How Can I Reduce My Body Fat?


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There are many ways to reduce your body fat, but Muscle and Fitness Magazine outlines a few ways that deal with your eating habits, such as consuming fewer calories than you take in, drinking more water and eliminating or reducing starchy carbohydrates. With these techniques, expect to begin losing body fat within just a few weeks.

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  1. Take in fewer calories than you burn

    Calculate your resting metabolic rate - the number of calories your body burns doing normal daily activities. Multiply your body weight in pounds by 13. Calculate the numbers of calories you burn with formal exercise and add that number to your resting metabolic rate to determine the number of calories your body burns in a given day. Keep your food consumption below that number.

  2. Drink more water

    Drink a minimum of 1 ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight. If you weigh 200 pounds, that translates to 100 ounces of water.

  3. Eliminate or reduce starchy carbohydrates.

    Starchy foods like bread, pasta, potatoes and rice encourage your body to store fat. Consider serving size to be 1 cup, and limit total daily servings to three to five.

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