Let me explain...
The traditional thinking about burning fat is that you have to focus solely on calorie deficit. While increasing your calorie deficit is part of the solution to fat loss, it has its limits.
Let’s say you require 2,500 calories per day and you create a 1,000 calorie per day deficit by cutting 500 calories and doing 500 calories worth of cardio per day. That’s two pounds per week of fat loss. That’s a fair rate of fat loss, but you’re going to be busting your butt on the cardio (especially if you’re lifting every day and having to add cardio time on top of an already busy schedule) and you’ll probably be hungry and irritated.
If you want faster fat loss, you have to either cut more calories, add another workout session or both. At some point, you’re either going to be taking in too few calories (which will increase cortisol levels and cause your body to actually hang onto the fat you’re trying to lose) or you’ll max out your available workout time.
The key to losing fat faster without starving to death or spending almost all of your free time working out is to make your body work more efficiently at burning fat.
That means speeding up your metabolism, boosting your immune system and correcting hormonal and digestive issues. The nutrients you get from blending can do that for you, in minimal time and for minimal calories.
By the way, don't get confused between juicing and blending. They're not the same thing. Basically juicing machines only extract the 'juice' from fruit which of course means you lose a lot of vitamins and goodness that is in skin, pulp, seeds and peel of fruit.
Here are five of the best blending recipes for faster fat loss.
Start blending, at least once a day, and I GUARANTEE you'll start to lose fat faster while consuming the same amount of calories.
1. The Immune System Strengthener
This juice is one of the best recipes I know for boosting your immune system. Boosting your immune system reduces the free radicals in your body, which improves immunity overall, increases the amount of Vitamin C that can be delegated to creating l-carnitine (which transports stored fat to the liver to be turned into glycogen and burned as fuel) and decreases the amount of cortisol released into your bloodstream. The cranberries are loaded with Vitamin C and perfect for cleaning out your digestive tract and battling bad bacteria. Please try to use organic apples for this recipe – much of the micronutrient content is contained in the peel!
Blend everything together and enjoy. This recipe tastes amazing.
2. Pomegranate Punch
Pomegranates are considered one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet, because of their high content of B-vitamins, Vitamin C, riboflavin and phosphorus. This recipe will not only help reduce free radicals (lowering your cortisol levels), but provide a ton of Vitamin C and other inflammation-fighting antioxidants.
Dice the pomegranate before adding it to the blender, peel and all. Try to use organic apples for this recipe so that you can add them to the blender with the peel intact, but do remove the seeds before juicing as apple seeds are toxic.
3. Lean, Green Fat-Burning Machine
Parsley is a lot more than a garnish. It’s packed with folic acid and other antioxidants that prevent oxygen-based damage to your body’s cells from free radicals known as oxygen radicals. This lowers cortisol levels to prevent your body from storing new fat, but also stimulates your body to burn fat already stored in your abdominal area. The kale and spinach also have a ton of vitamin C for making more l-carnitine and provide protein for you as well.
Use organic unwaxed cucumber or remove the peel. If this one is a little bitter for your taste, add half an apple or pear to the juicer.
4. Apple-Cucumber Zinger
The ginger in this juice not only adds flavour, it also helps rid your body of built-up toxins and waste. You’d be surprised how many pounds are waste, not fat! The cucumber helps clean out your kidneys for better hormone regulation and secretion and the apples improve digestion and boost your immunity. This makes this juice one of the best you can drink for speeding up fat loss.
Be sure to remove the seeds from the apples and peel the cucumber if it isn't organic. Then blend together and drink up.
5. Cutter’s Cocktail
This recipe is one of the best juices you can use when you’re trying to lose body fat ('cutting'). The antioxidants in the kale and spinach boost your metabolism and load you up with Vitamin C. The broccoli, cucumber and lemon are amazing for cleaning out your liver and kidneys so that your hormones are better balanced and to further detox your digestive tract. This recipe is great for getting rid of flab around your abdominal area caused by toxin buildup and helps your metabolism to melt that fat even faster.
The lemon in this recipe is one of the key ingredients for helping you to burn fat faster. Since most of the metabolism-boosting micro-nutrients are in the peel, it’s really essential that you buy organic lemons and blend them peel and all. The cucumber helps mellow out the flavour of the kale and spinach, but if the flavour is still a little strong for your taste, add half a pear or a few berries to the blender as well.
A major part of what I do for my clients is meal planning, and because most people are time limited trying to balance their family life and career, all the meals are quick and easy to prepare, just like these smoothies.
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