The calories you burn during workouts are inconsequential to your overall body weight or body fat content! Instead, it is how well you use your exercise time to reprogram your daily physiology that matters.
“Adding strength training to your workout routine builds lean muscle and helps you burn more calories during and after your workout”, says Tom Holland, author of Beat the Gym..
In fact, researchers found that women who did strength training increased their resting metabolic rate (the calories your body needs to get through the day) for as long as 16 hours post-exercise.
Have you experienced a Monday morning bloat after a weekend of great workouts? Ever look in the mirror and see a pudgy, bloated you and the scale says you’ve gained a pound or two for all your hard efforts?
Keep Cardio in Check
“Muscle is more metabolically active than fat, which means the more you have, the faster your metabolism is and the more calories you burn all day long—all key for a whittled middle. Resistance training builds this quality lean muscle, so do two to three total-body strength sessions a week“, says Tom Holland, exercise physiologist. “For fat-melting cardio, all you need to do is your weight, he adds: If you’re 145 pounds, do 145 minutes a week, broken up however fits into your schedule—say, 60 minutes Saturday, 45 Tuesday, and 40 Thursday”
Chow Down and Eat Clean
Eating too little will force your body into “starvation mode,” which will cause it to store added fat for energy (out of fear of not being fed) rather than burning fat and keeping your belly taut. To lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than you expend. However, if you don’t maintain good levels of macro and micro nutrients, you may find you are never satisfied after eating, or still lack energy, making you reach for products such as sugary drinks, biscuits or other unhealthy snacks. These foods can cause an energy spike (rise in blood sugar) followed by an energy crash (fall in blood sugar), which leads to further fatigue and hunger. Skipping meals, especially breakfast may seem like a good way to cut calories, but it can leave you feeling tired and hungry long before your next meal. 24 Fit Coaching Tip – Get a min of 15g protein per meal. Taking a Herbalife shake for breakfast can save you 205,495 calories over the course of the year thats the equivalent of 366 hours on the treadmill!
24 Fit Workout DVDS
Thats a structured workout using periodisation training giving the body time to recover from workouts, thats 3 x 8 week phases taking a total of 24 weeks…thats 3 levels of difficulty (beginner, intermediate and advanced) ..thats clear instruction on posture, flexibilty, cardio and strength training workouts and thats lots of clean eating.