best exercise to burn fat

Gallega

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female athlete here, and looking to burn some fat. I've experimented with all kinds of exercises from running, walking, sprints, HIIT, weight training, pilates, etc. i can honestly say i haven't figured out the best exercise to burn fat, maybe i am bad at figuring this stuff out but i would like to know YOUR best way to burn those calories
 

dylangemelli

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personally, im a distance runner... i run 10 miles per day, 5 days per week... i also do 4 miles on the elliptical per day and 20 minutes on the stairclimber per day...
 

Mobster

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The issue is you're still fat in spite of all of the above. What does that tell you? That you're still eating more than you ought to be
 

Reno

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I switch up my training style every few weeks. For me if I have the time ill do a solid 1hr 40 minute incline walking session. I can feel my body switch into fat burning mode.

What worked for me was cutting calories hard and switching to keto. After I was on keto for about 2 weeks I was able to refeed with some carbs and stay in fat burning mode most of the day
 

BecksHill

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You need to just say ‘fat’ as it doesn’t matter which area you’re talking about. It’s all going to be the same answer! Because having belly, thigh or abdominal fat is nothing to do with working out in particular ways. In fact it’s nothing to do with working out at all!

Working out is for fitness, function and health. In some cases to improve performance but not really the thing to do to lose fat; from whatever area of your body that is bothering you. This is because fat is to do with body regulation. Everything in your body is controlled by hormones or nerves or muscles that work in balance to another.

FAT REGULATION

The two hormones that will be the key to you losing belly fat are insulin (it signals the storing of fat) and glucagon (signals to the body to burn fat)

fat will be burnt across the body, there is no exercise that will target fat in one area.

There are exercises that will tone muscle in an area and give the appearance of better shape. For example your waist might look ‘‘the tighter” or clothes might become looser but that six pack will not be seen with a layer of fat on top. Only diet does that. Because what food you consume will be the thing that stimulates the two hormones mentioned earlier.

Fat is distributed around the body and where it accumulates is very much genetic and what kind of person you are. Highly stressed people have a lot of fat in this area due to how the hormones signal. You don’t mention if you are female or male or what age you are. All these factors play some role but there is one thing above all others that plays the biggest role in fat accumulation and that is the role of hormones in fat regulation,

Before I start

Looking at answers about belly fat and butt fat etc the answers often dished out are based on thinking from the 1960s that has long since been disproved.

You will have answers that involves simplicitic maths, ‘calories in v calories out’ and super hard workouts advice that really won’t ‘spot reduce fat.’

A really simple process of losing fat has become saturated with unproven-by-clinical-trials advice. Most of it makes no sense or in the case of calorie reduction ‘seems right’’ but in reality it just doesn’t work that way!

So to get rid of fat; you need to understand this.

How the body stores or burns fat.

This process is controlled by two hormones (insulin and glucagon) that work like scales. Too much insulin and you’ll store fat, no insulin and glucagon can do it’s job and burn fat.

The proof that hormones control fat storing and burning is common knowledge in the medical world and is not controversial. Yes there are hormones that control hunger and feeling full but in the end it’s all about being a fat burner or sugar burner.

Don’t eat refined carbohydrates, sugars and fructose

Yes without a doubt that’s all you need to do. It’s the most natural way the body works. The ketogenic diet works this way. High fat, low carb works this way and fasting (eating nothing for at least 16 hours per day every week or so) all work this way. They lower insulin levels and raise glucagon levels.

Those that say it’s unhealthy to try ketogenic seem to be promoting the current western diet that gives you a 1–3 chance of either high blood pressure, obesity or diabetes. So I think we can assume that the ‘normal’ way to eat is actually not that healthy! Anyway I digress…

To explain the Ketogenic diet in layman’s terms. Ketogenic comes from the word ketones, the fuel source the body uses instead of glucose.
 

sambee38

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You need to just say ‘fat’ as it doesn’t matter which area you’re talking about. It’s all going to be the same answer! Because having belly, thigh or abdominal fat is nothing to do with working out in particular ways. In fact it’s nothing to do with working out at all!

Working out is for fitness, function and health. In some cases to improve performance but not really the thing to do to lose fat; from whatever area of your body that is bothering you. This is because fat is to do with body regulation. Everything in your body is controlled by hormones or nerves or muscles that work in balance to another.

FAT REGULATION

The two hormones that will be the key to you losing belly fat are insulin (it signals the storing of fat) and glucagon (signals to the body to burn fat)

fat will be burnt across the body, there is no exercise that will target fat in one area.

There are exercises that will tone muscle in an area and give the appearance of better shape. For example your waist might look ‘‘the tighter” or clothes might become looser but that six pack will not be seen with a layer of fat on top. Only diet does that. Because what food you consume will be the thing that stimulates the two hormones mentioned earlier.

Fat is distributed around the body and where it accumulates is very much genetic and what kind of person you are. Highly stressed people have a lot of fat in this area due to how the hormones signal. You don’t mention if you are female or male or what age you are. All these factors play some role but there is one thing above all others that plays the biggest role in fat accumulation and that is the role of hormones in fat regulation,

Before I start

Looking at answers about belly fat and butt fat etc the answers often dished out are based on thinking from the 1960s that has long since been disproved.

You will have answers that involves simplicitic maths, ‘calories in v calories out’ and super hard workouts advice that really won’t ‘spot reduce fat.’

A really simple process of losing fat has become saturated with unproven-by-clinical-trials advice. Most of it makes no sense or in the case of calorie reduction ‘seems right’’ but in reality it just doesn’t work that way!

So to get rid of fat; you need to understand this.

How the body stores or burns fat.

This process is controlled by two hormones (insulin and glucagon) that work like scales. Too much insulin and you’ll store fat, no insulin and glucagon can do it’s job and burn fat.

The proof that hormones control fat storing and burning is common knowledge in the medical world and is not controversial. Yes there are hormones that control hunger and feeling full but in the end it’s all about being a fat burner or sugar burner.

Don’t eat refined carbohydrates, sugars and fructose

Yes without a doubt that’s all you need to do. It’s the most natural way the body works. The ketogenic diet works this way. High fat, low carb works this way and fasting (eating nothing for at least 16 hours per day every week or so) all work this way. They lower insulin levels and raise glucagon levels.

Those that say it’s unhealthy to try ketogenic seem to be promoting the current western diet that gives you a 1–3 chance of either high blood pressure, obesity or diabetes. So I think we can assume that the ‘normal’ way to eat is actually not that healthy! Anyway I digress…

To explain the Ketogenic diet in layman’s terms. Ketogenic comes from the word ketones, the fuel source the body uses instead of glucose.
Great post, fats are better sources of energy too and no insulin in the body.
 
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