3 Ways to Improve Your Calorie Burn

By Genevieve Cunningham

If you’re trying to lose weight, burning calories is an essential part of the deal. And in today’s world, most people are definitely trying to lose weight. A lot of people think that burning calories is easy … and in some ways, it is. But are you burning enough? If you’re not burning more than you consume, the weight will never come off. So how do you increase your calorie burn? If you’re ready to finally lose the weight for good, take a look at these ways to improve your calorie burn and sweat off the pounds.

Lift Weights

The more muscle you can create, the more calories you’re going to burn. Muscles require more energy to operate. So if you can work the muscles and make them dense, it requires more energy just to carry your body through the normal tasks of life. To get started lifting weights, you have some options. Check out your local gym, buy some at-home equipment, or opt for slightly alternative weights like kettlebells. Stick with a consistent routine, and the results will follow.

Feed Your Muscles

It’s also important to feed the muscles properly. If you’re eating fatty foods, then your body is going to hang onto more fat. But if you eat plenty of protein and vegetables and other low-fat foods, your body will be forced to burn the fat on your body for energy. Do some research, ask a nutritionist, or seek other help in making a diet plan that is meant for you.

Increase Intensity

If you like cardio to lose weight -- and cardio can definitely work -- consider increasing the intensity of your workout. If you like to run, go faster or go uphill. If you like aerobics, put more energy and force into each move. Attack your routine with more intensity, and you’re more likely to burn more calories and lose more fat.

The more calories you burn, the more weight you can lose. And since most people are eager to drop a few pounds, burning more calories is definitely appealing! And luckily for all of us, it's not as hard as it seems! Use these tips to improve your calorie burn, and get closer to meeting your ultimate fitness goals and rocking the body of your dreams.

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