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.
75) Do pull-ups. They work more muscles than lat pull-downs. 76) Buy individual-size portions of your favorite snacks. 77) Manage your time wisely. Studies show that stress triggers the hormone cortisol to turn up your appetite. 78) Be unconventional. Working with odd-shaped equipment like SandBells and truck tires helps your body recruit more muscle.
79) Add heat to your dinner. Fiery spices (and hot peppers) speed up your metabolism and help you to eat slower. 80) Train with a buddy, especially one who's stronger—he’ll push you to work harder. 81) Make peanut butter better. One tablespoon of PB packs about 100 calories. Cut back by mixing equal parts PB with cooked carrots or sweet potato in a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
82) Train like a fighter. The cross-training of mixed martial artists is second to none. Add in plyometrics and put together some super-sets, keeping your rest periods low to start. 83) Avoid processed foods that contain trans fat, a manufactured fat that's difficult for your body to break down. 84) Cut 200 calories out of your mac ’n’ cheese. Swap half a cup of puréed cauliflower and butternut squash for half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese in your recipe.
85) Take your kids to the park. You can do all your pull-ups and ab work with the kind of equipment you’ll find in a playground. 86) Chew slowly. Seriously. Studies show it’ll help you eat much less. 87) Know your numbers. Monitor everything from your calories to your weight to your body-fat percentage.