One of the biggest secrets is to trick your system into using your fat stores as fuel. This can be done by controlling your bodies’ hormones that will in turn increase your fat burning ratio during the day and even at night while you sleep. The first step towards training your hormones is the oldest trick in the book, good old diet and exercise.
Starting with your diet, find the right amount of calories and the timing of your meals will be essential. Whether you eat three balanced meals or take the approach of eating multiple small meals the key is consistency. Once you find what your body reacts to best stay the duration with that system. Most of the extreme diets that require huge sacrifices or deprivation usually only last for a few weeks so if you want a long lasting solution make easy lifestyle changes that you can keep with.
The first step to changing the shape of your body means working your whole body and becoming more concerned with the execution or technique of the exercise than just burning calories.
There are certain exercises such as yoga, Pilates and some weight-training activities which may allow you to tone problem areas and slightly change your body shape. It is important to note that a pear shape or apple shape tends to be a genetic predisposition. Your body may resist the change or revert back to its original shape.
Those with an apple shape carry greater risk of disease, since visceral fat, the kind around the abdomen, can lead to an accelerated heart rate and insulin resistance. Visceral fat tends to disappear first and therefore, weight loss may occur on the waist and breasts before it occurs on the thighs and buttocks. Persistence is the key to success.
You need to incorporate more core-strengthening exercises into your fitness routine if you are an apple shape. Exercises like abdominal crunches, lower leg raises and twists target all of the core muscles and activate the abdominal muscles. This helps to burn more fat overall and may help diminish your apple shape also.
No matter what shape you are the best exercise that you should have in your arsenal is cardio exercise. Whether you start with a 30 minute walk on the treadmill or work your way up to a 10 mile jog. Cardio is the key fat burning exercise and should always be a part of your fat loss routine.