Have you felt happy counting calories on the treadmill or on the bike? Did you consider that as an active fat burn? The Science behind fat loss works differently. Firstly, when we pick any cardiovascular workout like jogging, walking, swimming, biking, hiking, we only burn our store reserve of glycogen first through the glycogen burning cycle. So, if we are equating calorie burning through running on the treadmill doesn’t not really mean anything for fat loss.
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Here is a list of 4 different ways you can burn fat:
- HIIT workouts / High-Intensity Interval Training: When you do Interval training workouts, you activate Growth Hormone which is a fat-burning hormone. Therefore, kicking that stubborn fat out of your body. If you are looking to lose weight, my recommendation is to put yourself on a 2-3 days of HIIT workouts instead of walking or jogging for 6 days.
- Intermittent Fasting: When you choose the interval method even for eating, the fasting zone would push the body into a temporary state of ketosis and further helping you lose more fat from the body. You can choose to go for an 8 hour : 16 hour window first. where the feeding window is 8 hours and you keep your body in fasting for the next 16 hours of the day.
- Ketogenic Diet: The best way to lose weight and also heal your body is to go on a ketogenic diet. This diet pushes your body in constant fat loss for the longest duration. So, therefore, you will burn fat even when you don’t exercise.
- Sleep: Last but not the least. You need at least 8 hours of sound sleep and about 2-3 hours of deep sleep to activate the Growth hormone again to lose fat. In fact effectively the body only burns fat in the next 24-48 hours of exercising. Therefore if you slept well, you would have burned more fat.
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