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Losing fat is important, not because of the esthetic moment (although it is important too), but because of the danger that health is put into with the presence of the extra pounds, especially if that lasts for some time. So, how to get slim?

Combo

There is no better way to reduce the weight and become slim than combining dieting and exercising. This means that a plan has to be made, the one that will make the necessary difference between the energy input and output. The total value of calories taken with food has to be less than the total value of calories spent for the organism's functioning, including increased physical activity. So, what diet to choose and what physical activity to perform?

Knowing what and why

It has been said and it is true that cardio workout is excellent for reducing the extra weight, but this does not mean that this is the best possible workout for fat burning. Actually, a combination of two opposite workout types will create the best effect and those would be cardio and resistance training. Cardio will provide extra fat burning due to the aerobic nature of the muscle contraction. But that does not mean that resistance training should be left out. On the contrary, muscle mass building also requires a lot of energy and that will definitely burn some fat. Combining these two workouts will create a really nicely shaped but also strong body.

Workout can be performed at home and in the gym. Home provides a bit more comfort, while gym may have several workout stations that demand some space, although for cardio workout nothing but some small space is necessary. As for helping devices, treadmill and elliptical trainer are a good choice, so one of those two might be really helpful.

Dieting

If there is a physical activity present, then there is no place for some strict low calorie value diet. This is because exercising requires some energy and fast diet (which usually emphasize low calories value) is no good here. What is actually needed is a healthy and balanced menu, the one that will include 5 meals in a day, with all the nutrients available in a proper ratio. Constant exercising might demand a lot from the practitioner when it comes to the energy input and that is why enough calories must be taken through food. Becoming slim is not so difficult, but the mentioned rules should be applied.  

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