Today it seems people are willing to go through almost anything to lose body fat. Fad diets, pills and magical exercise equipment are costly and most often simply ineffective. In order to lose those pounds you have to have a basic understanding of the food you are eating, and how to utilize various forms of exercise.
There are three things to consider when losing body fat.
Diet watch your carbs in general and especially simple carbs. Avoid consuming lots of carbs in the evenings. Quite simply, to lose weight you must burn more calories than you consume.
Weight training having more muscle mass is a huge aid to burning calories and getting lean. Each additional pound of muscle burns 30 50 calories per day at rest.
Cardio to burn the most fat it helps to do it in a glycogen depleted state, such as immediately after waking (before consuming any carbs or fat) or right after lifting weights. HIIT high intensity interval training has been shown to be exponentially more effective at fat burning than endurance type (level resistance) cardio.
All too often people are looking for the hidden secret when it comes time to lose a few pounds, when in reality, it just takes a bit of work and some basic understanding of diet and exercise.