Fat Burners: Kick-start Your Metabolism

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Change up your strength training: Building lean muscle is the best way to get rid of fat because muscle burns more calories, even when you are at rest. However, if you don't ever change your workout, both you and your body will become bored with it. If your strength training involves three sets of 10 to 12 reps, then it's time to mix it up. Try doing one rep followed by six reps with the heaviest resistance you can manage. Repeat this, and then finish with ten to twenty reps using a very light weight. This workout will not only make you stronger, it will keep you interested in your strength training.

Use the treadmill to your advantage: If you can't get outside to walk or run, make sure to mix up the settings on your treadmill. Speed intervals really work: run 60 seconds at your top speed and then a minute or two at an easy jog. If you have access to a high-end treadmill where you can change the incline, you can also program a hilly course to walk or run.

The main thing to remember is that when you reach this level of training, it's not necessarily the intensity, but the variety that will burn off the most weight, particularly when it comes to fat.