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The "Hot Girl Walk" Secret to Losing Body Fat Fast

Walking is one of the best workout and here is why, explains an expert

Are you struggling with the motivation to walk? Try a walking workout with a twist! Gianna (@gianna.gfit) is a nutritionist and CPT who shares great diet and workout tips with her hundreds of thousands of followers across her social media platforms. In a recent video, she reveals a workout that helps maximize fat loss: Hot girls walk. "If your goal is to lose body fat or lean out and you aren't walking every single day, you need to change that, and I'm gonna tell you why," she says in the clip. Body Network's Resident RDN, The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian and co-author of the Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies, also weighs in.

Walking Is a Great Cardio Workout to Burn Fat

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"Walking is one of the most effective forms of cardio to burn fat," she says. "It's easy. You can do it sustainably. You can do it long term. If you are able, you can walk right? You can walk to the store, you can walk around your development, you can walk on the treadmill, and it's not super, super taxing on your body."

Walking Is Low Intensity

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"What I mean by that is walking is very, very low intensity compared to other things like HIIT training, bike sprints, things like that, which are gonna be higher intensity, meaning your heart rate will be at a much higher level. When you're walking, your heart rate is gonna be, or it should be, at least about 50 to 70 percent of your max heart rate," she continues.

It Also Helps Keep Your Cortisol Levels Balanced


"When you put your body in the 50 to 70 percent of its max heart rate, that's where you're going to target fat loss," she says. "Without stressing your body too much, meaning you're not going to spike your cortisol levels. Cortisol is our body's stress hormone, and we need it in a certain amount, but when that cortisol gets spiked too high, coming from over exercising, not recovering properly, it makes it very, very difficult for your body to target fat loss."

It Will Tap Into Your Fat Stores

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"So walking every day is very, very low impact, and it can be done every day rather than HIIT training or bike sprints. You don't wanna be doing those things every single day. Again, because it can spike your cortisol levels. When you do higher intense cardio, your body's actually going to use carbohydrates for fuel rather than tapping into your fat stores. Like I said, walking can be done every single day, and it also can be done for prolonged periods of time, right?"

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It Will Improve Digestion and Blood Circulation

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Unlike other forms of fitness, you can "walk for three hours if you really wanted to, while you're not able to do a HIIT workout for more than 20 to 30 minutes, which will keep your heart rate at a steady state for a longer amount of time," she points out. "Therefore, again, targeting fat loss and using your fat stores rather than your carbohydrate stores, walking every day will also help get things moving, right? Your digestion will improve because walking, you're gonna get your blood circulation flowing. Your whole body is going to improve from this."

She Walks 2 Hours Daily on an Empty Stomach

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"I have been walking every single day for at least two miles on an empty stomach, and it has completely changed the game for me," she adds. "Hopefully, I have convinced you now that if you're not walking every single day, you should be doing it. It is one of the best exercises for your body."

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Body Network's Expert Weighs In


"Walking is an excellent exercise that is low intensity and easy on the muscles and joints so many people who aren't able to do high intensity exercise are able to walk," agrees Collingwood. "You can walk outside and get fresh air or walk on the treadmill and watch your favorite shows on an iPad." However, while low intensity exercise is good for low stress on the body, "it burns fewer calories than higher intensity exercise which means you need to exercise for a longer amount of time to get the same calorie burn as a high intensity workout," she points out. "If time is not an issue, then walking is an excellent way to get exercise. I typically recommend to my clients to vary their exercise routine with some lower intensity and some high intensity each week."

💪🔥Body Booster: If you have the time, go for an hour walk a few times a week.

@gianna.gfit Hot girl walks are a thing! #weightloss#hotgirlwalk#fit#fitness#health#healthy#healthyliving#healthytips#nutrition#nutritiontips#trainingtips#training#fittok#weightlosstips#tips#fatloss ♬ original sound – Gianna, Nutritionist & CPT


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