How to burn fat and keep it off
You have to add Strength training to your exercise routine. Not cardio. We have to come to terms with this.
Muscle strength requires strength training. It is the catalyst in burning fat. When you build more muscle, you burn more fat. Do worry ladies you cannot look like the hulk because your body is not built that way and you do not have enough testosterone like men, but you will look lean and look good.
When you do any kind of resistance training (that is, pulling or pushing some kind of weight) you create tiny tears in your muscle fibers called microtears. Your body reacts to those tears by saying, “If you can tear the muscles you have, I’m going to build stronger, bigger ones the next time.” And your body builds back bigger and stronger muscles which will also cause your body to burn more fat. By regularly doing strength training, you create more muscle mass—muscle mass that you need to help you burn fat. Muscle serves as a primary energy consumer for your body. Just add a little more muscle, and you’ll use more energy and store less fat. And that makes it an even more efficient exercise for burning fat than cardiovascular training.
Today we see drastic effects when we lose muscle—we gain weight.
If you don’t intentionally rebuild muscle through exercise, every ten years you’ll need to eat 120 to 420 fewer calories each day to maintain your current weight.
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