Dieting is the worst way to lose weight
Dieting is the worst way to lose weight.
Too much diet or too much exercise can have negative results on the body and cause body function breakdowns. Let me repeat; there has to be a tasteful compliment of nutrition and exercise for a person to maintain a healthy body. One without the other is counterproductive.
Everyone is unique, so taking a workout, or eating plan from a magazine may not suit you as well as the paid celebrity on the front cover.
There is a better way, relax and take a minute to focus on the big picture, your overall health. Make small realistic changes that you can stick with physically and mentally.
There is a distinction between healthy body weight and fat unhealthy weight. There has to be fat on the body, this is called “essential body fat” that our organs use to keep us alive and well.
When you are +10lbs overweight you have to consider losing that body fat. The average healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs a week of fat, not muscle. Its hard to get in “shape” if you don’t do strength training exercises to shape the body. Doing excessive cardio longer than 20 minutes will signal the body to store fat for fuel during long runs, not to mention the extra stress on the joints.
We want to build muscle tone that is the foundation of our metabolism, essentially the more lean tissue we have the more fat we burn when we are not exercising. We increase our metabolism.
Our genetics will determine how efficiently we gain/ lose body fat and muscle, so don’t sweat it.
Posted on May 25, 2010, in Home and tagged body fat, david nuckols, fat burning, fitness, food planning, get toned, guidlines, health, healthy food choice, nutrition, personal trainer. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.