I am currently trying to lose body fat and I am not sure whether I should focus on doing more cardio or lifting heavier weights during my workouts. I have been going to the gym for a few months now and I have been mainly focusing on cardio exercises such as running and cycling as I have heard that cardio is the most effective way to burn fat.
However, lately, I have been thinking about incorporating weight lifting into my workout routine as I have also heard that lifting heavier weights can help increase metabolism and burn fat even faster.
I am currently 27 years old, 5'6", and weigh 160 pounds. My goal weight is 145 pounds and I am looking to achieve this within the next 6 months. I currently have a moderate level of fitness and stamina and I can run for about 45-50 minutes without stopping.
So, should I focus on doing more cardio or lifting heavier weights during my workouts? I would appreciate any advice or suggestions on what has worked for others who have tried to lose fat in the past.
Thank you in advance!