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High Intensity Interval Training and Intermittent Fasting—Two Winning Ways to Reach and Maintain Your Ideal Weight

HIIT Helps Burn Body Fat

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  • When it comes to shedding unwanted pounds and reworking your fat-to-muscle ratio, high intensity interval training (HIIT) combined with intermittent fasting is the most effective strategy I know
  • When you combine these two strategies, especially if you exercise in a fasted state, it effectively forces your body to shed fat
  • HIIT workouts burn more calories than traditional workouts, especially after the workout. HIIT also burns more body fat in less time
  • High intensity exercises are overall more efficient. Just two weeks of HIIT can improve your aerobic capacity as much as doing endurance training for six to eight weeks

By Dr. Mercola

If you want to alter your body composition, you cannot overlook exercise. However, some forms of exercise are clearly more effective than others in this regard. Most people who exercise are still focusing on slow endurance-type exercises, such as running on a treadmill, which is not only time consuming but ineffective as well—especially for weight loss.

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