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Do You Know How To Burn The Fat And Lose The Weight?

Have you had trouble with exercise? Maybe exercise doesn't work for you?

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You want to lose weight. You would think it would be simple. You just exercise and you burn the fat, right?

But sometimes it doesn't seem to work that way. You do what you think is right and you don't get the results that you should. Very discouraging. It can make you want to give up.

So what is the problem? Why don't you burn the fat and lose weight when you exercise?

You put in the time. You put out the effort And you want to burn off the fat! Right?

And so you get out there. You go to the gym. You get on the treadmill. And you huff and puff. And you're there everyday.

And you're doing 30 minutes. Then 45 minutes. And then an hour. And you look down and you still can't see your feet. Ugghh!!! NOT FAIR! Right?

So what is going on? Why isn’t the weight dropping off after all that exercise?

It might be that you were given some bad advice.

Here's what happened. A while back there were some research studies. You know, the scientists got together and looked at how you burn the fat.

They were trying to figure out what kind of exercise burned up fat better.

You might think all exercise burns up fat, right? But some kinds of exercises burn up sugar but not too much fat. And some kinds of exercises burn up more fat.

So they were looking into this. And this is what they found:

They found out that when you do low intensity exercise you burn up more fat than sugar.

See that? When you are exercising slow, kind of easy, you are burning up more fat than sugar. Kind of makes sense, no? You just get on the treadmill at a nice easy pace and the fat just burns up minute after minute. Right?

And so the word of this spread around. It went to the trainers. It went to the people at the gym.

People talked about it. And the idea really caught on.

And you know why it caught on? Two reasons. One, it kind of made sense. And two, it was easy! Low and slow and burning up fat is a beautiful idea! It is so easy! The easy way to lose fat! What could be better?

You don't have to work too hard. You can kind of take it easy. You can read a magazine. Or listen to music.

The easy way to lose weight.

And the easy way to lose fat is always easy to sell, because the other way seems too hard to a lot of people.

So they are looking for the easy way.

It is always easier to sell the easy way to lose weight. It is much easier to sell a lie that doesn't work than it is to sell the truth.

So the next thing you know, people everywhere are doing these long, boring walks on the treadmill. You have probably seen them at the gym. You might have done it yourself.

The idea was that low-intensity exercise was better. You burn more fat so you should do longer low-intensity exercise and you would burn more fat and lose weight that way.

There is only one problem with that, and it turns out it is a pretty big problem: it doesn't work.

It just doesn't work.

You cannot lose fat by doing long bouts of low-intensity exercise. You cannot accomplish much of anything, really, by doing long low-intensity exercise!

Unfortunately, a long, slow hour on the treadmill will probably not do much of anything for you. If you have done it you have seen it for yourself. It just doesn't work, does it?

So what is going on?

OK. It's true that long, slow exercise burns up more fat than sugar. That part is true.

But the problem is that you won't be burning up much of anything. You really won't burn much fat or anything else. You hardly burn any calories. So even though what you burn is fat, it burns up so little that it does you no good.

Here's why low intensity exercise doesn't do much for you in the long run:

  • Your body quickly adapts to low-intensity exercise.
  • You hardly break a sweat.
  • You don't build up your cardiovascular system.
  • You don't build up your muscles.
  • You don't burn up many calories.
  • You don't lose weight.
  • You don't really accomplish anything but waste your time.
  • You get discouraged.
  • You say exercise doesn't work.

But exercise does work. But the best exercise isn't low-intensity. The best exercise is high intensity. The main problem with most exercise routines is that the intensity is too low to accomplish anything.

Now, don't take this wrong. If you are really out of shape, just getting out of the chair might be high intensity for you. I know of a guy who was really overweight. And he never exercised. So his doctor told him to stand up whenever the phone rang.

In half a day he was too exhausted to move!

So it really means, "What is high intensity for you?"

High intensity exercise

If you want to burn the fat you need to make sure you are getting high intensity exercise.

But whatever is high intensity for you this week is not going to be high intensity for you next week because you are going to get better. You are going to get stronger. You are going to be leaner. Healthier.

So if a slow walk on the treadmill is high-intensity for you this week, fine. That is what you should do. But next week you need to go faster. Or make the angle steeper. Or whatever it takes to increase the intensity.

And the week after that you have to increase it again. You have to push yourself. You have to do a little better each time. You have to do a little more each time.

Exercise will work for you. But you have to do it right. Low and slow won't work. Not for you. You've got to push up the intensity. Then it will really pay off and then you will really be happy with your results!

If not, next year will come and you will be out of shape and overweight and miserable, and you will say, "Exercise doesn't work for me." But we know that's not true. So do your exercise. Keep the intensity high. And watch the pounds melt away.

Where to start:

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