Rachel Evans is a Fitness & Beauty Media Spokesmodel, Competitive Bikini Athlete and a Discount Supplements Ambassador. Here she writes EXCLUSIVELY for our Blog about her Top 5 Fat Burning Secrets.
1. Diet & Training
'Eat clean train mean' - I live by this mantra.
Good nutrition combined with a fat-busting, muscle building fitness training program is the key to fat loss whilst building and maintaining a toned lean muscle bikini body.
It is essential to eat a clean healthy diet combined with the right nutrition & diet supplements to lose body fat and to maintain a healthy target weight.
I train hard as a competitive bikini athlete - working out 5 days a week with weights (& cardio) and I eat 5-6 small meals per day.
A typical diet consists of choosing from grilled chicken, salmon, tuna or egg whites omelette (with 2 yolks) eaten with vegetable and rice - such as broccoli or asparagus, a cup of brown rice, sweet potato or wholemeal rice cakes.
It's all about meal planning known (diet prep) to help your fat loss goals to stay on track. Consistency is the key.
I have worked out my daily Macros of protein, carbs and fat totals in grams (using my body weight for guidance) and also make sure I have the right amount of calorie intake per day.
2. Coconut Oil
The old saying is "in your diet you need good fat to burn fat" and coconut oil is a healthy 'good' fat addition to your diet, helps curb cravings and increases energy, makes you feel fuller for longer and feeds your muscles. You can take it as a diet supplement or even add it to protein shakes.
3. Drink lots of Water
Muscles are made up of 70% water. Adequate water intake daily flushes out fat cells and toxins, plus gets rid of excess sodium and helps you look leaner ensuring your body & skin are hydrated.
Our bodies are made up of approximately 60-65 percent water. Muscle is made up of 70 percent water, while fat is only 22 percent. Water is responsible for transporting needed nutrients to the body’s cells and transporting the waste out. This is why water is so important to us for fat loss.
4. Himalayan Pink Salt
Helps fat loss and is a natural salt packed with minerals which hydrates the body whilst flushing out toxins. Himalayan salt benefits include aiding metabolic function, creating electrolyte balance, pH balance (alkaline / acidity) and prevents muscle cramping.
5. Amino Acids
Amino Acids are great for aiding fat loss and building muscle and are the building blocks that make up protein. Your body puts them together like Legos to create muscle.
BCAA's ( branched chain amino acids) can be taken as nutrition supplements.
L-Carnitine - if you are looking to get lean then this is the amino acid supplement you need. It helps your body to boost fat oxidisation and to use stored fat as energy during exercise.
Rachel Evans (Discount Supplements Ambassador)
Fitness & Beauty Media Spokesmodel and Competitive Bikini Athlete