Burning Fat Vs Burning Calories

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To lose weight and become in shape, you must follow a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis to burn fat. The first thing you must understand about exercise is that simply burning calories does not imply burning fat. Your primary goal when exercising should be to lose body fat, and you cannot lose body fat simply by burning calories. When we exercise, our bodies begin to burn calories, but the calories burned are the carbs in our system. Your body requires the availability of oxygen in order to burn calories from stored fat. There is a particular amount of oxygen that your body requires in order to begin burning fat, and the only way to determine the amount required for your own body is to maintain your target heart rate while exercising. Please keep in mind that if you continue to burn just carbohydrates for calories, you will lose mostly “water weight,” resulting in a drop in your metabolism. Consider the calories burned from carbohydrates to be your energy calories. If you expend too many calories, your muscles will not get enough energy to enhance your metabolism, which will indirectly burn fat. As a result, if you are on an exercise programme, you must increase your calorie intake to replenish the energy calories you have expended.

Exercising and Burning Fat Calories

Your body passes through numerous stages during aerobic activity before it reaches the point where it starts burning fat. People will tell you that during the first 10 minutes of activity, you are only burning sugar (carbohydrates) and not fat. To some extent, this is correct. I suggest this because if you are not working out hard enough for your body to demand additional oxygen, or if you are working out too hard, you will continue to burn sugar after the 10 minute mark. When you exercise, you must move at a constant pace (not too fast, not too sluggish) so that your body may use stored fat as its energy source rather than carbohydrates or sugar. Also, just because you’ve reached the fat-burning stage doesn’t imply you’ll stay there. Again, staying in the fat-burning stage is dependent on moving at a tempo that is appropriate for your body. Check to see if you’re still within your goal heart rate range.

At rest, you’re burning fat calories.

The only method to continue burning fat calories hours after you finish working out is to engage in anaerobic exercise such as weight training. Weight exercise is essential for burning fat while at rest. Weight lifting is an anaerobic activity that burns more calories than aerobic exercise. The calories you burn during weight training workouts are largely carbohydrate calories (which means you need to eat even more calories per day for energy), whereas the calories you burn at rest are mostly fat calories. Weight training raises your metabolism, which uses your stored fat as energy, so you’re burning fat even when you’re not doing anything.

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