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Burning fat is all about using up more
calories than you take in.
If you eat more calories than your body uses
throughout the day, these additional calories will be stored as body
To prevent a build up of body fat you need to
either reduce your calorie intake or increase your daily activity levels -
doing both will have the best effect on reducing body fat.
The more fat you want to lose then the
greater the amount of calories you have to burn off. This means exercise!.
Regular workouts, tied with a healthy
balanced diet is the best way to work off that fat, and get a new slim
Once you have trained your body to be an
efficient fat-burner, you can have your cake and eat it, too. To be an
efficient fat burner you need to increase your muscle density. The muscles
are where all the calories are burned during exercise - the more efficient
the muscles at burning fat - the quicker weight loss will be achieved.
And believe it or not, you actually have to
eat more to be a good fat burner. If you deprive yourself of food or fat,
your body will go into survival mode and slow itself down to prepare for a
possible famine. Basal
Metabolic Rate will decrease, and your body will not want to burn off
any excess calories in a hurry just in case you're not going to feed
yourself for a while. Then, over time, your metabolism will slow down
dramatically, making it harder and harder to burn fat, lose weight and
keep it off.
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