You might need to switch up your routine – or simply de-stress. A trainer explains what you can do, and why it’s effective.
If you’re working out regularly and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet – firstly, well done. The struggle is real.
But if you’re not seeing results – besides, you know, better moods, higher energy levels and an improvement in your all-round health and wellbeing – there are a few simple, but effective ways to burn fat… without upping the amount of time you’re spending at the gym, or taking on even more eye-popping sessions.
According to Dan Conn, a personal trainer at F45 Double Bay, a few simple switch-ups to your routine could be the key to supercharging the effort you’re already putting in.
First up, if you’re working out in the morning, “try – if you can – to work out on an empty stomach,” says Conn.
“If you do cardio or HIIT training, you’ll tap into fat stores a little faster.”
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Working out at night is a great option, too. It can encourage you to make healthier choices in the evening, especially if you find yourself slouching and sitting after a day of being chained to your desk.
Otherwise, if you simply cannot get to the gym – it happens – “do not stress,” says Conn.
Stress can render your training and eating obsolete, and studies have shown that poor mental health can sabotage your metabolism.
“The main thing to do if you’ve skipped training is keep a clean diet,” says Conn.
“Stay calm, focus on making it to gym next time and whatever you do – do not stress. Stress releases hormones – like cortisol – which store more fat.”
Shocking the body can help drop weight, too.
And no, we’re not talking juice cleanses. A simplechange to your diet can do the trick.
“If your goal is to drop weight faster than usual, I recommend trying a new diet which is high in good fats and low in carbs. This puts the body into a ketosis state, and it’ll tap into stored fat for longer energy sources. Sometimes, you have to shock the body to make the body!”
If you are concerned about your weight or your health, book an appointment with your GP who will be able to advise a correct treatment plan.
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