3. Hit the weights
If you’re not already hitting the gym and racking up the weights, now’s the time if fat loss is your goal. Even if you start small and work your way up to heavier weights, gaining muscle is going to put you on the fast-track to hitting that goal. “When it comes to exercise, you have to train with weights to increase lean mass,” Duffy says. “Fat is burned inside of your muscle cells. The bigger and more plentiful your muscle cells, the bigger your fat-burning furnace.” In short, adding muscle increases the size of your fat-burning furnace, while dieting or exercising incorrectly decreases it.
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