that by increasing your current water intake by 1.5 liters a day, a person would burn an extra 17,400 calories a year, resulting in about a five-pound weight loss.

Go fish

Break out the lemon wedges because regular fish eaters tend to have lower levels of the hormone leptin and this is good because high levels of leptin have been linked to low metabolism and obesity. Try to consume three to four servings of fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna or mackerel, each week as these are also rich in omega 3.

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