Discover how your regular workout routine may actually undermine weight loss and can have a negative effect on your health…
In the modern world, cardio exercises represent the most common solution to weight loss problems.
You hear that you need to hit the treadmill, exercise on the bike or do your jogging outdoors to burn those calories!
But does cardio help weight loss?
On the surface, it does make sense, because you are doing a lot of physical work, sweating and breathing heavily, so that should burn off those extra pounds, right?
You will probably be amazed that it can actually be wrong.
Of course, it is true that some cardio does burn calories and it is good for you.
Moderate cardio sessions improve your endurance, train your blood vessels and promote a healthy heart.
On the contrary, though… heavy cardio might have just the opposite impact on your health.
Before you hear the explanation, let’s consider a simple example. Imagine how people lived thousands of years ago in the Paleolithic era. These men and women are running around the pre-historic world, hunting and chasing down prey to survive.
Major foods in their diet consist of animal protein and simple plants they could gather from the ground. If cardio was so effective for weight loss, these people would simply starve to death while chasing down their food.
All those running exercises would deplete their energy storages faster than they could replenish them through food. Yet they survived these harsh conditions… why?
First, lots of heavy cardio is hard on your joints on your knees and feet.
Second, it’s also not so good on your heart.
Too much cardio, especially if you have never trained before, might result in adding scar tissue to your heart and increases your rate of heart attack.
Scientists didn’t realize that just until recent studies on the subject.
Regarding weight loss, heavy cardio might result in the reversed effect and here’s why. Our physical bodies are designed for survival — your body stores energy as fuel both for its daily use and some extra emergency storage in the form of body fat.
In today’s world, of course, food is no longer scarce, so this extra storage is rarely necessary.
However, when you deprive your body of the required calories by following some crazy diet or through overintense cardio, it starts to switch into survival mode.
Moreover, heavy cardio turns your body into the anabolic state.
It means that it begins to burn your muscle tissue while keeping that emergency fat reserves mostly untouched.
Have a look at some of the long-distance marathon or triathlon runners for example. Most of them have stringy body composition and have to pack in the carbs just to maintain their muscles.
Obviously, you need to burn body fat and not muscle mass.
It’s not really about the calorie counting, as many diets and fitness coaches try to make you believe…
Calories are only a means of measuring food energy.
Yes, it is true that you need to create the calorie deficit by taking in fewer calories than you consume, however, this is only part of the equation.
The most important secret to effective weight loss isn’t running 10 miles every day, or starving yourself or even restricting from your favorite foods, believe it or not.
In fact, if you want to lose weight properly, it’s actually
important to allow yourself to eat some of your favorite foods from time to time!
I know that might sound insane, but it’s true, and I can prove it to you! You can learn how to use your body’s natural processes to your advantage. It’s absolutely possible to lose 10, 20 or even more than 30 pounds in a single month without starvation, weary cardio exercises, tiring workouts and eating gross tasteless foods!
If you want me to show you the science behind it, and discover how you can drop some stubborn pounds right away, check out my free PDF report here.