It is possibly the least efficient way to lose body fat! Cardio focuses only on increasing the amount of fat that you are burning during the time that you are active.
So, if you do 60 minutes on the elliptical machine, you have increased your metabolism only for that 60 minute session.
If you are doing cardio seven days a week (1 hour per session), then you are spending only approximately 4% of your week burning extra fat.
The solution: Do resistance training circuits. Resistance training basically refers to higher intensity activities. For example, you could walk for 5-6 hours without too many problems, but you could not squat for 5-6 minutes. It takes far more energy to do one squat than to take one step. Squats, lunges, bends, twists, pushes and pulls against resistance would all classify as resistance activities.
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