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Jun 18, 2008
Its natural to want the fastest and easiest way to burn body fat, but what if the answer is not a quick fix. Burning body fat will inevitably result in losing body weight. But, not all body weight lost in an unhealthy way is fat. Sometimes, you are losing muscle and water if you do not aim to burn that body fat in a healthy way.

The first change many people need to make when trying to burn body fat is to add weights to their exercise routines. Weight training does not have to mean bulking up and gaining a ton of muscle. However gaining more muscle mass is the end goal. At rest, muscle burns more calories than fat. That means for every pound of muscle you build on your body, the more calories your body will burn when sitting, resting and even sleeping. Weights can be added to your current exercise routine easily. If you need guidance on how to add weight to your routine, your local gym will have personal trainers available at your disposal often for free with gym membership. Or you can check out the resources listed at the end of this article.

In addition to exercising, your daily food intake will need to be changed a bit to turn your body into a fat burning machine. The common misconception that all carbohydrates are created equal often leads to overeating and weight gain or maintenance. Simple carbohydrates are those that make up white breads, sugar laden snacks and even white potatoes. When choosing your carbohydrates, choosing whole grains can add both complex carbohydrates and fiber. Complex carbohydrates are converted to fuel much more slowly in the body meaning a constant source of energy for the body. Fiber, also present in whole grains, lends to feeler fuller for longer periods of time after a meal. The longer you feel full, the less calories you will want to consume and the more fat you will burn.

Overeating is often a common factor for people who need to lose weight. Portion control is a learned response that many people forget thanks to the overwhelming portions sizes served up at family meals and in restaurants. For example, a portion of protein should be the size of a deck of cards, not half the plate. As a general guideline your carbohydrates need to be about the size of your fist. Once you relearn the correct portion sizes for each serving of food, you will eat less, and lose more fat. A great way to check portion sizes is by looking at recipes and getting used to measuring your foods out until you naturally only choose the right size portion.

Burning fat needs to be a combination effort between the body and the mind. The body can burn more fat easily with the introduction of weight training exercises to build body muscle. The mind, however, must be retrained to eat smaller portion sizes and healthier whole grain foods. The changes will take a little time to get used to, but you will soon find yourself reaching for the whole wheat bread, sweet potatoes and barbells with ease. You'll be even more motivated to do this as you see the fat being lost from your body.

And just imagine if you could triple that fat loss.
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Discover how to triple your fat loss and lose inches of your body so you look good and feel great. Wendy Hearn has helped thousands of people to achieve healthy weight loss
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