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Jun 27, 2008
Two things got me jogging again. My best friend started it and said he was getting great results, and I discovered that instead of bulking up on carbs, I should be eating the good fats for fuel. Omega 3's and 6's were the best for fueling my long jogs of 30 minutes or more. I felt good, but I knew there was something missing.

If oils are so good, how in the world can you lose fat when it seems that you're drinking it in? I know the body needs a certain amount of fat, and I've heard that healthy cells are surrounded by a film of the good fats which makes them function better. And carbs, I know, turn mainly into sugars. But how does this translate into me burning fat from my body?

I had no clue in the area of muscle food. Didn't we learn in school that the food for muscles was always the sugars in our system? Isn't that why kids that eat a lot of sugar are bouncing off the walls? But what I didn't know was that sugars are like gasoline on a fire. They burn quickly and create a ton of energy and then are gone. So how does the good oil fit into the equation?

It turns out that the body can also use oil, the good oils, to burn as fuel. Oils are converted into food the muscle can use and it actually burns more efficiently and much longer than sugars. In addition, oils actually allow for the continual burning of fat cells, so when the muscle is working with oil as fuel, it also turns to the fat cells and uses them. And it happens like this.

Studies involving cyclists show they burn fat in the area the muscles are being worked - namely the legs - and that the abdomen is generally unaffected. A big factor in this is the diet of the cyclist. If they ingest foods rich in the omega oils they burn fat faster. If they carb up before a run, those normally have the tummies that need some work. But there are other exercises that help burn fat fast.

Swimming is a good overall exercise, but doesn't target the abdomen either. Other similar exercises that can be performed at length will burn fat in the muscle groups they are targeting and if proteins rich in the omegas are used, the fat percentage of the body actually drops. Targeting muscle groups like sit-ups, lifting free weights, all help along with the special diet. And then there are exercises that don't help much at all.

Short sprints, golf, basketball, tennis, really anything where you are using short spurts of energy, your muscles will look first for sugars to supply high energy in bursts. As you work longer aerobic exercises, the body starts burning fat. And when you get to that level, the body will continue to look for fat as fuel. But which exercises are the best for fat burning?

When you perform aerobic exercises of 30 minutes or more, such as jogging for more than a half hour, your cardio rises and the muscles will change from burning sugars to burning fat. Yes, all muscles burn sugars, but the fats are converted to fuel by the body after the carbs are depleted. But the best trick of all is to not eat after you jog or long term exercise for up to an hour so the muscles continue to use the fat as fuel. So where would you find a good program that involves good oils and fat burning?
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It's true, I've researched many of the best fat burning programs out there and give my opinion on the three that I believe are worth taking a look at. If this article makes sense to you, you owe it to your health to give these programs a quick look. Thank you.
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