Having been a personal trainer for over 12 years and a clinical nutritionist for 6 years, I have worked with hundreds of folks looking specifically to burn fat, build lean muscle and have their fittest bodies ever. From all the clinical insight I have gained from my clients’ transformations, I have narrowed down my 5 top fat burning tips to help you get your best body ever.
Tip #1: Avoid sugar and starch until dinner time
Sugar and starch raise insulin levels in the body. Insulin is the body’s “storing and building” hormone. When insulin levels are elevated in the body above baseline, our body is looking to both build muscle and store body fat. Insulin becomes elevated when our blood sugar levels increase. If we are not going to use that sugar for energy, then it gets stored away as body fat. Day and in and
day out, this leads to a continuous build-up of body fat.
When we avoid sugar and starch until dinner time, we allow our bodies to burn stored body fat as a f...
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