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You have to know this! The myths and truths about fat loss

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If you think that the solution to lose weight fast is to kill yourself to exercise, eat less or stop eating directly, you are very wrong. Do you want to know how to lose weight in a healthy way? Keep reading

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With the arrival of summer, losing weight becomes the goal of 90% of the population. We are all in a hurry to lose those extra kilos, as quickly as possible. This desperation together with the lack of information leads us to fall into false beliefs that, finally, end the dreaded rebound effect, making everything suffered useless.


1. " Exercise is enough to lose fat" : LIE . Although exercising is very important to increase energy expenditure and lose fat, taking care of our diet, rest and hydration are also crucial to achieve a caloric deficit and thus lose weight.

2. “ Skipping meals helps you lose fat faster , LIE . In this case, this is also the opposite of what needs to be done.

When we skip a meal, our body enters a state of hunger causing the metabolism to slow down to conserve energy, that is, it burns fewer calories . In addition, skipping a meal will make us hungrier in the next one and we will overeat, consuming more calories than we would have consumed if we had not skipped the previous one.

Instead of skipping meals, it is best to follow a balanced diet consuming healthy foods in adequate portions that help us keep our metabolism active.

3. " Only cardio helps you lose fat." LIE . Although it is true that cardio is the part of the exercise with which more fat is lost, strength training is an ideal and necessary complement.

What is the truth in all that we are told about fat loss?

1. " Nutrition is key to losing fat": TRUTH . A fat loss process should be based more on nutrition than training . The most advisable thing is to put yourself in the hands of a professional who advises us.

2. “ Strength training helps burn fat and increase metabolism” TRUTH . The increase in metabolism will help in the process of burning more calories in our day to day , key to fat loss.

3. " Consistency is essential to achieve sustainable fat loss." TRUTH . It is useless to do things perfectly for two weeks and leave it, it is better to maintain a balanced diet allowing yourself a whim and be constant over time.

Which machine will help me lose weight faster?

As we have already mentioned throughout the article, although it is not enough, exercising is important to lose weight. Here we leave you a list with the average calories burned per hour on each of the machines so you can start building your healthy habits.

  • Indoor cycle: On average, indoor cycles burn between 500 and 800 calories per hour.
  • Treadmills: On a treadmill, you can lose up to 1,000 calories every hour.
  • Exercise bikes: Per hour we can burn up to 700 calories.
  • Rowing machines: With an hour of exercise on a row you can burn the same calories as in an indoor cycle, between 500 and 800 calories.
  • Strength machines: Although it is true that they are not the machines that burn the most calories, per hour you can burn between 300 and 600 calories. Let's not forget that this type of machine will also help us increase our metabolism, which will make it easier for us to burn more fat throughout the day.

In short, fitness machines are a great option for fat loss, and complementing cardio machines with weight-training machines is the perfect combination to do it quickly and healthily . always respecting a balanced diet.

At Sportech Fitness you will find everything you need to start building your healthy habits. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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