Weight Loss Techniques - Fat Burning Options

Having excess fat stored in the body is no light matter. The excess fat results in elevating our health risks well beyond the average individual. While combating weight loss may seem like a difficult task, there really are a good number of ways of accomplishing healthy weight loss. Let's look at a variety of ways you can burn the extra fat.

Fat is stored in the body under the skin and around the joints and organs. It helps in insulating and padding of the body as well as providing the body with an emergency source of energy. But the amount of fat required by the body to perform these functions in a healthy manner is small. All excess amounts of fat actually damage the health and hinder the functions of many organs.

Excess fat builds because we either consume more calories than we need to eat or we don't burn the calories we eat through exercise. Very often the fat build up is due to combination of the above two factors.

Fat Burning Options:

You have a good number of options to burn the fat stored in your body. Here are some of the best;

1. Drink more water: No matter what you may hear or read by advertisers, water really has no surrogate. You can embark on your weight loss journey instantly by drinking more water. It will cleanse your body by removing toxins. It is a natural appetite suppressant which keeps you from overeating. A healthy adult requires at least 8 glasses of water a day, while an extra 8 ounces should be taken for every 25 pounds of excess weight.

2. Drink Green Tea: substitute black tea and coffee with green tea. It has a small and healthy amount of caffeine so it will keep you active and it's much healthier than either black tea or coffee. Taking a cup of green tea, freshly brewed daily is a great way to cleanse your body of toxins as well as lose weight. Not only will green tea help you lose weight, it's great for the skin too. You'll be losing weight and glowing at the same time, not many diets can accomplish that.

3. Never skip meals: skipping is bad for your health. When 3-4 hours pass after eating, your metabolism slows down. You body's energy levels gradually fall and it goes into a state of starvation. In such a state, whatever calories are present in the body are stored as fat. But when you eat after every 3-4 hours, you keep yourself from going into a state of starvation. Keep these meals small so that you don't over consume calories. Among the most important meals is breakfast. Studies have shown that people who regularly eat breakfast gain less weight and are less susceptible to overeating than those who do skip breakfast.

4. No more junk food: junk food is another fat builder. It's full of fats that raise cholesterol levels in the body. Junk food is not fulfilling, so your hunger doesn't really go anywhere and you just keep on eating. Your new healthy snacks should be fresh fruits, primarily those rich in Vitamin C such as oranges and strawberries.