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Avoid Mistake #5 EXCESSIVE OR INTENSIVE EXERCISE
You are working hard during the Bootcamp, intensive running or HIIT classes but you still don’t lose any weight?
The main mistake that you might be doing is the wrong level of intensity for too long or you don’t allow enough time for recovery.
The type of exercise you choose will have an impact on your hormones (cortisol, insulin, ghrelin) the fat makers.
If you are overweight, suffer from insulin resistance and you never exercised before the chances are you are working out in an anaerobic state. You might be huffing and puffing, feeling dizzy and your muscles are burning.
That’s what it is supposed to be like if you want to lose weight fast isn’t it?
Your body is using all the glucose (sugar) energy stores called glycogen from your muscles and liver.
If you don’t have a big muscle mass yet, the liver store of fuel is depleted within minutes and your body is under stress because there is not enough glucose in the bloodstream which is dangerous.
The adrenals will increase cortisol (the stress hormone) and the liver will increase blood sugar levels to keep you in fight and flight mode.
Hormone insulin comes to help (moving glucose to cells for energy production) so that you can survive this stressful situation.
Problem solved right?
No, because you still have high levels of cortisol and insulin in your bloodstream hours after exercise.
With these two FATS MAKING HORMONES in your bloodstream, you can NEVER EVER LOSE WEIGHT!
Moreover, after this stressful event called exercise you will get hungry and have cravings for carbs because your body wants to fill up and prevent the stressful event of scarcity in future.
Imagine that during your workout you burnt around 200-400 kcal. Even a small healthy meal or protein shake & banana (that you might eat before or after exercise) is around 700 kcal.
The excess calories get stored as FAT in the abdominal area.
What about starting slowly with your workout routines with yoga, Pilates or hiking?
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