shop with a shopping list to prevent you from buying unnecessary junk food is also a great idea.Pre-preparing meals, making appointments for your exercise time slot etc all needs to be writteninto your diary or planner. You can tick each appointment off as the day progresses. Whenplanning your shopping list remember, that unless you have the time, don't go getting all creativewith lowfat banquets etc for lunches and dinner. Choose simple to prepare healthy ingredients andmeals. Fat Loss Tip 6. What Exercise Should I be Performing to Burn Body Fat? Mostly it depends on your fitness level and if you have any type of injuries, back pain or medicalconditions that may affect what you can and can't do. Make sure you check with your doctor firstbefore starting any type of exercise or eating program, so he / she can indicate and provide youwith a letter verifying that it is "ok" for you to start exercising and at what level. One more point... Ifyou're attending a gym or purchasing gym equipment please make the effort to ensure that yourfitness level is suited to the equipment or program you're performing. If in doubt seek advice froma professional - don't just assume because your next door neighbour or friend does it you can. Fat Loss Tip 7. Different Types of Exercising for Burning Body Fat There are plenty of ways to exercise to burn off body fat. Sure cardiovascular exercise viatreadmills and indoor cycles are great but if you really want to ramp things up a notch then tryusing machines that use both your upper and lower body. Why? Because you're exerting yourselffurther in turn burning off more calories. If you enjoy being outdoors then walking, jogging, running,hiking - just to name a few - are also great. Finding an activity that suits your body's needs andfitness level is important. Weight or resistance training is a huge plus when it comes to cutting back bodyfat. Did you knowthat the more lean muscle mass you have the more calories you burn? This means that your bodycan burn more calories day and night - that's right - even while you're sleeping! To maximise your potential to burn off calories much more efficiently include weight / resistancetraining AND cardio into your program. I've included some examples below of training routines to give you an idea of a typical program tohelp combat body fat. You can view them here: Fat Loss Tips Fat Loss Tip 8. The Wrong Program for You: A Common Mistake that Leads to Lack of Fat Loss Have you ever read a successful fat loss story that you, and everyone else you know, tried only tofind that it didn't work that well for you or them? Did you stop to think that maybe the person in thesuccess story had their program specifically designed for their body type, not yours! If you reallywant to "kick some fat loss butt" you need a program that is designed to suit your body type andfitness level. Don't expect super results from a program that someone else used, remember theymay have had a different metabolism, fitness level, body shape and eating program to you, whichmakes it very difficult for you to reach the same levels of fatloss as they did.