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2011 Makeover Issue

Smarter ways to burn calories

Toning tips from a weight-loss doc.

By Melissa Schorr
August 21, 2011

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1. Don’t try to target “problem areas” – it’s physically impossible, says Dedham-based cosmetic surgeon and weight-loss specialist Dr. Dave David. “You have no say where fat comes off,” he explains.

Instead, spend your exercise time focused on burning calories.

2. Try interval training. A 20-minute workout of 30-second sprints alternated with 60 seconds of super-slow jogging burns more calories than a 20-minute run.

3. Thirsty yet? Good. Drink eight glasses of ice water daily – and the ice is key. You’ll burn 250 calories just bringing the fluids up to body temperature.

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