You may think that the only way for you to burn more fat would be for you to jump on an exercise bike or even go on a run. This is not the case at all, and it is more than possible for you to increase your fitness without depending solely on cardio.

Strength Training

When you work out, you use muscle. This will help you to build muscle mass, and this burns more calories when compared to fat. This is especially the case when you are at rest. 10lbs of muscle can burn 50 calories a day, even when resting. If you were to convert this to fat, then you would only be burning 20 calories. Strength training is especially important when you get older. Your metabolism will start to slow down over time but strength training can help you to combat this and it can also help you to maintain a great level of fitness.

Green Tea or Black Coffee

Caffeine is a stimulant. This will help you to boost the amount of calories that you burn every single day. One reason for this is because it causes metabolic changes in the body. Studies have shown that caffeine can help you to burn up to 75 extra calories a day, or 2100 calories in a month. If you want to incorporate more caffeine in your diet then you need to try and drink more black coffee, or green tea. You may be tempted to add milk to your coffee or even cream, but you should avoid this at all cost. You will be adding back the calories you are cutting, and it will also be adding needless fat to your diet as well. If you can’t stand the taste of black coffee, then try out different brands. Try and opt for ones that are weaker, or stronger, or even try out various coffee regions. When you do this, you can easily make the most out of your coffee-tasting experience and you may even find one that you like.

Eat Smaller Meals

Every time you eat something, whether it is a meal or a snack, your gastrointestinal tract will turn on. This will then cause it to start digesting food. It costs a significant amount of calories in order to power this process, so the more meals you eat in a day, the more you will burn.

Give Blood

Believe it or not, giving blood is a fantastic way for you to burn calories. Giving blood after running, is a great way for you to lose weight faster and it can also help you to get more out of each workout you do. If you have never given blood before then it’s a very easy process and you can even save lives by doing it.

So there are many ways for you to burn more calories in a day and by taking the time to incorporate the above tips, you can be sure to achieve the fitness goals you have set for yourself.

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