How To Burn Fat Faster With These 4 Fat Loss Shortcuts That Actually Work.

By Paul Scicluna

There are many ways that you can enhance your body’s fat burning abilities. Some would say to take fat burning or weight loss supplements. Others will point you toward another fad diet… but to me, all these things will do is reduce the weight of your wallet or purse as well as keep you on the weight loss roller coaster.

It’s not rocket science to realize that a healthy diet with regular exercise will not only help you to lose weight, but will improve your overall health in general. But I often hear people asking how to lose weight quickly?

As our bodies are all different, the speed of weight loss will differ from one person to the next. However there are some simple things you can do to improve and enhance your body’s burning fat potential. So if you want some ways to lose weight more quickly, then incorporate these 4 shortcuts into your weight loss plan:

1. Hydration For Weight Loss

Many people don’t realize that what they think of as hunger pains, more often than not is your body telling you to hydrate. But instead of drinking some water to rehydrate people eat solids, which can further dehydrate you. Studies have shown that hydrating with water, which is virtually free, can boost your metabolism, aiding your weight loss efforts.

When you get up in the morning, start your day with at least one tall glass of water before breakfast and any other drinks. This will help you rehydrate from your night’s sleep as well as increase your metabolism.

2. Eliminate Alcohol

This is one of the simple ways to lose weight more quickly, but is hard from a willpower perspective for most people. It doesn’t have to be for life but just to give you that winning edge to get you to your weight loss goals sooner. Consuming alcohol provides your body with additional calories, not to mention the calories from the snacks that are generally consumed with or after a few drinks. If you don’t burn off these calories they’ll be stored as fat. Simple as that!

So aim to have a minimum of two weeks alcohol free. If you can, go for one month. Not only will you benefit from the reduced calories you would have consumed but imagine the money you will have saved. Once you have hit your weight loss goal, then if you choose, you can start to include alcoholic beverages back into your diet. Just don’t go overboard as you generally won’t be able to handle as many drinks due to the break you’ve had.

3. No Food After 8:30pm

We are not meant to eat in close proximity to bedtime. Consuming foods late at night or close to your bedtime adds additional unwanted calories. You won’t burn these calories, so they’ll just end up in your fat stores. This only adds to your waistline and puts the brakes on your weight loss efforts.

The majority of people have already consumed enough calories throughout the day and don’t need to snack at night. Snacking at night usually comes down to stress, boredom and/or bad habits. This is a bad habit you need to drop from your nightly routine - all it will do is slow your body from doing its nightly job, which is to heal and repair your body. It’s not meant to be spending energy processing foods all night. Your body is meant to be in a state of fasting at night, hence why we get up in the morning and have breakfast, also known as “Break – Fast,” as you’re breaking the nights fast.

Trying not to consume any foods after 8:30pm is a good rule to include in your weight loss journey. By stopping or at least minimizing nighttime snacking you’ll be aiding your fat burning potential.

4. Sleeping Off The Weight

Now we all know that sleep is something we have to do for good health, but did you know that it can also help you to lose weight? This is probably the laziest tool you can include your weight loss plan, as all you have to do is shut your eyes and get a good night’s sleep.

Sleep directly affects the release and balance of hormones in the body. A lack of sleep has been shown to wreak havoc in the body by releasing stress hormones that encourage weight gain and fat storage. Little or bad sleep has been shown to reduce the amount of human growth hormone released. Human growth hormone helps to protect lean muscle as well as aids burning fat. Also, studies have shown that those who don’t get a good amount of sleep, snack more frequently during the day.

So aim to get to bed a little earlier if you are a night owl and get at least 7 hours of sleep. This will help you to keep your hormones balanced and your appetite in check, resulting in fat loss and getting you to your weight loss goals sooner.

There you have it - how to burn fat faster with 4 fat loss shortcuts. And yes, my clients have tried them and they actually work. Now’s the time for you to have a go! Get that fat burning furnace firing so you can lose weight and finally feel fantastic.

To great health,


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9 Ways To Lose Fat And Get Shredded!

By Paul Scicluna

It doesn't matter if it's Summer or Winter where you live, these 9 tips will help you burn fat off in no time. Don't wait any longer, as there is no better time to take action than now. Kick start your weight loss plans and start burning off that body fat today.

Try these fat loss tips to jump start your weight loss into action and look your best in the shortest time possible.


If you want to succeed with your weight loss efforts then the first place you have to look at is your diet. Most people think they eat a healthy diet, but if you're not reaching your weight loss goals, then you can be sure that there are some extra calories that are sneaking themselves in to your daily diet.

If you seriously want to turn on your body's fat burning furnace and torch those extra calories, then you need to pay close attention to the details of your diet. It is not hard for calories to add up and many people often don't realize that they may be drinking their calories not just eating them.

To optimize weight loss, try eating more frequent, smaller portioned meals and make sure those meals are healthy with adequate protein to help keep you fuller for longer. Paying attention to your diet is one of the most effective way to be successful with long term weight loss goals.


When it comes to weight loss, sugar can really destroy your fat burning potential. Now when I mention sugar, I am not talking about fruit. Fruit is healthy and should be included in a healthy diet. However eliminating processed sugars as much as possible is a must if you want to achieve your fat loss goals.

