How Long Do I Have to Jog to Lose Weight?

How long you jog depends on what type of jogging you do. Discover the best way to shift the fat in this article.

Calories In And Calories Out

You must understand this important rule before you do any jogging. Otherwise you can go jogging and even still gain weight.

To lose weight, you must eat less food than your body will burn. Then your body will turn to its fat reserves and you will lose weight.

So if you start jogging then your body will need more fuel and it should burn more fat. This will happen so long as you eat the same amount as before or less.

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Don’t do what a friend of mine did. He started to work out very hard and he also ate more. All the calories burned were more than replaced by his second helpings and he didn’t lose any weight!

Jog In The Morning

It’s not essential but there is supposed to be an advantage to jogging if you do it in the morning. This is because you have not eaten for about 10 hours and so your body can only draw fuel by burning fat.

Traditional Jogging

If you jog at a constant rate for 30 minutes then your body will burn 300 calories. If you jog three times a week and you do not change the amount of food that you eat then you will lose around 2 pounds a week.

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HIIT

High Impact Interval Training is a much more efficient way to jog. When you jog at a constant rate like traditional jogging, your body goes into “fat preservation” mode to try and save as much fuel as possible. When you do HIIT, you keep the body thinking and you burn a lot more fat.

Jog at your normal pace for 30 seconds then sprint as fast as humanly possible for another 30 seconds. Now go back to jogging and keep alternating every 30 seconds between jogging and sprinting.

You only need to do this for 15 minutes instead of 30 and you will burn more fat this way. Probably you will burn around 50% more fat so you can either do two sessions a week to get the same weekly weight loss or you can do more and lose even more weight.

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