Burning fat is not as hard as you think if you have the right knowledge. You can change your body from a fat storer to a fat burner.
Getting rid of your fatty thighs, stomach and hips involves changing your lifestyle to the correct diet, exercise regime and supplements.
The Fat Burning Zone: You have seen it on some cardio machines suggesting when you go at a higher intensity or pace as you use up more energy, which burns more fat. The body burns a higher percentage of fat after 90 minutes of exercise, whether it be walking, dancing, cycling or doing cardio machines at the gym.
Don’t forget that exercising for fat burning and exercising for weight maintenance are two different things. Initially you will need to put in some extra effort, energy and time into your training to lose weight but once you have lost the weight you can take things a little easier.
Weight Training vs Cardio Training
Cardio exercise is short for cardiovascular, which refers to the heart. Thus cardio exercise is exercise that raises your heart rate and keeps it up for the duration of the activity. Cardio exercise can also be called aerobic exercise. Cardio exercises include running, fast walking, swimming, squash, cycling and vigorous step, dance classes and the cardio machines at gym.
Muscle burns more kilojoules/calories than fat. Now we are talking lean toned muscle here, the kind you would see on Fergie, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Aniston. Weight training helps you to increase your lean muscle mass and tighten up your body, which means less of the flabby, wobbly stuff. With more lean muscle you will burn more energy even when your body is at rest, while cardio only burns when you are in action. This has been proven in metabolic studies.
Don’t get despondent if your weight goes up as muscle weighs more than fat. Measure centimeters rather and watch how you drop dress sizes and transform your body from flabby to fabulous.
Supplements are another way to attack the fat. Combine exercise, healthy eating and G.I. Lean and you will be smiling all the way to the shops to buy smaller clothes. Make sure that you stick to your healthy Low-GI lifestyle so as not to undo all your hard work.