How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

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What are calories?

How many calories do you need?

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Take, for example, a person who burns calories in a minute walk at a heart rate of 55 percent of maximum. Seventy-five percent of those calories, or 75 calories, may come from fat. However, a person who runs those same 15 minutes and burns calories may burn only 50 percent of those calories from fat, but will burn a total of fat calories in the same amount of time.

A study based on 36 relatively fit runners published in the "Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research" in October demonstrated that determination of a person's exact fat-burning zone may only be performed in a laboratory.

In this study, significant overlap between the fat burning and cardio zones existed, indicating that a person working within 60 and 80 percent of maximal heart rate is likely to be maximizing fat oxidation. Unless you are training for a figure or body building competition where working in the fat-burning zone exclusively helps you preserve every bit of lean body mass, it is best to focus on improving fitness and calorie burn with varying levels of intensity. If you choose to work in the lower range of the cardio zone—the fat-burning zone—be prepared to work out longer to burn enough calories to affect weight loss.

Incorporating high cardio and lower cardio zone exercise into a workout routine will offer the most aerobic and weight loss benefit. While physical activity is a vital part of weight control, so is controlling the number of calories you eat. If you take in more calories than you use, you will still gain weight. What other factors besides diet and behavior contribute to overweight and obesity? Environment and genetic factors may add to causes of overweight and obesity.

For more information, see Other Factors in Weight Gain. Cutting Calories at Every Meal. You can cut calories by eating foods high in fiber, making better drink choices, avoiding portion size pitfalls, and adding more fruits and vegetables to your eating plan.

Even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, can produce health benefits. Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight.

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