WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE BEFORE. YOU'VE DIETED HARD AND YOU'VE DONE TONS OF CARDIOVASCULAR ACTIVITY BUT YOU STEP ON THE SCALES AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED. YOU REACH THE CONCLUSION THAT YOU JUST CAN'T GET IN SHAPE, THAT YOU SIMPLY CAN'T LOSE WEIGHT ON A LOW CALORIE DIET WITH REGULAR EXERCISE. TODAY YOU'LL FIND OUT WHY THIS HAPPENS AND HOW TO SORT IT OUT.
It's easy to sit back and say that you just need to eat less and workout more to drop body fat levels, but that advice is not specific enough. In fact, too much exercise can be a very bad thing. Likewise, too few calories can actually make it harder to lose those unwanted pounds!
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If you not only want to shrink your waistline but you also want to keep your results long term, you would do well to avoid the outdated, ill-advised advice of spending hours on the treadmill while eating only a minimal amount of food each day.
At some point, almost every adult gets sucked into that quick fix trend. Mainly because it's featured in celebrity magazines which are aimed at overweight people attracted to instant solutions rather than hard work. Either way, it's bad advice.
The reality is very different from those theories, of course. If you have ever followed one of those diets you will know that you cannot operate on a 500 calorie diet and exercise for two hours per day. You will run your body into the ground. These individuals usually go through a very specific cycle:
After experiencing a quick weight loss for a period of about a week while their body reacts to being starved, they quickly hit a wall. They mistake that quick loss for progress, so they continue restricting calories and hammering cardio sessions on the gym floor. They suddenly realize that they can't lose any more body fat no matter how much they try. This leads to frustration, causing the person to eat lots of junk foods in anger and pile on any pounds they had lost in the first place.
When the person finds themselves in this situation, which most of us have undoubtedly experienced at some stage or another, we falsely put the blame on our own lack of effort and begin a new routine which is largely based on the same principles as the last failed effort, except with even more stringent calorie restriction and more work on the gym floor.
Is it even possible for someone to exercise religiously and eat barely any food but lose nothing? Actually, yes it is. The body doesn't like to be starved and it combats this by slowing down your metabolic rate in order to preserve fat in a bid to keep you alive. Despite punishing yourself, you are not burning fat.
If you are pushing yourself hard in the gym you will begin to shed lean muscle tissue, too. That's certainly not a situation you want to find yourself in, but sadly many people do. These are now signs associated widely with crash, quick fix and yo-yo diets. Instead of adopting this unsuccessful approach, incorporate HIIT into your routine and use it alongside a regular weights-based program.
Building more lean muscle is key when it comes to losing fat, because the body will find it far easier to burn off fat as it gets leaner and stronger.
In terms of calories, you must first correct the issue you have created from could have been years of abuse. Slowly begin increasing your calories by around 5 percent each week until you reach a point where you can teach your body to survive on a decent portion of food each day while maintaining your present weight.
How much you eat can determine how easy it is to drop unwanted poundage in future, too. For instance, a person who maintains 200 lbs eating only 500 calories per day will find it very hard to get further progress because they are already malnourished, whereas a person eating 2000 calories per day will find it easy.
It is not uncommon for people to believe they can't lose weight on a low calorie diet and blame themselves. However, it's not entirely true. The myth of 'more is better' does not apply to exercise and your body needs a healthy number of calories to enable any results at all. Starvation is not the most effective method of dieting.