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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Does cardio make you loose fat?

No. Diet makes you lose fat.

Everyone who answered so far is wrong and just promoting a common misconception. That's seven wrong answers in a row which shows how common this misunderstanding is. Here's the truth of it.

If you eat too much food, too many calories, you can run all day and never lose an ounce of fat. You can only lose fat if your diet allows it. That's why "cardio" is not the key to fat loss and does not MAKE you lose fat. It only HELPS you lose fat. For a better understanding, check out these fat facts.

• If you consume fewer calories than you burn, you have to lose fat eventually. There are no exceptions to this fact.

• A pound of fat will yield about 3500 calories (Kcal) of energy.

• Your body will burn hundreds of calories even if you are in a coma. That's your BMR. Go here to find out what it is -->

• An average person must run or walk about 5 miles (8 km) every day to burn one pound of fat per week AND THEIR DIET MUST ALLOW IT.

• An average person must run or walk about 350 miles (563 km) to burn 10 pounds AND THEIR DIET MUST ALLOW IT.

• An average person who consumes 500 calories per day less than they burn will lose about a pound a week with no extra time or physical effort required.

• A average person dieting with a 500 calorie/day deficit will burn 10 pounds of fat in 10 weeks. The same person running 5Km (3 miles) per day with a Zero calorie/day deficit will burn 10 pounds in 16 weeks.

•Running only burns slightly more calories than walking as long as the distance remains the same.

• It does not matter if a person runs or walks a given distance…they will burn about the same number of calories. Although running burns slightly more than walking, the distance is far more significant than the speed over which it is traveled.

• It is not necessary to do "cardio" to burn fat. "Cardio" is aerobic exercise which elevates the heart rate to 80% of max and sustains it for the purpose of cardio-vascular fitness. You can burn fat in your sleep.

• Most of the calories you consume will be spent just keeping your body temperature at 98.6F.

• It doesn’t matter how hard or how long you exercise, you will not lose any fat if you eat too much. You can always eat more calories than you can burn. When it comes to burning fat, diet always trumps exercise.

Read my answer about why exercise is not the key to fat loss

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