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30 Fast, New Fat-Burners

Drink green tea. Testers who downed a green tea supplement boosted their metabolism by about 4%, compared with those consuming a caffeine supplement or placebo, according to Swiss researchers. Sip three cups of green tea per day for similar results.

Pump iron. Resistance training increases your resting metabolic rate by about 7%, so
you’ll burn more calories throughout the day, even while sitting on your duff, according to Tufts University researchers. Aim for 30 minutes, three times a week.

Two words: circuit train. Instead of resting for 60 seconds between weight-lifting sets, move straight from one exercise to another to keep your heart rate up and maximize calorie burn, says Wayne Westcott, author of Get Stronger, Feel Younger.
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