Feet up image V5Losing fat Is Not Easy

The concept is simple. Eat less and move more. Eat the good stuff and stay far away from the junk
food. Use a combination of resistance training and cardio to blast the fat away. All of these are simple concepts to understand.
Eating wholesome foods may seem bland and boring. Resistance training will make our muscles ache. Cardio will leave us breathless.
This is why getting fit and losing fat is the number one New Year resolution that we renege on. It is perfectly understandable but not excusable. Nothing great was ever achieved without effort.
So, what in the world is the title of this article all about?
Less is more? Really?
Unlike the late night infomercials or weight loss spas that claim you can lose pounds by wrapping yourself up in Saran wrap and lying down like a pre-packaged frozen chicken at the supermarket the less is more concept here is very different.
When we exercise on a daily basis and follow a healthy, we will be stressing our body. Resistance training will tax our body. Cardio is also stressful. Over and above that, the diet will leave us emotionally drained too. All of this is stress.
Stress causes fat gain. Many people do not realise this. Stress will add on pounds to our belly or butt. It’s not all about calories in and calories out. There are other factors too. Stress is one of them.
When we are under stress, our body releases a hormone known as cortisol. So what is cortisol?
Cortisol is a hormone and when the cortisol levels in our body are high; our body will tend to store fat around our midsection. This visceral fat is detrimental to our health and is the kind that raises the risk of us getting high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels.
Now even though exercise is good for the body, it stresses the body out. So, one of the best things we can do for our body is to take a break. We do not need to exercise every day. Working out for 5 out of every 7 days is ample and will increase our fat loss and improve our fitness.
Deciding to exercise for 5 out of 7 days takes the stress off us if we do miss a day’s exercising too.
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