If you have a goal of losing excess body fat and whether that means 10 pounds or 100 there is a new and successful way to achieve this that you need to be aware of.
Previously we would just reduce calories to try and diet this fat off but that is now not considered the best way to go about it.This new idea focus's on increasing your metabolic rate which is the rate your body burns fuel and is central to losing fat. It is a fact that if you can increase your metabolism beyond its normal rate it is the quickest and most permanent way to succeed in losing excess stored body fat. Don't be fooled by the claims of any diet program as all of them are the same and they simply go about losing weight the wrong way.The disadvantage of a calorie reduced diet is the body will adapt to that new level of calorie intake and fat can no longer be lost. The way it does this is to slow down the metabolism to conserve fuel and energy as it interprets the calorie reduction as a survival threat. This is the exact opposite of what you need to do to lose body fat.Low energy levels created when dieting also make it difficult to be able to exercise intensely enough to boost the metabolism. Simply performing low intensity, long steady state activities like walking, jogging, cycling etc are not intense enough to increase the metabolic rate.The exercise program that you need to get this increased fat burning is strength training exercise. It is the only type of exercise that tones every muscle group in the body if you do it properly. The idea is to raise the metabolism by creating more muscle tissue as this tissue has a huge calorie burning capacity.The amount of increased muscle tissue you need to do this is very small, so small in fact it is unlikely you would even notice it. It may represent just a couple of pounds, but those couple of pounds will increase fuel consumption every minute of every day even while you are resting or sleeping.This is what will chew into those fat stores and reduce that body fat. This is the difference between a proper exercise program and simply going for a walk in the hope that you are burning off body fat.If only it were that easy we would all be in great shape. After all we all have legs and we all walk around all day. The sky rocketing levels of overweight and obesity surely point to the fact that walking simply isn't enough. How on earth have we been misled into believing that this is all we need to do to lose weight?Your strength training exercise program is best designed by a fitness professional so you get the best results. You need to perform it at the correct level of intensity for it to work. The program needs to be changed every few weeks as well so your body doesn't adapt to the exercises and stops making progress.This is a much easier way to drop this unwanted weight, you will not have to spend hours doing boring exercise that is not really working anyway. Put a bit of effort in to your strength training program and you will get your metabolism humming and into the best shape before you even think about cutting any calories.Bottom line: If you want to lose fat, and keep it off permanently, it is imperative to keep up a high level of energy expenditure by maintaining your muscle tissue with strength training exercise. You will be able to boost your metabolism naturally to burn up calories not just cut them with old fashioned and ineffective diets.
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