4 Ways to Live a Fat-Burning Life

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Your Fat-burning Game Plan

Every day:

  • Wear a pedometer.
  • Eat five mini-meals (300 calories each).
  • Log your food choices before you eat.
  • Drink at least six 8-ounce glasses of cold water.
Three times a week:

  • Lift weights, doing multi-muscle moves such as chest presses. (For free routines, go to prevention.com/dumbbellworkout.)
  • Rest no more than 20 seconds between sets while strength-training.
Whenever you exercise:

  • Snack before your workout (see Step 4 for suggestions).
  • Schedule exercise before a meal so you eat within a half hour of finishing your workout. Track your heart rate during cardio.

  • Change one move in your workout routine every Monday. For example, swap push-ups for chest presses one week, lunges for squats the next, and so on.
  • Plan an active outing such as hiking.



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