Muscle is your friend. The only way to get rid of a fat cell is for it to be burned in the mitochondria (furnace) of a muscle cell.
Anything that increases your lean body tissue (muscle) will increase the number of furnaces you have for burning fat.
One pound of muscle used 35 to 45 calories per day; a pound of fat tissue uses only 2 calories per day. Increasing muscle will also increase the number of calories that the body burns every minute of the day (whether reading, cleaning, walking, or running).