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How to Burn Fat, FAST!

By Greggers254 @LeeGregory254
I always get asked "how long will it take to lose some weight?", and the answer is never simple. You see, everyone is different, everyone 'burns' fat at different rates. But most importantly, everyone has different effort and commitment levels.
Let's get right to it - how to burn fat, fast! You're going to need to work your butt off, and I don't mean just in the gym. In order to burn fat fast, you need to get everything working - Your gym/fitness routine, your nutrition, your organisation, your lifestyle, your socialising habits. You could workout 3 times per week, pretty hard, but if you neglect those other parts, then you're not going to get the results you want, especially fast. If you really want to shift the unwanted fat, pack on a bit of muscle to give you awesome shape, live a healthier lifestyle, feel better about yourself and be more confident, then listen up.
Let's start with the training side of things. When you go to the gym (always preferable) if you are one of those people who don't want to 'break a sweat' so you don't ruin your make up, then that needs to change. You should hit the gym raring to go. You want to train hard, you want to mix things up - use free weights, use a few cardio machines (mostly to warm up though...) you want to challenge your body. Don't just push your boundaries, you want to destroy them. Use compound moves (multi muscle moves such as as squat) as they burn more calories. If you finish your workout and you're not drenched in sweat, looking like a lobster, walking like you've just run 2 marathons, then turn around and carry on. Sound tough? good, because it's meant to be. That's what real training is, and that's how you get results FAST!
How to burn fat, FAST!
Here's the nutrition side of things. You don't have to be 100% dead strict like you read from some trainers and nutritionists. Some people may disagree with that, but from my experience, it's not a must. I'm not saying you can eat what you want, NOT ONE BIT. But a cheat meal once a week? that's fine. You want to raise your protein intake, increase your healthy fats, lower your carbs (DO NOT cut them out altogether). Some people I know like to have 'no carb days', and that's fine, but to cut out carbs day after day, week after week, it's not healthy. Also, make sure you up your water intake - I recommend at least 2 liters, but with all the training, I would personally make that towards 3. Also, I would say to save most of your carbs for training days. This is something I personally do, and many people I know, and it works. Rest days are just that - rest - and protein and healthy fats are important there, and a few carbs, not a lot. Supplements will also help with your rest and recovery, but it's up to you as an individual if you want to use them or not.
Here's probably the part that most people find the hardest - Lifestyle. I'm still only 24, so I understand and know what is common right now, and even though fitness is on the rise, it still seems to be real common to go out clubbing as much as possible. Even if you nail the fitness and nutrition sides, if your lifestyle sucks, then you're really not going to get the results you're after. So here it is - ditch the alcohol. It's packed with worthless and pointless calories, it messes wit your body, it literally does nothing for you and it wrecks with your recovery. Also the effects can last up to a couple of days, which will hinder you in the gym too. I guess organisation comes under lifestyle as well. You want to know what your doing and when. You want to plan when you're going to hit the gym, what you're doing for dinner that night, prepare your meals ahead of time to save time and have any supplements organised too. By doing this, you're going to be in a better place, you won't feel so overwhelmed by having to run around like a headless chicken to get everything sorted.
All sound a bit much? I can see that, but this is what is needed if you want real results, FAST! You can't expect to transform your body by going to the gym one or twice a week and eating a bit more veg. It takes a lot to change an overweight body to a lean, muscular one, but it takes even more to do that in a short space of time.
Hope you liked this post, feel free to share it and I hope this information hits home to those who need it.
Lee Gregory Fitness

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