You are doing your workout, being really persistent in your physical activity, but some of the fat stubbornly stays at the same place. What are you doing wrong? Fat burning is a multi-stage process. It includes:
1.Lipolysis = fat release
Exercise triggers fat release. Regardless of which type of exercise; jogging, weight lifting or HIIT, each accomplishes the first step.
This is the step at which fat is delivered to the mitochondria via the bloodstream to be burned off. Subcutaneous fat, the most difficult to burn, usually occupies our outermost areas of the body. With the least blood flow. High intensity, short duration exercise is the best type of exercise to create blood flow to these body areas.
3.Lipid oxidation = Fat burning
Whether fat gets burned or circulated and restored is defined by a symphony of hormones. Managing insulin is the single most important thing for fat loss.
The Optimal Method for Fat Burning?
A metabolic-type workout in a fasted state. It should last no longer than 20-30 minutes. If your goal is fat loss, you should not eat immediately before (within 4-6 hours pre-workout) or after your workout. Keep moving after the workout for at least another 30 minutes. This way, you continue burning fat released during your workout. Then, you can have your meal.
To learn more about this method for fat burning, take a look at the article below, where Dr. Lori Shemek, a leading Health and Weight Loss Expert, explains the process in details.
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Fat cells must release fat. This process is lipolysis. Exercise is the main precursor for this. Subcutaneous fat is the most difficult fat to remove. These are outermost areas of the body which has the least blood flow.High intensity, short duration exercise is the best option to create blood flow to these areas.