Do More Strength Training
Try alternating your cardio workouts with resistance training. This will help you shed more fat, specifically
, than just doing cardio. It will also build lean muscle. Of course, the more lean body mass you have, the higher your metabolism. As you gain muscle, your rate of weight loss in pounds may be slower, but your rate of fat loss will be greater. For lasting results, do at least 2 strength workouts a week.
Beware: High intensity cardio workouts burn a large percentage of calories from carbs, so afterward that tends to be what you seek out to replace the energy. There is a perceived feeling of working out so hard, you're allowed to now eat way more than you normally would.
Generally, after strength training, your body craves protein.