12 Unconventional Ways To Burn More Fat (Part 1)

You don’t have to spend hours at the gym to lose weight. In this two-part series, Get-Fit Guy gives you 12 unconventional ways to burn more fat without exercising.

Ben Greenfield
4-minute read
Episode #110

Anytime you’re forcing your body or limbs to move against an extra weight, it results in increased calorie burning and muscle stimulation. Once you own these kind of weights, you’d be surprised at how many ways you can think to use them, such as when grocery shopping, working in the yard, on a walk, or even while doing the laundry.

#5 Fasting

Many studies have shown that different forms of fasting - from intermittent fasting to alternate day fasting to simply limiting the amount of snacking and grazing you do – can work very well for weight loss. Here are a few recent studies:

In spite of what you may have heard, you don’t have to starve yourself to fast! For example, on most days of the week, I simply try to not eat anything within 2 hours of bedtime, then not eat anything for 2 hours after I wake up. With 8 hours of sleeping, that gives me a 12-hour fast each day. Another popular method is to simply choose one day per week to fast, and on this day, you basically drink water, coffee, and take a supplement such as a multivitamin.

#6 Fidgeting

Fidgeting is another key to weight loss! Motion detectors have shown that the more active you are, the more likely you are to burn extra fat, and that motion can take place via tiny, seemingly insignificant daily activities such as:

  • chewing gum

  • tapping your feet

  • rolling your head in circles

  • shrugging your shoulders

  • twiddling your fingers

Of course, taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator counts as an even more advanced form of fidgeting!

Next week, we’re going to jump right into the next 5 unconventional ways to burn more fat. But in the meantime, if you have questions, or your own tips to add, just post them at http://www.Facebook.com/GetFitGuy

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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology; personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), an advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta. He has over 11 years’ experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, and as helped hundreds of clients achieve weight loss and fitness success.

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