102 Ways to Torch Fat Fast
You lost the weight for beach-body season. We rounded up our best tips to help you keep it off.
34) Squat heavy. The more muscles you can recruit with proper form, the stronger you’ll get, and the more fat you’ll burn. 35) Train abs heavy. Instead of regular sit-ups, try doing a couple of sets with the heaviest weights you can hold. 36) Eat less sugar. Limit yourself to no more than 72 grams a day. 37) Snack the smart way. A small bag of air-popped popcorn instead of corn chips saves you 60 calories.
38) Go rock climbing. Even if you just hit an indoor rock walll, you’ll torch more than 700 calories an hour. 39) Find your rock-bottom moment. Draw from the point in your life when you knew you had to make a change. 40) Get a Dog. (Or borrow your girlfriend’s.) Taking Fido for a walk 20 minutes a day can help you shed 14 pounds a year. 41) Eat Beans. This high-fiber, protein-packed staple will help your body incinerate fat. Purée them for stews or toss with oil and vinegar and serve as a side dish. 42) Combine cardio and weights. Try jumping rope between sets, or string together some exercises into the circuits. 43) Get off the couch—do quick sets of push-ups, sit-ups, or jumping jacks during the commercial breaks of your favorite TV shows.
44) Clean out your kitchen. Remove temptation at home and you’re much more likely to stick to your plan. 45) Plan cheat meals. If you’re strict all week, one pig-out will get your body primed for more weight loss. 46) Order chicken fingers instead of wings. They’ve got more protein and significantly less fat, sodium and calories. 47) Jump rope just 10 minutes. You'll burn the same number of calories as you would when you jog for 15 minutes. 48) Don’t quit cold turkey on your favorite foods. You’ll be more apt to fall off the wagon. 49) Jot short-terms goals on index cards. Once they’re met, add ’em to a pile. Having a stack of accomplishments will boost your confidence. 50) Use the back of a teaspoon when tasting your dishes during food prep. Every time you taste something, you'll take in far fewer calories.