Have you ever exercised routinely to lose weight but instead gained? Finding an exercise program, whether in a gym or on your own, can be challenging. The initial challenge is getting started; mustering up the time and energy to exercise. Also finding a program that will fit the areas of your body you wish to address. Most often the easiest way to get started exercising is to walk so that it will lead to a more beneficial regimen.
The plan to lose weight from exercising is even more challenging considering how much weight to lose and designing a program that will offer up the best results. The issue that a lot of people encounter when trying to exercise to lose weight is the expectation of how fast and how much the weight can come off. Often the weight does not come off right away but you may actually gain prior to losing and that is frustrating.
The basics of exercising for weight loss is to burn more calories than what’s being consumed. So the reason for the weight gain at some point is not enough calorie-burning exercises. Another reason would be muscle gain. Muscles are made up of small fibers and fat has large droplets which mean if you’re losing fat while exercising you can’t tell because of the muscle gain. Some people exercise regularly, often twice per day, but are prone to over-eating called compensatory eating. “Eat the majority of your daily carbohydrate intake immediately after your workout.
For example, if you exercise in the morning before breakfast, save your fruit, cereal, or “cheat meals” for breakfast only, and eat more appetite satiating fats and proteins throughout the rest of the day.” quickanddirtytricks.com Some exercise incorrectly. Often people exercise to lose weight but forget about the intensity. Intensity exercising for 10 minutes is minimal compared to exercising for one hour at a steady rate. The longer, the better!
Some of the things you can do to not fall victim to weight gain during exercise:
- Drink plenty of water to stave off cravings. Water actually helps cleanse the system and exercising help push the fluids through he body.
- Do not compensate eating. Exercise more than you eat so that the burning of calories can take place and weight loss will result.
- Maintain your exercise routine. Exercise for at least 30 to 60 minutes. Short timed intensive exercise may not be effective. Wear proper shoes to exercise for the length of time without getting tired.
- Consult a healthcare professional to make sure your exercise regimen fits your health status.