Does it aggravate you to still see unwanted fat on your body after dieting? You probably expected to lose that fat around your waist or hips or thighs or wherever it is, as you lost weight on the diet. The truth is that dieting will not bring about the fat loss that you want.
There are important facts about fat loss that the diet industry chooses not to emphasize, because it enables them to sell you more of their products and services. You keep buying them because you want to lose the fat that you see in the mirror.
It is scientific fact that you can only lose fat by exercising. You dont lose fat on a diet. You lose something else on a diet, that reflects on your scales as weight loss. That something else is not the subject of this article. This article is about how you can lose your unwanted fat.
The diet industry has even invented a term for the fat that you still see on your body, after dieting. They call it stubborn fat. A search on the internet will reveal many diets to lose stubborn fat. They were invented by diet companies to sell you yet another diet.
Exercise to burn fat falls into two general classifications. There is strength training and cardio vascular (cv) exercise, also called aerobic exercise.
The rest of this article will focus on cv exercise. Most people are likely to begin with this, even though strength training is more efficient for fat burning. You will burn more fat, and faster, by doing strength training.
When people think of cv exercise, they often think about running, brisk walking, swimming, and bike riding. There are other activities that provide aerobic benefits, as well. Trampolining, some forms of dancing, and even gardening, if you exert yourself sufficiently when doing it, can be aerobic activities.
Here is a tip about exertion and fat , that you can use to get started. You are exerting yourself correctly, when you body wants more oxygen.
Here is how to tell if you are exerting yourself sufficiently. You should be breathing at a faster pace than you normally do, but you should not be gasping for air. You should have some perspiration on the small of your back or on the back of your neck. You should be able to carry on a conversation during your exercise. If you are breathless, or can’t talk, you are exercising too hard.
Too much exertion, or too little exertion, will result in your body failing to burn fat for energy.
There is a lot to know about fat loss and exercise. You need to know how much time to spend doing it. You need to know how frequently you should exercise. As you become fitter, you will need to know when to increase your rate of exertion, and by how much, in order to continue to lose fat.