Burn Fat Versus Burn Calories

For perfect body shape and weight loss, you require eating a good nutritious diet and perform an exercise on a regular basis for fat burning. The most important thing you need to comprehend about exercise is that just because you’re burning calories doesn’t mean you’re burning fat. Your main goal when exercising should be to lose body fat, and it cannot be done simply by burning calories.

At the time of performing an exercise, the human body begins to burn calories, but the calories burned are the calories from carbohydrates. For burning the calories from your stored fat, your body needs an oxygen. Your body needs a specific quantity of oxygen to start burning fat, and the only way you can measure how much your own body needs is by following your target heart rate while you exercise. If you keep on burning the calories only from carbohydrates, you will mainly lose water weight which will cause your metabolism to decrease. Also think of calories burned by carbohydrates as your energy calories. In case, too much energy calories are lost, then your muscles will not get sufficient energy for boosting your metabolism, which will indirectly burn fat. Therefore, you require to raise your calorie intake when following an exercise program for the replacement of an energy calories burned.

Burn Fat Calories While Exercising

During aerobic exercise, your body goes through several phases before it reaches the point where you burn fat. You will hear people say that you only burn sugar (carbohydrates) and not fat for the first ten minutes of exercise. This is true to some extent. I say this because you will continue to burn sugar beyond the ten minute mark if you don’t work hard enough to make your body want more oxygen; or you are working too hard and you cannot provide your body with enough oxygen to burn fat. When you perform an exercise, you need to move at a steady pace (not too fast or too slow) so that your body uses your stored fat (not carbohydrates or sugar) for energy. Also, keep in mind that just because you’ve reached the fat burning stage doesn’t mean you’ll stay there. Staying at the fat burning stage again depends on whether you are moving at a pace that suits your body. It must be made certain that you are within your target heart rate range.

Burn calories at rest

The only way for burning fat calories for hours after the finish of an exercise is through anaerobic weight training exercise. Weight training is the key to burning fat while at rest. It is an anaerobic activity that can help you burning more calories than aerobic exercise. The calories that are burnt during weight training are mainly the calories from carbohydrates which means you need to eat even more calories daily for energy but the calories you burn at rest are mainly the calories from fat. The reason you burn fat while resting is because weight training raises your metabolism which uses your stored fat for energy.

In order to make your body an ultimate fat-burning machine, you need to perform both aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (weight training) exercises.

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