Wouldn’t it be great while looking at the fat on your body in the mirror you could zap it off with your mind? Well that’s not too far from being possible, but the sequence will be a little different. What most people don’t know is that you brain, which weights around 3 pounds can burn up to 20% of your bodies Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Something that weighs less than 5% of your total body weight can burn up to 300+ calories just from regular use. Now the three keys to unlocking your Mental Fat Burner are:
Get Into Your Fat Burning Zone
Always start your workouts with 15 minutes of cardio before you begin your real routine. This will cause your body to burn through most of the simple carbs your body retained throughout the day and helps you get to the nitty gritty of your fat loss process. Also get a heart rate monitor so you can stay within your fat burn zone during your workout. The best way to calculate your fat-burning zone is to take your age and subtract it by you max heart rate of 220. Your fat burn zone should be 60% to 70% of your max heart rate, so try to stay within this zone during your workout.
Your Mind Makes It Real
I believe it was that movie the Matrix that said “Real” is nothing more than a bunch of electrical signals interpreted by your brain. So when we are burning fat our main goal is to alter our brains interpretations of those electrical signals to burn fat. The best way to do this is to alternate our workout routine from high intensity to low intensity when focusing on problem areas. For instance, if your problem area is abs then you will want to start with a round of jumping rope or jumping jacks, them jump squats, and finally end with an ab workout. This will force your body to use the resources around the area you are isolating which is the fats around your stomach.
Free Your Mind to Release Fat
The worst thing you can do is not use your brain during your workout. By doing so you’ll leave hundreds of calories on the table. When I did a basic aerobic workout I burned 450 calories in 60 minutes, and when I performed a cardio kickboxing routine I burned 900 calories in the same 60 minutes. What was the difference? With the kickboxing workout I had to think about my combinations, how to throw them, and how to respond. But the best program that I used to unlock my mental fat burner is called Body With Language www.bodywithlanguage.com . This program allows you to learn a new language while working out and the workout routines go from high intensity to low intensity.
Now unlocking your mental fat burner does not happen from one training session. But once you get started your brain will tell your body to use your fat as a fuel source and not a storage unit.