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How to burn body fat seems like one of those trick questions that no one has the perfect answer to. We all want to know how to do it but it sometimes seems like no matter how hard we try, we just can't burn enough. Experts say that the only way to optimize your bodies fat burning hormones is by making sure they are elevated all the time. It's not an easy thing to do so we've come up with a few tips to help you – and your body – burn fat all day long.

 

Hydrate

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Drinking water in the morning will help rehydrate your body after a night of sleeping and will help combat the hunger you feel first thing in the morning. People who are well hydrated tend to eat less throughout the day and have a more functional metabolism. So make sure you drink water throughout the day to help curb that hunger.

 

Coffee

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Getting your morning java fix will give you more than an energy boost. Black coffee is a natural low-calorie alternative to energy drinks, making it a great choice to start your day.

 

Fish Oil

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Research has shown that poor eating habits damage brain cells, which will make it had to resist temptations. An omega-3-rich fish oil supplement, however, can actually help to create new nerve cells and counteract the effects of junk food intake.

 

Move around

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If your job requires you to sit at a desk all day try to make time to get up and move around the office. During your lunch, try getting out to the gym for a good workout. Try doing a total-body circuit workout with squats, lunges and overhead presses. These will help elevate your heart rate and act as the perfect catalyst for building muscle while burning fat.

 

Lunch

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Eating after a workout is the best time since our muscle cells are ready to take in nutrients. Eat a lunch that is high in protein, moderate in carbs and low in fat.

 

Snacks

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Stay away from the office vending machine and opt instead for a high protein, low carb snack to help keep your blood sugar in check and to prevent afternoon sluggishness. The high-protein snack will ensure you're rebuilding the muscle that you broke down during your workout.

 

Dinner

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Cooking at home offers more benefits than eating out because you're able to control what goes into your food. Make sure you opt for healthy meats and vegetables so you don't ruin what you worked so hard for all day.

 

Booze

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Opting for no high-calorie alcohol is always your best answer but if your night requires you to go out try limiting your beverage intake. Also, try opting for lower-calorie beers and drinks to help your fat-burning day succeed.

 

Carbs

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Some new research shows that eating the majority of carbs in the evening actually encouraged lower body fat levels. Some people who ate carbs at night reported feeling more satisfied with their diets.

 

Sleep

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Not getting enough sleep has long been linked to health risks such as cardiovascular disease as well as weight gain. So try to get as much as you can by eliminating what may be keeping you awake – such as electronics in the bedroom or lights that are too bright. Try reading a book before bed or listening to some relaxing music. Try to make sure you set a routine – going to bed and getting up at the same time each night and morning.