6 Important Steps to Burn Fat without Counting Calories

Counting calories! It’s all you hear when it comes to losing weight and burning fat. They always tell us that you have to count calories, but here we can help you improve your fat loss with a few simple tips and without counting every single calorie.

To lose weight and burn fat we know we have to create a “calorie deficit” so far so good, we understand. But counting calories and becoming a kind of macronutrient mathematician will get frustrating.

6 Important Steps to Burn Fat without Counting Calories

“Making the best healthy food choices… and doing something smart with your meal times is an even better approach.”

Knowing how to choose healthy foods that are naturally low in calories and do something smart with your meal times is surely a better approach. Add the correct form of exercise into the mix and you can turn your body into a fat-burning machine.

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Here are six surefire steps to losing weight without counting calories:

1. Have a cup of green tea

The polyphenols in green tea increase levels of norepinephrine, a key fat-burning hormone. These have also been shown to prolong thermogenesis, which equates to more calories being burned.

Green tea also contains antioxidants and supports a healthy immune system.

2. Delay your breakfast.

The intermittent fasting is a trend in fitness and nutrition that is used to burn fat accumulated. Fasting reduces the body’s glycogen stores and this then converts fatty acids for fuel. It also helps optimize the hormone leptin.

3. Have longer stretches between meals.

Processed foods are not the way to go when looking to lower fat levels. This can lead to insulin and leptin resistance, which equates to increased fat. Leptin regulates fat levels and is also the main hormone in the control of all other hormones.

Are you trying to lose fat? Stick to two to three meals a day, with five to eight hours between meals. Extended meal breaks without meals provide opportunities for the body to call in stored fat for energy. Instead of snacks, your body will feed itself with free fatty acids.

4. Get off the treadmill and lift weights

Forget about hours and hours of cardio training on the treadmill, elliptical, or running. Lift weights and focus on compound exercises that will affect multiple muscle groups at once.

By doing weight training using compound exercises, you will not only develop muscle tone and increase strength, but you will also burn fat and improve your cardiovascular health.

5. Exercise in the morning on an empty stomach.

Jump out of bed and head straight to the gym before breakfast to boost your fat loss potential. A study by sports scientists in 2010 showed that morning exercise before eating was effective in burning fat and counteracted the effects of a poor diet.

Read more about the importance of exercise when losing weight here.

6. A cup of coffee before your workout.

Black coffee can be your secret weapon when it comes to burning fat because caffeine provides an increase in energy (perfect when you’re training on an empty stomach) and also increases metabolism. By coffee, I mean a quality organic brand without the cream and sugar.

For more on burning fat, read how drinking more water can help you lose weight.