Processed sugars and carbohydrates will only hamper your weight loss efforts. Yes you need carbs, but get them from vegetables as this is far more healthy and will help to keep your blood sugar levels stabilized. This will then turn stored body fat into energy instead of it using sugar. So keep your processed sugars and carbs to your cheat day. But don't go overboard as you don't want your cheat day to destroy your weight loss success.


Many people wanting to lose weight will go and jump on the treadmill to burn calories but I'm telling you it's time to reconsider. When it comes to losing weight, most people overlook the resistance or weight training and only go for cardio. Trust me on this one... don't skip the weights. Yes cardio does have its place when it comes to burning fat or even maintaining your weight. However, it can be extremely boring. And with each hour that passes on the treadmill it can also cause your muscles to waste away.

If you want to burn calories around the clock then you need a faster resting metabolism, and more muscle on your body will achieve this. Resistance training will have your body burning plenty of calories post workout, where steady state cardio just won't. So don't just do cardio, focusing of free weights will increase metabolism and your fat burning potential.


As previously mentioned, steady state cardio definitely has its place, but if you want quicker results then you can't beat a high intensity workout. Also know as high intensity interval training (HIIT), it's been shown that shorter periods of high intensity exercise is far more effective for weight loss than steady state cardio, especially if you want quicker results.

So give the treadmill a miss for a while and learn how to swing a kettlebell or try high intensity skipping intervals. One of the most effective ways to increase fat loss is by implementing high intensity interval training into your new workout routine.


Generally people focus on what exercise they'll be doing as well as the amount of reps and sets, but few focus on the time they take when resting in-between exercises. However this is really important. Limiting your rest periods is a great way to burn fat burn more quickly.

You should know exactly how much rest time you'll be having in between sets - if you don't you'll get side tracked talking to someone or staring into space. Then what happens is that your body has begun cooling down.

You should always have rest periods but you should actually be timing your rest periods. Depending what you are doing, I always aim to keep those rest periods short, such as 30 seconds. By keeping your rest periods short, you're keeping your heart rate up and the intensity higher. This increases your post workout calorie burn.


When people are trying to lose weight they usually focus on diet and exercise. However there is one thing that can really wreak havoc with our fat burning efforts, and that is sleep. Many people underestimate the importance of sleep. Most people don't realize just how much a lack of sleep can negatively impact your weight loss goals.

If your diet and exercise routine are spot on and you still aren't seeing results then you might want to check your sleeping habits. Yes, you want to aim for 7-9 hours each night but it's not just about the length of sleep you get, it's also about the quality.

Late night meals as well as fluids can keep you from having a good night sleep. Also watching TV as well as using mobile devices at night also plays havoc with your sleep. What happens is the light stimulates brain activity as well as interferes with the release of the hormone melatonin, which is important for sleep.

Try some of these ideas to help promote a deeper sleep. Having a hot bath before bedtime, turning off your mobile devices and TV at least an hour or two prior to sleep and making sure the temperature in your room is not too hot.


One of the most common complaints I hear regarding fat loss is people saying they are not seeing results. If you're already doing what we have covered then it could come down to your exercise routine. Most people do the same old workout, day in, day out with not much change. The body adapts to things very quickly. It does with your exercise routine as well as your diet.

So don't be shy, mix up your workout routine often. As the body adapts quickly, you need to shock your body with new challenges. My advice would be to change your program every four weeks. Or you could have two different programs and alternate them each week for around 8 weeks, and then change them. As previously stated, don't spend all your time on the treadmill. Ever wondered why you don't get sore from your workouts? It's because your body is used to the same old workload.

Try a new resistance training program or a high intensity interval training program with kettlebells or some boxing circuits. Get into the free weights instead of using machines. Or you could mix and match any of these into your own circuit. If you've been doing the same old workout for some time then you'll certainly see the difference when you mix up your exercise routine.


Most people don't realise but it's been said that the majority of people are in a state of dehydration. When people want to lose weight, they focus mostly on what they are or will be eating (which is important), but if you consider that every organ in your body needs water (yes water not an energy drink) to function, it's quite surprising that people skip this step.

If you think about it, hydration helps to curb hunger and has also been shown to boost metabolism. Which is what you want when trying to lose weight.

Not only that, but you'll sleep better, you'll have more energy and endurance, and you'll have clearer skin and eyes. You body will function better and that is important especially when trying to burn fat.

Tip: always have a bottle of water on you and make sure you drink it throughout the day.


This one is important, because if you are following a healthy eating and training plan then stick to the program. It's those who have patience and stick to the program that are the ones that achieve and succeed in their weight loss goals. Remember, you didn't wake up one morning and you'd gained 30 pounds of fat. It happened over time. And the same with weight loss, it's consistency in both diet and exercise which will get you there.

Have a positive attitude and focus on achieving your weight loss goals. See it in your mind as you've already achieve the goal weight you set out to achieve. Remember that everything starts with a thought. So if your thoughts are negative then that's what you'll get. If your thoughts are positive then that is what you'll get.

Implementing the simple tips listed here will help you a long way to achieve your weight loss goals.

So get to it, and burn the fat!

All the best,


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