January 20, 2018

Is Exercise Sabotaging Your Weight Loss?

exerciseGuess What? Exercise alone is a not the best way to lose weight! Most people are doing it wrong. Exercising for health and weight loss are not the same thing.

As long as your body is using sugar as a fuel source you risk breaking down muscles that your body will convert into sugar to use for fuel. When cortisol levels rise, the liver is ordered to release sugar and break down muscle.

However, exercise has several benefits…

  • It prevents weight gain only AFTER weight loss
  • Improves brain health by building up brain cells and cognitive function, even at moderate levels
  • Improves mood and decreases anxiety and depression
  • Helps prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes and lowers inflammation
  • Improves your good cholesterol HDL
  • Helps prevent type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Helps with osteoporosis
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves insulin sensitivity. Exercise creates a demand in your cells for available energy: sugar
  • It is the best anti-aging drug

Are you spinning your wheels with exercise? Have you been keeping track of what you’re actually losing? Shedding the pounds may not be the best indication of weight loss. Are you losing muscle instead of fat? Are you doing the right exercise to help your body switch to melting fat instead of using your muscles? Are you just working harder rather than smarter?

I would suggest you evaluate what you are doing and figure out what you are losing. Your doctor, nutritionist and qualified trainer should be able to help you.

Could it be toxins that are holding you back? Find out in the next post.

Comments

  1. It’s nearly impossible to find experienced people about this topic, but you sound like you
    know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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