Are you looking to lose a few extra pounds? Ramping up your fat loss to its maximum potential isn’t as hard as you think. We put together this quick list of 6 diet hacks to help you lose fat as efficiently as possible.
1. DRINK MORE WATER
Your body is made up mostly of water, roughly 55-60%. One of the simplest ways of increasing your metabolic function is by drinking more water throughout the day.
You should already be consuming a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day just to meet your bare minimum daily water intake. Try increasing your intake by doubling this amount to increase your metabolic rate. Water gets everything moving and keeps your organs functioning at optimum levels.
Additionally, your muscles will feel fully hydrated, which can enhance your training. The body also holds between 5 to 10 pounds of intramuscular water. Not drinking a sufficient amount of water will cause your body to hold whatever water it can (like a camel), resulting in bloating.
In order to get rid of bloating due to water retention, simply drink more water. When the body is saturated, it will flush out the excess.
2. PREPARE IN ADVANCE
Preparation is the key to success. Plan your meals in advance and make sure you prepare enough for the next day the night before. Know your calories and macros and portion out your food into meals that you can eat throughout the day. Doing this will help you stay on top of your nutrition which is vital when it comes to fat loss.
3. FAT - YOUR FRIEND, NOT YOUR ENEMY
Good sources of long and medium-chain triglycerides such as coconut oil, fish oils, MCT oil, and egg yolks are nutritious sources of fat that belong in any fat loss diet. Essential fatty acids found in MCT oils and LCT fat products actually assist your body in mobilizing fat stores for energy production, getting you leaner, faster.
4. UP THE PROTEIN, DROP SOME CARBS
Increasing protein and having just enough carbohydrates to fuel your training sessions will significantly help with fat loss. Protein is essential for muscle retention, recovering from workouts, and will help with satiety on a diet. Understand that carbs have the ability to hold water. Dropping your carbohydrate intake will also result in dropping water weight.
5. DRINK GREEN TEA
This beverage is a must for anyone who’d like to see real fat loss while still promoting overall health. The active ingredients of polyphenols found in green tea are fuel for your fat-burning fire. The catechins in green tea are epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and have been attributed not only to fat loss but better organ function, cardiac protection, and nervous system recovery.
6. USE A BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACID
For days when you need to get to the gym for an early workout and need something to stop intense hunger after a training session, drink Beyond BCAA before, during and after training. One serving of BCAAs has been shown to elevate fat burning and protect muscles from catabolism.
7. THE FINAL CALORIE
When it’s all said and done, your success with your fat loss diet comes from your commitment to achieving your goal. However, using these 6 simple fat loss hacks can give you the extra edge you need to get there. Give them a try and log your results.