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The fat-burning zone occurs at the lower end of the cardio zone—between 55 and 70 percent of maximum heart rate. When working at this intensity, a greater percentage of calories burned comes from stored fat.
Working anywhere within the cardio zone will improve cardio fitness and burn calories. The benefit of working in the fat-burning zone is that you target stored fat and thus encourage weight loss.
But, keep in mind, that if you work in a higher zone, you burn a greater amount of calories overall—which is important to weight loss. Although a lower percentage of these calories will come from fat sources, the total number of fat calories burned will likely be the same or greater. 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. 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. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content.
Enter Email Address What's this? Related Topics Diabetes Nutrition. Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. Get Email Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: Give a try on this, this diet plan clearly works. Is this good for someone who wants to lose more than pounds? I would like to try this, but it seems like I would be eating more calories.
I will try this when my nutrisystem ends though. Depending upon your age and how much you have to lose, it may actually be beneficial to start out eating what seems like more, I would try the suggested amounts, and depending upon how things go for a week, adjust accordingly.
You can come back here and let me know how it goes and I can see if I can help you. So many things affect our weight loss, exercise, age, etc. How to Make Pumpkin Spiced Tea. Unless otherwise noted, images were received from Wholefood Farmacy as part of an email educational series. Certain posts contain information from that educational series with personal insights added. All such information is used with permission. The Purpose of this Website, and About the Author.
Are there free or less expensive weight loss programs that you can do on your own? Because the program may be too expensive for certain people, ideas for less expensive alternatives to NutriSystem are provided on this page.
Some prepackaged meals that you buy in the supermarket or online are better than what I was eating when on NutriSystem. Personally, I can no longer eat their foods because there are too many things in them that I am sensitive too now I also am not thrilled with how much sodium is in prepared foods. Perhaps one day changes will be made to accommodat e those of us who have food sensitivities. If this were to happen I may try their program ag ain.
The most important aspect of any weight loss program is having an organized plan to follow, so I am attempting to put one together here, for myself and anyone else that might be interested. If you would like to use the NutriSystem Meal Planner to record your meals, they are often available here. You have to scan through the list of items to find them , but it's easy to do.
There are planners for women and men, and occasionally different prog rams, like the Silver program that was available when I joined, but these result in only minor changes in the planners. What is available at any given time may vary. You can also use what I have provided below as a guide.