We all know that right now gyms are a no-go area but don’t let that stop you from continuing with your weight loss journey…

You can perform effective exercises that burn fat in a short time frame without having to leave your home. But remember that in order to lose weight, you’ll need to eat foods that will not only boost your immune system but will go hand in hand with your fitness goals as well.

We’ve put together the best fat burning exercises and we’ve added food that will keep you fuller for longer and that’s low in calories.

Let’s start with the exercises:

Jumping jacks

The best thing about this workout is that it’s ideal to do inside the house or in your garden and it doesn’t require much space to perform. This exercise not only assists in weight loss, but it tones your body and improves flexibility.

Jog in one place

This exercise is accessible, simple to do and it will get your heart rate up.

Miss jogging around the neighbourhood? Well, you’ll be happy to hear that you can still jog but in a stationary position. Just lift your feet a few centimetres from the ground and hop from foot to foot. Make sure that you engage your arms as well. This exercise is accessible, simple to do and it will get your heart rate up.

Swimming

If you have your own swimming pool then swimming is an awesome way you can burn calories. The best thing factor about swimming is that it’s not just a fat burner but it’s also a relaxing form of exercise. It’s also the perfect exercise to do on a hot day. It cools you down, so you don’t have to worry about your body getting sweaty after your workout.

And now for what you should eat…

Fruit

You can never go wrong with eating fruit. Not only will they keep the doctor away, but they’ll keep weight away too! We recommend apples, bananas, watermelons, pears, berries, oranges and kiwifruit.

Boiled eggs

Although eggs are high in protein and fat and they keep your body fuller for longer while giving you energy as well. And energy is exactly what you need for your workouts. Did you know that eggs contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need in a day? Some of the vitamins found in eggs are vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, copper and iron.

Some of the vitamins found in eggs are vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, copper and iron.

Spinach

If you want to increase the volume of your meals without increasing the calories then adding spinach is an awesome idea. Spinach is low in calories, high in nutrients and high in water.

Tuna

Tuna is low in fat, low in calories but high in protein. It’s popular among models and body builders and it’s not hard to see why.

Soup

Soups have high water content, and this makes them great for weight loss because they have a low energy density and they keep you hydrated. Add vegetables like carrots, boiled potatoes and peas to your soup for added flavour and nutrition.

With the right exercises and the right diet, losing weight won’t be so hard. Remember to apply an effective antiperspirant before your workouts to keep sweat and body odour at bay.

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