For all of you confused about #5, please google 'fat burning zone myth'. It's not explained very well in the article so I can understand why you are still confused.
Someone made the statement that 'if you are not burning fat then you are burning muscle, and nobody wants that'. That is an incorrect assumption. You are still getting a proportion of your calories (energy) from fat when you are not in the fat burning zone, other energy sources include carbs and stored glycogen. If you are burning more calories overall, you will burn more fat (even though the PROPORTION of calories from fat is lower). Burning more calories, no matter where they come from, will lead to better weight loss (as long as you don't eat them all back).
Here is a good explanation that should clear up some of the confusion: http://scienceblogs.com/obesitypanacea/201
- 11/14/2010 7:48:43 AM