Let’s all be real. There isn’t a person on this planet who wouldn’t jump at the chance to speed up their weight loss results. Between the troubled areas and the stubborn fat that won’t budge, we can drive ourselves crazy over our fat.
Speeding Up Fat Loss
Why We Have Fat
So let’s break down why we have fat, so we can better understand how we can lose it. We build fat when our blood sugar spikes, for example, when we eat something sugary. The presence of glucose (sugar) in our blood activates insulin release. The insulin then binds to the glucose and makes its way to surrounding fat cells, where it deposits the glucose, which enlarges the fat cells.
“Theoretically,” there isn’t a magic pill to shred all our unwanted fat. So until such a magic formula is devised by some creative genius (and next zillionaire), we have to look to more practical methods that have been shown to help amplify fat loss.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the ways that have shown over time to help with reduced fat loss is taking Apple Cider Vinegar before meals. ACV has been shown to help maintain satiety (the feeling of being full), so you consume fewer calories during the day. It also has been shown to help lower blood sugar, which can prevent insulin spikes.
2. CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)
CLA is a natural fatty acid that can help promote weight loss and body composition changes. Combining exercise and a healthy lean diet, CLA can help reduce fat loss. Daily 5-7 grams of CLA is the optimal dosage for enhanced fat loss. Though CLA is not a miracle pill, the overall impact of incorporating CLA into your diet seems to have a fat loss benefit.
L- Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid that can help lose fat. L-Carnitine transports fat into the mitochondria (the energy powerhouse of cells), where fat can be used as energy, then oxidized and burned as fuel. In simple terms, it helps shuffle fat out of the body by using it as energy instead of it being stored. A combination of other supplements (especially CLA) can have a positive effect on the promotion of fat loss.
L- Leucine is an essential amino acid building block for protein synthesis (muscle growth). This essential amino acid acts as a catalyst for fat loss by speeding up the body’s metabolism. L- Leucine has a significant catalytic effect on the productivity of mTOR (activator enzyme of protein synthesis ), which enhances muscle growth. When we create more lean muscle, our ability to burn fat quickly is amplified. 5 grams of L- Leucine is best taken on an empty stomach right after a workout before taking BCAA’s or any post-workout meal.
5. Green Tea
Throughout the day, we all consume some form of liquid in our bodies. However, if you replace some of your liquid consumption with Green Tea, you may help increase your fat loss. Green Tea has been consumed for thousands of years and has had a positive impact on being an appetite suppressant and higher fat-burning performance. However, for the best optimal performance of green teas, reduce other forms of caffeinated products. Green Tea has been shown to work best when there is not a high caffeine tolerance.