Improper Diet and Excessive Exercise Can Disrupt Weight Loss

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You’ve been doing everything to shed the excess pounds. But just when you think that all the things that you’re doing are right, you’ll be shocked to find out there’s actually something wrong. How can you not lose weight when you’ve been exercising regularly and maintaining a balanced diet? There are numerous reasons why people do not succeed in weight loss. However, you might be surprised to know that the leading factors that cause this failure are fitness training and the restriction of calories. According to Jenna Morris, a personal trainer and writer for Livestrong.com;”A healthy diet and consistent exercise are a safe bet at dropping pounds, yet research and evidence suggests that other factors may contribute to how easy it is for you to gain and lose weight.”

While it is true that you need to diet in order to trim down, you still need to be careful in doing this. Ms. Morris warns;”If you dip too far below your recommended daily intake, then you risk actually slowing your metabolism and making weight loss even more challenging. If your dieting methods are too extreme, your body might end up getting deprived and this may not yield good results. Dr. Melina Jampolis, a physician nutrition specialist and contributor to CNNhealth.com;”A simultaneous reduction in calorie intake and increase in expenditure can cause you to burn valuable, metabolic-boosting muscle, which can make it harder to lose weight.” That is why you must be mindful of the way you change your diet. It isn’t good to starve yourself too much and it’s also not good to over exercise.

Based on studies that were aimed at the effects of various types of exercises on weight loss, it has been discovered that people who perform intense workouts do not always get the results that they want. Those who are fooled by TV programs like “The Biggest Loser” thought that extreme exercises would lead to successful weight loss but that’s not always true. Actually, moderate and consistent exercise is more effective and more capable of guaranteeing long-term results. Dr. Mads Rosenkilde of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, the lead researcher in one of the studies said;”People who exercise less may end up burning just enough calories to lose weight, but not enough to feel compelled to replace them, either by eating more or remain sedentary otherwise. Those who exercise a lot may feel more drained, which prompts them to compensate.” So if you want to stay fit forever, you may make some changes in your diet and exercise regularly but not up to the extent of overdoing them.

 

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