Cardio Secrets to Burn Fat Quickly
Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA
If you want to maximize the amount of fat you burn, there are a few tricks of the trade you might want to employ. These small changes to your cardio routine may have the potential to make large changes to your results.
To maximize fat burning perform two cardio sessions, one
in the morning and when after you train in the afternoon.
Doing cardio in the am before eating.
technique works so well because of a cool effect that occurs after you
- After a good cardio session your Metabolic Rate is higher
and you actually will burn extra calories for several hours later.
calories that you will burn literally while doing nothing, will most
probably exceed the calories initially burned during the exercise.
Do not forget the afternoon session if you want to maximize fat loss
- Doing cardio in the morning before eating is beneficial because your
body's glycogen levels will be lower in the morning (assuming you last
ate at dinner time and have essentially fasted for 10-12 hour fast).
- Doing cardio without eating causes your body to mobilize more fat
because of the unavailability of glycogen.
- Blood glucose levels are
also lower after an overnight fast so you will burn more fat which will
be used for energy. After fasting your insulin levels are the lowest.
- When you consume a
meal, especially one with carbohydrates your body releases insulin,
which interferes with the mobilization of body fat.
- Because there is
less insulin present before eating after a 10-12 hour fast more body
fat is burned when cardio is done in the morning. Note: this is also
why many "fat burning" or carbohydrate blocking products contains
several ingredients, which have shown to reduce or regulate blood
insulin levels.Eating immediately before cardio also inhibits fat burning because you
will first have to burn off what you ate first before your body will
burn stored body.
- When you do cardio in the morning, your metabolism stays elevated for a period of time after the cardio workout is over.
- Cardio in the morning will also give you an energy boost throughout the
rest of the day and can also regulate your appetite and assist you with
controlling cravings and binging.
By doing an afternoon session you will be able to elevate your
metabolism a second time for another period of a few hours. Therefore
your body burns extra calories while doing no extra work.
Now get off the computer and start moving!!!
About Jeff Behar Jeff Behar, MS, MBA is a recognized health, fitness and nutrition expert, regularly writing about hot topics in the areas of health, fitness, disease prevention, nutrition, anti aging and alternative medicine. Jeff Behar's work often appears in several of the major health and fitness newsletters, health and fitness magazines, and on major health, and fitness websites. Jeff Behar is also a well sought after personal trainer, motivational speaker and weight loss expert.