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Dieting Flops Your Metabolism

Dieting likely to cause more harm than good.

 Why Dieting Does NOT Work

According to neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt, in the US, 80% of young ladies diet by the time they’re 10 years old. She shares a personal story, explores science and an important lesson of how our brains manage our bodies and why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is more likely to cause harm than good. Her teachings allow us to live intuitively with a healthy less diet strict life.

Daily Exercise is the Major Factor Over Dieting

Weight management comes down to the more physically active you are, the more calories you burn. That translates to how much exercise you get in a day has more impact on your weight loss and gain than a fast or slow metabolism. It boils down to this: when you’re trying to lose or maintain weight, daily exercise is the major factor because it’s you who takes control of how active or sedentary you want to be.

Muscle mass makes us strong, and it also burn calories during workouts and more so during downtime. By adding resistance strength training to your workout routine, done with either resistance band, weights and body weight, weight training help build muscle mass and keep your bones strong. Any personal trainer will tell you that when strength training is added to your exercise program, your basal metabolic rate gets a boost….and dieting is not necessary!

Boosting Your Metabolism

Coffee has has health benefits but gotten both a good and bad rap when it comes to boosting your metabolism. Caffeine is a stimulant, and most people find that it improves their alertness, revs your engine, and boosts your metabolism.

Interestingly, a study cites that when we are in “sleep debt” a negative change happens with the way our endocrine system functions, including our metabolism! Getting half of the recommended daily sleep, 8 hours each night for 6 nights,  alters how our bodies regulate blood sugar levels and stores energy. So much so, that the study’s healthy volunteers suddenly showed early symptoms of diabetes.

Sleep Will Kick Start Your Weight-loss

Having 7 to 8 hours of nights sleep won’t make much of a difference but if you’re not getting more than 4-5 hours, adding another 2-3 hours more will kick start your weight-loss.