Re: Losing Weight...
One key to losing weight is to not do a heavy workout. That does two things which only lead to more weight.
1) Builds muscle, which weighs more than fat, so even if you replace an equal density of fat with muscle, you will gain weight.
2) Tricks your body into thinking that you will be working out hard all the time, so it slows down its metabolism, and releases an enzyme that reduces your bodies ability to break down calories.
This is down because our bodies are still in the stone age, literally. We used to need to be able to store food for long periods of time, since we never knew when our next meal would come. Our bodies have not yet adapted to our ability to eat whenever we want, so it still is set up to maximize long term storage.
One way the body does this, is to slow down and build up mass if it thinks that it will be burning off calories at a fast rate for a long time, like during a long and heavy workout.
Every person is different, but if you want to lose weight, and that is your primary focus, you should do a light workout for no longer than 45 minutes three times a day, instead of one long workout for over an hour. This will keep your metabolism at a steady and fast rate, and help you lose weight overall.
Just for clarification, this is not the best way to become stronger, or build up endurance, but just the best way to lose weight.
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