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    Default The Hidden Truth About Cardio

    I thought I knew about cardio until I read this:

    In western cultures like ours, countries like the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada and other European nations, whatís the first thing that anybody thinks of or tells you whenever the idea of weight loss is brought up? Youíve got to hit the treadmill, exercise bike or the streets and burn those calories!

    On the surface of it, this makes sense. After all, youíre doing a lot of work and youíre sweating and breathing heavy. Surely running a few miles every day must be dissolving those unsightly pounds like crazy.

    Would you be surprised to hear that this is actually wrong? Yes, cardio does burn calories, itís true. And yes, some cardio is good for you.

    Light cardio promotes a healthy heart and increases your endurance. On the other hand, though, heavy cardio actually begins to have the opposite effect.

    For one thing, a lot of heavy cardio is hard on your knees and feet. Second, it can be hard on the heart. Too much cardio can actually add scar tissue to your heart and increases your rate of heart attack.We didnít realize that for a while until many scientific studies were done on the subject.

    As for losing weight, excessive cardio actually has the reverse effect. Our bodies are genetically designed to survive. Our bodyís job is to store energy as fuel both for its immediate use and in the form of fat for those times when food is scarce. In modern times, of course, food isnít really scarce, so this built in safety feature is rarely needed. However, when you deprive your body of the nutrients it requires, either by starving yourself on some crazy diet or by over-taxing your body with lots of cardio, it begins to switch into survival mode. Additionally, and unfortunately with heavy cardio, your body also becomes anabolic.

    This means that it begins to burn the most effective source of energy first,
    and thatís not fat, itís your muscle.

    You want your body to burn fat, not muscle, obviously. Itís not really about calories, as many diets and so-called fitness gurus try to make you believe.

    Yes, if you want to lose weight, you must take in less calories than you consume, yet thereís so much more to it than that. The biggest secret to weight loss isnít running 10 miles every day, starving yourself or even avoiding some of your favorite carbs, believe it or not. In fact, if youíre going to lose weight properly, itís actually important that you do eat some of your favorite foods! I know that sounds crazy, but itís absolutely true.

    If you know how to use your bodyís natural processes to your advantage, itís entirely possible to lose 10, 20 or even 30+ pounds in a single month without starvation diets, gut wrenching cardio, ridiculous workouts and eating anything gross!

    Want to know more about dropping some stubborn pounds right away? Then click this link for a video thatíll explain how.

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    Good, but first you need to set your goal straight, how many pounds do you want to lose? Your goal is 20 pounds. Then in what timespan do you want to lose these pounds? Say 6 weeks. You need a daily calorie calculator to help you here. Enter the information above and choose the correct LB. The calculator should give you a number of calories you should eat to help you lose the 20 lbs. The other thing you must do is to keep checking your weight to see the progress. Sometimes weight loss efforts give negative results and you end up gaining more weight instead of losing it.
    Last edited by Arose; 11-25-2018 at 03:17 AM.

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    I don't think that stat is very accurate but good post though.

 

 

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