Top 10 Tips & Tricks to Trim and Tighten Your Waistline!
10) TAKE MEASUREMENTS
Know where you are at, and know where you are going. A great place to start is calculating your body-fat percentage.
This will allow you to set accurate goals and measure progress. The most accurate (and available) method of measuring body fat percent is the skin-fold method.
The more information you have about your body, the better you will be able to see and analyze your progress.
09 ) WEIGHT TRAINING
Training with weights is an essential part of developing a lean physique for both men and women. Weight-training will boost you metabolic rate for extended periods of time and it will help you build muscle which will allow you to burn more calories throughout your day, even when not training!
08 ) EAT SMALL PORTIONED MEALS EVERY 3 HOURS
Regardless of your training goals, eat smaller portioned meals (about 4-6 a day) containing protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fat is key.
To begin, if you are looking to drop some body fat, then eating more often allows you to better manage your insulin levels for increased fat-burning. Controlling insulin levels when dieting is critical, as insulin is the body's most potent blocker of lipolysis (i.e., liberation of stored fat to be used as energy).
Another added benefit of controlling insulin levels is consistent energy levels; your blood sugar won't rise and crash throughout the day. Purposefully spreading the traditional "three square meals" into 5-6 smaller meals will allow you to increase your fat-burning ability, while at the same time providing your body with nutrients required to build muscle.
07 ) SLEEP
University of Chicago scientists found that three consecutive nights of poor sleep causes your muscle cells to become resistant to insulin, leading to increased fat storage in your stomach area. Try snacking on high-fibre cereal such as a bowl of Shredded Wheat just before you go to bed, says Anita Bean, author of Food for Fitness. "It lets the sleep-inducing tryptophan through to your brain so your cells start processing insulin efficiently again.”
6 ) DON’T BE AFRAID OF BURGERS!
Jam Packed with zinc, protein and magnesium, a burger isn't all that bad once in a while. Cornell University found athletes who consumed a weekly intake to 550g – five average burgers – increased fat burn by 20% over those who ate under 300g of lean red meat. IMPORTANT: Not all burgers are created equal. Make sure you’re eating quality red meat and do not overload on condiments, obviously.
5 ) CUT BACK ON PROCESSED FOOD
Consuming most of your calories from processed and fast foods is going to produce an unhealthy body lacking of essential nutrients. Foods that have been processed for preservation have had nutrients taken out and have much less nutrition per calorie. Definitely a no-no for a trim waistline.
To make matters worse, processing then adds in unhealthy fats, a ton of sugar or sugar substitute and synthetic vitamins and minerals. Most of these ingredients, including artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup, are not even recognized as edible by your body. Think about that. These non-food ingredients are considered toxins and most will end up languishing in your system, often stored with fat.
4 ) Drink Lots Of Cold Water.. EXCLUSIVELY!
Research shows that people who drink water consistantly throught their day lose more weight and keep it off long term. And it's best to drink it cold -- your body burns energy to warm it up.
And you'll naturally cut out those sugary, empty calorie drinks like sodas and processed juices. That's killing two birds with one stone.
3 ) DRINK GREEN TEA
The compound within green tea that contains the metabolic-enhancing effects is a polyphenol called EGCG. To make a long story short, scientific studies have shown EGCG to produce a thermogenic effect (increased rate at which calories are burned as heat) in the body.
2004, in a study published in Life Science - Researchers found that green tea was a potent inhibitor of fatty acid synthase (FAS). This is an enzyme in your body responsible for synthesizing fatty acids. The last thing you want your body to do when you are trying to lose fat is to synthesize fat. In addition, green tea is naturally caffeinated which is great because the combination of EGCG and caffeine is best for eliciting fat-loss.
2 ) PLAN YOUR MEALS
This is where most people fall short. Not only does it make eating multiple meals per day easier, but it changes your focus during the day from creating a nutrition plan to executing one.
Most of us are busy during the day and don't need to be worrying about where your next meal will come from and how you can make it fit perfectly into your plan. Eliminate the added stress and plan the night before.
1 ) APPLY THESE RULES TO YOUR DIET REGAMIN STARTING NOW
The most important aspect of a diet is o get started. It is not enough to read an article with useful information, you must apply these principles to your everyday life and stay CONSISTENT. Consistency is the key to progression and your success in achieving your ultimate V tapered waistline.
** In conjunction with the tips and tricks above, make sure you are NOT using a simple whey protein powder for your shakes. Regular whey protein powders use many fillers that can cause bloating of the abdomen area which is counterproductive to our goal of achieving a slim, tapered waistline. Instead, use a quality isolate protein like our 100% IsoBlend. Each scoop contains 90% isolate proteins which is the highest protein ratio available on the market today (regular protein powder tend to be between 50-70% protein.