Friday, June 18, 2010
Fight the Fat
Fat is a bad thing, yet a delicious thing. Many of the world's most delicious foods contain saturated fat. Saturated fat is our enemy. You have to keep away from that kind of fat.
In fact, you could even lose those last 5, 10 or even 15 pounds of stubborn fat - and it won't involve hours of boring aerobic exercise or those high-repetition "toning" routines that leave you feeling in desperate need of a proper workout.
Obviously, when you exercise, your body burns calories to fuel your activity. But exercise is the gift that keeps on giving. That's because even after your workout has ended, your body is still burning more calories.
"Studies have shown that with increases in exercise time, the elevation in resting metabolic rate is prolonged,".
When you exercise, you use muscle. This helps build muscle mass, and muscle tissue burns more calories -- even when you're at rest -- than body fat. According to Wharton, 10 pounds of muscle would burn 50 calories in a day spent at rest, while 10 pounds of fat would burn 20 calories.
So, you have to carefully choose you food!