How to Burn Those Calories Faster

It’s one of the best feelings in the world when your bathroom scales show a significant reduction in their numbers, when you’re able to button your favorite pair of jeans without having to suck in your stomach, and when you don’t have fleshy masses flowing out of your pants at your hips and abdomen. Yes, it’s wonderful to lose weight, and the faster you do it, the more satisfied and elated you are with the results. Everyone exercises, but some people seem to drop those extra pounds pretty fast. If you want to know the secret behind this miracle, keep reading:

  • Focus on weight bearing exercises: An hour of jogging burns more calories than an hour of cycling, because the former is a weight-bearing exercise while the latter is a weight supporting workout. When you focus on exercises where your limbs are working against gravity, you tend to lose weight much faster. So instead of cycling for an hour, jog for 15 minutes and cycle for the remaining 45 minutes. If you find it hard to jog, walk briskly for a longer period of time.

  • Interval training helps: Instead of walking for an hour, intersperse walking and running in those 60 minutes. Walk for 10 minutes and jog for the next three; repeat this cycle till your hour is up. You fool your body into losing weight really fast. The thing about interval training is that it’s pretty easy because you’re stretching yourself to the limit only for a short period of time. You have enough time to catch your breath before you start on the next round of jogging. As you become fitter, you could increase the length of your jogs and reduce that of your walks.

  • Choose an activity that you enjoy: Exercising must be fun and enjoyable for you to stick to it over a long term period. While your initial goal is to lose weight, you cannot stop exercising once you’ve reached your target because if you do, you’re going to go back to square one. Your main goal should be that of fitness, something that is a lifelong process. When you’re fit, you become more efficient at the exercise and can keep at it for longer periods of time. And in order to stay with your fitness routine, you need to choose to do something you love. So if you enjoy a game of tennis, make it a regular thing. If you love to walk, pick that as your route to fitness.

  • Strength training helps: Besides focusing on cardio exercises, you need to devote some attention to strengthening your muscles. When you build muscle mass, you burn calories faster when you exercise. In fact, the more muscles you have, the more calories you burn even when you’re sedentary.

  • Weight loss does not happen overnight: it’s a slow and steady process that needs you to stay focused and determined. Don’t worry if everyone else is losing weight and you’re not. Stick to these tips and watch what you eat and you’ll find yourself going down the weight loss road soon enough.

This article is written by Kat Sanders, who regularly blogs on the topic of MRI tech schools at her blog MRI Tech's Health Blog. She welcomes your comments and questions at her email address:


Written by Brad

This blog is my weight loss journey and hope this journey will help in losing some extra pounds.


thanks for the nice tips, the tips seems simple and easy for all to follow

Anonymous said...

Good Informative Post! A calorie is a unit of energy that is associated with food and drink and is a measure of the energy, or heat, that food produces as your body uses it as fuel.

Calories to human beings are like gasoline to cars. Your car will not run without gas and you will not function without calories. Life would be a lot simpler if we, like cars, had a fuel gauge; unfortunately, we do not. We also, unlike cars, can fill ourselves up with more calories than we can use in a day. Those extra calories we do not need we store on our bodies as fat.

Our bodies burn the calories through metabolic processes, by which enzymes break the carbohydrates into glucose and other sugars, the fats into glycerol and fatty acids and the proteins into amino acids.

Burn Calories for Losing Weight

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me with the post and all!

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