3 Easy Ways to Burn Fat and Lose Weight

3 easy ways to burn fat and lost weight

3 Easy Ways to Burn Fat and Lose Weight

by Calli O’Brien

I was trying to lose those “last 10 pounds.” For 5 years I tried working out harder, running further, restricting my diet even more. Nothing worked. I’d hit a long-term plateau and my weight wouldn’t budge.

To anyone else I probably looked fine, but looking in the mirror was personally discouraging. I don’t think it matters if you’re trying to lose 10 pounds or 40 pounds, when you make a big effort and nothing changes, it’s disheartening.

It was around this time I started drinking a nice ceremonial grade of matcha tea. I drank it once a day during work hours. A few weeks later I noticed I had dropped 5 lbs. Nothing else had changed, I simply added matcha to my daily routine.

By the end of the year, I was down another 5 pounds and I’ve kept it off ever since. That was 11 years ago. I still fluctuate a couple pounds here and there, but drinking matcha almost every day keeps me slim. Most matcha fans already know this matcha secret, but if you’re new to the magic of matcha, I can’t think of a better time to discover these 3 easy ways to burn fat and lose weight.

3 Easy Ways to Burn Fat and Lose Weight

1. Add Matcha to Your Workout Water Bottle

Fill about three-quarters of your workout bottle with cool water. Add 1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon of good quality matcha powder and shake well. Combined with moderate exercise the powerful catechins in matcha tea actually pull more energy from fat stored in the abdominal area. Use Matcha pUre Single Packets in your workout or water bottle: how to use matcha packets video.

2. Drink Matcha Around 3:00 p.m.

Many of us experience low energy between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. We feel sleepy or lethargic and need a little boost. Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee or sweets, try matcha instead. The small amount of caffeine in matcha will give you a gentle 2 – 4 hour energy lift. But that’s not all.

Matcha’s amino acids join in to help you stay focused, suppress your appetite and even feel happier as they elevate your dopamine levels. While all matcha teas contain these L-theanine amino acids, ceremonial grades of Japanese matcha like ours contain the highest amounts.

3. Drink Matcha Before Any Physical Activity

Working out doesn’t have to be in the gym. You could be walking, gardening, running, skiing, playing tennis or even tag with the kids. Whatever you do, one cup of matcha before or during physical activity actually gives your metabolism an extra boost, helping you burn more calories.

Learn more about the many health benefits, production methods and ancient history of matcha tea.

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