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Secret #5 (Meal Frequency) Eat five to six smaller meals spread approximately three hours apart over course of a day. Your body only has ability to process so much food at one time. By eating smaller meals every three hours you will never overload your body with fuel (food) yet there will always be fuel (food) to burn do to adequate frequency. Meal frequency will also regulate blood sugar levels which will ease hunger.
Secret #6 (Resistance Training) Muscle is primary part of your body that burns calories from fat stores. Resistance training will improve conditioning of your muscles resulting in an increase in metabolism. Metabolism is often defined as rate at which your body burns energy (including fat stores) to sustain itself. By improving condition of your muscles you will burn more calories 24 hours a day, seven days a week and help in reduction of body fat. It is recommended that some type of resistance training be performed at least 3 times per week focusing on all of major muscle groups.
Secret #7 (Aerobic Training) Aerobic training perform at intensity of 65% to 80% (Target Heart Rate Zone) of ones maximum heart rate will use fat stores as a primary source of fuel. Aerobics training is a great way to increase your daily calorie expenditure while using fat stores as a primary source of fuel. Perform aerobic activity 25 to 45 minutes 3 to 6 times per week. Aerobic exercise for fat loss is most effective when performed first thing in morning before a meal or immediately after resistance training.
Target Heart Rate Zone 220 – Age x .65 = BPM (Beats Per Minute) 65% 220 – Age x .80 = BPM (Beats Per Minute) 80% (Perform aerobic exercise at a heart rate between 65% and 80%)
In conclusion we must all remember that we are all individuals with different genetics. In some cases results may vary due to hormone imbalances or other medical conditions. The seven secrets of weight loss are components that will drive you towards your genetic best and vastly improve your overall health.
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Craig LePage, CSCS, NASM-CPT Precision Fitness, Director
Craig is a well-known Fitness Pro in the Charlotte, NC area with over 12 years experience. Craig has written for Charlotte, NC area Newspapers, authored his own fitness & nutrition program and is a frequent guest on a Charlotte area radio show that focus’ on health and wellness. He has co-authoring a golf specific exercise book (Play Better, Longer – Golf) and is working on his third book.