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How to Burn Fat

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Need to Know How to Burn Fat?

How to burn fat? That’s the primary question everyone is plagued with. Body fat is very easy to gain and seems to be a chore to get rid of. Our bodies are designed for survival and your body will do almost anything to hold on to fat for times of famine. Your body would rather burn muscle before fat, but this is not what YOU want.  However, you can change this stone-aged process by tricking the body from time to time.

There is a lot that goes into knowing how to burn and it’s process. It’s a combination of proper nutrition, adequate water intake, resistance training, and cardiovascular exercise. You have to implement each strategically to burn fat and build muscle.

In this article, I will focus on mainly the carbohydrate end and how to use them to your benefit to burn fat.

Eat Quality Carbohydrates

Do you know how to burn fat with carbs?  Quality carbohydrates are those from Mother Nature, such as oats, rice, potatoes, fruits and vegetables which are high in fiber.  Eugenia Killoran notes, “[Carbs] high in naturally occurring fiber, which helps lower not only blood sugar and insulin levels but also LDL bad cholesterol. Fiber-rich foods also help you fill up on fewer calories so that you can lose weight more easily. A high-fiber diet also helps prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and certain cancers. Americans average just 12 to 15 grams of fiber a day. Nutrition experts say we ought to be getting at least 35 to 50 fiber grams daily.’

Stay away from processed carbohydrates, such as flavored rice, flavored oatmeal, and other boxed or canned items. Processed carbohydrates can stop fat loss and actually cause fat gain in the long run.

Eat Non-Starchy Vegetables Before Bed

When it comes to the chore of how to burn fat, many people look to eating more veggies.  Lower your complex and starchy carbohydrates toward the end of the day and begin eating more non-starchy vegetables.  There is really no point in eating a high complex carbohydrate meal if you are going to bed, as carbohydrates are fuel for activity.  This tapering method can do wonders for your physique transformation.

Limit Dairy and Bread

Dairy and bread are processed and won’t aid a great deal in losing stubborn body fat. In fact, they could hinder fat loss and in the long run and even cause fat gain.  If you find you hit a weight loss plateaus, you might think about limiting these food choices.  You will never see a bodybuilder eating bread and drinking milk weeks before a physique competition.

Freshly Squeezed Juice Only

Many people love their juice in the mornings, but fail to realize that it contains as much processed sugar as a soda.  As healthy as juice may seem, it’s actually empty calories.  You would be better off making your own juice from freshly squeezed fruits and vegetables.

I know the low carbohydrate frenzy is still in high-gear, but if you implement carbs properly you can have them and lose weight.  It’s all in the type, quality and amount consumed.  Just check out the many success stories on my web site and they will tell you that they are losing fat and gaining muscle by eating balanced meals of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.

How to burn fat isn’t a complex process.   It’s just using the right tactics at the right time.

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My name is Karen Sessions and I am a life-time natural female bodybuilder, multi-certified fitness instructor, author, specialist in performance nutrition, and a success coach. I've been in the fitness industry since 1988! I teach people Just Like You how to transform their bodies, get in shape, build muscle, lose fat and compete in Bodybuilding, Physique, and Figure Competitions. When you have the CORRECT information you can have total confidence and turn your dreams into reality... and I can help transform YOUR body. I have helped THOUSANDS of clients reach their goals and I can help you, too

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