As soon as its time for summer, you want to get in shape with all toned up muscles and perfect beach body to flaunt. You may have hidden your bulges under the jackets during winters and stayed indoors munching your favourite snacks during winters but now summer is the right time to get your body active and in good shape. Scroll over to find 10 tips to burn 3500 calories a day from your body and help you to achieve a summer ready body with toned up muscles:
1. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Whether you are aiming at fat loss or muscle gain, HIIT is your best bet to achieve your goal and is increasingly becoming the best way to burn calories. HIIT involves blasting work out with a short interval break. For example running at fast pace for 2 minutes followed by a walk for 1 minute at medium pace. HIIT builds cardiovascular fitness and improves your heart rate. It builds lean mass, cuts on fats and burns calories even after you have completed your workout.
2. Increase Weights
When you are exercising with weights, if you keep exercising with some same weights, your body gets used to it, you no longer build muscles and burn calories. To burn the calories you will need to increase the weight every now and then. Studies show that when you increase weights you burn more calories.
3. Add Variation
Add variations and different weights in your cardio and HIIT workout. This will push your body to work harder as it will be unprepared for the extra effort and thus it will burn more calories.
4. Rest Period Counts
Most of the fitness experts advise to go for gym 4 times a week and give rest period to body as the body continues to burn calories even during rest days. While its fine follow this, it is better to do a 30 minute cardio at home even on rest days. This way your body will not exhaust and keep the calories burning.
5. Split The Training Sessions
Instead of following two hours session in gym, try to split your session to 1 hour each in morning and evening. This way you will be able to have 2 sessions of intense training. Intense training obviously will burn more calories and your training sessions will be steadier.
6. Eat Spicy Food
According to various studies, eating spicy foods and variety of chillies can improve your metabolism and burn calories. Spices and peppers stimulate the temperature in the body and boosts up metabolism.
7. Record Your Calorie Intake
Most of the foods come with calorie count written on its packaging and also many restaurants also give calorie count in their menu. Track your calorie intake in a record journal to get an idea about how many calories you are consuming in a day. You can even record the same in various apps that are designed to track calorie intake. recording the calorie intake prevents you from eating junk foods which are way too high in calorie count.
8. Avoid Sugary Drinks
Avoid all kinds of sugary drinks like aerated drinks, juices, iced teas that are loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. All the drinks shoot up the sugar levels in your body and increase the insulin which results in gain in weight. Avoid these drinks and see the difference in your body in matter of weeks.
9. Do Not Consume Carbs In Evening
Eating carbs in evening can skyrocket the blood sugar levels in your system and result in high insulin which hinders weight loss. Try to avoid carbs intake in evening, however do consume healthy carbs during the day as you need them to provide energy to work through the day and to do the workouts.
10. Include Right Stimulants
Instead of having aerated drinks or sodas to boost up energy, choose right stimulants to keep your metabolism going,. Have green tea, black coffee or black tea which will keep fresh and active without adding extra calories to your body.