Simple Steps You Can Take Each Day to Reduce Fat and Lose Weight

When you want to trim a few pounds but you’re having trouble going to the gym and eating right, don’t lose hope.  You can burn more calories, and specifically fat, throughout each day just by adopting some simple tricks.

Follow our weight management tricks (which we refer to as “Sculptlets”) to turn up your metabolism, lose weight and burn fat.  Want to learn more? You can find our Sculptlet #1 and #2 in previously posted blog articles on our website,  



Sculptlet #3:  Incidental Exercise

Do you know someone who just can’t sit still, someone who seems to fidget all day?  You know. Like those nervous habits, wiggling their legs and feet or shaking their pen in between strokes.  You should adopt some of those fidgeting habits if you want to burn more fat and calories.

We refer to fidgeting as unplanned activity, unplanned exercise.  Standing up and moving around without even thinking about it. It’s known as “incidental exercise” and it’s just one way to work physical activity into your life and burn fat and calories without working out.


Incidental Exercise – Fidgeting

Simple things like drumming your fingers on your desk, bobbing your foot or leg up and down and twirling your hair are all “incidental exercise.”  An easy activity to fit into your life without being planned exercise, incidental exercise doesn’t feel like “exercise” at all.

Although the fat burned during incidental exercise may not seem significant in and of itself, your body’s systems “fire up” every time you move.  You will burn a significant amount of fat and calories. Studies have consistently shown that those who frequently fidget burn an average of 300 more calories per day than those who do not.    


Ways you can plan Incidental Exercise – Deliberate Incidental Exercise     

In addition to fidgeting, you can sneak in exercise (that won’t feel like going to the gym) into your daily routine with simple changes, which we refer to as deliberate incidental exercise.  

  • Don’t take the closest parking place.  Instead, park a distance away and walk to your destination.  
  • Make phone calls hand free so you can walk around while you talk.
  • Do some stretches at your desk 2 times a day, morning and afternoon.
  • Use a stand-up desk or sit on a stability ball at your desk.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Do 5 squats above your chair each time you get up to go to the bathroom or get a drink.


Get Incidental Exercise by getting things done – Productive Incidental Exercise

Want to feel like you’re getting something accomplished when you do move?  Incidental exercise also includes activities of daily living, which we refer to as productive incidental exercise.  Simply by chopping onions for dinner, pulling weeds from your garden and making your bed are ways to fit productive incidental exercise into your life.  So be happy doing chores!

Another easy way to increase your daily fat burning is to supplement with the right nutritional substances.


Adding Certain Nutrients Leads to Fat Loss

You’ll be surprised to know that a lack of certain nutrients serves as one of the causes of fat gain.  And simply by giving your body the right nutrients accelerates fat loss and weight loss.


Nutritional Supplements for Fat Loss, Appetite Suppression and Weight Loss

Using the right high quality nutritional supplements each day provides the proper foundation from which to burn fat and lose weight.  Critical nutrients for fat loss consists of five classes of supplements:

  • The Foundational Nutrients
  • Fat Burning Nutrients
  • Nutritional Products to Block the Absorption of Fat and Sugar
  • Detox Nutrients
  • Combination Sleep Enhancing + Fat Burning Nutrients during Sleep

Look for discussion of all five classes of critical fat loss nutrients – starting with the Foundational Nutrients – in our Insider’s Guide: Daily Changes to Create Your Ideal Body, and in upcoming blog articles.


Sculptlet #4:  Foundational Nutrients


Foundational Nutrients Accelerate Fat Loss

How much easier can it get?  Burn more fat and calories by taking a capsule or two.  We’ll tell you about multiple supplements to take to burn more fat.  Make sure to address the nutritional basics first. Foundational nutrients are like the frame of a house.  Just like you can’t build walls without a frame, your body can’t perform higher functions, like fat burning, without proper framework.


General Advice in Selecting Foundational Nutrients

The hard part is knowing how and what to choose.  

  1. Choose nutritional supplements made from high quality raw materials and made in the USA.  
  2. Choose a product that has the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Stamp.  This means that the manufacturer has ensured the identity, purity, quality, strength and composition of the ingredients in the supplement.    
  3. It’s important to resist the temptation of buying supplements from inexpensive sources.  There may be a good reason for the cut rate price tag and that may not be good for you.


Vitamins and Minerals

Our body requires certain nutrients to burn fat.  70% of Americans don’t meet their basic nutritional requirements.  This means we don’t get the nutrients we need to assist our body in breaking down and eliminating fat.   

Though you need the foundation just for proper body function, certain nutrients play a key role in metabolism, weight loss and fat burning in particular.


Foundational Nutrients like Antioxidants, Vitamin A, C and E

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against inflammatory damage.  Most recognized for their anti-aging properties, antioxidants play an important role in weight management.  A diet high in antioxidant rich foods speeds up your metabolism and allows your body to more efficiently eliminate fats and toxins.


Other Foundational Nutrients that Boost Weight Loss

Calcium, Biotin, Phosphorus, Copper, Manganese and Chromium all assist in weight loss.  Biotin, best known for beautiful hair and nails, converts fat and carbohydrates into energy.  Chromium helps stabilize blood sugar, reduce hunger, control cravings and limit binge eating.   

You may be surprised to learn that Vitamin D boosts weight loss.  The best source of Vitamin D? Sunshine, about 10-20 minutes a day.


Foundational Nutrients Best Known for Weight Management, B Complex Vitamins

B-Complex Vitamins usually contain a group of B vitamins.  These B vitamins all assist in metabolism, weight loss and fat burning:

B1 (Thiamine) – converts nutrients into energy

B2 (Riboflavin) – converts food into energy

B3 (Niacin) – converts food into energy and may speed up metabolism

B5 (Pantothenic Acid) – converts nutrients into energy

B7 (Biotin) – metabolizes carbohydrates and fat


The Foundational Nutrients in Phytonutrients Lead to Weight Loss

Phytonutrients are nutrients naturally contained in plants (fruits, roots, vegetables, nuts) which are required for normal physiological functions and play a big role in metabolism, fat burning and weight loss.  Americans do not meet even half of the daily requirements of phytonutrients so it’s a necessity to supplement for weight management.


Fatty Acids, A Surprising Foundational Nutrient Necessary for Weight Loss and Fat Burning

Three fatty acids, ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid) and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) provide your body with weight control assistance.  These fatty acids have been shown to increase your metabolism, suppress your appetite and encourage fat burning.


Sculpt Away’s Nutraceutical Daily Pack™

Want to find the perfect fat burning Foundational Supplement to into your routine?  Sculpt Away developed a quality foundational nutritional supplement that contains all the nutrients your body needs for weight control.  We formulated this Foundational Nutritional Supplement specifically to include the definitive nutrients needed for weight loss, appetite control and fat burning.  In it you’ll find all of these nutrients, plus weight loss herbs and a clinically proven fruit & vegetable proprietary blend to turn up your metabolism and enhance your beauty.  Turn up your metabolism and fat burning now. Purchase your Nutraceutical Daily Pack™ at Sculpt Away in San Antonio or at our online store.

For more information about reducing fat, losing weight and contouring the body you want, contact the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away in San Antonio at 210-227-3051 or visit us online at  

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