Have you ever tried to lose weight but felt like they system is working against you? Well, you’re right! The human body actually tries to prevent itself from losing weight by adapting its metabolism – slowing it down – to compensate for the increased activity and decreased intake of food.
Although it may sound counter-intuitive, it actually makes a lot of sense. The human body is highly efficient and it knows that sudden, dramatic weight loss is usually a sign that something is wrong. So, even when weight loss is done the right way, those responses kick into gear.
But fear not! There are healthy ways you can amplify the success of your weight loss regimen. Eat healthy, work to increase and maintain your muscle strength and, most importantly, try something new! Keep your fitness routine fresh will keep you involved.
- Surprisingly, researchers have found that your body burns fewer calories than is expected in rapid weight loss conditions.
- The amount of weight loss early in a diet program is the best indicator of long-term weight loss.
- Increased muscle mass raises your body’s metabolism, which reduces your body’s effect of slowing its metabolism as you lose weight.
“Your body is an efficient machine, and it learns how to expend the appropriate amount of energy to maintain itself.”
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