How do you lose weight fast?
We all know that diet and exercise is the common sense solution to lose weight, although this advise may not be as black and white as it seems.
We praise those who have enough motivation and willpower to stick to their scheduled spin classes, long runs and cardio sessions every week, but does having this much discipline result in desired weight loss? While exercise in general can bring incredible benefits to us, including improved cardiovascular health and building muscle that can increase metabolic rate, it may not always be a good thing for particular individuals.
I never thought I would be the person stating a comment like this, let alone write an article about it. I have been an athlete pretty much my entire life. Working out and training hard has played a large role in shaping not just my health (for better or for worse), but who I am. My independence, determination, intensity, and even risks I’ve taken in life I’ve attributed to developing a certain mindset as an athlete. This can be a good thing, as well as a not so good thing, especially when you keep pushing yourself and your body, physically and mentally, to the point of breakage.
To find out more, read my guest article, “When Exercising Less Helps You Lose Weight Faster“, to know if your exercise habits may be causing you more harm than good.