The explanation why High Intensity Interval Training is the best way to lose fat is because your body does not plateau in what most exercise people know as the “steady state” that is most common if you do a cardio routine at the same velocity the whole time. What the body does when it achieves a steady state is conserve energy, so you stop burning calories right then and there. HIIT cardio “tricks” the body by not achieving a steady state.

Let me give a succinct example so you get the gist of how HIIT Cardio works. On a treadmill, start off by jogging at a steady pace to warm up your muscles, say around 3-5 minutes. Then give it a powerful burst of energy by going as strong and as fast as you can for about a minute or two then bring it back down till you recover and then give it another explosion of energy and do-over. Do this for 10-15 minutes. Remember that you don’t have to kill yourself; you just have to challenge yourself and alter your speed and intensity every two minutes, do not allow your body to get used to the pace.

In this way, you don’t have to endure long, almost never ending cardio that don’t even seem to work that much in reducing that extra padding. After you perform your HIIT cardio, your body will spend the rest of your day using energy (calories) recovering from the brutal workout you just gave it. What’s happening to your body is called EPOC or excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. So after your workout, your body uses up a lot of oxygen recovering. Therefore while you sit on the couch after your routine, you are still burning calories, more in fact, than what you would burn if you had been performing cardio at a steady and moderate pace.

Don’t be overwhelmed by how HIIT sounds; it can actually be designed to adjust to ones physical endurance and stamina. 31 Day Fat Loss Cure by Vic Magary discusses HIIT in further detail and gives you routines to follow, weight and aerobic trainings done in a circuit; all of which you could follow step by step in videos provided in the e-book. The program provides two levels of training, for beginners with no exercise background and for experienced individuals with experience on a specific type of weight training or other. The book leans on an all-natural diet and an intense exercise program for you to lose weight in a short span of 31 days. The author is an ex-Military man, and Taekwondo and Karate martial artist who has designed a diet and training program that mainly focuses on healthy, natural and fast weight-loss.