You’re Not Losing Weight

News flash: Your weight-loss diet shouldn’t leave you starving.

If your weight loss grinds to a halt, you might think that slashing more calories is the solution. It’s probably not.

Though it sounds counterintuitive, your low-calorie diet could be the reason you’ve stopped shedding pounds in the first place.

“Whenever you limit calories to lose weight, your metabolism can go through a process called adaptive thermogenesis,” Moskovitz says. When this happens, your metabolism may slow down.

Essentially, when you cut too many calories, your body goes into survival mode, so it burns fewer calories to preserve energy. In short, your body is protecting you from what it perceives as starvation.

To make matters worse, restrictive dieting may even raise your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone linked to increased appetite and belly fat, according to a May 2010 study published in Psychosomatic Medicine.

This is a great read. I hope it gives you a little insight into weight loss. Follow my blog to get updates and tips on fitness and nutrition. If you’re looking for help, contact me or click on my link for a free consultation. Make it a great day!!!

Philip “FitGuy46”

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Hi I’m a recent grad from NASM. I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in fitness assessment, program design and weight training. I want to help people who have had difficulties in the past incorporating fitness as a lifetime goal. My desire is to help potential clients see fitness as a lifetime endeavor. My philosophy is that fitness should be sustainable and a lifelong goal. My plan as a fitness coach is to teach my clients to make and incorporate fitness as a permanent part of their lives to be engaging, and for the outcome to continuously be revolving into a better physical shape. Make it a GREAT DAY!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

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