It’s that time of year when everyone is trying to lose that extra weight they gained during the holidays. In fact, many people make it their New Year’s resolution to lose those last few pounds. If you’re one of those people, there are a few things you can do to help burn body fat faster.
Up The Protein
In order to maintain lean muscle, your body needs protein. A good way to determine how many grams of protein you need each day is to multiple .36 by your body weight. Good sources of protein include lean meats, low-fat yogurt and nuts.
Stop Sitting Down
Sitting for more than four hours a day is one of the easiest ways to expand your waistline, as this causes the enzymes that control fat and cholesterol metabolism to begin shutting down. Try standing whenever possible during the day. For example, if you’re on a call, consider using a wireless earpiece so you can stand or even walk around.
Sip Cold Water
You know it’s important to stay hydrated, but did you know that drinking 6 cups of cold water daily can raise your metabolic rate, burning as many as 50 extra calories each day? When done daily, this can result in a 5-pound weight loss each year.
Go Big In The AM
It’s important to start your day off right with a healthy breakfast. Studies show that those who don’t eat breakfast are 4.5 times as likely to be obese. It’s best to have a breakfast that is 22-55% of your day’s calorie intake.
If you’re planning to begin a new diet or exercise routine, you should consult a doctor to make sure you’re in good health. Consider visiting Denton Regional Urgent Care for a general health assessment. We offer convenient access to the expert care you need right when you need it, even after hours or on the weekend.
Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you.