Sep 17, 2014 So I am working on reaching my target weight and I have 30-40 lbs to go. I walk 5-6 miles 5x week, I throw in some cardio/dancing 2-3 times a week and I watch everything that I put into my body. I"m not gonna lie - I struggle with carbs, specifically bread (tho it is multi grain, high fiber.... still a carb). I track EVERYTHING via the Lose It app. The numbers look good, but the weight is coming off slower than I like. Here is where I get confused. I love to lift, and I lift 3 - 5x week. My husband is telling me to stop lifting and focus on MORE cardio for the weight to come off. he claims that there is plenty of muscle under the layer of bodyfat. and will be there when the excess fat is lost. I call BS on this because I know that muscles burn more calories and it's a great stress reliever for me. I don't depend on lifting to burn fat, I do it because I want to get STRONG! My natural instinct is to ignore everything he says, but could he be right? Also, is HIIT superior to just "normal" cardio as far as burning bodyfat? Thanks for reading, and I really appreciate any insight you may have to offer.