A good way to reduce fat is to increase your activity level. This increases calorie burn, protects against muscle loss and raises your resting metabolic rate. It keeps your body working efficiently, raises your motivation to lose weight and helps you to maintain a healthier ‘weight loss lifestyle’.
How Greater Activity Helps You to Reduce Fat
Let’s say you eat 4 chocolate-covered pretzels (approx 200 calories).
- If you jump rope, you can burn off all these calories in about 18 minutes.
- If you walk at 3mph, you can burn off these calories in about 40 minutes.
- In addition, exercise helps to raise your metabolic rate, which makes it easier to lose weight.
- Finally, exercise also helps you to lose weight by boosting your motivation to stick to your fat loss program.
Note: all calorie-burn figures are approximate. They are based on a 150 pound woman. If you weigh more, you’ll burn more calories. If you weigh less, you’ll burn less calories.
How to Reduce Body Fat
In order to reduce fat we need to develop two important habits. We need to eat fewer calories (calories-in) and burn more calories (calories-out).
Fat-burning pills don’t help us to lose fat because they don’t help us develop better eating habits.
Reduce Fat by Eliminating a Bad Weekly Habit
A large cheeseburger (w/o mayo) contains 608 calories.
It is not an ideal food if you want to reduce fat!
By NOT eating a cheeseburger, once a week, you save about 31,616 calories, per year.
This is the equivalent of 9 pounds of weight.