38 LBS in 30 days!

Duke Univer­sity trick: Walk slower to burn more fat—fast!

Woman's World - - Natural Health -

“Don’t be dis­cour­aged if you’re slow,” Noelle urges. “The only thing that will hold you back is if you don’t start!” 2 Eat like this to speed re­sults Walk­ers au­to­mat­i­cally burn 100% more fat when they eat meals that keep blood sugar steady, Bri­tish re­searchers re­port. “When blood sugar rises, it trig­gers the re­lease of the hor­mone in­sulin, which can block fat burn­ing even when you’re ac­tive,” ex­plains Dr. Hes­kett. To avoid in­sulin spikes, fol­low Meg’s lead: Load up on nu­tri­ents that slow the rise of blood sugar—namely fiber, pro­tein and healthy fat— and skimp on pro­cessed foods and sugar. “Switch­ing from Coke to wa­ter was one of the eas­i­est things I did that had a big im­pact,” Meg says. Noelle’s ap­proach was to en­joy five low­sugar, pro­tein-rich meal re­place­ments each day and then a pro­teinand veg­gie-packed din­ner. (Learn more at Op­tavia.com.) She cheers, “It was such a no-brainer way to get my­self in fat­burn­ing mode!” 3 Wear get­slim pants Com­pres­sion pants have the power to boost me­tab­o­lism by 15% if we wear them while we’re ac­tive, say re­searchers from Cal­i­for­nia State Polytech­nic Univer­sity. “Com­pres­sion gar­ments sup­port the cir­cu­la­tory sys­tem and make it more vig­or­ous, speed­ing oxy­gen through your sys­tem and max­i­miz­ing fat loss,” ex­plains Dr. Hes­kett. Meg is a fan of com­pres­sion tights made by Dan­skin and Nike. Adds bar­gain­shop­per Noelle: “I find mine on the clear­ance rack at Ross or T.j.maxx!” 4 Rev up with mini walks If you don’t have a solid chunk of time to de­vote to walk­ing, no wor­ries: You can get even greater ben­e­fits by squeez­ing in mul­ti­ple shorter ses­sions. In a study at Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity in Lon­don, women who went on three 10-minute walks per day ul­ti­mately lost 100% more weight than women who walked for 30 min­utes straight. As it turns out, a se­ries of short walks can ac­tu­ally stim­u­late me­tab­o­lism more than one longer walk!

The key to suc­cess is figuring out the best way to fit walk­ing seam­lessly into your life. “Choose the tricks that make ex­er­cise feel eas­i­est for you,” Dr. Hes­kett says. “That’s the best and fastest way to get to your goal!”

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