There are myths and mistakes all around when it comes to fat. What exercise makes you burn more fat? What foods make you store more fat? What lifestyle habits do lean women share? I’m going to focus today on the fitness and fuel part of the equation. If you want the full story on all things fat storage, fat burning, and you flipping 50 … join me Wednesday night (if you’re reading this in real time) Wednesday night this week. Details at the bottom of the page too.
1. Do you burn more fat exercising:
A. at lower intensity?
B. at higher intensity?
2. Do you burn more fat with:
A. cardiovascular exercise?
B. resistance training exercise?
3. Do you burn more fat if you exercise:
A. in a fasted state (before breakfast)
B. in a fueled state (something in your stomach)
4. Do you burn more fat:
A. on a low calorie diet
B. on a high calorie diet
C. on a low protein diet
D. on a low carb diet
E. on a low fat diet
5. Do you burn more fat during resistance training with:
A. light weight and more repetitions
B. heavy weight and few repetitions
6. What influences total fat burning more?
A. duration of exercise
B. intensity of exercise
7. Which is more important?
A. Fat loss
B. Weight loss
8. How do you measure fat loss?
B. Body composition testing
If you have ANY confusion about which answer to pick on ANY of those questions… don’t be surprised, embarrassed or shocked! MOST women get many of these wrong, or are confused.
The right answer to many of them is truly, IT DEPENDS. And in some cases, both answers are “right.”
You see, for one, that myth about the “fat burning zone” is not a myth. You DO burn more fat for fuel at low intensity exercise. For instance, are you sitting down reading this? You’re burning 99% fat for fuel right now.
How well is that working for you? Are you skinny mini? The problem with low intensity exercise when you say, go to get on the treadmill, is that it burns energy so slowly it just isn’t going to matter even if what your burning is mostly fat.
You can take advantage of that kind of burn by being a more active person all the time. Walk the dog more. Garden. Golf. Clean your house. These are better than rest for sure, and if they set the foundation for your life and you also get exercise (and eat the types of food that help you burn more fat), you are on your way. Yes, at your age.
Want more information? Register for the webinar Wednesday, March 8. It’s (fat-) free and you can get the recording if you can’ make it.