3 Ways to Burn More Calories

Team HTV Mar 31 2015

The simplest and most effective way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume in your daily routine. The main focus behind workingout is to ensure that you burn calories in a way that it cuts down on your fat. The results are obviously not achieved in a day but by making a few tweaks to your workout routine you can definitely get the desired results. 

When you burn more calories than you consume in a day, your body starts to break down all the fat reserves instead, in order to utilize the breakdown process to create energy. This is a known way to lose the fat which you have accumulated over years. With such tweaks to your daily eating habits and exercise routine, you can burn those heavy thighs and chubby arms to fit and skinny.  

Here are a few ways in which you could make your workout more rewarding:

Exercising in intervals

this technique has gained popularity among common fitness circles over the years. Many renowned gymnasts and trainers advice that everyone looking to lose fat should employ this technique. athletes use this as a form of interval training where they exercise in short bursts, harder and intensively to gain achieve the desired results. This technique is quite easy and can be incorporated well in your workout. 

How does it work? 

Well, do your workout at a moderate to slow pace for about five minutes and then for the next 30 seconds to two minutes exert your maximum effort for the workout. Alternate between these intense and moderate sessions, which would enable you to push yourself harder during the shorter intervals, providing you enough time to recover during the longer intervals.

Longer workouts

sometimes it is not possible for many of us to do the workout with full intensity and exertion. When you feel as such, it should alternatively prolong the workout time to at least twenty minutes, taking out more time exercise than just going full out. 

How does it work? 

When you run or perform any other cardiovascular exercise, your body goes through multiple stages to cope up with the sudden requirements for energy. What the body does is that it breaks glycogen in the muscles, converting it into glucose, so it may be used for respiration by the muscles. 

Once your body runs out of glycogen reserves, your metabolism turns its attention to breaking down fat. Remember, this will only happen once you overcome the stage of glycogen breakdown and prolong your exercise enough to go into fat break down. In this scenario the body starts using your excess fat and that is how you lose weight. 

Thus, the longer you workout, the more likely you are to lose that extra fat from your body. it takes a while before your body can get use to this strenuous exercise technique so don’t worry and increase your routine slowly as opposed to making drastic changes. 


in order to put in extra energy into your workout, you should be consuming foods that give you ample reserves of energy. A regular intake of vegetables and fruits can ensure this but to be able achieve the best results, one needs to be a little more specific in what they eat so you have all the energy you need to finish those extra long work outs. 

You must take in a moderate amount of carbohydrates and proteins, along with small amount of fat. Taking in a lot of fat would make you lethargic. Try to eat food which provides you more energy and do not leave you sluggish. Make sure that you do not eat anything immediately before your workout and only exercise after at least three hours when you eat a meal. 

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