We all may want to reduce our body fat, but with our busy schedules, it may be easier said than done.
What if we could turn body fat into body heat?
In this article, we are going to discuss on how to do that.
Now, let’s start the list with
One of the most recommended methods of burning fat is by eating a good amount of peppers.
Peppers such as jalapeno or chilli helps to burn the white fat.
A study that was conducted on 191 participants found that heat generated by the pepper can
oxidize the layers of fat in your body.
Additionally, they contain Vitamin C, a water soluble nutrient that boosts your metabolism
and speeds up your digestion process.
Although, too much consumption of any form of pepper may not be good for your stomach.
So, moderation is the key.
Speaking of things to consume, we have another one in the list and it is…
Have More Turmeric
Before talking about how turmeric can help us, let’s take a very important fact into
Our body contains two types of adipose tissues.
One of them is the brown adipose tissue that helps to turn the fat into heat.
The other one is white adipose tissue, which is responsible for the extra layers of fat
on your body.
This is where Turmeric comes into play, it promotes the β3AR gene expression in white
Apart from that, it also increases the levels of plasma norepinephrine, a hormone that is
responsible for browning white adipose tissues.
So, maybe you can consider having turmeric with milk or roasted vegetables.
Moving on to the next option, we have…
Avoid Skipping Meals
You may think that it is a good idea to skip meals so that you can avoid those extra calories
Unfortunately, it’s not how the human body works.
The more you skip meals, the less fat you will be able to burn.
This is because the body requires regular intake of protein, fiber and vitamins in order
to turn the fat into heat.
So, instead of skipping meals, just eat smart.
Consume meals that have more nutrients and it will help you burn more fat.
Additionally, if your goal is to shed some pounds and burn some calories then we suggest
that you drink at least 3 litres of water every day.
Now, let’s move to the next point…
Take Cold Showers
Remember the two types of tissues we talked about some time ago.
Well, here is another example.
When the cells in your body get exposure to cold then they start forming more brown adipose
tissues instead of white, which as we have already discussed, turns fat into heat.
Although, there is one more element that helps the brown adipose tissue in this.
The cells in our body are extremely adaptive, this is why we are capable of surviving in
When we feel cold, the mitochondria starts generating more heat to help us cope with
This process is known as thermogenesis.
So, when you are having a cold shower both the increase in production of the brown adipose
tissue and thermogenesis will happen simultaneously.
This will help you turn your body fat into heat at a faster rate and burn a few calories
in the process.
As we are on the topic of cold, the next one is important.
Sleep In The Cold
Similar to the previous point, sleeping in the cold is another method that you can use
to turn fat into heat.
In a study, researchers kept three different temperatures for three separate sleeping rooms.
Room one was kept at 66° F or 19° C, room two was kept at 75° F or about 24° C and
room three was kept at 81° F or 27° C. After a month of sleeping, they noticed that people
who were sleeping in the colder rooms had more brown adipose tissue than those who were
sleeping in the warmer room.
Additionally, the ones sleeping in the colder rooms had also burned more calories.
Again, it was the duo of thermogenesis and brown adipose tissue that came to the rescue.
So, the colder the temperature while sleeping the better, right?
No, not really.
If the temperature is too low then your body temperature may drop drastically causing fever,
cold or cough.
This is why we would suggest not to go lower than 19°C or 66° F, while sleeping.
Otherwise, neither thermogenesis nor brown adipose tissue would be able to help you.
This brings us to our next point.
The effects of stress can be felt in our mental as well as physical health.
Stress increases the production of a hormone called Cortisol.
While, it is an important hormone for our survival, it also has some ill-effects on
If produced in excess, it can cause stress hunger, which would mean that you end up eating
what and when you shouldn’t, or snacking when you don’t need to.
Because of the extra calories this will promote the production of white adipose tissues in
your body, which don’t help turn fat to heat like brown adipose tissue does.
If you are having trouble turning the body fat into heat then it is probably because
you are stressed out.
So, what did you think about our methods of turning body fat into heat?
Have you tried any of these methods?
Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear from you.