Weight loss is not easy. It can get you frustrated in the long run, because you will have to devote so much time, follow strict rules and deprive yourself of some favorite meals. Yes, it might be a really tasking, but doesn’t necessarily have to make you feel completely exhausted or totally fed up, unless you have an underlying physical condition. You might be making it harder than it already is and you probably not aware of that. Below are some signs to look out.
1. You are the cardio queen
Cardio helps greatly to burn calories, but you shouldn’t really place too much focus on that, by doing this, you may have a whole lot of work to do to reach your target. Strength training is the key to burning more calories, compared to cardio.
With the strength training, you build muscles, which will help to boost your metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning machine. You can combat fat faster by combining strength training and cardio, rather than just spending so much time with just cardio.
2. You’re not eating enough
Do you really have to skip your meals to cut more calories? Absolutely not. You just have to focus on eating healthy, which is just you cutting about a 100 to 500 calories daily. Skipping meals will not only make you hungry and constantly remind you of the price you pay for losing weight.
But also put you at a risk of binge eating and making unhealthy food decisions due to hunger. It is generally recommended to consume at least 1,200 to 1,500 calories daily, for weight loss while you maintain your metabolism.
3. You’re always working out
Working out is a great way to cut those calories, but don’t you think you need to relax a bit, It may sound really great to workout around the clock, whenever you have a spare time, but what if it works against you.
You may end up over-training, which may make post-workout recovery difficult, increase your appetite and also increase your stress hormone levels. These symptoms are definitely not in your favor. Take out about 30 to 45 minutes to exercise at least 5 days in a week and other days should be for recovery. If you engage in strength training, you will need about a day or two day for recovery, depending on how much work you put on your muscles.
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