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Is Weight Training Necessary To Burn Fat?

Many who try to construct their own natural weight loss training program opt to avoid resistance exercise (such as weight lifting) due to the fear of gaining significant muscle mass. This is especially so with females, most of whom are not interested in building large muscles, and would instead rather tone and firm problem areas without increasing muscle size. But those who neglect resistance exercise due to the fear of gaining muscle are actually robbing themselves of an important fat burning tool.

The more muscle a body carries, the greater amount of calories are burned each day, and hence the lower body fat levels will ultimately be. When someone is overweight, the best chance of achieving a lean body is to have a metabolism which supports enough food to satisfy hunger, and adding muscle allows more food to be used for fat loss than is otherwise possible (hence cutting cravings, and improving the chance for long term fat burning results).

But what about those who wish to only tone, and are not interested in building muscle? Toning is actually the process of burning fat and building muscle, with the amount of muscle gained limited so that the body does not become bulky. This can be achieved by constructing a natural weight loss training program using a rep and set structure that promotes small to moderate improvements in muscle, so that bulk can be avoided, while still providing a metabolism boost and enhancing the shape of problem areas.

Those who fear that they will automatically gain massive amounts of muscle just because they begin lifting weights have been misled, and are in fact best served to implement a properly designed resistance training program so that metabolism and tone can simultaneously improve, producing a firm, attractive body shape, instead of a lifeless and saggy exterior. On the flip side, those who begin lifting weights haphazardly might find that they gain more muscle than they would like, so it’s important to follow a professionally designed exercise plan that takes into account your specific fat burning and muscle toning goals.

Can I Lose Weight Without Exercise?

Because it’s often assumed that it is not possible to lose weight without exercise, most feel as if their efforts to burn fat are in vain, stumbling in their journey as a result of a very busy work and family schedule that makes exercise difficult, if not impossible. The truth is, someone who has the time and makes the effort to perform at least 30 minutes of exercise most days has a newfound motivation to follow a much improved diet, and the weight loss that follows is mistakenly credited to the exercise plan, when in fact the majority of lost weight materializes as a result of the revised eating strategy, with exercise simply enhancing the speed of results.

This mental link between exercise and healthy eating often creates a very dangerous stumbling block when, for whatever reason, exercise becomes difficult or impossible. What follows is a radically deteriorating diet as the motivation to eat in a way that encourages fast weight loss disappears, specifically because it’s incorrectly thought to be contingent upon daily exercise.

In order to develop the correct mindset for long term results, please remember the following rule — if your goal is to lose weight, a properly designed diet is the only requirement, as physical activity simply enhances the speed of results, allowing you to lose weight without exercise. Therefore, not having the time or desire to exercise does not prevent your body from burning fat, unless you also decide not to follow a correctly designed diet plan, so your first step, without question, must be to change the way you eat in a way that encourages weight loss. Take note that the reverse is not possible, meaning you cannot eat poorly and expect exercise alone to burn fat, which is another misconception that many have fallen prey to, and which prevents millions from achieving their weight loss goals.

It’s unfortunately common for many who avoid exercise to opt for weight loss pills, because they feel as if an external aid is necessary to make up for their lack of physical activity, but such supplements have a potential for serious health related side effects, can destroy metabolism, and most do not provide advertised results, so they are not a viable option. Focusing on a potent fat burning diet plan is the foundation of any successful weight loss strategy, with exercise as a bonus that can help to increase the speed of results. By never forgetting this important rule, no matter how busy life becomes, weight loss will continue until desired results are achieved.

Weight Loss Equipment

Lose 20 lbs of fat in 10 days? Become a fitness model in a month? Is this all possible with the purchase of a $299 piece of weight loss equipment seen on late night infomercials? By the advertising, you’d believe so, as they have a plethora of great looking models touting the benefits of the costly machinery. Unfortunately, the only weight loss experienced is on behalf of your wallet, as equipment is not necessary for consistent fat burning results, since you can perform exercises using nothing but body weight (an option we all can all access for free!). In addition, those promoting weight loss equipment avoid focusing on the far more important and only required variable in permanently burning fat, which is diet! Please ignore the weight loss equipment hype, as you must begin to eat properly in order to burn fat, and there is no other viable solution. Nonetheless, dozens of exercise equipment manufacturers continue to capitalize on the desperation and confusion of those still searching for an effective, everlasting fat burning method.

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