They say you lose 1 pound for every extra 3,500 calories you burn, so by reducing your net caloric intake by 1,000 per day, you'll trim 2 pounds per week.
Sounds simple, huh?
Actually burning 1,000 calories per day is a pretty aggressive strategy and difficult for most people.
An easier and more attainable strategy would be to reduce or burn off 500 calories a day.
Keep reading to discover some simple workouts you can do at home to help you burn off that extra layer of fat you may have gained recently.
Tip: If you are walking for weight loss add on a round of one of these workouts to help you boost your metabolism.
*This is not to be understood as medical advice. Check with your doctor before you begin any new workout.*
80% Of Your Weight Loss Is Based On What You Eat
Burning off 500 calories with a workout might look good on social media but it won't give you body-changing results.
You must combine that strategy with proper nutrition to get maximum results.
We've all heard it... "Abs are made in the kitchen".
It's been proven over and over again. I know it, you know it but I also realize it's easier said than done.
If you're like me my biggest hurdle was knowing what to eat. Well, that's where healthy shortcuts make life simpler.
Skip the meal prep and drink a protein shake.
Most health experts agree that drinking a protein shake right after your workout is the best time to consume it to reap the maximum muscle building potential.
Warning: Drinking a shake is only helpful if you use quality protein.
If you drink something with fillers and toxins you may do more harm than good.
The highest quality and best-tasting whey protein shakes I've found are the IsaLean Shakes by Isagenix.
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Include These In Your Workouts To Boost Your Fat Burning Potential
By adding even one metabolism-boosting exercise into your daily routine, you can burn more calories even after exercise so you can lose weight faster.
Note: If you just started exercising wait a few weeks before you add any of these.
Any type of strength training will help to permanently boost your metabolism.
This is because muscles burn more calories while at rest than fat or anything else in your body, so by building up your muscles so that you have more of them, your body will begin burning more calories throughout the day without you having to do any extra work.
You can use dumbbells, kettlebells, or other workout equipment if you want, but there are also a number of strength training exercises that use your body weight.
You can do interval training with nearly any type of aerobics or cardio exercise.
Interval training helps you burn more calories than cardio exercise (walking or running) alone because most cardio exercises require doing them for a long period of time before you’re able to burn a decent number of calories.
However, through interval training, you can burn more calories in less time and get a metabolism boost afterward.
Interval training essentially involves pushing yourself as hard as you can for short bursts of time, then taking a period of rest in between where you’re still moving, but not pushing yourself.
For example, if you are running for exercise, you might sprint as hard and fast as you can for 10 seconds, walk for 1 minute, and repeat that five times.
This is an exercise that combines strength training and cardio, and is one of the best exercises to boost metabolism.
It not only gets your heart rate going because it is a high-intensity exercise, but it also works out all of your major muscle groups.
That means you’ll get a temporary boost in metabolism from the cardio and a permanent boost from working your muscles.
Workouts To Do At Home To Lose Weight
Nowadays, my workouts include walking, riding bikes, and jumping on the trampoline with my daughters.
After vacation or times I've allowed myself to gain a little weight (like when stuck at home during a world crisis!) I will add on one of these workouts to help burn off the fat.
Obviously, I haven't tried all of these. 😁
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Free Workouts On YouTube
If you're looking for video workouts check out Fitness Blender. They are easy to follow and will give you a great workout.
With over 200 videos to choose from you will find a workout you can fit into your schedule.
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