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How can I burn more fat?

Fit and unfit people burn fat differently. The more fit you are, the more efficiently your body guzzles fat. On the other hand, perhaps you've been exercising but not losing weight. You may have been working out too hard for too short a period. To burn more total calories, you may need to increase your total exercise time but do it at a lower intensity level.

There is no such thing as a "hot spot" fat-burning zone. Each person's physiology burns fuels somewhat differently. If you are just beginning to work out and you want to lose fat, exercise at 60%-65% of your maximum heart rate. Work your way up to an hour of continuous exercise at this level. After several months of this baseline training, you can kick your metabolism into overdrive and accelerate fat loss. To do this, train in all of your heart rate zones on different days at various intensities to burn fat and raise your metabolism.

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