To lose weight and get a body shape you must have a good diet and exercise regularly to burn fat. The first thing you have to understand about exercise is that just because you burn calories doesn’t mean you burn fat. Your main focus when exercising is to reduce body fat, and you cannot lose body fat just from burning calories. When we exercise, our body will start burning calories, but the calories burned are calories from carbohydrates in our system. To burn calories from stored fat, your body needs the presence of oxygen. There is a certain amount of oxygen your body needs to start burning fat and the only way for you to measure the amount needed for your own body is to follow your target heartbeat during exercise. Please understand that if you continue to burn calories from carbohydrates, you will lose most of the “weight of water” that causes a decrease in your metabolism. Also, think of calories burned from carbohydrates as your energy calories. If you lose too much energy calories, your muscles will not receive enough energy to increase your metabolism which indirectly burns fat. Therefore you must increase your calorie intake when you are exercising to replace the calories of burning energy.

Burning Calorie Fat during exercise

During aerobic exercise, your body goes through several stages before reaching the point where you burn fat. You will hear people say that you only burn sugar (carbohydrates) instead of fat during the first 10 minutes of exercise. This is true to a certain extent. I say this because you will continue to burn sugar past the 10 minute mark if you don’t work hard enough for your body to want more oxygen, or you work too hard and you cannot supply your body with enough oxygen to burn fat.

Burn fat calories at rest

The only way for you to continue to burn fat calories a few hours after you finish exercising is through anaerobic weight training or with the Rapid tone diet. Weight training is the key to burning fat at rest. Weight training is anaerobic activity that will cause you to burn more calories than aerobic exercise. The calories you burn during weight training are mostly calories from carbohydrates (meaning you have to eat more calories per day for energy), but the calories you burn at rest are mostly calories from fat.