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Cardio Secrets to Burn Fat Quickly E-mail
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. 
  • This technique works so well because of a cool effect that occurs after you do cardio.
  • After a good cardio session your Metabolic Rate is higher and you actually will burn extra calories for several hours later.
  • The calories that you will burn literally while doing nothing, will most probably exceed the calories initially burned during the exercise. 
Doing cardio in the am before eating.
  • 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. 
Do not forget the afternoon session if you want to maximize fat loss
  • 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.
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