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4. Reduce your intake of carbohydrates but don’t eliminate them

You can’t burn fat in the presence of insulin and every time you ingest sugars or carbohydrates, your body releases insulin. Yet carbohydrates are beneficial for brain fuel and your body’s preferred energy source, as well as for muscle recovery – so don’t eliminate them. The best time to eat carbohydrates is around your training times – before, and especially after, a challenging workout.