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Fitness Friday #BlogHop #LinkUp - The Best Way to Burn Fat

Posted Feb 07 2014 4:14pm
For most people trying to lose weight their number one goal is to burn fat.  There are many myths and misconceptions about how to achieve this. Some people believe that they can burn fat just by changing their diet. But this is not true. You must also combine the right kinds of exercises in your fitness program in order to effectively burn fat without losing muscle.  Below are a few of the best ways to burn fat.

Eat nutrient rich foods.
A diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables and whole grains will give you the energy that you need in order to maintain your fitness program.  These foods are low in calories but high in fiber so you will feel full longer.  In order to feed your muscles you must also include a lot of lean protein in your diet. Fish, legumes, nuts, chicken, tofu and turkey are all excellent sources of protein.  If you feel hungry throughout the day eat smaller meals more frequently.  

Include cardiovascular exercise in your fitness program. 
Make sure you do something that gets your heart pumping at least 3 times a week. This can be anything from dancing, running, walking briskly,  riding a bike, or working out on a treadmill or elliptical. 

Strength training is very important when trying to burn fat.
As you build muscles you will also increase your fat-burning rate. Strength training exercises include, push-ups, crunches,  and weight lifting. A gym membership is not required in order to include strength training in your fitness routine.  All you need is a few small dumbbells, a kettlebell, and a fitness ball in order to strength train at home.  If you want a more advanced workout you can also use a bench but it is not necessary.

Healthy adults need at least a half an hour of physical activity three to five days a week.  If you are trying to lose weight make sure you are taking the proper steps in order to burn your fat without losing muscle. 

If you are participating in Fitness Friday for this week please leave your link! This is a blog hop. 

For next week we will continue to share our fitness tips. What is working for you during your health, wellness and fitness journey?

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Please visit the following blogs who co-host Fitness Friday along with The Healthy Moms Magazine each week:

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Wendi Barker -
Lacey Baker -

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Cascia Talbert  is a busy blogger,  and mother of five children, living in Spokane, WA. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started  The Healthy Moms Magazine  in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.

Ms. Talbert  runs the  Healthy Moms Social Network  on Ning, is the founder of  Healthy Moms Media , and is the Chief Marketing Officer for  Talbert Nutrition LLC . You can follow her on , and .

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