However, it’s not the quantity of food you consume that requires focus, as much as the quality.
any aerobic activity as described above, so that you burn fat off from these areas instead. No matter how hard and how often you work out, it is going to go straight down the garbage chute if you’re going to go back home and pack it all back in! However, it’s not the quantity of food you consume that requires focus, as much as the quality. To see continuous results, it’s important that one variates their routines, taking on different activities constantly. This is known as cross training which includes all sorts of cardio, strength and flexibility training.
SAY ‘NO’ TO CRASH DIETS
Fad and crash diets seriously jeopardize our health. Crash diets (below 500 calories per day) cause a loss of potassium and nitrogen in the body. This triggers a mechanism that causes the body to hold on to fat stores and to turn to muscle protein for energy instead. Scientists have speculated that within each of us is a unique ‘set-point mechanism’ that regulates the amount of fat we carry. If the body perceives that it is starving, the set-point kicks into action, causing the body to keep a tenacious grip on its fat stores. In a bid to get out of this situation, your body will first cause you to crave food - most commonly foods that are fuel-dense, high-caloried sugars and fats.
When you get off your diet… Weight gained will be in the form of fat and not the muscle that has been lost. …And the cycle perpetuates itself. In conclusion, every time you crash diet, you lose more and more muscle, drop your metabolic rate lower and lower, and end up gaining more and more fat. Studies show that yo-yo dieting leads to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.
So exercise in combination with a sensible diet to get the best results.