5 Weird Ways to Burn Fat Faster
Do you want to eat your way to a flatter stomach? Exercise is by far the best way to boost your metabolism and tone your body, but diet plays an important role, too. In fact, making healthy changes to the way you eat can have a far bigger impact on your body than spending hours in the gym. And sometimes, you need to start with baby steps. Below, we give you 5 simple diet tricks to help you beat the bloat.
 

#1. Sip 500 ML Of Cold Water To Banish Carbs
 
In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, sipping 500ml of water (or approximately 17 ounces) boosted the study participant’s metabolism by 30 percent. Specifically for women, drinking water helped them burn more carbohydrates.
 
Pair this new hydration habit with your gym sessions. According to numerous studies, drinking cold water improves athletic performance and reduces fatigue so you can work it and twerk it in the gym all day long.
 
#2. Ditch Coffee For Green Tea
 
Become a lean, mean, green tea machine. Instead of your morning coffee, have some green tea instead. It boosts your metabolism, burns fat and helps you to better manage your blood sugar, reports research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Add a fresh squeezed lemon for added flavor and extra detox benefits!
 
#3. Turn Up The Heat
 
Give your food a little kick with spicy peppers. Whether it's jalapenos or habaneros, these spices from down south can take your metabolism way up. There's a chemical in spicy peppers that raises your body heat, and as your body heat goes up, so does your metabolism! The theory is that for every ½ degrees that your body heat goes up, your metabolism goes up by an insane 7 percent.
 
#4. Add Protein To Every Meal
 
Don't save protein just for dinner. Add some lean protein to every meal, including breakfast and all snacks. Protein-rich foods have a thermic effect, meaning they raise your metabolism. More importantly, it helps you to feel full longer so you’re less likely to binge on unhealthy snacks. But if you must snack, grab your favorite Complete Cookie and get your protein without the guilt!
 
#5. Do A Shot Of Apple Cider Vinegar
 
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and a shot of apple cider vinegar a day can keep bloat away. Research suggests that it can increase your metabolism and help you to burn fat faster. Shoot it back quickly, though. Its sour flavor isn’t for everyone.
 
These 5 tips are relatively simple and painless so give them a try and see how you feel after a couple weeks. But remember, to get the best results, you will need three things: a healthy diet, plenty of exercise, and consistency!